Author Topic: Connacht SFC 2020  (Read 18882 times)

Rossfan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 17362
  • Ballaghaderreen CO ROSCOMMON
    • View Profile
    • Roscommon County Board official website
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #75 on: November 01, 2020, 08:33:58 PM »
The Hyde has the best surface of the county grounds in Connacht.
Correct.
Lar is either living in the past or trying to wind us up.
Division 2 Champions and Connacht Champions (Minor)

Cunny Funt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4015
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #76 on: November 01, 2020, 08:43:11 PM »
The Hyde has the best surface of the county grounds in Connacht.
Correct.
Lar is either living in the past or trying to wind us up.

He's stuck in 2016 by the looks of it.

kerryforsam20

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #77 on: November 01, 2020, 08:47:41 PM »
Roscommon 15/8
Mayo 8/15
Draw 15/2

If I was a Rossie, I'd be all over that

The Rossies haven't have a hope. Mayo might put out the B again next week.  Mayo season will start against Kerry.

larryin89

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2433
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2020, 08:54:16 PM »
Roscommon 15/8
Mayo 8/15
Draw 15/2

If I was a Rossie, I'd be all over that

The Rossies haven't have a hope. Mayo might put out the B again next week.  Mayo season will start against Kerry.

Another Roscommon poster planted under the guise of a different county .

Roscommon are favourites imo in a game which is at best 50/50 for optimistic mayo supporters . We are simply too light around the middle , Loftus is not going to make a midfielder for big games I don’t know what that experiment is all about and Ruane has lost a lot of the positive impact he was making in his first season and a half or so . I have a really bad feeling ros will knock lumps out of our fresh on the scene lads but this is part of the process of transition I’m afraid .
Walk-in down mchale rd , sun out, summers day , game day . That’s all .

kerryforsam20

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 26
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #79 on: November 01, 2020, 08:56:40 PM »
Roscommon 15/8
Mayo 8/15
Draw 15/2

If I was a Rossie, I'd be all over that

The Rossies haven't have a hope. Mayo might put out the B again next week.  Mayo season will start against Kerry.

Another Roscommon poster planted under the guise of a different county .

Roscommon are favourites imo in a game which is at best 50/50 for optimistic mayo supporters . We are simply too light around the middle , Loftus is not going to make a midfielder for big games I don’t know what that experiment is all about and Ruane has lost a lot of the positive impact he was making in his first season and a half or so . I have a really bad feeling ros will knock lumps out of our fresh on the scene lads but this is part of the process of transition I’m afraid .

That enough of yerra talk. Mayo to  win 8-12 points in first gear.

Farrandeelin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10838
  • Hey buckaroo! How are you?
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #80 on: November 01, 2020, 09:29:35 PM »
We don't say yerra, we say arra.  ;)

I just can't see us winning next week's game. A lot would need to go right for us and team selection will be key. Apart from Cillian O'Connor today nobody really stood out against Leitrim. My motm today. True the conditions didn't do any favours for anyone. I'm really worried about our middle third of the field. Mattie Ruane seems to drift in and out of games. Loftus isn't a dominant midfielder in my opinion. The number 6 position is a mystery. Three different players in the last three games. Plunkett is the most natural however. The Keegan corner back experiment must be going to continue. He's played there for the past three games and I'm not ok with it. Coen seems to fit Horan's full back approach but he's too slow for my liking. Cox or whoever could cause havoc if they're quick.

I could be wrong, but maybe Horan was treating the Leitrim game as an 'extra' league game, if you get me. But selection is going to be crucial next week, as are the use of subs if things go awkward early on. Add in the extra week rest and recovery, Roscommon are in a very good place ahead of next week.
The woman in red has the car parked on the slope.

macdanger2

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4735
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2020, 09:45:32 PM »
You'd have to expect that we won't see any of the "old guard" of Higgins, Boyle, Barrett, Vaughan, etc. starting next weekend considering that none of them have seen any minutes yet

Edit: didn't notice earlier but Barrett got some game time today
« Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 09:55:58 PM by macdanger2 »

Cunny Funt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4015
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2020, 09:46:52 PM »
We don't say yerra, we say arra.  ;)

I just can't see us winning next week's game. A lot would need to go right for us and team selection will be key. Apart from Cillian O'Connor today nobody really stood out against Leitrim. My motm today. True the conditions didn't do any favours for anyone. I'm really worried about our middle third of the field. Mattie Ruane seems to drift in and out of games. Loftus isn't a dominant midfielder in my opinion. The number 6 position is a mystery. Three different players in the last three games. Plunkett is the most natural however. The Keegan corner back experiment must be going to continue. He's played there for the past three games and I'm not ok with it. Coen seems to fit Horan's full back approach but he's too slow for my liking. Cox or whoever could cause havoc if they're quick.

