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Title: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 13, 2017, 09:29:12 AM
I presume it will be another defeat for our boys if we can find the place and the Bus can negotiate the laneway?
Our 2 away trips yielded easy victories for Tyrone and Mayowestros and Monaghan aren't too far behind either of them so anything other than a comfortable home win will be a big surprise.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 13, 2017, 12:29:02 PM
Two D2 level teams going head to head.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 13, 2017, 12:33:47 PM
Bottom of the table with null points has that added sour effect on your demeanour, Sy?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Brapbrap on March 13, 2017, 01:19:17 PM
Two D2 level teams going head to head.

A Division 1 level team and a Division 2/3 level team you complete clown you. Why do you bother your h%@e commenting to stir the pot like you do? You must have an extremely pathetic life if this is where you get your kicks.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: GrandMasterFlash on March 13, 2017, 01:31:16 PM
I presume it will be another defeat for our boys if we can find the place and the Bus can negotiate the laneway?

That's right. And sure if you can't find or negotiate the laneway there'll be helpful locals on hand who will charge you €10/head to shuttle you from civilisation, assuming you make it that far. Be careful however, they only got daylight installed in Inniskeen a fortnight ago.

Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 13, 2017, 01:42:38 PM
Seems to me this is Monaghan's way of getting their own back for Kiltoom last year.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 13, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
Kiltoom was pure bog, Inniskeen is the heartland of immense beauty.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Captain Obvious on March 13, 2017, 01:54:51 PM


Two D2 level teams going head to head.
Both wear blue and white and both are from Ulster I know it could confuse a school lad like yourself Syferus however without trying too shock you too much it's Monaghan a established division one team and not Cavan D2 level that Roscommon will be playing Sunday.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 13, 2017, 02:50:28 PM
I would hope that the Rossies will have a more positive outlook towards the venue than the Tyronies whose penchant for conspiracies theories and complaining got the better of them in 2010.

http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=124793 (http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=124793)

"We are slightly surprised we're being taken to Inniskeen, especially when Derry will be playing in Scotstown in a few weeks time and Cork have already played there," Tyrone county board chairman, Dominic McCaughney told the Irish Daily Mirror" 
(understatement in bold)

"We have to accept Monaghan's explanation that Inniskeen has a bigger capacity"
(but we know their explanation is a crock of s...)

"but that has to be set against the inconvenience for the travelling supporters and the team."

(So even if that crock of shít explanation was true, it still does not make Inniskeen a bona fide venue for this game)


Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: seafoid on March 14, 2017, 12:03:20 PM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: armaghniac on March 14, 2017, 12:44:42 PM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.

Longer than Roscommon, I imagine.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: straightred on March 14, 2017, 01:29:43 PM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.

It will always be a struggle for them but they have done remarkably well and they also seem to have brought a few new players in this year. If you look at this population list you have to say that Rossies, Cavan and monaghan are all boxing way above their weight evenin being in div 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_counties_by_population

They must all be doing something right at grass roots organisational level to be competing at the top level while others with vastly greater populations are languishing below them (e.g. Meath, Kildare, Cork and Galway).
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 14, 2017, 01:46:26 PM
Antrim and Wicklow too!
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 14, 2017, 02:02:02 PM
The county is a shambles organizationally. Everyone bar Dublin would be rightly fúcked if we ever found a few good fellas to run the county.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 14, 2017, 03:57:34 PM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
As long as Malachy O'Rourke remains as manager.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on March 15, 2017, 09:40:32 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.

It will always be a struggle for them but they have done remarkably well and they also seem to have brought a few new players in this year. If you look at this population list you have to say that Rossies, Cavan and monaghan are all boxing way above their weight evenin being in div 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_counties_by_population

They must all be doing something right at grass roots organisational level to be competing at the top level while others with vastly greater populations are languishing below them (e.g. Meath, Kildare, Cork and Galway).

Benefits of concentrating on one code.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 15, 2017, 09:53:44 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.

It will always be a struggle for them but they have done remarkably well and they also seem to have brought a few new players in this year. If you look at this population list you have to say that Rossies, Cavan and monaghan are all boxing way above their weight evenin being in div 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_counties_by_population

They must all be doing something right at grass roots organisational level to be competing at the top level while others with vastly greater populations are languishing below them (e.g. Meath, Kildare, Cork and Galway).

