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Roscommon

(rŏskŏm`ən), county (1991 pop. 51,876), 951 sq mi (2,463 sq km), central Republic of Ireland. The county seat is RoscommonRoscommon,
town (1991 pop. 3,427), county seat of Roscommon, central Republic of Ireland. Noted for its Dominican priory and the remains of a castle, both dating from the 13th cent., Roscommon is a tourist center and market town.
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. A part of the central plain of Ireland, the region is low-lying and contains many lakes (Lough Allen and Lough Ree) and bogs. The ShannonShannon,
principal river of the Republic of Ireland and longest (c.240 mi/390 km) in the British Isles. It rises near Cuilcagh Mt., NW Co. Cavan, and flows S through the Central Plain into Co. Limerick, where it turns west in a broad estuary (c.
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, which forms the eastern border, and the Suck, which borders the county on the west, are the principal rivers. The economy is primarily dependent on agriculture; cattle and sheep are also raised. Industries and trade have developed. Several coal mines are operated in the northeast.

Roscommon,

town (1991 pop. 3,427), county seat of Roscommon, central Republic of Ireland. Noted for its Dominican priory and the remains of a castle, both dating from the 13th cent., Roscommon is a tourist center and market town. Industries include the manufacture of textile machinery, plastics, castings, and leather goods.

Roscommon

1. an inland county of N central Republic of Ireland, in Connacht: economy based on cattle and sheep farming. County town: Roscommon. Pop.: 53 774 (2002). Area: 2463 sq. km (951 sq. miles)
2. a former name for Galway
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Enda Smith hit the net 12 minutes from time for Roscommon as they looked likely winners, but Galway's third goal from sub Dessie Conneely in the closing stages pushed them ahead.
There's always a wonderful atmosphere at Roscommon and the fixtures are always well-attended.
Former Roscommon star and Ireland boss Earley (left) said: "I don't see giving up home advantage as any great missed opportunity.
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.
All that we know is the effort we have put in ourselves, and that we are capable of completing with Roscommon.
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This is the fourth year in a row that Galway and Roscommon have met in the FBD League final, with the Tribesmen bidding to complete a first ever three-in-a-row.
The Roscommon coup, which also involved two other hurdle winners, War anthem and Top Of The Town, is reputed to have cost the bookmakers approximately €5 million.
Three Roscommon points from Kilbride and Shine put them two up with 20 minutes left.
During his period as manager he has helped to restore pride in and respect for Roscommon football.
Then Roscommon opened up the Leitrim defence and after Frankie Dolan and Nigel Dineen had shots blocked, O'Connor forced the ball over the line.
That goal lifted the Leinster side after Roscommon had started the half very strongly, but despite trailing by four points in added time, Finbarr Cregg slotted a free, while Smith (above) converted the penalty confidently after a foul on Cregg.