Friday, January 13, 2023

Roscommon have beaten Sligo 3-17 to 2-13 in the Connacht League semi-final at the Connacht GAA Air Dome.

Sean Carrabine got Sligo off to a strong start with a goal 12 minutes in, but Roscommon’s Ben O’Carroll was quick to respond with a green flag of his own a minute later.

With very little to separate the sides, a penalty for Sligo gave Paddy O’Connor room to kick his county into a two-point lead which they were able to extend to three points by the break.

However, the second half didn’t follow a similar format for Tony McEntee’s men after Donal Conlan saw red just minutes after play resumed.

A point up with 23 minutes gone in the second half, captain Keith Doyle extended the Rossies’ lead with a goal, later adding a second to his tally in the closing minutes of the game.

Roscommon will now meet Mayo or Galway in the final next Friday.

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