Tough camogie league opener for Roscommon

Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division 3: Dublin v Roscommon at a Dublin venue on Saturday (TBA)

Roscommon’s Camogie team open their National League Division Three campaign with a tough away game against Dublin this Saturday. It will be a changed Roscommon team this year as there have been a couple of retirements, notably Annette McGeeney and there are also a number of players unavailable due to exams and work commitments.

  Roscommon manager Noel Finn has been telling People Sport that the emphasis will be on youth this season. “It’s been a slow start to the year but it’s the same story in most counties. We have had a few retirements and we have a very young team so a lot of our girls are doing exams in college and indeed doing the Leaving Cert too. It’s doubtful if we will have our full team until later on in the year.

  “But we will deal with what we have and there are plenty of good young players in the county and we will be working with them.

  “I would say that Dublin and Kerry will be our strongest opponents in this league (Clare and Tyrone are also in the division).

  “It was a great achievement to get to an All-Ireland final and to a league final over the past few years in a county with only four clubs and if we were at our strongest we would be a match for anyone in this division. If we could go to Dublin and get a result on Saturday it would set us up for the year,” he concluded.

  Roscommon will be one of the favourites for promotion in this division after last year’s heroics. However, this is a very young Roscommon panel and short a number of players, it will be an achievement to get something out of what looks like a tricky assignment in the capital on Saturday.