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Replying To The_analyser:  "Eye catching result of the weekend in the senior championship was Boyle hammering Clann by 16 points this evening Daire Cregg especially impressing with 3-4. A result like that is a wake up call as Clann will hardly be a as loose in the defence for the knock out stages? Boyle still have issues themselves in defence and will need to shore up if they want to improve on their past semi final exits.

Another eye catching result was the manner and margin Roscommon Gaels beat Glaveys. Peter Gillooly and Cian Connelly to the fore there.

Faithleachs won the battle to avoid the relegation play off good progress for them after coming up this year. Western Gaels like last year are looking to avoid the trap door and should avoid it again.

Good showing by Tulsk against many peoples favourites Brigids. Will be a surprise if Elphin aren't the ones relegated.

Knock out stages include

Oran,Brigids,Boyle,Pearses,Roscommon Gaels,Clann,Faithleachs,Glaveys and Strokestown. Looks like an open championship but how many are really capable of winning this county title?"
Great personal tally from Daire Cregg. To hit 3-4 against Clann is no mean feat. Brigids and Boyle look strongest at this stage. Can Boyle get over that semi final hump.? The championship is showing we have plenty of good young footballers in Roscommon. Hope we can get the right man in to manage them.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1831 - 17/09/2022 20:11:29    2440986

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Replying To endgame:  "Great personal tally from Daire Cregg. To hit 3-4 against Clann is no mean feat. Brigids and Boyle look strongest at this stage. Can Boyle get over that semi final hump.? The championship is showing we have plenty of good young footballers in Roscommon. Hope we can get the right man in to manage them."
Great performance from Boyle full forward line. Enda isn't anywhere near match fit yet but delighted to see him back. As for clann they were very poor and the injured are really hurting them.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 18/09/2022 11:52:59    2441016

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Replying To endgame:  "Great personal tally from Daire Cregg. To hit 3-4 against Clann is no mean feat. Brigids and Boyle look strongest at this stage. Can Boyle get over that semi final hump.? The championship is showing we have plenty of good young footballers in Roscommon. Hope we can get the right man in to manage them."
Cregg is some talent - as good as anything we have had coming through in the last few years. Hopefully he will be given time by the new manager in the spring to adapt to county senior level and not be rushed in too quickly.

Boyle have a great set of forwards and on their day are capable of racking up massive scores. Pearses are probably the one non seeded team they would like to avoid as they have the defenders to match up.

Good win for Ros Gaels and a big boost for them to have Connolly and Gillooly back scoring heavily having struggled up front in the first two rounds. I don't think they will be a team that anyone will particularly want to draw.

Pearses did enough against Strokestown but I'd expect them to hit their stride from now on.

It's set up for interesting play offs and quarter finals from here on. Current form would suggest Brigids and Boyle are favourites but Pearses will improve and the likes of Ros Gaels, Clann, Oran are all capable of taking a scalp in the quarters.

Primrose_and_blue (Roscommon) - Posts: 41 - 18/09/2022 13:46:01    2441029

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After watching a few intermediate games today I must say that Dominic's are miles ahead of the rest. Fuerty will probably be there closest rivals but the only thing that seems to be able beat Dominic's are themselves. Creggs were very disappointing today and fuerty despite winning well weren't all too impressive either.

Ros4sam1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 9 - 18/09/2022 21:47:12    2441105

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Some good games to look forward too this weekend.

First up is the Div 1 U20 county final, no offence to Ballyforan a lovely venue but i'd prefer if such finals are played in the county ground. All lot of talent on show many of whom will feature for the county U20 next year. Real hard game to call that might require extra time to find a winner.

Senior hurling semi finals take centre stage this weekend and it will be a surprise if Pearses and Four roads don't win.

Sunday also has the senior and intermediate quarter final and relegation play off and i'd fancy wins Western Gaels,St Faithleachs,Shannon Gaels

Meanwhile tomorrow marks 7 weeks since Anthony Cunningham stepped down, its looking like October appointment at the earliest now.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3309 - 20/09/2022 17:43:20    2441345

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With the Westmeath post filled, it is only Monaghan and Galway who are left with vacant positions. Two D1 teams. It's a disgrace that this is dragging on so long. The new man with have no time to assess his squad with club championships coming to the business end. Unless Flanagan is earmarked for the position, he knows all the players and they are most likely waiting until his club commitments are at an end.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2939 - 22/09/2022 14:26:05    2441554

