Roscommon And Meath In All-Ireland Semi-Final Rematch

Michael Finneran’s Roscommon will look to make amends for last year’s semi-final defat as they face Meath again for a place in the All-Ireland intermediate final.

Thus far the Royal County have had an excellent season, winning the Lidl Division 3 title to gain promotion to the second tier.

While tasting defeat to Wexford in the Leinster Final, and losing out to a strong Tipperary in the All-Ireland group stages, before extracting revenge on Wexford in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

Reigning Connacht champions Roscommon beat Leitrim and Offaly to top their qualifier group and saw off Kildare in the quarter-finals.

Roscommon will have a point to prove to gain revenge from the hammering 12 months on. Meath hammering the Rossies in Division 3 of the National League on a 4-15 to 1-7 scoreline.

Roscommon have improved since that pasting if going by their form against Kildare. They had an eight point victory against the Lilywhites on a 2-18 to 2-10 score line.

Kildare had the wind in the first half with both sides level 1-8 to 2-5 at half-time. Roscommon’s goal in the first half coming from Aimee O’Connor.

Roscommon really got motoring after the break finding another gear, with 13 points scored in the second half and a winning goal by Jenny Higgins.

Roscommon fans and players should be quietly confident about their match against Meath tommorrow. As they say, anything can happen on the day.

Meath: M McGuirk, K Newe, S Powderly, O Duff, A Cleary, S Ennis, M Thynne, M O’Shaughnessy, K Byrne, O Lally, E Duggan, O Byrne, E White, K Nesbitt, V Wall.

Roscommon: H Cummins, H Ennis, A McLoone, N Feeney, J Cregg, A Kelly, S Bruen, S Kenny, L Fleming, S Tully, R Wynne, N McHugh, R Finan, A O’Connor, R Fitzmaurice, H Martin.