Conor Cox Aims For FBD Title

Conor Cox wants another FBD League medal but believes Leitrim will fight to the end no matter what team they field.

Listowel man Cox scored 1-40 in his debut season for Roscommon landing a Connacht championship and FBD League title along the way and believes 2020 can be a better year for the Rossies.

“We’re under no illusions about how tough division two will be and it’s the same this Sunday” declared Cox ahead of Sunday FBD League semi-final

“Leitrim had an unbelievable year last in the league” added Cox, “we played them in the championship and I don’t think the score line on the day did them justice.”

“It’s a very healthy rivalry between Roscommon and Leitrim in all games, we’re looking forward to it, but we’re under no doubt that it will be a very tough game.”

Now based in Carrick-on-Shannon, Cox who qualifies for Roscommon through his father, took with a pinch of salt Terry Hyland’s declaration of fielding an experimental side.

Hyland is without 10 of his players for the Roscommon game (Live on Shannonside from 2pm this Sunday) due to Sigerson cup duty and Domhnail Flynn’s stag party.

While Mayo or Galway await in the FBD League final on January 19, 25-year-old Cox won’t count his chickens for what would a third final for Roscommon in 12 months.

“You can’t expect anything in sport, you learn that throughout your career, but the more games you get in the FBD, the better it is for new guys in the panel for management to check things out.”

“We’d be hoping to get to the final, but Leitrim, there is no illusion it will be a tough game.”

Conor Cox was speaking at the 2020 Allianz Football League Launch in Croke Park.

Listen to the full interview with Conor Cox on this week’s Saturday Sport.