Donie Smith

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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 (...)

Roscommon celebrate after winning the Allianz  League Division Two title with a victory over Cavan at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Roscommon 4-16 Cavan 4-12 Roscommon landed more silverware at HQ as they held off Cavan once more in a seesaw Division Two final. In a free-wheeling(...)

Cavan’s Niall Murray with Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg during the All-Ireland championship qualifier at Kingspan Breffni Park in 2015. Roscommon won 3-17 to 1-16. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

They gotta stop meeting like this. On the face of it, Cavan and Roscommon make for an unlikely pair to have their fortunes intertwined in any way and (...)

Roscommon manager Kevin McStay says his team need to win all of their remaining games in order to secure promotion. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Down 0-12 Roscommon 0-7 Down propelled themselves back into the Division Two promotion shake-up with a deserved win over a lethargic Roscommon in a (...)

Diarmuid Murtagh’s late goal set up Roscommon’s comeback win against Tipp. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 3-9 Roscommon 1-17 Roscommon manager Kevin McStay praised his men for having the character to come from six points down in the closing stag(...)

 Kerry’s Paul Murphy under pressure from Ciaran Thompson, Hugh McFadden and Paul Brennan of Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The league’s double life as simultaneously the most derided and enthusiastically embraced phenomenon in the GAA endures. All across the country, tumbl(...)

Donie Smith’s 77th minute penalty earned Roscommon a draw against Meath. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon 2-12 Meath 2-12 Donie Smith repeated his heroics of last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final to rescue a draw for Roscommon, with a nerveless (...)

In a word . . . sublime

It’s been a summer of cliff-hangers in our Gaelic games. (Forget Tyrone last Sunday.) Bad for the heart rate. Gold for Marty Morrissey. Or should that(...)

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(...)

Roscommon’s Niall Kilroy, Fintan Cregg and David Murray with Andy Moran of Mayo during  Sunday’s All-Ireland Championship quarter-final. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Rewatching the last 15 minutes of the Roscommon-Mayo game during the week, it quickly became clear that trying to make sense of it all was as pointles(...)

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