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Replying To The_analyser:  "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"
Nice to see some new blood being introduced in a tournament like the FBD as it gives players the chance to wear the Jersey without too much pressure on them. See a few of the more seasoned guys on the bench just in case. Hope they can progress to the semi finals and get a crack at Mayo or maybe London. It would be good preparation for the league to get a few games into the panel.
Best of luck to Saint Bridgets and Castlerea later on.
They have done the county proud so far.

Rossieforever (Roscommon) - Posts: 84 - 04/01/2024 19:44:39    2518390

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The Siggerson Cup starts next Wednesday (9th Jan) and will run for basically 5 consecutive weeks, until the final on 6/7th February.
Could anyone provide me with a list of the players and their universities that are on the county senior panel so that I can go and see/ support them. I am particuarly interested in the college players who are based in Dublin: UCD, TUD, DCU, Maynooth ( Kildare) as I live in Dublin.
Great standard of committed football if you have a hour or two to spare.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 495 - 04/01/2024 20:57:00    2518399

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "The Siggerson Cup starts next Wednesday (9th Jan) and will run for basically 5 consecutive weeks, until the final on 6/7th February.
Could anyone provide me with a list of the players and their universities that are on the county senior panel so that I can go and see/ support them. I am particuarly interested in the college players who are based in Dublin: UCD, TUD, DCU, Maynooth ( Kildare) as I live in Dublin.
Great standard of committed football if you have a hour or two to spare."
List of Roscommon players on Sigerson cup teams some aren't on county senior panel.

Paul McGrath,Ruairdhri Fallon (University of Galway)

Daniel Farrell,Declan Kenny (TUS Midlands)


Eoin Colleran Luke Glennon Tomas Crean (DCU)

Cian Glennon Caelim Keogh Darragh Heneghan (University of Limerick)

Colin Walsh,James Fitzpatick (Maynooth)

Adam McDermott, David Wynne, Shane McGinley (TU Galway)

Sean Moran (ATU Sligo)

Daire Cregg,Cathal Feely, Ben O'Carroll (UCD)

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3744 - 04/01/2024 21:33:55    2518406

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Replying To The_analyser:  "List of Roscommon players on Sigerson cup teams some aren't on county senior panel.

Paul McGrath,Ruairdhri Fallon (University of Galway)

Daniel Farrell,Declan Kenny (TUS Midlands)


Eoin Colleran Luke Glennon Tomas Crean (DCU)

Cian Glennon Caelim Keogh Darragh Heneghan (University of Limerick)

Colin Walsh,James Fitzpatick (Maynooth)

Adam McDermott, David Wynne, Shane McGinley (TU Galway)

Sean Moran (ATU Sligo)

Daire Cregg,Cathal Feely, Ben O'Carroll (UCD)"
Thanks for that information Analyser. Hope to make a few Sigerson matches over the next few weeks.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 495 - 04/01/2024 23:19:42    2518421

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Replying To The_analyser:  "List of Roscommon players on Sigerson cup teams some aren't on county senior panel.

Paul McGrath,Ruairdhri Fallon (University of Galway)

Daniel Farrell,Declan Kenny (TUS Midlands)


Eoin Colleran Luke Glennon Tomas Crean (DCU)

Cian Glennon Caelim Keogh Darragh Heneghan (University of Limerick)

Colin Walsh,James Fitzpatick (Maynooth)

Adam McDermott, David Wynne, Shane McGinley (TU Galway)

Sean Moran (ATU Sligo)

Daire Cregg,Cathal Feely, Ben O'Carroll (UCD)"
Most of them would have played for Roscommon at some level. I remember David Wynne coming on as a sub on the U20 team that got to the All Ireland final in 2021. Think he's Ballinameen club. He impressed me as a strong running half back. I wondered what had happened to him but I thought him a potential future senior player and running half backs are so useful to a team.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2156 - 05/01/2024 16:56:17    2518514

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Decent run out by the seniors this evening. Sligo were very poor in the first. Huge improvement from them in the second half but still a lot of poor finishing on their part. Referee gave plenty of dodgy decisions, most notably not playing advantage for Jack Duggan in the first half when he only had the keeper to beat and then a perfectly fair shoulder in second half resulting in a free kick to Sligo. I don't think Lavin is suited to playing the ball outfield either. Conor Carroll is definitely more effective at it. Decent start to season without getting out of 3rd gear in the second half. Sligo definitely the better team in the second half. No doubt they'll improve significantly as the year progresses too. Hopefully we keep improving week by week and are in good shape for the league opener. Ros Comáin abú

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 103 - 05/01/2024 20:51:56    2518549

