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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Great news to see improvement work continuing in Hyde Park.
Are they just putting in the same number of rows or will they remove a few rows from the front and have steeper banking in order to prevent the people sitting in front of you from blocking your view a little bit?
I am right in thinking that the slope of the seating in the main stand is slightly different to the slope in the concrete seating? (Might need to get the old geometry protractor out!)
Maybe reducing capacity and receiving less revenue at the odd Connacht final (from having less seating) and the additional cost of the work if necessary, might be a issue? However, a lot more matches are played in the Hyde than the odd Connacht final and that needs to be taken into consideration also.

If Roscommon qualify for a Connacht final, is there still more additional work to do in order to have one played in the Hyde?.

Well done to Club Rossie and to the Rossie supporters for collecting some serious money over several years and to the county board for getting things moving last year and this year. The work done last year really cleaned up the ground a lot. Hopefully we will get a few extra championship qualifying matches (neutral venue) to help with the finances and also support local businesses. We deserve it Croke Park/Fixtures Committee!!!!!!
We are a small county with limited finances and therefore need all the support we can get from both the Connacht Council and Croke Park. Hopefully that is forthcoming as it is obvious that the Rossies are putting in the hard work!"
I heard that allowed attendance will now be 22,600
3,600 Stand, 5,000 open seats, 8,500 big Terrace and 5,500 behind the 2 goals.
I'm not sure if that's after the new seats are in or whether extra turnstiles are still required.
22.6k will allow us to hold Connacht Finals again.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1273 - 26/08/2023 11:20:19    2502300

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "I heard that allowed attendance will now be 22,600
3,600 Stand, 5,000 open seats, 8,500 big Terrace and 5,500 behind the 2 goals.
I'm not sure if that's after the new seats are in or whether extra turnstiles are still required.
22.6k will allow us to hold Connacht Finals again."
Important that we are allowed to host Connacht finals again, not that our record in Hyde Park against Mayo or Galway is good by any measure. I wonder when the works are likely to be completed.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2129 - 26/08/2023 17:14:39    2502339

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "I heard that allowed attendance will now be 22,600
3,600 Stand, 5,000 open seats, 8,500 big Terrace and 5,500 behind the 2 goals.
I'm not sure if that's after the new seats are in or whether extra turnstiles are still required.
22.6k will allow us to hold Connacht Finals again."
Yes I believe it will be less of capacity now than originally planned but will be big enough to host Connacht finals though turn styles and dressing rooms will have to be done before we host another one of those.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3700 - 26/08/2023 17:49:38    2502342

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How do we see this weekend's games going?


SENIOR
Group A
R Gaels vs Faithleachs
Boyle vs W Gaels

Group B
Pearses vs Dominics
Glaveys vs Brigids

Group C
Clann vs Oran
Tulsk vs Strokestown

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INTERMEDAITE
Group A
Kilmore vs Eire Og
Brigids B vs S Gaels

Group B
Fuerty vs Croans
Kilbride vs Aidans

Group C
Castlerea vs Pearses B
Creggs vs Elphin

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JUNIOR
Group A
Kiglass vs Ronans
Dominics B vs R Gaels B

Group B
Clann B vs Barrys
W Gaels B vs Josephs

Group C
Michaels vs Strokestown B
Ballinameen vs Tulsk B

Ros13 (Roscommon) - Posts: 109 - 29/08/2023 12:00:47    2502811

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Senior
Group A - should be two competitive games I think Boyle and R Gaels to edge it
Group B
Pearses and Brigids to ease to victory
Group C
Strokestown to beat neighbours Tulsk. Clann v Oran one of the hardest to call this weekend draw there.
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INTERMEDAITE
Group A
Brigids and Éire Óg to prevail there
Group B
Fuerty and a draw
Group C
Castlerea and Elphin winners

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JUNIOR
Group A
Kilglass, R Gaels B to win
Group B
Clann B, W Gaels B I'm thinking
Group C
Michaels and Ballinameen

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3700 - 29/08/2023 14:25:55    2502853

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Senior
Group A - should be two competitive games I think Boyle and R Gaels to edge it
Group B
Pearses and Brigids to ease to victory
Group C
Strokestown to beat neighbours Tulsk. Clann v Oran one of the hardest to call this weekend draw there.
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INTERMEDAITE
Group A
Brigids and Éire Óg to prevail there
Group B
Fuerty and a draw
Group C
Castlerea and Elphin winners

