Roscommon hoping to be Daily Stars on Saturday

Irish Daily Star National Camogie League Division Three Final: Roscommon v Armagh in Coralstown, Kinnegad on Saturday at 2 pm

It has been a very exciting time for Roscommon camogie and the Rossies contest another national final on Saturday when they play old rivals Armagh in the League Division Three Final.

  Roscommon qualified for this final following a solid league campaign that saw them draw with Kerry (away) and lose to Armagh by four points and win all their other games.

  Roscommon joint manager Noel Finn says that it is great to be in another national final and he is looking forward to this game on Saturday.

  “We have reached his final without the minors who have been playing in their own championship. We will continue with the panel that got us to this league final on Saturday and the minor girls will come into contention for the championship.

  “In the league we drew with Kerry after a long trip down there but we beat them in the semi-final. We lost to Armagh by four points but four of our girls were sick that day and Elaine Daly had a dead leg so we are looking forward to another game against them.

  “We have no injury problems ahead of the final and the girls have worked hard in training. There is huge talent in this county and it is an exciting time. The team has contested an All-Ireland final (in the last few months) and now they are in a league final and the players deserve it. They are a pleasure to work with and they will do anything that is asked of them.

   “There is a great buzz in the camp. It is a number of years since Roscommon contested a league final and it is a great opportunity to win a national title. We are well capable of doing it,” he concluded.

   Veteran Kelley Hopkins says that she is relishing the challenge of another national final. “It would be a huge honour to win a National League medal and we have been training hard this year again. There is a great bond between the girls and we know that if we play to our maximum that we can beat Armagh and win this title,” she said.

  Roscommon have loads of experience in their team and even without the minor stars they can win this final. Caroline Connaughton, Siobhan Coyle, Susan Spillane, Joanne Beattie, Elaine Daly, Niamh Coyle, Annette McGeeney, Kelley Hopkins and Fiona Connell have all been there for many years and they can lead Roscommon to victory in this league final.

Prediction: Roscommon.