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e l p o e WATCHING P With PAUL HEALY

So, were you serious the other night? About running in the local elections… Why not? After all, I’m out and about a good bit… You’re certainly out a good bit! Very funny. But I am well known, and I do care about my community… …and you’re a good man for the funerals… Exactly! I have a lot going for me. Let’s just say I haven’t ruled it in, and I haven’t ruled it out. By God, you even have the lingo! Of course I’d have to be your Director of Elections… Oh, without doubt! In fact, I was thinking about what you said the other night. Did a bit of homework… How do you mean? We need to be prepared. We need a PACK. Or P.A.C.K. Your ‘Political Amateur Candidate Kit’. Holy God! You’re a genius! Now what would be in my PACK? Well, let me see…we’ll need all-weather clothing, for the canvassing. And maybe earplugs, like you use when you’re cutting the grass on your ride-on… Earplugs? Yes, for when the people start giving out about politicians and haranguing you for knocking on their door when Coronation Street is on… Oh God, I never thought of that…

Endangered Species The barstool boyos

And we’ll get you a calculator too… Oh right…is that so I can calculate tax deductions or rises from the Budget, if I’m asked? No, it’s to calculate how much you will need to set aside for buying drinks any time you’re out in the pub. Oh, okay. Anything else in this PACK?

Well, let me see…various creams I suppose, for treating your hands, you know, what with all the hand-shaking you’ll be doing. And special security cameras…for the house. Special security cameras? Well, just so you’ll know it’s a constituent that’s calling at 10 or 11 o’clock at night, not a burglar… Oh, okay. Anything else? Well I’ll include contact details for Westdoc and the Urgent Care Centre… and a First Aid kit. Just in case. Why…I won’t be attacked on the canvass, will I? Oh God, no. Well, not by humans. I’m just allowing for the odd moody dog having a snap at you… Is that it, is there anything else in this Political Amateur Candidate Kit of yours? Oh just a photo of your family. Why? Because once you’re elected, you won’t see them that often. It’ll be nice to have a photo of them nearby at all times. Mmmn. Will we have two more? We will surely. And we’ll have a few this weekend too. We’ll make the most of it, because once you’re elected, you’ll be gone abroad every St. Patrick’s Weekend from next year on… Elected? Ah, did you think I was serious? Me run for the Council? I think I’m ruling it out!

PIC OF THE WEEK: Life is good! Pictured at Jim Pete’s for the launch of the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival last Thursday night were Gerard Keane and barman Jim Keaveney. Pic: Mick McCormack

What we liked… Congrats to Noreen Corcoran (Kilglass Gaels) and the Smith family from Boyle who have received GAA President’s Awards for 2019. Well deserved honours!

What we didn’t like… From the BBC News website: A doctor in California told a patient he was going to die…using a robot with a video-link screen. The 78-yearold man died the following day. Not surprisingly, the poor man’s family condemned the doctor’s lack of compassion/use of video robot. The hospital in question rather weakly stated: “We regret falling short of the family’s expectations”.

The ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Best move of the week’ Award …goes to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Manchester United have stunned the football world by stumbling upon a manager whom rival supporters/clubs are finding it impossible to dislike. And while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is due his share of the credit for the team’s extraordinary Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain, his best move of the week was his no-nonsense response when bookmakers Paddy Power cockily used his image without permission. Says Ole: “They will have big problems with me…it is a betting company.

Our Alternative Awards I should not have anything to do with it. I promise you I will send this to my lawyer”. For once, Paddy Power has gone silent…!

The ‘Best TV debut in years’ Award Aoife McGivney, the nurse who revived an unconscious bus driver last week, was a stunningly confident guest on Friday night’s Late Late Show. Aoife was a natural. After a ‘debut’ like that, nursing’s loss could yet be broadcasting’s gain!


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Local man collects his €500,000… ‘It’s going to sit in the bank for a while’

– Here to serve you Independent Community Candidate On the completion of my first term as a Councillor in the Roscommon Municipal Area, I am now seeking your support for re-election in the Local Elections on Friday 24th May 2019. I am currently the Leas Cathaoirleach and I have enjoyed working with many groups and individuals over the past five years. I would be delighted to continue representing you for a further term.

 PAUL HEALY

The person who won €500,000 in the National Lottery in Elphin last Friday was a local man. The lucky winner has collected his winnings – but is ‘remaining anonymous’. A spokesperson for the National Lottery confirmed to the Roscommon People that the man and his partner had picked up the cheque for €500,000 at Lotto HQ on Wednesday (yesterday). The Elphin winner said: “I am still in shock! I checked my ticket using the app at about 10 pm and it told me to contact the National Lottery. I never got that message before so I checked the numbers and saw they matched for the Plus draw. I couldn’t believe it. I showed my wife and we could barely speak. I don’t think I got a wink of sleep all night”. The player, who bought his ticket in Glancy’s Supermarket, said he will take his time before deciding how to spend his windfall. “I’m not going to let it change us. It’s going to sit in the bank for a while and we will use it, hopefully, to buy our house and have the rest as a comfort for years to come”. Shop owner Dessie Glancy said news of the win had spread like wildfire in the village. “We got the all-important call from the Na-

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MOBILE. 086-3726743. TELEPHONE: 090-6627138 email cllrkshanagher@roscommoncoco.ie Dessie Glancy and staff at Glancy’s Supermarket in Elphin, Co. Roscommon celebrate after they sold a winning Daily Million Plus ticket worth €500,000.

tional Lottery after 9 pm and there has been talk about nothing else here since!” Glancy’s shop has been partnering with the National Lottery for 32 years by now, and Dessie revealed that this is their biggest win to date. “Yes, this is our first big National Lottery win so we’re going to enjoy the celebrations. The

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Recalled: The night Dublin fans let cattle loose in Roscommon… I didn’t get time to write about the Roscommon/Dublin game last week. The occasion was every bit as enjoyable as people had hoped it would be. Granted, Roscommon lost, but they produced a tremendous performance against the Dublin machine. Once again, the Dublin supporters travelled in huge numbers and in great spirits. Although there’s a seat and a sandwich (or two) for me in the press box, I again chose ‘The Stand’ on the Athlone Road side from which to watch the action and savour the atmosphere. The Dublin fans were vocal, good-humoured…and impressed with Roscommon’s performance. There were opposing views about the refereeing display (Dub: “Ye have two Kerry men on the field”) but it was all goodhumoured. The exodus of Dubs from the Capital was a timely boost for local pubs, B&Bs, restaurants, etc. Many Dublin fans stayed on Saturday night and some stayed on Sunday night too. Their Roscommon hosts were totally positive about the visiting fans and members of the travelling ‘Blue Army’ were very complimentary about their ‘Weekend in Roscommon’. It was all a far cry from a notorious occasion many years ago when a small number of Dublin fans went on a rampage in Roscommon town on the weekend of a match in the Hyde. I don’t recall that escapade, but many locals do. A few of us discussed it over a pint the other night. It seems that drunken Dublin fans smashed a few windows in town and generally caused mayhem. Most notoriously of all – and it’s probably okay to laugh at this point – they broke into Roscommon Mart, released some cattle and (depending on whose account you go by) marched or rode said animals down Castle Street/Main Street. One local man who seemed to know his stuff told us (the other night) that this famous escapade took place in 1976. If you have any memory of the night the rampaging Dublin fans released cattle from Roscommon Mart, you can contact me and mark your correspondence ‘The Dubs: Steak Out’ or ‘Udder chaos on Roscommon streets’ or simply ‘The night the Dublin fans took stock’.

Supporters pictured at The Sportsground, Galway on Wednesday cheering on Roscommon CBS in their Connacht Senior Rugby Cup Final. Picture: Mick McCormack

Soccer shocker! According to the back page of the Irish Independent, new Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has reassured the sporting press that we have forwards who can score goals. Now that is reassuring. Next week: ‘Tennis coach says he has players who can hit ball over net on regular basis’.

Will I take that ‘survey call’? A: Maybe. B: Maybe not At this stage, he’s in touch with me almost as often as I am with my mother… ‘He’ is the nice man from the company which is conducting a never-ending survey of SME trends. Usually, I take his call and answer his questions. To be fair – to borrow a phrase – I’m ‘co-operating fully with his enquiries’. But sometimes I just can’t face those slightly tedious multiple choice questions, and sometimes the man from the survey company just rings at the wrong time. He always says it will only take three or four minutes… this latest ‘round’ in the survey, the results of which presumably give a big indication of how the economy is going/how great a threat Brexit is/what measures

Government should be considering. No doubt it’s important stuff, but it’s hard to find the time…every time. In order to have the option of avoiding these regular calls, I took to saving the (Dublin) number as ‘Survey’. But they’ve outfoxed me, and now seem to be calling from a new number. Anyways, the chap who usually calls is a nice guy, probably undeserving of the ‘brush off’. So, more often than not, the call is accepted. Problem is, the questioning can wear you down, and I’m probably not the only respondent who doesn’t fully think their answers through. Typical question: How is your business faring in comparison to this time last year? A: The same. B: Slightly better. C: Significantly better. D: Worse. When ten or twelve such questions are fired at you in “three or four” minutes, and you’re desperate for the call to end so that you can get on with your life, it’s quite possible you’ll throw the odd ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ somewhere it shouldn’t go! (Other questions relate to whether or not you will be employing more people/ seeking finance, etc. again with a range of answers, some of which are quite similar). Thousands of small businesses take part in this survey, results of which are published at various times

It was all a far cry from a notorious occasion many years ago when a small number of Dublin fans went on a rampage in Roscommon…most notoriously of all…they broke into Roscommon Mart and released some cattle

throughout the year. So, if I’m party to misleading the entire nation as to what the economic outlook is, then sorry…but this never-ending survey of small businesses is far from perfect. And it never takes only three or four minutes…

Does this drive you mad on roundabouts? The first question is: Why are there a small (but somewhat annoying) number of human beings in the world, including in Roscommon town, who insist on cycling in the middle of the road when on a roundabout? The second question is: Why, in God’s name, do they make a perilous and frustrating situation worse by – bizarrely – slowly turning their head to look back when it has dawned on them that there’s a car behind them? Why are they surprised? If anyone has any answers, you can email or post them into our office – or just throw them in my car window if you happen to be cycling in the ‘middle’ of a roundabout…

Just when they thought… It’s been a tough couple of years for our friends in America…the land of opportunity/the free has really been through the mill. Many will feel that they’ve had enough turmoil. Begging the question…did we really have to send Daniel and Majella over? (Daniel & Majella’s US road trip, RTE, last Sunday, and no, I didn’t).


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One of Ireland’s most controversial and thought-provoking public intellectuals and independent thinkers to speak in County Roscommon Castlecoote House, the home of the annual Percy French Festival, has announced a set of three lectures by Kevin Myers, marking his return to the ‘public square’ after a nearly two-year absence. This absence began in August 2017, when The Sunday Times sacked Myers for making allegedly “anti-semitic” remarks in his column. The Taoiseach and Tanaiste denounced him, and the actions of The Sunday Times were welcomed jubilantly across the Irish media. But the Irish Jewish Representative Council stood by Myers, the Irish Jewish Historical Society invited him to address it, and the Israeli Ambassador took him to lunch!

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What was going on? The real victim here was not Kevin Myers, but free speech – and, crucially, Ireland’s marketplace of ideas. For over 30 years, Myers had been an outspoken opponent of the tenets and applications of political correctness; his enemies merely chose to exploit what he admits was a poor column to destroy him completely. As a result, our national political and cultural discourse has been curtailed at a time when the foundation of liberal society, freedom of expression, is under

threat not only in Ireland, but throughout the West. The Castlecoote Talks This new lecture series, entitled No Right to be Right, No Right to be Wrong: The Fictions of Freedom in the 21st Century, presents a rare opportunity to hear Myers (71), speak to matters of vital concern, in a time marked by rapid, unprecedented social and cultural change for the Irish nation. The lectures will run on three separate Tuesday evenings: Tuesday, 26 March: The Dictatorship of the Timid Tuesday 16 April: Endgame for Feminism Tuesday, 14 May: Secularism and Equality: Ruin’s Twin Sirens Each talk will begin at 7.30 pm and will be followed by questions and answers. Tickets are €15 per evening. More details can be found at www.castlecootehouse.com. For tickets and further information, contact info@ castlecootehouse.ie. Tel: 0906663794.


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Eleanor on form in Bake-off! Roscommon town student, Eleanor Walsh from Meánscoil Muire Gan Smal (The Convent of Mercy) was a runner-up in the senior category of the CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off’, supported by Odlums, Ireland’s colourful ‘Family’ themed cake. Hundreds of submissions were received from schools nationwide for the ‘CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off’ and after a tough judging process, these entries were whittled down to just 14 finalists who took part in the ‘Bake Off’ final in Ardscoil na Trionóide in Athy, Co. Kildare. CEIST, the ‘Catholic Education, An Irish Schools’ Trust’ is the Trustee body for 110 Voluntary Catholic Secondary Schools in Ireland. CEIST is a joint trusteeship comprising congregations of the Sisters of Mercy, Presentation Sisters, Daughters of Charity, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of the Christian Retreat and CEIST Odlums All-Ireland Bake-Off senior finalist Eleanor Walsh from has been in existence since Meánscoil Muire Gan Smal (The Convent of Mercy) , Roscommon town pictured with her Home EC teacher, Michelle Cleary. 2007.

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Council delegation in New York for St Patrick’s Day events Cllr. Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council

Cllr. Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, and Deputy Chief Executive Mr. Martin Lydon departed for the USA on Wednesday to represent Roscommon County Council at official functions to mark St. Patrick’s Day, 2019. On Thursday, 14th of March (today),

the delegation will meet with IDA Ireland, followed by a meeting with Tourism Ireland. In a statement, the Council said: “These are important meetings to encourage investment from abroad and to market Roscommon as a tourism and heritage destination for the Roscommon diaspora in the US”.

They will attend the St. Patrick’s Season Reception on Friday, 15th of March to celebrate the launch of the Irish US Economic Relationship 2019 Report at the offices of the Consulate General of Ireland with Mr. Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality as the special guest.

On Saturday, 16th of March the party will attend Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral and later will march with the Roscommon New York Association in the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade on 5th Avenue. The delegation will return from New York on Monday, 18th of March.

MARTY McDermott Coffee Morning in aid of Daffodil Day

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Pictured at a coffee morning in aid of Daffodil Day in JJ Harlow’s were Olive Fahy, Maura Moran and Agnes Murray. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Callaghan welcomes housing funding Cllr. Liam Callaghan has welcomed funding of over €1m for housing adaptation grants for older people, people with disability and people with mobility issues in Co. Roscommon. Grants of up to €30,000 are available to assist people with a disability to carry out necessary works, while grants of €8,000 are available for older people and grants of €6,000 for persons with mobility issues. Concluding Cllr. Callaghan said application forms are available from Roscommon Co. Council and he encouraged anybody with housing issues and who meets the criteria to apply without delay.

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NewsPeople Fresh daffodils wanted for Daffodil Day 2019! Daffodil Day takes place on Friday, March 22nd and Roscommon organisers are once again appealing to the public to donate fresh daffodils ahead of the event. Volunteers will be available to receive daffodils on Thursday, March 21st, at the Daffodil Day Depot in Harrison Centre, Roscommon town (unit beside Spirit Clothing) from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. We appeal again for volunteers to join with us on Daffodil Day for street selling. Phone: CallSave 1850 60 60 60.

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journey, then you are welcome to come along to a new monthly discussion group in Roscommon. For more information, please contact Mick on 086-3688604 or Malcolm on 0874565899.

Kilbride ICA to host tea/coffee morning Kilbride Irish Country Women’s Association are holding a tea/coffee morning in aid of Roscommon Cancer Support Centre on Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 11.30 am (after Mass) in Kilbride Community Centre. Please come along and support the committee in fundraising for this excellent cause.

‘Oíche Ghaelach’ in Cloonycolgan This St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17th), Cloonycolgan Community Centre will host an ‘Oíche Ghaelach’ – an Irish night to honour the feast of parish patron saint, St. Patrick, from 7-10 pm. This promises to be a harmony of traditional music and song. There will be Ceilí and Set Dancing with open mic for all those who wish to participate on the night. Please come along and celebrate St. Patrick’s night in the true tradition. All parishioners, family and friends will receive a céad mile fáilte and a brief history of St. Patrick will be narrated.

