Roscommon News

No increase in confirmed cases of Covid 19 in County Roscommon

  The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in County Roscommon remains at 10 with no change to the figures revealed on Sunday. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has  been informed that 8 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 have died:...

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Gardaí investigating “coughing incident” in Roscommon Town

A former county councillor has claimed he was coughed on and verbally abused by a man in Roscommon Town last...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 5:53pm Read More

Final flight departs from Ireland West Airport as airlines ground planes

Operations ceased at Ireland West Airport Knock on Sunday evening after the last scheduled flight departed for London Gatwick. Ryanair...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 3:24pm Read More

Work paused on new Coláiste Chiaráin building

The construction of the new Coláiste Chiaráin building is now paused, following the Government’s announcement of new restrictions on Friday...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 11:17am Read More

Gardai helping community during Covid-19 outbreak

  Chief Garda Superintendent for the Castlerea Garda Division Goretti Sheridan has pledged the force’s community to “working together to...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 8:23am Read More

National News

Man, 54, to face trial for knife attack on family; Woman required nine hours of surgery

By Liam Heylin A 54-year-old man accused of a knife attack on a family which resulted in one woman having to undergo nine hours of emergency surgery is to face trial. The Director of Public Prosecutions has directed that Thomas...

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Irish citizens stranded in Peru due to touch down in Dublin

More than 130 Irish citizens will touch down in Dublin airport today after they were repatriated from Peru. The country...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 2:20pm Read More

22 clusters of coronavirus in nursing homes nationwide

There are now 22 cluster cases of the coronavirus in nursing homes nationwide. The Health Minister is meeting with Nursing...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 1:00pm Read More

Handball centre in Dublin to open as walk-up testing facility for Covid-19

The new handball centre on Dublin’s Sackville Avenue is to become a walk-up testing facility for Covid-19, opening later this...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 12:30pm Read More

Arrest after man stabbed and garda injured in Dublin incident

A 25 year-old man has been stabbed during an assault in Inchicore in Dublin. Gardaí attended the scene at St...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 11:10am Read More

Roscommon Sport

Athlone Town women gearing up for June 28th kick off

League of Ireland action, including Athlone Town’s debut in the Women’s National League, has been officially postponed until the middle of Summer, with June 28th the provisional date set for the team’s historic opening fixture against Bohemians. Summerhill resident Tommy...

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Roscommon Gaels win MacNamee award

Roscommon Gaels GAA Club has won a prestigious MacNamee award for its All-Stars initiative, which caters for children with special...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 3:05pm Read More

Conor was ‘a special talent’

The “little village” will be a quieter place without Conor Connelly. Despite a career that involved stints with Michael Glaveys,...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 9:52am Read More

A journey that enriched so many lives along the way

Roscommon Herald Sports Editor IAN COONEY looks back on the career of former Roscommon senior footballer Conor Connelly who passed...

Sunday, 29/03/20 - 1:09pm Read More

Roscommon and Creggs GAA mourn death of Conor Connelly

The sudden death of former Roscommon and Creggs GAA player Conor Connelly has been confirmed by Roscommon GAA on Saturday...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 3:41pm Read More

National Sport

Athlone Town women gearing up for June 28th kick off

League of Ireland action, including Athlone Town’s debut in the Women’s National League, has been officially postponed until the middle of Summer, with June 28th the provisional date set for the team’s historic opening fixture against Bohemians. Summerhill resident Tommy...

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‘Tenacious player who gave his all’: Tributes paid to former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly who has died

By Michelle McGlynn Former Roscommon footballer Conor Connelly has passed away. Roscommon GAA have paid tribute to Connelly, 40, in...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 4:10pm Read More

Conor McGregor wants Defence Forces to help with lockdown

Conor McGregor has called on the Defence Forces to be deployed to help enforce the country’s lockdown. The Government told...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 2:05pm Read More

Hurlers’ character pleases delighted Comerford

    By Ian Cooney   Roscommon’s hurling community is tight, so it’s no surprise that Sunday’s hard-fought league triumph...

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