Former Westmeath forward Dessie Dolan has said Roscommon's pitch is the only thing holding back their impressive progress.

The Roscommon County Board moved the Allianz Football League Division 1 clash with Dublin from Dr Hyde Park to Carrick-on-Shannon at 9.0 on Sunday morning, a decision that provoked the ire of the travelling Dubs supporters who had to hastily rearrange their plans.

Last week they played Mayo on a quagmire at Dr Hyde, and Dolan warned they have to sort out their home ground to keep moving forward. 

"It shouldn't have happened," he said speaking on Allianz League Sunday. "Last weekend they played Mayo on a pitch that was in extremely poor condition.

"I went down to Roscommon on Friday to have a look at this pitch everyone was talking about. In fairness on Friday the pitch was playable. It looked decent but I suppose Mother Nature played her part with a bit of rain.

"For the Dublin supporters it was way too late. In fairness to Roscommon they've got an awful lot right the last few years.

"In 2011 they were a Division 4 team. The problem at the minute is this pitch. In this day and age most pitches are all-weather, you can play on it as much as you want.

"Roscommon had seven games this year. They played seven games in seven different venues. If there's one aspect the board need to look at... it is the pitch itself. Today was really disappointing."