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Good to see most people still value the provential medal. Monaghan will probably bow out at the semi final stages next week and they will have nothing to show for the great year they had. Only the die hards will remember the quarter final victory that went to extra time and penos.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1568 - 08/07/2023 08:32:43    2493065

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Replying To spion7:  "Eoinog,a my lot will depend on the draw next year..Galway and mayo in London &New York respectively..Roscommon are missing Enda for the first game after red card v cork so could we win in Galway without him?..maybe ..I actually think if we have nearly everyone fit we're in a better place than mayo who are reeling after this years setbacks ..
I'd take a Connacht any year because of the medal and the first seed prize..saying it's meaningless doesn't wash with me.
Ultimately we may look back on this year where we had a possible run of cork,Derry and Monaghan to make a final as a massive missed opportunity which won't come around again in a hurry."
Last year there was a run of Clare, Derry, Galway. Not saying we would have beaten Derry but all teams that were in our division and near our level. We will be doing well to get another such opportunity for a third year. I think definitely now in hindsight it's worth winning your province to give you the best chance of trying to top your group. You are almost guaranteed to avoid Dublin and Kerry and you will also avoid the most in form Ulster team.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 702 - 08/07/2023 10:24:59    2493077

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Any truth to the rumour that Enda Smith is transferring to Na Fianna in Dublin?

royal11 (Meath) - Posts: 91 - 08/07/2023 11:15:02    2493091

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Replying To royal11:  "Any truth to the rumour that Enda Smith is transferring to Na Fianna in Dublin?"
I'd say there's zero truth in that.Boyle a top rated team in Roscommon and his brother is managing the team.He's Boyle through and through.

spion7 (Roscommon) - Posts: 54 - 08/07/2023 11:34:52    2493095

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Replying To spion7:  "I'd say there's zero truth in that.Boyle a top rated team in Roscommon and his brother is managing the team.He's Boyle through and through."
Yes and I'm sure Boyle have ambitions this year. Beaten by that late single point in the county final last year by the men of Strokestown. Disappointed with that and I'm sure Boyle will hope to go one better this year. They have fine players in the Smiths, Cian McKeon, Daire Cregg and won't be far away from winning their first senior County title in all of 96 years.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2129 - 08/07/2023 12:33:16    2493110

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Replying To endgame:  "Yes and I'm sure Boyle have ambitions this year. Beaten by that late single point in the county final last year by the men of Strokestown. Disappointed with that and I'm sure Boyle will hope to go one better this year. They have fine players in the Smiths, Cian McKeon, Daire Cregg and won't be far away from winning their first senior County title in all of 96 years."
Can't see Enda, or Donie who's settled in Dublin, leaving Boyle while their brother is manager.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1273 - 08/07/2023 14:55:22    2493127

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League division matches completed this weekend.

Div 1 Oran topped the table and will play Roscommon Gaels in the final next weekend. The big southern three clubs (Brigids,Pearses and Clann) will be happy enough with their league campaign finishing 3rd,4th and 5th especially the former two when without their county players for the majority of games.

Tulsk finished bottom with 2nd and 3rd last St Doms and Faithleachs on 7 points each.


Div 2 Castlerea topped the table and will play Strokestown in the final at home next Saturday. Glaveys will be disappointed not to bounce back to Div 1 but were without a lot of first choice players.

Div 3 St Michael's table toppers and will play Strokestown B in the final. Can Michaels bring that form into the championship?

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3701 - 08/07/2023 20:11:23    2493184

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Glaveys I now believe play Faithleachs in a play off whereby the winner will have Div 1 football next year.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3701 - 08/07/2023 20:14:47    2493185

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What else can go wrong after those last gasp defeats to Kildare and Cork. Looks now like Roscommon gaa has the wrong sheep on our county crest. Unbelievable. Heads will have to roll over this.!

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2129 - 09/07/2023 10:18:51    2493275

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Major controversy in relation to the sheeps head on GAA crest. The black and white sheep's head on GAA crest conflicts with the white sheep's head on Official county crest. Apparently it is the Roscommon sheep which is on the official crest. Will this be changed now on GAA crest. If so it could mean tthat fans who have purchased GAA merchandise could feel short changed with the incorrect crest on them.
Thankfully this did not surface during the All Ireland run

Jack L (None) - Posts: 3086 - 09/07/2023 15:12:57    2493330

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Replying To Jack L:  "Major controversy in relation to the sheeps head on GAA crest. The black and white sheep's head on GAA crest conflicts with the white sheep's head on Official county crest. Apparently it is the Roscommon sheep which is on the official crest. Will this be changed now on GAA crest. If so it could mean tthat fans who have purchased GAA merchandise could feel short changed with the incorrect crest on them.
Thankfully this did not surface during the All Ireland run"
I won't be able to sleep tonight.....