Heritage Audit to be launched in Creggs Creggs Rural Development and Tidy Towns committee will launch its heritage audit of

Ballinasloe Singers’ Circle celebrates 14 years

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Pictured in Doorly’s, Roscommon last Sunday evening for a Comhaltas Roscomáin and Gaelscoil de hÍde trad session were Benny and Mary Mulhern, who recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

‘Creggs and District’ in Creggs Historical Centre on Thursday, March 21st at 7.30 pm. Dr. Christy Cunniffe and Zena Hoctor will attend the launch and light refreshments will be served. It promises to be an entertaining night of historical studies and the book will be launched by Christy and Zena. All welcome.

Interested in angels, healing and the afterlife? If you are interested in the afterlife, angels, healings and mediumship and are looking for like-minded people to support you on your

Ballinasloe Singers Circle will celebrate its 14th Anniversary this evening (Thursday, 14th) from 9.30 pm at Clarke’s Dunlo Tavern in Ballinasloe. The Singers Circle has built up a sizeable following of singers and listeners over the past 14 years and takes place on the second Thursday of every month. It is expected to be a fabulous night of song and verse, and all are welcome.

Annual Consecration to Our Lady The Annual Consecration to Our Lady will take place on Sunday, March 24th at 4 pm in the Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon town. All are welcome.

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STRAIGHT TALKING

BREXIT: overshadowing many WITH SEAMUS DUKE

domestic problems With Brexit dominating the headlines this week – and rightly so too – a lot of the domestic problems that we are facing in this country are being put on the back burner. Take for instance the chronic housing crisis which is getting worse with every passing month. There is hardly a word about it lately. The reality of the situation in this country now is that quite apart from the tens of thousands of families that cannot get a council house, ordinary young people who have so-called good jobs simply cannot afford to buy a house, particularly if they are living anywhere near Dublin. I was talking to a friend of mine at the weekend whose son is working in Dublin as a member of the Gardai. He is going out with a woman who works in the Civil Service. They were hoping to buy a house. They are both renting at the moment and ‘paying through the nose’. Even when they can actually find somewhere that might be available to buy, they cannot afford it and have been turned down twice for mortgages. They are now thinking about emigrating to Canada for at least five years to see how they get on there. These people don’t want to leave Ireland, but they feel they have no option. There are many thousands of young

couples in the exact same position, people who have been priced out of the housing market. It’s a crying shame that we are losing these fine, young people because of a botched policy that no-one is prepared to tackle properly. Even the young people who do decide to stay have to buy houses far from their jobs if they are working in Dublin and they face a long commute every day, which is adding to the chronic traffic problems that already exist. Every so often Minster Eoghan Murphy makes a

Every so often Minster Eoghan Murphy makes a speech telling us all that the situation is under control, yet rents and the price of houses continue to rise

speech telling us all that the situation is under control, yet rents and the price of houses continue to rise. The situation in Roscommon is that property is at a reasonable price – and it’s a lovely place to live too – but the demand is low because all the jobs are in the big urban centres and it’s arguably too far to commute. The situation in the UK and other countries is certainly not as bad as it is here. It’s amazing that we cannot seem to be able to provide a solution to this crisis. We have gone from a situation where there were far too many houses in the country to a situation where there are not enough. For the people on the housing list who are waiting for a council house, the obvious solution is for the local authorities to build more houses – but for young people who are desperately trying to get on the property ladder the situation is worse, and more hopeless than ever. Hopefully the Brexit situation will be solved soon because there are other serious problems to be addressed here in this country – and housing is one of them. Surely it is not beyond the capabilities of all the ‘experts’ (who are costing the taxpayers a fortune) to sort this problem out. Making speeches every couple of months won’t sort it.

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182 181 181 171 171 152 161 181 171 162 151 161 152 151 141 2012 2008 2009 2008

Volkswagen Caddy Life TDI 7 Seater Volkswagen Shuttle 9 Seater SWB Volkswagen Sharan 2.0TDI 7 Seater Highline Volkswagen Caravelle 7 Seater Comfortline Volkswagen Touran 7 Seater Extras Volkswagen Shuttle 8 Seater Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 TDI 7 Seater (Extras) Volkswagen Touran 1.9TDI H/L Volkswagen Touran 1.6TDI C/L Volkswagen Touran 1.6 C/L 7 Seater Volkswagen Touran 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy Maxi 7 Seater A/T Volkswagen Caddy Maxi 1.6TDI 7 Seater Volkswagen Maxi Life 7 Seater Ford Transit 2.0DSL Bus 14 Seater Ford Galaxy 7 Seater A/t Mercedes Vito 9 Seater DSL Volkswagen Shuttle 9 Seater 1.9TDI Bus Volkswagen Kombi 6 Seater

€25,500 €39,500 €38,500 €39,950 €24,500 €29,700 €29,500 €33,500 €26,500 €22,500 €21,500 €22,500 €19,500 €21,500 €17,500 €11,500 €7,500 €10,500 €9,500

TOUAREG RANGE

161 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 262 Extras €333 Tax 2007 Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDI

€37,500 + VAT €6,500

AMAROK RANGE

182 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Trendline Manual 161 Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 Highline 180HP Canopy 151 Volkswagen Amarok 2.0TDI H/L A/T

€35,000 + VAT €28,900 + VAT €22,500 + VAT

GOLF VANS

161 151 142 2012 2009 2008 2007 2003

Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van Volkswagen golf van Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI Van

€13,500 + VAT €12,195 + VAT €10,975 + VAT €9,500 €6,500 €3,950 €2,000 €1,000

CRAFTER RANGE

182 182 181 171 152 151 151 2012 2010

Volkswagen Crafter LWB 177BHP 4X4 Black Volkswagen Crafter 3.5TDI MWB 140HP Extras Volkswagen Crafter 3.5TDI LWB 140HP Extras Volkswagen Crafter 3.5TDI LWB 140HP Trendline Volkswagen Crafter 3.0TDI MWB HR Volkswagen Crafter 3.5TDI MWB HR (136HB) Volkswagen Crafter LWB Fridge Van Volkswagen Crafter LWB Volkswagen Crafter MWB

€34,500 + VAT €26,500 + VAT €28,500 + VAT €26,500 + VAT €13,500 + VAT €14,000 + VAT €16,500 €10,500 + VAT €8,500 + VAT

TRANSPORTER RANGE

182 182 181 181 172 171

Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI Trendline 150BHP LWB Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI 102BHP Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI SWB VolkswagenTransporter 2.0TDI LWB 4 Motion Silver 150HP Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI SWB Highline Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI SWB 150BHP T line

€26,500 + VAT €22,500 + VAT €21,000 + VAT €27,000 +VAT €25,500 + VAT €20,000 + VAT

161 161 152 141 141 2012 2010 2009 2008

Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI SWB 102BHP Volkswagen transporter 2.0TDI LWB 70KM White Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI LWB 150BHP Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI SWB 150BHP Volkswagen Transporter LWB 2.0TDI 140BHP Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI LWB Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI LWB Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI LWB Volkswagen Transporter 2.0TDI SWB

€19,500 €18,000 €16,000 + VAT €14,500 + VAT €12,500 + VAT €10,500 + VAT €11,000 €7,500 + VAT €6,000 + VAT

CADDY RANGE

182 182 182 181 171 171 171 171 161 152 142 131 2012 2011 2010 2009

Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI 102HP Highline Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI 102HP Trendline Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI 102HP Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI Volkswagen Caddy Maxi 2.0TDI 150HP Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI Highline Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI Trendline Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI 150BHP Volkswagen Caddy 2.0TDI 150HP (Extras) Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI Volkswagen Caddy 1.6TDI

€17,000 + VAT €16,000 + VAT €14,800 +VAT €13,500 + VAT €12,500 + VAT €16,500 + VAT €12,500 + VAT €12,500 + VAT €11,500 + VAT €10,500 + VAT €9,500 + VAT €8,500 €7,500 €6,500 €5,000 €4,000

TIGUAN RANGE

182 182 181 181 171 171 162 161 161 152 151 141 132 2012 2010

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI“R”Line Complete 150HP Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI C/L“R”Line Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI C/L 7 Seater All Space Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI C/L Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI C/L Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI H/L Extras Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI C/L 150HP 4X4 A/T Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI“R”Line 150BHP A/T Volkswagen Tiguan Sports Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI TFN Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI L/L Volkswagen Tiguan TFN Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI

€38,500 €35,950 €36,500 €32,500 €28,500 €32,500 €28,500 €26,500 €22,500 €21,000 €19,950 €17,500 €13,500 €12,500 €10,500

LANDROVER RANGE

161 Range Rover Evoque DSL 5 DR 2003 Landrover Freelander 2.0 DSL

€32,500 €3,000

CITROEN RANGE

171 2011 2008 2012 2012

Citroen Berlingo Citroen Berlingo Citroen Berlingo Citroen Multi Space DSL 5 Seater Citroen C5 1.6HDI

€9,500 + VAT €5,500 €2,000 €8,500 €8,500

RENAULT RANGE

151 Renault Traffic DSL 1.6

€12,500

142 141 2012 2011 2011 2008

Renault Traffic DSL Van Renault Captur 1.5 DSL Renault Trafic 2.0DSL Renault Fleunce 1.5DSL Renault Kango 1.5DSL Renault Scenic 1.5DSL

€11,500 €14,500 €8,500 €5,500 €5,000 €4,500

TOYOTA RANGE

141 2009 2006 2005 2001

Toyota Proace 2.0DSL LWB Toyota Landcruiser LWB Toyota Hiace LWB Toyota Landcruiser LWB Passenger Toyota Landcruiser

€12,500 €14,500 €6,500 €7,500 €4,000

FORD RANGE

171 161 131 2012 152 141 141 141 141 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

Ford Transit Custom Ford Kugo 2.0 DSL Titanium Ford Transit Connect Ford Transit T260 Ford Transit 350 LWB 125 PJ Ford Transit 350 LWB 125 PJ Ford Transit 2.0DSL Bus 14 Seater Ford Tourneo Connect 7 Seater Ford Transit DSL Connect Ford Kugo 2.0TDI Ford Transit 350 RWD Ford Transit T280 LWB Ford Transit 2.2DSL Ford Transit T260

€15,000 €21,500 €10,500 €7,500 €13,500 + VAT €12,500 + VAT €17,500 €14,500 €6,500 €10,500 €8,500 €5,500 €6,000 €4,000

MITSUBISHI RANGE

151 151 141 141 141 2008 2008 2006 2006

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0DSL Mitsubishi Spacestar 1.0 5DR Mitsubishi Lancer 1.8 DSL Mitsubishi L200 5 Seater Commercial Mitsubishi ASX 1.8 DSL Passenger Mitsubishi Outlander Passenger Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2LWB Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 SWB Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5 Sport

€13,500 + VAT €7,500 €12,500 €13,500 €13,500 €4,500 €8,500 €6,500 €5,000

NISSAN RANGE

172 171 161 151 152 141 131 2011 2008

Nisan Qashqai 1.6 DSL 7 Seater Nissan Navara 2.5 Crew Cab Nissan Qashqai 1.5DSL Nissan Micra 5DR Nissan Qashqai 1.5DSL Nissan Qashqai 1.5DSL 7 Seater Nissan Micra 5DR Nissan Note 1.5 DSL Van Nissan Navara 2.5DSL Crew Cab

€24,500 €22,500 €21,000 €9,500 €18,500 €13,500 €7,500 €5,000 €8,500

MAZDA RANGE

171 141 131 2008

Mazda 6 Platinium (32KM) Mazda 3 2.2 DSL Sport Mazda 5 1.6 DSl 7 seater Nissan Navara 2.5DSL Crew Cab

€24,000 €12,500 €11,500 €8,500

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HUGE SPRING OFFERS – STOCK MUST CLEAR – TRADE IN, ADD €1,500 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT RANGE 182 Volkswagen T-Roc 1.6DSL Design Extras €26,500 182 Volkswagen Passat 1.4TSI (Petrol) 150BHP H/L €31,000 182 Volkswagen Passat HL Sports Full leather €33,500 181 Volkswagen Passat 1.6TDI C/L Extras €24,500 181 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI 150BHP C/L (12K) €28,500 172 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €24,950 161 Volkswagen Passat CL 2.0TDI 150HP €19,950 161 Volkswagen Passat 1.6TDI H/L Business Edition €18,500 151 Volkswagen Passat HL 2.0TDI 150hp €19,500 151 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €14,500 151 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI 120HP €13,500 141 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €13,950 132 Volkswagen Passat HL 1.6TDI €11,500 131 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €11,500 131 Volkswagen Passat CL 2.0TDI 140HP €11,500 131 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €13,500 2012 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €10,500 2012 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI €10,500 2012 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €8,950 2012 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI €8,500 2011 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI €7,500 2010 Volkswagen Passat TL 2.0TDI 140HP €6,500 2010 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €6,950 2009 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.9TDI €5,500 2007 Volkswagen Passat CL 2.0 140TDI €2,950 2007 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.9TDI €2,800 2006 Volkswagen Passat 1.6TDI €2,450 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ESTATE RANGE 181 Volkswagen Passat 2.0tdi 150bhp Highline €33,500 151 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €17,500 151 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI €16,000 141 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6TDI €14,950 141 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI €13,950 2011 Volkswagen Passat 1.6TDI estate €8,500 2010 Volkswagen Passat TL 1.6TDI €6,950 2007 Volkswagen Passat CL 1.6 Petrol €3,500 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT CC RANGE 141 Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0TDI 140HP €16,500 141 Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0TDI 140HP €15,000 2012 Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0TDI 140HP €12,500 2011 Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0TDI 140HP €9,000 VOLKSWAGEN POLO RANGE 181 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 Petrol LE €15,250 171 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI 12K €15,500 162 Volkswagen Polo 1.4TDI All Star €12,500 2010 Volkswagen Polo CL 1.6TDI €7,000 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE & GOLF SV RANGE 141 Volkswagen Beetle TL 1.6TDI €14,950 131 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0TDI Sport 140HP €14,950 2008 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet 1.4 Petrol €5,950 162 Volkswagen Golf SV C/L 1.6TDI €22,500 161 Volkswagen Golf SV1.6TDI H/L Automatic €24,500 151 Volkswagen Golf SV HL 1.6TDI €16,950 152 Volkswagen Golf SV 1.6TDI C/L Automatic €18,500 152 Volkswagen Golf SV TL 1.6TDI €16,500 142 Volkswagen Golf SV CL 1.6TDI €15,500 142 Volkswagen Golf SV CL 1.6TDI €13,950 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA RANGE 171 Volkswagen Jetta HL 2.0TDI €19,500 171 Volkswagen Jetta CL 2.0TDI €18,000 161 Volkswagen Jetta CL 2.0TDI €16,500 161 Volkswagen Jetta CL 2.0TDI €15,000 151 Volkswagen Jetta TL 2.0TDI €13,950 151 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6TDI H/L A/T €11,500 141 Volkswagen Jetta CL 1.6TDI €12,500

131 Volkswagen Jetta CL 1.6TDI €10,500 2012 Volkswagen Jetta CL 1.6TDI €8,500 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 Petrol Sports €4,500 2009 Volkswagen Jetta C/L 1.6 Petrol €3,500 2009 Volkswagen Jetta 1.9TDI A/T €4,000 2008 Volkswagen Jetta CL 1.9TDI €3,000 VOLKSWAGEN CADDY LIFE 7 SEATER RANGE 162 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI €22,500 161 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi TDI 7 Seater A/T €22,500 151 Volkswagen Caddy Life 1.6TDI €18,950 152 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI €20,500 151 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life 1.6TDI €18,950 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF RANGE 182 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI H/L Extras €27,000 182 Volkswagen Golf 1.0 Petrol HL €25,500 182 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI CL €26,500 171 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI All Star Sun Roof €21,000 171 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI T/L €17,500 161 Volkswagen Golf 2.0TDI 184HP GTD Extras €23,500 151 Volkswagen Golf 2.0TDI 150BHP €16,500 151 Volkswagen Golf TL 1.6TDI €13,950 2011 Volkswagen Golf TL 1.6TDI €7,950 2011 Volkswagen Golf TL 1.6TDI Alloys €8,500 2010 Volkswagen Golf TL 1.4 Petrol €7,950 2010 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI plus C/L €8,500 2008 Volkswagen Golf TL 1.9TDI €3,950 2008 Volkswagen Golf Match 1.9TDI €5,500 2007 Volkswagen Golf 1.9TDI €3,000 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS RANGE 2006 Volkswagen Golf Plus CL 1.9TDI €2,850 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN RANGE 181 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 7 Seater €35,500 171 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI C/L (15KMS) €29,500 162 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI H/L 150HP €28,000 161 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI sport €23,500 161 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 4 motion “R” Line A/T €25,500 152 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI LL 110HP €18,500 151 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 4 Motion Automatic €22,500 151 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI Sport 110HP €17,950 151 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI LL 110HP €18,950 141 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI Sport 110HP €16,950 141 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI TFN 110HP €14,950 141 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI Sport €16,450 131 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI Sport €14,950 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI TRN 140HP €11,500 AUTOMATIC RANGE 171 Audi A6 2.0TDI 190HP S Tronic A/T €28,500 151 Audi A6 2.0TDI SE S Tronic A/T €24,500 171 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI H/L 150HP DSG Choice €29,500 171 Volkswagen Jetta C/L Automatic €21,500 171 BMW X1 2.0DSL A/T €29,500 172 Volkswagen Passat 1.6TDI H/L DSG €28,500 162 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 150BHP 4X4 A/T €28,500 162 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI A/T €19,500 161 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 SV Highline A/T €24,500 161 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI DSG Highline €23,500 161 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI 5DR DSG €19,500 161 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 140HP “R” Line DSG €26,500 151 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0TDI DSG €13,500 151 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6TDI C/L DSG €13,500 151 Volkswagen Passat 1.6TDI H/L DSG €16,500 151 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 140HP 4 Motion DSG €22,500 152 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI C/L A/T €18,500 152 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI SV DSG C/L €18,500 141 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI H/L DSG €14,500 141 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI H/L DSG €14,500 131 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI C/L DSG €11,500 131 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI H/L DSG €13,500