Benefits of concentrating on one code.

Galway is a strange county that way. South concentrates on hurling, north and west football. Obviously exceptions I'm sure.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on March 15, 2017, 10:35:53 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.

It will always be a struggle for them but they have done remarkably well and they also seem to have brought a few new players in this year. If you look at this population list you have to say that Rossies, Cavan and monaghan are all boxing way above their weight evenin being in div 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_counties_by_population

They must all be doing something right at grass roots organisational level to be competing at the top level while others with vastly greater populations are languishing below them (e.g. Meath, Kildare, Cork and Galway).

Benefits of concentrating on one code.

Galway is a strange county that way. South concentrates on hurling, north and west football. Obviously exceptions I'm sure.

Most dual counties are that way, football here, hurling there.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 15, 2017, 10:46:01 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.

It will always be a struggle for them but they have done remarkably well and they also seem to have brought a few new players in this year. If you look at this population list you have to say that Rossies, Cavan and monaghan are all boxing way above their weight evenin being in div 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Irish_counties_by_population

They must all be doing something right at grass roots organisational level to be competing at the top level while others with vastly greater populations are languishing below them (e.g. Meath, Kildare, Cork and Galway).

Benefits of concentrating on one code.

Hurling is a lot stronger in Roscommon than in Cavan or even Monaghan. What other excuses do ya have?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 15, 2017, 11:31:01 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
As long as Malachy O'Rourke remains as manager.
We are doing well under Malachy but we'd like to do better.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: oliverkelly on March 15, 2017, 11:47:19 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
As long as Malachy O'Rourke remains as manager.
We are doing well under Malachy but we'd like to do better.

Dont get ahead of yourselves though, Some people taught the same in Roscommon during Evans era and we shafted him sending us back years IMO
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 15, 2017, 11:57:30 AM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
As long as Malachy O'Rourke remains as manager.
We are doing well under Malachy but we'd like to do better.

Dont get ahead of yourselves though, Some people taught the same in Roscommon during Evans era and we shafted him sending us back years IMO

It can't have set us back years when we weren't winning championship matches under Evans. At least O'Rourke won a few Ulster Senior Rugby Championship titles.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: oliverkelly on March 15, 2017, 12:18:52 PM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
As long as Malachy O'Rourke remains as manager.
We are doing well under Malachy but we'd like to do better.

Dont get ahead of yourselves though, Some people taught the same in Roscommon during Evans era and we shafted him sending us back years IMO

It can't have set us back years when we weren't winning championship matches under Evans. At least O'Rourke won a few Ulster Senior Rugby Championship titles.

In my opinion it has Syf. We are back to square one now we a young team and really we are a D2 side at present. Under Evans we had made steady progress in 2014(Within a point of Mayo) and 2015(Got to D1), I agree championship performances were not the best but we were riddled with injuries in 2015 and still would have beaten Sligo and Fermanagh had we not been hard done by match officaials in both games. The point i was making to Main Street Malachy O'Rourke is one of the top managers in the game at the minute and although poster would like see them do better i think they are doing unbelieveable well with resources available to them i.e Population.

Anyway on the game i feel this is a game we might get something out of, No pressure as we are all but gone down. Few injuries clearing up and the good weather will have the pitches in better condition which will suit us better anyway.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Maroon Manc on March 15, 2017, 02:06:04 PM
How many club does Monaghan have?

If they can win an Ulster final you'd have to fancy them to finally win a quarter final. When was the last time Monaghan won a championship game in Croke Park?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: cluaineois on March 15, 2017, 02:13:50 PM
How many club does Monaghan have?

