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Replying To Belclare7:  "Mayo will do well to beat Derry...
They always struggle against blanket defence.
Dublin let the off one on one yesterday and they got lucky...
Mc Hale Park as well...
Derry will fancy that"
They have gone from blanket defence to no defence. If they keep playing the kamikaze style they have been, ROD and AOS will have a field day. Mayo will win, it's the following weekend that will test them against a fresh Donegal, Kerry or Armagh

D.Hyde (Roscommon) - Posts: 203 - 17/06/2024 10:14:05    2552209

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "We really need to change the mentality in Roscommon, we put up too many mental barriers. This is a great chance for us to beat a team of substance outside of our own province in years. I'm not saying it won't be tough but Tyrone are currently not as good as Galway or Mayo. We need big support up there next weekend and hopefully the team can peak now."
I agree with you. Let Tyrone worry about Diarmuid, Daire and Enda etc who are all playing much better than when we played Tyrone in the league and who scored 2-11 between them (2-9 from play) at the weekend. I think we also had 10 scorers for the second match in a row which is always a good sign.
Cork were the best team for the first 40 minutes against Tyrone and a silly black card and conceding a soft goal changed the game. The bookies have Tyrone, Mayo, Galway and Cork all as strong favourites but I think that Roscommon and Louth have the potential to cause a surprise if things go well for them at the weekend.
Darragh Canavan practically won the league match on his own and will obviously need special attention. Interesting to see if Stack, Murray, or Higgins will get the job? However we need to get parity at midfield and shore up the center of our defence and stop runners coming through unhindered.
Hopefully the Roscommon supporters will travel in numbers to Omagh to support the team at the weekend. It is a long time to next February so why not keep the support going as we will be sitting on our ***** for long enough over the autumn/ winter.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 584 - 17/06/2024 10:54:27    2552245

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Replying To Rossfan93:  "On the Cavan game, I think everyone knew it was probably going to be a shootout. However, conceding 1-20 is worrying, Cavan got through us with ease at time. Kicked some lovely scores but very little pressure applied and we seemed happy to just go tit for tat scorewise.

Good to see Enda back playing well - Diarmuid and Daire Cregg kicking scores for fun is what we need too. I think Ultan Harney is wasted inside , we need him out the field. Ciarain Lennon was excellent when he came on also.

Tyrone is going to be a tough test - Healy Park is a tricky venue for any team. Canavan really damaged us in the League game and needs to be really wrapped up if we have any chance - hard to know who to put on him. You can be sure that Tyrone will have a game plan to stop Diarmuid, Cregg and Smith and leave it up to the remaining players to try and produce. Kilpatrick suspended is a huge advantage for Roscommon.

Looking forward to the trip up North - it would be great to get another day out in Croke Park in 2 weeks. Too many years in a row now we have been in this position and not got over the line."
Canavan is surely a job for Stack, one of the best in the business at man marking on his day.

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 157 - 17/06/2024 11:26:29    2552260

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "I agree with you. Let Tyrone worry about Diarmuid, Daire and Enda etc who are all playing much better than when we played Tyrone in the league and who scored 2-11 between them (2-9 from play) at the weekend. I think we also had 10 scorers for the second match in a row which is always a good sign.
Cork were the best team for the first 40 minutes against Tyrone and a silly black card and conceding a soft goal changed the game. The bookies have Tyrone, Mayo, Galway and Cork all as strong favourites but I think that Roscommon and Louth have the potential to cause a surprise if things go well for them at the weekend.
Darragh Canavan practically won the league match on his own and will obviously need special attention. Interesting to see if Stack, Murray, or Higgins will get the job? However we need to get parity at midfield and shore up the center of our defence and stop runners coming through unhindered.
Hopefully the Roscommon supporters will travel in numbers to Omagh to support the team at the weekend. It is a long time to next February so why not keep the support going as we will be sitting on our ***** for long enough over the autumn/ winter."
Stack is made for a battle with Canavan and I think he will relish it. When we played them in the league, we didn't have Stack, Dolan, Cunnane, Enda. Canavan was picked up by Higgins if I remember and then Luke Glennon who were both quite inexperienced! In Canavan and McCurry they have 2 of the best forwards in the game, McCurry is one of my favourite players to watch. But we have forwards to hurt them aswell. It's about whether we can shore up our defence enough to keep them out. The way Cavan got their scores was a real worry, little or no pressure on the ball. If we do tighten up and get it right I believe we can be right in the game going down the stretch and hope the lads can find the belief to get over the line. It's as tough a task as we could have got but that's what we deserve for our performances to date. What a result it would be IF we can pull it off! Il be there and I hope we bring a good crowd with us. Best of luck lads!

