National Sport

WATCH: McGregor wows the crowd on Conan; calls out Mayweather

Conor McGregor took time out of preparations for his upcoming interim title fight against Chad Mendes to continue his quest for media domination by appearing on US talk show Conan. He entertained the crowd throughout, but got the biggest reaction...

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McDowell struggles in hunt for three in a row

Graeme McDowell’s bid for a third successive Alstom Open de France title suffered two early blows when the weather-delayed tournament...

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Mixed results for the Irish teams in Europa League action

In-form SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side St Patrick’s were unable to extend their five-match domestic winning streak as they...

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Gooch on the bench – Cork and Kerry name teams for Munster final

Éamonn Fitzmaurice has made five changes to his starting 15 for their Munster SFC final against Cork on Sunday. Colm...

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AFL coach Phil Walsh found murdered

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has been murdered, South Australia Police have confirmed.The 55-year-old died despite treatment from ambulance crews...

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West Ham win overshadowed by Bilic row

West Ham were left red-faced on Thursday night as their Europa League victory over FC Lusitans was over-shadowed by claims...

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Limerick minors deliver late knockout to Cork

By Therese O’Callaghan Limerick 1-14 Cork 0-14 Limerick minors overcame a serious Cork challenge in the Gaelic Grounds this evening...

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Nadal stunned by brilliant Brown

Rafael Nadal became the highest-profile casualty of this year’s Wimbledon after slumping to a 7-5 3-6 6-4 6-4 defeat to...

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Boy who survived Indonesian tsunami at seven fulfils pro football dream

Sporting Lisbon unveiled a new signing today, 17-year-old Martunis. Like many young boys around the world, he grew up dreaming...

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Murray cruises into next round at Wimbledon

Andy Murray hardly broke sweat as the British number one strolled into the Wimbledon third round with a straight-sets victory...

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Roscommon Sport

‘The mindset has to change in Roscommon’ – Evans

John Evans has defended his comments about Roscommon possibly contending for All-Ireland honours in the new few years and insisted that they had no impact on the team’s loss against Sligo. The Roscommon manager’s comments, which were made after the...

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‘Bit of freshness will do us no harm’ – Evans

ALL-IRELAND QUALIFIER PREVIEW:     If the darkest hour is before the dawn, then there are plenty of reasons to...

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Simple words of encouragement inspired Boyle’s young players

    John Joe Nerney’s simple words of encouragement inspired young players from Boyle to go on and make their...

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Hype filtered through to players

MATCH REACTION:   John Evans admitted that expectations from a successful Division Two League campaign had taken the cutting edge...

Monday, 22/06/15 - 4:32pm Read More

Roscommon now at a crossroads

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Markievicz Park. Sligo 20/6/2015
Sligo vs Roscommon
RoscommonÕs Enda Smith dejected late in the game
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
  What a difference three months make. On a March evening in Kiltoom, the Roscommon U-21 team pulverised Sligo. It...

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Roscommon ‘Ring’ Coyne to secure promotion

      Roscommon…………………..2-14 Mayo……………………………0-13 Christy Ring Promotion Play-Off/Connacht Intermediate Hurling Championship Final Michael O’Brien at Pearse Stadium    ...

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It’s never simple in Sligo

Roscommon players have a laugh a training in Johnstown ahead of Saturday's Connacht semi-final against Sligo at Markievicz Park. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
        Trips to Markievicz Park have never been classed as ‘straightforward assignments’ for Roscommon and there’s nothing...

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‘On the verge of extinction’

    St. Ronan’s GAA Club, nestled under the Arigna Mountains in North Roscommon, has produced numerous great players. Hugh...

Monday, 08/06/15 - 4:18pm Read More

Special goal from a special player

Roscommon captain Michéal Kelly makes his way towards the dressing room. He has the Nicky Rackard Cup with him, tucked...

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Massive performance expected in hurlers’ bid for Nicky Rackard title

      If Roscommon are crowned Nicky Rackard Cup champions for a second time on Saturday, it would represent...

Monday, 01/06/15 - 4:22pm Read More

Sports Columnists

Elite clubs ruling the roost

Willie Hegarty’s column   The AIB All-Ireland club football championship is fast becoming a circle of friends that is hard to break into as the same three or four teams continue to dominate. For the second year in succession, Crossmaglen...

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Reigning champions retain titles

GAA Gleanings   As expected, Crossmaglen Rangers will provide the opposition for St. Brigid’s in next February’s All-Ireland club semi-final....

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Ballinasloe Town and Skyvalley Rovers share lead

Ballinasloe Town and Skyvalley Rovers share the lead of the Norio’s sponsored Premier Division of the Roscommon and District League...

Monday, 03/12/12 - 3:55pm Read More

Brilliant display by St. Brigid’s

THE LATE Con Houlihan often wrote about the gremlins at work when something didn’t turn out as he had planned....

Tuesday, 13/11/12 - 4:57pm Read More

Brigid’s to climb semi-final fence

WHEN THEY were a few fences out in the Roscommon championship, the word on the street was that St. Brigid’s...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 3:54pm Read More

Melvin mauled by brilliant Brigid’s

IN KEEPING with Halloween tradition, we had tricks, treats and scary moments in Kiltoom on Sunday last as defending champions...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 3:19pm Read More

Brigid’s impress after shaky start

CONNACHT CHAMPIONS St. Brigid’s took a step closer to a third provincial title in succession with a convincing 2-19 to...

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In the commentar box: Francie and Eddie are winning matches

A SPRING-LIKE autumn afternoon that borrowed a few hours of summer sunshine ensured that hosts Strokestown welcomed their visitors with...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 4:17pm Read More

GAA Gleanings: St. Brigid’s begin Connacht defence

ROSCOMMON CHAMPIONS St. Brigid’s will take on the Leitrim champions, Melvin Gaels, in their first game in defence of their...

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Deadly duo continue to dominate

BY THIS stage every household in the country is sick of hearing that come October 24th, one must have completed...

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