Roscommon ladies take on Carlow in Dr. Hyde Park next Sunday, 2nd March in the third round of the Suzuki National League Division 3. A win would put the team well on the way to the play-off stages. Team manger PJ Shanagher says that he has a few players carrying injuries but that he is very hopeful of fielding a strong team. He says that Roscommon’s opponents in the last round, Cavan, were probably the strongest team in the division but he is not taking Carlow for granted. Trials are continuing at underage levels at the weekend when the U-14, U-16 and minor clubs will be contacted with news of times and venues. The U-14 team will be the first to play when they take on Leitrim at home on March the 29th. The minor team play Sligo on April 26th and the U-16 team play against Sligo on May 1st. There is no U-12 championship but there will be a series of blitzs’ starting in Galway in April. The Connacht U-14 blitz will be held at a Galway venue on May 31st and another one in Roscommon will be held on June 14th. At a recent county board meeting it was agreed that there would be a winter league with 3 divisions. The first fixtures will be on the weekend of March the 9th. The three divisions are comprised as follows: Division 1: St. Brigids, Kilglass, Kilbride, Michael Glaveys, Padraig Pearses, Eire Og, Clann na nGael, Roscommon Gaels. Division 2: Ballinameen, Four Roads, Western Gaels, Oran, Boyle, Castlerea St. Kevins. Division 3: to be announced. The annual congress of the ladies gaelic football association will be hosted by Roscommon Co. Board and it is the second time that Roscommon will be hosting the Congress. The last one was held in Castlerea. This time the congress will be in the Athlone Springs Hotel, on March 7th, 8th and 9th.