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Replying To The_analyser:  "Was rumoured for a while and now it's confirmed Cathal Cregg has retired. Made his debut in 2006 and in that time took only one year out. Some service to his county, best of luck Cathal.

Shane Killoran and Gary Patterson as already known are not part of the panel for the year ahead due to travelling. Sean Mullooly also because of injury. Tadgh O'Rourke due to work commitments will not be available for the first part of the season."
Cregg was a very good footballer and looked exceptional on some days. He had a good burst of pace and an eye for goal.
I remember a league match against Kerry a few years ago, where they just couldn't handle him at all. He ran at the corner back all day and got a good few scores. The best of luck to him.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1188 - 30/11/2021 10:51:17    2391179

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Well done Cathal and best of luck in the future. Gave everything for his county which is such dedication.

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 674 - 30/11/2021 13:07:22    2391198

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Replying To roscommon1944:  "Cregg was a great servant for Roscommon, will be missed. Mullooly leaves a void in the full back line, will be an opportunity for others to step up"
Has Mullooly a serious injury if he's ruled out for 2022.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1564 - 30/11/2021 18:30:44    2391249

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Few months ago the Murtaghs were supposed to be stepping away from county football but that must have changed?

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 674 - 01/12/2021 17:13:50    2391333

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Replying To endgame:  "Has Mullooly a serious injury if he's ruled out for 2022."
He's been dealing with a cartilage problem in his hip for some time.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2945 - 01/12/2021 18:39:58    2391339

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Replying To dave1988:  "Few months ago the Murtaghs were supposed to be stepping away from county football but that must have changed?"
You believed the hear say and what has changed is the hear say proved to be false?

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2588 - 01/12/2021 19:25:11    2391344

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Replying To dave1988:  "Few months ago the Murtaghs were supposed to be stepping away from county football but that must have changed?"
The fact the selectors involved last few years have moved on helped them in deciding to commit I believe

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 771 - 01/12/2021 19:41:26    2391347

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Pearses into O Rourke cup final after beating Glaveys by 14 points tonight. The final is against Roscommon Gaels.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2945 - 01/12/2021 21:26:56    2391355

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The whole league and championship needs a full review in my opinion the following should happen:

Leagues should be finished before championship begins this thing of playing semi finals and finals after is a disaster what chance had glaveys last night and i believe that the gaels will have no chance either tbh.

Championship should line up better with the provincial championship look how long teams have to wait for their provincial games no wonder Roscommon teams are being pumped all momentum gained would have been lost

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 664 - 02/12/2021 09:54:15    2391371

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "You believed the hear say and what has changed is the hear say proved to be false?"
Went to college with a family member and met him at club game in Boyle. He said straight out he didn't think they would go back. Maybe the fresh backroom team helped them decide to stay on. It's great news we are a far better team with the Murtaghs around and the competition for places on the team this year should be really high with a fee very talented U20s coming through

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 674 - 02/12/2021 10:31:16    2391378

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "The whole league and championship needs a full review in my opinion the following should happen:

Leagues should be finished before championship begins this thing of playing semi finals and finals after is a disaster what chance had glaveys last night and i believe that the gaels will have no chance either tbh.

Championship should line up better with the provincial championship look how long teams have to wait for their provincial games no wonder Roscommon teams are being pumped all momentum gained would have been lost"
I think to be fair, everything was delayed by 4-6 weeks at the start of the year due to Covid, so that delayed the intercounty game from starting back up & pushed the club scene back, I do agree that it should be finished before championship starts. In relation to lining up more with Connacht, I'm not sure, Galway Champions didn't have any break after their county final, Pearses were to have a few weeks & just as well as Covid hit them, I think the 3 week gap is ok, allows a team to celebrate (and rightly so) while also allowing time to get back training & focus on the upcoming game. What I don't think is fair is that the Connacht Club Champ final is fixed for January, even before Covid cancellations.
Sligo Champs had 3 weeks, Mayo will have had 3 weeks.
Galway the odd one out & their champ is a mess anyway with 18 senior teams, groups of 4 & 2 groups of 3 playing each other, not the teams in the group, it has been a mess a few years & probably needs to be put down to 16, but that's a matter for another day.

GAA-NUT-ish (Roscommon) - Posts: 7 - 02/12/2021 11:55:06    2391406

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Replying To GAA-NUT-ish:  "I think to be fair, everything was delayed by 4-6 weeks at the start of the year due to Covid, so that delayed the intercounty game from starting back up & pushed the club scene back, I do agree that it should be finished before championship starts. In relation to lining up more with Connacht, I'm not sure, Galway Champions didn't have any break after their county final, Pearses were to have a few weeks & just as well as Covid hit them, I think the 3 week gap is ok, allows a team to celebrate (and rightly so) while also allowing time to get back training & focus on the upcoming game. What I don't think is fair is that the Connacht Club Champ final is fixed for January, even before Covid cancellations.
Sligo Champs had 3 weeks, Mayo will have had 3 weeks.
Galway the odd one out & their champ is a mess anyway with 18 senior teams, groups of 4 & 2 groups of 3 playing each other, not the teams in the group, it has been a mess a few years & probably needs to be put down to 16, but that's a matter for another day."
I agree with nearly all you said still think it could be better managed look at athleagues wait.

