Anthony Cunningham has called out Cathal Heneghan as the Roscommon man to watch in the 2019 championship as his side take focus on Mayo.
19-year-old Heneghan made his senior championship debut as 60th minute replacement for Conor Cox in the straight forward 14-point win over Leitirm.
The introduction of Heneghan was met with some dis-may by a number of Rossie’s faithful as the Michael Glavey’s forward will now be unavailable to Shane Curran’s Under-20 side.
“Cathal is under-20 but is a brilliant and he has been going really well in training for us” beamed Cunningham after the win.
“We do need all the panellist’s that we have, we need them at the top of their game and we need them playing!” added Cunningham.
“Hubert Darcy he played his first championship, hadn’t played in the league but he was very close to playing in the league.”
While the under-20 fans may rue Heneghan’s introduction from Cunningham, it took just nine minutes for the Glavey’s man to register a point.
Cunningham clearly rating the teenagers prospects for further game time throughout the 2019 championship.
Cunningham himself was quick to turn attention to Roscommon’s next game with Mayo on May 25th in Elvery’s McHale Park.
“We may have a score to settle with them, they beat us there in the league” joked Cunningham.
“We want to give it a real go, we know how good they are, there everybody’s favourite for the All-Ireland bar Dublin.”
“They have been the bridesmaid’s without a doubt” added Cunningham, “We want to show how good we are and there is no better place than Castlebar.”