With promotion secured, ladies now set sights on remaining undefeated

Lidl Ladies NFL Division Three:
Roscommon v Antrim on  Sunday, March 24th at Lamh Dhearg, Hannahstown, Belfast at 2pm.

By Seamus Morris

Fresh from winning promotion to Division Two last weekend, Roscommon ladies will complete their league campaign when they face Antrim in Belfast on Sunday.

Roscommon were one-point winners in their Lidl Ladies NFL Division Three match against Offaly last Sunday in Ballintubber.

Megan McKeon’s point deep into injury-time proved to be the winning score but not before Roscommon’s goalkeeper Helena Cummins made a crucial penalty save.

That tense 1-11 to 1-10 victory means Roscommon will now play in Division Two next season and will face Clare in the league final on April 6th.

With the heavy lifting done for Ollie Lennon’s side, they will complete their NFL campaign with the long trip to Belfast to face Antrim on Sunday.

Manager Lennon is keen to finish the league campaign unbeaten. “We are delighted to be back in Division Two. A lot of the girls have experience of playing there before,” he stated.

Roscommon will have a two-week break following the Antrim game. With both Aisling Shanagher and Sinead Farrell injured, Lennon hopes they will be back for the league final.

However, he has a strong panel. “I would be looking to give some game time on Sunday to girls on the panel. It is a chance to experiment a bit, there are no easy games in this division,” he stated.

That may be the case, but embattled Antrim have just three points to date, compared to Roscommon’s 16. A  win for the Northern girls would give them a chance of avoiding the drop to Division Four.

Whatever happens, Roscommon will be eyeing up silverware and football at a higher level in 2025.