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JUNIOR
Group A
Kilglass, R Gaels B to win
Group B
Clann B, W Gaels B I'm thinking
Group C
Michaels and Ballinameen"
Senior
Group A - Boyle and the gaels for me - gaels were poor against western gaels but expect them to push on
Group B
Pearses and Brigids - keith doyle and mccormack return will help doms but dont think it will be enough
Group C
Strokestown to draw with Tulsk. Clann v Oran Oran for me in this if both teams go at it.
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INTERMEDAITE
Group A
Brigids and Éire Óg to prevail there
Group B
Fuerty and kilbride to beat aidans
Group C
Castlerea and Elphin winners

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JUNIOR
Group A
Kilglass, and dominics b for me gaels not going well
Group B
Clann B, think there is a kick in the joes close in both games
Group C
Michaels and Ballinameen

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 759 - 29/08/2023 15:16:13    2502870

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Havent been on here since the sad and untimely death of Mick McCormack. A great GAA man, a character and a gentleman who will be greatly missed by all. May God rest his soul.

Great news about the Hyde and not a moment too soon that the concrete seats are gone as they were a montrosity and a death trap. Should make the stand side a bit more appealing.

Onto the action amd the final round of group matches which see a lot of dead rubbers due to the not very well thought out new format.

The one group holding all the attention is Ross Gaels, Boyle, Faithleachs and Westwrn Gaels. I am yet to be convinced of RG who have only scored 13pts in two matches with the freakish 6 goals v Boyle in the first half. Lucky to get a draw v WG the last day. I think Faithleachs could spring a surprise but will need the Murtaghs/Rooney to shoot the lights out. Faithleachs can feel very aggrieved over the final 15 mins v Boyle which was on tv and great coverage may I add. The blatant black card 12 minutes from tine not given to Boyle player after Dara Cregg had given the ball away inside his own 45 was the pivotal moment a very cagey, tight even match. While Boyke were a lot more organised in defence the last day it was a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul as they were fairly limp up front. Don't rule out a draw in one or both of these matches.

Oran v Clann will be a case of shadow boxing and giving panelists a run out. Tulsk v Stokestown is effectively a relegation preliminary playoff. A draw would be wnough for Tulsk.

Other group is a dead rubber also as Brids are already group winners, Glaveys are gone and its only a matter of how much will Pearses beat Dominics by.

Intermediate has a bit more interest with Castlerea v Pearses and Elphin v Creggs as the stand out matches.

Hard to see by Brids, Feurty amd Michaels for the 3 championships at this juncture. Clann Juniors could be the upset.

Is there any match on Ross TV this weekend.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 271 - 29/08/2023 20:41:25    2502919

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Was at the Boyle v WG game. Some outstanding scores from Boyle and could be a dark horse to win it. Serious fitness levels and when they went down to 13 men they uped the tempo even more. Tactics for WG were not great continual kick long balls into full forward line with no return. Would be worried about them staying in senior

hontherossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 84 - 04/09/2023 11:28:56    2502960

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Replying To hontherossie:  "Was at the Boyle v WG game. Some outstanding scores from Boyle and could be a dark horse to win it. Serious fitness levels and when they went down to 13 men they uped the tempo even more. Tactics for WG were not great continual kick long balls into full forward line with no return. Would be worried about them staying in senior"
Boyle could be coming good at the right time after their 1st round disaster.
Westerns have been slipping for a while and probably need a couple of tears at Inter to rebuild.
Wonder will the 2 Regional sides offer any test to Brids and PPs?

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1273 - 04/09/2023 13:14:20    2502986

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Boyle could be coming good at the right time after their 1st round disaster.
Westerns have been slipping for a while and probably need a couple of tears at Inter to rebuild.
Wonder will the 2 Regional sides offer any test to Brids and PPs?"
No they won't and the folly of their existence to be exposed imo

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 1073 - 04/09/2023 15:55:38    2503025

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Replying To moros:  "No they won't and the folly of their existence to be exposed imo"
You from mid or South Ros?
Cork and Kerry don't see Divisional or Regional teams as folly.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1273 - 04/09/2023 16:24:30    2503032

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SENIOR
QUARTER-FINALS

Roscommon Gaels v Oran

Clann na nGael v Boyle

St. Brigid's v North Roscommon

West Roscommon v Pádraig Pearses

Relegation: Strokestown v Michael Glaveys. Loser plays Western Gaels to see who will be relegated to intermediate football championship.

