Hurlers face Tyrone

NHL League Div. 3 semi-final  Roscommon v Tyrone Roscommon’s senior hurlers face their first major test of the year when they face Tyrone in the NHL Div. 3 semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park this Sunday (throw-in at 2 pm).   The sides met in the group stages of Div. 3B last month at Healy Park, Omagh and on that occasion Roscommon emerged victors by a solitary point so Sunday’s game will certainly be no cakewalk for David McConn’s men.   Team manager McConn says that he is confident that Roscommon can win on Sunday.   ‘There was nothing in it when we met recently but the weather that day was terrible and we feel that we have improved significantly since then’ he said.    ‘We are improving all the time and we are happy with our progress but we must deliver on Sunday. The more competitive games we have the better as we want to keep the momentum going right up to championship time’ he continued.   Damien Delaney is out with a broken finger as is Gary Fallon and there are one or two other slight injuries to consider before the team is finalised later in the week.   Former star Colm Kelly is also back in training too. ‘We are delighted with Colm’s return. It will take him a while to settle in but he will be a real boost to our panel in the long term’ said David McConn.   ‘We would love to get to the Div 3 final. That was our aim from the start of the season and we are confident that we can get there’ he concluded.   The Roscommon v Tyrone game is part of a double bill of Division 3 semi-finals at Breffni Park with Longford playing Louth in the second game at 3.40 pm.