Roscommon ladies footballers have a chance to make the National League Division Three Final when they take on Wexford at Clane on Sunday. When the sides met a couple of weeks ago both teams knew that they had already qualified for the play-offs and there was nothing at stake. On that day Wexford prevailed by 2-7 to 0-11 but Roscommon are confident that they can turn the tables on Sunday and get to the final.
The Roscommon manager Michael Finneran says that he is confident that Roscommon can win this semi-final: “Preparations and training have gone very well and we are welcoming back Natalie McHugh and Nicole Dolan this week as they were out because of concussion for the last game so that’s a boost and we have a full panel to call on,” he said.
“Wexford beat us by two points when we met recently but that was a funny type of game with nothing at stake and we feel we can reverse that result on Sunday. This is a great group of girls. They are highly motivated and they are mad to win games and that’s great to see,” he said.
So how has Michael found the training and management side of the game since taking over earlier in the year? “I am really enjoying it I have to say, even more than I was expecting. This is a great group of girls and they are easy to manage and train. They want to do well for Roscommon and it makes my job easier. It would be great to get to a national final and we think we can do it,” he concluded.
Roscommon will be hoping for a large support at Clane on Sunday to shout them on and in the other semi-final Tipperary will be the favourites to beat Offaly.
Note: The Roscommon minor and U-14 teams play Mayo on Saturday. The U-14 match is at 12 noon and the minor match will be at 1.30 pm.