National Sport

Jose Mourinho: I won’t focus on ‘individual fight’ with Pep Guardiola

Jose Mourinho has vowed not to renew his personal battle with Pep Guardiola as it may impact on Manchester United’s chances of winning the Barclays Premier League. Mourinho and Guardiola were rivals in the Primera Division while in charge of...

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Ireland sweat over fitness of Robbie Keane and James McCarthy

Robbie Keane and James McCarthy are facing a race against time to be fit for the Republic of Ireland’s Euro...

Wednesday, 01/06/16 - 6:49am Read More

Robbie Keane may not be fit for Euro 2016 opener

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill will keep his fingers crossed over key men Robbie Keane and James McCarthy after...

Wednesday, 01/06/16 - 12:20am Read More

Relief and torture at Turner’s Cross as Irish squad whittled down to final 23

For the winners a night of relief, for the losers a summer of pure torture , writes Brendan O’Brien. Martin...

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Here’s the 23-man Ireland squad for Euro 2016

Robbie Keane has been included in Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad that will travel to France, despite carrying a calf injury,...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 11:19pm Read More

Ireland match reaction: ‘It’s not nice to sign off with a defeat because we wanted to put on a show’

James McClean, Ciaran Clarke and Jeff Hendrick were three Republic of Ireland players glad of an opportunity to remind Martin...

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Here’s how the Ireland players rated in their defeat at Turner’s Cross

Shay Given: Could do little about either goal. Made a couple of good saves to keep the Republic of Ireland...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 10:25pm Read More

Ireland lose to Belarus ahead of squad announcement

Republic of Ireland 1 Belarus 2 Tuesday night in Cork may ultimately be all about which individuals will make Martin...

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Irish fans in Cork are in confident mood prior to #Euro2016 campaign

You have to love ‘em. Ireland fans were their usual optimistic selves when we caught up with them prior to...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 8:21pm Read More

Martin O’Neill makes 11 changes for Belarus friendly

Martin O’Neill has named a side featuring wholesale changes to face Belarus in Turner’s Cross this evening, writes Stephen Barry....

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Roscommon Sport

‘A day we’ll never forget’ – Leddy

Former Roscommon footballer Jack Carty (back row, second from left) is pictured with team-mates Shane O’Leary, Jack Carty, Peter Robb, Craig Ronaldson, AJ MacGinty and Conor McKeon following Connacht's PRO 12 success against Leinster on Saturday last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Life couldn’t have been more perfect for Adrian Leddy on Sunday afternoon last. Just off the boat from Belfast following Connacht’s historic PRO 12 success, the next stop on his magical mystery tour was Croke Park to see Bruce Springsteen...

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Can Ballymoe dash Castlerea’s double dream? 

Damien Conboy, Micheal Kenny and Keith Muldoon  are part of the Ballymoe FC panel hoping to stop Castlerea Celtic's double dreams on Saturday evening next. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Saturday’s Challenge Cup final in the League grounds, Lecarrow at 7 p.m. is a clash between two teams going in...

Monday, 30/05/16 - 4:29pm Read More

Curran’s double leads Celtic to title

MD Town…………………1 Castlerea Celtic……………3 The Herald Premier Division Michael O’Brien at Dunmore It may have taken a decade to regain...

Monday, 23/05/16 - 5:04pm Read More

Satisfactory afternoon’s work for O’Donnell

Donie Shine issues some instructions during Sunday's match against Leitrim at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
A lot done, so much more to do — that was the general feeling radiating from the Roscommon camp as...

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Ballinasloe’s reputation takes a hammering

Athenry centre-back Paddy Quinn heads possession clear ahead of Ballinasloe Town’s Mamoud Giumma during Sunday’s Connacht Cup final at the League grounds, Lecarrow. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Ballinasloe Town……………………….0 Athenry FC…………………………………7 Connacht Cup Final Ian Cooney at the League Grounds, Lecarrow So much for a tight Connacht...

Monday, 16/05/16 - 4:33pm Read More

Roscommon aim to put New York championship ghosts to bed

Can Neil Collins and his Roscommon team-mates get their season back on track next weekend? Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
A championship trek to what has always been fertile terrain in Carrick-on-Shannon from a Roscommon perspective needs to become a...

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Ballinasloe on Connacht Cup trail again

Joby Kelly has been very assured in the Ballinasloe Town defence this season. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
There are a few games left this season and one club is in the hunt for the Premier Division title,...

Monday, 09/05/16 - 5:09pm Read More

Kilcline gets Gaels over the line

Clann na nGael captain David Flynn sprints past Kevin O'Gara in the rain at Lisnamult on Saturday evening last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Roscommon Gaels………………………………………0-10 Clann na nGael…………………………………………….0-8 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship (Section A) Ian Cooney at Lisnamult They weren’t...

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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...

Monday, 25/04/16 - 4:42pm Read More

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...

Monday, 25/04/16 - 4:45pm 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...

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