INTERMEDIATE
Quarter-finals
Seeded: Éire Óg, Castlerea St. Kevin's, Fuerty, Shannon Gaels

Other teams: Elphin, St. Croan's, Pádraig Pearses

Quarter-final play-off: St. Brigid's v Kilbride

Relegation: St. Aidan's v Kilmore. Loser plays Creggs to see who will be relegated to Junior A football championship.


JUNIOR
Quarter-finals
Seeded: Kilglass Gaels, Clann na nGael, St. Michael's, Strokestown

Other teams: St. Ronan's, St. Barry's, Roscommon Gaels

Quarter-final play-off: Ballinameen v St. Joseph's

Relegation: Tulsk v Western Gaels. Loser plays St. Dominic's to see who is relegated to Junior B football championship.

Ros13 (Roscommon) - Posts: 109 - 04/09/2023 16:46:44    2503037

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Plenty of drama and excitement in the final round of the group stage of the senior championship and it greatly helped that only one of the six games (Glaveys v Brigids) was a dead rubber.

Roscommon Gaels was on the verge of making their exit but their bench impact made a big difference and pure nerves of steel from teen Rory Carty to score the winning goal from the spot. Faithleachs threw the kitchen sink at it and Diarmuid Murtagh had a fine 2nd half and Glennon was probably their stand out player in the 60 plus mins. Much like Roscommmon seniors their last two games was fine margin defeats in games they could have won. The Murtagh brothers especially must be feeling out of luck.

Pearses diced with death also in a match they were expected to win comfortably, again bench impact got them over the line, Doms with players back gave their best performance this year and Daire Keenan the stand out forward on show with 2-4.

Tulsk the headliners for the weekend retaining their own senior status for a 5th year in row and sending their neighbours the defending champions to a relegation play off. This year staying up most impressive with a number of key players missing.

Both Boyle and Clann produced impressive wins and it promises to be a intriguing Quarter final between the two.

At intermediate level hard earned win for Fuerty, while Eire OG,Castlerea with comfortable wins they look like the three main contenders for this county title and whoever wins should be able to challenge for the Connacht title. One of Kilmore,St Aidans, Creggs to fall to Junior A and the three front runners to win the Junior A titles is Kilglass,Micheals and Clann B team.

Most encouraging thing watching matches over the three rounds was the amount of players aged 18 to 23 standing out in matches which bodes well for a lot of clubs and the county team in the years ahead.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3700 - 04/09/2023 17:12:58    2503043

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Boyle could be coming good at the right time after their 1st round disaster.
Westerns have been slipping for a while and probably need a couple of tears at Inter to rebuild.
Wonder will the 2 Regional sides offer any test to Brids and PPs?"
1st round disaster has given Boyle a very tough Quarter final. Had they topped the group they would have reached at least the semi final. Can't see anything but a comfortable win for Brigids against North Roscommon. Other game depends on what Pearses turn up, less than convincing yesterday and if West Roscommon line out with their strongest team which would include a forward line of Conor Cox,Adam McDermott and Fintan Cregg they will ask plenty of questions.

Given their age profile Western Gaels of the three relegation teams will require the biggest rebuild.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3700 - 04/09/2023 17:19:36    2503045

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Boyle could be coming good at the right time after their 1st round disaster.
Westerns have been slipping for a while and probably need a couple of tears at Inter to rebuild.
Wonder will the 2 Regional sides offer any test to Brids and PPs?"
They could be but their 1st round disaster has given Boyle a very tough Quarter final. Had they topped the group they would have reached at least the semi final. Can't see anything but a comfortable win for Brigids against North Roscommon. Other game depends on what Pearses turn up, less than convincing yesterday and if West Roscommon line out with their strongest team which would include a forward line of Conor Cox,Adam McDermott and Fintan Cregg they will ask plenty of questions.

Given their age profile Western Gaels of the three relegation teams will require the biggest rebuild.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3700 - 04/09/2023 17:22:38    2503048

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Would be great to see Boyle or Oran win it but.. ...

