Roscommon 1-11 Fingal 1-8
Fingal jut failed to repeat their recent league victory over Roscommon when going down on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-8 in the Nicky Rackard Round 1 clash in Athleague. The Dublin side led at the interval on a score of 1-6 to 1-5 thanks to a penalty from goalkeeper Willie Burke in the final minute of the half.
Playing against a stiff breeze in the second half, Fingal managed to add only two points. Late scores from John Coyne and Alan Cunniffe for Roscommon put the game out of reach for their Dublin opponents.
Scorers: Roscommon: D Dolan 1-2, N Kelly 0-2, J Coyne 0-2, T Lennon, B Kelly, B Hanley, C Kelly and A cunniffe 0-1 each. Fingal: W Burke 1-0, E McCabe 0-3, D Byrne, J M Sheridan, D Harris, C Foley and B McCarthy 0-1 each.