D.Hyde (Roscommon) - Posts: 203 - 17/06/2024 11:32:19    2552265

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In one way this is the right draw for us. Would we really be ready an all-Ireland quarter final place on the back of beating Cavan and scraping past Louth? If we beat Tyrone we'll be deserved of our place and will be battle-hardened for another top team at the QF stage. If we're not ready, then so be it. We'll know next weekend. But really there is nothing to stop us going up there and turning that Tyrone team over, only our own mentality - that of the team and us the supporters.

SpanishRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 31 - 17/06/2024 12:14:21    2552294

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "I agree with you. Let Tyrone worry about Diarmuid, Daire and Enda etc who are all playing much better than when we played Tyrone in the league and who scored 2-11 between them (2-9 from play) at the weekend. I think we also had 10 scorers for the second match in a row which is always a good sign.
Cork were the best team for the first 40 minutes against Tyrone and a silly black card and conceding a soft goal changed the game. The bookies have Tyrone, Mayo, Galway and Cork all as strong favourites but I think that Roscommon and Louth have the potential to cause a surprise if things go well for them at the weekend.
Darragh Canavan practically won the league match on his own and will obviously need special attention. Interesting to see if Stack, Murray, or Higgins will get the job? However we need to get parity at midfield and shore up the center of our defence and stop runners coming through unhindered.
Hopefully the Roscommon supporters will travel in numbers to Omagh to support the team at the weekend. It is a long time to next February so why not keep the support going as we will be sitting on our ***** for long enough over the autumn/ winter."
And while Tyrone are a very good side they are still a team finding their feet. In one way we are coming into this game in a better position than the Cork game last year. We are due a big performance this year. Last year we had already peaked.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 955 - 17/06/2024 12:36:22    2552308

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Stack was excellent against Mayo a few weeks ago and I think he would be the best man for that marking job. Morgan is also one of Tyrones most influential players. Can management find a way to unsettle him.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 955 - 17/06/2024 12:38:53    2552309

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Replying To SpanishRossie:  "In one way this is the right draw for us. Would we really be ready an all-Ireland quarter final place on the back of beating Cavan and scraping past Louth? If we beat Tyrone we'll be deserved of our place and will be battle-hardened for another top team at the QF stage. If we're not ready, then so be it. We'll know next weekend. But really there is nothing to stop us going up there and turning that Tyrone team over, only our own mentality - that of the team and us the supporters."
Agree with all the above.

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 157 - 17/06/2024 12:45:16    2552313

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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "Agree with all the above."
Maybe it's not the worst draw after all.
The team you think you can beat easily can turn out to be the toughest.

worple (Roscommon) - Posts: 351 - 17/06/2024 17:03:21    2552440

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Roscommon will have to be a lot better than they have been at any point this season to win in Omagh on Saturday. It could happen but based on what we've seen it's unlikely. If Roscommon do win however, beating Tyrone away would give us great momentum heading to Croke Park for a quarter final. As others have posted here, Darragh Canavan will need to be closed down. He did a lot of damage to us in the League match last Spring.. That's it until next February if we don't turn it around in Omagh so I expect the team to give it everything.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2252 - 17/06/2024 18:47:09    2552489

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Replying To SpanishRossie:  "In one way this is the right draw for us. Would we really be ready an all-Ireland quarter final place on the back of beating Cavan and scraping past Louth? If we beat Tyrone we'll be deserved of our place and will be battle-hardened for another top team at the QF stage. If we're not ready, then so be it. We'll know next weekend. But really there is nothing to stop us going up there and turning that Tyrone team over, only our own mentality - that of the team and us the supporters."
Super post SpanishRossie! Excited to be going to Omagh. No pressure on us. Match ups are key. Give it everything lads and see where the cookie crumbles

BrigidsToom (Roscommon) - Posts: 14 - 17/06/2024 23:20:36    2552550

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Never say die.
We are going up to Omagh to win

worple (Roscommon) - Posts: 351 - 18/06/2024 09:15:30    2552592

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I think the GAA really need to have a look at the scheduling - the fact all 4 games are on GAA GO is wrong firstly I think. How many older people are not going to be able to watch the match now, either not being able to travel or living alone and unable to get GAA GO. Pubs unable to show the match for fear of being caught broadcasting with a dodgybox.

Its knockout All Ireland football with some tasty fixtures and the fact these games are not on free to air is absolutely ridiculous. Tailteann Cup/Hurling/Prelim Senior football all on the same weekend.

The people losing out are the fans at the end of the day!