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1273 - 04/09/2023 17:38:28    2503054

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "You from mid or South Ros?
Cork and Kerry don't see Divisional or Regional teams as folly."
Until Roscommon get complete buy in to this system from all eligible clubs then it's not going to have any impact like kerry get! The fact there is only 2 regional teams competing and not all clubs releasing their players tells us all we need to know. I don't blame club managers for not allowing players get involved but it won't work without their consent aswell

D.Hyde (Roscommon) - Posts: 126 - 04/09/2023 18:44:35    2503066

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Some exciting games at weekend notably Ross Gaels v Faithleachs, Pearses v Doms, Feurty v Croans all yesterday while Tulsk V Strokestown Friday night. All went to the with with only a point separating them at end.

Boyle were comfortable yesterday and have improved but Western Gaels are in decline and will do well to survive given the fact they'll only get one bite at the cherry.

I'd imagine the Hyde will be out of commission in 3 weeks time still amd that could have a major bearing on ¼ final outcome for two big games. I'd fancy Boyle v Clann on a big pitch but a tighter venue like Strokestown may suit Clann a more physical team. Be interesting to see where Rross Gaels v Oran is played. Could be a double header in Strokestown. I fancy Gaels with a fit Cian Connolly to beat Oran irrespective of the venue. Oran very limited in key areas amd when their forwards are tightly marked tend to go missing.

I also agree with the divisional teams as poorly thought out and I'll advised. Comparing us to Kerry who have over double our county population and Corl who have the largest number of GAA clubs in the country is like comparng apples and oranges.

There was no need tondo away with the 3 third placed teams and could have had west roscommon making two play off matches for two quarter final spots. North Roscommon could have played at intermediate level again for same arrangement and the outdated, antiquated practice of giving someone a bye into a quarter final no less would be sone away with. Bridgids will put 20 pts on the North side while the other match maybe more competitive depending g in the buy in from other intermediate teams which by all accounts has been very look to date with only Elphin amd Croans featuring prominently.

Given the fact the intermediate is between Castlerea, Feurty, Eire Og amd to a lesser extent Elphin those players are not going to risk themselves getting injured when they could win a title with theor own clubs. Feurty are exempt from divisional sides as they ha e hurling.

Juniornis between Kilgass, Clan B amd Michaels who are favourites for it despite Strokestown B giving them a run for their money at weekend..

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 271 - 04/09/2023 20:09:14    2503074

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Saturday 23rd September
Ballyforan 3.30pm
Padraig Pearses v West Roscommon

Strokestown 6pm
St. Brigid's v North Roscommon

Sunday 24th September
Kiltoom 1pm
Oran V Roscommon Gaels

Enfield 3.30pm
Clann na nGael v Boyle

Semi Final draw also done tonight.

Clann na nGael/Boyle V Padraig Pearses/West Roscommon

Oran/Roscommon Gaels V St. Brigid's/North Roscommon

Brigids to play the winner of Boyle and Clann for me. Fancy Clann against Boyle, just about. Should be a great game.

Ros13 (Roscommon) - Posts: 109 - 04/09/2023 23:00:01    2503089

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The senior seems to be looking like a brigids county title to lose. I fancy roscommon Gaels to beat oran after clann gave them a bit of a trimming at the weekend. Young carthy seems to be a right prospect for an 18 year old.

Boyle seem to be hitting form at the right time and could be dark horses free scoring side what a score by donie btw.

My own club were lucky to get over the line against dominics very flat lackluster performance very disappointing they will make a semi but no further i feel.

Intermiediate Elphin dismantled creggs with ease - i think elphin are in with a big shout along with castlerea and fuerty think it is a 3 horse race.

Junior - Michaels the front runners as the moment have been flawless all year with clann close depending on who they lose going forward to senior. FIachra henry captain of michaels seriously good footballer Kilglass beat Ronans without much hassle strong powerful side.

Roscommon gaels got the better of dominics with finn killon to the fore from all reports.

Was at the St Josephs game shocked with the level of performance county hurler Eoin Kiernan, Paul Gilleran and captain johnny mannion excellent.

Ballinameen far too strong for Tulsk and into the play off

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 759 - 05/09/2023 12:03:58    2503122

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