By Ian Cooney
Diarmuid and Ciaráin Murtagh will be part of the Roscommon senior football panel when intercounty action resumes in mid-October.
Roscommon senior football manager Anthony Cunningham confirmed the news to the Roscommon Herald on Monday evening, stressing the importance of his panel performing well during the upcoming club championships which get underway in a few weeks’ time.
“It’s good to have Diarmuid and Ciaráin back. Like the rest of the players on the panel, especially those returning from injury, it’s essential that they go well when the club action starts,” he said.
The St. Faithleach’s brothers decided to take time out from intercounty duty at the start of the year. Ciaráin was also unavailable from the start of 2019, but their return will add serious firepower to the Rossies’ forward line when the action gets underway once again later this year.
Diarmuid scored the key goal in last year’s Connacht final against Galway, while Ciaráin captained Roscommon to Connacht championship success in 2017.
On the injury front, Roscommon are in much better shape than they were earlier in the season with players like Ronan Daly, Seán Mullooly, Conor Devaney, Ultan Harney, Andy Glennon and Cathal Heneghan all set to feature for their clubs over the coming months. Shane Killoran is also recovering from a serious ankle injury sustained during this year’s league game against Fermanagh.