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Replying To FoolsGold:  "Donie Shine playing for Roscommon today. Is that the same Donie Shine that retired a few years ago?"
I didn't make the game but I'm sure they are referring to Donie Smith. Done Shine retired quite a few years now. Two very fine footballers it has to be said.

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 103 - 17/12/2023 16:29:16    2517194

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "Donie Shine playing for Roscommon today. Is that the same Donie Shine that retired a few years ago?"
Wasn't playing. Due to injury he Retired from club and county football. Last game was in 2020.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3745 - 17/12/2023 16:45:33    2517199

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Lost to Donegal 2-12 to 2-6 this afternoon in Ballyshannon. Trailed 9-2 at half time and in half we had as much possession but very wasteful. Could easily have been 3-6 to 1-12 draw when Shaun Patton saved from Diarmuid Murtagh. Then from that deep into added with the last kick of the game we got turned over and on the counter and Donegal doubled their 3 point lead to 6 at the full time whistle. Some decent individual display but collectively plenty of work required before the league starts in 6 weeks."
How did the young lads get on?

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 129 - 18/12/2023 09:46:17    2517262

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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "How did the young lads get on?"
.The youngest Senan Lambe didn't look out of place in the half he played. James Fitzpatrick had some good moments creating opportunities. Evan Flynn had the tough task of marking Oisin Gallen and held him to a point from play.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3745 - 18/12/2023 13:38:47    2517303

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Anyone else slightly wary about our league chances this season considering some of the high profile departures we have had? Ciarain Murtagh, Cian McKeon and Niall Kilroy are massive losses. While we have some returning players (Harney, O'Rourke) who will be good additions, I don't think we have strong forwards to replace Murtagh and McKeon who are very underrated in their scoring ability and what they offer the team.

We can't hang our hat on Conor Cox going off the last few years and we may be dependent on Ben O'Carroll/Diarmuid Murtagh for the majority of our scores - assuming Enda will be out in midfield or Centre forward.

If we have a poor start against Tyrone, Galway and Dublin it could look very perilous going into away games against Mayo, Derry and a presumably full strength Kerry at home.

I hope I'm wrong and we get off to a flyer like last year but I fear this could be a very different campaign.

Best of luck to Brigits also - would be great to see them get to an All Ireland Final and put it upto Glen or Kilmacud - highlighting that Roscommon Club Football is still one of the strongest in the country!

Rossfan93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 21 - 21/12/2023 09:58:10    2517527

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Replying To Rossfan93:  "Anyone else slightly wary about our league chances this season considering some of the high profile departures we have had? Ciarain Murtagh, Cian McKeon and Niall Kilroy are massive losses. While we have some returning players (Harney, O'Rourke) who will be good additions, I don't think we have strong forwards to replace Murtagh and McKeon who are very underrated in their scoring ability and what they offer the team.

We can't hang our hat on Conor Cox going off the last few years and we may be dependent on Ben O'Carroll/Diarmuid Murtagh for the majority of our scores - assuming Enda will be out in midfield or Centre forward.

If we have a poor start against Tyrone, Galway and Dublin it could look very perilous going into away games against Mayo, Derry and a presumably full strength Kerry at home.

I hope I'm wrong and we get off to a flyer like last year but I fear this could be a very different campaign.

Best of luck to Brigits also - would be great to see them get to an All Ireland Final and put it upto Glen or Kilmacud - highlighting that Roscommon Club Football is still one of the strongest in the country!"
Always a worry coming into a Division one campaign alright, but we were favorites for the drop last year too!

Harney is out for a good part of the league too apparently,.

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 129 - 21/12/2023 10:43:53    2517533

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Replying To Rossfan93:  "Anyone else slightly wary about our league chances this season considering some of the high profile departures we have had? Ciarain Murtagh, Cian McKeon and Niall Kilroy are massive losses. While we have some returning players (Harney, O'Rourke) who will be good additions, I don't think we have strong forwards to replace Murtagh and McKeon who are very underrated in their scoring ability and what they offer the team.

We can't hang our hat on Conor Cox going off the last few years and we may be dependent on Ben O'Carroll/Diarmuid Murtagh for the majority of our scores - assuming Enda will be out in midfield or Centre forward.

If we have a poor start against Tyrone, Galway and Dublin it could look very perilous going into away games against Mayo, Derry and a presumably full strength Kerry at home.

