Roscommon vs Mayo: Connacht Football – Live score commentary

Roscommon vs Mayo: Connacht Football – Starting Teams & Live score commentary, start time 1:30pm on Sunday for this epic GAA match.

Last year, Roscommon inflicted Championship defeat on Mayo at this stage of the Championship. While the Mayo men ultimately went further in the competition, they will have revenge on their mind this Sunday. The winner advances to the Connacht Final against Galway the following Sunday.

Mayo are the only side still in the Connacht Championship who have actually played a game so far. Last Sunday, they fought off a spirited Leitrim team to advance.

Terrible conditions in Carrick-on-Shannon saw Leitrim fight to a four-point lead. However, once Mayo got off the mark they battled into the lead. A Tommy Conroy goal on 23 minutes was the difference between the sides at half-time.

Then, Cillian O’Connor found the net on 48 minutes to give Mayo some much-needed breathing room. James Horan allowed his subs to get some valuable Championship minutes in the second half. Mayo ran out 11-point winners by full-time.

James Horan has decisions to make ahead of the Roscommon fixture. While Mayo’s superior fitness was evidence against Leitrim, Roscommon have become a very well-conditioned team. Hence, a war of attrition awaits in Hyde Park on Sunday.

Furthermore, the heavy conditions Mayo played in last weekend will have left the players with tired legs. Horan has to ensure the recovery is right with just a week between games.

Journeymen Colm Boyle and Chris Barrett are available for Horan with the latter seeing ten minutes of action against Leitrim. While Stephen Coen wore number 3 on the day, he may be required further out the field and Barrett could find himself at full-back.

Likewise, the centre-half back position remains up for grabs in the Mayo team with the last three games seeing three different players wear the number 6. Michael Plunkett gave a good account of himself there last weekend. But, Coen or Colm Boyle could offer more solidity against a powerful Roscommon half-forward line.

Diarmuid O’Connor also came off the bench against Leitrim. If fully fit, he could feature from the start on Sunday.

Roscommon on the up

Roscommon have now won two out of the last three Connacht Championships, coming off best against Galway in 2019 and ’17. However, they haven’t made it past the quarter-finals on either occasion. In fact, their win in ’17 saw them come up against Mayo in the quarter-final. It took a replay for the eventual runners-up to see off the Rossies.

In spite of this, Roscommon have proved themselves a force to be reckoned with in the Championship. Recently, they returned to the top Division by winning Division 2. Manager Anthony Cunningham oversaw last year’s Connacht conquest and will be backing his side for a repeat.

Cunningham will have been grateful for the week-long break following their Division 2 finale. It took tough games against Armagh and Cavan to win the title. Now, they return to action full of confidence and refreshed.

Roscommon fans will be excited for the Championship as their players are finding form at the right time. Donie Smith has been excelling in corner-forward while Sean Mullooly has developed into an attacking full-back.

Roscommon’s forwards have the potential to do serious damage to Mayo. Conor Cox showed last year that he was a handful. In addition, Sunday’s game could see Enda Smith moved up to centre-forward where his pace and power will require close attention.

Either way, on paper this is the game of the week as Mayo attempt to return to the crest of Connacht football. But, Roscommon are further along their development line and will know how to win.

Mayo carry the title of favourites with Paddy Power. James Horan’s side are 8/15 while Roscommon are 15/8. Otherwise, a draw is 15/2.

The game is live on RTÉ 2.

Prediction: Roscommon.

Connacht Championship Semi-Final: Roscommon vs Mayo, Sunday, November 8th, 13:30 (Dr Hyde Park). 

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Roscommon Hurling Final – Pearses v Athleague – Live scores commentary

It’s the Roscommon county hurling final between Padraig Pearses v Athleague, the 2018 champions Athleague ares strong favourites to regain their title.

Roscommon County Final Preview – St Brigids v Padraig Pearses

We have the latest news and will have live score updates from the Roscommon County football between Padraig Pearses v St Brigids.

The Roscommon Football Championship reaches its climax this Sunday. Holders Padraig Pearses return to defend their Fahey Cup title. On the other hand, St. Brigid’s aim to win for the first time since 2017.

Padraig Pearses return to the final after a tough semi-final challenge against Clann na nGael. As the game rolled into injury time, Pearses were trailing by a score. Nonetheless, the champions prevailed. It took a last gasp score from Lorcan Daly to complete a late surge. It finished 1-11 to 1-10.

On the other hand, St. Brigid’s were convincing winners against Boyle. Two goals at opposite ends of the game proved to be the difference. Firstly, Ruadhri Fallon opened the St. Brigid’s account on six minutes with a goal. Then, Ben O’Carroll found the net twenty-three minutes into the second half to give his side some breathing room. The full-time score was 2-15 to 2-09.

St. Brigid’s are no strangers to the final. In fact, they have appeared in eight of the last ten in Roscommon. Famously, they went all the way to All-Ireland glory in 2013. Their last appearance came in 2018. However, it ended in a loss.

Last year, Padraig Pearses lifted their first-ever Roscommon Senior Football Championship. This is a result they hope to replicate this weekend. However, 2016 final featured the same two sides. On that occasion, St. Brigid’s won by seven points.

