I’m a bit (more than a bit, in fact) out of the loop at present and will be until shortly before our clash with Roscommon but, even though it’s one of the last things on my mind at the minute, I know that time is ticking on and I see that they’ve already named their team for Sunday (full details here).
The game (which has a later throw-in time of 3.30pm) is being shown live on TG4 but I doubt that’ll knock too much of a dent in what should be a bumper Easter Sunday attendance at Hyde Park. The match will be reffed by Maurice Deegan.
Roscommon have been regular January opponents for us – and we haven’t beaten them in the FBD since 2012: we drew in 2013 and they’ve beaten us in each of the three meetings we’ve had since then – but you have to go back all the way to 2001 for our last League meeting.
That was at the semi-final stage when we won out on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-12, on our way to claiming our 11th NFL title. The Rossies had the last laugh on us that year, though, with their last minute smash-and-grab Connacht final win over us at Hyde Park. That win was also their most recent success over us in a competitive fixture.
Will that run end on Sunday? Time for a vote on it.
How will we do against Roscommon?
- Win (58%, 268 Votes)
- Lose (37%, 168 Votes)
- Draw (5%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 459