Ring Cup: Wicklow withstand Ros' rally

October 25, 2020

Christy Moorehouse scored both of Wicklow's goals.

Wicklow 2-19

Roscommon 3-14

A dominant first half performance laid the foundations for Wicklow's victory over Roscommon in the first round of the Christy Ring Cup at Dr Hyde Park.

Christy Moorehouse bagged a brace of goals as the visitors built up a seemingly unassailable 2-11 to 0-4 lead after playing with the strong wind.

But the Rossies almost clawed it back in thanks to second half goals from Cathal Dolan (two) and Eamon Flanagan (directly from a free).

Offaly and Sligo were forced to concede their opening round games to Kildare and Derry respectively due to COVID-19 cases, but will have another chance next weekend in the backdoor series.

Wicklow - C McNally; P Keane, B Cuddihy, M O'Brien; G Byrne, J Henderson, E Byrne (0-1); E Kearns, L Maloney; D Staunton (0-3, 1sl), M Lee (0-1), E McCormack (0-1); S Kelly, C Moorehouse (2-9, 1-0pen, 0-5f), M Boland (0-4). Subs: W Kavanagh for B Cuddihy, G Hughes for E McCormack, L Evans for M Lee.

Roscommon - N Connaughton; P Nolan, P Kellehan, H Rooney; P Kenny, E Flanagan (1-2f), P Brennan; S Curley, M Byrne; C Dolan (2-6, 0-3f, 0-1'65), E Coyle (0-1), D Treacy; MJ Egan, C Mulry (0-2), E Kenny. Subs: C Egan (0-2) for D Treacy, J Coyne (0-1) for MJ Egan, MJ Egan for E Coyle, E Costello for E Kenny, B Lawlor for MJ Egan.

Referee - K Jordan.

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