Friday, July 29, 2022

Clubs represented at the launch of this year’s local football championships in Roscommon Castle. Picture: Bernie O’Farrell


Current Roscommon and Connacht club senior football champions Pádraig Pearses will open the defence of their titles at home to Tulsk in Woodmount on Friday evening next.

As preparations continue for the start of the local club championships, this day week will see four matches down for decision.

Apart from the Pearses v Tulsk contest, last year’s beaten finalists, Clann na nGael, will host 2021 county and Connacht intermediate champions, St. Faithleach’s, in Johnstown.

There’s a mid-Roscommon derby in Rockfield where Oran host Roscommon Gaels in what is a repeat of last year’s quarter-final.

There’s also a North Roscommon derby in Abbey Park, Boyle, where the home side will be hoping to replicate the result from a few weeks ago against Western Gaels which procured the club’s first senior league title in its history.

All four games are scheduled for 8 p.m..

On Saturday, the attention switches to Orchard Park where Elphin and Michael Glaveys lock horns at 5 p.m.. An hour later in Kiltoom, St. Brigid’s will host Strokestown.

There’s also a full round of games down for decision in the intermediate and Junior A football championships.

Roscommon GAA has confirmed that match tickets will be available from Tuesday next.

*Pick up next Tuesday’s Roscommon Herald for an extensive preview of all three championships

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