The Roscommon Senior Football team to face New York in the opening round of the Connacht Championship tonight has been announced.
Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Despite the raft of injuries the starting 15 in relatively strong and features a number of Championship débutantes and four changes from the team which started against Kerry in the Allianz League Semi-Final. John McManus and David Keenan replace David Murray and Sean Purcell in the Half-Back line, Cathal Compton replaces Cathal Shine at midfield and Cian Connolly replaces Senan Kilbride in the full forward line. The team in full is as follows:
1 Geoffrey Claffey, Castlerea St. Kevins.
2 Sean McDermott,Western Gaels.
3 Neil Collins, St. Brigids, Castleknock.
4 Sean Mullooly*, Strokestown.
5 John McManus*, Roscommon Gaels.
6 David Keenan, St Barrys.
7 Niall McInerney*, St Brigids.
8 Niall Daly, Padraig Pearses.
9 Cathal Compton*, Strokestown.
10 Fintan Cregg, Elphin.
11 Ciaran Murtagh (C), St. Faithleachs.
12 Conor Devaney, Kilbride.
13 Cian Connolly*, Roscommon Gaels.
14 Diarmuid Murtagh, St. Faithleachs.
15 Cathal Cregg, Western Gaels.
* denotes debutant
16 Darren O’Malley, Michael Glaveys.
17 Brian Murtagh, St. Faithleachs.
18 Cathal McHugh, St Brigids.
19 David Murray, Padraig Pearses.
20 Donie Shine, Clann na nGael.
21 Donie Smith, Boyle.
22 Gary Patterson, Michael Glaveys.
23 James McDermott, Roscommon Gaels.
24 Niall Carty, Padraig Pearses.
25 Niall Kilroy, Fuerty.
26 Senan Kilbride, St. Brigids
The games throws in at 9pm and we’ll have updates on twitter.com/RoscommonDaily
Despite what a number of national outlets published the game is not being shown on TG4.