The U14 County finals take place on Monday next the 2nd May in Tulsk, in what should be two exciting and hard-fought games. The B Final will take place at 1 pm and will be followed by the Feile Final at 2.30 pm. The winners of the Feile final will represent Roscommon in Feile in Galway and will be hosted by Mullagh.
Oran play Padraig Pearses in the U14 B final. These two teams met in the earlier round and shared the points so this should be an evenly-contested match. This is Oran’s first time in a U14 final for a number of years, however Padraig Pearses have contested many a final over the last few years.
Padraig Pearses Panel: Grace Dooley, Michelle Kelly, Erica Greene, Grainne Lohan, Nicole Curley, Michaela Brooks, Megan Finnerty, Sine Ryan, Niamh Murray, Katie Cullen, Ellen Grehan, Lorraine Kenny, Roisin Costello, Megan Donnelly, Sarah Glennon, Aoife Dolan, Katie Phelan, Valerie Ward, Claire Butler, Ellen Butler, Aoife Hibbitt, Rachel Greene, Rebecca Blackweir.
Management: Belinda Dooley, Patty Ward, Padraig Dooley.
Oran Panel: Aine Farrell, Anna Fox, Aoife McDermott, Avril Greene, Catherine Fallon, Chloe Concannon, Grainne Whyte, Katie Elliffe, Kelly Staunton, Laoise Fitzpatrick, Laura O’Sullivan, Leah Rowe, Michaela Fallon, Michelle Carty, Patsy Farrell, Rachel McNamara, Ruth Keegan, Sharon Feeley, Stacey O’Beirne, Zuhura Axmed. Management: Michael Kelly, Catriona Morris, Maeve Healy.
The Feile na nGael Final will be contested by Athleague and Roscommon Gaels. Athleague will go in as favourites as the have defeated all teams in the competition easily. Athleague are also going for a two-in-a-row with eleven of the panel coming from last year’s winning team. They will be looking for performances from Niamh Farrell and Ellen Brennan in the back-line, Rachel Fitmaurice and Rebecca Brennan in the middle and Chloe Whyte Lennon and Aoife Brandon up front.
Athleague Panel: Aoife Brandon, Aoife Beades, Aoife Brennan, Aoibhe Tiernan, Chloe Whyte Lennon, Eala Coyle, Ellen Brennan, Emily Crean, Katie Brennan, Katie Lavin, Katie Snype, Lara Croghan, Laura Keenan, Meabh Tiernan, Niamh Farrell, Nora Brennan, Rachel Fitzmaurice, Rachel Neilan, Rebecca Brennan, Rebecca Neilan, Yasmine Tighe. Management: Caoilfhionn Ui Chuinn, Seamus Farrell, Ned Lennon.
This is Roscommon Gaels’ first time to compete in the Feile final and last year’s B final win was a stepping stone to reaching this year’s A Final. They have been very consistent throughout the championship and will be hoping that some of their key players like Jessica McDermott, Etain Hession, Caoimhe Shanagher, Fiona Tully, Colleen Kelly and Swetha Ganesh will play to their potential and upset the odds and win the Feile na nGael title for the first time since the club was reformed in 2007.
Roscommon Gaels panel: Amy Dolan, Aoife Tully, Aoife Garvey, Aoife Donnellan, Aine O’Connor, Colleen Kelly, Caoimhe Shanagher, Ciara Browne, Emily Collins, Emily Dolan, Erica Neilan, Etain Hession, Fiona Tully, Jessica McDermott, Louise McConn, Lisa Mullen, Molly Collins, Niamh McDermott, Roberta Jeffreys, Roisin Coyle, Rachel Corcoran, Roisin Timothy, Swetha Ganesh, Sarah McDermott, Tara Dolan. Management: Liam Bracken, Kenneth Kelly, Teresa Hession, Micheál Kelly, Niamh Kilmartin.