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Replying To howdareu:  "I am puzzled at the lack of movement on the manager front. Championship has started and if a new man insofar as an outsider comes in he won't have a clue about the players etc. Unless the co board employ a local man, eg Tully its very risky. Who is the chairman there? Surely this laissez faire attitude has to be laid at his door. It should be hurried up IMHO but if not the chairman needs to be answerable."
Hardly laissez-faire, it's only been two weeks. The Mayo appointment has been going on two months.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 14/08/2022 16:32:17    2437369

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Hardly laissez-faire, it's only been two weeks. The Mayo appointment has been going on two months."
Monaghan and Donegal longer than us also.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 509 - 14/08/2022 17:17:25    2437376

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Hardly laissez-faire, it's only been two weeks. The Mayo appointment has been going on two months."
Fair point but between that and the seven weeks it took them to get AC to announce intentions it seems very sloppy.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 220 - 14/08/2022 17:38:59    2437380

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "Monaghan and Donegal longer than us also."
Exactly. Mayo interviews supposed to be this week I think.

No mention of Kevin Walsh in any of the Roscommon speculation. You'd wonder about the Rochford and Bohan talk, seems like a media copy and paste of the names mentioned after McStay left.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 15/08/2022 11:49:37    2437480

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Will Killoran be back next year. Played well for Boston last night. Badly need his physicality

Ros2013 (Roscommon) - Posts: 489 - 15/08/2022 12:18:43    2437487

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Replying To Ros2013:  "Will Killoran be back next year. Played well for Boston last night. Badly need his physicality"
Who was Killoran with in Boston?

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 344 - 15/08/2022 13:23:01    2437499

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Replying To reffingmad:  "Who was Killoran with in Boston?"
He was playing with Donegal.

Steve7843 (Roscommon) - Posts: 12 - 15/08/2022 13:30:04    2437501

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Cian Connolly is back in the country big boost for roscommon gaels

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 738 - 15/08/2022 13:46:53    2437508

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "Cian Connolly is back in the country big boost for roscommon gaels"
That's massive. Is it temporary?

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 15/08/2022 14:20:16    2437515

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Strong rumours in Dublin over weekend that Paul Curran amd Jason Sherlock linked to the Roscommon job as a manager and coach. Curran would have former links with Clan na Gael after previously managing them to a title. He is currently the manager of Oliver Plunketts who were well beaten in championship last week.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 248 - 15/08/2022 16:18:09    2437536

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Replying To SmokieRoss:  "Strong rumours in Dublin over weekend that Paul Curran amd Jason Sherlock linked to the Roscommon job as a manager and coach. Curran would have former links with Clan na Gael after previously managing them to a title. He is currently the manager of Oliver Plunketts who were well beaten in championship last week."
Paul Curran was linked with us in the past and TBH a number of local lads would be as good if not better as outright manager but having Jason Sherlock involved in the management in a coaching capacity is different story, Monaghan have already had talks with him.

Attention turns to club championship action this weekend.

Senior

Roscommon Gaels v Elphin - Gaels boosted by the return of a few starters and should pick up their first win against Elphin side with a battle on their hands to avoid relegation - Gaels by 3

Michael Glaveys v Oran - Good win for Glaveys the last day with so many players out most are out again for this match and are up against better opposition - Oran by 4

St Faithleachs v Boyle - Missed opportunity for them to pick up the win or draw against a Clann side that was missing half of their county final team. Potential to be highest scoring game of the weekend and Boyle's firepower is more spread out than Faithleachs - Boyle by 5

Western Gaels v Clann na nGael - A lot will depend on how many players return for Clann. Western Gaels in danger of finding themselves in another relegation fight - Draw

Tulsk v Strokestown - A derby and bragging rights on the line. Tulsk recovering from a bad beating in round 1 and simply don't have the strength in depth of some other clubs. I presume both Comptons will start this weekend and mcGann is in excellent form - Stokestown by 6

