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Replying To Burano:  "A first time poster here so a little nervous. I have been following Hogan Stand over the last few years and I just want to thank all those who have shared their insights and knowledge on this page, it's something that as a Roscommon GAA fan I enjoy. Like most other Rossies at the moment I am disappointed with the way the season has gone so far. I do appreciate my disappointment is nothing compared to that of the players and management team but I do want to make a point or two. Firstly Roscommon is a small county with limited resources but we constantly strive to punch above our weight. That is something we should be proud off and something we should never change. It's what's makes us Rossies and a constant pain in the neck to our two bigger and whether we like it or not more successful neighbours. Those days when we can savour those victories are the special days in our lives. We are slowly but surely turning the Hyde into a ground to be proud of. It was the envy of a lot of my Mayo friends last week. When you think of Salthill and its access problems or McHale Park and its debt we have something special. Somebody mentioned it lately but a coat of tarmacadem and proper toilet facilities will improve the ground no end. ( could somebody consider turning down or off the blaring pre match music, I don't see its value)
On the pitch our underage teams are going well and hopefully will have big support over the next few weeks. Re the Seniors one point I need to make. I commend Davy Burke for his passion and massive work rate but I don't think things are the same this year as last. Murtagh, Nolan, McKeown are tremendous loses but equally so are Mc Hugh and McGowan on the sideline. Throughout last years league these men tangled on the sideline. They had heated debates and arguments. While Davy stood with the hands out remonstrating against every decision against us Mark Mc Hugh was up and down that line driving us on. To me that added significantly to the way we ended strongly in most of our league matches. I do accept the same men were on the line for the poor championship results but at that maybe other issues were at play including the massive league effort. From the very first league game this year in Omagh that energy has not been evident on the line. Can it be reignited?"
That's the question and unfortunately hard to see it happening over a few weeks.
Hoping I'm wrong of course and that we give the AI series a right rattle.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1624 - 25/04/2024 10:58:27    2540570

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "https://www.mayogaablog.com/author/willie-joe/

Nice complement for the work done in the Hyde by Willie Joe on the Mayo Blog.

Very impressive display by Galway under 20's last night against Mayo. 0-12 to 0-1 up after only 17 minutes and scored 23 points in total. Started like a train and their shooting in the first half was exceptional. Sligo only really started playing when the game was over and got it back to about 8 at full time. However there is a bit of a warrior spirit about this Roscommon team and they certainly won't give the Galway team the same time on the ball as Sligo. A slow start again for the Rossies in the final and we will be under pressure. Now that the pitches have dried out a bit they could probably do with having a training session in Castlebar before the game as Galway have played at least one game there.
Pity the game is clashing with the high profile Leinster v Northhampton game at the same time in Croke Park. Hopefully the team will have good travelling support."
Galway last night scored 23 times from 27 shots hard to stop any team with that type of accuracy and the type of shooting Roscommon seniors could have done with last Sunday.

The opportunity was there for the Connacht GAA to make it double header Connacht final in Salthill on May 5th with the senior final not on until 4pm. Makes no sense to bring both to Castlebar on a Saturday night, Galway players and management won't be complaining too much as it will be their 3rd match in that venue.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 146 - 25/04/2024 13:07:15    2540599

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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "Galway last night scored 23 times from 27 shots hard to stop any team with that type of accuracy and the type of shooting Roscommon seniors could have done with last Sunday.

The opportunity was there for the Connacht GAA to make it double header Connacht final in Salthill on May 5th with the senior final not on until 4pm. Makes no sense to bring both to Castlebar on a Saturday night, Galway players and management won't be complaining too much as it will be their 3rd match in that venue."
Make it a double header in Salthill(Worst ground in the country for traffic) would be complete and utter madness.
Roscommon should have home advantage after topping the group but playing the game in somewhere like Kiltoom or Ballinasloe make more sense than dragging everyone to Castlebar.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1168 - 25/04/2024 14:28:56    2540618

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Will be a Roscommon v Galway U20 final. Galway very impressive with how they beat Sligo tonight, we'll need to make sure we are a lot more competitive and not allow the game as contest to be over after 15 minutes as Sligo did tonight."
Galway U20s excellent v Sligo. 23 points in 63 minutes tells the story. Everything they hit went over. Tough ask for Roscommon in the Final but best of luck to our players and management. Roscommon are unbeaten and have proven themselves to be a very resilient and determined team.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2232 - 25/04/2024 15:28:04    2540626

