Dome-ward Bound!

Rossies face Galway in FBD decider

FBD League Final:
Roscommon v Galway at the NUIG Connacht Air Dome, Bekan on Friday at 5.45 pm

Roscommon senior footballers will have familiar opposition in the FBD League Final on Friday when they face Galway for the seventh time in a row in this decider (there was no competition in 2021). It will afford Anthony Cunningham and his selectors another chance to look at new players and combinations as the National Football League season approaches at the end of the month.

  Speaking after last weekend’s 3-23 to 0-21 win against Sligo in the semi-final, the Roscommon manager admitted that the conditions in the dome were totally removed from those that apply playing football outside in the winter months, but admitted that it gives a great workout to players and is a valuable barometer of fitness for the squad.

  Roscommon looked at 25 players last Saturday night against Sligo (see match report) and it is expected that the same will happen this weekend. However, Galway will provide formidable opposition. They defeated Mayo by 0-17 to 0-14 in the semi-final last weekend and they fielded a very strong team.

  Without the Pádraig Pearses and St. Faithleach’s players, Roscommon will be understrength once again but it will still be a credible test for the new players on the Roscommon panel ahead of the new season.

Prediction: Roscommon

NOTE: There is full deferred coverage of the match on TG4 at 7.30pm this evening