2012 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI C/L DSG €11,500 2010 Volkswagen Golf 1.6TDI C/L DSG €8,500 SKODA RANGE 181 Skoda Fabia 1.0 Petrol Estate €14,500 181 Skoda Octavia 1.6TDI €22,500 172 Skoda 1.6TDI Ambition €18,500 171 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI 150BHP Style €22,500 171 Skoda Yeti 2.0DSL €18,500 162 Skoda Octavia Estate €16,500 162 Skoda Octavia 1.6TDI Active €13,500 161 Skoda Octavia1.6TDI Ambition €15,000 161 Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI 150BHP Style €16,500 152 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI Style €16,500 141 Skoda Superb 2.0TDI €13,500 131 Skoda Octavia DSL Estate A/T €8,500 2010 Skoda Octavia 1.6TDI €7,500 2006 Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI DSL ( Tested ) €1,500 HYUNDAI RANGE 161 Hyundai Tucson 1.7 DSl Exec ( Leather) €21,500 142 Hyundai i30 1.4 DSL Van €7,500 + VAT 131 Hyundai i20 1.4 A/T €8,500 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 DSL Passenger €8,500 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0DSL Commercial €6,500 BMW RANGE 171 BMW X1 A/T 2.0DSL Extras €29,500 151 BMW 316 2.0 DSL Sport €21,000 2011 BMW 116 2.0 DSL €10,500 2010 BMW 520 SE DSL €8,500 2008 BMW 520 SE DSl €6,500 KIA RANGE 171 Kia Sorento 2.0DSL 7 Seater Platinium €29,950 151 Kia C’eed EX 1.6DSL €13,500 2012 Kia C’eed 1.6DSL EX €8,500 2008 Kia C’eed 1.6DSL €5,000 2007 Kia Sportage 2.0DSL €2,000 TOYOTA RANGE 181 Toyota Avensis DSL €24,500 171 Toyota RAV4 2.2DSL €25,500 172 Toyota Avensis 2.0DSL Aura €21,500 161 Toyota RAV 4 Luna DSL €19,500 151 Toyota Corolla 1.4 DSL €14,000 141 Toyota Auris 1.4DSL Luna (35K) €13,500 142 Toyota Corolla 1.4 DSL Saloon €13,000 131 Toyota Avensis 2.0DSL €8,500 2012 Toyota Auris 1.4DSL €9,500 2011 Toyota Avensis 2.0DSL €8,500 2009 Toyota Avensis 2.0 D4D €5,950 2006 Toyota Hiace LWB €6,500 AUDI RANGE 171 Audi A6 2.0TDI SE S Tronic A/T €28,500 151 Audi A6 2.0TDI SE S Tronic A/T €24,500 171 Audi A3 DSL Saloon S Line €27,500 141 Audi A6 2.0TDI SE 177HP €16,500 2012 Audi A4 2.0TDI ( High Mileage ) €10,500 2011 Audi A3 1.6DSL €9,500 2011 Audi A4 2.0TDI €10,500 2010 Audi A4 2.0TDI €8,500 MERCEDES RANGE 181 Mercedes CLA 180 Automatic Sport DSL €31,500 131 Mercedes C200 DSL €16,500 161 Mercedes Vito DSK 111 Van €14,500 2008 Mercedes Vito DSL 9 Seater Bus €7,500 VOLKSWAGEN 7 SEATER RANGE 182 Volkswagen Touran 7 Seater €31,000 181 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDI 150BHP Allspace 7 Seater €36,500 161 Volkswagen Sharan CL 2.0TDI 150HP €28,500

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€140,000 in ‘Historic Towns’ funding for Boyle Boyle is one of six towns to receive funding under the Historic Towns Initiative (HTI) 2019, a joint initiative of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Heritage Council. €140,000 is being provided to enhance the streetscape of the Main Street in Boyle. Senator Frank Feighan said: “The funding of €140,000 will go towards improving the streetscape of Main Street and I have no doubt that this will attract more people to live in the town centre along with increasing the inflow of tourists.

“This project is aimed at the development of a cultural quarter in the town which will both conserve and celebrate our fine architectural heritage while encouraging more people to live in the town centre. “Local authorities were invited to propose projects for heritage-led regeneration in one historic town in their area and following a competitive process, Boyle was one of the six towns successful. “This funding is more welcome news for Boyle which has been the beneficiary of a series of significant funding

announcements in recent months, including the allocation of €1.7m for a regeneration project on the former Royal Hotel site”. Senator Maura Hopkins stated: “The investment, which will be supported with a contribution from property owners, will improve the streetscape with a view to attracting new businesses to the centre of town and developing the tourism offering locally”. Both politicians praised all associated with the project, including the Boyle Town Team.

L-R: Michael Parsons, Chairman of the Heritage Council, Josepha Madigan, TD, Minister for Culture Heritage & The Gaeltacht, and Virginia Teehan, Chief Executive of the Heritage Council. Virginia and Michael are holding the details of the winning towns.

Hand calls for upgrading of roads in South Roscommon

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Local election candidate in South Roscommon, Malachy Hand (Fianna Fáil), has called for increased funding for roads in South Roscommon, particularly in light of the “recently flagged unequal distribution of funding across the three municipal areas of the county”. He said: “Heavy traffic, harsh weather and flooding coupled with failure to clear shores at road edges, in recent times, have resulted in poor road surfaces, potholing and flooding in many areas across the county. Lack of investment in our roads has resulted in this wear and tear going unchecked and problems worsening, without intervention. “The damage caused to cars, the isolation of being marooned due to flooding in the depths of winter and the associated worry of damage to residential property highlights this vicious circle which must, sooner or later, be addressed”, Mr. Hand pointed out. He added that, if elected in May, he will endeavour to ensure that a fair share of funding is allocated to South Roscommon, particularly for villages affected by flooding.

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Sinn Féin spokesperson for Roscommon, Claire Kerrane, has described as “scandalous” the fact that 583 people in Roscommon are being left waiting for an initial assessment for Occupational Therapy. Speaking on the HSE figures received by her party colleague and Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD, Ms. Kerrane said: “It is absolutely scandalous that 583 people in County Roscommon are waiting for their first assessment in accessing Occupational Therapy. “Out of the 583 people waiting for an initial assessment in Roscommon, 173 are under 18 years of age. So far, at least 33 of these young people have been waiting for over one year. This is extremely concerning”. Ms. Kerrane said that the figures are “just another example of the state of our health service under Fine Gael” and added that, “as usual” it is the most vulnerable in society who are suffering.


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NewsPeople Three years ago this week, Athlone woman Maeve Kelly was driving to Roscommon town from her home in Knockcroghery when she was involved in a road traffic collision, leaving her with life-changing physical injuries and psychological scars. As part of Brain Injury Awareness Week (March 11th to 15th), Maeve shared her story with our reporter, Dan Dooner…

Crash victim Maeve calls for improved mental health support In mid-March 2016, while travelling to collect a family member from the cinema, I was involved in an event that would not only change my life but the lives of my entire family. I was involved in a major road traffic collision on the Athlone Road, just outside Roscommon town, and only regained consciousness five days later in the critical care unit at the Regional Hospital in Tullamore. I suffered multiple injuries including a broken neck, fractured back, a fractured left knee, a shattered femur and tibia in my right leg, which are now held together by a metal plate running from my hip to ankle, and a mild traumatic brain injury. The care I received from the ambulance service and paramedics who attended the scene from Roscommon and Athlone, and the after-care I received at the Regional Hospital in Tullamore, was outstanding. However, I was released weeks later only to realise that as an outpatient who would be confined to bed for months, my after-care would be a different story. I had to depend on immediate family for basic care, such as showering and using toilet facilities, as there was no home care available. I received no follow-up care from any of the mental health agencies, leaving me with a feeling of complete isolation after such a traumatic event. I had to completely rely on my own GP. It’s important to remember that not all disability is visible. Rehabilitation following a LEFT: Maeve Kelly was involved in a horrific road traffic collision in March 2016, which left her with life-changing injuries.

Convent of Mercy, Roscommon presents ‘Take Notice’ exhibition The Convent of Mercy, Roscommon is proud to present ‘Take Notice’, a colourful exhibition of artwork created by Transition Year and First Year students. The exhibition aims to communicate some of the important skills we can embrace to help us in becoming more aware, active and responsible citizens within our daily life and the world around us. This exhibition will be launched on Tuesday next, 19th of March at 7 pm in Aras an

Chontae, Roscommon. Cllr. Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, will officially open the exhibition. Students were given the task of exploring the theme of ‘minding our wellbeing’. This resulted in a collection of creative pieces that invite us to ‘Take Notice’ of a variety of messages that could help us be healthier and more engaged in our day to day lives. Colour plays an important role in this exhibition, with the

collection of work hoping to evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and positivity. Our young artists are wishing to communicate these important messages such as ‘healthy eating’ and ‘connecting with others’ and showing the power that Visual Art has in exploring and communicating such topics. We welcome you to come and celebrate what our students have discovered as a result of unravelling the theme, ‘minding our wellbeing’.

Due to the fact that so much of the damage I sustained in the collision was internal, my external appearance has caused me to be questioned, judged and repeatedly checked for parking illegally brain injury can take years. Many people expect the patient to be the same as they were prior to the injury, which can be extremely challenging for someone who may look well on the outside but is quietly dealing with a host of internal injuries. For example, hyperacusis, or sensitivity to sound, has completely changed the way I interact socially. Visual changes and light sensitivity means that I have to wear prescription sunglasses outdoors and Irlen lenses for indoor use. Fluorescent lights, found in many shops and offices are also a major problem. Crowds and loud noises have become so overwhelming that I now cope by restricting exposure to public places. I am also still in the process of learning to understand new body sensations and getting

used to a new ‘normal’. I am learning to differentiate between physical and emotional triggers and the reactions they cause in my body. While I am tenacious by nature and my resilience is strong, learning to accept that I will never be the same as I was prior to the crash is an on-going struggle. After experiencing first-hand the shortcomings of the post-injury care available in Ireland, I would definitely like to see more funding for staff and after-care facilities for those dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PTSD falls under the category of mental health, requiring the intervention of a fully-qualified mental health care practitioner, and in my opinion, should be part of an immediate after care programme following any traumatic injury. Another result of the crash is that I now require a disabled parking permit, which means I face a new challenge. Due to the fact that so much of the damage I sustained in the collision was internal, my external appearance has caused me to be questioned, judged and repeatedly checked for parking illegally, because no-one can see the healing fractures in my neck and spine or the damage to my hearing and vision. Unfortunately, unless I am in the throes of a visible anxiety attack, triggered by a sudden onset of nerves misfiring from the permanent damage to my nervous system, no-one would ever suspect a thing. While I am very blessed to have the support of my family and friends, I strongly believe that the public systems that are currently in place for Irish citizens who suffer with physical or emotional PTSD are simply not good enough and more support is needed as victims struggle to adapt to their new ‘normal’.

Convent of Mercy Secondary School Roscommon presents

TAKE NOTICE Art Exhibition A collection of Paintings, Photography, Prints and Textiles inspired by the theme “Minding Our Well-Being” All are welcome to attend the Launch in Áras an Chontae, Roscommon where Councillor Ivan Connaughton, Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council will officially open the exhibition Special Guest Speaker: Artist, Illustrator & Activist, Joe Caslin

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A Special Mass for Healing A Special Mass for Healing will take place at Our Lady Star of the Sea Prayer Centre, Curraghboy, Athlone on Thursday, 21st of March commencing at 8 pm. The celebrant will be Fr. Luke Ohiemi. Confessions will be available from 7 pm prior to the commencement of Holy Mass. Individual Blessings for Healing and Benediction will take place after Mass. All are most welcome. Contact 086-4054489 for more information.

Seed sowing event at Arcarne Garden Centre There will be a free seed sowing event at Ardcarne Garden Centre in Boyle and Roscommon town on Saturday, March 16th from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Pick up some expert tips on how to sow all your flowers and vegetables.

Garden Club to host Easter floral demonstration With Easter just around the corner, the next meeting of Roscommon Garden Club will take place at 8 pm on Monday, March 25th in the Abbey Hotel and will include a floral demonstration to celebrate Easter. Mary Gaynor from Ivy Rose Floral Design in Strokestown will be the demonstrator at this month’s meeting. Mary has had a very interesting career having first worked in floristry in Gramercy, New York City where she gained knowledge on a vast array of flowers from the exotics to garden flowers. She also studied art and design at the Students Art League New York. Mary opened Ivy Rose Floral Design in 2012 and she is well known for her stunning wedding flowers, both bespoke and traditional. Roscommon Garden Club is looking forward to welcoming such a great local talent. This is one meeting not to be missed!

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS ROADS ACT 1993, SECTION 75 ROADS REGULATIONS 1994, ARTICLE 12 Roscommon County Council has decided to close the road set out in the schedule hereunder for the period and the reason specified. Road to be closed: L7055 Ardsallagh Woods Road from Hannons Hotel to Golf Club Period of Closure: Between the hours of 8am and 3pm on Saturday the 23rd March 2019. Alternative Routes: Via N61, N63 & L1812 And vice versa

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS ROADS ACT 1993, SECTION 75 ROADS REGULATIONS 1994, ARTICLE 12

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Roscommon County Council hereby gives notice of its intention to close the road referred to hereunder.

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Road to be closed: The L-7114-0 at Emmoo Townland will be closed between its junction with the N63 and the L-1806-0 at Ballynacullia. Alternative Routes: Traffic will be diverted from the L-7114-0 onto the N-63 to Roxborough 3rds/Ballinaboy 4rd then turning left on to the L-1806-0 to its junction with L-7114-0 and vice versa. Period of Closure: The period of closure is from 2nd April 2019 to the 14th May 2019 inclusive.

Reason for Closures: To facilitate the Ros Run event Roads & Transportation Department Roscommon County Council

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Reason for Road Closure: Laying of water mains along the public road as part of Irish Waters Water Networks Programme. All necessary approach signage and diversion signage will be used at the required locations as per Traffic Management Plan.

TEMPORARY CLOSING OF ROADS ROADS ACT 1993, SECTION 75 ROADS REGULATIONS 1994, ARTICLE 12 Roscommon County Council has decided to close the road set out in the schedule hereunder for the period and the reason specified. Road to be closed: L7057 from the junction of L7057 and L1813 at Mote Park to the junction of L7057 and L1812 at Slevinagee Period of Closure: Monday 25th March, 2019 to Friday, 19th April, 2019.

