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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "As the cliche goes uts a 20 man game nowadays.
Teams with the best benches will usually prevail.
Imagine yiur the opposition and you see Conor, Niall and Diarmuid all appearing fresh and raring to go around 50/55 minute mark......"
Plus Keith Doyle....

We have our strongest squad in a long long time.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 957 - 05/05/2022 12:43:27    2415033

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Galway to win comfortably IMO. Cunningham will get team selection wrong leaving C Daly and D Murtagh out and will be questioned afterwards. D Murtagh is a big game player.

maximus02 (Longford) - Posts: 141 - 05/05/2022 15:26:44    2415086

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Replying To maximus02:  "Galway to win comfortably IMO. Cunningham will get team selection wrong leaving C Daly and D Murtagh out and will be questioned afterwards. D Murtagh is a big game player."
If Galway win comfortably it will be more to do with them performing to their best of their abilities and us well below it. Most myself included doesn't expect Conor Daly or Diarmuid Murtagh to start instead used as impact subs.

If we have everyone fit (Hughes will miss out) I'd expect just one change with Kilroy coming in. A sweeper wasn't needed against Sligo but will be against Galway

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3161 - 05/05/2022 16:47:55    2415105

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Replying To The_analyser:  "If Galway win comfortably it will be more to do with them performing to their best of their abilities and us well below it. Most myself included doesn't expect Conor Daly or Diarmuid Murtagh to start instead used as impact subs.

If we have everyone fit (Hughes will miss out) I'd expect just one change with Kilroy coming in. A sweeper wasn't needed against Sligo but will be against Galway"
Who will be dropped to accommodate Kilroy?
Heneghan?

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 312 - 05/05/2022 17:25:15    2415117

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Replying To The_analyser:  "If Galway win comfortably it will be more to do with them performing to their best of their abilities and us well below it. Most myself included doesn't expect Conor Daly or Diarmuid Murtagh to start instead used as impact subs.

If we have everyone fit (Hughes will miss out) I'd expect just one change with Kilroy coming in. A sweeper wasn't needed against Sligo but will be against Galway"
Who should we sacrifice in the forward line for the sweeper? I think we will probably need one but I hope management can find a balance between defence and attack. In that scenario would Kilroy replace McKeon? That's no reflection on his performances, I think he has been one of the most improved players. Then again he is very direct but I wouldn't like to see Enda, Heneghan or C Murtagh not start. Very tough decision. We need to avoid that dire performance against Galway last year where we were so slow and laborious in attack.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 156 - 05/05/2022 18:37:34    2415131

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Replying To The_analyser:  "If Galway win comfortably it will be more to do with them performing to their best of their abilities and us well below it. Most myself included doesn't expect Conor Daly or Diarmuid Murtagh to start instead used as impact subs.

If we have everyone fit (Hughes will miss out) I'd expect just one change with Kilroy coming in. A sweeper wasn't needed against Sligo but will be against Galway"
Hughes will miss out with injury or just that he hasn't played since last league game?

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 821 - 05/05/2022 19:13:09    2415140

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Plus Keith Doyle....

We have our strongest squad in a long long time."
Doubt Galway will be too worried seeing them come on with 10/15 minutes to go when they are winning by around 10 points. Galway without a doubt would be more concerned if they saw D Murtagh or C Daly starting.

maximus02 (Longford) - Posts: 141 - 06/05/2022 09:28:22    2415167

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Replying To maximus02:  "Doubt Galway will be too worried seeing them come on with 10/15 minutes to go when they are winning by around 10 points. Galway without a doubt would be more concerned if they saw D Murtagh or C Daly starting."
Galway won't be 10 points ahead with 10 minutes to go. Roscommon won't be far away.. I see this as a 50/50 game. We won in Salthill in 2019. It was a great day. A big Roscommon crowd out on the pitch afterwards. I was celebrating standing beside current Justice Minister Helen McEntee and she with a Roscommon shirt on her. Roscommon have the forwards to win. Galway beat an injury hit Mayo team and still just got over the line there. We do need to tighten up at the back. We were too loose against a poor Sligo team. Galway will beat Leitrim handily so all eyes will then turn to May 29.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1729 - 06/05/2022 10:17:42    2415178

