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When Roscommon were kings of football - Irish Times

The true gems of Irish pub culture, like Magan's of Killashee or The Three Jolly Pigeons in Tang, are inevitably the most obscure and do little shouting about themselves. The football used in 1943 and '44 featured in Murray's window as part of an ...and more »

Roscommon desperate to get to where Mayo have been - Irish Times

Mayo's aversion to anything approaching an easy life endures. More and more, their matches in the 2017 championship feel like those everlasting candles you get on birthday cakes. Regardless of how hard they blow, Mayo seem to find the job of ...and more »

Croke Park experience 'money in the bank' for young Roscommon - Irish Times

Kevin McStay has a broadcaster's feel for this stuff. For the drama of it all and the damn little harm there is in giving expression to that. In an RTÉ studio, he might have picked this game apart with a gimlet eye and held its myriad flaws against it ...and more »

RTE pundit slams section of Roscommon fans who abused Andy Moran at Croke Park - Independent.ie

RTE commentator Martin Carney has criticised a section of the Roscommon supporters that targeted Andy Moran during yesterday's drawn All-Ireland final against Mayo. There were audible boos and jeers every time the corner-forward was in possession ...and more »

Kevin McStay slams Croke Park surface as 'not good enough' after outbreak of slipping - Independent.ie

Roscommon manager Kevin McStay during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final 2 Roscommon manager Kevin McStay during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Mayo and Roscommon at Croke Park ...and more »

The little part of Roscommon that will, for GAA purposes, be forever Mayo - Irish Times

John O'Mahony, Fine Gael TD, answers his phone. There's a reporter on the other end. Wants to chat about a piece for the Connacht final. No problem, says Johnno, fire away. “It's about the frontier town of Ballaghaderreen,” you say. “Oh Jesus,” says ...and more »

Kerry gold, Mayo box office & a rising Rossies force - RTE.ie

There was a nice enough game of football between Kerry and Galway with the Kingdom easing into the last four with plenty to spare. Only two yellow cards in a high-stakes game suggests a certain lack of bite. And then we got the rollercoaster that is ...and more »

McHale insists Roscommon are confident ahead of Mayo rematch - RTE.ie

Roscommon selector Liam McHale insists the Connacht champions have the advantage over his native Mayo heading into next Monday's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay at Croke Park. The Rossies came from behind in injury-time to force a draw on Sunday ...and more »

Praise aplenty after Keegan's midfield deployment - RTE.ie

Mayo manager Stephen Rochford pulled the wool over the eyes of his Roscommon counterpart Kevin McStay by playing Footballer of the Year Lee Keegan at midfield during the first half of their All-Ireland SFC quarter-final on Sunday. Normally a wing-back ...and more »

Colm O'Rourke: Mayo and their fans back on trail of the Holy Grail - Independent.ie

'Aidan O'Shea looks fit and motivated and is keeping a low profile off 1 'Aidan O'Shea looks fit and motivated and is keeping a low profile off the pitch'. Photo: Sportsfile. Colm O'Rourke. July 30 2017 3:00 PM. 0 Comments. Email. Mayo, the source of a ...and more »