Familiar names back in squad for Cavan game

Minors in championship action  Seamus Duke  It’s another busy weekend in Roscommon GAA with the county minor football team playing in the first round of the championship against Leitrim on Saturday evening in Carrick-on-Shannon and Roscommon seniors completing their league campaign in Division 2 with a game against Cavan in Hyde Park on Sunday.   The minor team will not be finalised until closer to throw-in time as there are a number of injuries in the squad. This opening championship game against Leitrim will be a very tough one for Roscommon and Leitrim laid down a marker for the game two weeks ago by beating Mayo by five points in the Connacht minor league.   This is the first game of two in the round-robin series for Roscommon. They face Sligo in Hyde Park on Saturday week and the top two teams of those three will emerge to contest the rest of the Connacht Championship with Galway and Mayo.   Roscommon are managed this year by Gary Wynne and there is a full interview with Gary in this week’s sports section of the Roscommon People. The Roscommon senior team to play Cavan in the final round of games in the national football league division 2 will not be finalised until the weekend either as there are a number of injuries to players in the squad. Ger Heneghan and David Hoey are definitely out and Enda Kenny (although named at centre half-back) is almost certainly out too, while there are worries over Gary Cox and Frankie Dolan (see preview on page 63).    Stand-in manager Paul Earley will be hoping that he can end his short reign and Roscommon’s league campaign with a win at Hyde Park against a Cavan team who are also relegated. The Roscommon camogie team were out of luck at the weekend losing out to Meath in the National League Division 4 final. Report in this week’s sports section as well as a report on the weekend’s point to point meeting in Roscommon and all the usual features in another very busy People Sport section this week.