St Brigids v Padraig Pearses - Possibility that this could be the county final will we get a bit of shadow boxing here? both know they'll reach the knock out stages regardless of this match and result - Pearses by 2

intermediate

Fuerty v St Croans - Can Kilroy with his current injury situation play in this match having played for Tremane yesterday i'm think not but perhaps with home advantage they'll still get over the line regardless. - Fuerty by 1

Kilbride v Eire Og - Kilbride boosted by the return of Conor Devaney. Can imagine the players and management of Eire Og had plenty of question marks over their 2nd half performance in round 1 and providing they don't nod off 2nd half it should be a straight forward win Eire Og by 5

Creggs v Kilmore - Did well to earn a draw the last day away to Croans, Kilmore was competitive in their defeat against Fuerty and i'd expect same here - Creggs by 2


St Brigids B v St. Dominic's - Not sure if Doyle,Keenan,Lohan i think are still out and all will be needed if they are to win this county title as expected without them they should still win - Doms by 4

St Aidans v Shannon Gaels - losing here will find themselves closer to the tap door. Shannon Gaels seem to have the little bit extra going for them and will need Evan Corcoran on form - Shannon Gaels by 2

Clann na nGael B v Castlerea - Clann will be pleased by their round 1 display that could easily have picked up at least a draw. Castlerea had stroll against Kilbride. I doubt Clann will be able to handle the speed and movement of the McDermottt - Castlerea by 6


Junior A i think wins for St Joseph's,Pearses,Strokestown,Barrys.Ronans and a draw between

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3309 - 15/08/2022 17:28:27    2437552

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Replying To SmokieRoss:  "Strong rumours in Dublin over weekend that Paul Curran amd Jason Sherlock linked to the Roscommon job as a manager and coach. Curran would have former links with Clan na Gael after previously managing them to a title. He is currently the manager of Oliver Plunketts who were well beaten in championship last week."
Was Curran linked the last time as well?

Andy Moran reckons a lot of counties biding their time to see who gets the Mayo job first before deciding on manager and backroom teams to see if they can pick up some of those not successful.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 15/08/2022 18:29:04    2437559

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Replying To SmokieRoss:  "Strong rumours in Dublin over weekend that Paul Curran amd Jason Sherlock linked to the Roscommon job as a manager and coach. Curran would have former links with Clan na Gael after previously managing them to a title. He is currently the manager of Oliver Plunketts who were well beaten in championship last week."
I wouldn't be against this at all. I think having Jayo involved with us would be great given he was on the management team with JIm Gavin for many of those successful years. I think getting someone from outside the county would also be useful. Thirdly, Dublin won their All Irelands playing good football. Roscommon's style of play in the games I saw this year was putrid over defensive rubbish and held this team back.

Headhunter85 (Roscommon) - Posts: 30 - 15/08/2022 20:18:20    2437572

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Replying To SmokieRoss:  "Strong rumours in Dublin over weekend that Paul Curran amd Jason Sherlock linked to the Roscommon job as a manager and coach. Curran would have former links with Clan na Gael after previously managing them to a title. He is currently the manager of Oliver Plunketts who were well beaten in championship last week."
Is there someone out there weekly "linking" well known GAA people to the Ros job?
Week 1 Bohan and Kearns
Week 2 Rochford
Week 3 Sherlock/Curran
Week 4......

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 509 - 15/08/2022 21:18:32    2437579

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "That's massive. Is it temporary?"
From what i heard its a permanent move home dont hold me to that though

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 738 - 16/08/2022 11:08:19    2437608

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Senior

Roscommon Gaels v Elphin - If cian connolly is back in the mix along with the likes of david ogara getting his fittness up and ryan conlon i think the gaels will have too much.

