Roscrea had the elements in the first-half and took early control. Wing forward Sam Conlon hit 1-3 in the opening quarter before Causeway’s Paudie O’Connor began to negate his threat. At the break Roscrea led 1-6 to 0-4.
Slowly, Causeway began to reel in the Tipperary men with Philip Lucid impressing from placed balls while an inspirational point from Paudie O’Carroll had them level (0-9 to 1-6) with five minutes to go.
Then in a rare attack Roscrea’s Sam Conlon gave his side a 59th minute lead — their only score of the half, but Causeway were not to be denied and a fortuitous 61st minute goal from Jack Goulding sealed the win.
Scorers for Causeway CS: P Lucid 0-6 (0-5 frees), P O’Carroll 0-3 (0-1 free), J Goulding 1-0, D O’Carroll and I Lawlor 0-1 each.
Scorers for Roscrea VS: S Conlon 1-4, D Murray 0-3 (0-2 frees).
CAUSEWAY CS: B Dunne; J Barrett, K O’Halloran, P O’Connor; J Hussey, T Brosnan, J Buckley; P O’Carroll, M Stackpoole; P Lucid, D O’Carroll, M Lynch; J Goulding K McCarthy, B Barrett.
Sub: I Lawlor for K McCarthy (22).
ROSCREA: D Ryan; L Cashin, B Larkin, T Dunne; J Moloney, D Doughan, D Cleary; A Devereax, A Cleary; S Conlon, C Rigney, D Murray; J Dooley, S Fogarty, J Fogarty.
Subs: J P Cleary for J Dooley 45, B Loughnane for A Cleary (47), C Cleary for D Murray 50.
Referee: Jason O’Mahony (Limerick).