Roscommon GAA

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  • Roscommon GAA has confirmed that preferred candidate Aidan O'Rourke has withdrawn from the process of selecting a new senior football manager.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

  • 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.

  • Roscommon U20 Division 1 Final

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

  • 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.

  • Super 8's 
    Donegal 0-20 
    Roscommon 0-13

    Dublin 1-14 
    Tyrone 0-14

  • Elverys MacHale Park Castlebar will play host to a double header tomorrow evening.

    At 6.30pm the Connacht Junior Football Quarter Final will see Mayo clash with Roscommon.

    That will be followed by the U17 Football clash involving Mayo & Leitrim at 8pm.

    Galway meet Roscommon in the U17 Championship on Friday night at 7pm in Tuam Stadium.

  • Mulryan Construction IFC Knockout Stages
    Sat, 03 Nov,

    Sat, 03 Nov, Venue: Strokestown, Fuerty 2-10 Oran (Football) 1-6


    The division 1 & 2 Allianz National Football League finals will be played in Croke Park on Easter Sunday.

    Roscommon and Cavan meet at 2 o’clock in the Division 2 final – that’s followed at 4pm by the meeting of Galway and Dublin in the Division 1 final.

  • Connacht Minor Football Championship
    Galway 4-17 
    Leitrim 1-11 

    Roscommon 5-18 
    Sligo 1-13

  • FBD League Semi-Finals
    Galway 1-09 
    Mayo 1-09 

    Galway win 4-2 on penalties 

    Roscommon 2-18 
    Sligo 1-16 


  • Connacht Minor Football Final 
    Galway 2-13 
    Roscommon 2-09 

  • Connacht Senior Football Final
    Galway 0-16 
    Roscommon 2-06

  • The Galway team to face Roscommon is

    1. Rory Lavelle
    2. Declan Kyne
    3. Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh
    4. David Wynne
    5. Cathal Sweeney
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Sean Kelly
    8. Paul Conroy
    9. Thomas Flynn
    10. Eamon Brannigan
    11. Shane Walsh
    12. Johnny Heaney
    13. Ian Burke
    14. Damien Comer
    15. Barry McHugh
  • Kevin McStay is to accept a 12-week ban arising from his actions in Saturday's Super-8 meeting of Roscommon and Donegal.

    The Rossies manager was seen to lay hands on referee Ciaran Branagan, and also launched a ball at linesman Niall Cullen in protest at failing to win a free.

    The ban will see McStay miss Roscommon's final Super-8 meeting with Dublin at Croke Park.

    A spokesman for Roscommon GAA says Kevin McStay is accepting the punishment, regrets what happened and has apologised to the referee and linesman.




  • Kevin McStay is facing a 12 week sideline ban after an incident with a linesman in Roscommon's Super 8s defeat to Donegal at Hyde Park on Saturday.

    The Rossies boss could be hit with a charge of minor physical interference with a match official.

    He made contact with linesman and later threw a ball in his direction.

  • Roscommon manager Kevin McStay has named an unchanged side for Sunday's Connacht football final with Galway.

    McStay has seen no reason to alter the starting fifteen that helped the Rossies to a comfortable semi final win over Leitrim last time out.

    12 of the 15 started last year's provincial final win over Galway.


      1. Colm Lavin (Éire Óg)

    2. David Murray (Padraig Pearses) 3.Peter Domican (St Brigid’s) 4. Niall McInerney (St Brigid’s)

    5. John McManus (Roscommon Gaels) 6. Fintan Cregg (Elphin) 7. Brian Stack (St Brigid’s)

      8. Cathal Compton (Strokestown) 9. Tadgh O’Rourke (Tulsk)

    10. Ciarán Murtagh (St Faithleach’s)  11. Enda Smith (Boyle) 12 Conor Devaney (Kilbride)

    13. Donie Smith (Boyle) 14. Diarmuid Murtagh - St. Faithleach’s 15. Niall Kilroy - Fuerty