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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "Christ don't be getting my hopes up"
Where is Ciaran Murtagh?? Year out or traveling

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1042 - 26/02/2024 09:41:46    2528211

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Replying To dave1988:  "Where is Ciaran Murtagh?? Year out or traveling"
Think he's travelling isn't he?

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 128 - 26/02/2024 09:47:57    2528213

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "I'd like to see something like;

Carroll, Higgins, Stack, Murray, McCormack, N Daly, Ruane, O'Rourke, Harney, E Smith, Cregg, Fallon, McKeon, D Murtagh, O'Carroll

Now in reality Harney and McKeon would need some game time before they get into that team and not even sure if McKeon is definitely back for championship.

On the league, looking at the fixtures I can see Galway and Monaghan both picking up wins before the league is over. I think we'll need 6 points to stay up."
McKeon is in Australia

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1042 - 26/02/2024 09:49:37    2528215

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Replying To dave1988:  "Where is Ciaran Murtagh?? Year out or traveling"
Seems he wasn't able to commit back in October.
He'd be a serious addition to the squad even if only for May and June.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1379 - 26/02/2024 09:56:54    2528220

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Seems he wasn't able to commit back in October.
He'd be a serious addition to the squad even if only for May and June."
He would be a big addition but I can't see it happening.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1042 - 26/02/2024 10:12:13    2528227

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "I hope that draw with Galway doesn't come back to haunt us like the draw with Tyrone in the Hyde a few years ago when we got relegated."
Ye were lucky to get the draw

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 376 - 26/02/2024 11:46:46    2528285

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Replying To hopballref:  "Ye were lucky to get the draw"
lol, dont know what game you were watching. Serious delusion going on.
You lot were poxed to come away with a point, you were behind from early in the 1st half right up to 5 minutes from the end when you equalised with the help of an extra man.
Roscommon should have been out of sight.

Romell01 (Roscommon) - Posts: 21 - 26/02/2024 12:04:17    2528293

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Replying To dave1988:  "He would be a big addition but I can't see it happening."
Ciaran Murtagh played a challenge match for St Failtheachs last week so I wouldn't rule him out. He isnt abroad travelling so there is a chance that he could rejoin the panel for the Championship.
We could do with him.

Romell01 (Roscommon) - Posts: 21 - 26/02/2024 12:07:18    2528294

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Replying To hopballref:  "Ye were lucky to get the draw"
Excellent analysis, a role for you on the Sunday game

hontherossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 97 - 26/02/2024 13:03:43    2528311

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After a disappointing start to the league, I think that the team showed a massive improvement yesterday and the first time that an emerging gameplan became apparent. Higgins, Ruane and Fallon (and others) have serious pace and engines and if played as defenders will keep attackers very busy in tracking back and losing energy. They attack space and are not afraid to support attacking play and draw defenders out of position. In the modern game you need forwards who make intelligent runs and are available for long attacking balls. Ben O' Carroll has done that very effectively in the past and I think James Fitzpatrick did the same yesterday. If he continues to make progress I could very well see himself and Ben as two possible corner forwards for the championship laying off various balls off to our main shooters. (Enda, Dairmuid, Daire etc). WE have had very few wides in the last two games but some efforts landed just short of the crossbar yesterday. (were accurate). If we can get enough possession we can trouble any team.
Great to see Enda Smith and Daire Cregg playing so well. There are not too many forwards you see taking points equally well off both feet, which keeps the defenders guessing.

We cannot loose the run of ourselves after our first win, but in fairness to the team and management significant progress has been made recently and hopefully it continues; starting next Saturday night in Castlebar.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 485 - 26/02/2024 13:37:16    2528332

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Replying To hontherossie:  "Excellent analysis, a role for you on the Sunday game"
Better than some of what you'd hear on the Sunday Game in fairness

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 128 - 26/02/2024 15:04:12    2528366

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Replying To hopballref:  "Ye were lucky to get the draw"
Let's be honest Galway scored the last three points of the game to grab a draw from the jaws of defeat. The weather was a real leveler and as a Galway born man I must admit the rossies would have won by a bit to spare on a day with light wind. That point gained however could prove crucial for Galway.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 77 - 26/02/2024 16:31:35    2528398

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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "Let's be honest Galway scored the last three points of the game to grab a draw from the jaws of defeat. The weather was a real leveler and as a Galway born man I must admit the rossies would have won by a bit to spare on a day with light wind. That point gained however could prove crucial for Galway."
Galway born Roscommon rared. He's a rossie all his life and that's it.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1042 - 26/02/2024 18:53:06    2528452

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "After a disappointing start to the league, I think that the team showed a massive improvement yesterday and the first time that an emerging gameplan became apparent. Higgins, Ruane and Fallon (and others) have serious pace and engines and if played as defenders will keep attackers very busy in tracking back and losing energy. They attack space and are not afraid to support attacking play and draw defenders out of position. In the modern game you need forwards who make intelligent runs and are available for long attacking balls. Ben O' Carroll has done that very effectively in the past and I think James Fitzpatrick did the same yesterday. If he continues to make progress I could very well see himself and Ben as two possible corner forwards for the championship laying off various balls off to our main shooters. (Enda, Dairmuid, Daire etc). WE have had very few wides in the last two games but some efforts landed just short of the crossbar yesterday. (were accurate). If we can get enough possession we can trouble any team.
Great to see Enda Smith and Daire Cregg playing so well. There are not too many forwards you see taking points equally well off both feet, which keeps the defenders guessing.