If they can win an Ulster final you'd have to fancy them to finally win a quarter final. When was the last time Monaghan won a championship game in Croke Park?
2014 v Kildare
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 15, 2017, 03:23:33 PM
Jases Oliver you changing your tune?
Last year McStay was a combination of God and Superman :o
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: oliverkelly on March 15, 2017, 03:38:45 PM
Jases Oliver you changing your tune?
Last year McStay was a combination of God and Superman :o

I was always an Evans fan Rossfan and feel our biggest mistake was getting rid of him. I dont think i have ever really came out and praising McStay and and made him out to be any sort of god but i have always said i would prefer him over O'Donnell.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 15, 2017, 03:39:44 PM
I wonder how long Monaghan can stay in D1. The team seems to have peaked and the older lads have been retiring.
As long as Malachy O'Rourke remains as manager.
We are doing well under Malachy but we'd like to do better.

Dont get ahead of yourselves though, Some people taught the same in Roscommon during Evans era and we shafted him sending us back years IMO
We'd like to do better under Malachy.
I think Malachy would agree.
That's not getting ahead of ourselves, that's pushing on from the plateau where we tend to linger,
securing Div 1 status, an ulster final and a game in Croke Park (things we variously achieve, don't achieve or really achieve in)

But first things first, let's do much better against Roscommon :D
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 15, 2017, 04:14:25 PM
Patterson, Corc and Featherston in for us. Good changes.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 15, 2017, 07:06:33 PM
Well see on Sunday ;)
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: twohands!!! on March 15, 2017, 10:10:24 PM
Jases Oliver you changing your tune?
Last year McStay was a combination of God and Superman :o

Guperman ?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 16, 2017, 07:28:43 AM
Jases Oliver you changing your tune?
Last year McStay was a combination of God and Superman :o

Guperman ?

The only people who refer to Mcstay as God/superman/action man or last year "dream team" are those that never wanted him in charge in the first place. I find it pathetic to use these labels and it undermines any valid critisism they may have.

Oliver in fairness was a hugh JE fan and one of the few to give Kevin a chance.

A bit of realism is needed in Ros we are no longer playing in D3& D2(next year) so picking up wins in this league is a lot harder. Something those who constantly snipe at Mcstay seem to forget. The jump is massive. We did very well last year to beat 4. The best team we beat under JE was down and they  won their first game in 22 months recently.

I've not seen enough of Mcstay yet to either say he is or isn't up to the job. He has put his stamp on the panel and will live or die so to speak on those decisions and I respect that. There have been a few worrying performances but until we see them play championship this yr  or a lower division teams it's hard to judge his performance.

Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: The Subbie on March 16, 2017, 09:49:33 AM
It's great fun watching the roscommunists tear into one another!
Keep it up lads!
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 16, 2017, 10:10:33 AM
It's great fun watching the roscommunists tear into one another!
Keep it up lads!

Nothing wrong with healthy debate.  You must have a boring auld time if reading our posts is considered fun.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 16, 2017, 11:02:30 AM
The paint must all be dried in his own County. ;D
First time I heard the term "dream team" was in August 2015 from one of the "underminers" when they were trying to stop the Co Board executive Re appointing JE.
Anyway we were told last August that if we could only get Fergal out of the way we'd be wonderful altogether.
He's gone and I find we've played 6 games v County teams.
6 defeats
Scored 6-76
Conceded 8-97.
I know it took Moses 40 years to find the Promised Land but GAA followers aren't that patient.
We live in hope as always......but I'm a sceptic....
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: armaghniac on March 16, 2017, 11:03:12 AM
It's great fun watching the roscommunists tear into one another!
Keep it up lads!

Nothing wrong with healthy debate.  You must have a boring auld time if reading our posts is considered fun.

There are some master debaters here, they must be very healthy.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 16, 2017, 04:44:14 PM
The paint must all be dried in his own County. ;D
First time I heard the term "dream team" was in August 2015 from one of the "underminers" when they were trying to stop the Co Board executive Re appointing JE.
Anyway we were told last August that if we could only get Fergal out of the way we'd be wonderful altogether.
He's gone and I find we've played 6 games v County teams.
6 defeats
Scored 6-76
Conceded 8-97.
I know it took Moses 40 years to find the Promised Land but GAA followers aren't that patient.
We live in hope as always......but I'm a sceptic....

more fool you for to listening to people who deal in absolutes.

 should we expect to beat Mayo, Kerry, tyrone, Donegal and Galway.  throw some context into your analysis of 6 defeats. 2 FBD games!! The only positive results in recent years against those team involved mcstay, draw against Galway (poor performance)  and beating donegal & Kerry.

