Rosegreen proved too strong for Solohead in the West Tipperary junior football championship A at Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary on Saturday evening, fully deserving their 2-16 to 1-6 victory.
Rosegreen were on top from the word go but the Solohead challenge was boosted by a goal early on when the Rosegreen goalkeeper mis-hit a kickout and it came to a Solohead’s Eoin Riordan, who duly scored a goal
In spite of this setback Rosegreen led by 1-9 to 1-4 at the interval
The second half was mainly one-way traffic as Rosegreen piled on the pressure and Solohead never looked likely to catch up. The final score was 2-16 to 1-6 in favour of Rosegreen.
Rosegreen: Keith Phelan, Mike Kelly, Joe Breen, J. P. Byrnes, Nicky Maher, Denis Golden, Adrian Gleeson, Killian Ryan (0-3), Vinny Downey, Eoin McGrath, Frank Culleton (1-3), Pat Ryan,Trevor Downey (1-7), Michael Golden (0-2), Cathal Ryan (0-1), Subs: Michael Lowney for Pat Ryan, Conor Kavanagh for Joe Breen, Tony Kerwick for Cathal Ryan, B. J. Gould for Eoin McGrath, Gerry Martin for Nicky Maher.
Solohead: Kevin Burns, Christopher O’Connor, Barry Ryan, Michael O’Connor, Christopher Ryan (S), Noel Kennedy, Christopher Hadnett (0-1), Colm Riordan, Brendan Collins, Alan Riordan (0-2), Phillip Doherty (0-1), Eoin Riordan (1-0), Declan Riordan (0-1), Damien Ryan (C), Pat Russell (0-1). Subs: Gerry Dee for C.O’Connor, Jonathan Ryan for C.Riordan, Joseph Riordan for D.Ryan
Referee: Michael Duffy (Arravale Rovers)