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Best of luck to the minor team and management tonight. Interesting to see the representation of clubs on the minor team in comparison to the senior team.
No players from St Brigid's, Clan na Gael or Boyle on the starting 15. Great to see young lads from various Intermediate and Junior clubs getting a chance to represent their county. Hope it goes well for them.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 545 - 12/04/2024 14:57:47    2537543

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Best of luck to the minor team and management tonight. Interesting to see the representation of clubs on the minor team in comparison to the senior team.
No players from St Brigid's, Clan na Gael or Boyle on the starting 15. Great to see young lads from various Intermediate and Junior clubs getting a chance to represent their county. Hope it goes well for them."
I fear Mayo are going to walk Connacht this year. They have been really strong at u15 two years ago & u16 last year.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1250 - 12/04/2024 16:24:20    2537559

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Best of luck to the minor team and management tonight. Interesting to see the representation of clubs on the minor team in comparison to the senior team.
No players from St Brigid's, Clan na Gael or Boyle on the starting 15. Great to see young lads from various Intermediate and Junior clubs getting a chance to represent their county. Hope it goes well for them."
That struck me about the representation from the clubs as well. There are two Casey's from Ballinameen starting, two players from St. Croans, two from St Ciaran's and a lad from Shannon gaels. I suppose it's a gaa strength of Roscommon that while we're a small county population wise, Gaelic football is played all over the county and players can be sourced for the county team from any parish and that doesn't necessarily hold true for all counties. Never easy to go to McHale Park but hopefully we can get something out of there tonight.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2202 - 12/04/2024 17:01:45    2537564

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Mayo U17s with a deserved win, attacked and defended better than us and didn't have the same issue on kick outs as you.

Killer was us conceding 1-3 in 3 minutes after we had levelled the match. Looked like we were going to face a harsh 10 point defeat but credit to the lads they kept plugging away and we scored 1-1 which could have been another goal or two.

Galway next in Hyde park need to bounce back with improved 60 minute performance they drew with Sligo tonight.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3785 - 12/04/2024 20:55:17    2537576

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Mayo U17s with a deserved win, attacked and defended better than us and didn't have the same issue on kick outs as you.

Killer was us conceding 1-3 in 3 minutes after we had levelled the match. Looked like we were going to face a harsh 10 point defeat but credit to the lads they kept plugging away and we scored 1-1 which could have been another goal or two.

Galway next in Hyde park need to bounce back with improved 60 minute performance they drew with Sligo tonight."
Galway equalised in the last minute or so.
Mayo seem to be the bees knees altogether.
We need to concentrate on getting enough points to make a semi at worst and see how it goes then.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1505 - 12/04/2024 22:21:06    2537584

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Mayo U17s with a deserved win, attacked and defended better than us and didn't have the same issue on kick outs as you.

Killer was us conceding 1-3 in 3 minutes after we had levelled the match. Looked like we were going to face a harsh 10 point defeat but credit to the lads they kept plugging away and we scored 1-1 which could have been another goal or two.

Galway next in Hyde park need to bounce back with improved 60 minute performance they drew with Sligo tonight."
Adequate performance by Roscommon. They lost the crucial half back, midfield, and half forward battles. Players played out of their normal positions all over the place, which led to a lack of cohesion in the play. Halfbacks lost so much ball carrying the ball into the tackle. Roscommon got back into the game by halftime but didn't seem to have the belief in the second half that they could win it. The pick of Roscommon players were the forwards Casey and Curran, and Kennedy in midfield, who put in a gallant effort in trying to curb Mayo's star man, Kobi McDonald. Hopefully Roscommon can move the ball around quicker against Galway as the full forward line is the strongest line for Roscommon.

imformed (Roscommon) - Posts: 167 - 13/04/2024 09:53:48    2537616

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What is the likely starting lineup for Roscommon on Sunday.?

