Ladies in double Connacht bid

It’s a big weekend for Ladies football in the county. The Roscommon intermediate team face Leitrim in the Connacht final in Tuam on this Sunday, 15th of May (2 pm). Ollie Lennon’s side will be anxious to reverse the result on Good Friday which saw Leitrim surprise Roscommon with a well deserved win.

Roscommon were without a number of players for various reasons on that occasion, and with some of the more prominent team members back training and ready to start, confidence in Roscommon’s prospects of taking the title will be high enough.

The match, a curtain-raiser to the senior final between Galway and Mayo, will represent a chance for management and players to further prepare for the All-Ireland series which comes up in a few weeks’ time. Some silverware in the trophy cabinet is never unwelcome and Roscommon should be able to make up for that recent disappointment with a win this weekend.

On Saturday, Roscommon U-16s play Sligo in the Connacht ‘A’ final in Bekan (4 pm). This is a unique pairing in the final as neither Galway or Mayo have qualified, something which has not happened at ‘A’ level before.

Roscommon, under the guidance of manager Declan Walsh, defeated Mayo (by six points) and Galway (by four) on the way to the final.

It must also be said that when Roscommon met Sligo it was the Yeats County that prevailed by four points, 3-8 to 1-10, but the Roscommon camp are confident that they can reverse that result on Saturday.

If they can succeed in doing so it would be a rare ‘A’ title for the county in ladies football and would represent a major achievement.