Congratulations to our Chairperson, Brian Carroll who has formally taken up the role of Chairperson of the Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) at today’s annual Congress in Newry.

This is a great honour for Brian, his family, Kilmore GAA and Roscommon GAA.


The Camogie Association, the GAA and the LGFA have today
revealed 2027 as the proposed date for their plans for full
integration between the three organisations.
Over the past 18 months the views of members and officials across
all three associations have been sought and following detailed
discussions in the period since, 2027 has been earmarked as the
proposed date for completion of the process.
The Steering Group for Integration, chaired by former Uachtarán
na hÉireann Mary McAleese, has been charged with devising
proposals which will be put to the membership of the three
organisations with a view to full integration.
In the coming weeks the Annual Congresses of the three bodies
will be updated on the work of the last year and a half and plans
for the next 36 months.
With detailed feedback gained from the extensive listening process
which amongst other elements involved 30,000 respondents to
Ireland’s largest ever survey, cross-organisational working groups,
representing both staff and the volunteer base of the
organisations, were established in November of 2023.
Tasked with addressing areas highlighted throughout the listening
process such as Facilities, Finance, Fixtures, Human Resources,
Membership and Player Welfare, these groups worked through the
finer details and considerations of how each of these areas could
operate in an integrated organisation. Proposals from these
working groups, coupled with feedback from the consultative
process with county boards, provincial councils, player
representatives, staff and members provided the basis on which
the pathway to Integration has been developed.
Among these proposals there were specific recommendations
around alignment of membership, the development of models to
facilitate facility management and opportunities to review fixtures
throughout 2024.
Iar-Uachtaráin na hÉireann, Mary McAleese, Chair of the Steering
Group on Integration, said: “The Steering Group on Integration,
after 18 months of intense listening and discussion, has now a
recommended pathway to what will be the most historic
development in Gaelic games and that is One Association for all of
Gaelic games by 2027.
“Gaelic games are about to enter a new era. We are now at a point
where the will of the members of the Gaelic Games Associations
on integration can be delivered if our recommendations are
followed and acted upon and made real.”
Camogie Association President Hilda Breslin said: “Today marks a
significant milestone for the Camogie Association, signifying a
thrilling new chapter in our journey. Today is filled with excitement
as we embark on a path of progress, merging to become one club,
one county, one province, one congress, one association. This
momentous step towards unity, equality and inclusivity is a
testament to our shared goal of creating an environment that
champions excellence and supports the holistic development of
our players.
“Our vision is to foster the growth of Gaelic games and contribute
to the overall health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Central
to the realisation of this vision is our dedicated volunteer network,
the backbone of our association. Their passion and commitment
drive us forward, making this not just an association but a
collective endeavour that belongs to each and every one of them.
It is their combined efforts that will propel us to our 2027 goal.
“This is more than just an organisational shift. Together, we are
actively recognising the vital role of women in sport, emphasising
inclusivity, progress, and the collective strength of our association.”
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said: “One of the biggest ever
sports surveys of its kind, with more than 30,000 responses,
produced an overwhelming majority in favour of integration.
“That gave the SGI the mandate to make the dream of One
Association a reality. We now have a roadmap to deliver an
exciting future for all three Associations that will benefit all of our
players, our clubs and the communities they represent.
“Working together, these proposals represent a new dawn for
Gaelic games, and we will be committed to its development and its
success. I’d like to thank Mary McAleese for her stewardship of the
SGI and look forward to presenting details of this proposal to our
respective congress gatherings in the coming weeks.”
Mícheál Naughton, LGFA President said: “We have come a long
way since the formation of the LGFA in 1974 and as we prepare to
celebrate our 50th anniversary in July, it’s time now to embrace
the next chapter in the development of our game.
“We are rightly proud of our progress and, as a strong and vibrant
sport, Ladies Gaelic Football will only be strengthened and
enhanced through integration. I have been proud to work on the
Steering Group on Integration and our work will continue as we
move forward with renewed purpose and focus.”
Members of the three organisations can expect to see progress
across the following areas in the three-year window ahead:
· Joint Fixtures Review Workgroup
· A detailed audit of existing facilities
· Facilities Equal access policy implementation
· National Childrens Office
· Updated One Club Guidance and Support and significant adoption
of this model
· One Membership
· One Injury benefit fund
· One Staffing structure
For more information contact:
gill.waters@camogie.ie / alan.milton@gaa.ie /Jackie.cahill@lgfa.ie

Our senior footballers take on Monaghan in the 4th round of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday at 1:45pm at Dr. Hyde Park. 