Michael Glaveys v Oran - Good win for Glaveys i dont know if Oran would be too pleased with their performance last week but expect them to get over the line. Talk of a conor Hussey return and paul kenny absence could make this close - Oran by 2

St Faithleachs v Boyle - Boyle seem to be the form team at the moment and expect them to win pulling uP - Boyle by 5

Western Gaels v Clann na nGael - Great to see Cathal Shine back playing football great player and great lad. I think clann will have too much and western gaels will be looking over their shoulder at intermiediate - Clann by 4

Tulsk v Strokestown - Tulsk looking like the weakest team in the championship and i would be expecting strokestown to win easily with mcganns form - Stokestown by 5

St Brigids v Padraig Pearses - Game of the weekend and i can not wait Daniel glynn must be in with a shout this weekend after his performance for the juniors. think it will be tight and midfield will be a huge battle. Niall Daly vs Eddie Nolan should be good to watch - Pearses by 1

intermediate

Fuerty v St Croans - I believe Kilroy has opted out of football this year. Malachy Gately over Croans should bring abit of bite to it with his history - Fuerty by 1

Kilbride v Eire Og - Kilbride look to be in real trouble - they wont have anything to stop Cox expect a 7-8 point win

Creggs v Kilmore - Good draw from creggs in the first round and i am expecting this to be a right physical battle with kilmore just edging it


St Brigids B v St. Dominic's - Think this will be closer than people think doms down afew bodies but should still have enough - Doms by 2

St Aidans v Shannon Gaels - Two teams under pressure dont know anything about them tbh

Clann na nGael B v Castlerea -Mcdermott the key here if they can get him firing i expect a win for - Castlerea by 5


Junior A

Pearses vs Kilglass
Pearses had a good win vs the Joes but if Daniel Glynn wasnt there the joes would have beaten them. If glynn plays for the seniors id expect a much closer game with kilglass coming out on top.

Ros Gaels vs St Josephs
Roscommon gaels will be disappointed with their opening round and i expect if Liam Egan and Johnny Mannion are out for the joes they will have to much. Aaron shannon could be the match winner for the Gaels

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 738 - 16/08/2022 11:27:27    2437611

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Interesting to see the number of ex GAA players with top level basketball experience being employed as county GAA coaches. Obviously they have great experience of defending the D and also developing strategies to attack the D.

Mike Quirke (Kerry)

Kieran Donaghy (Armagh)

Liam McHale (Linked with Mayo)

Jason Sherlock (Dublin but linked with Monaghan & Roscommon)

It would appear that you start with defence and work from there. Not very attractive football in my opinion, but all teams are at it. Jim and Rory have a lot to answer for!!

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 96 - 16/08/2022 11:34:56    2437614

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Interesting to see the number of ex GAA players with top level basketball experience being employed as county GAA coaches. Obviously they have great experience of defending the D and also developing strategies to attack the D.

Mike Quirke (Kerry)

Kieran Donaghy (Armagh)

Liam McHale (Linked with Mayo)

Jason Sherlock (Dublin but linked with Monaghan & Roscommon)

It would appear that you start with defence and work from there. Not very attractive football in my opinion, but all teams are at it. Jim and Rory have a lot to answer for!!"
Jason Sherlock would bring a wealth of knowledge. The basketball way is essential unfortunately. Begs the question why Roscommon weren't further ahead in developing that way of playing when McHale was on board.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 16/08/2022 13:42:38    2437648

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Replying To Headhunter85:  "I wouldn't be against this at all. I think having Jayo involved with us would be great given he was on the management team with JIm Gavin for many of those successful years. I think getting someone from outside the county would also be useful. Thirdly, Dublin won their All Irelands playing good football. Roscommon's style of play in the games I saw this year was putrid over defensive rubbish and held this team back."
What games did you see? Roscommon scored 1-17, 2-16, 0-24,1-21,1-21 in your last 5 games the types of high scores any team doesn't produce if you are playing defensive putrid rubbish.

What held back Roscommon to my eyes and I'm sure most would agree was a lack of defensive structure, conceded 2-15 to Clare who aren't a high scoring team in the last game highlighted that.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 735 - 16/08/2022 15:19:05    2437679

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Jason Sherlock would bring a wealth of knowledge. The basketball way is essential unfortunately. Begs the question why Roscommon weren't further ahead in developing that way of playing when McHale was on board."
McHale is offensive coach the same with Sherlock. Declan Darcy was among those that did the defensive coaching with Dublin under Jim Gavin.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 735 - 16/08/2022 15:21:37    2437681

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