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Replying To ComainRos:  "Decent run out by the seniors this evening. Sligo were very poor in the first. Huge improvement from them in the second half but still a lot of poor finishing on their part. Referee gave plenty of dodgy decisions, most notably not playing advantage for Jack Duggan in the first half when he only had the keeper to beat and then a perfectly fair shoulder in second half resulting in a free kick to Sligo. I don't think Lavin is suited to playing the ball outfield either. Conor Carroll is definitely more effective at it. Decent start to season without getting out of 3rd gear in the second half. Sligo definitely the better team in the second half. No doubt they'll improve significantly as the year progresses too. Hopefully we keep improving week by week and are in good shape for the league opener. Ros Comáin abú"
We put the game to bed in the 2nd Quarter and it was a case of get on subs and avoid injury after half time.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1405 - 05/01/2024 21:14:55    2518552

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Routine win in a game/contest won on 30 minutes when Daire Cregg's goal made it 1-10 to 0-3. With all the changes made the game became a lot more disjointed after that and Sligo 2nd half went out to make the score line a bit more respectable.

23 players got a run out and in general we look in decent shape and the five players that made their county debuts all had good moments.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3744 - 05/01/2024 21:16:22    2518553

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How did Jack play lads, apart from kicking 2 points from play? Was he left in the full forward line or was he brought further out the field?

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 111 - 05/01/2024 21:30:05    2518554

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Led by 12, won by 9. Sligo kicked over 17 wides. Roscommon kicked maybe 2 or 3 wides. Both teams will take something from the game. Best of luck Rossies in the semi

SligoScot (Sligo) - Posts: 21 - 05/01/2024 22:25:44    2518563

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Good workout, but difficult to determine where we stand as Sligo were very poor in the first half and lost/gave away possession much too easily. To score 1-21 with only 3 wides was very impressive. For me Declan Kenny (7) played very well and is definitely a serious contender. Good to see that Davy replaced Luke Glennon, Colin Walsh, Caelim Keogh and Darragh Cregg early as they are likely to have additional mid-week Sigerson matches over the next few weeks. Jack Duggan and Luke Glennon also look like they have something to offer but and will certainly improve with some S&C over the next few years. Great to see Cathal Heneghan back.
Several of the experienced players also played well but the test next week will increase several levels. Happy enough with the overall performance tonight.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 495 - 05/01/2024 22:53:29    2518564

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Replying To SligoScot:  "Led by 12, won by 9. Sligo kicked over 17 wides. Roscommon kicked maybe 2 or 3 wides. Both teams will take something from the game. Best of luck Rossies in the semi"
A bit worrying that Sligo managed 32 or so shots at us.
Also our best period when they had a nan off on a black card.
Still it's not real football in that thing.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1405 - 05/01/2024 23:45:35    2518568

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Replying To SligoScot:  "Led by 12, won by 9. Sligo kicked over 17 wides. Roscommon kicked maybe 2 or 3 wides. Both teams will take something from the game. Best of luck Rossies in the semi"
You nearly insinuate that Sligo should have won if they took their chances. Sligo were abysmal up front and due to the Rossies taking their foot off the pedal in the second half this led to Sligo gaining more possession and therefore more chances and yet they still couldn't convert. Facile win if ever there was one and this with the aid of the ref who gave Sligo every advantage. No doubt Sligo are not as bad a team as half time score showed however Sligo were never going to win this game. Reality is Ros are a division 1 team and Sligo a Div 3 team at best currently and tonight proved no differently. Here's hoping both teams can compete side by side in Div 1 in the very near future and there's no reason to suggest that this can't happen given the success within Sligo's underage setup this past number of years

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 103 - 06/01/2024 00:50:19    2518572

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Replying To ComainRos:  "You nearly insinuate that Sligo should have won if they took their chances. Sligo were abysmal up front and due to the Rossies taking their foot off the pedal in the second half this led to Sligo gaining more possession and therefore more chances and yet they still couldn't convert. Facile win if ever there was one and this with the aid of the ref who gave Sligo every advantage. No doubt Sligo are not as bad a team as half time score showed however Sligo were never going to win this game. Reality is Ros are a division 1 team and Sligo a Div 3 team at best currently and tonight proved no differently. Here's hoping both teams can compete side by side in Div 1 in the very near future and there's no reason to suggest that this can't happen given the success within Sligo's underage setup this past number of years"
Not at all, roscommon obviously the better side. Stats will be looked at and used to keep side sharp. The Dome is great for a run out bit it looks like a different sport. It ends up a shoot out. Rossies turned up with their shooting boots, Sligo didn't. I'm half Rossie so will look forward to both sides this year

