Roslea 0-09 Devenish 2-07

Devenish inflicted defeat to familiar foes Roslea on Friday in the third-place play-off game in Division One on Friday.

Both teams were promoted from Division Two last year with the Roslea side coming out on top in the league final before Devenish defeated the Shamrocks in the Senior Championship with a comfortable win in the relegation game at the end of last season.

Two second-half goals from Chris McGowan and Cian O’Brien gave Devenish the win after Roslea took in a halftime lead.

Devenish manager Marty O’Brien said after the game: “Yeah, we had a poor first-half, despite having a reasonable amount of the ball we struggled to break Roslea down.

"Second half we were much brighter, stepped up the pitch a bit and eventually, that told on the scoreboard.”

Meanwhile, Shamrocks manager Ciaran Murphy commented: “Very happy with the first-half, played very well, controlled the game for large parts but made a couple of stupid errors leading to goals.

"For a large part of it, we played well but weren’t good enough to close out the game.”

Roslea were the superior side for the opening 30 minutes at Shamrock Park on Friday evening as Seamie Quigley led their scoring on the night.

Quigley added early points alongside Adam Callaghan and Niall Cosgrove. Quigley almost added the opening goal of the game when a long ball in towards the square caused hesitation in the back line but the forward could only manage to put the ball over the bar.

Conall Maguire grabbed Devenish’s opening point when he kicked a well-taken point from a mark.

Terry O’Flanagan pointed from a free and Jarlath O’Brien was on target after a good passing move as the away side struggled to break down a rigid Roslea defence, however, they would have more joy in the second half.

Cian O’Brien and Jason Flanagan pointed to bring the game closer and they hit their first goal when McGowan intercepted a pass in the Roslea back line as Devenish pressed their opponents. He carried the ball in before finishing to the net.

Barry Mulrone then played Jarlath O’Brien in on goal and he was taken down as the referee signalled for a penalty.

The spot kick was despatched by Cian O’Brien to put his side in front. Two points from Quigley and one through Micheal Flanagan weren’t enough for Roslea as they were unable to replicate their strong first-half showing.