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Roscommon Ladies Connacht Final.

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Replying To SmokieRoss:  "Whoever thinks that ladies county board handled this well must have a vested interest with them. Carrying out a survey during a championship campaign stinks of interfering parents and players throwing the toys out of the pram and we all know what players and parents we are talking about here.

To only survey some of the players suggest it was orchestrated from a certain group. There are players on that panel who are only on it because their parents are involved in some capacity be it with the team or at county board level. It was interesting to hear that a lot of the older players were miffed while most of the younger players liked the manager and the set up.

Personally it's a sorry saga and the whole ladies county board should resign in block and start with a clean slate. Hopefully the clubs speak up at the county age and call for some heads to go.

Interesting there isn't much from the full time paid official with Ross Lgfa even though he was very quick to tweet earlier in the year."
The survey was put in the players group so every player had an opportunity to fill in the survey which 30 players did and 60% said they wouldnt play under her? am i missing somthing here? How were only some of the players surveyed when every player had access to the survey?

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 642 - 06/08/2021 13:22:05    2368231

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "The survey was put in the players group so every player had an opportunity to fill in the survey which 30 players did and 60% said they wouldnt play under her? am i missing somthing here? How were only some of the players surveyed when every player had access to the survey?"
So 18 players said they wouldn't play under her according to your stats so that means 12 of the others that filled it it out were not unhappy with her and its likely the players who didn't fill it out or weren't given the opportunity were also not unhappy with her so you would have to say that more than likely over half the panel were not unhappy with her or the management..

Again it points to a certain clicque as I referenced in my previous post who were behind the split and their parents. Lgfa county board should resign to have any hope of attracting any kind of a decent manager be it inside or outside.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 167 - 06/08/2021 19:19:17    2368302

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The chickens came home to roost in Kiltoom last night after the second loss in two weeks by a Roscommon underage team in a Connacht B final.

The minor team getting beat by Leitrim (who were missing their star player due to soccer commitments) is another backward step following on from the u16 loss to Sligo the week before. Apart from a few good saves from the Roscommon goalkeeper when Leitrim were one on one there was very little to take out of this performance from a Roscommon point of view.

Shane Curran famously tweeted "When you don't sow seeds the grass won't grow" after the Galway VS. Roscommon Senior Championship game last month.

Well there are very little seeds being sown in Ladies Football in this County and it is very much on a backward step.

Now lets take the recent statements from the Ladies Co. Board regarding putting an interim Management in place after the mishandling situation with Diane O'Hora.

"2 current members of the Co. LGFA Board are part of this management" - this is a peculiar and controlling situation to say the least.

"The girls are back in training and everyone is accounted for" - does this mean that the one or two that sulked earlier in the year when they did not get a game are back in the panel. This is some signal to send out to the other players that got on with it and played the games.

"we wish to clarify that Ballymore Properties who are our main sponsor have not made any representations to us in that regard" - well now what does this say - It is obvious that Ballymore wanted to distance themselves from the bad press around the exit of Diane O' Hora and after the Co. Board stating that sponsors were questioning the results of the team. So who were the sponsors that were supposedly upset by the results? After all the Main Sponsor did not get involved.

Interesting to see Laois and Kildare making it through to the Intermediate Semi-Finals.

rosco7 (Roscommon) - Posts: 25 - 12/08/2021 14:20:55    2370165

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Replying To rosco7:  "The chickens came home to roost in Kiltoom last night after the second loss in two weeks by a Roscommon underage team in a Connacht B final.

The minor team getting beat by Leitrim (who were missing their star player due to soccer commitments) is another backward step following on from the u16 loss to Sligo the week before. Apart from a few good saves from the Roscommon goalkeeper when Leitrim were one on one there was very little to take out of this performance from a Roscommon point of view.

Shane Curran famously tweeted "When you don't sow seeds the grass won't grow" after the Galway VS. Roscommon Senior Championship game last month.

Well there are very little seeds being sown in Ladies Football in this County and it is very much on a backward step.

Now lets take the recent statements from the Ladies Co. Board regarding putting an interim Management in place after the mishandling situation with Diane O'Hora.

"2 current members of the Co. LGFA Board are part of this management" - this is a peculiar and controlling situation to say the least.

"The girls are back in training and everyone is accounted for" - does this mean that the one or two that sulked earlier in the year when they did not get a game are back in the panel. This is some signal to send out to the other players that got on with it and played the games.

"we wish to clarify that Ballymore Properties who are our main sponsor have not made any representations to us in that regard" - well now what does this say - It is obvious that Ballymore wanted to distance themselves from the bad press around the exit of Diane O' Hora and after the Co. Board stating that sponsors were questioning the results of the team. So who were the sponsors that were supposedly upset by the results? After all the Main Sponsor did not get involved.

Interesting to see Laois and Kildare making it through to the Intermediate Semi-Finals."
Congrats to the roscommon ladies on their victory over longford yesterday.

I think when a temporary management is put in place some of the executive have to be on it - maybe i am wrong but nearly sure thats the ruling.

Time for some serious thought to be put in about who will be the next manager as it will be one of the most important appointments.

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 642 - 16/08/2021 13:58:04    2371977

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November 29th 2020 in the intermediate All-Ireland semi final.

Westmeath 2-9 Roscommon 0-13. Roscommon was the better team in that match but let down by two goal keeping errors.

Today in the intermediate All-Ireland final

Westmeath 4-19 Wexford 0-6

I think that highlights more that anything else how far Roscommon has fallen back in a short space of time under Diane O'Hora and under new management now will do well to get back to the level of where they were.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 420 - 05/09/2021 17:07:15    2377932

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@rosco7 no as Longford ended up in a relegation battle and there is a huge difference in a one off group game result compared to a knock out All-Ireland semi final tie.

For all of this upheaval in Offaly their ladies have just gained promotion to Intermediate grade via a play off.

Diana O'Hora was a high profile appointment brought in on the huge hope to build on the progress that was made under Michael Finneran and no amount of complaining to the media and excuses used Roscommon were left fighting for survival and may well have got relegated if Diana didn't step aside.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 420 - 06/09/2021 19:23:03    2378325

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