Ladies fall to Tipp as losing streak continues

Lennon: ‘Westmeath game is hugely important now’

Roscommon Ladies manager Ollie Lennon (pictured second left with backroom prior to recent game against Armagh) believes the upcoming NFL Division Two game against Westmeath is crucial for his team’s survival hopes. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

It’s now three defeats from three for Roscommon in Lidl Ladies National Football League Division Two as they went down 0-6 to 0-4 to Tipperary on the artificial pitch in Fethard last Saturday.

There were, however, a number of reasons for optimism following the low-scoring defeat to the Premier County and manager Ollie Lennon expressed his satisfaction with another competitive performance.

“Each game you play is different and you’ve got to remember that Tipperary are a team with senior championship experience so we were happy to restrict them to just six points,” Ollie told People Sport this week.

“Obviously we would like to be scoring more than four points but to remain competitive with them for 60-65 minutes was very pleasing”.

Roscommon adapted well to the artificial surface in Fethard, which Ollie says is down to their previous experience in the Connacht Air Dome.

“It was a faster game but we prepared for that and our girls adapted really well. Of course Tipp had played a few games on that pitch before last weekend so they were well used to it too,” he said.

“Ultimately it had no bearing on the result though and while it’s probably fair to say our results don’t tell the full picture, three good performances still hasn’t put any points on the board”.

Roscommon have a short break before returning to action on February 19th at home to Westmeath.

“We’ve two big games immediately after the break and the game against Westmeath is hugely important now,” Ollie said.

“It’s not going to get any easier for us because Westmeath have Division One experience but that’s now our focus on this league journey”.