National Sport

WATCH: Rugby boss Schmidt gives his opinion on Dublin v Mayo

A true sign of Irishness if ever there was one, this afternoon Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt gave his opinion on the drawn All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Mayo and Dublin. Schmidt became an Irish citizen at a ceremony in Dublin...

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Bayern Munich sets up training camp for refugee children

Bayern Munich is to create a training camp for refugee children while donating a further €1m towards refugee projects in...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 3:00pm Read More

Arsenal blow as Danny Welbeck out for months after knee surgery

Arsenal will be without England forward Danny Welbeck for several months after he underwent surgery on a knee problem.The 24-year-old,...

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WATCH: 20 years ago today the ‘Banner Roar’ took over Croke Park

By Robert McNamaraAs we look forward to the All-Ireland final on Sundaylook forward to the All-Ireland final on Sunday, we...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 2:13pm Read More

Healy absent as Ireland name strong starting XV to face England in Twickenham

Cian Healy won’t feature against England but otherwise Joe Schmidt has named a strong team for Ireland’s final game of...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 2:31pm Read More

WATCH: The midfield battle zone will be key to All-Ireland final outcome on Sunday

Our expert panel ponder who will come out on top in the highly competitive contest in the midfield in Sunday's...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 12:47pm Read More

Rugby World Cup Pool D: Check out Ireland’s pool stage opposition

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has overseen two successive RBS 6 Nations title charges, and we now sit second in...

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Chris Froome ruled out of Vuelta a Espana with fractured bone in foot

Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is out of the Vuelta a Espana with a fractured bone in his...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 11:55am Read More

WATCH: Wheelchair bound GAA star Jamie Wall walks with aid of an Exo-skeleton

Jamie Wall received a thunderous reception and a standing ovation when he walked into a reception at the Rochestown Park...

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WATCH: Novak Djokovic dances on-court with a fan after US Open win

Novak Djokovic danced his way into the US Open third round as the Serbian eased past Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer and...

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Roscommon Sport

McStay in the frame for Roscommon job

    Kevin McStay has been nominated by St. Brigid’s GAA Club for the vacant position of Roscommon senior football manager.   By Ian Cooney   At the time of going to press, McStay was the only nomination received by...

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Trying to make a good year better

ELECTRIC IRELAND ALL-IRELAND MINOR B HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL PREVIEW:       A good year for Roscommon hurling could get...

Monday, 31/08/15 - 4:37pm Read More

Hopkins drives Roscommon into decider

Roscommon………………….1-9 Dublin…………………………1-5 Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Camogie Championship Semi-Final Kevin Egan at St. Brendan’s Park, Birr     A dominant...

Monday, 24/08/15 - 4:36pm Read More

Shane Layden leads Connacht at World Sevens

      Former Roscommon minor footballer Shane Layden was captain of the Connacht side for the Limerick World Club...

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Roscommon must pull out all the stops to find new man

John Evans’ departure as Roscommon senior football manager was probably inevitable. Hours before the majority of clubs were set to...

Monday, 17/08/15 - 4:39pm Read More

Gaels rarely rocked from comfort zone

        Roscommon Gaels…………….0-15 Western Gaels…………………1-8 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship Section A Ian Cooney at...

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Gaels’ spirited comeback fails to halt champions

      St. Brigid’s…………1-13 Western Gaels…….2-7 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship Section A Michael O’Brien at Frenchpark...

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Evans likely to be given one more year

  John Evans looks certain to be handed one more year as Roscommon senior football manager.   By Ian Cooney...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 4:23pm Read More

Rousing Roscommon response wins war

Tommy Doyle holds off the challenge of Meath’s Hugh Smith during Saturday’s match at Athleague. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
          Roscommon………………..4-8 Meath………………………3-9 Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor B Championship Quarter-Final Ian Cooney at Athleague...

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Speculation grows over senior management team make-up

Speculation concerning the make-up of the Roscommon senior football management team for 2016 is mounting. The Herald understands that some...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 11:21am 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....

Monday, 03/12/12 - 3:58pm Read More

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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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...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 3:15pm Read More

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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