Breaking Ball – January 19th



Rochford reaction

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford said his side were stretched thin following a backlog of fixtures as they fell to an FBD League defeat to Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park.

  “It was a well contested and competitive game from our point of view. What we were looking for was to compete and we did that well today. We had a lot of new faces there today and it was great to have a look at them.

  “Maybe people might say that it was harsh to have to play three games in five days but the calling off of the game last Sunday couldn’t have been helped and it had to be played this week. The fact that we have had a big squad meant we were spread a little thin and we were not able to ask serious questions of Galway and Roscommon today but it’s on to the preparations for the league for us now”

  “We still have another game to play in the FBD league against Sligo and then our total focus will be on the game against Monaghan in the league in two weeks’ time,” he concluded.

Ladies beaten by Mayo

Roscommon’s ladies teams were in action last Sunday with the Intermediate team going down 5-17 to 1-12 against Mayo in the Connacht College/County Winter League Semi-Final in Ballinlough. With a young team and playing in wintry conditions, it was always going to be a tough afternoon’s work.

  Elsewhere, the U-14s played Offaly in a challenge game and performed well while the minor team hosted Donegal last Saturday and also put on a good display.