Originally posted November 3rd, Update November 23rd
The remaining Draws for the 2017 Connacht GAA Championships have taken place and have been mainly kind to the Roscommon teams.
The Draws for the Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship took place on RTE a number of weeks ago and Roscommon were drawn to face either London or Leitrim in the Connacht Semi-Final. This will be the first Senior Championship game to be played on the new Hyde Park pitch.
On the other side of the Draw Sligo will get the Connacht Championship underway away to New York on May 7th with the winners facing Mayo in the Quarter-Final. The winners of that game will face defending Champions Galway in the Semi-Final
The Under 21 Connacht Championship will see Roscommon at home to Sligo in the Semi-Final on Wednesday March 22nd in Kiltoom.
The Roscommon Minor Footballers will face either Galway or Mayo in the Connacht Semi-Final on June 28th.
There is also a Connacht Under 17 Football Championship next year and Roscommon will face Leitrim on Sunday June 18th.
The Connacht Junior Football Championship will see Semi-Finals on Wednesday the 3rd of May. Roscommon withdrew from the competition a number of years ago due to the timing clashing with the local Club Championships.
The Connacht Minor Football League will begin on the 11th of March with Roscommon at home to Mayo while the FBD League begins on the 8th of January with Roscommon hosting IT Sligo.
The fixtures, some with provisional dates, are as follows:
Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship
Sunday 7th May
New York v Sligo in Gaelic Park, New York (Extra Time playable if required.)
Sunday May 21st
Mayo V Sligo OR New York in Mac Hale Park
Sunday May 28th
London V Leitrim in Ruislip
Sunday June 11th.
Mayo/Sligo/NY V Galway in Pearse Stadium.
Sunday June 18th.
Leitrim / London V Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park.
Connacht GAA Under 21 Football Championship
Note: Extra Time in all games
Preliminary Round: Saturday 11th March
A: Leitrim V Galway in a Galway Venue
Wednesday 22nd March
At Kiltoom, Roscommon V Sligo
Wednesday 22nd or Saturday 25th March
Leitrim OR Galway v Mayo in a Galway or Mayo Venue
Saturday 1st April
The winners will face the Munster Champions in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Saturday April 15th.
The All-Ireland Final is scheduled for Saturday 29th April.
Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship
Note: Extra Time if necessary in all games except Final
Preliminary Round: Saturday 29th April
Mayo V Galway in MacHale Park
Semi-Finals Wednesday 28th June
Sligo V Leitrim in Markievicz Park
Mayo OR Galway V Roscommon in a Galway or Roscommon venue
Sunday 9th July
Connacht GAA Under 17 Football Championship
Sunday 21st May
Mayo V Sligo in Mac Hale Park
Sunday 11th June
Mayo or Sligo V Galway in Pearse Stadium
Sunday 18th June
Roscommon V Leitrim in Hyde Park
Saturday 8th July
Connacht GAA Junior Football Championship
Note: Extra Time in all Games.
Tuesday 2nd May
Mayo V Sligo
Wednesday 3rd May
Leitrim V Galway
Wednesday 17th May
The winners will face the Munster Champions in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on July 22nd.
FBD Insurance Connacht GAA Senior Football League
Round 1 8th January
Roscommon V IT Sligo, 2pm
Round 2 15th January
Roscommon V NUIG, 2pm
Round 3 22nd January
Roscommon V Mayo, 2pm
The top team will face the top team in Section B in the Final.
Connacht GAA Minor Football League
Roscommon V Mayo Saturday 11th March, 5pm
Sligo V Roscommon Saturday 18th March, 5pm
Roscommon V Longford Saturday 25th March, 5pm
Roscommon V Galway Saturday 1st April, 5:30pm
Roscommon V Leitrim Saturday 8th April, 5:30pm
The team that tops the table are declared the winners.
AIB Connacht GAA Club Championships
The Draws for these competitions have also takes place and will be published in a separate post.