Into the Lions’ Den
Kiltoom is a name on every GAA lip after St. Brigid’s enthralling last-gasp victory in the AIB All Ireland Club Football Final on St. Patrick’s Day. There will be an extra air of confidence all through Roscommon, as Kiltoom hosts the Semi-final of the Cadbury’s Connacht Under 21 Championship on Saturday between old rivals, the Rossies and Leitrim.
Home advantage is always a plus and this week especially so for the primrose and blue. But it is all to be played for, as the St. Brigid’s players themselves showed in Croke Park, when they were odds on to lose the game after ten minutes, with their backs firmly against the wall.
Probably few will be tipping Leitrim to upset the Rossies, but this should be a motivational factor for the boys in green and gold. When your mind-set is right you can work wonders. The players and their mentors Brendan Guckian, Padraig Kenny and James Holohan have left nothing undone in their preparations, so it is all down to sixty minutes on the field. Go for it lads.
21-Mar-13 by Colette Fox – PRO