I don't know where the impatients comes from its 37 yrs since an all Ireland appearance, 26 since a semi etc.

Not saying McStay is doing a great job but it's not like we are playing opposition we expect or are used to beating.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 16, 2017, 05:21:09 PM
I'd say impatience coming in proportion to the expenses the management are being recompensed for ;)
I suspect the management are staking a lot on hitting peak fitness mid July and if a smash n grab Connacht title was captured no one would give a fcuk about the League or what Division we were in.
However if lads' confidences are shattered by a very bad NFL campaign things might only get worse.
Those wins over Kerry and Donegal last year happened when FO'D was Manager too.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 16, 2017, 05:42:15 PM
I'd say impatience coming in proportion to the expenses the management are being recompensed for ;)
I suspect the management are staking a lot on hitting peak fitness mid July and if a smash n grab Connacht title was captured no one would give a fcuk about the League or what Division we were in.
However if lads' confidences are shattered by a very bad NFL campaign things might only get worse.
Those wins over Kerry and Donegal last year happened when FO'D was Manager too.

I'd say travel from Kerry was more expensive than ros town!!! Please don't say the dogs in the street know how much everyone is paid!

I'd say lads confidence are shattered more by people telling them they are not county standard online , at matches and former players on the local radio than losing to teams who have won or been in all Ireland recently. I'd think they are more grounded than supporters.

I'm fairly familiar with the management team last year hence why I used the term involved. Either this is mcstays second year and he gets some credit for those performances last year or it was Fod in charge last year and Mcstay gets no credit which should mean you would consider this mcstays 1st year.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 16, 2017, 06:31:17 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 16, 2017, 07:07:01 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Is that from the man on the bar stool. I'm sure the inebriated wouldn't mix up the money a manger is getting and the money being spent on coaching..
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 16, 2017, 09:32:20 PM
My source is a very sober person. ;)
Have we any hope of a  win Sunday?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 16, 2017, 09:43:51 PM
My source is a very sober person. ;)
Have we any hope of a  win Sunday?

There is not much to suggest we will. I'll be more interested in the performance of the players that have come in, see how we fair in the middle/kick outs and if we have gone anyway to address short coming in the backs.

Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: oliverkelly on March 16, 2017, 11:44:48 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

The figure doing the round is last years management package are of McStay and FOD getting roughly 75k McHale and Casey 35k and Bohan who wouldn't get a club job in Roscommon getting 25k

To my eye we are saving massive money but having current management and all reports from current squad are they are more than happy with set up. This year was geared towards summer from day 1 lets see what happens before the knifes come out
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 17, 2017, 12:09:14 AM
Co Board cut €200k from County Senior panel budget.
I suspect that's why we went with a NFL panel of 30, 1 of whom is in Lebanon till April and a few more have/had injuries.
Anyway let's hope we see some semblance of improvement in defence so we can at least keep the score down when we arrive in the "geared for" Summer.
A few players biting tongues for the greater good I believe and fair play to them for doing it.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Cunny Funt on March 17, 2017, 01:35:39 AM
The paint must all be dried in his own County. ;D
First time I heard the term "dream team" was in August 2015 from one of the "underminers" when they were trying to stop the Co Board executive Re appointing JE.
Anyway we were told last August that if we could only get Fergal out of the way we'd be wonderful altogether.
He's gone and I find we've played 6 games v County teams.
6 defeats
Scored 6-76
Conceded 8-97.
I know it took Moses 40 years to find the Promised Land but GAA followers aren't that patient.
We live in hope as always......but I'm a sceptic....

more fool you for to listening to people who deal in absolutes.

 should we expect to beat Mayo, Kerry, tyrone, Donegal and Galway.  throw some context into your analysis of 6 defeats. 2 FBD games!! The only positive results in recent years against those team involved mcstay, draw against Galway (poor performance)  and beating donegal & Kerry.

I don't know where the impatients comes from its 37 yrs since an all Ireland appearance, 26 since a semi etc.

