No Naos but hurlers should start with a win






Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A (Round 1): Louth v Roscommon this Sunday in Darver


Roscommon hurlers begin their league campaign at the Louth GAA Centre of Excellence this Sunday. It’s a game that Roscommon will be hoping to win to begin their quest for promotion.

  Ciarán Comerford will take the reins again this year and when I spoke to him on Tuesday he was well pleased with how preparations were going.

  “We have a lot of work done. We started back in November and we have over 20 training sessions done. The numbers were slack enough for various reasons early on but it has picked up in the last six weeks. The lads are working hard and we are looking forward to getting started on Sunday.

  “It’s great to have Pádraig Kelly available again and Johnny Coyne is also back on the panel however he has a knee injury and won’t be available for a few of the league games. A huge blow for us is an injury to Naos Connaughton. He is out for Sunday and he is a huge loss.

  “We have to pay full attention to Louth. I saw them play a few weeks ago in the Kehoe Cup and they scored 1-18 that day so they have a decent side. However, it would be fair to say that this is a game that we are targeting to win,” he concluded.

  Last year, Roscommon also began their league campaign against Louth and won easily. They should be good enough to start with a win on Sunday with much bigger tests on the horizon.

Prediction: Roscommon