Residents will be contacted and notified directly by the Contractor in advance of the closure. Closures will be phased to ensure minimum disruption to locals. Maps showing proposed closure/diversions are available on www.roscommoncoco.ie Objections may be made in writing to the undersigned in respect of the proposed temporary road closure to arrive not later than 12pm on Tuesday 19th March 2019. Fiona Ni Chuinn, A/Director of Services, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae Roscommon F42 VR98

COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE JIGGY AND THE HIND RIVERS HELP PROTECT YOUR LOCAL RIVER VENUE

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Wednesday, 20th 7.30pm March 2019 8.30pm

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Alternative Routes: Via L1813 and L1812 And Vice Versa Reason for Closure: To facilitate repairs to Derrydonnell Bridge. Roads & Transportation Department Roscommon County Council

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At Present, water quality in the Jiggy and the Hind Rivers is not as good as it could be. You are invited to an Information Meeting to hear about plans to improve water quality in this locality. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussions with the people who will be working in your local catchment. This is a new approach aimed at improving water quality and everyone can play their part! The area covered by the Jiggy and the Hind Priority Area for Action stretches from the townlands of Fuerty to Clooncah and from Bohergarve to Knockmeane. For more information contact: Bernie White (085 803 0094 / bwhite@lawaters.ie) or Catherine Seale (085 808 5533 / cseale@lawaters.ie)

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Reporting of Political Donations by Third Parties The provisions of the Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act 1999 as amended in relation to third parties are designed to bring such person or persons within the political donation regime in operation at local government level. A “third party” is defined in the legislation as “any person, other than a political party registered in the Register of Political Parties under Part III of the Electoral Act 1992 or a candidate at an election, who accepts, in a particular year, a donation the value of which exceeds €100.” The “third party” is required to register with Roscommon County Council to open a political donations account and to submit a statement from a financial institution with a certificate and statutory declaration to Roscommon County Council not later than 31st March each year. Individuals or organisations within the administrative area of Roscommon County Council who consider that the above provisions apply to them must make a return to the undersigned before 31st March 2019. For further information please see www.roscommoncoco.ie or contact corporateservices@roscommoncoco.ie or telephone 090 6637231

Appeal for action on bridges, roads Local election candidate Marty McDermott has raised the “urgent need” for a number of issues relating to local roads and bridges to be addressed. The first-time Fianna Fáil candidate (Roscommon Municipal Area) said it is essential that these issues are addressed from a safety perspective. In a press statement issued to the Roscommon People, Mr. McDermott said that a number of con-

cerns had been raised with him by local residents. He said that Lisadurn Bridge, when approached from Scrine Hill area, is dangerous for motorists and pedestrians and that this issue requires immediate attention. On speeding/traffic calming measures, Mr. McDermott said that residents in the Mote Park area have raised their frustration over speeding. “They say that a small

Notice is hereby given that Roscommon County Council proposes to make new Bye-Laws to regulate and control the Segregation, Storage and Presentation of Household and Commercial Waste within its functional area. It is proposed the make provision in the Bye-Laws for the imposition of a fixed payment of €75 in respect of a contravention of a Bye-Law as an alternative to a prosecution, as provided for in Section 206 of the Local Government Act 2001. These bye-laws repeal Roscommon County Council Storage, Presentation & Collection of Household Waste Bye-Laws 2008. The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection at: Environment Section, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon from Thursday 14th March, 2019 until Thursday 18th April, 2019 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. A copy of the draft Bye-Laws may also be obtained free of charge from this location. They are also available for inspection at all Council Public Libraries (during normal opening hours) and Athlone, Boyle, Strokestown, Castlerea, Ballaghaderreen Council Offices (during normal office hours) or may be viewed online at www.roscommoncoco.ie. Roscommon County Council will consider any submissions made in relation to the Draft Bye-Laws. Such submissions can be made in writing before 5pm on Thursday 2nd May, 2019 to: Environment Section, Roscommon County Council, Áras an Chontae, Roscommon or by email to environment@roscommoncoco.ie. All submissions must include the name and address of the person/organisation making the submission, and will be included in a final report which will be available for public viewing. Shane Tiernan Director of Services

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for resurfacing of the road at Gallowstown. “People are very concerned about the recurring flooding problems at that level crossing” he said. Mr. McDermott pledged to continue to raise these issues during the 2019 local election campaign and to pursue them if elected to Roscommon County Council.

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number of motorists are speeding in the area and this is obviously a major worry, especially with children playing and walking in the area. I am calling for a review of the location of speed limit warning signs. I am also calling for traffic calming measures at Cloverhill NS”. Mr. McDermott also raised the issue of flash flooding at Ballymurray level crossing and the need

When Roscommon Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher met French Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Stéphane Crouzat in Athlone I.T. last week she presented him with a pin from The Irish Wheelchair Association (the ‘Where is Paddy?’ campaign). The pins are €2 and are for sale in the Irish Wheelchair Association shop on Circular Road, Roscommon. The Ambassador was in Athlone to celebrate the gastronomical links between France and Ireland.

Grants for schools welcomed Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced €50 million in grants to underpin the implementation of the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020. This will enable grant funding for the purchase of ICT infrastructure such as tablets, cloud systems and projectors which will issue to all eligible primary and post primary schools. Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins said this funding will enable schools in Roscommon and Galway to embed the use of digital technology in teaching and learning. She added: “At primary level, the grant is worth in the region of €5,900 for a 100-pupil school. Secondary schools of 500 students can receive €27,000 rising to €52,000 for a 1,000-student school. “A further €5m is also being set aside in this year’s tranche to recognise and support schools’ efforts to engage with digital technologies in teaching and learning”.

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy called for a Ballaghaderreen GP to be excused from taking on additional patients under the HSE’s Primary Care Reimbursement Scheme (PCRS). The TD said: “There is now a three-day waiting list for this GP’s surgery and his existing patients are very frustrated. However, despite this, a number of additional patients have been assigned to him by the PCRS. His practice nurse is on leave and his efforts to source a full-time nurse have not been successful”. Deputy Murphy added: “As a single-handed GP who also looks after patients in the EROC centre in Ballaghaderreen I feel that he should be excluded from patient appointments to his panel”. The TD said that there was already “extraordinary pressure on this GP prior to the arrival of patients from Syria and the EROC centre”. “Yet, despite the promises by the Government and Department of Health, no new resources or funding were allocated to the Ballaghaderreen area to support existing health services and now we can see the fall-out of this,” said Deputy Murphy. The Fianna Fáil TD said that the GP was asked to take on a family coming from direct provision in Mosney centre last year and while this placed an even greater burden on the surgery he had accepted the patients.

Hypocrisy of politicians? Churchfield, Knock Dear Editor, I was reading the newspaper recently and I noticed that many of our Ministers and TDs are going all over the world to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I have no objection to them going at their own expense, but I object to them using taxpayers’ money to fund their trips as most of these politicians voted against St. Patrick’s teaching in the Abortion Referendum. To me this is total hypocrisy and it is not acceptable. Your sincerely, Mike Coyle


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Prize Fund: €500 “My Roscommon” is a photography project aimed at capturing a moment in time in Roscommon on a particular day in 2019. On Saturday 30th March 2019, we are encouraging you to be part of a unique project by taking a picture of something, someone or somewhere in Roscommon to record life and place on this day in our county. Using smart phones or cameras, capture a moment in your day and email it as part of the Cathaoirleach’s Award Programme 2019. Images will be selected for publication/ exhibition and a number of awards made under the following theme:

My Home/My People/My Community Prizes in 3 Categories Child: Up to 12 years Young Person: 13-17 years Adult: 18 and over Taking a “photo journalistic” approach, the focus is on capturing life as it is happening in front of you. Join in this truly unique Roscommon photographic adventure. For full terms and conditions and application form please visit: http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/ Community/Creative-Ireland/ Majella Hunt Director of Services The Cathaoirleach’s Award is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from creative.ireland.ie and ireland.ie 


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ROUND TOWN BUS SERVICE SURVEY (Roscommon Town) & Village/Rural Area Bus Service Survey into Roscommon Town Please return Survey by Friday 29th March 2019 to Roscommon Town Team c/o Roscommon Tourist Office, Market Square, Roscommon Town, (open: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 1.45 p.m.) Q1:

Where do you live? Name of Estate/ Part of Roscommon Town (Street or Road): ______________________________________________________________

Survey to gauge demand goes live today

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A Round Town Bus Service survey goes live today (Thursday 14th) to establish the need for a Local Linktype service for Roscommon town. Roscommon Town Team Chairman Larry Brennan says he believes there is a real need for the service for the county town and surrounds. Speaking to the Roscommon People earlier this week, he said the lack of a transport service in the town was a constant issue at the team’s meetings. “This is something that is constantly raised at our meetings. It’s well known that Roscommon town has a problem with taxi services, particularly in midweek and we are hoping that a bus service would complement the existing taxi service rather than compete with it. “A ‘round town’ bus would provide a service during the day, evening and early night which would alleviate the pressure on the existing taxi services,” he said. The chairman added that the lack of an early evening/night-time taxi service was a constant issue for business people and shoppers in Roscommon town. “We are encouraging people to take part in the Round Town Bus Service survey which goes live from today (Thursday 14th) and if there’s a demand then this will hopefully lead to an affordable service in Roscommon town and surrounds from early morning to late evening”.

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Please indicate how many people of each age group live in your house that may avail of a local link service. Please tick as many choices as you require.

Cllr. Orla Leyden, who has also highlighted the need for a scheduled bus service for the locality as well as new bus services from villages and rural areas into the town, raised the issue when Camilla Kelly, Manager of Local link in Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim attended a recent meeting of Roscommon County Council. Cllr. Leyden said she has been working with Roscommon Town Team and its Local Link bus sub-committee. Other committee members include Chairperson Larry Brennan, Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher, Helen McGinty, Theresa Murray and Bernie Kearney. Cllr. Leyden said that she has prepared a hard copy of a Round Town Bus Service survey as well as an online version with Roscommon Town Team to demonstrate the need for this vital bus service. The survey is available to pick up in Roscommon Tourist Office from today (14th March) and must be returned by Friday, March 29th. Participants can also email roscommontownteam@gmail.com. An online survey, available on Survey Monkey, will be promoted via social

media on the Roscommon Town Team Facebook page. Cllr. Leyden said that the survey is short and to the point taking no more than two minutes to complete. Its main purpose is to establish how many people would be interested in using the service as well as establishing the areas most in need and the reasons it would be used (work, sports, shopping, school, etc.) Once the data is collected it will be collated and sent to Camilla Kelly, Local Link manager. Cllr. Leyden said: “I’m calling on those interested in this service to complete the survey so that a compelling case can be made for a Local Link bus service. “It is hoped that Local Link will then advertise the tender for this vital bus service into and around Roscommon town by this summer”. Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher, a Roscommon Town Team member is also encouraging those in need of transport to take part in the survey in order to have their voices heard. “If the results show there is a need for transport then a bus will be provided,” she said.

Less than 5 years old 5 – 12 years 13 – 18 years 19- 29 years 30- 45 years 46- 64 years 65- 84 years 85 years and Older Q3. If there was a Local Link Roscommon, Round Town Bus Service and service into Roscommon Town from outlining villages and areas for what reason(s) would you avail of it? Please look at this List

Please tick as many choices as you require.

Work Pre-school / Creche School Shopping Hospital Appointments / Clinics/ Primary Care Socially Recreation / Sport Other – Please list Q4. Please indicate what time (s) you would avail of the bus service and indicate if daily, weekly or once off Q 5.

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Leyden’s triumph Registration of Wills Bill passes all stages in Seanad

ALL SET FOR GALWAY: Roscommon fans, pictured at the recent game against Dublin in Dr. Hyde Park, will be hoping that Anthony Cunningham’s team can ease their relegation concerns with a win over Galway this weekend.

The Registration of Wills Bill 2016 has passed all stages in the Seanad this week. Senator Terry Leyden has welcomed the passing of the Bill and will work with his parliamentary party colleagues as it moves into the Dáil. Senator Leyden commented: “I am delighted to see the Bill move through the Seanad with the support of my party colleagues and others. It is disappointing that Fine Gael opposed the Bill as it serves an important purpose. “The Bill aims at providing a clear statutory basis for the registration of wills and will enable a person making a will, or the solicitor, to register the location of a will with a central

authority. “The latest figures from the CSO tell us there was 30,484 deaths in 2017. Of these deaths, approximately 9,000 went to probate. There are over 10,000 solicitors registered with the Law Society with 2,200 practices – so it does not surprise me that wills may go missing, resulting in the wishes of the deceased not being honoured”. Senator Leyden said that the Bill gives a voice to the voiceless and has passed through the Seanad after a long campaign. “I look forward to engaging with the government at the next stage and am open to amendments which will only lead to robust legislation. I will work with my colleagues in our parliamentary party and spokesperson in Dáil Éireann to make every effort to have the Bill enacted,” concluded Senator Leyden.


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Touch of class! CLASS GRASS TAKES OVERALL ROSCOMMON ENTERPRISE AWARD!  DAN DOONER

Castlecoote-based business Class Grass Ltd. was named as this year’s Roscommon County Enterprise Award winner, taking the top prize of €3,500 in the process at the awards ceremony last Friday at the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon. Athlone Baysports Ltd. received a Special Merit award in recognition of exceptional growth in employment and visitor numbers in the tourism sector. Class Grass was launched in 2010 by Padraic Cuddy, who had identified a gap in the Irish market for high quality synthetic grass for use in residential, commercial and education sectors and has grown into one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of synthetic grasses. Accepting the award last Friday, Mr. Cuddy said he had been inspired by his son, who had requested a realistic toy field in 2015. This led to the development of ‘The Field’, a model toy farm which has since sold more than 20,000 units and won multiple awards. Class Grass had developed a marketing strategy with help from the Local Enterprise Office in Roscommon and the toy is now stocked in 150 retail outlets and sold online through Amazon and other platforms. Padraic Cuddy said he was “flattered” to receive the award and described the support he had received from LEO as “unbelievable”. “It’s been an amazing journey with The Field. I’m one of these people that will take the risk and chase my dream and try and get it over

the line – thank God it’s going very well. It’s very difficult (too), we launched it in the United States last year and we also successfully launched it on the Amazon platforms in Italy, France, Germany and Spain. “I really appreciate the support we get from the Local Enterprise Office because without it, and as confident as I am at times, I don’t think I’d have the confidence to continue. It’s lovely to get the recognition and we hope to continue to make it a success and hopefully put Roscommon on the map,” he said. Class Grass Ltd. will go on to represent LEO Roscommon at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday, May 29th in the Mansion House in Dublin. Judging will take place in April and May and Class Grass will be competing against 30 other finalists for a share of the €40,000 prize fund. Louise Ward, Head of Enterprise said: “Class Grass has already become a success story and the judges were particularly impressed by their success in domestic and export markets. The National Enterprise Awards are a great barometer for what the Local Enterprise Offices are doing and every year the standard is getting better and better and we are delighted to have Class Grass representing us in Dublin in May”. Roscommon County Council CEO Eugene Cummins, meanwhile, described the Castlecoote company’s rise to prominence as “an extraordinary achievement”. Meanwhile, Richie O’Hara of Athlone Baysports said his company’s Special Merit award

was “unexpected” and that he was priviliged to accept it on behalf of the company. He described the support the company had received from LEO as “invaluable”. The company has experienced phenomenal growth in the last number of years and employs over 60 people during its four-month summer operations at Hodson Bay.

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FarmingPeople IFA: Producers need stronger support! Addressing a seminar organised by IFA on Producer Organisations, IFA President Joe Healy said producer groups need more support if they are to succeed. “We are also aware of numerous situations where processors and agents have used every trick in the book to pick off members of producer groups to see if they can divide and break up groups. “Producer organisations need a lot more support and particularly financial support from the Department of Agriculture. €1,500 to set up a group and €1,500 for legal advice is not sufficient. Groups need ongoing support on an annual basis, especially in the early years to keep going, if they have any chance of being able to stand up to the dominance of the powerful retailers and processors. “The food supply chain is characterised by a concentration of buying power in the hands of a small number of powerful retail groups. “As farmers, this is the power of the retail and processing sectors we are up against. IFA wants to support producer organisations, where farmers wish to set up groups. We have registered with the Department of Agriculture as an approved facilitator. We are available to help and assist any group of farmer members wishing to set up a producer organisation in any sector,” he said.

Beef Plan group’s ‘very significant’ meeting with Minister  DAN DOONER

A spokesperson for the Roscommon Beef Plan Movement described last week’s meeting between a delegation from the group and Minister Michael Creed as “very significant”. Roscommon PRO, David Creighton, said a delegation from the movement, including its co-founders, Eamon Corley and Hugh Doyle, met with the Minister at Agriculture House on Wednesday of last week. “It was a very significant meeting because it was the first time the Minister has met with members of the Beef Plan Movement since

the group’s formation last October. This shows how far the movement has come since it was established and that it is accepted as a representative group for farmers in the beef industry. “Last week’s meeting was exploratory in nature and allowed the delegation, which included co-founders Eamon Corley and Hugh Doyle and Animal Health Chairman, Michael Rafferty, to lay out the issues which has the sector in the complete mess that it is in. “It was a clear message that the Beef Plan Movement is here to stay and we look forward to more meetings with Minister Creed in future,” he said.

