Hurlers set to gain promotion

Allianz NHL Relegation/Promotion Play-off: Roscommon v Donegal in Ballina on Saturday at 5pm

The Roscommon senior hurlers face Donegal this Saturday in Ballina hoping to progress to Division 2B in the Allianz NHL next year.

  Justin Campbell’s men have won their last six games and clinched the Division 3A title against Monaghan in convincing fashion recently. They go into the game as favourites against a side that is going through a run of poor form. The northern side has lost six games in a row and have conceded 12 goals and 131 points.

  Roscommon won’t take anything for granted this weekend as Division 3A champions from last year, Tyrone were beaten by a dogged Donegal in a relegation promotion play-off this time last year.

  Roscommon will look to take Donegal’s Division 2B status from them in Ballina and continue their impressive progress under Campbell.

  Games against Meath, Derry, Wicklow and neighbours Mayo beckon for the Rossies next year but Donegal won’t be quick to lie down. One more win this Saturday will bring to an end a wonderful year for the hurlers and add to the Nicky Rackard and Division 3A NHL success.

Prediction: Roscommon.