Roscommon will need to curb Leitrim goal threat

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies FC quarter-final:
Leitrim v Roscommon on Sunday in Ballinamore at 2 pm

Old rivals Leitrim and Roscommon meet in the last eight of the All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Football Championship on Sunday and the odds will favour the home side after they defeated Ollie Lennon’s team in the Connacht Championship seven weeks ago.

However, the fact that the score that day was 3-12 to 0-19 in favour of Leitrim is a clear indication that there is not that much between the teams.

Roscommon will of course be confident that they can reverse that result. To do so, they will have to perform well in defence to restrict the likes of Michelle Guckian who has been sensational this year so far.

Leitrim scored three goals in that Connacht Championship game against Roscommon and another four against Tyrone in a recent victory so Roscommon will certainly be wary of the Leitrim goal threat.

There is plenty of experience in the Roscommon side with Helena Cummins, Rachel Fitzmaurice, Saoirse Wynne, Caoimhe Cregg, Niamh Feeney, Aisling Hanly, Laura Fleming, and Aisling Shanagher on board.

Leitrim will start as favourites, but it is a great opportunity for Roscommon to make it to the last four and if they can stay solid at the back they can prevail in Ballinamore.

Prediction: Roscommon.