Gates will open at 12:15pm. 

Due to construction works at Dr. Hyde Park, access to the stand will be strictly via the County Home Road entrance and access to the terrace will be via the Athlone Road side of the ground.

This match is All Ticket. 

Adult – €20.00

Student/OAP – €15.00

Children U16 are free.

❌ Tickets will not be on sale at the venue.

❗️Please have your tickets ready for scanning as you approach the turnstiles.

Tickets are available to purchase online via the link below.

http://bit.ly/499H8WP

Tickets are also available to purchase from the following SuperValu and Centra stores. 

Tarmonbarry;

Centra N39 N5D2

Strokestown;

SuperValu F42XC56

Carrick on Shannon;

Glancy’s SuperValu N41 C9W4

Roscommon;

Fleming’s SuperValu F42 XT22

Monksland

Smith’s SuperValu N37 N4N8

Castlerea;

Cahill’s SuperValu F45 D9N3

Ballaghadereen;

Duffy’s SuperValu F45 NC84

Boyle;

Kelly’s SuperValu F52 HF95

Matchday programmes will be on sale inside both gates for €4.

This match will not be televised nor streamed live

❗️Beware of scammers who offer streaming via comments attached to Roscommon GAA posts.

There will be live updates on Shannonside FM. 

Allianz Football League Division One

Dublin 1-19 Roscommon 1-12

By Paul Keane at Croke Park

Dublin’s best performance of the season so far secured their first win of the Allianz League campaign and amounted to a fitting tribute to the late Shane O’Hanlon.

Just days on from the sudden and unexpected passing of their long-time backroom team member, the All-Ireland title holders courageously summoned their best form following opening round defeats to Monaghan and Mayo.

Dublin GAA chairman Mick Seavers wrote in the match programme of how Dublin would be ‘united in remembering him, on and off the pitch’ and supporters at Croke Park duly paid their respects in the moments before throw-in.

When the action began, Con O’Callaghan emerged as Dublin’s lead man and, wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of James McCarthy, turned in a terrific display which yielded seven points.

Five of those scores were from play while the other came from a converted free that he won himself and an advanced mark.

Wearing number nine but playing close to goal at full-forward, he tormented full-back Brian Stack. Sean Bugler wasn’t far off him for the Man of the Match award.

Roscommon were still right in it at half-time, trailing by just a point, and had a goal shout in the 17th minute waved away by referee Sean Hurson who adjudged that the excellent Daire Cregg had hand-passed the ball directly to the net.

Davy Burke’s side couldn’t live with Dublin in the second-half though and Niall Scully’s 55th minute goal opened up a seven-point lead and all but killed off the midlanders who badly need a first win of the campaign next weekend at home to Monaghan. Dublin will return to Croke Park next Saturday to play Kerry in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final.

Dublin initially named an unchanged team from the side that lost by a point to Mayo in Castlebar in Round 2 though John Small, Eoin Murchan and Peadar O Cofaigh Byrne were late additions.

Greg McEneaney, Jack McCaffrey and Colm Basquel made way while Brian Howard, making his seasonal return, Liam Smith and Cian O’Connor were added to the list of substitutes.

James Fitzpatrick, fresh off a strong Sigerson Cup run with Maynooth University, came into the published Roscommon lineup for Cian Connolly.

In all, it amounted to five changes to the Roscommon team from the lineout against Galway in Round 2.

Defender Stack, Conor Hussey, Evan Flynn, Shane Cunnane and Fitzpatrick replaced Niall Daly, Robbie Dolan, Donie Smith, Ben O’Carroll and Connolly.

A number of matchups immediately caught the eye; O’Callaghan and Roscommon full-back Stack, Enda Smith and O Cofaigh Byrne at midfield and the Cregg-Murchan battle in front of Hill 16.

Cregg had a stormer midweek in the Sigerson Cup final for UCD, scoring nine points in the defeat to Ulster University, and hit the ground running here.

He plagued Dublin’s defence, scoring two first-half points and going so close to grabbing a 17th minute goal. Murtagh set him free with a hand-pass over the top, allowing Cregg to get in behind MacMahon along the right endline. Cregg’s hand-pass for a point appeared to glance off MacMahon’s outstretched fingertips before looping into the net though referee Sean Hurson gave a free out for a hand-passed goal.

Dublin edged the first quarter by 0-5 to 0-3 with O’Callaghan causing real bother for Stack and pinching two points. The Cuala man then won a free that goalkeeper David O’Hanlon converted and with 20 minutes on the clock Dublin held a double scorers 0-6 to 0-3 lead.