Provincial Championships should be completed before christmas dont know why they are ruining lads christmas when there is no need to

Tarismelting22 (Roscommon) - Posts: 664 - 02/12/2021 14:07:21    2391429

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Replying To Tarismelting22:  "The whole league and championship needs a full review in my opinion the following should happen:

Leagues should be finished before championship begins this thing of playing semi finals and finals after is a disaster what chance had glaveys last night and i believe that the gaels will have no chance either tbh.

Championship should line up better with the provincial championship look how long teams have to wait for their provincial games no wonder Roscommon teams are being pumped all momentum gained would have been lost"
Agree with your main point, league should be finished before the championship starts. On Glaveys what chance have they got against the likes of Pearses, Brigids, Clann any time of the year. A semi final while avoiding those three teams seems to be their level.

Roscommon Gaels would have more of chance, usually have competitive encounters against Pearses and reached this final by giving Brigids a good beating.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 451 - 02/12/2021 17:23:24    2391473

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Faithleachs fall into the final and will need a massive improvement to give themselves a fighting chance in the Connacht Intermediate final against the Mayo or Galway champions.

In normal time Faithleachs only played well for the first 10 minutes and were the better side in extra time but needed Farnans to score a goal to wake them up.

The Sligo champions to their credit came with a well organised game plan of 14 back without the ball and attacked in numbers with pace with the ball. Paddy O'Connor was the clear stand out player on show, scored 1-6 and created a number of Farnans other scores, i'd hope Roscommon do a better marking job on him in May.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2945 - 04/12/2021 16:48:33    2391654

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Replying To dave1988:  "Went to college with a family member and met him at club game in Boyle. He said straight out he didn't think they would go back. Maybe the fresh backroom team helped them decide to stay on. It's great news we are a far better team with the Murtaghs around and the competition for places on the team this year should be really high with a fee very talented U20s coming through"
It's true they were debating whether to comment for the year. And I know for a fact they wouldn't have had some of the management team still been involved. They had originally stepped away when he became involved with AC and bit their lips due to covid they couldn't go stateside and rejoined the panel. But they weren't the only lads to have a problem with him. Thank they Lord he's no longer involved

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 771 - 05/12/2021 10:09:47    2391696

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "It's true they were debating whether to comment for the year. And I know for a fact they wouldn't have had some of the management team still been involved. They had originally stepped away when he became involved with AC and bit their lips due to covid they couldn't go stateside and rejoined the panel. But they weren't the only lads to have a problem with him. Thank they Lord he's no longer involved"
The most of Ros panel last few years came from 11/12/13 Minors.
They will be aged 29/28/27 next year.
Last hurrah at County level as work, settling down etc takes precedence.
So it's time for one last major fling at it, no more excuses, giving out about management etc just get stuck in and take advantage of the almost guaranteed last 12 place.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 56 - 05/12/2021 12:36:24    2391714

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Faithleachs fall into the final and will need a massive improvement to give themselves a fighting chance in the Connacht Intermediate final against the Mayo or Galway champions.

In normal time Faithleachs only played well for the first 10 minutes and were the better side in extra time but needed Farnans to score a goal to wake them up.

The Sligo champions to their credit came with a well organised game plan of 14 back without the ball and attacked in numbers with pace with the ball. Paddy O'Connor was the clear stand out player on show, scored 1-6 and created a number of Farnans other scores, i'd hope Roscommon do a better marking job on him in May."
Was at the Faithelachs match and nearly froze to death. Breeze straight down the pitch made it a game of two halves on two occasions literally.

Fair summary described as above. Faithleachs played in 10/15 minute bursts and went 20 minutes and 18 minutes for two periods in normal time without scoring.

They looked home and hosed after 10 minutes leading by 5 and missed a great goal chance to go 8 up which would have forced Farmans to come out of their defensive mode. Farnans had a very good centre back even though Ciaran Murtagh walked off with 1-2 and missed another 1-1 in first half of extra time. Midfielder McGee was very impressive as was Paddy O Connor up front but to be fair to the Faithelachs full back he held him well until he got sent off at end of normal time and wasn't on pitch for when O Connor took his goal very well. It actually looked a free out as Farnans picked it clean off the ground. Faithleachs would have had good grounds for complaints with referee as he was very biased towards sligo team. He wasn't even trying to hide it. I say the free count was 3:1 in Farnans favour yet the two teams tackled the same yet what was a free one way was play on the other way. The abuse Ciaran Murtagh got off the ball was outrageous and two linesmen and 4 umpires saw nothing. Baffling to say the least and not good enough at this level irrespective who you support.

I would say Anthony Cunningham will be praying that Pearses will be bet Saturday otherwise he will
be without 6/7 regulars for the start of the league campaign.

Again Conal Kennelly caught the eye for Faithleachs a d it's amazing he hasn't been called into the county panel when you see some of the players particularly the u20s from next year that are in there. Noel Dunning was on commentary with Willie on Saturday so he would have see his pace and power and catching ability first hand.

SmokieRoss (Roscommon) - Posts: 175 - 06/12/2021 11:57:35    2391834

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I doubt Anthony Cunningham will be praying for that, firstly he'll know its championship more than league results that will determine if he's manager again in 2023.

Pearses winning on Sunday means they are into a Connacht final away to Knockmore which they could get bet in. The All Ireland semi finals are set for the the same weekend of round 1 of the NFL for Pearses players to miss at least two games they'd have to reach the All-Ireland final which is scheduled for February.

Mountbellew Moylough are favourites to win on Saturday and I'd say that's probably based on the long gap from the Roscommon final and basically all momentum lost for Pearses.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 451 - 06/12/2021 16:00:49    2391879

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