Dolan delivers as St Brigid’s turn on style

Reigning All-Ireland club football champions St Brigid’s booked a place in the quarter-finals of the Roscommon SFC with an easy 2-12 to 0-4 win against Kilbride.

Brigid’s made a sluggish start and were only 0-4 to 0-2 ahead at the break. But the introduction of Frankie Dolan made the difference. He kicked 1-4 and Eoin Sheehy’s green flag confirmed Brigid’s place in the last eight next August.

Clann na nGael reached the knockout stages with a 3-9 to 0-11 victory against last year’s beaten finalists Padraig Pearses. The introduction of minor star Ultan Harney in the 16th minute proved a game-changer as he went on to score 1-2.

Cian Connolly’s last gasp 45 gave Roscommon Gaels a dramatic 1-9 to 1-8 success against Elphin.

Ciaran Murtagh’s scoring prowess helped St Faithleach’s to a 3-9 to 1-10 success against Kilmore. The Roscommon U21 player scored two goals in the opening quarter to put them on their way.

Ger Heneghan was Castlerea St Kevin’s star as they got the better of Strokestown by 1-12 to 0-9.

Last year’s intermediate champions St Aidan’s registered a shock one-point victory against Western Gaels in Frenchpark, winning out 1-7 to 0-9.


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