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Who should we sacrifice in the forward line for the sweeper? I think we will probably need one but I hope management can find a balance between defence and attack. In that scenario would Kilroy replace McKeon? That's no reflection on his performances, I think he has been one of the most improved players. Then again he is very direct but I wouldn't like to see Enda, Heneghan or C Murtagh not start. Very tough decision. We need to avoid that dire performance against Galway last year where we were so slow and laborious in attack."
I think rather than a sweeper, a clear plan on defending and attacking as a unit is needed... as I said before our biggest weapon is our current forward line who are all a threat going forward... we have a good balance at the moment, mckeon and henaghans workrate is top class... I hope management don't comprise our greatest strength, remember it was tried in previous 2 championships and failed miserably, Roscommon play their best football when playing to their strengths

Rossie14 (Roscommon) - Posts: 25 - 06/05/2022 10:35:48    2415186

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Replying To endgame:  "Galway won't be 10 points ahead with 10 minutes to go. Roscommon won't be far away.. I see this as a 50/50 game. We won in Salthill in 2019. It was a great day. A big Roscommon crowd out on the pitch afterwards. I was celebrating standing beside current Justice Minister Helen McEntee and she with a Roscommon shirt on her. Roscommon have the forwards to win. Galway beat an injury hit Mayo team and still just got over the line there. We do need to tighten up at the back. We were too loose against a poor Sligo team. Galway will beat Leitrim handily so all eyes will then turn to May 29."
So you are saying that the justice minister is biased!!

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 400 - 06/05/2022 10:56:06    2415192

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Replying To maximus02:  "Doubt Galway will be too worried seeing them come on with 10/15 minutes to go when they are winning by around 10 points. Galway without a doubt would be more concerned if they saw D Murtagh or C Daly starting."
Stick to the Longford or Tailteann Cup threads.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 312 - 06/05/2022 10:59:00    2415193

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Replying To Rossie14:  "I think rather than a sweeper, a clear plan on defending and attacking as a unit is needed... as I said before our biggest weapon is our current forward line who are all a threat going forward... we have a good balance at the moment, mckeon and henaghans workrate is top class... I hope management don't comprise our greatest strength, remember it was tried in previous 2 championships and failed miserably, Roscommon play their best football when playing to their strengths"
Very true, I wouldn't like to see anyone in that forward line dropped. I think our forwards have improved over the course of the league in tracking back and pressing but it needs to be upped to another level if we are to progress anywhere in the championship.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 156 - 06/05/2022 11:05:39    2415199

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Replying To anotheralias:  "So you are saying that the justice minister is biased!!"
A Meath supporter who's steeped in Meath Gaa ( Gerry McEntee is her uncle) but she was supporting Roscommon that day.I think her husband is from Castlecoote.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1729 - 06/05/2022 15:38:22    2415300

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Replying To maximus02:  "Doubt Galway will be too worried seeing them come on with 10/15 minutes to go when they are winning by around 10 points. Galway without a doubt would be more concerned if they saw D Murtagh or C Daly starting."
Both Conor Daly and Diarmuid Murtagh started in the Connacht championship encounter last year and Galway won pulling up. What excuse did you have for that? Galways biggest concern will be on themselves.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2859 - 06/05/2022 16:50:20    2415320

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Who should we sacrifice in the forward line for the sweeper? I think we will probably need one but I hope management can find a balance between defence and attack. In that scenario would Kilroy replace McKeon? That's no reflection on his performances, I think he has been one of the most improved players. Then again he is very direct but I wouldn't like to see Enda, Heneghan or C Murtagh not start. Very tough decision. We need to avoid that dire performance against Galway last year where we were so slow and laborious in attack."
One of Heneghan, McKeon or perhaps management will stick with unchanged team and one of them given the sweeper role.

