GAA Connacht Senior Football Championship

Roscommon name starting 15 to face Leitrim

Forward line features Smith and Murtagh brothers

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Roscommon name starting 15 to face Leitrim

Roscommon have named a strong team for Saturday's clash with Leitrim

Roscommon have named a strong team to start the defence of their Connacht Senior Football Championship title with two sets of brothers in the forward line.

Boyle's Enda & Donie Smith and St. Faithleach's Diarmuid & Ciaran Murtagh will be joined by Elphin's Fintan Cregg and Fuerty's Niall Kilroy in a fearsome looking forward line that doesn't include Cathal Cregg and Conor Daly.

The team is an experienced one which features no championship debutantes in the starting 15 however there are a number of the subs who have yet to play a championship match for Roscommon.

Captain Conor Devaney starts at wing back and will make his 23rd championship appearance on Saturday with a Championship tally of 5-24 points to his name to date.

The full forward line of Donie Smith and the Murtagh Brothers have a combined championship score tally of 6-96 in a combined 48 games.

The full Roscommon team and subs is as follows:

1 Colm Lavin Éire Óg

2 David Murray Padraig Pearses

3 Peter Domican St. Brigid’s

4 Niall McInerney St. Brigid’s

5 John McManus Roscommon Gaels

6 Brian Stack St. Brigid’s

7 Conor Devaney (Captain) Kilbride

8 Cathal Compton Strokestown

9 Tadgh O’Rourke Tulsk

10 Enda Smith Boyle

11 Niall Kilroy Fuerty

12 Fintan Cregg Elphin

13 Donie Smith Boyle

14 Diarmuid Murtagh St. Faithleach’s

15 Ciaran Murtagh St. Faithleach’s

16 James Featherstone Roscommon Gaels

17 Cathal Cregg Western Gaels

18 Conor Daly Padraig Pearses

19 Finbar Cregg Western Gaels

20 Gary Patterson Michael Glavey’s

21 Ian Kilbride St. Brigid’s

22 Padraig Kelly St. Brigid’s

23 Ronan Stack St. Brigid’s

24 Ross Timothy St. Croan’s

25 Sean McDermott Western Gaels

26 Shane Killoran Elphin

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