Rossfan93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 36 - 18/06/2024 10:30:05    2552624

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Replying To Rossfan93:  "I think the GAA really need to have a look at the scheduling - the fact all 4 games are on GAA GO is wrong firstly I think. How many older people are not going to be able to watch the match now, either not being able to travel or living alone and unable to get GAA GO. Pubs unable to show the match for fear of being caught broadcasting with a dodgybox.

Its knockout All Ireland football with some tasty fixtures and the fact these games are not on free to air is absolutely ridiculous. Tailteann Cup/Hurling/Prelim Senior football all on the same weekend.

The people losing out are the fans at the end of the day!"
Yeah I completely agree. This craic of the split season to supposedly help clubs get their games played is a nonsense too. From what I can see they want the Inter County matches all played by July to free Croke Park up for concerts. I genuinely believe they don't give a flying fiddlers about the clubs and all the genuine members who put their heart and souls into their clubs and counties. The hierarchy are only interested in making more money and they achieve this by putting up pay walls to matches, raise the ticket prices and free up Croker, Pairc Ui Chaoimh etc for concerts. If only they would offer games to TG4, Virgin Media and BBC NI. Rte is no longer an enjoyable watch for either matches or watching highlights on the Saturday/Sunday Game.

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 120 - 18/06/2024 10:50:32    2552639

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Replying To ComainRos:  "Yeah I completely agree. This craic of the split season to supposedly help clubs get their games played is a nonsense too. From what I can see they want the Inter County matches all played by July to free Croke Park up for concerts. I genuinely believe they don't give a flying fiddlers about the clubs and all the genuine members who put their heart and souls into their clubs and counties. The hierarchy are only interested in making more money and they achieve this by putting up pay walls to matches, raise the ticket prices and free up Croker, Pairc Ui Chaoimh etc for concerts. If only they would offer games to TG4, Virgin Media and BBC NI. Rte is no longer an enjoyable watch for either matches or watching highlights on the Saturday/Sunday Game."
That's a fact. They don't care about the clubs. They should really have used TG4 for some of the games when the option is there - but again there is no money for them to be made off that. The reality is now that people who don't get to watch the games on GAA GO or live at the ground will get 4 minutes of highlights followed by some drab punditry. With the main focus just being on Derry & Mayo while they show 5 or 6 scores from the Roscommon Tyrone game.

If Dublin had of been beaten by Mayo, I'm sure it would have been a very different layout for the weekend!

Rossfan93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 36 - 18/06/2024 11:37:21    2552660

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Replying To ComainRos:  "Yeah I completely agree. This craic of the split season to supposedly help clubs get their games played is a nonsense too. From what I can see they want the Inter County matches all played by July to free Croke Park up for concerts. I genuinely believe they don't give a flying fiddlers about the clubs and all the genuine members who put their heart and souls into their clubs and counties. The hierarchy are only interested in making more money and they achieve this by putting up pay walls to matches, raise the ticket prices and free up Croker, Pairc Ui Chaoimh etc for concerts. If only they would offer games to TG4, Virgin Media and BBC NI. Rte is no longer an enjoyable watch for either matches or watching highlights on the Saturday/Sunday Game."
"Offer games"? As in free?

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1681 - 18/06/2024 11:45:28    2552663

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  ""Offer games"? As in free?"
i suspect he means allow them purchase rights, Not the absolute **** show that is Gaago.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1170 - 18/06/2024 12:31:35    2552686

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "i suspect he means allow them purchase rights, Not the absolute **** show that is Gaago."
Yes that's exactly what I mean. They can still make money from allowing other stations show games. The problem is it's not enough money for them.

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 120 - 18/06/2024 12:42:42    2552691

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I actually think ye will win in Omagh. As mentioned by one of your posters ye are due a big performance that translates into a victory. Tyrone will be Tyrone but are beatable. As for us our biggest issue is ourselves. Although still unbeaten in the championship if I am being honest feels we are gone after blowing that 5 point lead. Mad how the season can turn in an instant.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1972 - 18/06/2024 12:49:39    2552696

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Replying To kiloughter:  "I actually think ye will win in Omagh. As mentioned by one of your posters ye are due a big performance that translates into a victory. Tyrone will be Tyrone but are beatable. As for us our biggest issue is ourselves. Although still unbeaten in the championship if I am being honest feels we are gone after blowing that 5 point lead. Mad how the season can turn in an instant."
Ye'll beat Monaghan but probably won't go much further unless perhaps ye get Comer back. A Roscommon win in Omagh would really launch our season but we'll have to play a lot better than at any other time so far this season.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2252 - 18/06/2024 13:06:58    2552705

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