The Roscommon team for Sunday’s Connacht semi-final clash with our lads was named a short while ago. Here it is:
Roscommon (Connacht SFC v Mayo, 8/6/2014): Darren O’Malley (Michael Glaveys); Seánie McDermott (Western Gaels), Niall Carty (Padraig Pearses, captain), Neil Collins (Castlerea St. Kevins); Ian Kilbride (St. Brigids), Niall Daly (Padraig Pearses), Ciarán Cafferkey (Western Gaels); Cathal Shine (Clann na nGael), Kevin Higgins (Western Gaels); David O’Gara (Roscommon Gaels), Donie Shine (Clann na nGael), Ronan Stack (St. Brigids); Senan Kilbride (St. Brigids), Cathal Cregg (Western Gaels), Ciaráin Murtagh (St. Faithleachs).
The Rossies haven’t named a list of subs at this stage.
The above team shows just a single change from the one that started in the county’s facile preliminary round victory over Leitrim a few weeks back. It’s an enforced change too with hamstring victim David Keenan replaced at right half-back by Ian Kilbride. This means that John Evans has once again opted to leave his talented U21 contingent on the bench but no doubt a few of them will see active service at some stage on Sunday.
Roscommon’s team for Sunday shows five changes from the side that fell to a 12-point defeat to our lads at the same stage of the Connacht championship this time past year. Missing from that day are Conor Daly, Michael Finneran, Conor Devaney, Karol Mannion and Donal Smith with that quintet replaced by Ciarán Cafferkey, Cathal and Donal Shine (both of whom came off the bench last year), Ronan Stack and Ciaráin Murtagh.
According to Connacht GAA, we’re due to announce our team at some point this evening.