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GAA Previews: New York vs Roscommon in FBD final

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The following are the previews for this Sunday’s games:

Ladies Railway Cup (TBA)


Junior Football ‘A’ final

Rangers vs Rockland

1:30 p.m.

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Rangers have ground out results this year even when not playing well, surely the sign of a good side.

Rockland though have had a couple of convincing victories this year, in particular their win over Donegal a few weeks back.

It will be a tight game throughout. Both sides have their lethal weapons in attack and sturdy defenses eager to let little slip through.

I feel Rockland may just squeak by Denis Tuomey’s Blues.

FBD Final

New York vs Roscommon

3:15 p.m.

This is a vital game for Frank Brady’s New York panel having contested the All Ireland championships last May.

This will be New York’s first serious test in these five months.

A number of names have disappeared from contention, whereas a couple of newcomers, in particular Tyrone’s Martin Slowey and Kerry’s Bingo Driscoll, will be out to prove a point or two to the New York selectors.

A capacity crowd is expected and barring the possibility of late withdrawals and additions the two panels are as follows:

New York: Eunan Doherty, Neville Dunne, Jim Donoghue, John Meehan, Donal Breslin, Gary Dowd, Owen Cummins, Mike Brosnan, Gerry Kelly, Kieran Keaveney, Joe Cassidy, Stephen Cassidy, Willie O’Donnell, Bingo Driscoll, Paddy O’Connor, Brian McCabe, James Kavanagh, Michael Slowey, Martin Slowey, Kevin Lilly, John Cormican, Danny Leavy, Colm Scanlon, Dave Reynolds, Keith Murray, Gary McConnell, Richie Purcell, Mark Comerford, Darren Doherty, Robbie Dowd.

Roscommon: Derek Thompson, Eamon Gavin, Tom Ryan, Denis Gavin, Alan Nolan, Clifford McDonald, Kieran Hennegan, Don Connellan, Fergal O’Donnell, Frankie Dolan, Derek Duggan, Eddie Lohan, Frankie Grehan, Nigel Dineen, Lorcan Dowd.

Subs: Ronan Owens, Derek Allen, Enda Daly, John White, Tommy Grehan, John Gillooley, David Thompson, Sean Casey, Gerry Lohan, Dennis White, John Gilchrist, Donal Cassidy, Kieran Grogan, Bernard Butler.

Gárdaí vs N.Y. Irish American selection

4:30 p.m.

All interested players, contact Gary at (914) 337-5280.

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