Mr. Creighton said that the Beef Plan delegation stressed the importance of delivering on “seven anti-competitive practices”

within the beef sector. These include: feedlot operations; the four-movement rule; the 70-day retention period for quality assurance; factories’

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Manager’s report… Brendan Egan, Castlerea Mart “Last week saw the largest sale of 2019 to date and despite the recent inclement weather conditions, trade remained strong for all categories of stock and in some cases prices were improved on previous weeks. Breeding stock in particular and quality stores for further feeding recorded some very fancy prices on the day while the increased numbers of bullocks on offer met with stronger demand this week. “The cow trade reported a good clearance and the calf ring, with increased numbers on offer, witnessed better demand this week especially for the better quality lots. “Bigger numbers of calves presented for sale also this week, Fr bulls made from €10 to €70 per head. AA and Hex made from €150 to €280 with continentals making from €230 to €380. Runners made up to €880 for the top quality continental lots. “Sales continue at Castlerea Mart today (Thursday 14th) with our usual sale of bullocks, heifers, cows, calves, runners and weanlings. All sales commence at 11 am with three rings in operation”.

Manager’s report… Maura Quigley, Roscommon Mart “The numbers on offer are increasing weekly with an excellent turnout of stock at last Friday’s sale. There was a strong trade for bullocks with a good attendance of buyers actively sourcing stock resulting in a high clearance of lots. “Sales continue on Fridays for bullocks, heifers and dry cows and there is a special sale of heifers this Friday (15th) at 11 am. “The first organic sale of year was held on Saturday last with a good number of excellent quality stock on offer with a full clearance of lots. The next organic sale will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 12 noon. Bookings accepted up to 5 pm on Thursday, March 28th. “There were similar numbers on offer at this week’s sheep sale. Prices for finished hoggets peaked at €120 for 55.5kgs. There was a steady trade for cast ewes with prices ranging from €32 up to €115. Sales continue each Wednesday at 11 am for lambs and cast ewes. Sheep scanning service every Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am”.

Castlerea Mart sample prices Heifers Lmx 410kgs €1060, Lm 375kgs €955, AA 495kgs €1450, Ch 460kgs €1230, Lm 465kgs €1200, BBX 530kgs €1560, Lm 530kgs €1500, AA 505kgs €1450.

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Fitzmaurice slams Lough Funshinagh flooding inaction The lack of progress towards solving and rectifying flooding issues around Lough Funshinagh and its surrounding areas over the last year has been deemed regrettable by independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice. Statistics continue to be gathered, but we are still no closer to it being sorted, Fitzmaurice lamented. Continuing, he said: “Areas around Lough Funshinagh have suffered greatly down through the years. We have stats upon stats on the matter. We now have a report being compiled, but sadly enough there is no action taking place on the ground. “At the moment, we hear reports of how the Government is ‘looking at’ ways of compensating people after 2020. “The reality of it is that farmers in all of those areas would much rather have all

of their lands back to normal and this is achievable by the introduction of a simple measure. “As I have said many times from day one, an ordinary pipe with a flap on it that can be adjusted to moderate the flow of water depending on winter or summer levels could be used”. The TD said that the introduction of this measure would give farmers the opportunity to farm their lands, and prevent them from having to “live on the wing of a prayer or a promise” that may not come to fruition for two, three or four years. Concluding, he said: “This measure would solve the flooding in the area, but alas there doesn’t seem to be the will to do that. I will keep fighting on this matter; but, at the end of the day, the Government has to make the decision”.

newsbriefs Cuisle to host St Patrick’s fundraiser Cuisle Accessible Holiday Resort is holding a St. Patrick’s Day fundraising party this Friday (15th) at 9.30 pm in Harry’s Bar in Cuisle to raise funds for respite services. This is guaranteed to be a fun night with music, dancing and some traditional entertainment, etc. There will be spot prizes, finger food and a raffle. Why not take wear the green and join us for the shenanigans? Green fancy dress is optional. Tickets cost €10 and are available from Cuisle at 0906662277 or cuisle@iwa.ie. If you buy a ticket and can’t attend, your name will still be entered into a draw for a hamper. This promises to be a great night, so don’t miss it!

‘Introduction to Biodiversity’ training course An ‘Introduction to Biodiversity’ training course will take place over the coming months. The training is free and will be held in a number of venues across the county and is sponsored by Roscommon LEADER. If anyone is interested in availing of this course please contact any member of Castlecoote Tidy Towns on or before Saturday, the 16th of March.


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place. So we were aware of this great facility. It was opened by Dermot and Fiona Sutton in June 2017. What they achieved was remarkable and I would really like to acknowledge that. When Sensory Me closed last September, we thought ‘this can’t happen’. We absolutely loved the place…there are so few places like this, we thought ‘this can’t be lost to Roscommon’.” Thus, they took the big venture on – and Sensory Me re-opened in February under the ownership of Jennifer and Ed. “I will still be helping out with the farming,” Jennifer laughs, “but we are delighted to have taken over Sensory Me. We are open 7 days a week and it has been very busy. We’ve got off to a great start, and we’d really like to thank everyone for their good wishes and support”.

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‘Friends of Edenville House’ event hailed a success  DAN DOONER

Pictured at the ‘Friends of Edenville House’ coffee morning in Gleeson’s Townhouse last Saturday morning were Rita Oates, Sarah Browne, Cllr. Orla Leyden, George and Isaac Naughton and Mary Gleeson. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Cllr. Orla Leyden said it had been a “pure joy” to facilitate the Roscommon Town Team ‘Friends of Edenville House’ event which took place last Saturday in Gleeson’s Townhouse. She said that there was great energy and positivity at the event as well as the sharing of some great ideas with a number of unique and compelling proposals. “Edenville House, also known as Black’s House, which was built in 1702 as a cavalry barracks, is an incredible cultural heritage resource for Roscommon town and county.

“I will now compile the ideas presented at the group work session last Saturday and present them at a follow-up meeting for all those interested through Roscommon Town Team,” she said. FLAGSHIP

Cllr. Leyden concluded by saying that she would work with Roscommon Town Team and Roscommon County Council to revitalise Edenville House with a “flagship cultural tourism project, which would be of social, cultural and economic benefit to the area with the potential for job creation and increased cultural tourism”. Roscommon Town Team

Chairman, Larry Brennan, described Edenville House as “one of the hidden treasures in Roscommon from a historical and heritage point of view”. “It is a place of huge potential as a centre for tourism and culture and its location adjacent to the railway station is a huge factor in its favour. It’s something that could be developed to be a major asset to Roscommon town in the years ahead,” he said. Mr. Brennan added that Roscommon Town Team were delighted to drive ‘Friends of Edenville House’ as a project to enhance the site and increase tourism to the town.

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Pictured at the 2018 Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Eoin, Dermot and Darragh Siggins. Picture: Andrew Fox

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All systems go for St Patrick’s Day in Boyle! T Wishing the Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Parade every success

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tions in Boyle have come up with a novel way of collecting sponsorship for the event which kicks off at 3.30 pm this Sunday (March 17th) with floats asked to assemble at 2.30 pm at the Applegreen Service Station in Mockmoyne for registration. The Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Parade organising committee is currently collecting the sponsorship required to cover the €4,000 cost of holding the popular annual event. This year, businesses can avail of three different sponsorship options: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each sponsor will receive a window sticker, depending on the level of sponsorship, to show they have supported the parade. Gold level sponsorship costs €100, Silver sponsorship costs €50 and Bronze level sponsorship costs €25. As well as receiving the relevant window stickers, businesses will also be advertised by the committee on the Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Facebook page. Those businesses wishing to get involved are asked to contact a committee member or the Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Facebook page. Businesses can also lodge sponsorship directly into the committee’s Credit Union account and all relevant details are available on Boyle Today and the Boyle St. Patrick’s Day Facebook page. The committee is encouraging as many businesses as possible to enter a float to make the day an enjoyable spectacle for the large crowds expected to attend. Organisers have expressed their thanks to the numerous businesses who have contributed so far and the committee says it is looking forward to welcoming everyone to Boyle this St. Patrick’s Day for what promises to be another colourful and fun-filled celebration.

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Ballintubber set for parade – whatever the weather!  DAN DOONER

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TÉ was full of praise for Ballintubber’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade last year, and this year organisers are promising an even bigger and brighter event. The excitement is already building within the village and among participants from neighbouring villages and towns and not even Mother Nature herself will be able to rain on spectators at Ballintubber’s parade this year, thanks to Manor Marquee Hire who have sponsored a marquee for the event! Chairperson of the parade committee, Eileen Kenny, says that spectators should give themselves time in order to get a good vantage point this Sunday. “The parade will commence at 3 pm and people are urged to be there at least 30 minutes before it starts in order to gain access to the marquee,

main viewing area or commentating stand. The marquee has been generously sponsored by Evan Finan and Manor Marquee Hire and will ensure spectators can watch the event in rain, hail or shine – but let’s hope it’s warm sunshine! “Stewards will be on duty to give directions throughout the day. Brendan Burke (0864059642), Daryl Coen (086-8709403) and Mike Ryan (086-3615605) are the main stewards organising traffic control and spectators are asked to contact them with any queries as there will be traffic restrictions in place for the duration of the parade. “A big thanks to Roscommon County Council for their help in ‘greening’ our parade this year too!” There will once again be great street entertainment on offer with characters from Disney, Mrs.

Brown’s Boys, Bozo the Clown and much more. “It will be a day to remember for all ages,” said Eileen who also advised that there would be live music in both Kenny’s and Garvey’s throughout St. Patrick’s Day. Bill Haugh will perform from 6 to 9 pm in Kenny’s while The Mark Finn Sound will be live and loud there on St. Patrick’s night. Meanwhile, St. Patrick’s night music in Garvey’s will be provided by Kevin Garvey. As for the parade itself, Eileen has urged those with floats or who would like to sponsor floats to contact the committee. “It’s free to enter a float and you can still sponsor floats as there are still a number of them left. So if you can’t make it to Ballintubber on St. Patrick’s Day but would like to sponsor a float, the committee would greatly appreciate your support”.

Pictured at the 2018 Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Katelyn, Josh, Michael, Georgina and Reece . Picture: Andrew Fox

10 facts about St Patrick and Feast Day  MAEVE FARRELL

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The bowl of shamrock that is given to the US President by the Taoiseach every year is destroyed immediately afterwards for security reasons.

St. Patrick was actually British. He was born to Roman parents in either Scotland or Wales in the late 4th century.

2 St. Patrick is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland, but, according to fossil records, Ireland has never been home to snakes as it was always too cold for them.

3 St. Patrick was originally called Maewyn Succat, but he changed his name to Patricius after becoming a priest.

4 The first St. Patrick’s Day parade ever to be held is thought to have been held in New York (some reports say Boston) in the 18th century.

5 The actual colour associated with St. Patrick is blue, not green. Green only became a thing in the 19th century because of its association with Irish tradition.

7 Every year, about 10km of barriers are used for the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

8 The US city of Nebraska is home to the world’s largest shamrock. It is painted on the local motorway, and was funded back in 1998 by the people of the town.

9 The shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place in the village of Dripsey, Cork, from 19972007. It spanned just 77 feet between the two local pubs!

10 The parade route in Dublin today is more than 3 kilometres long. It starts at Parnell Square and finishes up just past St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is viewed by about 500,000 spectators in the city and watched by millions more on television and the internet.

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Plenty for the kids! Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day committee members, Vicky Silver, Clodagh Silver and Bernie Egan have told the Roscommon People that if parents would like for their children to take part in the parade in Ballintubber there are plenty of colourful costumes still available! There will be plenty of entertainment for children on the day with face-painting, street entertainment and much more. For more information, contact Vicky on 087-6829416, St. Patrick takes position on a tractor as he makes his way up through the Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Picture: Andrew Fox Clodagh on 086-3382647 or Bernie on 087-6266889.

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A fundraising auction will take place in Kenny’s Bar & Lounge on St. Patrick’s Day. All funds raised will go towards the Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee for the hosting of the parade in the village. All are welcome and those who wish to donate items can do so by contacting Chairperson Eileen Kenny on 087-2308895. All support would be greatly appreciated.

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Prizes galore up for grabs! The overall winning float at this year’s Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade will receive the Jacinta O’Toole Memorial Cup in honour of the late Jacinta O’Toole (RIP), who along with her father Frank, was a driving force behind the Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There will be a variety of prizes on offer this Sunday including a prize for ‘Best Costume’ and prizes for kids’ floats and costumes. Chairperson Eileen Kenny said that the

committee would sincerely like to thank all those who have contributed to this year’s event, particularly those sponsoring prizes and the fundraising auction as well the many participants who make the Ballintubber parade so special each year. She said: “Sincere thanks to committee members as well as the many stewards who work so hard to make this such a special day in the village. “We look forward to seeing you all in Ballintubber on St. Patrick’s Day, rain, hail or shine!”

Food and sport throughout the day There will be plenty of food available in Ballintubber on the day with dinner served in Garvey’s Bar from 1 pm, and food stalls in the village. Also, don’t worry about missing any of the sporting action on St. Patrick’s Day as live matches will be shown on big screens at Kenny’s and Garvey’s bars.

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Pictured at the Ballintubber St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Dan Monaghan, Conor Muldoon, Shay Egan, Niamh O’Connor, Julie Cryan, Eoghan Egan, Tommy Monaghan and Tommy Muldoon. Picture: Andrew Fox

St. Patrick’s Day Parade across the region… The Glenamaddy Parade will commence at 1 pm. Elphin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at 2 pm with RTÉ in attendance. The Lanesboro-Ballyleague parade will take place at 2.30 pm. Ballaghaderreen’s parade will also kick off at 2.30 pm.

Ballintubber will begin their festivities at 3 pm as will Cloonfad. The Boyle parade starts at 3.30 pm. Rooskey’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the last to set off, at 5 pm.


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cago River turned green for the first time in 1962, thus starting the global tradition. Last year, 290 landmarks worldwide turned green, including the London Eye, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House. The first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade in history was actually held in New York, not Ireland. It took place on March 17th, 1762 and was held by Irish soldiers who were serving in the British army. The first parade that took place in Ireland wasn’t until 1931, 169 years later, and it was held in Dublin. People often associate St. Patrick’s Day with partying/alcohol and sometimes with an over-indulgence in same. In fact, pubs in Ireland were forced by law to shut down for the holiday until well into the 20th century, and drinking alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day was actually greatly frowned upon up to the late 1970s. Not so in more recent times!

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Final preparations for Ballyleague-Lanesboro Parade There are final preparations taking place all this week ahead of Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballyleague-Lanesboro. Organisers have urged those wishing to get involved in this year’s event to contact committee members as soon as possible so as not miss out. The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will kick off with the traditional Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 11.30 am which will include the Parish Choir, world champion Irish dancers and the very best in local traditional musicians. The parade will begin at the St.

Faithleach’s GAA Club at 2.30 pm and make its way up Main Street and across the bridge in Lanesboro. The traditional musicians will entertain the crowd as they play at the reviewing stand. The parade will conclude at Lanesboro Community College. The organisers would like to thank all the businesses that have already contributed and have asked those still wishing to contribute to get in contact as soon as possible. The committee would also like to thank the volunteers and all those putting in so much effort in getting their

floats ready for this year’s parade. There are prizes for the following categories in this year’s Ballyleague-Lanesboro St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Overall Float, Best Club, Best Junior, Most Original, Best Vintage, Best Dressed Window and Best Business. The entire community and surrounding areas are all invited to come along to Lanesboro and Ballyleague for this year’s parade which promises to be another wonderful day for the whole family.

Parade raffle with €500 to be won! In order to raise funds for the Ball Lanesboro St. Patrick’s Day Paradeyleaguemembers will be selling raffle tick , committee ets throughout the event on Sunday. The organisers are asking reveller this raffle as money raised will go s to support staging of the popular annual evetowards the The draw will take place in Adie’s nt. night at around 11 pm and there on St. Patrick’s is €500 to be won in prizes!