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2202 - 15/04/2024 21:17:56    2538189

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Galway equalised in the last minute or so.
Mayo seem to be the bees knees altogether.
We need to concentrate on getting enough points to make a semi at worst and see how it goes then."
Is the minors the same as the U20'S,No 1 into the final 2v3 and 4v5 for a shield?

masseyferguson (Leitrim) - Posts: 97 - 15/04/2024 21:28:16    2538190

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Replying To masseyferguson:  "Is the minors the same as the U20'S,No 1 into the final 2v3 and 4v5 for a shield?"
Yep.
I think the Shield winners go to an All Ireland B thing.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1505 - 15/04/2024 21:44:50    2538195

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Replying To masseyferguson:  "Is the minors the same as the U20'S,No 1 into the final 2v3 and 4v5 for a shield?"
I don't see any need for a shield final. Each county gets 4 games, and from that you get a semi final and then a winner. I couldn't imagine any player wanting to play for a token trophy

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1697 - 15/04/2024 22:29:23    2538204

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Replying To endgame:  "What is the likely starting lineup for Roscommon on Sunday.?"
Conor O'Carroll, David Murray, Brian Stack, Niall Higgins, Conor Hussey, Eoin McCormack, Niall Daly, Dylan Ruane, Ultan Harney, R. Dolan, Enda Smith, R. Fallon, Daire Cregg, Diarmuid Murtagh, Donie Smith.

Could see him slotting Cunnane in somewhere also and dropping Fallon or Dolan. Hard to know if Cox or Fitzpatrick will get the nod, I think hel keep the full forward line of Murtagh/Cregg/Smith - probably our best option at the minute. We need to keep Diarmuid and Cregg close to goal - they are natural scorers and no good to us in our own half back line.

Hoping for a big win that will boost the lads after the league!

Rossfan93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 24 - 16/04/2024 09:24:14    2538259

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Replying To Rossfan93:  "Conor O'Carroll, David Murray, Brian Stack, Niall Higgins, Conor Hussey, Eoin McCormack, Niall Daly, Dylan Ruane, Ultan Harney, R. Dolan, Enda Smith, R. Fallon, Daire Cregg, Diarmuid Murtagh, Donie Smith.

Could see him slotting Cunnane in somewhere also and dropping Fallon or Dolan. Hard to know if Cox or Fitzpatrick will get the nod, I think hel keep the full forward line of Murtagh/Cregg/Smith - probably our best option at the minute. We need to keep Diarmuid and Cregg close to goal - they are natural scorers and no good to us in our own half back line.

Hoping for a big win that will boost the lads after the league!"
I think Fallon has to start, he's mobile, physical and a good footballer. Mayo are extremely mobile and physically strong around the middle third and we need to have players of the likes of Fallon, Higgins, McCormack playing. I don't know who should be sacrificed but Fitzpatrick not a bad option to have up front. He might not be Ben O Carroll but he offers similar qualities, quick, strong and can be an outlet for the counter. Could Diarmuid be pulled out to be more of a play maker or is it a waste not having him inside? I thought some of our best kick passing counters in the league came from scenarios where D Murtagh was involved. D Cregg has that potential as well.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 842 - 16/04/2024 13:43:14    2538344

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "I think Fallon has to start, he's mobile, physical and a good footballer. Mayo are extremely mobile and physically strong around the middle third and we need to have players of the likes of Fallon, Higgins, McCormack playing. I don't know who should be sacrificed but Fitzpatrick not a bad option to have up front. He might not be Ben O Carroll but he offers similar qualities, quick, strong and can be an outlet for the counter. Could Diarmuid be pulled out to be more of a play maker or is it a waste not having him inside? I thought some of our best kick passing counters in the league came from scenarios where D Murtagh was involved. D Cregg has that potential as well."
Is Ben available in any capacity?

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 144 - 16/04/2024 14:48:05    2538356

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Team named for tomorrow's U20 game as we seek a spot in the knock out stages of the Connacht championship.

