Kilkenny expects players to grow from manner of Markievicz victory

Roscommon minor goalkeeper Liam Cregg celebrates his side's victory against Sligo on Saturday evening. Pic: Michael McCormack
Understandably, Kieran Kilkenny wore his heart on sleeve afterwards. Despite the roadblocks that had been erected beforehand, the former Roscommon intermediate ladies’ football manager saw his minor ‘Bravehearts’ overcome all the odds to book a Connacht minor semi-final date against...

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Champions make early statement of intent

Cian Farrell escapes from the clutches of Michael Donoghue and Damien Lohan during Sunday evening's encounter at Athleague. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Four Roads……………….0-19 Tremane………………….0-10 Kepak Senior Hurling Championship Michael O’Brien at Athleague Four Roads started the new season in the same vein as they ended the last one — on a winning note. They often tend to be a bit rusty...

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Controlled Clann get back on track

Ultan Harney made a welcome return from injury in the Clann na nGael colours against Padraig Pearses on Saturday evening last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Clann na nGael……………………………0-16 Padraig Pearses…………………………..0-7 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship (Section A) Ian Cooney at Johnstown   It...

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Minors looking for some Markievicz momentum

The Roscommon minor football team will endeavour to crank up some momentum over the coming weeks, but there’s no one...

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Bright future predicted for Castlerea Celtic

Castlerea Celtic joint manager Pat O'Donoghue celebrates with his son Noah following Saturday evening's Challenge Cup final success. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
To complete a double in any sport, at any grade, is a big achievement. To do so this season, with...

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Roscommon intent on laying Sligo bogey to rest

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Semi-Final, Markievicz Park. Sligo 20/6/2015
Sligo vs Roscommon
Sligo’s Adrian Marren scores a penalty
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Dr. Hyde Park holds a plethora of happy memories for Sligo over the years. But Roscommon must ensure that another...

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McStay not looking beyond Sligo

Joint manager of the Roscommon senior football team Kevin McStay knows that Roscommon can't afford to take anything for granted on Sunday next. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
It’s another match that Roscommon are expected to win. But Kevin McStay knows the pitfalls that await his side if...

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‘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...

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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...

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Curran’s double leads Celtic to title

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

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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