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Published: 10:11 | 3/5/16

O'Donnell unhappy with Roscommon performance


Roscommon joint-manager Fergal O'Donnell has spoken of his disappointment after watching his team struggle to a one-point win over New York in their Connacht SFC opener on Sunday.

The Rossies enjoyed a remarkable Allianz Football League Division 1 campaign as they defeated Cork and Kerry on their way to a semi-final appearance and they were tipped to record a comfortable win against the Exiles.

New York did not follow the script, however, as they came close to pulling off a shock victory in the Connacht SFC and O'Donnell feels the players let themselves down with their performance at Gaelic Park.

"It's just not good enough. The Roscommon jersey, people have been talking this week about being proud to wear the Roscommon jersey, we didn't wear it with pride today and that's very disappointing," O'Donnell is quoted as saying in The Irish Independent.

"I suppose in 2011 we were criticised that we didn't attend a lot of functions and do's and whatever. There's been a lot of distractions. I'm not blaming anyone, they're fundraisers and what have you.

"But I think we've all seen ourselves that you can get caught up in the hype. We were very lucky to get off that pitch. It's a very disappointing performance and disappointing for our supporters who came out. The reality is that, in three weeks' time, against Leitrim, that ain't going to be good enough.

"If we look stale, we look stale but you know we did come here without a few players who had been injured. Maybe that strength isn't there like we think. There can be a tendency in Roscommon, I've always said, that players are maybe overrated. But look, fresh after the game, it's very disappointing, we have to go back and look at it all.

"There's a lot of positives - for New York. They showed more hunger and fight than us. I'm just disappointed but listen I suppose the fact that we got out with a tight win, just to escape with the win was a positive."

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