Club hurling championship starts this weekend




The Kepak Roscommon Senior Hurling Championship begins this Saturday in Athleague as the champions entertain Pádraig Pearses. There are two games down for decision at the same venue on Sunday. Seamus Duke gives his verdict on this weekend’s games…


Athleague v Pádraig Pearses on Saturday at 7 pm (Subject to change due to Roscommon U-17s Celtic Challenge final)

It’s hard to look beyond champions Athleague especially as Pearses have lost their talisman Daniel Glynn, who is now hurling in London. The title defence begins here.

Prediction: Athleague


Four Roads v Roscommon Gaels on Sunday at 6 pm

Four Roads will be anxious to get the Mickey Cunniffe Cup back this year and they should start their campaign with a win against a Roscommon Gaels side who have struggled badly in recent seasons. With Noel Fallon, Conor Coyle, Conor Mulry, Shane Curley Padraig Kelly and Cathal Dolan on board they look far too strong.

Prediction: Four Roads


St. Dominic’s v Tremane on Sunday at 7.30 pm

A much tighter affair in prospect here. Dominic’s are improving and will certainly be hoping to get their campaign off to a winning start here. But similarly Tremane will be targeting this game as one they will want to win. It’s very unlikely that Niall Kilroy will be available to them this weekend and he is certainly their talisman. A hesitant nod to Dominic’s in this one.

Prediction: St. Dominic’s