I hope I'm wrong and we get off to a flyer like last year but I fear this could be a very different campaign.

Best of luck to Brigits also - would be great to see them get to an All Ireland Final and put it upto Glen or Kilmacud - highlighting that Roscommon Club Football is still one of the strongest in the country!"
Yea, I see Davy commenting in the paper about quite a small squad at the moment. You would think big pressure on Tyrone to not lose their first game and in front of a home crowd. Hard to know as well how teams will be approaching the league after the learnings from last year. Kerry started very sluggish and did them no harm in the championship. Mayo, Galway and ourselves not far behind were flying it and all went out of the championship meekly enough.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 773 - 21/12/2023 10:46:29    2517534

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Yea, I see Davy commenting in the paper about quite a small squad at the moment. You would think big pressure on Tyrone to not lose their first game and in front of a home crowd. Hard to know as well how teams will be approaching the league after the learnings from last year. Kerry started very sluggish and did them no harm in the championship. Mayo, Galway and ourselves not far behind were flying it and all went out of the championship meekly enough."
While I don't want to see us relegated I'd much prefer to see us reaching an AI semi or quarter and be flying in June rather than February.

Who remembered the 1,2,3 in the League in June as Ros, Galway and th'other crowd exited tamely enough?
I see Davy saying Enda is out for the Prenty indoor thing but will be back for the NFL. Brids and Castlerea lads out too obviously.
Ultan H and Tadhg O'R back for League.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1405 - 21/12/2023 12:01:45    2517552

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Best of luck to St Brigid's and Castlerea St Kevin's in their club semi finals in January. With a smaller panel this year and several players also playing Sigerson, it will be interesting to see how Davy manages the situation. With a very tough division 1 campaign ahead, I feel that we would need to get at least 4 points from our first 4 games (Tyrone away, Galway home, Dublin away, Monaghan home) to give us a change of staying up. Playing a fit Kerry team at home and away to Mayo (saturday night) and Derry will not be easy.
Should he (a) let the Brigid's and Castlerea lads continue to play the early league matches when they are fit and then give then give them a short break to refresh before the championship, (b) give them a break in the first couple of rounds of the league (c) Give them no break at all as Derry did with the Glen players last year. (d) Let each player decide on an individual basis.
Hopefully injuries etc will not determine the decision. I personally think that the best option might be either a or d depending on the circumstances. (Playing time, injuries, sigerson involvement etc)

The second question (interlinked) is should we throw everything at the league with possible consequences for the championship, or use the league to development some young players for the championship.? However if we are relegated how will that help the young players to develop in the long term. (Short - Long term dilemma)

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 495 - 21/12/2023 13:25:05    2517563

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Yea, I see Davy commenting in the paper about quite a small squad at the moment. You would think big pressure on Tyrone to not lose their first game and in front of a home crowd. Hard to know as well how teams will be approaching the league after the learnings from last year. Kerry started very sluggish and did them no harm in the championship. Mayo, Galway and ourselves not far behind were flying it and all went out of the championship meekly enough."
Kerry started sluggish because were without a lot of their best players for the opening rounds. Jack O'Connor spoke publicly that their aim was staying up something they achieved in the round 6 win against us and the reaction of their players at the full time whistle in spoke volumes.

Next spring we'll likely be on the same boat as Kerry was 2023 as we aim to stay up. And doing that along with having a decent championship is possible.

Injuries to Sean Kelly, Damien Comer cut short Galway's season and like Mayo they had winning of their group in their grasp and let it slip.

Had we beaten Dublin by 1 point instead of drawn with them (we had the last two opportunities of the game to win it) we would have topped the group.

In was fine margins from the three Connacht teams having a good Division 1 campaign and reaching the last 8 of the championship as group winners.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3745 - 21/12/2023 14:33:15    2517571

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Replying To eoinog:  "The next game is early January for Brigid's and if they lose they will have 3 weeks to the start of the league. Unless of course Roscommon have it in their head that they have beaten them and are in the All Ireland Final mode already."
It has nothing got to do with expecting to be in the All Ireland final, that's a cheap comment to make.
Roscommon aren't going to throw those lads straight back into training and games after the long year they have had and burn them out. They need rest and recuperation, so irrespective of whether Brigids & Castlerea win or lose their respective All Ireland semi finals, the lads on the county panel will be given time off if they lose, if they win, they will be focused on the All Ireland and will still need time off after.

