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Well done to St Ronans into the Connacht Junior final. With 5 minutes of normal time it was 0-9 each and it looked to be heading for extra time but Ronans better fitness proved the difference as they would outscore Owenmore 1-3 without reply.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3313 - 12/11/2022 14:35:39    2447295

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Well done to St Ronans into the Connacht Junior final. With 5 minutes of normal time it was 0-9 each and it looked to be heading for extra time but Ronans better fitness proved the difference as they would outscore Owenmore 1-3 without reply."
Well done Ronans and good luck in the Final.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 512 - 12/11/2022 16:16:17    2447307

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Congratulations to St Ronans, after a very tough week in the club they showed what a great club they are. Great way to honour Paddys memory. Rip

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 345 - 13/11/2022 09:12:14    2447348

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So what's the story with the divisional tournament ? Only heard about it yesterday. Similar set up to Meath ? Inter / junior non county players or ? Was it a worthwhile exercise ?

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1009 - 13/11/2022 12:16:23    2447359

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Replying To BigSur:  "So what's the story with the divisional tournament ? Only heard about it yesterday. Similar set up to Meath ? Inter / junior non county players or ? Was it a worthwhile exercise ?"
Only North and "West" entered.
West had teams along the Shannon!
Final was played in that stupid balloon instead if playing it at a Ros venue.
I'm sure the lads who opted to play will be happy and maybe Davy Burke saw something on someone.
From whatcI heard of the teams Jason Doory would be the best known (U20 AI finalist) .

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 512 - 13/11/2022 14:16:19    2447373

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Going to take a serious effort from Strokestown next Sunday in Tuam to topple Moycullen in that form.

That was All-Ireland contender display from the Galway champions this afternoon in MacHale Park. Fair play to Don Connellan he had them in serious shape and motoring.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3313 - 13/11/2022 15:09:04    2447379

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I can't see Stokestown winning unfortunately. I'm not sure if they have been fully committed to a championship run after winning the county title.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 813 - 14/11/2022 19:12:48    2447585

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Ciaran Lennon returning to panel next year good news fine player who hasn't actually played in the championship I don't think yet which is mad, natural ball winner inside and someone we can really use I feel.

Rossie2020 (Roscommon) - Posts: 161 - 18/11/2022 13:45:29    2448056

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Replying To Rossie2020:  "Ciaran Lennon returning to panel next year good news fine player who hasn't actually played in the championship I don't think yet which is mad, natural ball winner inside and someone we can really use I feel."
I recall him playing against Dublin in 2018.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2953 - 18/11/2022 14:23:04    2448065

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "I recall him playing against Dublin in 2018."
Could well have done! Maybe he hasn't played in Connacht was very unlucky a few times going into championship to get injured after playing well in league

Rossie2020 (Roscommon) - Posts: 161 - 18/11/2022 20:35:52    2448117

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Best of luck to Strokestown and St Dominics in their Connacht senior and intermediate semi finals tomorrow. Have picked Tuam match to attend while will be watching the intermediate match on the stream afterwards.

Well done to Fergal O'Donnell on leading Tourlestrane to their first Connacht final for 40 years.

Clifden for St Ronans in the Connacht Junior final in early December.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3313 - 19/11/2022 15:41:00    2448163

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Replying To Rossie2020:  "Ciaran Lennon returning to panel next year good news fine player who hasn't actually played in the championship I don't think yet which is mad, natural ball winner inside and someone we can really use I feel."
Probably our best tackling forward to imo.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 894 - 20/11/2022 12:24:42    2448213

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Not to be for Strokestown. Some fighting display to bring it into extra time in a game where defences was on top. 7 point margin extremely harsh and before the 1st goal i thought I was a free out, one of a number of bad calls that didn't go Strokestown way. Down to 14 men then was game over.

All the best to Moycullen in the final, so well drilled under Don Connellan will take a good team to beat them.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3313 - 20/11/2022 16:16:56    2448229

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Some of the refereeing decisions were poor yesterday, Strokestown 4 points up, on top and cruising, when the referee decides to issue a black card to Strokestown Midfielder David Butler. It was never a black card in a million years. It completely changed the game. With defenses on top in those conditions a 4 point lead was huge and looking likely to be increased at that point. Now Strokestown were missing a midfielder and lose the momentum they had gained and are suddenly on the back foot, Moycullen scored 4 points while having that extra man and midfield advantage. This completely changed the dynamic of the game.