Last year in Hyde Park the main killer was the two soft goals conceded. First one we had numbers back but nobody following the runners. The 2nd goal was schoolboy defending. Outside of those goals Galway managed 11 points.

@dave1988 but for Injury Hughes would have started against Sligo and this upcoming final.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3161 - 06/05/2022 16:58:42    2415323

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Made the short trip to Carrick. Game just over. 1-2 in injury time for Leitrim to grab the draw and to be honest they should have beat us easily this evening. Had at least 4 clear goal chances. Just don't have the talent at u17 this year but hopefully we can get ourselves in order for the next few years and stay on top of producing good underage teams. Very disappointing but I think alot of these lads will be u17 next year.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 821 - 06/05/2022 20:30:45    2415348

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1-13 each with Leitrim in Connacht minor championship tonight. We lead 1-13 to 0-11 60 minutes played so very poor that we didn't close that game out.

Leitrim to their credit never gave up and fought to tigers in the 5 minutes of injury time for what was a deserved draw for them. They created 4 or 5 good goals and would have been kicking themselves if they didn't at least draw.

It's all down to the final match v Sligo. If we produce a simliar performance as tonight in that game it will be the end of the road for us.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3161 - 06/05/2022 20:47:04    2415349

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Replying To The_analyser:  "One of Heneghan, McKeon or perhaps management will stick with unchanged team and one of them given the sweeper role.

Last year in Hyde Park the main killer was the two soft goals conceded. First one we had numbers back but nobody following the runners. The 2nd goal was schoolboy defending. Outside of those goals Galway managed 11 points.

@dave1988 but for Injury Hughes would have started against Sligo and this upcoming final."
And we conceded 2 poor goals in the League match v Galway in 2021 as well.
If we can keep them goalless this year we'll win the Final.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 312 - 07/05/2022 10:46:55    2415372

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Don't think the u17 are as poor as people are making out. Competitive v Galway before disaster struck before half time. Only lost by two to a good Mayo side. Should have won last night when playing poorly but poor from the line not to pull lads back and see it out . A win at home v Sligo is possible. Important to get confidence into these lads again .

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 1042 - 07/05/2022 17:12:38    2415438

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Was at minor match on Friday amd Roscommon were very poor. I see a previous poster saying they were unlucky v a good mayo side. Not sure about that as Mayo had 14 men only for over a half and it looked liked Mayo had the extra man. A win next week over sligo would see them into a connacht semi v the losers of the big two which I would imagine would be away given positions on the table.

Back to senior in three weeks and I hope the long lay-off from Sligo match doesn't come back to haunt us. 4 weeks is a long time to be waiting. I'm sure they had or have challenges arranged. Injury wise it appears a clean bill of health thus far. I'd imagine that there will be at least one change to team where i suspect Niall Kilroy will come into play sweeper role and we need one given the way Sligo opened us at times and the 22 points we conceded in league final with Galway FF line scoring 8/9 pts from play and also hit the crossbar with a shot for goal early in first half. Walsh will be on pitch for full match for this one and he played puck when on for league final for 20 mins. Granted Croke Park is far more expansive than Salthill but he will still need a man marker. Heneghan or Donie Smith will miss out and I suspect it will be the former due to Donies experience. McKeon will be needed for his power and pace.

I wouldn't read too much into who was on pitch last year for Ross as we were a mess trying to adopt a defensive game. We still have to overturn a 6pt defeat and granted we will be more offensive but we will probably leave more gaps also.

To answer the question a previous poster asked I'm not a Faithleachs man or ever but Castleknock are my club. The point I'm making about Diarmuid Murtagh is based on his previous championship performances including coming on v Mayo in Hyde two seasons ago and he scored 2pts in a flash but Mayo were so far ahead they could drop bodies back and allow him to shoot for pts but not get any goal. Donie hasn't produced in championship as a starter and isnt a regular championship starter and signs were there again v Sligo. Shouldn't make any difference if he is captain and If he starts I hope he has a stormer.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 203 - 08/05/2022 17:46:30    2415630

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