Hurlers claim Connacht league honours

Connacht Hurling League Final

Roscommon 2-27     Sligo 1-21

New Roscommon senior hurling manager, Kevin O’Halloran, said he is pleased with his side as preparations continue ahead of the National Hurling League at the start of February.

  Speaking to People Sport following an excellent win in the Connacht League Final against Sligo at the Connacht air dome last Saturday, O’Halloran said: “We were very happy with our display. We played Leitrim earlier in the week (Wednesday last) and there were a lot of gaps so we needed a big improvement. But against Sligo we upped our work rate considerably and we are definitely going in the right direction now.

  “We have got great commitment from the lads and it is good to have the likes of Daniel Glynn and Padraig Kelly back in the fold. There are a few others like Cathal Kenny, Aengus Lyons and Conall Kennelly who are playing football at the moment and we will see what happens there,” he said.

  The Roscommon manager says that promotion in the league and an extended run in the Nicky Rackard Cup are the aims for the current season.

  “We had a slow start and we had problems with Covid, but the lads have really worked hard over the past few weeks and we are looking forward to the new season now,” he concluded.

  Goals for Eoin Fitzgerald and sub Adam Donnelly helped Roscommon to a comfortable win against Leitrim with Cathal Dolan scoring 0-12 and Daniel Glynn chipping in with 0-8.

  Roscommon: Noel Fallon; Matthew Comerford (0-1), Peter Kellehan, Tim Gilmore; Hugh Rooney, Conor Cosgrove, Padraig Kelly; Ben McGahon (0-1), Conor Coyle; Mickey Joe Egan, Naos Connaughton, Cathal Dolan (0-12, 8 frees); Brendan Mulry (0-1), Daniel Glynn (0-8,1 s/l), Eoin Fitzgerald (1-4). Subs: Eoghan Costello for Egan, Donal Kelly for Gilmore, Adam Donnelly (1-0), for Connaughton, J Martin for Mulry.

Note: Pádraig Pearses defeated Four Roads by 0-15 to 2-4 to win the 2020 U-20 county final which was played in Pairc an Piarsaigh last Sunday.