“Every day is a school day in management, you are always learning as you go along, but you do see similar things cropping up.You see behavioral things, even stuff like patterns of play. I wouldn’t be that set on a style of football, I’d look at the group of players I have, and then try to put a game plan together that would suit them.

“You don’t panic at things, you don’t fret over stuff. The more experienced you get you mellow a little bit too in that.

“It is all a learning curve, things will happen on Sunday, you will sit down after the game and think I wasn’t expecting that, which is the beauty of the game.” said St Brigid’s manager Benny O’Brien

 

Pearses are also in the hurling final, Moore, Creagh and Taughmaconnell would be celebrating for weeks if Pearses could do the senior hurling and football double. They are also in the minor football final.

St. Brigid’s are favorites to regain the county final with Brian Derwin, Ciaran Sugrue, and Ben O’Carroll providing a very potent forward line but Padraig Pearses will be hard beaten, with David Murray running the defense, the class of the Daly brothers, and Hubert Darcy providing the vital scores we predict a five-point win for reigning champions.

Roscommon SFC Final: Padraig Pearses vs St. Brigid’s, Sunday 20th September 3pm.

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St Brigids vs Clann na nGael Finishes in Draw live Scores and Betting Odds

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 15:02

25Current Betting Odds
Clann Na Gael   1/2
Draw                   7/1
St Brigids           15/8

Roscommon vs Westmeath Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:07

Scorers for Roscommon: Conor Cox 0-6 (3fs, 1m), Donie Smith 0-5 (4fs), Conor Daly 1-0, Cian McKeon, Cathal Cregg, Niall Kilroy, Ciarán Lennon, and Enda Smith 0-1 each.

Scorers for Westmeath: John Heslin (3fs) and Ronan O’Toole 0-3 each, Luke Loughlin, Denis Corroon, Ray Connellan, Ronan Wallace, Lorcan Dolan, and Darren Giles 0-1 each.

ROSCOMMON: Colm Lavin; David Murray, Conor Daly, Mark Richardson; Niall Daly, Brian Stack, Conor Hussey; Tadhg O’Rourke, Enda Smith; Niall Kilroy, Cian McKeon, Hubert Darcy; Donie Smith, Conor Cox, Cathal Cregg.

Subs: Cathal Compton for Cregg (49), Ciarán Lennon for D Smith (56), Finbar Cregg for Darcy (58), Padraig Scott for Hussey (65), Richard Hughes for Scott (68, blood), Dylan Ruane for McKeon (70+2).

WESTMEATH: Jason Daly; Anthony McGivney, Kevin Maguire, Boidu Sayeh; Killian Daly, Ronan Wallace, David Lynch; Denis Corroon, Ray Connellan; Sam Duncan, Ronan O’Toole, James Dolan; Luke Loughlin, John Heslin, Callum McCormack.

Subs:  Tommy McDaniel for McCormack (48), Conor Coughlan for Lynch (48), Conor Slevin for McGivney (60), Lorcan Dolan for Connellan (66), Darren Giles for Duncan (69).

REFEREE: Barry Tiernan (Dublin).

Roscommon vs Clare Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:27

Roscommon – C Lavin; D Murray, B Stack (0-1), M Richardson; N Daly, C Daly, R Hughes; T O’Rourke, E Smith (0-1); N Kilroy, C McKeon (0-3), H Darcy; D Smith, C Lennon (0-1), C Cregg (0-2). Subs: N Gately (1-0) for D Smith, E Nolan for T O’Rourke, F Cregg for C Cregg, C Hussey for R Hughes.

Clare – S Ryan; G Kelly, C Brennan, K Harnett; D Ryan, P Lillis, C O’Dea; C Russell, C O’Connor; S Collins, D Tubridy (0-2), D Coughlan; G O’Brien, E Cleary (0-1), K Sexton. Subs: J Morrissey (0-1) for G O’Brien, A Sweeney for D Ryan, D Masterson for C O’Connor, E McMahon for K Sexton.

Referee – D O’Mahoney.

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Roscommon vs Laois Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 19:52

Roscommon – C Lavin; D Murray, B Stack, G Patterson; P Scott, N Daly (0-1), R Hughes; T O’Rourke, S Killoran (0-1); N Kilroy (1-0), E Smith (1-2), F Cregg; D Smith (0-4), C McKeon (0-3), C Cregg (0-1). Subs: C Daly for R Hughes, H Darcy (0-1) for F Cregg, C Lennon for C Cregg, N Gately (0-1) for D Smith, D Ruane for T O’Rourke.

Laois – N Corbett; T Collins, M Timmons, G Hanrahan; S O’Flynn, R Pigott, P O’Sullivan; K Lillis (1-3), J O’Loughlin; S Byrne, M Barry, E Lowry; M Keogh (0-1), C Murphy (0-2), E O’Carroll (1-6). Subs: C Healy for T Collins, R Munnelly (0-2) for C Murphy, D O’Connor for M Keogh, G Walsh for J O’Loughlin, G Comerford for E Lowry, B Byrne for M Barry.

Referee – C Branagan.

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