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Roscommon GAA Could Be Forced To Alter Their Crest For Strange Reason

Roscommon GAA Could Be Forced To Alter Their Crest For Strange Reason
By Rory Cassidy Updated
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Roscommon were recently knocked out of the All-Ireland senior football championship and they may now be facing some interesting changes heading into the 2024 season.

While players and managers come and go, one thing that fairly rarely changes in the GAA world is a county's crest.

In a strange turn of events it seems like that may now be on the cards for 'The Rossies'.

The county board recently realised that they were using the wrong breed of sheep on their crest.

Yes, you did read that correctly.


Roscommon County Council and the county board had been asked by local breeders whether they had been using the correct image of the 'Roscommon sheep' following a motion which was put forward at a local authority meeting earlier this year.

It then came to light that the local authority had been using the correct breed in their crest, unlike the county board.


The Roscommon Sheep is one of only two breeds of native Irish sheep however an internal council email said that changing the crest would be a "little complicated."

Roscommon GAA chairman on possible crest change

County board chairman Brian Carroll said they were now examining how to alter the crest.

“That’s something we’re doing at the moment. If it can be changed, and I can’t see why not, then we will be changing,” he told the Sunday Independent. 


“We replace the jerseys pretty much on an annual basis. And so we would have to get the crest redesigned — and I suppose it will take a bit of time to phase it out.

“Roscommon is a very proud county and anything we can do we will do it. We would like to get it properly done and have a bit of uniformity to it.”

We could be seeing both a new Roscommon jersey and redesigned crest come this time next year.


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