Roscommon GAA

  • Sunday will be a busy day in Roscommon Town, as the election count will take place in the Dr Hyde Centre, while Roscommon will host Clare in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon also in the Allianz Football League.

    Roscommon GAA is advising supporters that there will be no access from the Athlone Road to Hyde Park on Sunday.

    All access for football fans will be from the Golf Links Road, which is the stand side of Dr Hyde Park.

    Supporters are also advised to leave additional time to get to the grounds, given the extra traffic.


  • Roscommon will play Down in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday next at 2pm. The game is being preceded by the Division 3 Ladies NFL Match between Roscommon and Meath which throws in at 12 noon.

    As there is a large crowd expected at the games patrons are asked to be considerate to others when parking their cars. A number of households have complained that their driveways were blocked by cars parking in front of gates during the Meath match.

    In addition, the Gardaí have stated that they ticketed a large number of cars which were parked on footpaths and others which were causing obstructions in housing estates.

    Roscommon town boasts year round free parking and there are sufficient public car parks around the town for all patrons to park safely.

    Patrons are urged to park legally and ensure that they do not obstruct any gate ways or park in a way that could prevent an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance or fire engine from gaining access to an incident.

  • Roscommon GAA has confirmed that preferred candidate Aidan O'Rourke has withdrawn from the process of selecting a new senior football manager.

    The former Armagh All-Ireland winner's name was due to be put to club delegates at a meeting of the Roscommon county board on Monday night, after he emerged as the favoured candidate of the selection committee. 

    The appointment was then delayed as Mr O'Rouke requested a 24-hour deferral to finalise his backroom team.

    His backroom team was to include strength and conditioning coach Mike McGurn, two Roscommon coach/ selectors and head coach Karl Lacey.

    The delay arose because of doubts over the unavailability of Karl Lacey.

    Later yesterday, Aidan O'Rouke contacted the county board to say he was withdrawing from the process. 

    Roscommon GAA have issued a statement, saying they're disappointed at the turn of events, but are fully committed to completing the selection process.

    However, the statement says the Roscommon GAA Management Committee is concerned at attempts that have been made to influence the outcome of the process over recent days, which have undermined the integrity of the process and potentially affected their ability to attract a new manager.

    The statement adds that some of the public commentary on social media has been extremely unhelpful.

  • Allianz Hurling League
    Division 2B Final 
    Mayo 1-15 
    Down 0-14

    Allianz Football League
    Division 1 
    Tyrone 2-14
    Mayo 0-08

    Galway 0-113
    Dublin 0-13

    Division 2
    Roscommon 0-15
    Cavan 0-13

  • The Connacht Senior Football Championship match between London and Roscommon which was scheduled for May 3rd, has been called off.

    The GAA are targeting mid June for a return to action, with a two week lead in time necessary to allow players build requisite fitness.

    Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran told Off the Ball we can't be certain about dates.

  • Roscommon senior football manager Anthony Cunningham has now won provincial titles in both football and hurling, in different provinces.

    The former Galway hurling boss guided the primrose and blue to a 1-13 to 12 points win over Galway in the Connacht football decider at Pearse Stadium.

    Conor Cox was the star of the show, scoring 5 points.

    Cunningham believes Roscommon can make an impact in the Super 8's.

  • Reports today are linking Anthony Cunningham with two vacant inter-county managerial positions.

    The former Galway hurling manager has emerged as a possible successor to Kevin McStay, who stood down as Roscommon football manager in September-  that's according to The Irish Sun.

    The Rossies have had no joy in finding a replacement for Kevin McStay since his resignation, with Armagh’s Aidan O’Rourke pulling out of the race recently, and now Cunningham, who was a selector with Dublin's hurlers this year, looks to be a front runner after having managed St Brigid’s two county titles and a Connacht crown in 2006.

    Meanwhile, a report in the Irish News indicates that Antrim have “sounded out” Anthony Cunningham and ex-Dublin boss Anthony Daly to take over the county’s senior hurlers for 2019.



  • At a meeting of Roscommon GAA held yesterday evening Anthony Cunningham was ratified as manager of the Roscommon Senior Football team.

    Anthony Cunningham is no stranger to Roscommon GAA having previously managed the Roscommon senior hurling team and the St Brigid’s Football team for three years winning two Connacht titles.

    Anthony managed Garrycastle in Westmeath to an All-Ireland Club Football Final and he also managed the Galway Senior Hurling team from 2011 until 2016 reaching two All-Ireland Finals.  

    The process to select a manager commenced on September 10th when the committee was ratified by Roscommon Co Board and given the mandate to recruit a new Senior Team Manager. The committee consisted of Chairman Seamus Sweeney. Secretary Brian Carroll and Treasurer of the county board David O’Connor and they were joined by Niall Carty former Roscommon Senior team captain and Ciarán Heneghan a former Roscommon senior footballer. Tonight, they proposed the name of Anthony Cunningham to the clubs of Roscommon which was agreed by the clubs.

  • Anthony Rainbow has been linked with the vacant Roscommon senior football manager's position, with officials believed to be looking outside the county to find a successor to Kevin McStay.

    With McStay standing down in early September, Roscommon are the only senior football side yet to confirm a manager for next season, but former Carlow manager Rainbow is understood to be on their radar.

