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Published on March 12th, 2018 | by

Donie Smith on fire for Roscommon

An outstanding return of 0-9 from Donie Smith proved pivotal in helping Rocommon to a seven point win over Clare on Sunday.

Peter O’Connell reporting on this morning said “This was just Clare’s third home league defeat in five seasons and while Roscommon were the better team, they were significantly aided by the dismissal of Ciaran Russell.”

“The Clare wing back, who operated as sweeper, was red carded eight minutes into the second half.”

“Smith had just put Roscommon into a 1-10 to 1-8 lead and while Clare kicked some decent scores subsequently, Roscommon introduced Cathal Cregg who put away 1-1. His goal was set up by the outstanding Smith.”

“The winners, who go into their remaining two fixtures with a realistic chance of promotion, led 1-9 to 1-7 at half-time.”

“Ironically, Clare made the better start with David Tubridy goaling in the third minute, following excellent build up play involving midfielders Cathal O’Connor and Gary Brennan.”

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