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Shannonside hurlers could be Croke Park bound

May 11, 2022 14:05 By Sean McCaffrey
Shannonside hurlers could be Croke Park bound Shannonside hurlers could be Croke Park bound
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Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim can all qualify for finals at headquarters

Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim can all harbour thoughts of competing in Croke Park this year as they look to reach the finals of their respective competitions. Roscommon are on the road when they take on Fermanagh in Brewster park on Saturday knowing they have a Nicky Rackard cup final in their sights. The Rossies currently sit top of the table on 7 points with 3 wins and 1 draw with Donegal on a similar points total. A win or draw for the Roscommon will ensure a trip to Croke Park as Donegal and Tyrone effectively meet in a winners takes all fixture in Carrickmore. Both those games throw in at 3:30

It is similar for Longford who meet Cavan in Kingspan Breffni on Saturday knowing a win or draw will see them into the Lory Meagher Cup final after their victory over Monaghan last weekend put them righ back in contention. The Farney side had been unbeaten going into that game, but had 2 of their victories removed due to fielding an eligeable player. Longford Manager Adrian Moran, noted his sympathy with the opposition finding themselves in breach of a rule and explained how they nearly fell foul off it also.

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Indeed it could be a Shannonside derby in the Lory Meagher cup final with Leitrim and Louth meeting in Ballinamore. Again a win or draw for the home side should see them into the final. Those games throw in at 12:30

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