Roscommon were better in the second quarter and Smith twice shook off O Cofaigh Byrne for points while Cregg and Murtagh sniped a couple too.

Dublin, who struck seven first-half wides, led marginally at the interval, 0-8 to 0-7, thanks to the excellent Brian Fenton’s long-range stoppage time score but it remained anyone’s game.

Dublin had lost a bloodied Cormac Costello by that stage after being on the receiving end of a flailing arm to the face from colleague Lee Gannon.

Sean Lowry replaced Costello though was himself replaced in the third quarter by Lorcan O’Dell whose first act was to play in Ross McGarry for a 51st minute score.

Dublin were already pulling away from Roscommon at that stage following points from O’Callaghan and Bugler and the Scully goal left seven points between them, 1-13 to 0-9.

Bugler did well in the buildup to the goal, playing a neat one-two before laying off to Fenton who fed Scully for a routine close range finish.

O’Callaghan added three more points in the closing 20 minutes or so, one from a free that he won himself and another from an advanced mark as he displayed his full range of skills.

Scorers for Dublin: Con O’Callaghan 0-7 (1m, 1f), Niall Scully 1-0, Ross McGarry 0-3, Ciaran Kilkenny 0-2, Brian Fenton 0-2, Lee Gannon 0-1, John Small 0-1, David O’Hanlon 0-1 (f), Sean Bugler 0-1, Lorcan O’Dell 0-1.

Scorers for Roscommon: Enda Smith 1-2, Daire Cregg 0-4 (1m, 1f), Diarmuid Murtagh 0-3, Conor Cox 0-1, James Fitzpatrick 0-1, Ruaidhri Fallon 0-1.

Dublin: David O’Hanlon; Theo Clancy, Eoin Murchan, Sean MacMahon; Lee Gannon, John Small, Cian Murphy; Brian Fenton, Peadar O Cofaigh Byrne; Ross McGarry, Sean Bugler, Ciaran Kilkenny; Cormac Costello, Con O’Callaghan, Paddy Small.

Subs: Sean Lowry for Costello (8-f/t, blood), Niall Scully for Costello 47, Lorcan O’Dell for Paddy Small 50, Greg McEneaney for John Small 55, Brian Howard for O Cofaigh Byrne 62, Killian McGinnis for McGarry 71.

Roscommon: Conor Carroll; David Murray, Brian Stack, Niall Higgins; Conor Hussey, Evan Flynn, Eoin McCormack; Shane Cunnane, Ruaidhri Fallon; Daire Cregg, Dylan Ruane, Enda Smith; James Fitzpatrick, Diarmuid Murtagh, Ciaran Lennon.

Subs: Cathal Heneghan for Fitzpatrick 50, Robbie Dolan for Hussey 50, Conor Cox for Lennon 55, Adam McDermott for Ruane 62, Luke Glennon for Higgins 67.

Referee: Sean Hurson (Tyrone).

Davy Burke has named his team to face Dublin in Round 3 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 at Croke Park tomorrow.

????️ Advance ticket sales via bit.ly/499H8WP or from selected Centra & SuperValu stores.

❗️U16’s require a ticket.

The match will be shown live on TG4.

This year’s Roscommon GAA Scór Sinsir County Final will take place in Kilmurry Hall on Good Friday, 29th March. Stage events will begin at 8pm and these will be preceded by the Tráth na gCeisteanna which will take place at 6.30pm. Coiste Scór Ros Comáin hopes that every club in Roscommon can enter at least one of the 8 Scór events (Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation/Storytelling, Ballad Group, Question Time, Novelty Act, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing).

Last year, Kilglass Gaels and Elphin, both qualified for the All-Ireland Scór Sinsir Final in Killarney. In a special day for Roscommon Scór, Sarah Keane from Elphin was crowned All Ireland Amhránaíocht Aonair Champion, a first for club and county at this level. 

If your club would like to get involved in the upcoming Scór Sinsir competitions for 2024 and emulate the successes of Elphin and Kilglass Gaels in 2023, please contact irishculturalofficer.roscommon@gaa.ie or call 087 9471081/0879145557. Updates will be available on Social Media through GAA Scór Oifigiúil and Scór Ros Comáin on Facebook or @roscommonscór on Instagram. 

Allianz Football League Division One

Roscommon 0-9 Galway 0-9

By Ian Cooney at Dr Hyde Park

Roscommon and Galway had to settle for a share of the spoils at a windswept Dr. Hyde Park.

Neither side made full use of the elements in their favour and a draw was probably a fair result to give both sides their first league points of the season.