SligoScot (Sligo) - Posts: 21 - 06/01/2024 08:48:12    2518575

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Replying To ComainRos:  "You nearly insinuate that Sligo should have won if they took their chances. Sligo were abysmal up front and due to the Rossies taking their foot off the pedal in the second half this led to Sligo gaining more possession and therefore more chances and yet they still couldn't convert. Facile win if ever there was one and this with the aid of the ref who gave Sligo every advantage. No doubt Sligo are not as bad a team as half time score showed however Sligo were never going to win this game. Reality is Ros are a division 1 team and Sligo a Div 3 team at best currently and tonight proved no differently. Here's hoping both teams can compete side by side in Div 1 in the very near future and there's no reason to suggest that this can't happen given the success within Sligo's underage setup this past number of years"
Ya d want to go on to the sligo forum, there saying it was there best performance around the middle in years !!!after getting that hammering !!!underage in sligo has no doubt been up ,but that's coming to an end again ,poor minor team now ,and nothing coming ,so them u20s have a lot to live up too

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 270 - 06/01/2024 09:22:53    2518580

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Replying To Timmy86:  "Ya d want to go on to the sligo forum, there saying it was there best performance around the middle in years !!!after getting that hammering !!!underage in sligo has no doubt been up ,but that's coming to an end again ,poor minor team now ,and nothing coming ,so them u20s have a lot to live up too"
One comment from myself on sligo forum that second half middle was good from Sligo. We won everything around the middle in second half. Again one comment Timmy.

SligoScot (Sligo) - Posts: 21 - 06/01/2024 11:02:50    2518591

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It was 12 wides for Sligo last only 4 or 5 should have been points the rest was shooting from bizzare ranges and areas when they should have been passing and a few of their wides was misplaced passes going out over the end line.

Managed to pop over 0-11 2nd half but at that stage the game was totally disjointed with little or no intensity or pressure put on the shoots.

We had four wides plus a few shots that dropped into the arms of Aidan Devaney. The first wide was from Enda Smith 1st half when he went for goal with Aidan Devaney going walkabout. Our own keeper was at that 2nd half something I doubt he'd be doing if the contest wasn't long over.

If a more important game I'd be questioning why Jack Duggan was pulled back for a mark when through on goal and why Cathal Heneghan incident wasn't a penalty. Mayo next Saturday should provide a decent workout but indoors games are far removed from the likely poor conditions we'll have for the NFL. Main thing to take from them is that the players are showing good fitness and lucky enough to avoid injuries.

I'm on my way to O'Moore park Portlaoise a happy hunting ground for Roscommon teams over the years. Castlerea will have to defend as well as they did in the Connacht Final to give themselves a decent chance of winning this game against a strong Cork outfit managed by John Evans whom took out the best in Kerry on route and it takes a very good team to do that.

Best of luck to Castlerea this afternoon.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3744 - 06/01/2024 11:39:34    2518597

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Replying To Frank74:  "How did Jack play lads, apart from kicking 2 points from play? Was he left in the full forward line or was he brought further out the field?"
Did OK Frank for his first outing. Came outfield from time to time and was under the dropping ball for a few Roscommon kickouts and general play. Won his ball against the Sligo defender and was clean through on goal when he was bazaarly pulled back for a Roscommon free. Carried the ball into traffic on a couple of occasions and his S&C will improve over time. Definitely has very good potential but "work in progress" I would say, as with all the other young players who made their debut last night.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 495 - 06/01/2024 11:41:30    2518598

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Replying To SligoScot:  "One comment from myself on sligo forum that second half middle was good from Sligo. We won everything around the middle in second half. Again one comment Timmy."
In fairness SligoScot you're fully correct in saying Sligo dominated the midfield in the second half. Some very impressive fielding from your lads and the subs definitely improved Sligo. It's very early days in the season so you can't read too much into the game. I'm always rooting for the Connacht teams and I'd be only delighted to see Sligo and Leitrim gain promotion this year. Hard to believe its the early to mid 2000's since Connacht had 3 Div 1 teams and Leitrim were able to mix it with plenty of top teams too. Wouldn't it be great to return to those days. Anyway, best of luck to Sligo and hopefully Div 2 beckons

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 103 - 06/01/2024 11:51:50    2518602

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Was impressed with Duggan, pace power height and well able to take a score. A good addition for the Rossies.

Was impressed with Declan Kenny too, a name I wasn't too familiar with up until last night. Heneghan is a class act, good to see him back after a run of injuries.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1569 - 06/01/2024 11:53:07    2518603

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