Fergal O’Donnell: “I think we’ve all seen ourselves that you can get caught up in the hype. We were very lucky to get off that pitch etc Photograph: Inpho

As far as off-Broadway experiments go, this had come much too close to disaster. It would have been easy for Roscommon to look for mitigating factors (...)

Tommy Carr: “They have already played the top teams and haven’t looked inadequate at all.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Missed opportunities cost Roscommon the last time they played Kerry at Croke Park but if Tommy Carr, the Roscommon manager at the time, is entirely h(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are on the trail of a fourth successive league win, a feat achieved only twice before in football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The audit of the National Football League is nearly complete. It’s an unusual competition in that the evidence of a given campaign isn’t considered hu(...)

The Dublin team stand for the national anthem before playing Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Perception is everything. When Dublin and Donegal met in their regular league fixture in Croke Park on Easter Saturday night, the shorthand version o(...)

Roscommon’s Ultan Harney in action against Monaghan’s Drew Wylie on the opening day of the league season – the Connacht side’s only defeat. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The draw for this year’s Connacht championship makes a provincial final between holders Mayo and Roscommon a possibility but the rivalry between the c(...)

Stephen Rochford is the latest to take up Mayo’s  quest, which at times makes the pursuit of the Holy Grail appear half-hearted. Photograph: Andrew Paton/inpho

There was a moment during Aidan O’Shea’s press conference to promote his American adventures – which the PR firm had encouraged us to examine in every(...)

Roscommon joint-managers Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin McStay. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Allianz Football League is threatening to become more unpredictable than the All-Ireland championship. When the fixtures for this year’s programme(...)

Conor McManus of Monaghan celebrates scoring a goal late on in Kiltoom. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Monaghan 2-10 Roscommon 1-9 The squeeze in division one comes straight away. Roscommon discovered that as they tried to play their way a gale-force a(...)

Eamon Branningan shoots for Galway in their Connacht league final wni over Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-09 Roscommon 0-13 “Look it, it is great to get the turkey out of the system,” said Kevin Walsh as the guards ushered the traffic out of Tu(...)

Austin Stacks forward David Mannix has been in fine form for DCU. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(All throw-ins Sunday 2.00pm unless stated) Football O’Byrne Cup – Round 3 Wexford v IT Carlow, Bunclody; Dublin v DCU, Parnell Park; Offaly v K(...)