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Sligo win sends Minors through

The county’s Minors finished up their group matches last weekend in this year’s Connacht MFC, with their hopes of advancing to the semi-final dependent on the result of this evening’s final round match between Sligo and Roscommon at Markievicz Park. We needed Sligo to win tonight to make it through ahead of Roscommon while a win for the young Rossies […]

A reflection to find direction – lessons must be learned quickly from defeat

I humbly returned to Dublin on the Sunday evening after the Roscommon game with my 8 year-old son. He has been dyed and donned in the Green and Red since birth despite our Dublin 15 postcode. I felt it my duty to fight the good fight against the sky blue epidemic that has swept the capital this past decade. He […]

Darren Coen our MOTM from yesterday’s game

I know that this might not interest everyone but it’s practice here on the blog to celebrate standout performances on good days as well as bad. Yesterday was, for sure, one of the latter. Darren Coen has enjoyed a fruitful time since his recall to the county panel following James Horan’s reappointment as manager. Yesterday against Roscommon he led the […]

Roscommon review – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E21

On this week’s Mayo News football podcast, we once again have to come to terms with another Connacht Championship defeat for Mayo. For the fourth year in a row, the Green and Red won’t be in action on Connacht final day after a one-point loss in a breathtaking clash with Roscommon.  Host Rob Murphy was joined by John Casey and […]

Mayo 0-17 Roscommon 2-12: Clinical Roscommon win it at the death

Mayo started off the match on the right footing, putting over the first two scores of the game within five minutes. James Horan, however, was left to rue his side’s wastefulness in front of the posts as they could easily have been five points to the good at that early stage. This wastefulness was punished in the fifth minute as […]

Game day – let’s get moving

The first real test of the Championship faces us later on this evening at MacHale Park in Castlebar. Roscommon provide the opposition in this Connacht SFC semi-final, which throws in at 7pm and where Meath’s David Gough is the ref. Needless to say, this is a match neither side wants to lose. For the winners there’s a place in the […]

Major win for the Minors

This evening’s Connacht MFC Round 2 clash with Roscommon at James Stephens Park in Ballina was obviously looked upon in advance as a bigger test for the county’s Minors compared to their opening round meeting with Leitrim a week ago. This was because the same evening the young Rossies had beaten fancied Galway by two points, to start their U17 […]

Arrangements for tomorrow evening

I’m in a bit of an odd mindset ahead of tomorrow evening’s match against Roscommon, for the simple fact that I’m not going to be there. Nor have I any hope of following the game from a distance either. Lookit, it’s not the first Championship match involving us that I’ve missed in recent years. Doubtless it won’t be the last […]