Players express their regret at resignations

The following statement was issued on Tuesday (lunchtime) by the Roscommon senior panel:  The members of the Roscommon senior football panel would like to sincerely thank John Maughan, Eamon McManus, Gerry Fitzmaurice and their backroom team for their contribution and commitment to Roscommon in the last three years.  It is with regret at this stage of the year that we part company with a management team who have sacrificed so much of their lives and given so much effort to develop and improve the current Roscommon team. Never once in the last number of years could we question their hunger and desire to bring success and pride to the county. Although we have not achieved or played in the manner that may be expected, it should be noted that the management team were extremely courageous in taking control at a point when Roscommon football was experiencing difficult times, and considering this, nothing can be taken away from the track records of the people involved.  John Maughan has accomplished things in his management career that are the envy of the majority of intercounty managers, while Eamon McManus and Gerry Fitzmaurice are two of Roscommon’s greatest servants ever, both on the field of play and off, and all three deserve the respect and admiration that they have deservedly earned.  We would like to thank the loyal Roscommon support for their continued and unflinching dedication throughout the recent period and ask them now to support and get behind the players, who want nothing other than to bring success back to our county.