    With his Ballyboden-St Enda's side exiting the Dublin senior football championship at the semi-final stage last weekend, the Kildare legend is available to take up the position, according to the Irish Independent.

    Several other outside candidates are believed to have been contacted about the job, including former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford and Dublin ladies football manager Mick Bohan - both ruled themselves out at an early stage, but Anthony Rainbow has emerged as a front runner, with an appointment expected in the coming weeks.

  • Barry Cassidy from Derry has been confirmed as the referee for the opening League game between Mayo and Roscommon on Saturday night.

    The game will take place under lights in MacHale park at 7pm.

    The clash will be broadcast live on Midwest Radio Sport where Michael D. McAndrew will be joined alongside John Maughan.

  • Barry Cassidy has been confirmed as the referee for the clash of Mayo and Dublin in Round 4 of the Allianz National Football League on Saturday night.

    The Derry man was the man in charge for Mayo’s opening league game against Roscommon at the end of January.

    Mayo will be aiming to make it four wins from four while the All-Ireland Champions will be looking to get back on track after losing two of their opening three games.

    Saturday nights’ game will be live on Midwest Radio Sport as part of a double header as we will also have live coverage of the Mayo & Dublin ladies clash in the Lidl League.

  • Barry Cassidy from Derry has been confirmed as the referee for Sunday’s Connacht Senior Football Final.

    Galway captain Damien Comer has been ruled out of Sunday’s Connacht SFC final against Roscommon.

    Comer has not played a single minute of football for Galway in 2019, his absence stemming from an ankle injury incurred during a St Stephen’s Day soccer game.

    The game in Salthill will be preceded by the Connacht Junior Football Final between Galway and Mayo at 1pm.

    Mayo will be vying to win their first Connacht title at this grade since 2016.

  • Brian Carroll has been elected as the new Chairman of Roscommon GAA.

    The new Vice-Chairman is Thomas Murray while the new Connacht Council Delegates are Hugh Lynn and John Carthy.

    Pat Compton was elected the new Central Council Delegate.

    Roscommon GAA held their Convention online last night while Mayo’s takes place today from Midday.

  • Roscommon U20 Division 1 Final

    Clan na nGael 0-15 St. Brigid's 1-10

  • Roscommon Fixtures Saturday

    SFC Group B

    18:45  St. Faithleach's                            Roscommon Gaels

    SFC Group C

    17:00             Clann na nGael               Boyle      

    18:45          Pádraig Pearses               Western-Gaels         

    IFC Group A

    17:00                      Kilglass Gaels             Creggs

    18:45                     Kilbride            Tulsk Lord Edwards  

    IFC Group B

    18:45                  Castlerea St Kevins              Eire Og     

    IFC Group C

    17:00                 Oran (Football)      St. Dominic's

    17:00                  St Aidan's                    Kilmore            

     25/08/2019 Sunday

    SFC Group A

    16:00              St. Croans           Elphin     

    SFC Group B

    13:30                        Michael Glaveys        Strokestown

    IFC Group B

    14:00             Naomh Bearrai                Shannon Gaels     

    Junior Football Championship Group A

    14:00                   St Brigids           Pádraig Pearses          

    15:4             Roscommon Gaels             Castlerea

    Junior Football Championship Group 2

    14:00           St Joseph's             St. Faithleach's          

    15:45              Ballinameen                St. Dominics       

    Junior Football Championship Group 3

    14:00                 Clann na nGael       Western-Gaels             

    14:00              St Michael's                   St Ronan's         

  • The Electric Ireland Connacht Minor Football Championship Final will now take place next Tuesday December 29th.

    Roscommon and Sligo will meet in the novel decider at the Connacht Centre of Excellence next Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.

    The final was originally planned for the second weekend in January but has now been brought forward.

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Mayo 2-13 Tyrone 0-10 
    Roscommon 1-12 Monaghan 0-13

    Division 3
    Down 1-12 Sligo 1-10 

    Division 4
    Leitrim 1-16 Wicklow 1-12

    Allianz Hurling League
    Division 1B 
    Carlow 0-20 Galway 0-20

    Division 2A 
    London P-P Mayo 

    Division 3A 
    Roscommon 1-21 Monaghan 0-14

    Division 3B 
    Sligo 2-14 Leitrim 0-19 


  • David Gough has been confirmed as the referee for Roscommon & Mayo in Sunday’s Connacht Senior Football Semi-Final.

    The Meath official had decided to opt out of Inter-county refereeing earlier this year due to the pandemic but returned in September.

    Sunday’s clash between Roscommon & Mayo takes place in Dr. Hyde Park and throws-in at 1.30pm.

    The game will be broadcast live on Midwest Radio with Michael D. McAndrew & Martin Carney on duty.

  • David Gough from Meath has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday evening’s Connacht Semi-Final between Mayo and Roscommon. 

    The game in Elverys MacHale Park throws in at 7pm.

    The winners will advance to face Galway in the Final after the Tribesmen had a comfortable win over Sligo yesterday.

    The curtain raiser on Saturday evening is the Connacht Junior Football semi-final between Mayo and Leitrim at 4.30pm.

  • Roscommon defender David Murray has been cleared to play against Donegal in the Super 8s tomorrow.

    Murray was facing a one match suspension after picking up his third black card of the season against Tyrone last weekend.

    The card has been overturned following an appeal.