Not saying McStay is doing a great job but it's not like we are playing opposition we expect or are used to beating.
If Leicester City or Connacht Rugby had that type of attitude they wouldnt have produced the great underdog stories of 2016.

Not so much impatient I'd say but more acceptance. It seems supporters like yourself will just shrug
 your shoulders once relegation is 100% confirmed and say so what it was expected.

Maybe it's just me but a team that got 8 points last year in division one should be getting at least 4 points this year and if they go down at least go down fighting.



Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 17, 2017, 12:43:39 PM
The paint must all be dried in his own County. ;D
First time I heard the term "dream team" was in August 2015 from one of the "underminers" when they were trying to stop the Co Board executive Re appointing JE.
Anyway we were told last August that if we could only get Fergal out of the way we'd be wonderful altogether.
He's gone and I find we've played 6 games v County teams.
6 defeats
Scored 6-76
Conceded 8-97.
I know it took Moses 40 years to find the Promised Land but GAA followers aren't that patient.
We live in hope as always......but I'm a sceptic....

more fool you for to listening to people who deal in absolutes.

 should we expect to beat Mayo, Kerry, tyrone, Donegal and Galway.  throw some context into your analysis of 6 defeats. 2 FBD games!! The only positive results in recent years against those team involved mcstay, draw against Galway (poor performance)  and beating donegal & Kerry.

I don't know where the impatients comes from its 37 yrs since an all Ireland appearance, 26 since a semi etc.

Not saying McStay is doing a great job but it's not like we are playing opposition we expect or are used to beating.
If Leicester City or Connacht Rugby had that type of attitude they wouldnt have produced the great underdog stories of 2016.

Not so much impatient I'd say but more acceptance. It seems supporters like yourself will just shrug
 your shoulders once relegation is 100% confirmed and say so what it was expected.

Maybe it's just me but a team that got 8 points last year in division one should be getting at least 4 points this year and if they go down at least go down fighting.

What type of attitude are you attributing to me? Maybe we had our Leicester story last year but didn't finish it off. I like to live in reality.i think we have a chance against anyone bar the dubs but I also don't think it's the end of world if we loss. If this was D2 or D3 I'd have s different attitude.

not that I've shrugged my shoulder but whatever I'd do wouldn't make one bit of difference to ros football. If I was positive negative neutral it makes no difference. Should I slag manager and players when we loss would that be a better  approach for you.

This is not the same team as last year. You ask any of the expert ros supporters last year and they will tell you we only beat teams as we were fitter earlier in the year. We don't have that luxury this year.

So I'll continue supporting my way avoid the radio rants and doomsday merchants.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: seafoid on March 17, 2017, 12:59:03 PM
I was hoping Ros would have a good year this year. A really competitive Connacht championship would be good for everyone
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on March 17, 2017, 01:47:36 PM
I was hoping Ros would have a good year this year. A really competitive Connacht championship would be good for everyone

Its early days. It's not over yet. Late 80's early 90's is the last time there was an extended period of all 3 being very competitive. There were other shorter periods late 90s also.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 17, 2017, 02:23:44 PM
At this stage the Galway/Rhubarbs game is the Connacht Final.
But the CF is in July so hopefully perspectives will have changed by then.
First we need to learn some basic defending!!
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: The Subbie on March 18, 2017, 09:45:27 AM
It's great fun watching the roscommunists tear into one another!
Keep it up lads!

Nothing wrong with healthy debate.  You must have a boring auld time if reading our posts is considered fun.

More Roscommunist angst , lovely .

Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 18, 2017, 02:24:24 PM
Which Connacht county has the most infighting healthy debate?
Healthy in this context is just a random word in a random place which may or may not fit..
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 18, 2017, 02:47:56 PM
For Monaghan, Colin Walshe still out injured and Dermot Malone is suspended, .
Dermot being that player with the stunning knock out light touch.

Vinny Corey is on the subs list.