I could be wrong, but maybe Horan was treating the Leitrim game as an 'extra' league game, if you get me. But selection is going to be crucial next week, as are the use of subs if things go awkward early on. Add in the extra week rest and recovery, Roscommon are in a very good place ahead of next week.

Debatable. 15 of the first choice 26 have been isolating for the last two weeks which is far from ideal preparation for a high stakes knock out championship game. Those players only seen game action in one game since the inter County season returned. 

rosnarun

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3466
  • Maigheo Abú
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2020, 09:48:49 PM »
hard to see many changes next week . I think horan has made his stand and decided the future is now.
there probably should have been more baby steps take in years previous but .

we are where we are
If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well. Moliere

Lar Naparka

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4511
  • I just know this is gonna be our year!
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #84 on: November 01, 2020, 10:15:32 PM »
The Hyde has the best surface of the county grounds in Connacht.
Which doesn't say a lot for any of the grounds in Connacht. Given the weather we've been having for the last few weeks and given the forecast for the coming week, the Hyde will be no better than Pairc Sean was today. Also, next Sunday will be Mayo's fourth game on the trot on heavy underfoot pitches and will have to be leg weary. Ross will have the benefit of a free weekend.
Janey Mac, I'm getting worried already!
Nil Carborundum Illegitemi

An Fhairche Abu

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 899
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2020, 10:22:15 PM »
We don't say yerra, we say arra.  ;)
100% and this is not widely enough known outside of Connacht.

Blowitupref

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3975
  • There will be at least 2 mins of additional time
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #86 on: November 01, 2020, 10:27:56 PM »
The Hyde has the best surface of the county grounds in Connacht.
Which doesn't say a lot for any of the grounds in Connacht. Given the weather we've been having for the last few weeks and given the forecast for the coming week, the Hyde will be no better than Pairc Sean was today. Also, next Sunday will be Mayo's fourth game on the trot on heavy underfoot pitches and will have to be leg weary. Ross will have the benefit of a free weekend.
Janey Mac, I'm getting worried already!

Páirc Seán is a natural clay pitch and with all the rain in recent days it was probably lucky to get the go ahead. The Hyde Park pitch was relaid a few years ago, not just the best surface in Connacht but one of the best pitches in Ireland now.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

weareros

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 951
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #87 on: November 01, 2020, 11:12:43 PM »
We don't say yerra, we say arra.  ;)
100% and this is not widely enough known outside of Connacht.

I thought ye said ”Musha” in Galway.

Lar Naparka

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4511
  • I just know this is gonna be our year!
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2020, 11:39:06 PM »
The Hyde has the best surface of the county grounds in Connacht.
Which doesn't say a lot for any of the grounds in Connacht. Given the weather we've been having for the last few weeks and given the forecast for the coming week, the Hyde will be no better than Pairc Sean was today. Also, next Sunday will be Mayo's fourth game on the trot on heavy underfoot pitches and will have to be leg weary. Ross will have the benefit of a free weekend.
Janey Mac, I'm getting worried already!

Páirc Seán is a natural clay pitch and with all the rain in recent days it was probably lucky to get the go ahead. The Hyde Park pitch was relaid a few years ago, not just the best surface in Connacht but one of the best pitches in Ireland now.
I don't disagree with you but I think you are missing my point.
Next Sunday will be Mayo's fourth straight game on heavy winter pitches. I suppose the Hyde is the best pitch in Connacht but given the long range weather forecast, all of Connacht will be lashed out of it. Roscommon town will be no exception.
I'm not particularly moaning about anything. We're lucky that the games are going ahead and it's better to see Mayo playing four games in a row than to be out of the running altogether.
That doesn't take fro the fact that I feel next Sunday will be one game too many for Mayo.
Nil Carborundum Illegitemi

Farrandeelin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10838
  • Hey buckaroo! How are you?
    • View Profile
Re: Connacht SFC 2020
« Reply #89 on: November 02, 2020, 08:51:34 AM »
We don't say yerra, we say arra.  ;)
100% and this is not widely enough known outside of Connacht.

I thought ye said ”Musha” in Galway.

Arra we say a biteen of musha too in my neck of the woods.
The woman in red has the car parked on the slope.