As we enter the second quarter of the year, the Roscommon Camogie domestic scene is very quiet.
Last week saw the first round of Senior League being postponed. Roscommon Camogie fans will have to wait for the re-fixed date to see the adult teams in action.
Our Under 14 championship is showing great skill and all games bar one have been played on their fixed date, this week we have our fourth round where Oran are at home to St. Dominics, Padraig Pearses host Four Roads and Roscommon Gaels host Athleague. The results from round three saw Padraig Pearses defeat Athleague, Roscommon Gaels overcame Oran and in the third game St. Dominics got the better of Four Roads.
Last weekend, on an unusual summer like day, Under 12 Teams from five clubs in the county travelled to Pearse Stadium to participate in a development initiative run by the Camogie Association. This is a great opportunity for the future stars of our game to experience the bigger stage and get to meet varied opposition from around the province. This also hold the added incentive of participating clubs being included in a draw to travel to Croke Park to participate in a Camán to Croker event on Monday April 15th. A word of thanks to our bursary student, Eala Coyle, who was on-hand to assist in the coordinating on the day.
Next weekend is a busy one for our county teams.
Our Minor stars will travel to Kinnegad on Saturday to take on Carlow in the All-Ireland C Final at 2:45pm. Carlow and Roscommon have plenty of tough encounters in recent years and this promises to be no different. In the round robin game Roscommon travelled to Carlow to take on the home side, on a flattering score-line defeated their hosts. All of this will be left to one side when it comes to All Ireland Final day, John Benton and his girls will have it all to do but the Roscommon girls will leave no stone un-turned in their approach to this. Best of Luck to all.
Meanwhile, on Sunday April 9th Roscommon will host Clare in the final round of the Division 3 League, this game has been postponed twice due to weather conditions but hopefully the game will get played, the girls will be seeking their second win of the league with the Banner girls come to town. Placings for the semi-finals will be secured from this game to the Roscommon girls will need to up their game to avoid table toppers Kerry in the semi-final.