Donie Smith saw red for Roscommon after an altercation with Paul Conroy with nine minutes remaining, but Galway substitute, Jack McCabe, was shown a black card soon afterwards by referee Conor Lane to ensure that both teams finished the game with 14 players.

For the bulk of the opening 35 minutes, Galway coped admirably against the strong wind that was blowing straight down the field towards the Graveyard end of the Hyde, and their strong running threatened to open up the home side on a few occasions.

With John Maher and the excellent Paul Conroy laying a platform at midfield, the Tribesmen opened the scoring through a Robert Finnerty free after Cathal Sweeney flashed a goal chance wide.

Conor Cox, who was introduced for the injured Ciarán Lennon inside the first 10 minutes, opened Roscommon’s account but Cillian Ó Curraoin finished off a good move with the game’s first point from play to edge his side in front once more.

Cox restored parity from a 17th minute free before a long-range effort from Daire Cregg nudged Roscommon ahead for the first time.

A beautifully-struck free off the ground from Matthew Tierney into the teeth of the breeze restored parity in the 22nd minute. Then Ruaidhrí Fallon and Ó Curraoin (free) swapped scores to leave it 0-4 apiece after 28 minutes.

The introduction of Brian Stack coincided with Roscommon finally gaining some traction with a hat-trick of points from Cox, including his first of the afternoon from play, to leave his side 0-7 to 0-4 in front at half time.

But the advantage was precarious, given the strength of the breeze.

Galway never managed to get ahead in the second half as Roscommon’s resilience, epitomised by Eoin McCormack and Ben O’Carroll, kept them alive.

Early frees from Finnerty and Ó Curraoin suggested that it wouldn’t take Galway long to reel in their opponents, but Roscommon’s workrate all over the pitch improved and points from O’Carroll and Diarmuid Murtagh (free) restored their three-point advantage by the three-quarter stage.

But Galway kept chipping away with points from play by Kieran Molloy and Matthew Tierney, leaving the bare minimum between them before Paul Conroy brought the teams level from a free with seven minutes remaining.

Smith saw red, but Galway were soon down to 14 men when McCabe was shown a black card moments after his introduction.

Both sides eyed up a winner but Keith Doyle was off target for the hosts, while Liam Ó Conghaile and Kieran Molloy missed chances for Galway.

In the end, both managers, Davy Burke and Pádraic Joyce, had to settle for a draw alongside plenty of food for thought ahead of the next round in two weeks’ time.

Scorers for Roscommon: Conor Cox 0-5 (4fs), Daire Cregg 0-1, Ruaidhrí Fallon 0-1, Ben O’Carroll 0-1, Diarmuid Murtagh 0-1 (0-1f).

Scorers for Galway: Cillian Ó Curraoin 0-3 (2fs), Robert Finnerty 0-2 (2fs), Matthew Tierney 0-2 (1f), Kieran Molloy 0-1, Paul Conroy 0-1 (f).

Roscommon: Conor Carroll; David Murray, Niall Higgins, Robbie Dolan; Niall Daly, Ruaidhrí Fallon, Eoin McCormack; Enda Smith, Dylan Ruane; Cian Connolly, Donie Smith, Daire Cregg; Diarmuid Murtagh, Ciarán Lennon, Ben O’Carroll.

Subs: Conor Cox for Lennon 9, Brian Stack for Connolly 29, Keith Doyle for Ruane 43, James Fitzpatrick for Cregg 64, Evan Flynn for Dolan 70, Andrew Glennon for Murtagh 70.

Galway: Connor Gleeson; Johnny McGrath, Seán Fitzgerald, Eoghan Kelly; Dylan McHugh, John Daly, Seán Mulkerrin; Paul Conroy, John Maher; Kieran Molloy, Matthew Tierney, Cathal Sweeney; Liam Ó Conghaile, Robert Finnerty, Cillian Ó Curraoin.

Subs: Johnny Heaney for Kelly 38, Céin Darcy for Ó Curraoin 55, Jack McCabe for Finnerty 61, Patrick Egan for Mulkerrin 70.

Referee: Conor Lane (Cork).

Our senior footballers take on Galway in the 2nd round of the Allianz Football League Division 1 on Sunday at 2pm at Dr. Hyde Park. 

Gates will open at 12.30pm. 

Due to construction works at Dr. Hyde Park, access to the stand will be strictly via the County Home Road entrance and access to the terrace will be via the Athlone Road side of the ground.

This match is All Ticket. 

Adult – €20.00

Student/OAP – €15.00

Children U16 are free.

Tickets will not be on sale at the venue.

❗️Please have your tickets ready for scanning as you approach the turnstiles.

