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Pat Flanagan has confirmed that Pearses nominated him for the Roscommon senior gig, said he had no contact with Longford and said Roscommon county board know my CV and know where i am.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3309 - 21/08/2022 18:16:21    2438188

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Took in the game in Ballyforan expected a close competitive contest got the opposite. A total stroll for Brigids with the game long won before half time. If that was Pat Flanagan's audition to become Roscommon senior manager he failed. Tactically all over the shop and he chose to play an outfield player in goal and it backfired costing Pearses at least 2-3. Now granted probably a bit of shadow boxing from Pearses seeing as they know they are into the knock out stages already but no way did they plan to ship 4-10 to 0-8 beating to their main challenger.

Brigids had all the stand out players on show. Brian Stack,Ronan Stack and Paul McGrath solid in defence, midfield totally on top and Eddie Nolan scored a fine individual goal. Robbie Dolan a real workhorse and Sugure,O'Carroll caused plenty of damage."
Not necessarily in the knockout stages.
Brigets top and if beaten by Tulsk and strokestown beat Pearses which has doubled up as a league relegation then PP are bottom.
Brigets are top not matter what results occur in last game. Any other 3 can go down

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 344 - 21/08/2022 18:43:08    2438189

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Pat Flanagan has confirmed that Pearses nominated him for the Roscommon senior gig, said he had no contact with Longford and said Roscommon county board know my CV and know where i am."
He'll hardly be adding today's result to his CV.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1831 - 21/08/2022 18:56:46    2438192

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "I don't know. They could beat Glaveys yet, who looked really poor on Friday. Seemed more a case of Oran letting them back into that game. They still have Hussey to come back so maybe they'll have enough.

Can't believe Brigids won by that much. They have some great young players. Can Strokestown cause Pearses problems based on that performance?"
Elphin are in relegation playoff regardless of Oran game. Oran are finished group top with Glaveys and Gaels playing for 2nd/3rd.

Rossie2022 (Roscommon) - Posts: 16 - 21/08/2022 19:00:03    2438193

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "I don't know. They could beat Glaveys yet, who looked really poor on Friday. Seemed more a case of Oran letting them back into that game. They still have Hussey to come back so maybe they'll have enough.

Can't believe Brigids won by that much. They have some great young players. Can Strokestown cause Pearses problems based on that performance?"
Sure I forgot they've already played

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 21/08/2022 19:05:31    2438194

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Replying To endgame:  "He'll hardly be adding today's result to his CV."
He joked to reporters "After today I might be looking for a job so we'll see who knocks on the door."

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3309 - 21/08/2022 19:57:16    2438199

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What games are next weekend ?
Brigids, Oran, Clan and Boyle the form teams from this weekend.
Fuerty, Creggs, Doms and Castlerea motoring well in intermediate.
Junior seems to be Strokestown, Gaels, Kilglass, and Pearses B !

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 1056 - 21/08/2022 20:05:53    2438202

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Glaveys indeed did make it difficult in the end for Oran but they were brutal until the black card. They did well to claw it back though.

Elphin must have given the Gaels a good game. Was Cian Connolly back?"
Connolly came on at half time

jimmy11 (Roscommon) - Posts: 11 - 22/08/2022 07:22:46    2438214

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Would people be happy if Flanagan got the job. Can't say I know an awful lot about him and alot would depend on who he would have with him.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 22/08/2022 08:25:35    2438215

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Rumour mill coming out of Mayo is that Kevin McStay will be Mayo's new senior football manager i hope our County Board dont drag their heels on this one we need a appoint be for the end of the group stage of championship matches.

Pat Flanagan has done amazing things for our club in the last few years bringing us our first county title and backing it up - but i do not think he is the right man for the roscommon he has a very pragmatic way of playing which suited the type of player that was in pearses. I do not believe it will bring roscommon on and you will see the likes of our top forwards not getting game time as they will not do the type of work Pat requires.

Dont get me wrong great football man but just dont think he will cut it in the modern county game

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 738 - 22/08/2022 09:10:16    2438220

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St Brigid's team yesterday must have been one of the youngest around?

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 22/08/2022 10:04:10    2438224

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I think PF would be a poor appointment really. Yes he plays defensive football and roscommon badly need a defence coach but I don't think he's the type of manager who would get the best out of that team. Surely someone somewhere wants to take on roscommon apart from him?? Or are county board even trying hard enough?? Would you consider a left field appointment maybe? Emmet Mcdonnell for example?

