Christy Ring Cup (Round 3): Roscommon v Meath on Saturday in Athleague at 1 pm
This game will be as close as you can get to the ‘dead rubber’ category as both sides are already in the semi-finals of the Christy Ring Cup. However, there is top spot in the group to play for when the sides meet in Athleague on Saturday.
Both teams have been equally impressive thus far with Roscommon’s remarkable turnaround in fortunes one of the stories of the year at this level. It will be interesting to see what attitude the teams will take to this match with a view to the knockout games later on.
A Roscommon win would certainly put down a marker for a possible clash in the final but I presume that Ciaran Comerford will be looking to fine tune the performance of his team in preparation for bigger tests ahead.
Nevertheless, it should be a very hard-fought game and an opportunity for Roscommon to play a very accomplished side who would certainly be the favourites to win this competition. A very interesting afternoon lies ahead in Athleague.