FBD League campaigns come and FBD League campaigns go but one of the constants of January football for us is a meeting with Roscommon. No matter how the Connacht Council rejig their groupings we always end up in the same one as the Sheepstealers and yet again this is how it is this year. In addition, it’s often the case – as it also is this year – that the only time we get to face another county team in January is when we play the Rossies and this tends to add a smidgeon of piquancy to the annual early year joust with the neighbours.
The venue is pretty much a constant too – either Ballyhaunis or nearby Ballinlough – and this year it’s our turn to travel to their place for the fixture. With both teams on three points going into Sunday, a win for either of them will seal a place – most likely against defending champions Leitrim, who are riding high at the top of Section B – in the following weekend’s final. This means that there’s something tangible to play for in Ballinlough, which should make for a competitive enough tussle.
I’ve been keeping tabs on FBD results in the archive since 2008 and our record against the Rossies since then is one of four wins, one draw (last year) and one defeat. But how do you think this Sunday’s meeting will go? It’s time to vote.
How will we get on against the Rossies this weekend?
- Win (72%, 123 Votes)
- Lose (26%, 44 Votes)
- Draw (2%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 171