Connacht club semi-final (Salthill Sunday 2.30pm )
Reigning Connacht club champions St Brigid’s face a tricky encounter when they take on Galway champions Salthill/ Knocknacarra in their own backyard on Sunday. Salthill defeated a fancied Tuam side in their county final and have no shortage of talented players in their ranks.
The likes of Finian Hanley, David Tierney, Alan Kerrins, Sean Armstrong, and Seamie Crowe will need no introduction to the Roscommon visitors.
The south Roscommon side are bidding for their third provincial title on the trot which is a difficult feat to achieve. Darren Dolan and Cathal McHugh are expected to tog but are unlikely to be fit enough to be given a starting berth. The Salthill men will be without the services of Roscommon native Gary Cox which is good news for the visitors.
Salthill came out on top when the sides met in the 2005 decider and while that will have little bearing on Sunday’s game it will help to keep Brigid’s minds focused. The Kiltoom men have the strength in depth to win on Sunday but nothing short of their A game will see them advance to the provincial decider.