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Replying To Jack L:  "With the Westmeath post filled, it is only Monaghan and Galway who are left with vacant positions. Two D1 teams. It's a disgrace that this is dragging on so long. The new man with have no time to assess his squad with club championships coming to the business end. Unless Flanagan is earmarked for the position, he knows all the players and they are most likely waiting until his club commitments are at an end."
Padraig Joyce has stayed on so no vacancy in Galway. We await news on an appointment in Roscommon.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1831 - 22/09/2022 15:24:49    2441561

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Donegal along with Roscommon and Monaghan are the current football management vacancies.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1005 - 22/09/2022 15:44:59    2441563

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Replying To BigSur:  "Donegal along with Roscommon and Monaghan are the current football management vacancies."
And Limerick.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2948 - 22/09/2022 17:09:21    2441574

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Replying To BigSur:  "Donegal along with Roscommon and Monaghan are the current football management vacancies."
Vinny Corey said to be the new Monaghan manager.
Leaves ourselves and Donegal.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 509 - 22/09/2022 19:08:50    2441582

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Replying To BigSur:  "Donegal along with Roscommon and Monaghan are the current football management vacancies."
Monaghan have their vacancy filled.Like Westmeath, they employed from within, former greats now stepping up to management.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2939 - 22/09/2022 19:38:35    2441584

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Replying To Jack L:  "Monaghan have their vacancy filled.Like Westmeath, they employed from within, former greats now stepping up to management."
Westmeath did no search at all and just appointed Dessie that was on Jack Cooney management this year while it took Monaghan 12 week to appoint Banty's selector as manager, 4th,5th or last choice pick?

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2948 - 22/09/2022 22:00:17    2441598

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Westmeath did no search at all and just appointed Dessie that was on Jack Cooney management this year while it took Monaghan 12 week to appoint Banty's selector as manager, 4th,5th or last choice pick?"
That is actually inaccurate as Westmeath actively pursued a number of managers including Anthony Cunningham tonsee if they were interested.

John Keane a sad Dessie Dolan were interested in staying on as selectors with a new manager originally. It was only when it proved difficult to attract someone similar situation to ourselves dis they go the inside route as a last resort.

Personally I think Roscommon should do the same. The obvious one is Nigel Dineen but inactive for a few seasons and would have had a lot of the players at underage so both would be negatives in my opinion. Fergal O Donnell mentioned and again a backward step as it ended badly with him with a lot of players in 2016. It was a split camp so again a lot of the same players remaining and in their prime.

Would like to see a combination of John Rogers, Wally Burke, Frankie Dolan, Billy Donnelly, Thomas Gilleran, Basil Manion etc all who are involved with current teams in Roscommon and would know the club scene inside out. The main reason I am hearing that managers are not attracted to the position is the lack of county board support and a permanent base for training that is suitable for an inter County team.

It is startling that we are miles behind other counties in terms of facilities after all these years with the same issues.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 248 - 23/09/2022 14:32:45    2441652

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Replying To SmokieRoss:  "That is actually inaccurate as Westmeath actively pursued a number of managers including Anthony Cunningham tonsee if they were interested.

John Keane a sad Dessie Dolan were interested in staying on as selectors with a new manager originally. It was only when it proved difficult to attract someone similar situation to ourselves dis they go the inside route as a last resort.

Personally I think Roscommon should do the same. The obvious one is Nigel Dineen but inactive for a few seasons and would have had a lot of the players at underage so both would be negatives in my opinion. Fergal O Donnell mentioned and again a backward step as it ended badly with him with a lot of players in 2016. It was a split camp so again a lot of the same players remaining and in their prime.

Would like to see a combination of John Rogers, Wally Burke, Frankie Dolan, Billy Donnelly, Thomas Gilleran, Basil Manion etc all who are involved with current teams in Roscommon and would know the club scene inside out. The main reason I am hearing that managers are not attracted to the position is the lack of county board support and a permanent base for training that is suitable for an inter County team.

It is startling that we are miles behind other counties in terms of facilities after all these years with the same issues."
Other than some speculation from a journalist have you got a link or solid info that Westmeath actively pursued Anthony Cunningham? i'd say if he was approached he'd take the job. Westmeath would seen the way Monaghan,Donegal and your county struggled to appoint a new manager and simply appointed lads already there this year.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2948 - 23/09/2022 21:44:55    2441682

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Well done to Pearses on winning the U20 Div 1 title tonight. I said beforehand it could take extra time to separate the two and that almost happened here as Pearses won 2-13 to 2-12 with the last kick of the game a free in the 7th minute of injury time.


