National Sport

Safe-standing areas set to be introduced at Celtic Park

Celtic will introduce safe-standing areas from the start of next season. The club confirmed in their season-ticket renewal information that rail seats would be installed over the summer. The modified area will be in the corner of the Lisbon Lions...

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Russian mafia infiltrating football clubs, says Europol

Portuguese and European police say they have broken up a cell of an important Russian mafia group that allegedly laundered...

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FIFA seeks life ban for former vice president Jeffrey Webb

Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb is facing the prospect of a lifetime ban from football after the governing body’s...

Wednesday, 04/05/16 - 1:39pm Read More

Look back at the iconic moments of the European Championships

Euro 2016 fever is hotting up with just under two months to go until the tournament kicks off, writes Steve...

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Police search French Tennis Federation offices over French Open ticket sales

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) headquarters in Paris has been searched by police investigating Roland Garros ticket sales and modifications...

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Irish Olympians urged to take zika precautions

Ireland’s Olympians have been advised to avoid sex or to use contraception for a period before, during, and after the...

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I don’t want to sign superstars for Leicester, insists Claudio Ranieri

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists he will snub superstar signings despite winning the Premier League. The Italian also wants to...

Tuesday, 03/05/16 - 10:53pm Read More

Defeat of Galway United sees Limerick FC through to EA Sports Cup semis

Limerick FC are through to the EA Sports Cup semi-finals after claiming a 2-0 win over Galway United at the...

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Atletico Madrid dump Bayern Munich out of Champions League in night of high drama

Antoine Griezmann grabbed the decisive goal as Atletico Madrid hit Bayern Munich with a sucker punch to reach the Champions...

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We’re not just playing Cristiano Ronaldo, warns Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has warned that stopping Real Madrid is about much more than shutting out Cristiano Ronaldo....

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Roscommon Sport

Determined hurlers take notable scalp

Alan Moore gathers possession for Roscommon during their famous victory against Derry on Saturday last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Roscommon…………….2-20 Derry………………..0-15 Christy Ring Cup Noel Fallon at Athleague Well, how about that then? The Roscommon senior hurlers began life in the Christy Ring Cup by deservedly walloping last year’s finalists by 11 points in Athleague last Saturday. Derry have...

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Roscommon highly unlikely to take their eye off the ball

Conor Devaney's return to the Roscommon senior football panel has coincided with a positive Division One League campaign. But attention now turns to the Connacht championship next weekend. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Now that the hype surrounding a sometimes thrilling Division One League campaign has abated, Roscommon must get back to basics...

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Rossies assured of warm welcome at Jake’s Saloon

READY FOR THE ROSSIES…Dunmore native Jimmy Glynn (third from left) is pictured with some of his staff from Jake’s Saloon in anticipation of a Roscommon invasion next weekend. (L-r): Matt from Pennsylvania, Hanna from Connecticut, Jenny from County Tyrone, Brendan from County Cavan and Chief Executive Chef Carlos, New York. All five were working in Jake’s Saloon in 2011 when Roscommon last visited New York for a Connacht championship match.
Jimmy Glynn left County Galway for the trip of a lifetime to the 1994 World Cup in the USA. He...

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Hurlers have to hit top gear

In one sense, the timing is perfect. Roscommon have posted seven wins in succession – five group games, a league...

Monday, 18/04/16 - 5:05pm Read More

Remarkable camogie fairytale in the pipeline

Laura Mannion, Aisling McGrath and Anna Foxe are pictured at training in Lisnamult ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland final. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
    When Shane Curley, Maeve Healy and Niamh Kilmartin set out on their All-Ireland B Championship trek at the...

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‘Outclassed by a more experienced team’

Roscommon defender Seánie McDermott congratulates Kerry's Shane Enright following Sunday's league semi-final in Croke Park. Pic: INPHO/Colm O'Neill
Fergal O’Donnell is calm and matter-of-fact when he enters the media room in the depths of the Cusack Stand. The...

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‘Lot of things went against us’ — Dowd

Hubert Darcy is dejected as he comes to terms with Roscommon's loss against Mayo on Saturday evening last. Pic: INPHO/Andrew Paton
Mark Dowd disappeared into the Roscommon dugout to collect bibs and footballs. When he emerged, the gloom from nearby Ben...

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‘Call should have been made earlier’ – O’Donnell

Roscommon’s Ciaráin Murtagh reacts after missing a late free to level the game against Dublin on Sunday last. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
Both Fergal O’Donnell and his Dublin counterpart Jim Gavin felt that the decision to switch Sunday’s match from Dr. Hyde...

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Campbell sets his sights on promotion

Roscommon captain Micheál Kelly lifts the Allianz Hurling League Division 3A cup after defeating Monaghan in the final at Fr. Tierney Park, Ballyshannon, on Saturday last. Pic: Thomas Gallagher
A year ago, Roscommon lost a key match against Tyrone and subsequently missed out on playing in the league final....

Monday, 28/03/16 - 4:52pm Read More

‘Conditions didn’t suit us’ – O’Donnell

Niall McInerney and Alan Dillon splash around looking for posession during Sunday's league match between Roscommon and Mayo at Dr. Hyde Park. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
Could have been worse, could have been better — that was the general feeling in the Roscommon camp as they...

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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...

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