Colm Lavin

12 results

Mayo have the players to push out quickly to pressure the opposition ball carrier. Photograph: Inpho

I’m excited by the prospect of the Connacht final because I feel this game could be a circuit breaker; a clear departure from the pattern of play we h(...)

Roscommon goalkeeper Colm Lavin has headed the county’s fundraising campaign to support their local hospice. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the GAA season eventually does resume, the Roscommon senior footballers will be sporting some fairly interesting haircuts. The team are aiming to(...)

Michael Murphy of Donegal makes a run at Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 0-20 Roscommon 0-13 In the 26th minute of this game in a balmy Hyde Park, Donegal supporters saw something close to a vision of summer perfec(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy  scores a free during the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Super 8s game against Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Roscommon 0-13 Donegal 0-20 In the 26th minute of this game in a sun-drenched Hyde Park, Donegal supporters saw something close to the return of the(...)

Tyrone’s Pádraig Hampsey and Cathal Compton of Roscommon battle for possession during the the All-Ireland SFCquarter-final Super 8 game at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tyrone 4-24 Roscommon 2-12 For all the novelty of this first ever Super 8s championship match things turned out to be super easy and super straightfo(...)

 Roscommon’s John McManus is tackled by Patrick Burns. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Armagh 1-19 Roscommon 2-22 Roscommon booked their place in the inaugural Super 8s after a blistering win over Armagh on Saturday afternoon. Enda Smi(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer and Shane Walsh celebrate after the match at Hyde Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-6 A game of four halves, this. Galway played one half of shackled, stilted packed defence football and only found themselves (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates after Cillian O’Connor scored his side’s fourth goal against Roscommon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I was away on holiday for the first game between Mayo and Roscommon so I made sure to come up to Croke Park for the replay, thinking there’d be a grea(...)

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final replay, Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

So now there’s a big four, apparently. Or maybe it’s still a big three, only Mayo were in it all along and people were claiming bigger things than Tyr(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores their fourth goal of the game. Photograph:  INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo 4-19 Roscommon 0-9 Alternative histories: what if Donie Smith had hit a blameless wide into the teeth of the squall eight days previously, consi(...)

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