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1273 - 09/07/2023 15:47:11    2493336

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This is a total embarrassment and worst of all it was leaked to national media. Someone needs to be held accountable for this s€€€ show

hontherossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 84 - 09/07/2023 15:54:25    2493340

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We've had plenty of discussion about style of play, conditioning, free takers and best starting 15 but it's all for nothing if the crest isn't right!! :D
It's actually good to see it get coverage as I'd say a lot of people haven't a clue what the different elements of the crest stand for. I think it's the best county crest but I'm biased.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 702 - 09/07/2023 16:12:13    2493344

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "We've had plenty of discussion about style of play, conditioning, free takers and best starting 15 but it's all for nothing if the crest isn't right!! :D
It's actually good to see it get coverage as I'd say a lot of people haven't a clue what the different elements of the crest stand for. I think it's the best county crest but I'm biased."
The crest is all about identity. You see the passion in teams pumping the crest on their jersies in the height of battle. Roscommon players are let down when they were wearing jersies with the incorrect crest on it.
I can't understand why it was not kept inhouse and dealt with in the background. Would this happen in the successful counties. I doubt it.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 3086 - 09/07/2023 16:45:28    2493353

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "I won't be able to sleep tonight....."
When I seen the story I had to check the date to make sure it's not April's fools day, Talk about a slow news day.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3701 - 09/07/2023 16:49:18    2493354

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Replying To Jack L:  "The crest is all about identity. You see the passion in teams pumping the crest on their jersies in the height of battle. Roscommon players are let down when they were wearing jersies with the incorrect crest on it.
I can't understand why it was not kept inhouse and dealt with in the background. Would this happen in the successful counties. I doubt it."
Bigger counties than Roscommon have washed much more dirty linen in public than this which is only a bit of craic. I'm thinking the Donegal fiasco this year, Galway and Mayo funding rows a few years ago, the sacking of Peter Keane in Kerry to name but a few.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 702 - 09/07/2023 19:44:14    2493422

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Replying To Jack L:  "The crest is all about identity. You see the passion in teams pumping the crest on their jersies in the height of battle. Roscommon players are let down when they were wearing jersies with the incorrect crest on it.
I can't understand why it was not kept inhouse and dealt with in the background. Would this happen in the successful counties. I doubt it."
Roscommon GAA people don't have any issues with their identity. The Rossies I know have a mighty sense of humour, love nothing but the banter and rubbing our nose in it if they beat us and when our season ends and remind us that they're the sheep stealers. Fair play to them successful counties for having their crest protocols in place. It's up there on the priorities with skills, S&C, tactics and having a good coaching team. Kudos to the Confey man too.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 7250 - 09/07/2023 20:17:31    2493431

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Replying To The_analyser:  "When I seen the story I had to check the date to make sure it's not April's fools day, Talk about a slow news day."
We might get a new jersey rather than the disaster of a jersey we wore the last 2 years. I was the one who said a provincial title doesn't mean that much anymore and everyone has said it does matter but if I said you could win a provincial title or reach last 8 which would you choose? Look at Galways group this year with Tyrone and Armagh, if we won Connacht this year would we look at that group thinking we would top it. Managers now have to plan their year and probably sacrifice something. Staying in division 1 is more important than winning Connacht. We targeted mayo this year and probably targeted Connacht but we were completely flat for 2 out of 3 games in all Ireland series. Connacht titles were important but I guarantee next year Davy burke won't target it like this year unless we get a favourable draw in Connacht. Again that's just my opinion and understand where everyone is coming from

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1007 - 09/07/2023 20:34:32    2493433

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Bigger counties than Roscommon have washed much more dirty linen in public than this which is only a bit of craic. I'm thinking the Donegal fiasco this year, Galway and Mayo funding rows a few years ago, the sacking of Peter Keane in Kerry to name but a few."
Jack L is on the wind up

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 845 - 09/07/2023 21:28:06    2493447

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Replying To dave1988:  "We might get a new jersey rather than the disaster of a jersey we wore the last 2 years. I was the one who said a provincial title doesn't mean that much anymore and everyone has said it does matter but if I said you could win a provincial title or reach last 8 which would you choose? Look at Galways group this year with Tyrone and Armagh, if we won Connacht this year would we look at that group thinking we would top it. Managers now have to plan their year and probably sacrifice something. Staying in division 1 is more important than winning Connacht. We targeted mayo this year and probably targeted Connacht but we were completely flat for 2 out of 3 games in all Ireland series. Connacht titles were important but I guarantee next year Davy burke won't target it like this year unless we get a favourable draw in Connacht. Again that's just my opinion and understand where everyone is coming from"
Current Roscommon jersey is fine and massive improvement on the one that was worn when we won Connacht in 2019.

The blue and yellow blended together at the bottom whoever designed that should not be let near another jersey.

It was very winnable group for Galway and one they would have won with a draw with Armagh instead of losing by 1 point, yes were missing Comer but it balanced itself out with Rian O'Neill out. A draw would have put them into the last 8 against Monaghan so no more than ourselves real what ifs and fine margins.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3701 - 09/07/2023 21:43:37    2493451

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