Ladies up for Down challenge!

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3:
Roscommon v Down on Sunday in Páirc an Phiarsaigh at 12 noon

After a turbulent 2023 on and off the field, Roscommon ladies footballers start their 2024 league campaign with a home game against Down in Division 3 on Sunday.

Following a major management saga some months ago, Ollie Lennon is back at the helm. The ‘back in favour’ manager says that he wants his team to develop a winning run after what was undoubtedly a very disappointing 2023.

“We have a good panel of players training away and we are looking forward to the season. We have four players in from Clann na nGael which is very positive. Having said that, three of them are injured at the moment, but that’s the way it goes. We have a few players returning to the panel too which is very positive”.

Ollie admits that he knows very little about their opponents, Down.

“We didn’t come across them last year at all. They were in a different division to us in the league and they were in the junior championship so we don’t really know what they are like”.

The Roscommon manager won’t make any predictions about the campaign, but he is targeting a few wins to build up momentum.

“We want to win a few games to get the season going. We would like to win as many games as we can but we will take it one game at a time starting with next Sunday” he concluded.

Sunday’s home game is an ideal way to start the year.  With home advantage, Roscommon should start their league campaign with a win.

Prediction: Roscommon.