Roscommon will welcome back a couple of high-profile hurlers for the start of their National Hurling League 3A campaign next month.
New manager Francis O’Halloran has confirmed to the Roscommon Herald that Padraig Kelly (Four Roads) and Daniel Glynn (Pádraig Pearses) will be involved this season. Their inclusion represents a massive shot in the arm to Roscommon’s promotion bid.
Kelly had been away on overseas duty with the Defence Forces, while Glynn hasn’t featured in the county colours for a couple of years.
The County Clare native also revealed that Conor Cosgrove from Ardrahan and Eoin Fitzgerald, Inagh-Kilnamona, whose mother hails from Éire Óg GAA Club in West Roscommon, have also joined the panel.
“We had a very small panel for a variety of reasons up until a couple of weeks ago, but things have been going really well in the last week or so. We’ve upped the ante,” said O’Halloran.
Roscommon will warm up for their national hurling league campaign, which commences against Tyrone in Dr. Hyde Park on February 6th, with two games in the Connacht Hurling League next week.
The Rossies will play Leitrim in the NUI Galway Connacht GAA Air Dome on Wednesday next at 6 p.m.. The winner of that game will contest the cup final against the winners of the Mayo/Sligo contest on the following Saturday. The loser will play the loser of Mayo/Sligo in the shield final 24 hours earlier.
“We’ll be trying lads out in both games, and hopefully we’ll get another game before the league gets underway,” concluded O’Halloran.