Sean Allen (Kilbride)
Eden Kerins (Boyle) Daniel Casey (Boyle) Daniel Hagney (Michael Glaveys)
James McGreal (Eire OG) Senan Lambe (Roscommon Gaels) Eoghan Carthy (Roscommon Gaels)
Conor Ryan ( Padraig Pearses) Shane Walsh (Oran)
Bobby Nugent (St Brigids) Robert Heneghan (Michael Glaveys) Rory Hester (Western Gaels)
Shane McGinley (Strokestown) Adam McGreal (Padraig Pearses) Ryan Dowling (Kilbride)

Subs Conor Morris (St Aidans) Cillian Campbell (St Barry's) Ethan O'Reilly (Roscommon Gaels) Conor Harley (Padraig Pearses) James Connolly (Roscommon Gaels) Oisn O'Flaherty (Clann na nGael) Niall O'Donnell (Boyle) Rory Carthy (Roscommon Gaels) Ryan Conlon (Roscommon Gaels)

Best of luck to the young rossies tomorrow.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3785 - 16/04/2024 15:41:46    2538366

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Replying To Rossfan93:  "Conor O'Carroll, David Murray, Brian Stack, Niall Higgins, Conor Hussey, Eoin McCormack, Niall Daly, Dylan Ruane, Ultan Harney, R. Dolan, Enda Smith, R. Fallon, Daire Cregg, Diarmuid Murtagh, Donie Smith.

Could see him slotting Cunnane in somewhere also and dropping Fallon or Dolan. Hard to know if Cox or Fitzpatrick will get the nod, I think hel keep the full forward line of Murtagh/Cregg/Smith - probably our best option at the minute. We need to keep Diarmuid and Cregg close to goal - they are natural scorers and no good to us in our own half back line.

Hoping for a big win that will boost the lads after the league!"
You could get about 12/13 of that starting team right. I think management could start R Daly,C Lennon,T O'Rourke,

On Ben O'Carroll,Keith Doyle back in training but not long back so aren't expected to start. Won't surprise me if one or both aren't named on Thursday's published team just to keep Mayo management guessing.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3785 - 16/04/2024 15:49:45    2538369

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Was reading the Herald there and maybe a suggestion that Mayo would be targetting Connacht more than Roscommon, who are targetting a QF. If true I find that a bizarre approach given that winning your province gives you a much better chance of getting out of the group on top, or the very least second and home advantage in the prelim.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 842 - 16/04/2024 19:33:11    2538411

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Was reading the Herald there and maybe a suggestion that Mayo would be targetting Connacht more than Roscommon, who are targetting a QF. If true I find that a bizarre approach given that winning your province gives you a much better chance of getting out of the group on top, or the very least second and home advantage in the prelim."
Lack of research? Loser of this match will target Of but for now the target will be to reach the Connacht Final.

Conor Devaney the only one on the Herald that has given us a chance of winning and to honest I'd pay more heed to a former player/captain and All-Ireland winner than any local journalist and pundit.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3785 - 16/04/2024 21:49:21    2538442

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Lack of research? Loser of this match will target Of but for now the target will be to reach the Connacht Final.

Conor Devaney the only one on the Herald that has given us a chance of winning and to honest I'd pay more heed to a former player/captain and All-Ireland winner than any local journalist and pundit."
Yes I saw that. I saw an interview he did with Off the Ball recently and thought he was very good. Would love to hear more of his analysis of Ros games.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 842 - 16/04/2024 23:32:27    2538467

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Mayo and Roscommon both trained last week at Bekan at the same time on different pitches ;)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11262 - 17/04/2024 07:31:31    2538483

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It's going to be interesting to see if there is any improvement from our poor league campaign. Has burke changed our game plan. One thing I'm worried about is our full forward line during the league against mayo couldn't win a 50/50 ball against mayo defenders and were physically beaten all day all over the pitch . I'm hoping burke has come up with something over the last month because if we play at the same level we did during the league we will be in for a long day in the hyde. Mayo will want to get us back for last year so our lads better be ready for a tough physical battle Sunday

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1087 - 17/04/2024 09:10:55    2538500

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