Still time to enter a float! Have you entered your float or group into this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in BallyleagueLanesboro? If not, don’t delay! Application forms are available from Teresa Costello, Freda Connaughton or O’Brien’s Shop and can be returned to O’Brien’s. You are asked to get your float entry in as soon as possible as it can’t be adjudicated on if not in on time! Best wishes to Ballyleague/Lanesboro St. Patrick’s Day Parade from

Joe: ‘Be proud of your parade!’ Writing in his popular local notes blog ‘Lanesboro and Ballyleague Notes’, local businessman Joe O’Brien says the people of Lanesboro and Ballyleague should be “very proud” of their local parade. “The St. Patrick’s Day Parade starting in Ballyleague

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he Rooskey Heritage Festival committee is busy putting the finishing touches to this Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and reminds those wishing to take part in the event to get in touch with members of the committee on their Facebook page: Rooskey Heritage Festival.

The committee released a statement earlier this week as the people of Rooskey and surrounds look forward to this year’s parade, which will begin at 5 pm on Sunday. “Once again, we will all don our brightest green, white and orange, and march with Irish pride

through our lovely village. “The parade will depart from the church car park at 5 pm on March 17th, and all are welcome to join on the day. Entry is free, but please do message us on Facebook or at rooskeyheritagefestival@ gmail.com to register your group.

“There are prizes on offer for the best display so get creative and be sure to bring lots of colour and sparkle! We’re looking forward to a fun afternoon for all”. The committee also confirmed that it is looking for volunteers for Sunday’s parade in order to ensure

that everything goes off without a hitch. “We are looking for volunteers to help with stewarding to ensure the parade runs smoothly and safely for everyone – please get in touch on Facebook or by email if you’re available to give us a hand on the day,” a spokesperson said.

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is all set to proceed with a pageant which promises to be educational and very entertaining when it takes place this St. Patrick’s Day. Mr. Browne, whose forebears were from the general Rooskey area, says the event is a forerunner to a major new agri-tourism initiative for the area. The Rooskey/Kilbarry element of his initiative will be launched this Sunday (St. Patrick’s Day) at 8 am, at the point of entry to the Ancient St. Patrick’s Way at CLOONAWFUIL (Clun an Phoill), Rooskey. Mr. Browne is promising a spectacular pageant. As the build-up continues, he was planning to wel-

come ‘St. Barry’ on board a white steed at the Shannon Key West Hotel last night (Wednesday)! Meanwhile, Sunday will see a “marvellously rumbustious pageant” taking place, honouring the conversion of the “great St. Barry to the New Christian Faith”. The pageant will feature dancing, traditional music and songs, performed by local and ‘imported’ musicians on a range of instruments, in the old pagan style, with very comic pagan rituals…and then in the more gentle style of the Christians. “The Great Barry, a Prince of the Ui Bruin in Leitrim (The Greatest of Our Own) enters in the person of an arrogant Druid mounted

on a white steed (Each bán), and preaches to the assembled throng his Pagan Message. “Meanwhile the humble handmaiden of Patrick approaches him timidly and timorously and proffers to him the vellum book of the Christian Scripture. The poor damn Druid, of course, cannot read, but listens nevertheless to Patrick’s handmaiden, for she is beautiful. The Great Man doffs his pagan Raiment, dismounts his steed and becomes prostrate on the damp grass of New Rooskey. The handmaiden forthwith baptises him with Barntown spring water. “The humble Barry will then proceed with symbolic passion on the ancient Patrick’s Way. The music

and dancing and the Ritual will change perceptibly to the softer and more beautiful melodies of the New Religion and of Traditional Gaelic Ireland and its famous Monasteries. “The Troop and the ‘Plain Folk’ will proceed in solemn procession to the Sacred site of the Ancient Monastery in Kilbarry Cemetery, where Prayers and Thoughts of a Universal Nature, inspired by Religion and Faith, will be recited”. The proceedings will end with a traditional reciting of a Decade of the Holy Rosary, followed by a rendering of hymns of the Gaelic Christian Tradition and reflecting the theme of the morning’s proceedings.


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The theme for this year’s Ballaghaderreen St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be ‘Ireland 1919’, marking one hundred years since the start of the War of Independence. The parade will start at 2.30 pm this Sunday. The event is organised once again by the Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns committee and its chairman, Sajjad Hussain, says the committee is still looking for entries ahead of Sunday’s parade. “Entries are still open and all are very welcome to take part. Entry forms are available in Saj’s Barbers, at Ballaghaderreen Library and online. We want this year’s parade to be bigger, better and more colourful”. There is €1,200 in prize money up for grabs this Sunday in Ballaghaderreen and the prize categories include: Best Musical, Best Sports, Best Cultural/Social,

Most Entertaining, Most Topical, Best Traditional, Best Uniformed, Best School (Primary), Most Colorful, Best Pre/Play School, and Overall Winner. Participants will assemble at Ballaghaderreen Business Park at 1.30 pm on Sunday while Sajjad says small children wishing to walk will assemble at Spells Bar in the town. “Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns will have a Céilí upstairs in Durkin’s on Friday night (15th) to kick off the weekend. We will also have music in the town before the parade starts on Sunday,” he said. The Ballaghaderreen St. Patrick’s Day Parade wouldn’t be possible without the support of local people and businesses and Ballaghaderreen Chamber and the hardworking Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns committee expressed its gratitude to everyone who continues to make the event a success.

Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns will have a Céilí upstairs in Durkin’s on Friday night (15th) to kick off the weekend. We will also have music in the town before the parade starts on Sunday

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Family fun and entertainment in Ballaghaderreen this Sunday! There will be plenty of family fun to be had in Ballaghaderreen this Sunday as the town prepares to host yet another colourful St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The organisers have informed the Roscommon People that there will be face-painting and children’s Hair-raising! Flashback to 2018 Parade in Ballaghaderreen.

entertainment on the day as usual. Local musicians will also be in town early on Sunday to entertain the public ahead of the parade which kicks off at 2.30 pm. The fun actually starts on Friday night as the Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns committee, which organ-

ises the parade, will stage the annual Céilí in the upstairs room in Durkin’s. The Grand Marshals of this year’s parade are yet to be revealed but the organisers of the Ballaghaderreen event are known for their novel ideas when it comes

to special guests! Those attending this year’s parade are advised to go along early this Sunday in order to get a good viewing position and to enjoy the build-up to what promises to be another memorable St. Patrick’s Day in Ballaghaderreen!


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Fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day in Glenamaddy!  DAN DOONER

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lenamaddy is preparing for another fun-filled St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. Local businessman, Padraig Raftery, is expecting a great turnout in the border town with plenty on offer for visitors of all ages. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will once again be hosted by the Glenamaddy & District Resi-

dents & Traders Association, which always aims to stage a bigger and better event each year. Padraig and the committee extend a warm welcome this year to all members of the community and surrounding areas to come out and support this wonderful family event. “The parade will start at 1 pm from Glenamaddy Community Centre on the Creggs Road and

we usually have a good turnout with about twenty floats and they will be asked to meet at the community centre at 12.30 pm. I hope we have a great turnout again this year and of course we’ll all be hoping for some good weather!” There are plenty of prizes up for grabs for floats that capture the imagination and Padraig is expecting a very high standard

once again. “There are three prizes up in different categories: Most Topical, Most Original and Funniest floats and we will have an independent judge on the day”. There is sure to be fierce competition among the many local businesses, clubs and individuals taking part once again in Glenamaddy as they vie for cash prizes!

Music, sport and entertainment this Sunday! Rihanna Fleming pictured at a previous Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Picture: Andrew Fox Wishing the Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade every success

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activities planned in Glenamaddy for St. Patrick’s Day as well as quality food and beverages available at local shops, pubs and eateries. There will also be plenty of entertainment for those making their way to Glenamaddy this Sunday with live music and entertainment in all the pubs throughout the weekend and well into St. Patrick’s night. Sports fans will also be well catered for with

Sunday’s big matches live on big screens at pubs throughout Glenamaddy. There will be a real carnival atmosphere in the town on St. Patrick’s Day with Jason Travers and Jenna Sloane providing music on the street this Sunday. This year’s Glenamaddy parade promises to be yet another wonderful event with something for everyone, so make sure you’re there early to get a good view!

Flashback: Pictured at a previous Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Emma Boyle, Isabelle Boyle, Linda Boyle and Bobby Beattie. Picture: Andrew Fox

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Flashback: Pictured at a previous Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Amy Caulfield, Maria Lyons, Mary Grealy and Olivia Golden. Picture: Andrew Fox

Flashback: Pictured at a previous Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade were Shauna Joyce, Sarah Raftery, Nicola Joyce and Rachel Slattery. Picture: Andrew Fox

Organisers say thank you Padraig Raftery paid tribute to the many local individuals, businesses and groups who have supported the efforts of the Glenamaddy & District Residents & Traders’ annual efforts in staging the Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade and other events throughout the year. “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank

all of the people who have sponsored us this year and in previous years and who offer continued support to the Glenamaddy St. Patrick’s Day Parade and other events. “We’d like to acknowledge local councillor Peter Keaveney and Galway County Council who have provided us with a

grant of €1,000 for the Christmas lights also”. Padraig added that the sponsorship of prizes for the summer draw and the ongoing support of the local community was greatly appreciated by members of the Glenamaddy & District Residents & Traders Association.


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t’s just around the corner and Elphin is getting ready for our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade this Sunday! Windows are being decorated and the winner will be presented with a plaque for their muchappreciated efforts. The parade will kick off at 2 pm sharp from the Palace Road outside Abbeycartron NS, up past the viewing stand where the judges will make their very important decisions. The total prize money on offer this year is €1,000 and it will be distributed as follows: 1st place receives €500, 2nd prize is €250, 3rd and 4th

places receive €100 each and 5th place wins €50. The committee has decided that, in line with previous years, there will be no entry fee charged. The Seamus Nolan Perpetual Cup will be presented to the overall winner and the Johnny Duke Plaque will go to the best ‘Vintage’ entry. For children aged up to eight years old, there will be a €20 prize for best dressed appropriate St. Patrick’s Day outfit, €15 for second place and €10 for third. For those aged between nine and sixteen years of age, there will be

a €20 prize for ‘Craziest Hairdo’, with €15 for second and €10 for third. Face-painting will be provided free of charge on the day. The occasion of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Elphin is a family fun day so come along and join in the festivities and you might be the lucky one to walk away with a great cash prize! The committee is extremely grateful to local businesses and the wider community who generously support the Elphin St. Patrick’s Day Parade each year.

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Alan’s Art exhibition at Brothers of Charity offices Artist Alan Tarpey, who has been featured on television, will be displaying a range of new and previously unseen work in an exhibition in the Brothers of Charity West offices on Lanesboro Street in Roscommon town from Tuesday, March 19th. The exhibition, entitled ‘Sword Art Offline’, will include pieces based on Alan’s pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi from June of 2018, with a Papal audience in the Vatican, along with Fortnite and other popular video game franchise-based works, new local scenes, and even some ‘blasts to the past’. The exhibition will run in the offices during opening hours (9 am to 5.30 pm), Monday to Friday. Opening night is on Tuesday, March 19th at 5 pm. All are welcome.


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Faces & Places Doorly’s, Roscommon Pictured in Doorly’s, Roscommon last Sunday evening for a Comhaltas Roscomáin and Gaelscoil de hÍde trad session were Orla, Philip, Cormac and Diarmuid Pléimeann.

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Pictured in Doorly’s, Roscommon last Sunday evening for a Comhaltas Roscomáin and Gaelscoil de hÍde trad session were James, Jacinta and Nathan Ward.

Pictured in Doorly’s, Roscommon last Sunday evening for a Comhaltas Roscomáin and Gaelscoil de hÍde trad session were Dylan Dennehy, Brendan and Cathal Ferry.

Pictured in Doorly’s, Roscommon last Sunday evening for a Comhaltas Roscomáin and Gaelscoil de hÍde trad session was Bill Cunningham.

Pictured in Doorly’s, Roscommon last Sunday evening for a Comhaltas Roscomáin and Gaelscoil de hÍde trad session were Kate Brennan, Jack, Majella and Mary Finn.

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Pictured at Jim Pete’s for the launch of the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival last Thursday night were John and Bridie Brennan, Brid Walsh, Margaret Keaveny and Ann Molloy. Pic: Mick McCormack

Pictured at Jim Pete’s for the launch of the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival last Thursday night were committee members. Back (l-r): Martina Keaveny, Festival Assistant Treasurer, Tracey Comer-Burke, PRO, Margaret Keaveny, Treasurer, and Tina Ward, Festival Secretary. Front (l-r): Coman Keaveny, Festival Director, Cllr. Peter Keaveney, Chairman, and Patricia Keady, President.

Great line-up for Glenamaddy’s 58th Annual Theatre Festival 2019 The 58th Annual Glenamaddy Theatre Festival 2019 opens on Friday, 22nd of March for nine nights, with the closing night being Saturday, 30th of March. At the recent launch, Patricia Keady, President of Glenamaddy Theatre Festival, complimented the hard work of the

festival committee and thanked all the sponsors of the event. Festival Director Coman Keaveny highlighted the superb programme of plays that are on offer at the festival this year, commenting that it’s a line-up which is not to be missed! The festival was launched

by Peter Keaveney (Galway County Mayor) who spoke of the importance of the festival in the parish. He said the fact that it is now in its 58th year was a testament to the people who have worked so hard to keep it going. From Friday, 22nd of March, groups from across the country

will take to the stage at Glenamaddy Town Hall Theatre. The opening night will feature the hilarious comedy ‘The Quare Land’, performed by the Knocks Drama Group from Co. Fermanagh. Other groups will take to the stage over the following nights

and the festival will feature great plays such as ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, ‘Same Old Moon’ and ‘Rabbit Hole’, to name but a few. Doors open each night at 7.30 pm with curtain up at 8 pm. Admission is €12 and season tickets are €80.

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Glenamaddy Players (Confined)

“The Quare Land”

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“Rabbit Hole”

by John McManus

Sunday March 24th

Monday March 25th

Skibbereen Theatre Society, Co. Cork (Confined)

Corofin Dramatic Society, Co. Clare (Open)

“The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

“Life Sucks”

by Martin McDonagh

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Tuesday March 26th

Wednesday March 27th

Doonbeg Drama Group, Co. Clare (Open)

Cloonacool Players, Co. Sligo (Confined)

“Fool for Love”

“I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell”

by Sam Shepard

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Friday March 29th

Compántas Lir, Claregalway (Open)

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Nenagh Players, Co. Tipperary (Open)

“What Happened to Bridgie Cleary” by Tom MacIntyre

Pictured at Jim Pete’s for the launch of the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival last Thursday night were John Donlon, Tina Ward and Cllr. Peter Keaveney. Pic: Mick McCormack

Booking Office: Tel: 086 2045896 11.00 am - 4 pm (Daily from Wed March 6th) Find us on facebook: Glen Drama Website: www.glenamaddydrama.ie Pictured at Jim Pete’s for the launch of the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival last Thursday night were John Donlon, John Molloy and Tina Ward. Pic: Mick McCormack


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Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Edwina Phelan and Katie Egan.

Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Pat and Marie Rogers and Sandy and David Gately.

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Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night.

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Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Amy McDonagh and Graham Whelan. Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Erica and Aveen Neilan.

Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Philomena Mannion, Niall and SĂ­le Geraghty. Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Patrice Lecuyer and Emmelie Rylander.

Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Lisa and Ben George.

Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Orla Healy and Gearoid Tully.

Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Vincent Collins, Dermot Hughes, John Feeley, Pio Tully and Will Jones.

Pictured at the Roscommon Hunt Ball in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday night were Erica Neilan and Brian Diffley.