We cannot loose the run of ourselves after our first win, but in fairness to the team and management significant progress has been made recently and hopefully it continues; starting next Saturday night in Castlebar."
Yea agree with that. I thought Fitzpatrick played a similar role to BOC, holding the line up front, doing a lot of good work off the ball, a good outlet for attack. His performance deserved a score. Hope we can keep improving and gelling together now. Big test in Castlebar, we won't get scores as easy as we did against Monaghan and Mayo will ask more questions of our defence.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 760 - 26/02/2024 19:22:11    2528467

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Good win yesterday and despite a lot of shortcomings in 3 previous matches I said last week all was not lost if we could beat monaghan. The difference yesterday was we committed more bodies forward and kept them up top.

That said Monaghan were a pale shadow of the team that beat Dublin but they will give Galway lots of it next weekend. Its likely 5pts may do the trick as monaghan have to play Tyrone and Galway yet and both Monaghan and Galway have poor scoring averages. Galway are the ones looking over their shoulder now with Kerry and Dublin still to play. Ross may face a weakened Derry team in last match and who are already in a league final bar an unlikely run of heavy defeats.

Would have like Mayo to win last Saturday to maybe take the edge off them and it will be full on next Saturday evening. I'd expect a much changed Mayo team to last Saturdays personnel.

Looking at Kerry v Dublin a strange game played a huge pace. Dublin dominat first half and Kerry then blitzed them for 10-15 minutes in 2nd half. Once Kwrry got it back to 3pts they ran their bench basically saying we've enough done here now let's not show our full hand.. They have Tyrone next and ourselves then and will fancy getting full pts and probably won't make league final as Derry and Dubmin have head to head on them..

Ciaran Murtagh will not be rejoining panel.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 272 - 26/02/2024 19:56:16    2528475

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Yea agree with that. I thought Fitzpatrick played a similar role to BOC, holding the line up front, doing a lot of good work off the ball, a good outlet for attack. His performance deserved a score. Hope we can keep improving and gelling together now. Big test in Castlebar, we won't get scores as easy as we did against Monaghan and Mayo will ask more questions of our defence."
Thought Fitzpatrick played well against Dublin also setting up scores for Cregg,Murtagh and unlucky not to win a penalty. Mayo will most certainly make it much harder for us to get scores on Saturday and I would expect them to defend in numbers and full on intensity. Their forwards will be tackle in packs and won't give our defenders a second to settle or play out from the back a clear Donie Buckley tactic so both ends of the field we'll need to be fully switched on from minute one.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3736 - 26/02/2024 20:03:10    2528480

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Thought Fitzpatrick played well against Dublin also setting up scores for Cregg,Murtagh and unlucky not to win a penalty. Mayo will most certainly make it much harder for us to get scores on Saturday and I would expect them to defend in numbers and full on intensity. Their forwards will be tackle in packs and won't give our defenders a second to settle or play out from the back a clear Donie Buckley tactic so both ends of the field we'll need to be fully switched on from minute one."
Yes, exactly and we've struggled in the past when teams have pushed up with intensity on our kick outs. Going by the Sunday Game they could potentially be without Durkan and D O'Connor. Hopefully we don't have as bad of a start as we did in the Hyde last year.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 760 - 26/02/2024 21:54:59    2528503

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Thought Fitzpatrick played well against Dublin also setting up scores for Cregg,Murtagh and unlucky not to win a penalty. Mayo will most certainly make it much harder for us to get scores on Saturday and I would expect them to defend in numbers and full on intensity. Their forwards will be tackle in packs and won't give our defenders a second to settle or play out from the back a clear Donie Buckley tactic so both ends of the field we'll need to be fully switched on from minute one."
Absolutely, they'll target our kick outs big time. Sunday Game seemed to suggest D O'Connor and Durkan are out injured.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 760 - 27/02/2024 11:22:19    2528572

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Absolutely, they'll target our kick outs big time. Sunday Game seemed to suggest D O'Connor and Durkan are out injured."
Saw on another article that McBrien and Cillian O'C out too

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 128 - 27/02/2024 11:51:06    2528582

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I can't see Roscommon lasting another year in Div 1, two seasons is plenty for ye to keep hopes up

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 376 - 27/02/2024 12:40:03    2528601

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