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I think post is honest, team appeared to lose focus against Clare in the last few minutes of the game which cost them. Players would have to take responsibility for this, cannot afford to switch off at this level. Talented bunch so hope they do realize their potential. Back a few years ago I would have liked to have seen Nigil Dineen in charge based on how well he did with U21. Whoever comes in is taking over a matured team

roscommon1944 (Roscommon) - Posts: 264 - 05/08/2022 18:34:03    2436370

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "I hate replies like this - all those lads train and train and train to perform the best they can for roscommon, Do you think they go out to have a bad game or lose. Its as simple as this that is the level roscommon is at."
No player goes out to perform poorly or they don't train hard but that doesn't mean that the manager must take the blame when they do perform badly.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1273 - 05/08/2022 19:17:14    2436374

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Looking for a new U20 manager now along with the senior.

All the best Liam Tully, like with the U17s in 2017 he led his side to a Connacht title and All-Ireland final appearance. This year not helped by injuries.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3205 - 05/08/2022 19:36:02    2436375

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I see the Roscommon U20 manager Liam Tully has stepped down and it was April when his team was knocked out. A lot long to reach a decision than Anthony Cunningham with the seniors.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 675 - 05/08/2022 19:52:18    2436377

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Looking for a new U20 manager now along with the senior.

All the best Liam Tully, like with the U17s in 2017 he led his side to a Connacht title and All-Ireland final appearance. This year not helped by injuries."
Think we did leave a Connacht U20 title behind us this season. Should never have lost that game against Sligo.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1775 - 06/08/2022 10:47:28    2436393

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Replying To endgame:  "Think we did leave a Connacht U20 title behind us this season. Should never have lost that game against Sligo."
33 scoring chances created against Sligo just 1-11 scored and lost by 1 with the winning score kicked deep into injury time.

Moving on. I chose Boyle v Western Gaels of the four club games last night. Had the potential to be a good close encounter Boyle put that idea to bed with 3 goals and 11 point lead after 15 minutes. Daire Cregg very impressive with 2-5, Cian McKeon with 0-5 1 mark and 4 from play. With Enda Smith to return they look like a contender but some work to do defensively if they are to make it past the last 4.

Western Gaels best served by the Cregg brothers, if they aren't careful they could find themselves in another relegation battle.

Elsewhere good win for Clann considering how many first choice players was out. Oran with a narrow win over the neighbours and a real stroll for the defending champions

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3205 - 06/08/2022 16:11:52    2436451

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Replying To The_analyser:  "33 scoring chances created against Sligo just 1-11 scored and lost by 1 with the winning score kicked deep into injury time.

Moving on. I chose Boyle v Western Gaels of the four club games last night. Had the potential to be a good close encounter Boyle put that idea to bed with 3 goals and 11 point lead after 15 minutes. Daire Cregg very impressive with 2-5, Cian McKeon with 0-5 1 mark and 4 from play. With Enda Smith to return they look like a contender but some work to do defensively if they are to make it past the last 4.

Western Gaels best served by the Cregg brothers, if they aren't careful they could find themselves in another relegation battle.

Elsewhere good win for Clann considering how many first choice players was out. Oran with a narrow win over the neighbours and a real stroll for the defending champions"
Boyle as good thats in the county. Only thing that will stop them is self belief. Have more than enough quailty to beat any team in county. That said the big three in the south have better belief to win a championship. Any team with the likes of two smiths McKeon and the two Creggs should fear no one. They have others standing up like Goldrick so far this year. If they keep current form and get Enda back from injury they are Pearses biggest challengers imo

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 985 - 06/08/2022 20:31:08    2436479

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Terrible start for Kilbride in intermediate, thought that game would be much tighter. Worrying margin of defeat for Tulsk as well in their group, huge game against Strokestown next. Early favourites for relegation along with Western Gaels?

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 233 - 08/08/2022 10:21:59    2436611

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Terrible start for Kilbride in intermediate, thought that game would be much tighter. Worrying margin of defeat for Tulsk as well in their group, huge game against Strokestown next. Early favourites for relegation along with Western Gaels?"
Faithleach's must be one of 3 favourites for the drop along side Tulsk and Elphin

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 298 - 08/08/2022 10:47:24    2436614

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Was very impressed with boyle the other night. They played some lovely football but western gaels were poor so hard to gauge. Daire Cregg was superb and scored an awful lot. Harder tests to come im sure though.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 190 - 08/08/2022 11:07:34    2436619

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Replying To reffingmad:  "Faithleach's must be one of 3 favourites for the drop along side Tulsk and Elphin"
Do you think Western Gaels will beat Faithleachs?

Who was doing the damage for Pearses against Tulsk?

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 233 - 08/08/2022 12:28:55    2436636

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Boyle as good thats in the county. Only thing that will stop them is self belief. Have more than enough quailty to beat any team in county. That said the big three in the south have better belief to win a championship. Any team with the likes of two smiths McKeon and the two Creggs should fear no one. They have others standing up like Goldrick so far this year. If they keep current form and get Enda back from injury they are Pearses biggest challengers imo"
Boyle are as good as any team in the county with forward options and scorers but if they are to come up against the likes of Pearses, a full strength Clann and Brigids in the knock out stages they will be stopped if they don't shore up defensively.

MachaireConnacht Pearses had a spread of 8 scorers against Tulsk, Colleran 0-5,T Butler 1-2,P Carey 0-4,E Kelly 0-3 among their top scorers. Tulsk have a handful of players out and will need them back if they end up in a relegation decider.

Other games i took in this weekend Elphin v Glaveys, Castlerea v Kilbride. Excellent win by Glaveys with such a depleted starting team. Andy Glennon key in getting a what could be a vital win to avoid the relegation play off. Elphin in real trouble, a real fight on their hands to avoid the drop.

Castlerea looking fit and full of running perhaps will give a better account of themselves in the knock out stages? got off to flying start yesterday 8 ahead in the opening 20 minutes and finished the game strong Adam McDermott with 1-6 the stand out and his goal was a fine individual effort. Kilbride with just 7 scores over 60 minutes lucky for them they got 3 goals. No Devaney,Walsh of course doesn't help.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3205 - 08/08/2022 16:38:43    2436694

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Terrible start for Kilbride in intermediate, thought that game would be much tighter. Worrying margin of defeat for Tulsk as well in their group, huge game against Strokestown next. Early favourites for relegation along with Western Gaels?"
Western Gaels favourite for relegation?? They were very poor in the first half at the weekend but I don't think they are the worst team in the championship. They will need to improve to beat either Clan or Faithleachs but I certainly don't think they will go down.

D.Hyde (Roscommon) - Posts: 52 - 08/08/2022 19:56:06    2436719

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Replying To reffingmad:  "Faithleach's must be one of 3 favourites for the drop along side Tulsk and Elphin"
Faithleachs were good until a calamitous two minutes cost them v Clan . I think they've enough to survive. Elphin and Western Gaels could be potentially the ones to fight out relegation.
In intermediate Kilbride are well well off getting even near to challenge. Comprehensively beaten the weekend and Castlerea are no great shakes. Dominics are stand out favourites to win at inter mediate and shouldn't encounter many wobbles on the way. Aidans and Kilbride could be the relegation battlers. Kilglass and Pearses B in the Junior with possibly St Michael's a dark horse.

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 1047 - 08/08/2022 19:56:07    2436720

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Did anyone get to the creggs vs croans match? I feel a draw is a good result for creggs there. And also a weakened Dominic's getting the job done vs Shannon gaels. Surely this is St Dominic's championship to lose?

Ros4sam1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 2 - 08/08/2022 19:57:51    2436721

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Took in 3 games over the weekend first up was my home club padraig pearses against Tulsk. Tulsk were really really poor and i would fear for them staying up. Pearses were very good throughout but i wouldnt read too much into it with the level of opposition. With pearses having a couple of lads back in yet they will not be too far a wat come the business end. Emmet Kelly impressive when introduced along with jack tumulty and butler.

On Saturday i was up near Kilmore for work so went in and had a look at fuerty and Kilmore. Fuerty were full value for their win but made hard work of it. the introduction of a few wise heads for Kilmore nearly swung it in their favour. Best for fuerty on the night was cormac lavin excellent second half. Some big names to come back for fuerty including niall kilroy i believe they will be in the mix.

Last game was sunday St Josephs vs Padriag Pearses - Josephs gave us plenty of it and we were lucky to come away with the win.Josephs down by 6 at have time brought it back to two and had all the momentum but two serious looking injuries to both midfielders Johnny Mannion and Liam Egan ended the fight back from the joes losing by 4.

Pearses prob favourites for junior but need to improve Josephs played well for spells but if both midfielders are gone for a long period i would fear from them. Best on the day was Daniel Glynn wiith 8 points

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 720 - 09/08/2022 10:34:26    2436764

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Any word on the street of interest in the Roscommon job or have we approached anyone

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 835 - 09/08/2022 10:57:56    2436767

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Replying To dave1988:  "Any word on the street of interest in the Roscommon job or have we approached anyone"
It's been fairly quiet the last week alright. Bohan seems to be the name linked but the fact he turned it down before I'd have doubts about whether he would have changed his mind. Personally I'd be going all out for Cian O'Neill, he has worked wonders with Galway this year and I think there would be a chance of him leaving for a division 1 management gig. Realistically do we have the resources to attract someone of that calibre though? I really don't think anyone internal has the credentials, Flanagan would be the only one possibly but would have some reservations there too. His style works well for Pearses with the type of players they have but our slow transition and lateral handpassing was a major issue this year and is outdated at county level now where it is all about quick transition from back to front.

Primrose_and_blue (Roscommon) - Posts: 18 - 09/08/2022 14:08:52    2436815

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Replying To Primrose_and_blue:  "It's been fairly quiet the last week alright. Bohan seems to be the name linked but the fact he turned it down before I'd have doubts about whether he would have changed his mind. Personally I'd be going all out for Cian O'Neill, he has worked wonders with Galway this year and I think there would be a chance of him leaving for a division 1 management gig. Realistically do we have the resources to attract someone of that calibre though? I really don't think anyone internal has the credentials, Flanagan would be the only one possibly but would have some reservations there too. His style works well for Pearses with the type of players they have but our slow transition and lateral handpassing was a major issue this year and is outdated at county level now where it is all about quick transition from back to front."
O'Neill seems to be a good no 2 or assistant manager.
Wasn't great as a manager with Kildare, his native County.
Co Board asking Clubs to submit nominations this week.
So are they either starting a long process or have someone lined up but want a Club to nominate them.???

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 377 - 09/08/2022 17:30:13    2436857

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Don Connellan

worple (Roscommon) - Posts: 311 - 09/08/2022 18:29:39    2436862

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