They definitely wont be available for the early rounds of the league.

Romell01 (Roscommon) - Posts: 21 - 28/12/2023 11:59:12    2517755

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Just wondering has there been any challenge matches since the Donegal game? I'd be interested to hear who may have played that's new to the panel. Has there been any update on Jack Duggan also? Haven't seen the lad play but I've spoken to some Longford people who reckon he has loads of ability. Will be interesting to see if he can make the jump up to Div 1 level football

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 103 - 29/12/2023 18:01:43    2517833

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John McDermott goalkeeper in our NFL winning team of 1979 has passed away.
RIP.
Was a great campaigner for Roscommon Hospital.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1405 - 30/12/2023 09:25:12    2517853

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Replying To Romell01:  "It has nothing got to do with expecting to be in the All Ireland final, that's a cheap comment to make.
Roscommon aren't going to throw those lads straight back into training and games after the long year they have had and burn them out. They need rest and recuperation, so irrespective of whether Brigids & Castlerea win or lose their respective All Ireland semi finals, the lads on the county panel will be given time off if they lose, if they win, they will be focused on the All Ireland and will still need time off after.

They definitely wont be available for the early rounds of the league."
Nothing cheap about the comment at all. Glen reached the All Ireland Club Final last year and they went straight back to the league with the county. Obviously didn't do them much harm as they had a great year. But I do expect Brigid's to win their semi final. If they don't those lads will be available for selection at the end of January.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1650 - 31/12/2023 17:05:01    2517955

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Replying To eoinog:  "Nothing cheap about the comment at all. Glen reached the All Ireland Club Final last year and they went straight back to the league with the county. Obviously didn't do them much harm as they had a great year. But I do expect Brigid's to win their semi final. If they don't those lads will be available for selection at the end of January."
Happy new Year Eoinín.
New Year resolution fir you.....
Don't be worrying your headín about us lot.
We'll stumble by as best we can..

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1405 - 31/12/2023 18:24:56    2517962

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Happy new Year Eoinín.
New Year resolution fir you.....
Don't be worrying your headín about us lot.
We'll stumble by as best we can.."
But I do worry about ye, cos ye always get excited))). Happy New Year to you and all your Rossie buddies.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1650 - 31/12/2023 18:54:50    2517966

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Happy New Year to all the Rossie fans near and far. Here's hoping for another successful year for Roscommon football in as many grades as possible. Looking forward to getting to most if not all matches and cheering on the lads and lassies in primrose and blue. Ros Comáin abú

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 103 - 31/12/2023 21:11:44    2517974

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Replying To eoinog:  "Nothing cheap about the comment at all. Glen reached the All Ireland Club Final last year and they went straight back to the league with the county. Obviously didn't do them much harm as they had a great year. But I do expect Brigid's to win their semi final. If they don't those lads will be available for selection at the end of January."
That said more about Rory Gallagher not trusting his panel without Glen players. If they reach the final again I don't think Mickey Harte will have them straight back in.

Will likely be February before any of Brigids players return regardless how they do on Sunday. That's based on Padraig Pearses players who didn't return straight away after losing their AI semi final.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3338 - 01/01/2024 14:35:52    2517997

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "That said more about Rory Gallagher not trusting his panel without Glen players. If they reach the final again I don't think Mickey Harte will have them straight back in.

Will likely be February before any of Brigids players return regardless how they do on Sunday. That's based on Padraig Pearses players who didn't return straight away after losing their AI semi final."
Lads need a week or 2 away from football and then ease back to County fare.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1405 - 01/01/2024 16:09:14    2518005

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A new year and a first Roscommon senior team named.

Colm Lavin
Luke Glennon Evan Flynn Caelim Keogh
Niall Daly Colin Walsh Declan Kenny
Keith Doyle Enda Smith
Daire Cregg Donie Smith Cian Connolly
Diarmuid Murtagh Cathal Heneghan Jack Duggan

Subs Conor Carroll,David Murray,Conor Hussey,Eoin McCormack,Niall Higgins,Senan Lambe,Patrick Gavin,Dylan Ruane,Ronan Daly Ciaran Lennon,Conor Cox

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3745 - 03/01/2024 19:20:14    2518255

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