Roscommon Joint Managers Kevin Mc Stay and Fergal O Donnell tonight named their team to play Sligo in the Connacht Semi Final in Dr. Hyde Park Roscommon on Sunday next at 4pm. This is the last game to be played on the original Hyde Park pitch which is being replaced this summer after almost 45 years of service to Roscommon GAA.
The team shows one change from the team that beat Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon last month. Senán Kilbride returns to replace Diarmuid Murtagh who is unavailable due to injury. The panel in full is as follows:
1 Geoffrey Claffey, Castlerea St. Kevins.
2 Sean McDermott,Western Gaels.
3 Neil Collins, St. Brigids, Castleknock.
4 Niall McInerney, St Brigids.
5 John McManus, Roscommon Gaels.
6 Sean Purcell, Boyle.
7 David Murray, Padraig Pearses.
8 Niall Daly, Padraig Pearses.
9 James McDermott, Roscommon Gaels.
10 Fintan Cregg, Elphin.
11 Ciaran Murtagh (C), St. Faithleachs.
12 Conor Devaney, Kilbride.
13 Senan Kilbride, St. Brigids.
14 Cathal Cregg, Western Gaels.
15 Donie Shine, Clann na nGael.
16 Darren O’Malley, Michael Glaveys.
17 Cathal Compton, Strokestown.
18 Cathal Shine, Clann na nGael.
19 David Keenan, St Barrys.
20 Donie Smith, Boyle.
21 Enda Smith, Boyle.
22 Fergal Lennon, Clann na nGael.
23 Niall Carty, Padraig Pearses.
24 Niall Kilroy, Fuerty.
25 Sean Mullooly, Strokestown.
26 Thomas Corcoran, Strokestown.
Twelve months ago Sligo beat Roscommon in Markievicz Park and only six of last year’s starters against Sligo will start on Sunday. They include Sean Mc Dermott who plays his 151th game for Roscommon, Neil Collins, Niall Daly, Cathal Cregg, Senán Kilbride and Captain Ciaráin Murtagh
Seven players Ronan Stack, Ciarain Cafferkey, Cian Connolly, Ian Kilbride, Ultan Harney, Diarmuid Murtagh and Cathal McHugh were not considered for selection due to injury.