History Makers: Roscommon CBS Croke Park Bound

Roscommon CBS manager Eoghan Coll says “It’s about playing the game and not the occasion”.

The Roscommon town school take on  Kerry side Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra in the All-Ireland ‘B’ Championship final on Saturday afternoon.

Coll has urged his team to stick to the gameplan “if we can bring that and the workrate and hopefully the cheer of the crowd will bring us onto victory”


It’s been a momentus year for the school after reaching the final of the Connacht Senior Schools Final.

The Roscommon school will be hoping to join the 2011 Roscommon CBS side in winning an All-Ireland Championship title.

It’s the fourth time in their history Roscommon CBS have made an All-Ireland final.

Roscommon CBS  beat St Patricks Grammar School Downpatrick in the semi-final by six points in Belfield UCD over a week ago.

Roscommon CBS manager Eoghan Coll has been previewing the Final with Kevin McDermott.

“it’s a great day for the school, the lads have worked really hard for it and hopefully we can finish the job on Saturday”.

The match is taking place in GAA headquarters.

“It’s every young fella’s dream to play in Croke Park and show what you can do and hopefully they can deliver to the best of their ability and I have every faith that they can”.

It’s been a busy fixture schedule but that doesn’t bother the manager

“The last month or so it’s been very busy. It’s great it builds momentum and itt’s brought us all the way to the final”.

In reviewing their opponents, The Roscommon CBS knows they will be a tough opponent

“They are a good side but I’ll be hopeful we can get enough ball and get it up to our attack and  we’ll be able to punch a few holes and get a few scores . In the middle of the pitch they are a strong outfit and we’ll have to be aware of that”

The Match throws-in in Croke Park at 12.45 on Saturday afternoon.

Listen to Eoghan Coll’s preview with Kevin McDermott here: