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Roscommon GAA thread - 2 Like(s)
U17 team and subs named for tonights opening Connacht championship game. No Sean McDonnell (Strokestown) one of the stand players in the championship last year due to injury. Patrick Gaynor (Western Gaels) Liam Finneran (Castlerea) Gordon Casey (Ballinameen) Martin Connaughton (St Ciarans) Alan Conroy (St Croans) Keelan Kelly (Pearses) Colin Murray (St Ciarans) Darragh Devaney (Kilmore) Declan Kennedy (Shannon Gaels) Sam Hannon (Roscommon Gaels) Eoin Collins (St Croans) Cathal Enright (Elphin) Dara Curran (Castlerea) Stephen Tighe (Strokestown) Dean Casey (Ballinameen) Subs Cillian Hussey (Tulsk) Anthony Cox (St Faithleachs) Kyle Mahon (Clann na nGael) Conor Kennedy (St Croans) Jeff Oates (St Michaels) Ciaran Mulry (Roscommon Gaels) Joe McKeon (Kimore) Michael Brooks (Pearses) Ross Glynn (Pearses) Hopefully the poor weather doesn't ruin another championship match. Best of luck to the young Roscommon players

The_analyser (National) - 12/04/2024 14:28:32

Roscommon GAA thread - 2 Like(s)

Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Best of luck to the minor team and management tonight. Interesting to see the representation of clubs on the minor team in comparison to the senior team. No players from St Brigid's, Clan na Gael or Boyle on the starting 15. Great to see young lads from various Intermediate and Junior clubs getting a chance to represent their county. Hope it goes well for them."
That struck me about the representation from the clubs as well. There are two Casey's from Ballinameen starting, two players from St. Croans, two from St Ciaran's and a lad from Shannon gaels. I suppose it's a gaa strength of Roscommon that while we're a small county population wise, Gaelic football is played all over the county and players can be sourced for the county team from any parish and that doesn't necessarily hold true for all counties. Never easy to go to McHale Park but hopefully we can get something out of there tonight.

endgame (National) - 12/04/2024 17:01:45

Attendances 2024 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To OpenStand:  "Back in the day there was less matchs and you went to every championship game because the first might be your last ...now theres this group and that group and tailtean cups etc ...the compressed season means league is on top of championship ensuring no time to generate interest in championship until its nearly over.Outside of All Ireland semis & Finals the Munster Hurling Championship & Ulster Football are the only 2 products with significant interst w Those in Croke Park seem to be only interested in Concerts or other large Sports big events and forgetting about the grassroots away from Dublin, they cant seem to get the gaa season ran off quick enough and out of the way."
Intercounty hurling season is 2 weeks shorter than 2019 season, the last pre split season and pre covid. So they got rid of the hurling league quarter finals, championship is ran over over 13 weeks instead of 14 and April club month is gone, can people please stop talking this nonsense around compressed season. The issues regards the football championship are around how its structured more than anything else.

TerribleFootwork (National) - 12/04/2024 14:04:50

Attendances 2024 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Pikeman96:  "Agreed. I've maintained from Day 1 of the split season that people who complain about "the compressed season" or say "put the All-Ireland Finals back to September" have little or no regard for the club game and the club game at all - i.e. probably 99% or more of the GAA's total playing population. Every inter-county player I know is supportive of the split season too, as it means they know they won't have to try serve two masters at the same time. They can concentrate 100% on the county stuff for as long as they're involved, and then move back to the club afterwards. I do agree however that there are too many matches during the inter-county season, and particularly in recent years at U17 and U20 level, where there are round-robin groups and 'B' competitions springing up all over the place."
I dont think there is too many inter county matches at u17 or u20 at all as these are development grades after all and about developing as many players as possible and there ahould be plenty of games. Problem is not so much how much teams are playing but how much players are training for all these teams

KillingFields (National) - 12/04/2024 14:41:39

Roscommon GAA thread - 1 Like(s)
Best of luck to the minor team and management tonight. Interesting to see the representation of clubs on the minor team in comparison to the senior team. No players from St Brigid's, Clan na Gael or Boyle on the starting 15. Great to see young lads from various Intermediate and Junior clubs getting a chance to represent their county. Hope it goes well for them.

letsgetgoing (National) - 12/04/2024 14:57:47

Sligo GAA thread - 1 Like(s)
U-17 Galway 0-11 Sligo 2-5 ft Galway equalised with the last kick of the game. Very brave display by us. Lots of great turnovers and tackling. Very impressive defensive structure. Getting scores is our issue but there are some very good footballers in this team. The intensity was where it needed to be. Promising start with plenty to build on.

Sligonian (National) - 12/04/2024 19:56:46

Football Format Changes Discussion - 1 Like(s)
Provincials before league, winners advance to All-Ireland series. The top 16 and bottom 16 play a knock-out championship in Summer, win or go home. No need for groups after the league.

suckvalleypaddy (National) - 12/04/2024 21:24:13

Can Gaelic Football (Handball?) Be Saved? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To TheFlaker:  "I have about 5 or 6. You genuinely can't see issues? I honestly can't take you seriously. You are obviously just an armchair fan."
Let's hear them… The game is still in big trouble regardless of whether the fan is in an armchair or at the game… again let's hear 5/6 problems with taking frees for a score from the ground… You have dug a hole you can't get out off… not unusual for a Mayo man…!

ForeverBlue2 (National) - 12/04/2024 22:10:15

Monaghan GAA thread - 1 Like(s)

Replying To KingdomofBreifne:  "I don't know why they're engaging in a to and fro with you, to be honest. This whole conversation is pointless. Monaghan were beaten by the better team. A team you havent beaten in ages. We would have won by more if Beggan hadn't kept the shot from lynch out in the first half. Take your beating and move on."
Move on to where? This is the Monaghan forum. Are you lost? I suppose beating Monaghan is a big thing for Cavam these days and it's good to see 1950s style football getting an outing occasionally, Enjoy the win while you can, I think you'll find out that beating a team missing at least 5 Divison 1 calibre players and no pace in the full forward line is as good as it's going to get this year. Although Tyrone are no great shakes so maybe you've one more shot left in you. But Cavan's first game is generally their best and it tends to be downhill after that.

PolicemanFox (National) - 12/04/2024 22:40:34

Can Gaelic Football (Handball?) Be Saved? - 1 Like(s)

Replying To TheFlaker:  "I have at least 5 or 6. You are one of the most clueless posters on here if you think it's a good idea. Not even worth debating it with you. Absolutely laughable stuff. But seeing as you are a barstool expert i will give you one small bone to start with. How come even the best free takers of our generation sometimes took frees from the hand in certain situations ? The likes of Rock, Murphy and McConville? Why do you think that was? Let's start with that. I have about 5 more reasons after we go through this one."
That's not a reason…. If it had to be taken from the ground the players you mention would have no problem with it…. You are clearly clueless if you think there is 5/6 problems with reverting to frees from the ground only for scores… you can't even come up with one….!!! Give up and go back to watching rugby as you obviously haven't got a clue about Gaelic football..!

ForeverBlue2 (National) - 13/04/2024 08:20:45