It looks as if the Rossies had a far easier time of it in Ruislip yesterday than the Tribesmen had with those other exiles in Gaelic Park a few weeks back. A 0-14 to 0-6 scoreline has the sound of a championship match that never really got out of second gear, though, and the fact that half of that winning tally came from frees scored by Donal Shine (who got another two from play besides) provides further proof that this wasn’t a full-throated championship encounter over in London HA4 yesterday afternoon. The Rossies apparently missed a hatful of other chances as well, shooting ten wides over the course of the afternoon and rattling the goal frame five times to no avail.
Yesterday’s win sees the Sheepstealers advance to the semi-final stage of the Division 4 half of the Connacht championship (it’s not just in relation to ticket prices that the Connacht Council have their heads up their holes) with a place in the last twelve of the All-Ireland now looking like a racing certainty for them. Meanwhile, we’re finally out of the traps this coming Saturday evening down in Markievicz Park and while there’s very little in the way of news to talk about this morning in relation to this one, that won’t, I suspect, continue to be the case as the week progresses.