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Replying To The_analyser:  "Whoever is over the fixture schedule in the Connacht GAA needs to be relieved of their duties

Both the Junior and Intermediate final on next Saturday at 1:30pm. Junior in the Hyde and the intermediate in kiltoom.


Rossfan this is our NFL fixtures

Rd 1 Sunday 29th Jan v Tyrone (H)
Rd 2 Sunday 5th Feb v Galway (A)
Rd 3 Sunday 19 Feb v Armagh (H)
Rd 4 Sunday 26th Feb v Monaghan (A)
Rd 5 Sunday 5th March v Mayo (H)
Rd 6 Saturday 18th March v Kerry (A)
Rd 7 Sunday 26th March v Donegal (H)"
It's hard to know what stage teams will be fitness wise. Remember we flew out of the traps was it in 16 and had some great wins over big Div 1 teams but it was clear Roscommon peaked early. Armagh did something similar last year in the league. Based on that, we probably would have the best chance of upsets in our initial games. Tyrone can be slow starters and we should have beaten them in the Hyde a few years ago in the league. Galway away won't be easy. Weather will also play a big part in the league games. Very hard to call. The first two home games will be very interesting.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 352 - 26/11/2022 18:11:08    2448789

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "If you can believe all you hear Donegal are in disarray, Monaghan will be rebuilding so we'd want to be winning those 2.
Armagh a winnable game.
After that would be nice to bate the 2 Connacht neighbours.
Well get nothing in Tralee and getting Tyrone first game is a good time to get them.
I have us on 12 points already....lol and all that"
Yeah, I'd be looking at Donegal, Monaghan, Armagh and possibly Mayo as very winnable games.
Hard to know what sort of a squad Tyrone will have, could be hopeful of getting something out of that one.
I think we can put the Kerry game in the bin and we could rattle Galway.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 819 - 28/11/2022 10:59:24    2448922

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Replying To Oddball:  "Yeah, I'd be looking at Donegal, Monaghan, Armagh and possibly Mayo as very winnable games.
Hard to know what sort of a squad Tyrone will have, could be hopeful of getting something out of that one.
I think we can put the Kerry game in the bin and we could rattle Galway."
With Dublin gone I think Kerry is the only write off in the division now. No reason why we can't compete in every other game if we are well prepared. Will probably be Galway without Shane Walsh also as I'd expect Kilmacud to be in the club final on 21/22 Jan and I'd imagine he'll take a break after. Tyrone will be gunning for this year IMO and it's a tough one to start with.

Primrose_and_blue (Roscommon) - Posts: 48 - 28/11/2022 12:19:19    2448941

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Replying To Primrose_and_blue:  "With Dublin gone I think Kerry is the only write off in the division now. No reason why we can't compete in every other game if we are well prepared. Will probably be Galway without Shane Walsh also as I'd expect Kilmacud to be in the club final on 21/22 Jan and I'd imagine he'll take a break after. Tyrone will be gunning for this year IMO and it's a tough one to start with."
True actually, Tyrone will have a big point to prove. I wouldn't take Donegal in the last game for granted either. Things might not be all rosey up there but if they get dragged into a relegation battle they will be hard bet in that game.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 352 - 28/11/2022 13:35:52    2448958

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Best of luck to our two representatives st dominics and st ronans this weekend in their respective finals. Don't know much about their opponents.

Steve7843 (Roscommon) - Posts: 13 - 30/11/2022 11:20:29    2449126

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Davy Burke led Maynooth college to the Div 1 league title tonight. A college that had never reached a league final before. The Walsh brothers Colin, Darragh played well for the winners. Charlie Carty also on the panel.

Hard luck to Rossies involved with UCD Ben O'Carroll, Daire Cregg two starters who had some decent moment and Cathal Feely off the bench scored a good point. Ciarán Sugrue unused sub.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3340 - 30/11/2022 21:20:55    2449201

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Davy Burke led Maynooth college to the Div 1 league title tonight. A college that had never reached a league final before. The Walsh brothers Colin, Darragh played well for the winners. Charlie Carty also on the panel.

Hard luck to Rossies involved with UCD Ben O'Carroll, Daire Cregg two starters who had some decent moment and Cathal Feely off the bench scored a good point. Ciarán Sugrue unused sub."
Good to see a good few Rossies doing well at 3rd level.
The number of lads involved at 3rd level is a good guide to strength at County level.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 551 - 01/12/2022 10:24:21    2449210

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Best of luck to both Dominics and Ronans tomorrow afternoon.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3340 - 02/12/2022 18:58:44    2449365

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Just walking out of Kiltoom. Better side on the day won and All the best to Dunmore in the All-Ireland series.

