Four Roads go behind enemy lines




All-Ireland Junior Camogie Club Final

Kilmessan (Meath) v Four Roads on Sunday at Pairc Tailteann, Navan at 2.15 pm


Apart from the fact that it is grossly unfair to ask Four Roads to travel to what is essentially the home ground of Kilmessan for this All-Ireland club final, the Roscommon girls will be up against it as the Meath side are the hot favourites to take another title at this grade having won it in 2017.

  Four Roads were too good for Crosserlough in their semi-final but the Megan Thynne inspired Kilmessan were the seven point victors against Clanmaurice of Kerry. Remember that the Kerry girls brought Kilmessan to a replay in last year’s decider before losing out. In another strange ruling, a team must win two titles in a row at this grade before they can progress on to intermediate so Four Roads will be playing against the reigning champions on Sunday.

  However, it is often in times of adversity that great deeds of bravery, heart and a never-say-die attitude is nurtured and the pressure will all be on Kilmessan to deliver on their home county ground.

  It may be a tall order, but it is not impossible and if Four Roads play as well as they are capable of on the day anything is possible. Adrian Tully manages the team and is assisted by Geraldine Carr-Mulry, Michael Dempsey, James Donnelly and Catherine Glennon. It would be up there with the sporting performance of the year if the Tisrara girls were to take the title home.

Four Roads panel: Cáit Kenny; Karen Carty, Eimear Lennon, Donna Kelly; Aisling Fallon, Gertie Dowd, Miriam Hastings; Shauna Fallon, Patricia Lennon; Siobhan Coyle, Niamh Coyle, Nicky Crean; Aisling Dempsey, Lizzie Glennon, Sinead O’Brien, Oonagh Kelly, Niamh Cormican, Linda Carty, Orla Hughes, Rachael Hastings, Marie Glennon, Ceara Mulry, Sarah Carty, Emma Donnelly, Laura Mannion, Sarah Scott, Shauna Clogher, Ciara Gacquin, Lena Gacquin, Aine McDonnell, Lisa Dolan, Tara Bolger, Mary Fallon.