Markievicz Park will host Allianz Hurling League Division 3A final between Donegal and Roscommon

Markievicz Park will host Allianz Hurling League Division 3A final between Donegal and Roscommon
Markievicz Park in Sligo has been confirmed as the venue of the Allianz Hurling League Division 3A final between Donegal and Roscommon on Sunday, April 6, throw-in 2pm.

Markievicz Park in Sligo has been confirmed as the venue of the Allianz Hurling League Division 3A final between Donegal and Roscommon on Sunday, April 6, throw-in 2pm.

Ray Durack’s team have lost just once this term - ironically against Saturday week’s opponents in Athleague on a 3-11 to 0-15 scoreline earlier this month.

Barring that, Donegal have overcome Fermanagh 2-19 to 1-13 in their opener in Ballyshannon; won 1-20 to 3-9 in Longford; eased past Monaghan 3-16 to 1-7 and an experiemental side defeated Louth 2-15 to 1-5 in Darver on Sunday.

In fact, it was only last June when Donegal won their first Nicky Rackard Cup title with a 3-20 to 3-16 win over Roscommon in a thrilling decider at Croke Park.

This time last year, Donegal were on their way to a drab 1-9 to 1-5 defeat in the Division 3A final at Breffni Park against Fingal, who now play Armagh to retain their Division 2 status. The winners of Donegal and Roscommon then meet the losers of that particular fixture of promotion.

“ We never performed in last year’s league final, which was a disappointment,” Durack said this week.

“But we’ve come on a lot in recent years so as much as we’d love promotion, Roscommon is our focus for now.”