Uncertainty reigns over League ‘endgame’

The end of the National Football League Division 2A remains up in the air following an inconclusive meeting of the Central Competitions Committee in Croke Park on Wednesday.   The Committee decided not to rescedule the final weekend of fixtures until they see how the second last round of fixtures end up on Sunday next. The reasoning is that the London/Leitrim fixture may not have a bearing on who finishes in the top four places depending on what happens this Sunday.   Should Roscommon beat Leitrim then it is almost certain that the match against Offaly will go ahead on Easter Sunday as planned.   However a Leitrim win on Sunday would almost certainly mean that the final set of fixtures would be put back a week because it would mean that Leitrim would be in contention for a top four and maybe even a top two spot on the final day.   It’s a totally unsatisfactory situation and with the Connacht U-21 final scheduled for Saturday week (should Roscommon qualify) it would mean that some Roscommon players would have to play four big games in eight days.   It is also  interesting to note that the Leinster U-21 football final between Laois and Offaly has been put back to April 15th at the request of both counties.   If Roscommon were to finish in the top two in  Division 2A the semi-finals are due to be played 15th April with the finals due for April 22nd – however those fixtures are now subject to the outcome of the matches on Sunday next.