Jenny Higgins will make her 100th league and championship appearance for the Roscommon intermediate ladies’ football team this weekend.
The crucial championship clash against Offaly in Kinnegad on Sunday will see the Western Gaels player reach the milestone where a draw or a victory will guarantee Michael Finneran’s side a place in the last four of the championship for the third year in succession.
Following last weekend’s victory against Wexford, Roscommon have momentum in their sails, and the players and management alike will be keen to reward Higgins’ big day with the result they require to reach the last four.
“You look at Jenny’s longevity, and it’s not something you associate with ladies’ football,” outlined manager Michael Finneran.
“You don’t have pre-season competitions, so for her to reach 100 league and championship appearances is a testament to the way she looks after herself and the standards she sets.
“Jenny is a massive leader within our group. She’s as good a role model as you’ll see anywhere. Against Wexford, her workrate was crucial for us.
“When you see the way she trains, she’s an example to everyone. Young players coming into the set-up see that, and will want to emulate what she’s done,” he explained.
Sunday’s game against Offaly throws in at 1 p.m..