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Pearse's advance but Gaels and Castlerea must do it all again in Roscommon SFC

There was drama aplenty in Dr. Hyde Park today.

Donal Ward saw the line today.
Donal Ward saw the line today.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

JOHN MCHUGH SAVED a second half penalty but it wasn’t enough as Padraig Pearse’s secured a three point win over Strokestown in Dr Hyde Park today.

Strokestown had led 2-5 to 0-4 at the break thanks to Donal Molloy but Pearse’s fought back in the second half, spearheaded by Ronan Daly’s maximum.

With John Rodgers drawing the sides level with six minutes to play, Emmett Kelly and Conor Daly ensured it is Pearse’s into the final four.

In the day’s other quarter-final, Western Gaels held on for a draw with Castlerea St. Kevin’s despite losing Donal Ward to a red card late on.

Gaels will be wondering where it all went wrong though as they held a seven point lead – 0-11 to 0-4 – at the break.

However, playing with the wind in the second half, Castlerea bounced back with Darragh McElhone’s goal reducing the gap to three points two minutes after the break.

With Gaels leading by a point entering injury time, St. Kevin’s landed a late free to send the game to a replay.

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