Courtesy of Shannonside.ie
Roscommon have won the Hastings Shield final with a one point win over Westmeath 0-13 - 0-12.
A pointed free from Cathal Callinan two minutes from time saw Roscommon claim the Hastings Shield with a narrow win over Westmeath, after extra-time. Twice in normal time Roscommon had to come from behind. It was sub Jack McDonnell who brought the game to extra-time with a fine point four minutes into stoppage time. Westmeath had been reduced to 14 in the 42nd minute when Sam Duncan was sent off but had their full complement in extra-time. Roscommon opened the scoring inside the opening minute with a free from Callinan but despite this it was Westmeath that took control of the game. Five unanswered points gave them a five point lead in the 27th minute. Hubert Darcy (free) and a good John Duffy point just before the break left the Rossies trailing 0-6 to 0-3 at half-time. Barely 20 seconds had elapsed in the second half when Cian McManus pointed for Roscommon. They were level in the 37th minute with two frees from Cian McKeon. Westmeath went back in from one minute later with a lovely point from Darren Giles. The Lake County were reduced to 14 in the 42nd minute when Duncan was shown a straight red card. Giles put two between them in the 46th minute. Points were then traded between McKeon (free) and sub Jack Reid. With three minutes of normal time remaining Darcy cut the gap to one point. Sean Conroy was shown a black card minutes later but in the fourth minute of stoppage time McDonnell forced extra-time. Roscommon took control of extra-time but Westmeath levelled in the 76th minute. With time running out the Rossies were awarded a free which Callinan hit over to secure the win for his side.
Roscommon: Liam Cregg; John Brennan, Michael Cox, Keelan Beirne; Sean Conroy, Aidan Dowd, John Duffy (0-1); Gearoid Keenan, Hubert Darcy (0-2,1f); Aidan Brogan, Cathal Callinan (0-3,3f), John Gannon; Aengus Lyons, Brian Stack, Cian McKeon (0-4,3f).
Subs used: Mark Richardson, Lorcan Daly (0-1), Jack Casey, James Fetherson, Cian McManus (0-1), Jack McDonnell (0-1), Jamie Fahy.
Westmeath: Kevin Fagan; Matthew Darling, Ronan Wallace, Peter Murray; Daire Conway (0-1), Mark Kelly, Boidu Sayeh; Liam O'Reilly, Sam Duncan; Shane Clavin (0-1), Ronan O'Toole (0-2,2f), Ciaran Shanley (0-1,1f); Tye Adamson, Finbar Coyne (0-1), Brandon Coyne.
Subs used: Conor Dillon, Conor McCormac. Darren Giles (0-2,2f), Emmett Nally, Eoin Fox, Eoin O'Brien, Ian McGovern, Jack Kearney, Jack Reid (0-1), Jimmy Goonen, Robbie Curley (0-3,2f), Val Sizychas.
Referee: Fergal Kelly (Longford
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