The Monaghan team named is
Rory Beggan
Fintan Kelly Drew Wylie (capt) Ryan Wylie
Ryan McAnespie Neil McAdam Karl O'Connell 
Darren and Kieran Hughes
Dessie Ward Shane Carey Gavin Doogan
Kieran Duffy Jack McCarron Conor McManus

Subs: Conor Forde, Owen Coyle, Karl McQuaid, Vincent Corey, James Mealiff, Brian Greenan, Thomas Kerr, Owen Duffy, Conor McCarthy, Stephen Gollogly, Micheál Bannigan.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 18, 2017, 04:38:13 PM
At this stage the Galway/Rhubarbs game is the Connacht Final.
But the CF is in July so hopefully perspectives will have changed by then.
First we need to learn some basic defending!!

Sure Galway are shite themselves. Maybe you can get JP to just give the Nestor to Mayo and save the rest of us the hassle of playing the games?

90% of our panel could get J1s sorted for the summer then.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 19, 2017, 02:50:01 PM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.


Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: The Black Mamba on March 19, 2017, 02:53:49 PM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Monaghan's average league score so far has been 11 points. They've already beaten that in one half ...
Our defence is asking far too much of our forwards.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 19, 2017, 03:25:55 PM
You know things are bad for Ros when Willie throws in the towel, albeit very reluctantly though just as Monaghan edge 12 points ahead.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Beffs on March 19, 2017, 03:33:26 PM
Up by 2

C'mon Chyavaaaaannnn !!!!
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 19, 2017, 03:52:51 PM
Fcuk that! Wish I had got lost somewhere!!
We
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: weareros on March 19, 2017, 04:30:20 PM
Think it's time for Roscommon County board instead of demanding an apology  to apologise themselves to Sheerin. It's scandalous that we are allowing Maughan The sequel to unfold before our eyes.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: twohands!!! on March 19, 2017, 04:40:08 PM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Monaghan's average league score so far has been 11 points. They've already beaten that in one half ...
Our defence is asking far too much of our forwards.

Scores conceded
Tyrone 18
Donegal 16
Mayo 20
Kerry 20
Monaghan 19

Total of 93 which is almost an average of 19 scores a game

4 of those 93 scores were goals which isn't too bad [ Kerry and Mayo have both conceded 4 goals and Donegal 5]
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Blowitupref on March 19, 2017, 04:58:48 PM
Watching this game now it was very much in the balance at 14 to 10 with less than twenty 20 mins to go. The first Monaghan goal seemed to set them up for a comfortable win and the Roscommon confidence drained from it.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 19, 2017, 05:51:13 PM
We'd be mighty if we were playing hurling.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 19, 2017, 06:00:24 PM
Watching this game now it was very much in the balance at 14 to 10 with less than twenty 20 mins to go. The first Monaghan goal seemed to set them up for a comfortable win and the Roscommon confidence drained from it.
Deferred viewing, what channel is/was it on?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Blowitupref on March 19, 2017, 06:17:59 PM
Watching this game now it was very much in the balance at 14 to 10 with less than twenty 20 mins to go. The first Monaghan goal seemed to set them up for a comfortable win and the Roscommon confidence drained from it.
Deferred viewing, what channel is/was it on?
Full deferred viewing was on TG4.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 19, 2017, 06:36:04 PM
Watching this game now it was very much in the balance at 14 to 10 with less than twenty 20 mins to go. The first Monaghan goal seemed to set them up for a comfortable win and the Roscommon confidence drained from it.
Deferred viewing, what channel is/was it on?
Full deferred viewing was on TG4.
Did any of you Rossies not think that it would be the polite thing to inform the thread that the game was going to be deferred viewing on the the connacht tv station?
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 19, 2017, 06:37:29 PM
Watching this game now it was very much in the balance at 14 to 10 with less than twenty 20 mins to go. The first Monaghan goal seemed to set them up for a comfortable win and the Roscommon confidence drained from it.
Deferred viewing, what channel is/was it on?
Full deferred viewing was on TG4.
Did any of you Rossies not think that it would be the polite thing to inform the thread that the game was going to be deferred viewing on the the connacht tv station?

Burnt the hard drive I recorded it on already.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 19, 2017, 06:54:21 PM
Watching this game now it was very much in the balance at 14 to 10 with less than twenty 20 mins to go. The first Monaghan goal seemed to set them up for a comfortable win and the Roscommon confidence drained from it.
Deferred viewing, what channel is/was it on?
Full deferred viewing was on TG4.
Did any of you Rossies not think that it would be the polite thing to inform the thread that the game was going to be deferred viewing on the the connacht tv station?