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WeekendPeople Festival fever…and great drama! The 2019 Roscommon Drama Festival ended last weekend after a very successful 9-night run. The festival was officially opened by Ms. Sabina Higgins, who was glowing in her praise of the established annual event. Large crowds attended Roscommon Arts Centre over the course of the festival, with excellent drama provided by the various participating groups. The festival was a great success, very enjoyable for those attending, and a significant boost to the local economy too. Congratulations to the dedicated organising committee, sponsors, and all involved. Prize-giving took place on Saturday night. We will have a full report on another very successful Roscommon Drama Festival in next week’s issue – PH

Pictured at the opening of the Roscommon Drama Festival in Gleeson’s Townhouse was the Roscommon Drama Festival committee with special guest Sabina Higgins. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Faces & Places

Sabina Higgins officially opened the 2019 Roscommon Drama Festival. Caroline Egan, Chairperson of Roscommon Drama Festival presents special guest Sabina Higgins (centre) with a piece of art by textile artist Frances Crowe (on right). Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Roscommon Drama Festival Gleeson’s Townhouse & Roscommon Arts Centre

a Pictured at the opening of the Roscommon Drama Festival in Gleeson’s Townhouse were Tommy Murray and Liz Kelly. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pics: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the opening of the Roscommon Drama Festival in Gleeson’s Townhouse were Joe Nally and adjudicator Padraic McIntyre. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Roscommon Drama Festival were Mary Naughton and Christine Egan. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Roscommon Drama Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Festival were Jim and Bríd Bow. Pic: Michelle Roscommon Drama Festival were Marian Harlow, Síle O’Connor and Phil McDonnell. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the opening of the Roscommon Drama Festival in Gleeson’s Townhouse were Caitriona O’Brien, Maire McCrann, Tommy Murray and Brigeen Fitzmaurice. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Roscommon Drama Festival were Patrick O’Flynn and Carmel McCrann. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Roscommon Drama Festival were Dermot Cox, Caroline Tully and Pat Lyons. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Roscommon Drama Festival were Michael McSharry and Joe Nally. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh

Pictured at the Roscommon Arts Centre for the opening night of the Roscommon Drama Festival were Cllr. Orla Leyden, Cllr. Kathleen Shanagher, Senator Maura Hopkins, special guest Sabina Higgins, Majella Hunt (Roscommon County Council), Caroline Egan, Chairperson of Roscommon Drama Festival and Averyl Dooher, Roscommon Arts Centre. Pic: Michelle Hughes Walsh


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WeekendPeople Hospital appointments…

Miriam’s

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Words of wit and wisdom with MIRIAM KERINS

State is now legally obligated to protect Mná Na hÉireann! Bernadette Finneran

Ireland’s first Specialist Cancer Nurse

Roscommon Hospital has the distinction of appointing Ireland’s first ever Specialist Cancer Nurse, the HSE has said. Bernadette Finneran, born in Manchester and living in Co. Roscommon for the last 30 years, has been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Plastic Surgery at Roscommon University Hospital. Bernadette is the first RANP specialising in skin cancer in Ireland and is one of only three RANP posts in Plastic Surgery nationally. RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today. Bernadette’s role involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of pre-malignant and malignant skin lesions. “Being a RANP allows me to develop as an independent, autonomous practitioner and to strive for continuous improvement and excellence in practice. I am qualified to assess and examine skin lesions, diagnose and prescribe treatments, perform excisional skin biopsy and wound closure and provide discharge and health promotion advice. “All of this is under the clinical governance of Ms. Deirdre Jones who is an inspirational mentor always striving for and achieving clinical excellence and I feel very privileged to be a member of her team”, explains Bernadette. The Plastic Surgery Service commenced in RUH in 2011 and has been expanding yearly. Over 7,000 patients were seen and treated by the service in 2018.

First Phlebotomist post for hospital Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) welcomes Niamh Bates, right, the first Phlebotomist to be appointed to the hospital. Niamh joins the Laboratory Department and her addition to the service will provide all departments within the hospital with more timely access to blood results. Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient (mostly from veins) for clinical or medical testing. Commenting, Mary Garvey, General Manager, RUH said: “I am delighted to welcome Niamh to our team here in Roscommon. Phlebotomists are a key element in health care teams and this new appointment will support and further enhance the phlebotomy service at RUH”.

The waiting is over, and following years of campaigning by women’s groups and their advocates, last Friday, on what was International Women’s Day, our government finally ratified what is a key and hugely important international instrument, i.e. the Istanbul Convention. And, it must be said, they’ve acted not a minute before time. I mean, we did sign this Council of Europe Convention back in November 2015, but, like every other promise this, and former governments, have made to Mná Na hÉireann, it has shockingly taken a long time to put the legislative framework that tackles violence against us in place. So folks, if anyone reading this is wondering what positive difference this – let’s call it, legal instrument – will make to women living in Ireland, and because I’m glad that finally, we, as a society have at last made it known, on the international stage, that violence against our gender will not be tolerated in any shape or form, I will try, if I may, to explain my own understanding of proceedings for you. Signing up to this Convention now means that the State is obliged to fully address the issue of violence, whether it’s sexual, domestic, emotional, and/or physical, etc., perpetrated against women and girls, prosecuting the culprits responsible. How will they do this? Firstly, the State must implement a Criminal Justice Sexual Offences Act which should, for the first time ever, define the issue surrounding consent. They must also set up a Victims of Crime Act which will place a focus around the rights and the needs of those who are victims, paying particular attention to their welfare, etc. In addition, The Domestic Violence Act,

(implemented last year), will now provide measures, remedies and support for women who suffer in a domestic setting. So, it’s all good then? Well, kinda. You see, I’d have to question whether or not we have the necessary resources. Look, while we now have a framework, and while we, (according to my understanding), have a wonderful police force made up of 28 divisions across the country, it must be noted that only 10 of these, (I may be wrong), have the resources and the specialised skills to deal with what could be deemed as ‘intimate violence,’ meaning in order to properly tackle the human rights breach that is damaging crimes against women and girls, mechanisms that are both urgent and crucial, need to be implemented so that the rest of the force can be brought up to speed regarding how to deal with specific and critical trauma experienced by victims of these atrocities. However, it must be said that this is a major step by our government, and, even though there are still barriers in place and gaps must

be filled, we should give credit where it’s due. While many of us (me included) perhaps doubt that Ireland will ever be of gold standard when it comes to protecting her female citizens, we can take solace in the fact that, due to signing, we have placed ourselves under a spotlight. Yes, we are now obligated under this Convention to not just put these strategies in place, but to fully act upon them, because, thankfully, our government will be scrutinised by a council of experts who’ll monitor their progress. We’ve come a long way by implementing this piece of vital legislation, ladies; however, if we are to create a safer society in which ourselves, our daughters and our granddaughters can live without danger, without fear and without harm, acting on it is paramount, and this means our government must appropriately/legally respond in equal measures to the widescale and increasing level of violence committed against us. Here’s hoping they don’t fail us.

Karen Bradley’s level of ignorance is terrifying Last week, Northern Secretary Karen Bradley confirmed what some of us have long suspected…which is that many (not all, and certainly not all British people), UK governments have believed that it’s perfectly acceptable to treat Irish citizens poorly. In fact, if a few of us civilians, despite being unarmed, are killed, then it can, it appears, be filed under ‘duty’. Ms. Bradley shamefully inferred that killings by the British army and police during

The Troubles were “not crimes”. As such, it remains a bone of contention with me that, at the time of writing, this acutely ignorant and incompetent woman manages to hold onto her position. Now let me add that while the British army, when carrying out certain ‘duties’ that resulted in the maiming and killing of innocent Irish people, clearly committed what are in my eyes, heinous crimes, it’s likely that these disgusting acts of violence are something a number of

soldiers may now deeply regret; i.e. perhaps some of them didn’t want to inflict those horrors. I would hope so. Look, I’m only trying to add balance here in order not to give our lovely Editor a coronary; because, as readers know, this is, and always has been, a fair-minded, wholly objective publication, presenting all issues in an unbiased manner. Whew… that’s the legal bit covered! However, nothing will ever soothe or smooth the damage done by Bradley, whom, in my

opinion, not only disgustingly wronged me and my fellow Irish citizens, she could also be construed as interfering with due process in a week that saw the Public Prosecution Service in NI being due to inform relatives of those 14 civilians massacred by British soldiers on Bloody Sunday in Derry back in 1972 whether any of their murderers will or will not face charges. I recommend that Theresa May keeps Bradley, and her offensive mouth, under wraps as much as possible.

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WeekendPeople SUNDAY GOSPEL REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, we go up to the mountain with Peter, John, and James. There we see Jesus “transfigured,” speaking with Moses and Elijah about His “exodus.” The Greek word “exodus” means “departure.” But the word is chosen deliberately here to stir our remembrance of the Israelites’ flight from Egypt. By His death and resurrection, Jesus will lead a new Exodus – liberating not only Israel but every race and people; not from bondage to Pharaoh, but from slavery to sin and death. He will lead all mankind, not to the territory promised to Abraham in today’s First Reading, but to the heavenly commonwealth that Paul describes in today’s Epistle. Moses, the giver of God’s law, and the great prophet Elijah, were the only Old Testament figures to hear the voice and see the glory of God atop a mountain (see Exodus 24:15–18; 1 Kings 19:8–18). Today’s scene closely resembles God’s revelation to Moses, who also brought along three companions and whose face also shone brilliantly (see Exodus 24:1; 34:29). But when the divine cloud departs in today’s Gospel, Moses and Elijah are gone. Only Jesus remains. He has revealed the glory of the Trinity – the voice of the Father, the glorified Son, and the Spirit in the shining cloud. Jesus fulfills all that Moses and the prophets had come to teach and show us about God (see Luke 24:27). He is the “chosen One” promised by Isaiah (see Isaiah 42:1; Luke 23:35), the “prophet like me” that Moses had promised (see Deuteronomy 18:15; Acts 3:22–23; 7:37). Far and above that, He is the Son of God (see Psalm 2:7; Luke 3:21–23). “Listen to Him,” the Voice tells us from the cloud. If, like Abraham, we put our faith in His words, one day we too will be delivered into “the land of the living” that we sing of in today’s Psalm. We will share in His resurrection, as Paul promises, our lowly bodies glorified like His. – Scott Hahn Ph.D., www.salvationhistory.com (and courtesy of Sacred Heart Church)

THE BRIDGE CLUB Roscommon Bridge Club North/South – 1st: L. Shine & K. Murray, 2nd: L. Brennan & V. Brennan, Gross: J. Donnellan & J. Halliday. East/West – 1st: C. Plunkett & J. O’Shea, 2nd: S. & P. Cooney, Gross: J. Adamson & O. Fahy. Happy ‘71 Bridge Club 1st: K. Kelly & B. Ferguson, 2nd: M. Coyle & C. Ansboro, Gross: M. & V. Brennan. St. Coman’s Bridge Club North/South – 1st: E. Curley & J. O’Gara, 2nd: B. Wrafter & M. Smyth, 3rd: M. Coyle & A. Flynn. East/West – 1st: P. & M. Lalor, 2nd: H. Lynn & G. Relihan, Gross: A. Murray & O. Fahy. Ballymurray Bridge Club Section A North/South – 1st: A. Shine & F. Kelly Henry, 2nd: S. Kelly & M. Dowling, Gross: A. Kilduff & B. Jordan. East/West – 1st: F. Neilan & K. Blighe, 2nd: S. Melia & J. McGrath, Gross: M. McDermott & J. Walsh. Section B North/South – 1st: J. Devaney & G. Spillane, 2nd: F. Keane & B. Gillooly, Gross G. Bannon & J. O’Gara. East/West – 1st: J. Adamson & T. McManus, 2nd: S. & M. Quinn, Gross: B. Jones & R. McDermott. Kilbride Bridge Club North/South – 1st: M. Kelly & K. Burke, 2nd: M. Fallon & M. Mullen, 3rd: J. Hunt & A. Gaffney. East/West – 1st: A. Maloney & S. Macken, 2nd: M. Fallon & P. Donohoe, 3rd: E. Dowling & M. Farrell.

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Daniel (and Majella) conquer the States… and you can count me in as a superfan! It’s a rotten Monday evening, with the wind howling outside the back door and the rain rattling off the window panes, and the ‘weather people’ have just told us that Storm Gareth is on the way. Be that as it may, the big news for me over the weekend is the huge star that we have across the Atlantic in America. I’ve just seen that Co. Wicklow singer Hozier is number one on the American Billboard charts with his second album, Wasteland Baby, an achievement that music expert and renowned DJ Dave Fanning told us puts him in a very exclusive Irish success club, with only Gilbert O’Sullivan, Enya and U2 having had such chart success there before. There can be no doubt that for Hozier it is a phenomenal achievement, and well done to him, but he is not the superstar that I am talking about. No sir/madam, that accolade belongs to a man that a lot of us, including me, may never have given the credit that he is due – but all I can say is that I have finally seen the light and, after watching last night’s road trip around America, I have to admit that wee Daniel (O’Donnell) is a true international superstar. Himself and his wife Majella are on a three-week road trip in a camper van, travelling around the U.S. It’s a camper van which, for some reason, Majella won’t let Daniel drive. The first episode, which aired on Sunday night, was television entertainment at its best, and the great thing about both of

Daniel & Majella’s USA Road Trip ... RTÉ 1 on Sunday nights.

them was their complete lack of airs and graces. They were so normal and ‘unlike stars’ and so at home with everyone they met that I couldn’t but admire the pair of them, and I am really looking forward to the final two episodes. There is an ad on television here where Daniel calls into a house which the woman who owns it has turned into a veritable shrine to the Donegal singer…but when he volunteers to have a look at her troublesome boiler, she tells him to leave. On Sunday night we saw several examples of such devotion (no troublesome boiler though). There was one fan (Helen Lynne) whose home they visited who, in reality, rivalled the devotion of the fictional woman in the ad. She

literally had the house taken over with Daniel’s stuff, well, along with a room devoted to the great American singer, Johnny Cash. Everywhere they went they received heroes’ welcomes, including at a big baseball game, but the funniest piece I have seen anywhere in a long time was their water skiing antics, where Majella, as they politely say, broke wind. Moving on…and there can be no doubt that the lad from Kincasslagh is huge across the ocean. His fan base seems a little older than Hozier’s, but I couldn’t believe how so many of them absolutely adored him…several of them have gone to all of his USA shows all across the States, and Helen, the lady who had her house

Lavinia is a true hero I have to admit that most Friday nights I don’t get to the end of the Late Late Show, as the pull of the Graham Norton Show on BBC is way too strong. But he seems to be on a little break at present, and so last Friday night I happened to see Ryan Tubridy’s interview with Lavinia Kerwick. Now I also admit that I often give a miss to those types of interviews, but on Friday night I found myself totally immersed in the powerful words of Ms. Kerwick. If ever there was an unsung hero she certainly is one. For those who don’t know, 27 years ago, she waived her right to anonymity after the man who violently raped her received a suspended sentence, and she told her story on the Gerry Ryan radio show. Lavinia suffered horrendous injuries in the brutal attack, and as she said herself she lost her soul and “lost me”. She suffered from anorexia and dropped down to three and a half stone, but her campaign for the right to

be heard directly led to the introduction of victim impact statements, and allowed for lenient sentences to be appealed for the first time. Nowadays there is so much abuse being suffered by women, in so many different guises, but thanks to the bravery of the Kilkenny woman, at least they now have a voice. The standing ovation she received at the end of the interview on Friday night said it all. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the sacrifices certain people make to try to right wrongs, and, as a nation, everyone, not just women, should be grateful to Lavinia for her determination in pursuing a cause that at times made her unpopular – but which in the end made such a difference to the way we look at, not only rape, but all other types of domestic violence. I hope that after years of struggle and strife, her life can continue in a positive manner. All I can say is thanks Lavinia, you are a true hero.

covered in his memorabilia, had even travelled to Ireland five times to see his shows here. It made me feel a little sheepish to think that I have never gone anywhere to see him, and as he tours a lot less nowadays, I don’t suppose I ever will. However, be that as it may, today I am declaring myself a fully-fledged member of the Daniel O’Donnell fan club, and come to think of it, I’m just at the right age. Anyway, it’s back on next Sunday, but if you are out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and at risk of missing it, make sure you put on the ‘record’ button and you can watch it on Monday evening. If it’s half as good as last Sunday’s episode was, it will cure any hangover you might have.

And finally… Finally for this week, the big fundraiser for Cuisle is taking place there (Cuisle Centre, Donamon) on this Friday night. There will be music, dancing, craic and finger food. Everyone is invited to come along for a great night’s entertainment. Admission is just €10. With Paddy’s Day just around the corner, if you feel like going in green fancy dress, all the better! If not, just make the effort and go and have a ball; it promises to be some craic.

Till next week, Bye for now!


