Big games ahead this weekend in round two of the national league

Donegal boss Rory Gallagher is hopeful that his youthful squad will benefit from the experience of playing a strong Kerry side in their opening game of this year’s National League last weekend.

Donegal head to Dr Hyde Park to face Roscommon this Sunday, and Gallagher says that he is happy the squad are facing tough games every week at this time of the year…

Roscommon beat Donegal in the league last year, and defender Ryan McHugh says that they know they will get nothing easy this weekend…

Leitrim and Wexford both started Division Four win impressive wins last weekend, and they go head-to-head in Carrick-on-Shannon this Sunday.

It’s a new-look Leitrim panel under Brendan Guckian, and selector John O’Mahony says that it is still early days for this squad…

Sligo will journey to Thurles tomorrow ahead of Sunday’s National League round two tie against Tipperary.

The home side will be looking to pick up their second home win in a row after last week’s narrow defeat of Antrim, while the Yeats men are looking to build on their opening-day draw with Armagh.

Sligo captain Neil Ewing admits it will be a tough game against last year’s Munster finalists.

Ahead of the game, the squad will attend tonight’s launch of Club Sligo 2017 at the Southern Hotel.

The event gets underway from 7.30pm and is open to everyone, and County Board treasurer Peter Greene is encouraging supporters to come along…

The Sligo senior hurling squad flew out to Birmingham this morning ahead of tomorrow’s National League opener against Warwickshire.

Declan Loughnane’s side face the English team at 2pm in Pairc na hEireann.

Fermanagh are away to Longford in the other game in the division on Sunday, while Leitrim are not in action this weekend.

Donegal begin their campaign with a home game against Louth in Letterkenny’s O’Donnell Park, also on Sunday at 2pm.