This weekend the LGFA is hosting its adult finals, with Boyle and Clann na nGael vying for senior honours in what is quite a unique final pairing.
The Roscommon LGFA looks forward to seeing large crowds attending to support the teams in the various finals, with high expectations of some brilliant football for everyone to enjoy.
The finals will be held over two venues on Saturday. St Croan’s will host the Junior A final between Michael Glavey’s and Northern Harps (12.45 pm), and also the Intermediate final between St Ciaran’s and Éire Óg (2.45 pm).
In Ballyforan meanwhile, the Junior B final between Oran and Padraig Pearses will throw in at 3 pm. That game will be followed by the senior final between Clann and Boyle, which begins at 5 pm.
This year the senior competition has been wide open. Few if any observers have felt confident enough to predict who would make the final, let alone choose a title winner.
In last weekend’s Abbey Hotel Senior Ladies’ FC semi-finals, Clann hit seven goals in a comprehensive win over St Dominic’s (7-14 to 0-10). Caoimhe Lennon was the star player, contributing 3-4, but this was a fine team performance.
In the second semi-final, Boyle defeated Kilbride by 4-8 to 1-6, bringing to an end Kilbride’s long run of final appearances. There is great excitement and anticipation in Boyle following this notable success.
It promises to be a great final with the experienced Clann meeting ‘new kids on the block’ Kilbride. It’s a unique pairing, and not to be missed!
This year’s intermediate final sees two old rivals facing off once again, with Éire Óg meeting St Ciaran’s. There was little between these teams when they met in the round robin phase (Éire Óg shading it).
The Junior A Final between Michael Glavey’s and Northern Harps promises to be a tight encounter which could well go down to the final whistle.
Oran and Padraig Pearses, who meet in the Junior B final, played one another in the round robin phase, and there was only a couple of points between them. It suggests that another close encounter is likely this Saturday.
The Junior C final between Roscommon Gaels and St Dominic’s last Friday night (in Lisnamult) was a cracker of a game which fittingly ended in a draw. No date has yet been set for the replay, which is eagerly awaited.