4 minutes added time were signaled at the end of the 2nd half, the referee played over 6 for absolutely no reason, giving Moycullen a last minute free to win it which they missed.

Then in first half of extra time when the sides were level, the Strokestown the corner back is coming out of defense with the ball, gets a clear push in the back and falls, the referee gives a free to Moycullen on the edge of the square for for the corner back touching the ball on the ground, an outrageous call in my opinion and the game ending goal was scored from the quick free.

I have no doubt Moycullen will win Connacht now and good luck to them, but its very frustrating when a referee continually makes poor decisions and decides the outcome of a game.

Romell01 (Roscommon) - Posts: 15 - 21/11/2022 12:13:45    2448302

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Replying To Romell01:  "Some of the refereeing decisions were poor yesterday, Strokestown 4 points up, on top and cruising, when the referee decides to issue a black card to Strokestown Midfielder David Butler. It was never a black card in a million years. It completely changed the game. With defenses on top in those conditions a 4 point lead was huge and looking likely to be increased at that point. Now Strokestown were missing a midfielder and lose the momentum they had gained and are suddenly on the back foot, Moycullen scored 4 points while having that extra man and midfield advantage. This completely changed the dynamic of the game.

4 minutes added time were signaled at the end of the 2nd half, the referee played over 6 for absolutely no reason, giving Moycullen a last minute free to win it which they missed.

Then in first half of extra time when the sides were level, the Strokestown the corner back is coming out of defense with the ball, gets a clear push in the back and falls, the referee gives a free to Moycullen on the edge of the square for for the corner back touching the ball on the ground, an outrageous call in my opinion and the game ending goal was scored from the quick free.

I have no doubt Moycullen will win Connacht now and good luck to them, but its very frustrating when a referee continually makes poor decisions and decides the outcome of a game."
There's a lot of talk about abuse to referee's and people lacking respect for their job.
Firstly I wasn't at the game but I was intrigued by your slating of the referee so I read a few reports on the game. No independent reporter seem to have any issue with him as a referee. In fact the Irish independent stated that the black card was correct . What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play. Maybe that's the angle you should look at rather than just throwing cheap shots behind the cover of a fictional name .

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1149 - 21/11/2022 20:32:37    2448372

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Replying To eoinog:  "There's a lot of talk about abuse to referee's and people lacking respect for their job.
Firstly I wasn't at the game but I was intrigued by your slating of the referee so I read a few reports on the game. No independent reporter seem to have any issue with him as a referee. In fact the Irish independent stated that the black card was correct . What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play. Maybe that's the angle you should look at rather than just throwing cheap shots behind the cover of a fictional name ."
Did you see highlights yourself?
The black card for Butler was deemed a trip by the Ref but it was more a soccer type late tackle as Galway lad got to the ball first.
Before the 1st goal the Town defender got some "hoosh" from behind whether accidental or deliberate I'm not sure.
As you say 2 points from play in 80 minutes or 3 in total from the 10 minute won't win you a game even in November.
We still have Ronans and Doms.
I'd say the latter have a decent chance of winning Connacht .

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 512 - 22/11/2022 12:12:10    2448403

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Replying To eoinog:  "There's a lot of talk about abuse to referee's and people lacking respect for their job.
Firstly I wasn't at the game but I was intrigued by your slating of the referee so I read a few reports on the game. No independent reporter seem to have any issue with him as a referee. In fact the Irish independent stated that the black card was correct . What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play. Maybe that's the angle you should look at rather than just throwing cheap shots behind the cover of a fictional name ."
Your post makes no sense, why would you argue about a game you admit you haven't seen. So you have absolutely no idea what happened or the context of the referee's decisions.

