Burke takes the reins!
Following a process which lasted 12 weeks and saw a number of names linked to the senior football manager’s job, Roscommon GAA has confirmed that Kildare native Davy Burke will take the reins ahead of the 2023 season.
The Confey native is just 34-years-old but already has an impressive CV having guided the Kildare U-20 team to All-Ireland glory in 2018 and Wicklow to promotion to NFL Division Three in 2020.
Burke has added 2012 Donegal All-Ireland winner, Mark McHugh, to his backroom team and confirmed former Roscommon footballer Eddie Lohan has been brought on board as a selector.
Speaking to local media last Sunday, he targeted survival in Division One as one of his top priorities for his first year in charge.
Meanwhile, it looks as though the Roscommon senior footballers will have four home games in their Division One campaign in the 2023 Allianz Football League.
The official fixture list has not yet been announced but the Roscommon People understands that Roscommon will have home ties against Tyrone (opening game), Mayo, Donegal and Armagh, with away games against Kerry, Monaghan and Galway.
Meanwhile, the Connacht championship game against Mayo will take place on Sunday, April 9th (Easter Sunday) at MacHale Park in Castlebar.
Roscommon’s first competitive game of 2023 will be against Sligo in the FBD League at the Connacht GAA Dome on Friday, January 13th.
Roscommon’s NFL Division One fixtures
1st round v Tyrone at home
2nd round v Galway away
3rd round v Armagh at home
4th round v Mayo at home
5th round v Monaghan away
6th round v Kerry away
7th round v Donegal at home
See full interview with Davy Burke on page 44…