Short passes – GAA update

* The Annual National Camogie Congress will be held in Co. Roscommon this year. It will be held at the Hodson Bay Hotel in March and a special committee is being set up by the Roscommon Co. Camogie Committee to prepare for the event.    Roscommon Camogie team play Carlow in the opening round of the National League (Division 4) this Sunday in Pairc an Piarsiagh at 2 pm. * Roscommon minor footballers beat Laois by 3-12 to 0-8 in a challenge game played in Laois at the weekend. Roscommon continue their preparations for the forthcoming season with another challenge game against Westmeath under lights this Friday night in Tubberclair. * The Connacht minor league begins in early March and there will be four games in the month of March before the Connacht Championship starts in April. * Roscommon seniors defeated Kildare in a challenge game played in Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare last Saturday. Final score was Roscommon 1-11 Kildare 1-7.    Roscommon played well in the second half and Senan Kilbride scored a brilliant goal. David O’Gara also caught the eye in the half-back line as did Ger Heneghan at centre half-forward on his return from Australia.   The Roscommon team was: Mark Miley; Adrian Murtagh, Anthony McDermott, Richard Dooner; Stuart Daly, David Flynn, David O’Gara; Seamus O’Neill, Mark O’Carroll; Cathal Cregg, Ger Heneghan, Karol Mannion; Conor Devanney, Enda Kenny, Senan Kilbride. Subs: G Claffey, J McKeague, R Nolan, N Carty, P Domican, R Kelly. * The Hastings Cup final between Roscommon and Longford will most likely  be played at a Longford venue on Sunday, 10th Febuary. The fixture will be finalised later this week. * Roscommon play Dublin in an U-21 challenge game in Kinnegad on Saturday at 2 pm. Michael Ryan and his selectors will be hoping to have all the panel except for the players named on the Roscommon senior team for Sunday’s league game against Monaghan.