Still will be what ifs for Dominics. Had the match been rightly pushed back a week instead of the 6 day turnaround against a rested team and Dunmore played 20 minutes of that match with 14 men with the black and red. Tomas Gleeson given MOTM but for me the most outstanding player on the field was Keith Doyle and hopefully he can get injury free run and sees plenty of game time in Div 1.

I'll watch the Junior final later but i see a 9 point beating for Ronans. Clearly a step up to what they faced this year but should still look to build on a year of progress.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3340 - 03/12/2022 15:16:58    2449422

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Disrespectful to the intermediate competition to rush it off in that manner and not give both finalists at least two weeks to prepare. A provincial final is likely the biggest match/occasion for many of these club players and why the rush when the All Ireland semi final isn't on until 5 weeks time?

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2993 - 03/12/2022 16:15:44    2449433

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Commiserations to both clubs. Maybe a blessing in disguise for some of the county lads involved with Dominics and Strokestown. Although it's always nice to see Roscommon clubs do well it seemed like the long season took its toll on some of the Pearses and Faithleachs lads last year. No one missing for the league now due to club commitments either.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 352 - 03/12/2022 18:48:09    2449453

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Excellent article about Sean Mulryan in page 5 of the business section in today's Sunday Times. He is some man, and all I can say is that Roscommon GAA are very lucky to have such a generous main sponsor over so many years.
If you are reading this Sean, I hope that you and your family keep healthy for many more years and that your relationship with Roscommon GAA continues. We know that Roscommon County, its football teams and its people mean a lot to you.
You mean a lot to us!

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 134 - 04/12/2022 13:08:38    2449475

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Excellent article about Sean Mulryan in page 5 of the business section in today's Sunday Times. He is some man, and all I can say is that Roscommon GAA are very lucky to have such a generous main sponsor over so many years.
If you are reading this Sean, I hope that you and your family keep healthy for many more years and that your relationship with Roscommon GAA continues. We know that Roscommon County, its football teams and its people mean a lot to you.
You mean a lot to us!"
Second that. He's done so much for Roscommon you'd fear where we'd be without his generosity. Especially in an era now where you need serious resources to compete at any level.

After seeing Galways expenditure last year you would wonder how it's sustainable. I know they have hurling and football teams at senior level and the footballers got to an all Ireland but what happens this year when there is even more games in the football championship? There is going to be huge pressure on the resources of the smaller counties like Roscommon.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 352 - 04/12/2022 14:24:39    2449482

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Second that. He's done so much for Roscommon you'd fear where we'd be without his generosity. Especially in an era now where you need serious resources to compete at any level.

After seeing Galways expenditure last year you would wonder how it's sustainable. I know they have hurling and football teams at senior level and the footballers got to an all Ireland but what happens this year when there is even more games in the football championship? There is going to be huge pressure on the resources of the smaller counties like Roscommon."
Where would we be without Sean?

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 899 - 04/12/2022 19:40:45    2449517

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Replying To dave1988:  "Where would we be without Sean?"
Fair play to Mulryan right enough.
Where was Clubrossie all year?
Remember 2019 there were 2,000 members?
A decent amount of money would be raised from membership fees!!

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 551 - 04/12/2022 20:41:29    2449526

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Hard luck to st ronans and doms. Was at the ronans game and the game was over after 15 minutes. Clifden are a strong side and they were very accurate. Thought gary odaly played well for ronans considering he was being double marked for the entire game and the supply of ball he was getting was limited. I think he deserves a chance with the county.

Steve7843 (Roscommon) - Posts: 13 - 05/12/2022 12:02:54    2449555

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Fair play to Mulryan right enough.
Where was Clubrossie all year?
Remember 2019 there were 2,000 members?
A decent amount of money would be raised from membership fees!!"
Yes I paid every year but nothing since 2019. Don't understand it.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1839 - 05/12/2022 14:32:17    2449576

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Replying To endgame:  "Yes I paid every year but nothing since 2019. Don't understand it."
I could see why in 20 and 21 with Covid etc but there's a minimum €150k in membership fees easily available every year.
Would pay a lot of bills.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 551 - 06/12/2022 10:33:24    2449622

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "I could see why in 20 and 21 with Covid etc but there's a minimum €150k in membership fees easily available every year.
Would pay a lot of bills."
Not so sure there is, plenty of people are still wondering where all the money has gone from previous memberships and big draws?

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 350 - 06/12/2022 17:01:54    2449676

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Must have made at least 60 euro each out of the jackets, scarf,sticker last year

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1693 - 06/12/2022 18:29:29    2449685

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