We are allowed to criticize a poor performance like yesterday, i think you are confused on the meaning of showing respect for referees, that refers to verbal and physical abuse at games. there was none of that and I certainly am not condoning that either. I am simply pointing out his errors that changed the course of the game.
As for no reports of his bad decisions, I suggest you attend a fixture or at least watch it on TV before coming out with that holier than thou nonsense.
The very first paragraph on the match when i googled a report, below

Kevin Egan at Tuam Stadium

Strokestown put in arguably their best performance of the year against a highly-rated Moycullen side in Tuam Stadium this afternoon, but ultimately were undone by a combination of the Galway side's superior firepower in extra-time, allied to a handful of controversial and consequential refereeing decisions from referee John Gilmartin.

"A handful of controversial and consequential refereeing decisions from Referee John Gilmartin"
Shouldn't the reporter point out his mistakes??

Romell01 (Roscommon) - Posts: 15 - 22/11/2022 13:09:21    2448413

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Replying To eoinog:  "There's a lot of talk about abuse to referee's and people lacking respect for their job.
Firstly I wasn't at the game but I was intrigued by your slating of the referee so I read a few reports on the game. No independent reporter seem to have any issue with him as a referee. In fact the Irish independent stated that the black card was correct . What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play. Maybe that's the angle you should look at rather than just throwing cheap shots behind the cover of a fictional name ."
Irish independent journalist would need to read what is deemed a black card.

It was a yellow max as mentioned on the GAA ie, Examiner and RTÉ reports. That was momentum shifter. Down to 14 and Strokestown on top in midfield at the time and leading 4-0. It was 4-4 by the time David Butler returned to the field.

With defences on top it wasn't a match for scores from play and in 60 minutes Moycullen who scored 3-18 v Westport only managed 0-3 from play all coming from Antrim man Gallagher.

One or the first goal was going to prove a huge difference in that game and it came via a quickly taken free that should have went to Strokestown. Them the breaks in a tight competitive contest.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3313 - 22/11/2022 13:45:50    2448424

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Replying To eoinog:  "There's a lot of talk about abuse to referee's and people lacking respect for their job.
Firstly I wasn't at the game but I was intrigued by your slating of the referee so I read a few reports on the game. No independent reporter seem to have any issue with him as a referee. In fact the Irish independent stated that the black card was correct . What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play. Maybe that's the angle you should look at rather than just throwing cheap shots behind the cover of a fictional name ."
What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play.

Well if you actually went to the game or watched it on TV, this would not "have jumped out at you"
Moycullen scored 3pts from play over the whole hour of normal time, all 3pts coming from the 10 minutes the referee incorrectly awarded them the advantage of an extra man. Moycullen scored ZERO points from play over the full hour while both sides had 15 men.

More from Match report:
However the game changed completely when Gilmartin decreed that David Butler's late arrival to a loose ball constituted a cynical trip, and the midfielder received a black card. By the time he returned the field, Moycullen were back on level terms, with momentum, after scores from Dessie Conneely and Owen Gallagher.

It appeared throughout the contest that frees came that little bit easier to Moycullen, and they led 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time, a score that remarkably was unchanged until the 27th minute of the second half.


Maybe you should follow your own advice about cheap shots from behind a fictional name

Romell01 (Roscommon) - Posts: 15 - 22/11/2022 14:00:09    2448426

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Replying To eoinog:  "There's a lot of talk about abuse to referee's and people lacking respect for their job.
Firstly I wasn't at the game but I was intrigued by your slating of the referee so I read a few reports on the game. No independent reporter seem to have any issue with him as a referee. In fact the Irish independent stated that the black card was correct . What jumped out at me was that after 80 mins of football Strokestown kicked 2 points from play. Maybe that's the angle you should look at rather than just throwing cheap shots behind the cover of a fictional name ."
Eoinog, you have been using a fictional name and throwing cheap shots at various Roscommon posters for years. In fact you seem to be obsessed with trying to annoy Roscommon posters for some very sad reason. I think that is very reasonable having looked at the match to say that the black card should in all honesty should have been a yellow as the player made a genuine effort to get the ball, and it was a push in the back of a Strokestown player before the critical goal. They were marginal calls, but I think the ref got both of them wrong. In addition, the player did not take the free kick for the goal from the correct position.
Having said all of that the best team won and I wish them the best in the final.

I personally won't be replying to any of your posts again and I would urge Roscommon supporters to do the same as all you are trying to do is cause another row.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 98 - 22/11/2022 14:22:12    2448429

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