Rossies’ ‘coming of age’ under McStay’s watch

 By Ian Cooney   The hoopla emanating from the Roscommon dressing-room makes the unrelenting humidity underneath O’Moore Park’s main stand bearable. There’s plenty of back-slapping. Players, management and backroom staff embrace. Micheál O’Muircheartaigh leaves a quiet room and opines that...

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Being clinical and decisive the key to unlocking Tyrone

By Kevin Egan Before and after last Saturday’s game in O’Moore Park, Roscommon manager Kevin McStay emphasised regularly how important it was for this Roscommon team to get into the Super 8s series, purely for the team’s development. And there’s...

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Rossies’ season reaches ‘boiling point’

        By Ian Cooney     So now we know. Roscommon’s season hinges on a match against...

Monday, 02/07/18 - 5:36pm Read More

‘Pure emotion and pride’ engulfs Higgins

    By Ian Cooney For Jenny Higgins, knowing and appreciating small margins between success and failure over the years...

Monday, 25/06/18 - 4:47pm Read More

Paradise Lost, but still all to play for

  By Ian Cooney     Learning curves are steep, and there will be setbacks along the way. This week,...

Monday, 18/06/18 - 5:16pm Read More

McStay vows that Rossies will recover

By Kevin Egan When Roscommon manager Kevin McStay offered his views on the disappointment of losing Sunday’s Connacht final, there...

Monday, 18/06/18 - 5:18pm Read More

Watershed moment in team’s development

By Noel Fallon   Roscommon play their first Connacht final in Hyde Park since 2011 on Sunday next. All Roscommon...

Monday, 11/06/18 - 5:22pm Read More

Hoping to hand over the baton

By Ian Cooney   Martin McDermott has a wish — to pass on the baton to Kevin McStay as the...

Monday, 11/06/18 - 5:20pm Read More

Tough going, despite facile victory

When a one team beats the other by 14 scores, the general consensus is that things have been straightforward. But...

Monday, 28/05/18 - 5:13pm Read More

McStay expects ‘reason to prevail’

    Kevin McStay is as concise and articulate as he has ever been. Now that Leitrim have been dismissed...

Monday, 28/05/18 - 5:10pm Read More

Players warned about consequences of not sticking to gameplan

Liam McHale has warned Roscommon not to take anything for granted in Carrick-on-Shannon, adding that the management will be ruthless...

Monday, 21/05/18 - 4:52pm Read More

Clean sheet suffices for Peter’s

    It wasn’t the fireworks finish that we might have expected from a team that scored 98 goals in...

Monday, 21/05/18 - 4:57pm Read More

Minor marvels bounce back to rout Mayo

By Ian Cooney   Where to start? Sometimes, miracles really do happen as Roscommon’s minor footballers dusted themselves down from...

Monday, 14/05/18 - 4:25pm Read More

Connaughton confident hurlers can ‘surprise a few people’

    Roscommon senior hurler Naos Connaugton has vowed to turn the disappointment from his side’s league campaign into motivation...

Monday, 07/05/18 - 4:27pm Read More

Hunger and heart leaves Colgan feeling proud

Roscommon minor ladies’ manager Ollie Colgan thought of everybody at the final whistle. The Clann na nGael clubman was disappointed,...

Monday, 30/04/18 - 5:11pm Read More

Minor ladies in search of prized scalp

By Ian Cooney   Taking Galway’s prized scalp is the carrot dangling in front of the Roscommon minor ladies’ football...

Monday, 23/04/18 - 5:08pm Read More

‘All we can do is keep going’ — Griffin

A tough day at the office for Roscommon junior camogie manager Brian Griffin and his players. Whatever it was, Sunday’s...

Monday, 16/04/18 - 5:09pm Read More

Nathy’s spirit shines in the face of adversity

  The failure to convert chances in the first half, particularly when the game was going against them, was identified...

Monday, 09/04/18 - 4:57pm Read More

Time to appreciate what we have

  By Ian Cooney   The Croke Park press box is often an eerie place away from the championship limelight....

Monday, 09/04/18 - 5:00pm Read More

Nathy’s must dictate terms of engagement

In the semi-finals of this year’s All-Ireland Post Primary Schools B championship, two teams that came through desperately tight provincial...

Monday, 02/04/18 - 5:18pm Read More