Conor Harley,Eoin Colleran,Jack Tumulty,Declan Kenny among the stands out for the Pearses side. Brigids best was Ben O'Carroll,Bobby Nugent (scored 1-10 between them),Keenan,Fallon.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3309 - 23/09/2022 21:52:23    2441683

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As the weeks pass by and we are still in the same position. Every other county management teams are already getting ready for 2023 and we are still looking for a manager. We have loads of talent in the team and 6/7 players from the last couple of under age teams will be pushing a few older lads for a position. If we get the right management team in now and sort out defensive problems and our extremely weak mentality we can be a very competitive team.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 24/09/2022 08:56:01    2441686

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The major issue a new manager and all underage managers have is the lack of facilities. In comparison to all the counties, we compete with we are way behind and are getting worse. It's crazy that the county board are considering improving Hyde Park before we have an adequate home for training.
No one seems to be asking the question of where the money raised for the draws and raised in the US is gone or why it's not been used to start the development of a proper home for Roscommon GAA.
Any parent that travels with their children who are part of the development squads is embarrassed when they see the set-up other counties have.
Hyde Park should be a second priority behind the Centre of Excellence. If the county board do ever get to set up a Center of Excellence it should be based outside Roscommon Town, this would suit the majority of clubs. There's tremendous work being done at the underage level, they need more coaches and better facilities to help mentor Roscommon's future players.
The county board knew AC was finishing up for the last 3 months and have failed so far in bringing in a new manager. Any new appointment at this stage will have the look of desperation. Our big issue as a county is the lack of internal options for the managers role. We have good coaches but a County Manager role is made-up of so many parts, it requires a combination of so many roles, PR, psychologist, social worker, fundraiser, negotiator, Project Manager and many more roles. I can't see any local with that skillset who could do the job. It will be a very tough role to fill with someone as good as AC.

imformed (Roscommon) - Posts: 146 - 24/09/2022 09:11:08    2441687

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Replying To imformed:  "The major issue a new manager and all underage managers have is the lack of facilities. In comparison to all the counties, we compete with we are way behind and are getting worse. It's crazy that the county board are considering improving Hyde Park before we have an adequate home for training.
No one seems to be asking the question of where the money raised for the draws and raised in the US is gone or why it's not been used to start the development of a proper home for Roscommon GAA.
Any parent that travels with their children who are part of the development squads is embarrassed when they see the set-up other counties have.
Hyde Park should be a second priority behind the Centre of Excellence. If the county board do ever get to set up a Center of Excellence it should be based outside Roscommon Town, this would suit the majority of clubs. There's tremendous work being done at the underage level, they need more coaches and better facilities to help mentor Roscommon's future players.
The county board knew AC was finishing up for the last 3 months and have failed so far in bringing in a new manager. Any new appointment at this stage will have the look of desperation. Our big issue as a county is the lack of internal options for the managers role. We have good coaches but a County Manager role is made-up of so many parts, it requires a combination of so many roles, PR, psychologist, social worker, fundraiser, negotiator, Project Manager and many more roles. I can't see any local with that skillset who could do the job. It will be a very tough role to fill with someone as good as AC."
I totally agree that a center of excellence should be number 1 priority but are you surprised we are in the situation we are in with the county board we have. Of course they will come out and try give reasons why we don't have proper training facilities but it's just not good enough when you see teams in division 4 with better facilities than we do.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 893 - 24/09/2022 12:21:10    2441699

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Replying To Jack L:  "With the Westmeath post filled, it is only Monaghan and Galway who are left with vacant positions. Two D1 teams. It's a disgrace that this is dragging on so long. The new man with have no time to assess his squad with club championships coming to the business end. Unless Flanagan is earmarked for the position, he knows all the players and they are most likely waiting until his club commitments are at an end."
Some of the Rossies supporters are getting a little hot and bothered because you don't have a manager. To say it's a disgrace is a little OTT. I have no doubt that the Co Boards are exhausting every avenue to get the correct man but the pool of managers is quite small. Who wants a job where immediately some supporters will take a dislike to you before a ball is kicked and those supporters will grow in numbers the longer the manager stays on. A lot of Roscommon supporters couldn't wait to see Cunningham getting the door and the names mentioned to replace him at the moment would have nothing on their CV to match his
Interesting times ahead !!

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1147 - 24/09/2022 13:07:19    2441702

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It's been asked many times at county board meetings and the same answer of hoping to start projects soon. Money hasn't gone anywhere its in the bank but still awaiting further funding.

Traning Centre is to be based in Roscommon town yet the chances of it getting up and running anytime soon with the increased building costs is probably slim.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3309 - 24/09/2022 13:23:02    2441703

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