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Make it a double header in Salthill(Worst ground in the country for traffic) would be complete and utter madness.
Roscommon should have home advantage after topping the group but playing the game in somewhere like Kiltoom or Ballinasloe make more sense than dragging everyone to Castlebar."
Castlebar hardly a million miles away. An hour or so for both.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11297 - 25/04/2024 19:10:28    2540660

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Make it a double header in Salthill(Worst ground in the country for traffic) would be complete and utter madness.
Roscommon should have home advantage after topping the group but playing the game in somewhere like Kiltoom or Ballinasloe make more sense than dragging everyone to Castlebar."
Happy enough with castlebar as venue. Good memories there at u20/u21 over the last few years. Not to far from Boyle so I can't complain

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1102 - 26/04/2024 11:29:55    2540733

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Connacht GAA had Castlebar penciled in for the U20 final as soon as Mayo made their exit. Not sure why they opted for neutral venues when it wasn't done that way with their same U17 format.

Speaking of U17s best of luck to Roscommon tonight in Ballinamore. Be good to build on last weeks good win against Galway with another positive result tonight, This group of Leitrim's players have done well at U15,U16 level the last two years so we'll have to produce a similar performance to last week to earn a good result.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3816 - 26/04/2024 13:03:43    2540749

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A lot to like about U17s in action Ballinamore tonight as we win by nine points. Good work rate,team play, High turn over count and scored 2-15. We had 8 wides and one good goal chance saved on top of what was scored.

Sligo to close out the group stage next Friday, looking like semi final spot at best for us as Mayo are unlikely to slip up in remaining games.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3816 - 26/04/2024 20:45:55    2540812

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Things getting interesting now with group seeds becoming a bit clearer. Tyrone now a third seed along with Derry. Would it be correct to say we can be drawn in a group with Galway but can't be drawn with Mayo who we've already played?

Based on that, the best potential group we could hope to get would be Galway winning Connacht and getting them as seed 1 (that would also mean 1st game away in Salthill). Runners up of Leinster or Munster. But going by our recent history in super 8s and last years championship we are destined to get the Dubs again!

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 918 - 29/04/2024 10:31:53    2541404

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Things getting interesting now with group seeds becoming a bit clearer. Tyrone now a third seed along with Derry. Would it be correct to say we can be drawn in a group with Galway but can't be drawn with Mayo who we've already played?

Based on that, the best potential group we could hope to get would be Galway winning Connacht and getting them as seed 1 (that would also mean 1st game away in Salthill). Runners up of Leinster or Munster. But going by our recent history in super 8s and last years championship we are destined to get the Dubs again!"
We CAN draw Mayo.
Only restriction is on Provincial finalist, can't be repeat of the Finals in the groups.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1624 - 29/04/2024 11:08:29    2541416

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Things getting interesting now with group seeds becoming a bit clearer. Tyrone now a third seed along with Derry. Would it be correct to say we can be drawn in a group with Galway but can't be drawn with Mayo who we've already played?

Based on that, the best potential group we could hope to get would be Galway winning Connacht and getting them as seed 1 (that would also mean 1st game away in Salthill). Runners up of Leinster or Munster. But going by our recent history in super 8s and last years championship we are destined to get the Dubs again!"
I may be wrong but I think that it is only provincial finalists who cannot be drawn in the same group. Therefore if Mayo win next Sunday we could meet them again in the qualifiers. The draw will be made tomorrow.

Best Option: Armagh, Clare, Westmeath.
Worst Option: Dublin, Donegal, Cavan.
My Guess: Kerry, Galway, Cork.

3rd Seeds: Derry, Tyrone, Roscommon, Monaghan (We cannot meet)
4th Seeds: Cavan, Cork, Meath, Westmeath.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 571 - 29/04/2024 11:13:25    2541417

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "I may be wrong but I think that it is only provincial finalists who cannot be drawn in the same group. Therefore if Mayo win next Sunday we could meet them again in the qualifiers. The draw will be made tomorrow.

