Roscommon News

Ballinasloe road accident claims life of young girl

  The community in the greater Ballinasloe area is in mourning after a road traffic accident claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl on Easter Sunday morning. The dead girl has been named locally as Bridget Ward of Creggane, Ballinasloe,...

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Politicians slam plan to close Rosalie Unit

Public representatives have united in their opposition to plans by the HSE to close the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea. This...

Tuesday, 16/04/19 - 12:08pm Read More

HSE to close Castlerea’s Rosalie Unit

  The HSE has confirmed it intends to close the Rosalie Unit, Castlerea. The unit has been closed to new...

Wednesday, 10/04/19 - 11:24am Read More

Damage caused to Glinsk pitch

Glinsk GAA Club has announced that the club is to be “reimbursed” for the damage caused to its pitch over...

Wednesday, 10/04/19 - 10:17am Read More

Fears for future of Lecarrow school

    A south Roscommon community is considering the future status of its local national school due to falling student...

Wednesday, 10/04/19 - 10:17am Read More

National News

Department criticised over not doing enough for disadvantaged schools

The INTO has criticised the Department of Education for not sufficiently supporting pupils in disadvantaged areas. Primary school teachers feel a review of the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools (DEIS) scheme has not made enough progress. Teachers condemned class...

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Elderly couple hospitalised after having cash and car stolen in aggravated burglary

A man and a woman in their 80s have been hospitalised following an aggravated burglary in Co Louth. Gardaí in...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 12:55pm Read More

Kerry teenager dies after quad bike accident

A teenage boy has died following a quad bike accident in Kerry. The 14-year-old was involved in the accident at...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 12:55pm Read More

Public warned not to feed increasingly aggressive seagulls

Wildlife experts are warning people not to feed seagulls. Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland says herring gulls have learned to...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 12:25pm Read More

Fire safety issues at older people’s residential centres

A new tranche of reports from HIQA has found fire safety issues at a number of residential centres for older...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 12:15pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Indiscipline costs ladies dearly once more

      For most LGFA county sides, managing the gap between the league and the championship is no easy feat, as the gap between games can be anything up to nine or ten weeks. However, Michael Finneran will feel...

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Roscommon pegged back by dynamic Devaney

This may take a while to explain. Roscommon surrendered a 14-point half-time lead. Yet there were a litany of reasons...

Tuesday, 16/04/19 - 10:00am Read More

Collins sets his sights on championship success

Given that Karol Collins has only been manager of the Roscommon junior camogie team for a few weeks, he admits...

Monday, 08/04/19 - 5:30pm Read More

‘We knew we were better than them’

        The field of dreams had lived up to its billing for James Fitzpatrick. Celebrating with team-mates,...

Monday, 08/04/19 - 5:27pm Read More

Cunningham pays tribute to ‘very good’ Connemara

    There was little or no doubt in Pat Cunningham’s mind as to where his team ranked in Sunday’s...

Monday, 25/03/19 - 5:41pm Read More

National Sport

Donegal County Board issue statement on club facing ban for hosting charity soccer event

The Donegal County Board has said the club facing a suspension for hosting a charity soccer match on their grounds have the right to due process. Naomh Colmcille in Newtowncunningham held the fundraiser for a former player and coach with...

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Johnny Sexton’s brother signs for South African Pro14 club

Johnny Sexton could go head to head with his younger brother in the Pro14 next season. Jerry Sexton has signed...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 2:25pm Read More

Ian Poulter to play in Irish Open at Lahinch

Ian Poulter is set to play the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch this summer. The Englishman, who has...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 2:15pm Read More

Survey shows 82% of camogie players in favour of trialling new rules

A WGPA survey has shown that 82% of inter-county camogie players are in favour of trialling new rules to bring...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 1:15pm Read More

Donegal GAA club faces eight-week ban for hosting charity soccer event

A Donegal GAA club is facing an eight-week ban for hosting a charity soccer event. Naomh Colmcille in Newtowncunningham held...

Wednesday, 24/04/19 - 10:25am Read More