Hurlers aiming to get back on track


Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A: Roscommon v Longford on Sunday at Dr Hyde Park at 12.30 pm

After a disappointing draw against Monaghan in the last round, Roscommon’s hurlers have a chance to get their promotion push back on track when they face Longford at Hyde Park on Sunday. Roscommon have a very good record over the years against their near neighbours and will be expected to gather the two points on Sunday.

  Naos Connaughton is suspended and Kerrill Hardiman is struggling with a toe injury but Roscommon are expected to field a strong side.

Manager Ciaran Comerford is expecting a strong challenge from Longford who beat Wicklow in the Kehoe Cup final last weekend.

  “We have a few niggly injuries but nothing too serious. I was at the Kehoe Cup final last Sunday and Longford are strong down the middle and have some good young hurlers. This match won’t be straightforward for sure but we will be aiming to take the two points at home.

  “We are looking at players in this league and we started with five changes against Monaghan the last day out. We want to win this league game but our preparations are centred on the Christy Ring Cup later in the year,” he said.

At home Roscommon should be too strong for Longford and anything other than a Roscommon win would be a shock.

Prediction: Roscommon