The Roving Rossie – (He’s our man on the ground – and he’s always right!)

Never mind Sligo, it’s time to invade Castlebar!

Attending club football games never seems to have this effect on the oul ticker! I was about to book myself in for a check-up half-way through Sunday’s Connacht Semi-Final against Sligo. The Yeats men tore us apart worse than the Hyde Park pitch during the Mayo league game a few months back.

  For 35 minutes it looked as if Sligo were going to turn us over in the championship again – they were everywhere!

  Thankfully, Kevin and Fergie worked wonders at the half-time break and a different team came out in the second half.

  ‘Sligo who?’ We were wondering half-way through the second half as the mighty Rossies showed all the quality of a Division One team. Suddenly those noisy neighbours from up the Boyle road were a little sheepish as the All-Ireland champions elect put 4-10 past them! Sure if ya can’t daydream in June, when can ya?

  Sunday evening’s pint was a little easier to swallow knowing that Roscommon would be making the trip to Castlebar next month. Who will they play? It doesn’t make a difference, we’ll take them all on! Although, silencing more noisy neighbours on their own pitch would complete the Roscommon year of redemption!