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 220 - 22/08/2022 10:17:14    2438226

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Replying To dave1988:  "Would people be happy if Flanagan got the job. Can't say I know an awful lot about him and alot would depend on who he would have with him."
Looks like the Rochford rumours will end if it's true that McStay has got the Mayo job. Donie Buckley gone as well with that too. Not sure if I could see too many on the other tickets being linked with Roscommon, though I think Keith Higgins would make a very good coach if they could entice him in. As said below, I respect what Flanagan has done with Pearses but think Roscommon need a fresher appointment from a tactical/style perspective.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 22/08/2022 10:44:24    2438232

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Replying To dave1988:  "St Brigid's team yesterday must have been one of the youngest around?"
Brigids and Oran would have to be the two youngest

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 330 - 22/08/2022 10:45:03    2438233

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "Rumour mill coming out of Mayo is that Kevin McStay will be Mayo's new senior football manager i hope our County Board dont drag their heels on this one we need a appoint be for the end of the group stage of championship matches.

Pat Flanagan has done amazing things for our club in the last few years bringing us our first county title and backing it up - but i do not think he is the right man for the roscommon he has a very pragmatic way of playing which suited the type of player that was in pearses. I do not believe it will bring roscommon on and you will see the likes of our top forwards not getting game time as they will not do the type of work Pat requires.

Dont get me wrong great football man but just dont think he will cut it in the modern county game"
Exactly my thinking. He suited Pearce's and the players he had. I don't think he would be the sort of man who would go look for a top class backroom team either. I'd say he would like to stick with people he's had around him for years and that's not good. Roscommon county board need to be very careful here. To many years wasted messing around

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 22/08/2022 10:57:07    2438236

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Brigids and Oran would have to be the two youngest"
Just looking at the Brigid's line up and I'd think 12 of the starting 15 would be under 25. What age is Mark Daly in midfield

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 22/08/2022 12:24:07    2438259

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Replying To dave1988:  "Just looking at the Brigid's line up and I'd think 12 of the starting 15 would be under 25. What age is Mark Daly in midfield"
Mark Daly would be 28

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 738 - 22/08/2022 12:47:21    2438265

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Replying To dave1988:  "Just looking at the Brigid's line up and I'd think 12 of the starting 15 would be under 25. What age is Mark Daly in midfield"
27 or 28 i would say at this stage

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1026 - 22/08/2022 12:49:33    2438266

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Big statement from Brids yesterday and I have to say the coverage quality was very good whatever about the commentary. The match itself had a funny feel to it as Pearses didn't look up for it. Apparently they tried out a new keeper so you have to think that they themseles feel they are through already but they need a result v Strokestown to be sure. Strokestown as previous poster stated perennial dark horses drew with Tulsk.

Speaking to a Boyle player yesterday and he said they were fortunate to get over Faithleachs at weekend and certainly missed Daire Cregg he said. Apparently ref had a bit of a mare in particular the constant fouling on Diarmuid Murtagh unpunished. You'd wonder what refs do be thinking as that doesn't do the defender any favours long term as another ref will hammer him on fouls the next day or even if he was to go onto become a county player.

Elphin in relegation and will be joined by one of Tulsk/Strokestown/Pearses and either Faithleachs or Western Gaels. Two group winners namely Oran and Bridgids already confirmed.

Intermediate playing out as expected. Kilglass making a few waves in junior. Looks like the Barry's bubble us burst.

Media reports stating Pat Flanagan is one of candidates in for Roscommon job and reports are that former Dublin centre back Ger Brennan is on his backroom team along with Gary Connaughton as goalie coach. I believe Her Brennan is based in Mullingar at present. Realistically he is the only manager currently operating in Roscommon that you could pick as manager. All will depend on his backroom team.

All the other media names and to be honest all that was mentioned was Mick Bohan, Liam Tully and Liam Kearns. Not sure if Rochfords name was in the media or was it like a lot of other names just social media reporting. Some names been thrown out here e.g Keith Higgins, Oisin McConville etc. Who have they ever coached or been involved with. McConville was with Armagh u20s and were bet early doors. Was with a club in Monaghan but didn't hear much about success with them. Because he is a former county player and on TV his profile is higher but what does he bring. Higgins great ex player but surely there are lots of them e.g. Seanie McDermott who could become involved. Again I never heard Seanies name involved with any team. Another name mentioned is Maurice Sheridan. Why because he won a sigerson which is so far removed from inter County I wouldn't even put it on a level with club championship amd that's based on seeing sigerson players do very little with their clubs. Supersonic competition not a patch on what it was 7/8 years ago.

The two outside men I would like to see would be Malachy O Rourke or Davy Lynch ex kildare u20 all ireland winning manager amd former wicklow manager. To be realistic Malachy O Rourke is probably wishful thinking anyhow as he won't leave the club in Derry for roscommon. In fact not too many will want the job as its not hugely attractive and you'd be better off with a big club.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 248 - 22/08/2022 14:18:48    2438282

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Replying To dave1988:  "Just looking at the Brigid's line up and I'd think 12 of the starting 15 would be under 25. What age is Mark Daly in midfield"
Turned 27 in June I believe. Missed out on the last 2 years after doing the cruciate.

Rossie88 (Roscommon) - Posts: 2 - 22/08/2022 14:21:02    2438283

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