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Friday 4th May Is Rossie Day!!!

posted 29 Apr 2012, 08:48 by Unknown user   [ updated 29 Apr 2012, 08:48 by Colm Beirne ]

Following the Roscommon Under 21 football teams' qualification for the All-Ireland Final, where they will face Dublin in O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday May 6th Roscommon GAA has designated Friday, May 4th as “Rossie Day” in the county.

On that day the people of County Roscommon are asked to wear their county colours, put up a flag or bunting and make a voluntary donation of €2 to the Roscommon U-21 Team Training Fund. Roscommon GAA County Board Chairman Michael Fahey said: “An All-Ireland Final appearance by a Roscommon team is a special occasion and we feel it is an event worth celebrating. To mark this memorable time for all associated with the GAA in the county we are designating Friday, May 4th to be: “Rossie Day” . Let’s colour the county Yellow and Blue.”

All businesses, shops, factories, schools, and other work places who take part will be acknowledged in the local press and on the Roscommon GAA Website . Participants are also encouraged to take a photo of their friends and colleagues and submit it to for display on the Roscommon GAA websites and, where possible, for publication in the local press.

In addition, and to further assist in the participation of Gaelic Games by school children, Roscommon GAA will hold a draw among all Schools that participate in “Rossie Day” and send their photo to . Two primary schools and one post primary school will be selected to receive a coaching session conducted by members of our Inter County team managements and Football panels and there may be a few more surprises in store!

To get involved in "Rossie Day" call 09066 27176, email or drop in to the Roscommon GAA Offices at 5-6 Castle View, Roscommon.


Roscommon people outside the county are welcome to get involved and can send their donation via this link using their Credit Card or Paypal account.


We have also created a competition for supporters abroad who will not be home for the big day. See for details