Breaking Ball – April 6th



Ladies lose to Lilywhites

Roscommon Ladies footballers missed out on a place in the semi-finals of the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3 when they were defeated 2-11 to 2-7 by Kildare in a competitive match played at Dr Hyde Park last Saturday. Despite a good showing from Michael Finneran’s side, Kildare were the deserved winners in the end.

  Roscommon grabbed an early goal from Alice Kelly and the sides traded point for point after that. But the Lilywhites upped the ante in the second quarter. Goals from Grace Clifford and Ellen Dowling turned the game on its head. But a fine goal from Rachel Fitzmaurice kept the home side in touch and at half-time Kildare led by 2-7 to 2-3.

  Roscommon battled away but Kildare found scoring easier to come by with Roscommon missing some good chances. Goalkeeper Helena Cummins played her part making a few very good saves to keep her side in the game. But despite a super effort Roscommon never looked like winning the match.

Roscommon: H Cummins; H Ennis, R Mullanney, R Brady; N Feeney, A McLoone, R Wynne (0-1); S Kenny, L Fleming (0-2); A Kelly (1-0), J Downey (0-4), R Fitzmaurice (1-0); S Brady, R Finan, J Cregg. Subs: S Farrell for Brady, L Brady for Downey, J Downey for Fitzmaurice, N Fleming for Wynne.

Rossies book semi-final spot

Roscommon qualified for the Littlewoods Camogie League Division 3 Semi-Final following an entertaining draw with Kerry in Abbeydorney on Easter Sunday, with both sides finishing on 0-7 apiece.

  Susan Spillane was Roscommon’s top scorer on the day with 0-3 while Niamh Farrell (0-2), Niamh Coyle (0-1) and Rachel Fitzmaurice were also on the scoreboard.

  Roscommon will now face Tyrone in the league semi-final this Sunday at a venue yet to be decided.

Mixed Championship fortunes!

There were mixed results for Roscommon’s underage teams in Connacht Championship action last weekend.

  The Roscommon Ladies U-16 team were 6-12 to 3-8 winners over Sligo in in the opening round of the Connacht Championship at Kilmore last Friday and 4-11 to 1-2 winners over Leitrim last night. Meanwhile the U-14s were narrowly beaten 4-9 to 4-8 by Mayo in their Connacht Championship match played at Swinford on Monday evening.


Youngsters lose to Carlow

Carlow proved too strong for Roscommon in last Saturday’s All-Ireland Minor Camogie Championship match at Knockcroghery, running out 1-13 to 0-4 winners.

  Roscommon face Meath and Down this weekend in a big to reach the Shield Final.