Hurlers’ favourites for semi-final spot

Allianz NHL Division 3A (Round 5): Roscommon v Monaghan at Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday at 1pm

Roscommon hurlers can qualify for the Division 3A semi-final with a win against Monaghan in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday. The Rossies are unbeaten in the division and they will go into the game in good spirits following that dramatic one-point win against Armagh in the last round. 

  Francis O’Halloran and his selectors have been looking at various combinations over the course of the league campaign and the side have been relying on Cathal Dolan in the scoring department and on Peter Kellehan, Padraig Kelly, Conor Cosgrove, Brendan Mulry and Mickey Joe Egan for leadership around the field.

  Monaghan have been struggling and have won two games (against Louth and Warwickshire) and lost two (against Tyrone and Armagh).

  It would be shock if Roscommon don’t win this match with a bit to spare and qualify for a league semi-final tilt in two weeks’ time and at Dr. Hyde Park they should achieve that aim without too much fuss. 

Prediction: Roscommon.