No bite at Big Apple for Enda and Ian!

Smith and Kilbride to miss New York game

Enda Smith and Ian Kilbride will both miss Roscommon’s Connacht Championship game against New York next month.

  Following Roscommon’s comprehensive defeat to Kerry in last Sunday’s Allianz National Football League Final, the focus now switches to the All-Ireland 2016 series.

  Roscommon’s bid to win a Connacht title will begin when they play New York at Gaelic Park on Sunday, May 1st. Roscommon lost to Kerry on Sunday by 3-15 to 0-14 (report, analysis and reaction inside).

  Conor Daly and Cian Connolly are expected to be back from injury and available for selection for the game, while Donie Shine and David Keenan continue their recovery and are almost at full fitness now.

  However the news about Enda Smith and Ian Kilbride is not as positive as both players are likely to be out for around two months.

  Smith and Kilbride will both miss the game against New York and, assuming Roscommon progress, they may also be unavailable for subsequent championship games.

  If Roscommon are successful against New York they will face Leitrim in a Connacht quarter-final in Carrick-on Shannon on Sunday, 23rd of May.

  If Roscommon were to progress against both New York and Leitrim, they will contest a Connacht semi-final against Sligo in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday, 12th of June.

  The Roscommon team will fly out to New York on Thursday, 28th of April and will return on Tuesday morning, 3rd of May.