Best Option: Armagh, Clare, Westmeath.
Worst Option: Dublin, Donegal, Cavan.
My Guess: Kerry, Galway, Cork.

3rd Seeds: Derry, Tyrone, Roscommon, Monaghan (We cannot meet)
4th Seeds: Cavan, Cork, Meath, Westmeath."
For travel purposes Mayo away and Meath or Westmeath Neutral

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1624 - 29/04/2024 11:37:17    2541429

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Replying To Seanfanbocht:  "We CAN draw Mayo.
Only restriction is on Provincial finalist, can't be repeat of the Finals in the groups."
Oh right, cheers. Well at least we should have plenty of motivation if we meet them again!

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 918 - 29/04/2024 12:18:25    2541448

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "I may be wrong but I think that it is only provincial finalists who cannot be drawn in the same group. Therefore if Mayo win next Sunday we could meet them again in the qualifiers. The draw will be made tomorrow.

Best Option: Armagh, Clare, Westmeath.
Worst Option: Dublin, Donegal, Cavan.
My Guess: Kerry, Galway, Cork.

3rd Seeds: Derry, Tyrone, Roscommon, Monaghan (We cannot meet)
4th Seeds: Cavan, Cork, Meath, Westmeath."
While not at all easy, your guess wouldn't be a bad one. We should be able to lift ourselves for Galway and we would have no shortage of motivation to get one over on Cork.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 918 - 29/04/2024 12:23:50    2541450

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For the draw tomorrow I Just hope we can avoid Kerry and Dublin in the group. Off the back of league relegation and championship home defeat to Mayo the last thing we need for a group stage opener is a trip to Croke Park or Fitzgerald Stadium.

I don't see us suddenly finding form to top any group so looks like our aim will be to reach a Prem Quarter final and if we are to reach the last 8 this summer it has to be considered a decent championship and recovery from where we are currently at.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3816 - 29/04/2024 14:25:11    2541505

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Defo Think the provisionals are nearing the end tbh the entire structure is bonkers and the draw being held today means teams in provisional finals might be better off losing their province
The entire thing is a nonsense at this stage
At least Roscommon Derry Monaghan have weeks to prepare and time for any injuries to clear up who knows how they'll get on - looking at the way the groups are we have a big shout against any of the 4 seeds and a couple of the 2 seeds we can't be drawn against 3 of the so called top6/8 teams In The country and we don't need to beat and of the provinicial winners to get out of the group interesting to see what happens
But the overall structure needs serious working out

rossy15 (Roscommon) - Posts: 622 - 30/04/2024 13:39:30    2541797

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Replying To rossy15:  "Defo Think the provisionals are nearing the end tbh the entire structure is bonkers and the draw being held today means teams in provisional finals might be better off losing their province
The entire thing is a nonsense at this stage
At least Roscommon Derry Monaghan have weeks to prepare and time for any injuries to clear up who knows how they'll get on - looking at the way the groups are we have a big shout against any of the 4 seeds and a couple of the 2 seeds we can't be drawn against 3 of the so called top6/8 teams In The country and we don't need to beat and of the provinicial winners to get out of the group interesting to see what happens
But the overall structure needs serious working out"
Ha ha also meant provincials before ye start

rossy15 (Roscommon) - Posts: 622 - 30/04/2024 13:58:58    2541809

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Well feck sake, Dublin again. A tricky group but there's no reason we can't beat the Connacht runner up or Cavan if we get our act together.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 918 - 30/04/2024 15:25:12    2541854

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Difficult draw with the top 1st seeds and the top 4th seeds. No easy matches in this group.
Dublin , Connacht Runners up ( Galway or Mayo), Roscommon and Cavan. Back to Croke Park on 24th/25th May I think. Extra week to prepare for the Dubs.

The winners of Connacht also have a difficult draw, Connacht winners, Ulster runners up Derry, Westmeath.
Good draw for the Munster & Ulster winners.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 571 - 30/04/2024 15:27:04    2541860

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No easy group for either Galway or Mayo no matter who wins Connacht. As things stand there's a good chance the Connacht winner might not top their group.

The seedings are ridiculous. Derry a 3rd seed and Louth/Clare 2nd seeds.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 918 - 30/04/2024 15:32:40    2541869

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