Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division Four Final:
Roscommon v Cavan at 2 pm on Sunday at Pearse Park, Longford.
When Roscommon Camogie took the ambitious step of appointing Frank Browne to manage their junior team this year, one of the main aims was to secure promotion in the National League. That aspiration is on the line when Roscommon face Cavan in the Division Four decider at Pearse Park on Sunday.
The experienced Mayo man has spearheaded a splendid revival in Roscommon’s fortunes, and they will go into Sunday’s final in confident mood following an impressive campaign. Good wins against Mayo, Louth and Kildare were followed by a battling performance in a three-point win over Tyrone in the semi-final last weekend. This will give Roscommon players a chance to avenge a ten-point beating handed out by Cavan in the championship in Athleague last year.
Manager Frank Browne told People Sport this week that he is looking forward to the challenge.
“We have a few knocks and niggles after the Tyrone match, but I am expecting to be able to pick from a full squad for Sunday’s game. I’m glad in a way that we had to battle hard to beat Tyrone because it will stand to us against Cavan. I am expecting a real tough game on Sunday; there is not much between these teams.
“The Roscommon girls have a score to settle after what happened against Cavan last year and they will be ready for another battle.
“The players have trained hard, and as long as we get 100% effort from everybody on the day, then I’ll be happy. Of course we want to win, but as long as we give it everything, we will have no complaints after it’s over.
“We are playing Clare and Kildare in the championship but this final is now our main priority. I always maintained that Roscommon are too good to be in this division and I will be hoping we can go out and prove that on Sunday,” he said.
Cavan were far too good for Roscommon when the teams met last year but the Rossies are a team transformed this term. It would be a huge boost to the game in the county if they were to take this title on Sunday. They have the momentum and while it will be close, Roscommon can indeed turn the tables.