Roscommon are through to the Connacht Senior Football Championship semi final following victory over Mayo today.

First half goals from the Smith brothers (Enda with a penalty and a cute finish from Donie) helped Davy Burke's side into the lead and it was there they would remain throughout.

Diarmuid Murtagh was a man in form in front of the posts for Roscommon, and gathered 0-6 on the day before a late black card.

It took Mayo until the 26th minute to register a second point, from Paddy Durcan, before two Colm Reape placed balls brought the game back to a point.

Donie Smith's goal soon after would put Roscommon 2-2 to 0-4 up going into the break.

Donnacha McHugh scored the first of the second half on his championship debut, with Matthew Ruane, Tommy Conroy and Aidan O'Shea all pointed to help Mayo fight back.

Murtagh scored twice more to extend the Roscommon lead to 2-5 to 0-8.

Cillian O'Connor and Conor Cox were both introduced to bag a point each for their respective sides, and Ryan O'Donoghue scored a second to make it a three point game in added time.

Mayo pushed for a levelling goal but Enda Smith's surging run ended up with him fisting the ball over for a four point win.

Davy Burke's side march on to the Connacht semi final to meet Galway, with Sligo and New York on the other side of the draw.

Kevin McStay and Mayo will be in recovery mode heading into a long break before resuming championship action.


Full time score from Hastings Insurance MacHale Park:

Mayo 0-10 Roscommon 2-8 (14) 


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