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2019 GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group 2 Phase 3 – Roscommon 4-9 Cork 3-9

August 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Roscommon defeated Cork by 4-9 to 3-9 in the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final Group 2 Phase 3 on Sunday August 4th at Páirc Uí Rinn.

Match Highlights

All Ireland SFC: Goals prove crucial for Roscommon


Report By Denis Hurley at Páirc Uí Rinn for

Three second-half goals helped Roscommon to secured third place in Group B of the All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals, the Connacht champions earning victory over Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday.

The last time Roscommon visited Páirc Uí Rinn, for a league game in 2016, they scored 4-25 but the wet and windy conditions meant that such an outcome was always remote here, but they matched the four green flags and that proved crucial.

However, Cork made light of the tempest as they hit the ground running, Luke Connolly opening the scoring with an early free and then intercepting Darren O’Malley’s kickout to set up Mark Collins for a goal.

Mark Collins Goal for Cork

Connolly followed that with another point and Cork were five clear after just four minutes. Good starts had characterised their previous group games against Dublin and Tyrone and, just as in those ties, Cork saw their advantage eroded.

They still led for all of the opening period, though Conor Cox’s good free-taking helped Roscommon to get into the game and they were just two behind, 1-3 to 0-4, after 16 minutes.

After Cox wasted a chance from a free to reduce the margin to a point, Cork gave themselves breathing space again with Kevin O’Driscoll profiting from a wonderful Connolly pass and Ruairí Deane also getting on the scoresheet.

Cox had his fourth for Roscommon but Cork should have had another goal on 25 minutes as Paul Kerrigna’s pass gave Connolly a chance but his low effort was just wide.

Soon after that, Roscommon were level as Cathal Cregg set up Brian Stack for a well-taken goal, but Cork hit straight back as Eoghan McSweeney’s inviting delivery was punched home by Connolly.

Cork wouldn’t score in the six remaining first-half minutes, with Shane Killoran and Cox on target to bring Roscommon to within the minimum again.

While Andrew Glennon tied matters on the resumption, two Mark Collins points put Cork clear again but it was the last time they led as Cox and Glennon set up Stack for a second goal on 52.

When Cork wasted a chance to tie with a Connolly free, Enda Smith made it 3-8 to 2-7 following a fine team move. Though James Loughrey brought Cork back to within a point as he punched John O’Rourke’s pass to the net, Roscommon got a fourth goal through midfielder Shane Killoran on 69.

That left them 4-8 to 3-7 ahead and, though subs Stephen Sherlock and O’Rourke pointed for Cork in injury time and Roscommon finished with 14 as Tadhg O’Rourke was black-carded with all six subs used, Donie Smith had the last point to ensure the win for Roscommon.

Scorers for Roscommon: Brian Stack 2-0, Conor Cox 0-5 (frees), Enda Smith, Shane Killoran 1-1 each, Andrew Glennon (free), Donie Smith 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Luke Connolly 1-3 (0-3 frees), Mark Collins 1-1 (0-1 free), James Loughrey 1-0, Ruairí Deane, Kevin O’Driscoll, Stephen Sherlock 0-1 each.

CORK: Micheál Martin; Thomas Clancy, James Loughrey, Kevin Flahive; Stephen Cronin, Seán White, Matthew Taylor; Ian Maguire, Killian O’Hanlon; Kevin O’Driscoll, Ruairí Deane, Eoghan McSweeney; Paul Kerrigan, Mark Collins, Luke Connolly.
Subs: John O’Rourke for Kerrigan (half-time, black card), Michael Hurley for McSweeney (half-time), Brian Hurley for Collins (57), Cian Kiely for Cronin (59), Ronan O’Toole for Clancy (63), Stephen Sherlock for Connolly (70).

ROSCOMMON: Darren O’Malley; David Murray, Conor Daly, Gary Patterson; Niall Daly,Ronan Daly, Conor Hussey; Tadhg O’Rourke, Shane Killoran; Brian Stack, Cathal Cregg, Niall Kilroy; Andrew Glennon, Conor Cox, Enda Smith.
Subs: Colin Compton for Niall Daly (half-time, black card), Aengus Lyons for Hussey, Fintan Cregg for Cathal Cregg (both 45), Donie Smith for Kilroy (56), Diarmuid Murtagh for Glennon (57), Hubert Darcy for Compton (70, black card).

Referee: Noel Mooney (Cavan).

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August 4, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Páirc Uí Rinn
Cork, Ireland

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