It may only be the beginning of February but we can already look forward to a busy weekend of sport in Co. Roscommon and further afield!
On Saturday, Ireland might be kicking off their Six Nations defence against the ‘Old Enemy’ at the Aviva but closer to home the Roscommon Ladies are back in national football league action against Wicklow in Kiltoom. Throw in for that game is at 2 pm and it would be well worth your while getting down to see our Connacht champions in action.
Sunday is a choc-a-block with sport of all codes. The action begins at 12.30 at Dr. Hyde Park as the Roscommon senior hurlers open an Allianz National League double-header against Monaghan. Ciarán Comerford’s charges comfortably beat Louth in Dundalk in their league opener last weekend and with the Castleblayney contingent still involved in the All-Ireland Club Junior Championship, the Rossies will be expected to make it two from two against the visitors.
Later, at 2.30 pm, Anthony Cunningham’s footballers also take on the Farney in round two of the National Football League Division One. Monaghan will be on a high following their impressive win over All-Ireland champions Dublin last Sunday. Roscommon will be hoping to bounce back from defeat to Mayo in Castlebar last Saturday but face a tough task against Malachy O’Rourke’s men.
At the same time and just down the road, the rugby players of Creggs welcome league leaders Connemara to The Green for what promises to be a defining day in the Connacht Junior 1A league. The Maroon and White sit just behind Connemara in the league and a win for either would go a long way in settling the destination of the league trophy this season.
These are just some of the highlights from what promises to be a hectic weekend of sporting action in Roscommon and surrounding areas this weekend. Best of luck to all Roscommon teams in action and of course to the rugby players of Creggs village as they look to leapfrog the men from out west!