Yesterday was a Bank Holiday which meant lots more action on the Roscommon Sports scene. Here’s our round-up:
Picture Credit: Team iTap
Roscommon’s Daire Feeley, who races with “Team iTap” finished 9th in the Final Stage of Rás Mumhan. The result meant that he finished 4th overall, having finished 2nd, 12th and 2nd in the previous stages. In addition he finished 3rd in Points Classification, 2nd in the Under 23 Classification, 4th in the KOH Classification and he received the Combativity Award on Stage 3.
Ladies Gaelic Football
The Roscommon Minor Ladies played out a 5-10 to 4-13 Draw with Galway in Round 3 of the Connacht Championship yesterday in Kilbride. The result meant they narrowly missed out on a place in the Connacht “A” Final. They will now face Leitrim in the “B” Final on Monday May 2nd.
In the Herald Premier Division of the Roscommon and District League Castlerea Celtic defeated Ballymoe 4-0 and in Round Two of the Challenge Cup Ballaghaderreen B defeated Rahara Rovers 7-3.
In Division Four of the Minor Football League St Ronans defeated Kilglass Gaels/St Barrys by 3-15 to 3-7.
Looking ahead, it is expected that Saturday’s Connacht Under 21 Football Final between Roscommon and Mayo will be moved to a neutral venue. Pairc Naomh Bríd in Kiltoom would not be able to hold the anticipated crowd of up to 5,000 supporters.
And in other sports news…
Ahead of the Guinness PRO12 round 19 game away to Ulster on Friday night (7:35pm), the Connacht Rugby medical team provided the following update:
Nathan White suffered a concussion in the first half of Saturday’s game against Leinster. The tighthead prop will go through the normal RTP protocols. Outhalf AJ MacGinty sustained an AC joint (shoulder) injury and will be out of action for at least four weeks.
There was some positive news however as Second row Ultan Dillane, who missed out on the game against Leinster, has recovered well from his shoulder injury and is available for selection this week. Meanwhile, Jake Heenan continues to undergo treatment for his ankle ligament injury sustained in training last week. His progress will be monitored and a decision made on his availability ahead of Thursday’s team announcement.