The Connacht Camogie finals take place on Saturday and Sunday in the Connacht GAA Air Dome in Bekan and it is going to be an exciting weekend for two clubs from Co. Roscommon as Oran and Athleague compete in the Pat Barrett Cup final and the Fr. Vincent Lawless Cup final respectively.
Oran take on Liam Mellows of Galway in the Pat Barrett Cup final on Saturday evening at 5 pm.
Oran were 12-point winners over Four Roads in the Roscommon Senior B final after a wonderful second-half display that saw them score 3-7 to take the title and book their place in this Saturday’s final.
Standing in their way will be Galway’s Liam Mellows who were one of the stand-out teams in this year’s Galway Junior A Championship, and who will really want to add the Pat Barrett Connacht title to their roll of honour for 2023.
There is likely to be very little between the sides with plenty of scoring threats on both teams.
On Sunday, Athleague take on Shamrocks from Galway in the Fr Vincent Lawless Cup final at 12 pm.
Athleague are back in the Connacht final for the first time since 2021 after they overcame 2022 Roscommon Senior A champions, St Dominic’s in this year’s final on a scoreline of 1-9 to 1-6, followed that win with a comfortable victory over Tooreen in the Fr Vincent Lawless Cup semi-final.
Facing Athleague will be Galway side Shamrocks. They were one of the best teams in this year’s Galway intermediate camogie championship, but needed to dig deep in the final in order to overcome Mountbellew-Moylough.
Shamrocks are a youthful side, while Athleague have plenty of experience in this competition. Both teams can finish out games strongly so a close and competitive final is expected this Sunday.