Long road ahead despite ‘massive’ victory

Fergal O'Donnell and Ciaráin Murtagh celebrate Roscommon's famous victory against Kerry in Killarney on Sunday last. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
Fergal O’Donnell was a happy camper as he greeted the press after Sunday’s famous 0-14 to 1-10 success. game. To be part of a management team that guided Roscommon to their first ever victory on Kerry soil was sweet.  ...

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Hurlers’ league sights must be set high

Roscommon forward Cillian Egan will be hoping to produce a healthy quota of scores during the senior hurlers' upcoming league campaign. Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
The Roscommon hurlers bagged the main prize last year in the form of the Nicky Rackard Cup, but the league was there for the taking too. In terms of the huge leap in standard looming in the Christy Ring Cup,...

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Daunting trip to Killarney to test deflated Roscommon

The trip may be a daunting one, but Roscommon are certainly not without a chance against Kerry this Sunday in...

Monday, 01/02/16 - 4:45pm Read More

‘The errors killed us’ — McStay

Allianz Football League Division 1, St. Brigid's GAA Club, Kiltoom, Co Roscommon 31/1/2016
Roscommon vs Monaghan
Owen Duffy of Roscommon scores a penalty past the Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Paton
As Kevin McStay emerged from the Roscommon dressing-room, he couldn’t hide the disappointment coursing through him. Deep down, he had...

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World champion lands overall prize

Fiona Tully is congratulated by her father Michael and mother Mary after winning her overall award on Friday night last. Pic: Michael McCormack
One of the youngest ever winners of the overall award for Sportstar of the Year was welcomed to the stage...

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Avoiding the drop would suffice

Kevin McStay (pictured) and Fergal O'Donnell will lead Roscommon into battle in Division One for the first time in 13 years on Sunday next. Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
  The shark-infested waters of Division One League football will present multiple challenges for Roscommon over the next couple of...

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‘I’m always happy to win’ – McStay

Kevin McStay and Liam McHale take stock of Roscommon's performance against Mayo at MacHale Park on Sunday last. Pic: Courtesy of Western People
Roscommon……………………….0-13 Mayo………………………………….0-10 FBD Insurance Connacht Senior Football League Ian Cooney at MacHale Park, Castlebar As the media hovered like vultures,...

Monday, 18/01/16 - 4:28pm Read More

United in their efforts to ‘Save Roscommon’

WE ARE ROS…St. Brigid’s Chairman Mike McDonnell and his Clann na nGael counterpart Declan Rock display their club colours in Monksland but both clubs are strongly opposed to moving approximately 35 square kilometres of South Roscommon into County Westmeath. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
It has been one of Roscommon’s most intense rivalries but Clann na nGael and St. Brigid’s are displaying a united...

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Roscommon endeavour to get basics right

NUI Galway defender John McManus tries to hold off the challenge of Roscommon centre-forward Niall Kilroy during Sunday’s FBD League game at Elphin. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Roscommon…………………………0-12 NUI Galway………………………….0-8 FBD Insurance Connacht Senior Football League Ian Cooney at Orchard Park, Elphin     The starting point...

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Devaney’s return gives Roscommon a boost

Roscommon full-forward Cathal Shine fields possession during Sunday's encounter against IT Sligo at Enfield. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Roscommon……………………………………………..1-20 IT Sligo………………………………………………………0-10 FBD Insurance Connacht Senior Football League Ian Cooney at Enfield     A new year, a time...

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Maher edges out Gilligan to become Roscommon County Board Treasurer

One of the most hotly contested election races in recent Roscommon GAA history was ultimately decided by the equivalent of...

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Sweeney honoured to lead ‘Project Roscommon’

Seamus Sweeney is the new chairperson of Roscommon County Board. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
      When Seamus Sweeney was confirmed as the new chairperson of Roscommon County Board on Saturday evening last,...

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Hurling tradition maintained at Roscommon CBS

Members of the Roscommon minor hurling panel (l-r): Thomas Doyle, St. Dominic's; James Walker, Roscommon Gaels; Ronan Kilcline, St. Dominic's, Breen Fallon, Athleague and John Murray, St. Dominic’s are students at Roscommon CBS. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
It has been a red letter year for Gaelic football and rugby at Roscommon CBS. But NOEL MORAN tells Roscommon...

Monday, 07/12/15 - 4:54pm Read More

D Kube is coming to Kilglass

Tommie Washington tries out one of the games that will be featured in D Kube fundraiser in the Kilglass Gaels GAA Clubhouse on December 27th. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Kilglass Gaels GAA Club launched its ‘D Kube’ fundraiser in Cox’s, Roosky, on Saturday week last. By Ian Cooney Those...

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Players return but senior team have injury problems

Ciarán Cafferky is likely to miss next season with a cruciate knee ligament injury. Pic: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
It’s a mixture of good and bad news on the Roscommon senior football team front as preparations continue ahead of...

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Tommy Bowe hosts training at Carrick RFC

Ireland rugby winger Tommy Bowe is pictured with some young players from Carrick RFC during his visit to the club on Saturday last. Pic: Mary Regan
Carrick-on-Shannon Rugby Club was a hive of activity on Saturday morning last as one of Ireland’s greatest ever wingers paid...

Monday, 30/11/15 - 4:59pm Read More

Athleague on the cusp of national glory

Pictured at training in Athleague ahead of next weekend’s All-Ireland final were back row (l-r): Rachel Fitzmaurice, Nora Brennan, Chloe-Whyte-Lennon, Katie Lavin and Niamh Farrell. Front row (l-r): Rebecca Brennan, Aoife Beades, Laura Keenan and Eala Ní Chumhaill. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB JUNIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL PREVIEW:   For years they’ve watched Four Roads enjoy the publicity that inevitably...

Monday, 16/11/15 - 4:41pm Read More

Smith and East send Brigid’s packing

St. Brigid’s wing-forward Robert Fallon tries to get his shot away despite the best efforts of Boyle defender Conor Tivnan during Sunday’s U-21 A Championship semi-final at Abbey Park, Boyle. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Boyle……………………………………..4-12 St. Brigid’s..………………………………3-8 Dermot Hughes Cars U-21 A Football Championship Semi-Final Martin Wynne at the Abbey Park, Boyle Enda Smith...

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‘The lads were terrific’ – Curran

Clann na nGael senior football manager Paul Curran takes stock of his side's performance against Castlebar Mitchels on Sunday last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
  When Paul Curran emerged from a dejected Clann na nGael dressing-room, he couldn’t disguise the pride burning inside him....

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Hopkins inspires Athleague to drown Shamrocks

Chloe Whyte-Lennon, Niamh Brandon and Niamh Conway celebrate their side's All-Ireland semi-final success against Loughgiel Shamrocks on Sunday last. Pic: Caroline Quinn
Athleague………………………………2-8 Loughgiel Shamrocks………………….0-5 All-Ireland Junior Club Camogie Championship Final Martin Wynne at Drumlane     The village of Athleague will...

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