Burnt the hard drive I recorded it on already.
Commiserations.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: weareros on March 19, 2017, 11:20:20 PM
McStay called it "a moral victory". Funny, I thought we were hammered myself. He's now gone from playing the persecuted martyr in the hail last week (with Marty playing the sympathetic parishioner - "Was it  Gay Sheerin?") to Comical Ali this week. I predicted last year he'd be gone before the championship. I hope I am right but doubtful if he thinks that's a moral victory.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 19, 2017, 11:24:16 PM
McStay called it "a moral victory". Funny, I thought we were hammered myself. He's now gone from playing the persecuted martyr in the hail last week (with Marty playing the sympathetic parishioner - "Was it  Gay Sheerin?") to Comical Ali this week. I predicted last year he'd be gone before the championship. I hope I am right but doubtful if he thinks that's a moral victory.

If we get rid the players better be planning on self-organizing their training because no one in the right mind wants to manage Roscommon.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: weareros on March 19, 2017, 11:38:43 PM
McStay called it "a moral victory". Funny, I thought we were hammered myself. He's now gone from playing the persecuted martyr in the hail last week (with Marty playing the sympathetic parishioner - "Was it  Gay Sheerin?") to Comical Ali this week. I predicted last year he'd be gone before the championship. I hope I am right but doubtful if he thinks that's a moral victory.

If we get rid the players better be planning on self-organizing their training because no one in the right mind wants to manage Roscommon.

Good. It might stop the know it alls in the county going after the customary high profile wafflers.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 19, 2017, 11:42:08 PM
"Nige" wanted to manage Ros. ;)
All the usual sh1te today- no marking, no tracking the Monaghan men, no obvious game plan, 6 and 7 men around the ball, no one seizing initiatives etc etc etc
I'd like to think we're in the middle of heavy training but feck me could we not have a but of organisation to put up some semblance of a defence?
Least you'd expect for the sums mentioned by Oliver.
O'Malley, McInerney, Smiths to a point, C Murtagh in the first half and Devaney in the closing stages.
Rest the less said the better.
No marks to Inniskeen/Monaghan CB for the tattered Tricolour.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 19, 2017, 11:45:28 PM
"Nige" wanted to manage Ros. ;)
All the usual sh1te today- no marking, no tracking the Monaghan men, no obvious game plan, 6 and 7 men around the ball, no one seizing initiatives etc etc etc
I'd like to think we're in the middle of heavy training but feck me could we not have a but of organisation to put up some semblance of a defence?
Least you'd expect for the sums mentioned by Oliver.
O'Malley, McInerney, Smiths to a point, C Murtagh in the first half and Devaney in the closing stages.
Rest the less said the better.
No marks to Inniskeen/Monaghan CB for the tattered Tricolour.

The Nige wanted to do a Johnno and raise his political profile by taking the county job.. though looking at how most Roscommon managers end up being regarded in the county he may have not thought his plan through very well.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 19, 2017, 11:55:13 PM
Would he have done any worse than have us rock bottom of the League and relegated with 2 games left?
And he'd have done the job for free dinners and a sponsored car ;D
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 19, 2017, 11:58:05 PM
Would he have done any worse than have us rock bottom of the League and relegated with 2 games left?
And he'd have done the job for free dinners and a sponsored car ;D

Well McStay is having trouble parking the bus, but Nige is well accustomed with throw people under it so.. yeah, we would.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: moysider on March 20, 2017, 12:32:13 AM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 20, 2017, 12:49:26 AM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: moysider on March 20, 2017, 01:13:51 AM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 20, 2017, 01:46:22 AM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.

Tell that to Kevin McStay.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 20, 2017, 08:40:03 AM
If Willie went by Mainest roads he'd have done Ros Longford Westmeath Kildare Meath Louth and Monaghan.
Good oul mileage claim too.
Saw Gay at the match. Love to have met him afterwards to hear his views.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 20, 2017, 10:28:28 AM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.
FFS  ::)
I didn't write St Patrick's day
A St Patrick's Parade, held on a Sunday, meant he had to take a detour, once he hit the road block outside some town
Some of you Mayo people exist to make Rossies appear smart.


Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: twohands!!! on March 20, 2017, 04:37:35 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: moysider on March 20, 2017, 05:06:29 PM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.
FFS  ::)
I didn't write St Patrick's day
A St Patrick's Parade, held on a Sunday, meant he had to take a detour, once he hit the road block outside some town
Some of you Mayo people exist to make Rossies appear smart.

I was only rippin the piss out of Willie!!
That's still some detour or some big town. A 7 county detour would have taken him around Tokyo.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 20, 2017, 05:40:45 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
He won't.  He might run into a lot worse though!
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 20, 2017, 06:01:17 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
He won't.  He might run into a lot worse though!

Pretty sure McStay can handle the donkey whisperer in a fight.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Main Street on March 20, 2017, 06:36:54 PM
Shannonside Willie says he had to cross through 7 counties to get to Inniskeen. Roscommon throwing the kitchen sink at Monaghan, but the home side have drawn away to lead by 4 points at ht.

Willie probably went via Naas.
Some St Pats parade somewhere meant an alternate route had to be made,
Nevertheless I got the impression that traveling through 7 different counties was a big deal for Willie.

St. Patrick's Day was Friday ffs. Even if he was was coming from Cork he would have to go out of his way to go through 7 counties. The man's mad of course - but nice mad.
FFS  ::)
I didn't write St Patrick's day
A St Patrick's Parade, held on a Sunday, meant he had to take a detour, once he hit the road block outside some town
Some of you Mayo people exist to make Rossies appear smart.

I was only rippin the piss out of Willie!!
That's still some detour or some big town. A 7 county detour would have taken him around Tokyo.
The middle of Ireland is all a bit of a muddle  to me.  If he hit a road block outside some town and had to backtrack, he could be counting the same county twice.  He starts out of Roscommon  then via Athlone to  Westmeath,  Longford,  Cavan  Then he goes on the Monaghan ring road  which  cuts though Fermanagh  into Monaghan,  then enters dangerous  bandit territory in Armagh before coming back in to Monaghan again. 
He might have missed the turn off to Inniskeen  and before turning back he decided to stop at that pub which serves a nice pint near Hackballscross and that's in Louth.
There you are.
All in all,  that would  a normal enough trip for a thirsty wild untamed westerner on a day out, with a microphone in his inside pocket.

Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 20, 2017, 06:44:54 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
He won't.  He might run into a lot worse though!

Pretty sure McStay can handle the donkey whisperer in a fight.
Translation please.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Syferus on March 20, 2017, 07:16:44 PM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
He won't.  He might run into a lot worse though!

Pretty sure McStay can handle the donkey whisperer in a fight.
Translation please.

Nope.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: moysider on March 20, 2017, 10:31:14 PM

Who/what is the donkey whisperer? I wonder??
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: weareros on March 21, 2017, 12:29:44 AM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
He won't.  He might run into a lot worse though!

Pretty sure McStay can handle the donkey whisperer in a fight.
Translation please.

Nope.

I ass-ume you are referring to the funniest thing ever posted on stolen-sheep. Beyond hilarious if true.
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: oliverkelly on March 21, 2017, 10:16:09 AM
All I'll say on the "expenses" front is that poor oul Evans is fairly green with envy.
The current package is common knowledge about the County.

Heard that Evans had issues with getting his "expenses" paid in a timely manner.

I wonder if McStay might run into the same issue down the line....
He won't.  He might run into a lot worse though!

Pretty sure McStay can handle the donkey whisperer in a fight.
Translation please.

Nope.

I ass-ume you are referring to the funniest thing ever posted on stolen-sheep. Beyond hilarious if true.

It is 100% true
Title: Re: Monaghan v Ros, Middle of nowhere 19th March
Post by: Rossfan on March 21, 2017, 10:45:41 AM
Help. I'm lost here :-\
What's true?
Evans not paid?
McStay fighting with an ass daler?
Syfīn being daft?