Hurlers look to climb the table

Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A:

Roscommon v Armagh on Sunday in Dr Hyde Park at 2 pm

Eoin Fitzgerald in action. Pic: Bernie O’Farrell

In what has been a season of turmoil so far, Roscommon hurlers welcome Armagh to Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday and after two draws, and a loss in their opening three matches they will be hoping to get two points on the board with a trip to Monaghan awaiting in their final group game.

Following the departure of Francis O’Halloran last month, Seamus Qualter picked mostly the same players who have been part of the panel all year for the game with Fermanagh in a match that ended all square.

Roscommon are second from bottom of the league table as it stands, however two wins in the final two matches would help them climb the table towards safety.

Armagh are in second place behind Monaghan in this division and have lost just one of their three games to date. Seamus Qualter will be hoping for reinforcements with the return to action of some of the players who have been unavailable so far.

The Roscommon players will certainly need to put in a shift this Sunday if they are to kick start their survival bid. This is certainly a match they are capable of winning and they should come good to continue Seamus Qualter’s unbeaten start to his second stint in charge.

The last thing they will want is a battle to avoid the drop to Division 3B in their final game.

Prediction: Roscommon.