Tickets are available to purchase online via the link below.

httpshttps://bit.ly/47ThhB4

Tickets are also available to purchase from the following SuperValu and Centra stores. 

Tarmonbarry;

Centra N39 N5D2

Strokestown;

SuperValu F42XC56

Carrick on Shannon;

Glancy’s SuperValu N41 C9W4

Roscommon;

Fleming’s SuperValu F42 XT22

Monksland

Smith’s SuperValu N37 N4N8

Castlerea;

Cahill’s SuperValu F45 D9N3

Ballaghadereen;

Duffy’s SuperValu F45 NC84

Boyle;

Kelly’s SuperValu F52 HF95

Matchday programmes will be on sale inside both gates for €4.

This match will not be televised nor streamed live.

❗️Beware of scammers who offer streaming via comments attached to Roscommon GAA posts.

There will be live updates on Shannonside FM. 

Allianz Football League Division 1

TYRONE 0-17 ROSCOMMON 1-11

By Francie Mooney at O’Neill’s Healy Park

Content credit: GAA.ie

Tyrone staged a high-charged second half performance, inspired by the brilliant Darrragh Canavan, to get their Allianz League Division One campaign off to a winning start at O’Neill’s Healy Park.

And they did it with 14 men, having had midfielder Conn Kilpatrick sent off at the start of the second half

The in-form Canavan made all the difference, the brilliant attacker finishing with eight points as his side reversed last season’s round one defeat at Hyde Park.

Roscommon, facing into a strong breeze, took an early lead through Diarmuid Murtagh, but Darragh Canavan had just edged the home side in front when Donie Smith grabbed a 14th minute goal, collecting a long ball from Daire Cregg to beat Niall Morgan with a precision finish at the butt of a post.

Ciaran Daly, one of six Tyrone league debutants, notched his second point, with Canavan and Niall Devlin also on target, but the Rossies were dangerous and effective on the breakaway, responding with scores from Evan Flynn, Murtagh and Cian Connolly to keep their noses in front

However, it was Tyrone who finished the half strongly with three points to get their noses back in front, Seanie O’Donnell’s mark followed by another debut score from Ben Cullen, before Niall Devlin hit the lead score in stoppage time, sending his side in with a 0-10 to 1-6 lead.

With midfielder Dylan Ruane out of the game on a black card for the first nine minutes of the second half, Roscommon defended in numbers, but Tyrone were reduced to 14 when their midfielder Conn Kilpatrick was shown a straight red card on 39 minutes.

But a spectacular salvo from Canavan saw him flash over four superb scores to push his side four ahead by the 52nd minute.

Roscommon were struggling to deal with Tyrone’s running game, and while Ketih Doyle and Murtagh did hit the target, it was an energised home side that was now in control of the contest.

Brian Kennedy took on the extra responsibility in the absence of his midfield partner, and Tyrone defended strongly in the face of a late Roscommon onslaught.

Cian Connolly punched to the net but saw the goal ruled out for a square ball infringement, and Murtagh narrowed the gap to three in a frantic finish, but the home side held out.

Scorers for Tyrone: D Canavan 0-8 (3f), C Daly 0-3, N Devlin 0-2, P Hampsey, M McKernan, S O’Donnell (m), B Cullen 0-1 each.

Scorers for Roscommon: D Murtagh 0-5 (4f), D Smith 1-0, N Daly, C Lennon, E Flynn, C Connolly, K Doyle, J Fitzpatrick 0-1 each.

TYRONE: N Morgan; C Devlin, P Hampsey, C Quinn; A Clarke, M McKernan, T Quinn; B Kennedy, C Kilpatrick; N Devlin, P Harte, B Cullen; S O’Donnell, D Canavan, N Devlin. Subs: R Canavan for T Quinn (56), D Mulgrew for C Quinn (inj 63), J Donaghy for Cullen (75).

ROSCOMMON: C Carroll; D Murray, E Flynn, N Higgins; C Walsh, N Daly, E McCormack; K Doyle, D Ruane; C Connolly, D Smith, D Cregg; D Murtagh, C Cox, C Lennon. Subs: R Dolan for Higgins (50), L Glennon for Flynn (52), A McDermott for Lennon (56), A Glennon for Cox (60), J Fitzpatrick for Walsh (67).

Referee: M McNally (Monaghan),

Davy Burke has named his team to play Tyrone in Round 1 of the Allianz Football League Division 1 in Omagh on Sunday.

Advance ticket sales only via http://bit.ly/3UaUtcv or from selected Centra and SuperValu stores.

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