Kepak Roscommon SHC Semi-Final Previews

Four Roads and Pearses for final?

Four Roads v Athleague in Athleague on Saturday at 4 pm

The old rivals meet in what should be a close semi-final but Four Roads have to be fancied to make another final.

They have not set the world alight in the championship so far this season but they have the knack of coming good at the right time of the year.

Noel Fallon, Micheal Kelly, Johnny Moran, Johnny Coyne, Jamie Lawlor, Cathal Dolan and Mark McLoughlin are just some of the many Four Roads players with huge experience and they will be hard to beat again in this semi-final.

Athleague have been working hard under Mervyn Connaughton but the loss of a couple of their better young players to emigration at the start of the year has hit their chances here.

Colm Moran, Niall Connolly, Colm Moran and Cormac Kelly will be hoping to lead Athleague to what would be a great win for them but once again it is impossible to see beyond Four Roads and they should be good enough to get to yet another decider.

People Sport Prediction: Four Roads.

Padraig Pearses v Oran in Athleague on Saturday at 5.30 pm

Pearses should be the favourites to win here. They have a number of excellent young players who should add to their challenge.

When you add in players like Tomas Seale, the Sweeneys, David Loughnane and Cathal Kelly, it looks a potent mix. Youngsters like Daniel Glynn and Karl Feehily will surely have a say in this semi-final too.

Oran have been hit by injuries in recent weeks. To add to their woes, Cathal Kenny was carried off playing for the footballers last weekend and remains a doubt for Saturday. Jerry Fallon, Thomas Fetherston, Mike Dwyer.

Michael Donoghue and the Crehans will surely boost the Oran effort. Oran’s chances could well hinge on whether Cathal Kenny is fit to play. I am going to side with Pearses because of their greater strength in depth.

People Sport Prediction: Padraig Pearses.