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Roscommon ladies look to clinch promotion to Division 2

Apr 1, 2022 12:04 By Dave Hooper
Roscommon ladies look to clinch promotion to Division 2 Roscommon ladies look to clinch promotion to Division 2
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Roscommon ladies look to clinch promotion to Division 2

All will be revealed on Sunday when the Roscommon and Wexford meet in the Lidl National League division 3 Final.

An intriguing game lies in store and only a brave pundit would try to predict the outcome of this one with any degree of certainty.

The game pits the Rossies, who lost out to Laois in the 2021 semi-final, against a Wexford side that has risen from the ashes after suffering a heavy division 2 relegation playoff defeat to Tyrone last year.

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Wexford recovered to contest a TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final and they absorbed the disappointment of a Croke Park loss at the hands of Westmeath to regroup and come back strong this year.

It wasn’t a straightforward start to the League campaign for Wexford, however, as they lost to Kildare before drawing with Wicklow.

A top two finish was very much in the balance but results went their way in the final round of group games, as the Model County beat Longford to squeeze through in second place behind Kildare.

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That pitted the Slaneysiders against Down in the semi-finals and they produced a fine display to advance.

Roscommon, meanwhile, lost to Down in their opening League outing but victories over Louth and Sligo ensured a semi-final place.

Kildare had been going well to that point but they ran into a determined Roscommon and the Westerners triumphed in a high-scoring thriller.

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And so, the scene is set now for the Division 3 Final, as Wexford aim to repeat their 2018 heroics against Meath, when they last won this title, while a Roscommon win would secure a first Division 3 title since 2009.

Roscommon: H Cummins, S Kenny, R Fitzmaurice, M Kelly, R Wynne, R Brady, A McAuliffe, K Nolan, L Fleming (c), E Irwin, J Higgins, C Conway, A Hanly, R Lennon, N Feeney.

Wexford: D Fox, C Neville, A Halligan, S Harding Kenny, O Kehoe, R Murphy (c), C Donnelly, K Kearney, C Banville, S Hamilton, C Murray, E O’Brien, A Wilson, A Murphy, B Breen.

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Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3 Final– Result on the Day

Roscommon v Wexford

St. Brendan's Park, Birr

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Throw-in: 4pm

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