Connacht MFC Round Robin (Round Four)
Sligo v Roscommon in Markievicz Park on Friday night at 7.30 pm
Despite the fact that there are a number of permutations at play in the Connacht Minor Football Championship, the bottom line is that if they want to reach the provincial final Roscommon must beat Sligo in Friday night’s match. A draw will also suffice but it would mean another joust with the Yeats County in a semi-final.
It will be a tall order for Emmett Durney’s men, however. Sligo have been impressive in their games to date and a big win against Leitrim last weekend followed an excellent win against Mayo in the previous round. They also ran Galway to two points.
Roscommon have no injury worries apart from long-term victim Daire Cregg. They will be hoping that they can get the ball into the likes of Adam McDermott to get the scores they need.
Sligo have been impressive in recent games with Lee Deignan, Eoghan Smith and Gavin Duffy very prominent. They have been playing great football in the past few matches and they could have the momentum. If the hype doesn’t get to them then Sligo will have to be the favourites but it is very hard to predict what will happen at this level and we have seen some very inconsistent results in the championship so far.
On their best form Roscommon have every chance.