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 next weekend when they lock horns with New York in Gaelic Park (throw-in is 4 p.m. local time; 9 p.m....

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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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First-half blitz sees Kerry advance past Roscommon into Division 1 final

Kerry 3-15 Roscommon 0-14 Kerry qualified for their first AFL Division 1 final in seven years after tearing Roscommon apart...

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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....

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‘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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‘Season hinged on Galway match’ – Dowd

Roscommon U-21 manager Mark Dowd takes stock of his side's performance against Galway on Friday evening last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Mark Dowd emerges from the Roscommon dressing-room with a spring in his step and head held high. Judgement Day had...

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McStay completes ‘mission number one’

Roscommon's Cathal Cregg celebrates scoring a goal against Donegal on Sunday last. Pic: INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty
Roscommon’s terrific victory at Letterkenny on Sunday last made it four wins from five outings in this year’s National Football...

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Hession heartbroken by another near miss

Shauna Fallon gets her shot away towards goal during Saturday's All-Ireland final against St. Joseph's, Rochfortbridge, on Saturday last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Last Saturday’s All-Ireland final defeat was the second time in five years that the Convent of Mercy were denied glory...

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O’Donnell’s left frustrated by Hyde Park’s unavailability

HOME AWAY FROM HOME...Roscommon, as the home team, emerge from the Pearse Park tunnel before Sunday's match against Down. Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Another satisfactory afternoon’s work completed, joint manager Fergal O’Donnell dissected Roscommon’s performance with the same precision and accuracy he displayed...

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“Can we handle expectation?” — McStay

No too many people would have predicted an 18-point rout against Cork on Sunday last. Pic: INPHO/Ken Sutton
How Roscommon manage expectation in future games occupied the mind of joint manager Kevin McStay after Sunday’s terrific victory. It...

Monday, 29/02/16 - 5:07pm Read More

‘New players making an impact’ – Campbell

Roscommon senior hurling manager Justin Campbell take stock of his side's performance against Monaghan at Athleague on Sunday last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
Four points on the board, it’s no wonder that Roscommon senior hurling manager Justin Campbell could reflect on a solid...

Monday, 22/02/16 - 4:59pm Read More

McHale encouraged by ‘massive potential’

Roscommon senior football selector Liam McHale is very hopeful that Roscommon are moving in the right direction. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
Moments after the FBD League final against Galway, Liam McHale wasn’t too bothered about taking in the presentation of the...

Monday, 22/02/16 - 5:03pm Read More

Stepping stone towards championship prosperity

Stephen Lohan enjoyed some great league days with Roscommon at the beginning of the millennium. Pic: INPHO
Former Roscommon player STEPHEN LOHAN tells Roscommon Herald Sports Editor IAN COONEY that staying in Division One will put the...

Monday, 15/02/16 - 4:53pm Read More

‘Lots of work to do’ – Campbell

Deep in thought, Roscommon senior hurling manager Justin Campbell politely agrees to the offer of an interview. He would have...

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