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PropertyPeople

SUBSTANTIAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY 16 NO. HOUSES AND C.4.5 ACRES OF LAND

FOREST PARK MANOR, BOYLE TOWN, CO. ROSCOMMON

Being sold in One Lot and as is, these select homes are unfinished and comprise 3 no. 4 Bedroom Detached Houses, 4 no. 3 Bedroom Detached Houses and 9 no 3 Bedroom Semi Detached Homes. The undeveloped site c. 4.5 Acres of Land also offers further potential. ENQUIRIES ARE NOW INVITED WITH FINAL OFFERS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY 19th APRIL. Joint Agents: Lorcan Egan, Vincent Egan Auctioneers: Guiding: €525,000

NEW TO THE MARKET COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT GROUND FLOOR RETAIL UNIT AND 2 NO. 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS

MAIN STREET, CASTLEREA, CO. ROSCOMMON

REA Seamus Carthy will travel to the UK Property Investors Show this coming April promoting and showcasing the properties they have for sale. It’s taking place in the ExCel London on the 12th & 13th of April. Seamus Carthy confirmed: “We will exhibit all our properties to potential purchasers and property investors who are interested in residential and commercial opportunities. “Our presence will be advertised to a database of 90,000 investors and trade buyers and over 7,000 visitors are expected at the show. We will be reaching out to the databases of our UK website partner on www. rightmove.co.uk and www.zoopla.co.uk. “We continually strive to think outside the box and we feel we are one step ahead in respect of the marketing exposure we can give to our clients’ property” Seamus commented. “As the pioneers of marketing properties in the United States and following on from our property shows in New York and Boston over the last three years, we continually experience significant interest from this part of the world and we have many, many sales

NEW TO THE MARKET 16. 4 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND

KILMACTRANNY, BOYLE, CO. SLIGO Select parcel of quality agricultural land comprising 6.64 Hectares/16.4 Acre and contained within Folio SL 2743f, situated in Kilmactranny, within close proximity to Boyle Town. Enquiries Invited.

NEW TO THE MARKET QUALITY 3 BEDROOM DETACHED DORMER HOME

2 THE FAIRGREENS, FRENCHPARK, CO. ROSCOMMON

EVERY OFFER ABOVE €100,000 NOW BEING CONSIDERED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE. This property is within walking distance to amenities in Frenchpark village and is conveniently accessible to the N5 national road network and Ireland West Airport.

NEW TO THE MARKET QUALITY 4/5 BEDROOM TWO STOREY FAMILY HOME SITUATED IN A SOUGHT AFTER RESIDENTIAL LOCATION

10 ANTOGHER COURT, ROSCOMMON TOWN

Enquiries Invited.

ROSCOMMON TOWN T: 090 66 30001 • W: www.reacarthy.ie

John Earley (FIPAV) of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon is this week offering new to the market quality residential holding of lands containing approx. 44.63 acres located at Rooaun, Kilglass, Co. Roscommon (with valuable frontage onto Kilglass Lake). Price guide: €375,000 the entire. John describes the property as “a prime residential holding of lands containing approx. 44.63 acres in total and offering panoramic views over Kilglass Lake”. Standing on the said lands is a character threebedroomed two-storey residence of approx. 1,000 sq.ft. together with a comprehensive farmyard servicing same. The said property can be sold in one or more lots

1 CORRAUN VILLAGE, RACECOURSE ROAD, ROSCOMMON TOWN

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taking please with persons returning from the United States. “This year, the London market is where we are heading and we are excited about the opportunities this will bring to our clients”. Should anybody be considering selling their property/having a property listed in London, please do not hesitate to contact Seamus at REA Seamus Carthy, Roscommon Town (090-6630001), email info@reaseamuscarthy.ie

Prime Kilglass House and lands available at Earley’s The Retail unit is presently vacant with an estimated rental value of €150 per week. Both apartments are occupied and are producing an annual rent of €4,160 per apartment. Overall, this is a select investment opportunity consisting of a Substantial 3 Storey building of Modern Concrete Block construction and concrete hollowcore floors - c. 15 years old. Enquiries invited. Guiding: €100,000

EARLEY

AN EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY HOME OF APPROX. 2,351 SQ.FT Price Guide: €275,000 ono to sell. An exceptional two storey detached residence located in the exclusive Corraun Village development. This quality property offers spacious living accommodation throughout and has been carefully designed and tastefully finished by its present owners. Located within a short walk from Roscommon town centres and all amenities, this is a must view family home offering unrivaled location, quality finish and comfortable living. The auctioneers now invite immediate viewings and all offers to sell. BER: B3. Legal: Terry O’Keeffe, Solicitor, Abbey St, Roscommon.

STONEPARK, BESIDE ROSCOMMON TOWN, CO. ROSCOMMON

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NEW TO THE MARKET

PROPERTY PARTNERS

A BEAUTIFUL 5 B/R RESIDENCE OF APPROX. 2,373 SQ. FT All offers after €190,000 to sell. A beautifully presented 5 B/R bungalow residence standing on a mature site area of approx. 0.5 of an acre with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. The said property has been carefully maintained and adapted to include a spacious and tasteful 1st floor conversion to add an extra lounge and bedroom. Offering spacious living accommodation throughout and within only minutes drive of Roscommon town, this is a must view property. The auctioneers now invite immediate viewings and all offers after €190,000 to sell. BER: C2. Legal: Tony Henry, Messers Tormerys & Co, Athlone.

should market interest dictate and is set out as follows – Lot 1: The Entire; Lot 2: Residence standing on approx. 0.6 of an acre. Guide: €70,000; Lot 3: Approx. 26 acres of lands with farmyard standing thereon. Guide: €180,000; Lot 4: Approx. 18.0 acres of lands with lake access. Guide: €125,000.

The auctioneers now invite immediate viewings and all offers to sell. For further details or to arrange a viewing, please contact John Earley (FIPAV) of Property Partners Earley, Stone Court, The Square, Roscommon on 090-6626579 or email jearley@propertypartners. ie.

Attention house-owners! Properties required in Roscommon Town Property Partners Earley, Roscommon are this week seeking houses in all area of Roscommon town for cash clients and disappointed underbidders. John Earley (FIPAV) commented: “We have experienced a very busy period of house sales over the past number of weeks with a large volume of residential properties being sold or reaching ‘sale agreed’ status. “As a result, we are particularly seeking detached houses and bungalows. We of-

fer a comprehensive pre-market analysis, valuation service and one of the largest databases of potential purchasers in the region to our clients. We advertise in all local and national media and include all our property on four main websites”. For further details or to arrange a consultation, please contact either John Earley (FIPAV) or David Diffley (MIPAV, TRV) of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon on 090-6626579 or email jearley@propertypartners.ie.

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PRIME LANDS CONTAINING APPROX 20.21 ACRES (on which stands a derelict one storey residence) Price Guide: €125,000 ono the entire A prime holding of lands located in a renowned farming district close to Ballintubber village and Castlerea town on which stands a one storey derelict residence. The said lands must be of interest to farmers in the vicinity wishing to increase their existing holdings and same can be sold in one or more lots should market interest dictate and are set out as follows: Lot 1: The Entire. Lot 2: Approx. 4.55 acres. Lot 3: Derelict residence standing on approx. 0.6 of an acre. Lot 4: Approx. 6.94 of an acre. Lot 5: Approx. 8.12 acres. Lot 6:Approx. 2.75 acres of boglands comprised in folio RN8580. The auctioneers now invite immediate viewings and all offers to sell.

Stone Court, The Square, Roscommon Email: jearley@propertypartners.ie www.propertypartners.ie of Professional ipav Institute Tel: (090) 6626579 / 6626796 Auctioneer & Valuers Fax: (090) 6625405 PSRA Licence No. 001481


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Athleague, Co. Roscommon. Tel. (090) 6663700. Mob. (086) 8985013

www.connaughtonauctioneers.ie

Machinery / Commercial Auction Location:

Athleague GAA Pitch (across from Kepak) Date: Saturday 30th March • Auction starts at 12 O’clock • • Viewing from 10am • Buyer Fee: 5% + VAT (any lot up to €10,000) 3% + VAT (any lot over €10,0000) For further details contact the office on 090-6663700 or e-mail info@connaughtonauctioneers.ie

Auctioneer on the day: Matthew Donnellan

FOR SALE

FINAL OFFERS Prime Development Site with Full Planning Permission for 8 no. Townhouses

In Ballymoe Village, Co. Galway Selling to all Offers After €50,000 FINAL OFFERS BY 4pm ON FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2019 For further details and planning pack contact the office on 090-6663700

NEW TO THE MARKET

Four Bedroom Residence at

Cremully, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon

Four bedroom bungalow at F42 XH66

• Exceptional four bedroom dormer bungalow • In showhouse condition internally and externally • Standing on c. 1.11 acres (with paddock to side) • Located in the much sought after area of Castlecoote, c. 10 km from Roscommon Town • Traditional stone wall to front with dual entrances • Mature trees, shrubs and bedding on site For further details contact the office on 0906663700

Tully, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon F42 RY86 • Very attractive four bedroom bungalow residence • In excellent condition standing on a large mature site • With unrivalled views of the surrounding countryside • Manicured gardens to front, side and rear • Viewing of this property comes highly recommended • The property is located on the main Roscommon to Strokestown road

Machinery/ Commercial Auction on March 30th in Athleague

Connaughton Auctioneers invite listings – No Sale/No Fee

Connaughton Auctioneers are holding a Machinery/Commercial Auction on Saturday, 30th of March starting at 12 o’clock SHARP in Athleague GAA Pitch (across from Kepak). With an extensive marketing campaign both locally and nationally to attract sellers and buyers from near and far, Connaughton Auctioneers are delighted to report considerable interest with over 60 lots entered to date including c.10 lots of plant from Roscommon County Council (vans and commercial vehicles). Auctioneer on the day is Matthew Donnellan, renowned Livestock/Machinery Auctioneer. Matthew has previously carried out our Machinery/ Commercial Auction last year. There is a change from last year and all lots will be sold at their location in the auction and the auctioneer and clerk will be moving around accordingly.

Auctioneer on the day will be Matthew Donnellan

Viewing of lots is from 10 am. Catering facilities will be in place including tea/coffee and hot food. Entry to the auction is free and everybody is welcome to attend. Registration fee for any lot is €20 and there will be no other fee for sellers, whether they sell or not. Anyone wishing to enter lots for the auction must contact the office on 090-6663700 as early as possible to avoid disappoint-

ment. A link to the auction is on our website http://connaughtonauctioneers.ie/auctions/ and will include details/ pictures of lots as they are entered. The pictures will also be included on our Facebook page and newspapers right up to Auction Day. All lots entered into the auction can be dropped off to the auction site from 3 pm on Friday, 29th of March and up to 9 am on Auction Day. Any lot withdrawn from auction, not sold or purchased, must be removed from the site by 8 pm on Auction Day unless alternative arrangements are agreed with the auctioneer. We will have full security on site throughout this period. If you require any additional information including registration or fees, contact the office on 090-6663700 or email info@ connaughtonauctioneers.ie. On Saturday 30th of March, Athleague is the place to be!

Five-bedroomed residence within walking distance of Roscommon Town and all its amenities.

Exceptional residence at Castle Manor Connaughton Auctioneers are delighted to bring to the market this exceptional, large five-bedroomed residence within walking distance of Roscommon Town and all its amenities. It’s located at Castle Manor. This premium property is finished to a very high standard indeed. The layout is unique and different to most house types in this desirable estate and has been considered to maximise space and light throughout. This residence is boasts greenfield views from the rear. There are a host of features including fully tarmacadamed driveway, patio area to rear, formal dining room internally, two ensuite bathroom and many extras. Accommodation includes – Ground floor: Reception hallway, bedroom one to the left with bay window, fully fitted wardrobes and ensuite bathroom. To the right of the hallway is the large sitting room with double doors to access the dining room,

open fireplace with marble mantle & surround, large bay window. The dining room has sliding patio doors to the rear gardens. An archway leads from the dining room into the fully fitted kitchen. Door off into the utility which has the benefit of fitted units and worktop space. Door leading into downstairs guest wc which also serves as ensuite for the ground floor bedroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom), and main bathroom off landing area. All in all, this property is an ideal family home ready to occupy. It would also suit the investment market as rental properties are in high demand in Roscommon Town. Viewing by appointment and highly recommended. Call 090-6663700 or info@connaughtonauctioneers.ie


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PropertyPeople LIC. NO. 001127.

cathal o’brien

estate agent MIPAV the housesold name CLEABOY, BALLINTUBBER, CO. ROSCOMMON MOB. 087 261 3617 – TEL. 094 96 55313 www.cathalobrien.ie • Email: info@cathalobrien.ie

Sale of the Week with Property Partners Earley John Earley (FIPAV) of Property Partners Earley, Roscommon is this week pleased to advise that he sold a quality three-bedroomed mid-terrace two-storey residence located at Athlone Road, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon for a very satisfactory price. It’s his sale of the week! John described the property as “an extremely attractive three-bedroomed townhouse of c. 1,100 sq. ft. located adjacent to the town centre at Athlone Road – an ideal family house or investment property due to its location”. John further commented: “We have experienced a very busy selling period with quality properties attracting strong interest in all areas. Due to demand, we are now seeking properties in all areas for disappointed underbidders and cash buyers. We welcome all submissions and offer a free appraisal service”. For further details or to arrange a free consultation, please contact John Earley (FIPAV) or David Diffley (MIPAV, TRV) at Property Partners Earley, Roscommon on 090-6626579, email jearley@propertypartners.ie or log on to www.propertypartners.ie.

NEW TO THE MARKET

4 Bedroom on c. 1 acre

Racecourse Road, Roscommon Town F42 N264 4 Bedroom bungalow residence situated on a large site area holding obvious development potential subject to Planning Permission. Located on the Main N60 route adjacent to Roscommon Town with all mains services on site, this residence comprises:- entrance hallway, sitting room, Kitchen/dining room, utility, bathroom, 4 bedrooms one with WHB and toilet and large storeroom. Outside, 2 large detached garages with large site area and dual access. This property holds obvious potential and the auctioneers invites expressions of interest. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2 Abbeyville, Galway Road, Roscommon F42 DX07

No. 20. The Spinney, Galway Road, Roscommon

Elegant 4-bedroom (2 Ensuite) residence situated at the entrance to this Hallmark estate on the outskirts of Roscommon Town. A former showhouse, it is finished to a very high standard with a host of extras. Accommodation includes entrance hallway, sitting room, living room, open plan kitchen/dining room, large utility with W.C. off. First floor comprises of 4 large bedrooms, 2 with Ensuites and wall to wall built in wardrobes and family bathroom. Outside generous landscaped grounds with cobblelock driveway. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NEW TO THE MARKET Athlone Road, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon

Former showhouse now available in Roscommon On the books of Oates Auctioneers, Church Street, Roscommon, is No. 9, The Fairways, Roscommon – a former showhouse, in fact! This impressive former showhouse is finished to a very high standard and is located in a mature residential area on the Golf

NEW TO THE MARKET:

NEW TO THE MARKET

QUALITY 4/5 BED. TWO STOREY RESIDENCE located at

Located in this attractive sought after development this property offers spacious living accommodation with superior level of finish throughout with many extra features. The property is ideally located within an easy walking distance from all local amenities, Shops, Schools, Railway Station, Hotel and Leisure Centre just off the Galway Road beside Roscommon Town. This property speaks for itself in quality and location and viewing comes strongly recommended by the Auctioneers. Accommodation includes, Reception/Hallway, Sittingroom, Diningroom, Kitchen/Dining, Utility, Cloakroom, Study/Bedroom One, First Floor, 4. Bedrooms, Master Ensuite and Main Bathroom. ENQUIRIES INVITED

PSRA Licence No: 001238

Links Road, adjacent to Roscommon Golf Club. The spacious accommodation includes – entrance hallway, sitting room, living room, kitchen/ dining room, utility, four large bedrooms and family bathroom. Overall, this is a quality resi-

dence for which the auctioneers invite viewings and offers. For details, contact Oates Auctioneers (Roscommon) Ltd., Church Street, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon. Tel: 0906627878. Email: info@oates.ie/ see www.oates.ie

Oonagh,Taughmaconnell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon H53 W863 Modern three bedroom detached bungalow presented for sale in excellent condition throughout. The property is well located, being only ten minutes drive from Ballinasloe and fifteen minutes drive from Athlone Town Centre. Accommodation includes entrance hall, open plan kitchen, utility room, living room, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.Viewing highly recommended by the Auctioneer. Price Region: €155,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NEW TO THE MARKET “EXCEPTIONAL 4 BEDROOM PROPERTY ON C. 2 ACRES WITH 2 LARGE WORKSHOPS”

Cornageeha, Brideswell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon N37 K683 Exceptional 4-bedroom property finished to the highest standard by its present owners with no expense spared. This property is located in a quiet rural setting 2 miles from Brideswell Village and 10 minute drive to Athlone Town Centre. Accommodation consists of entrance hallway, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility, conservatory, office, 4 large bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first floor is floored out with fitted Velux windows. Outside consists of brick paving, excellent manicured gardens, 2 large fully serviced workshops, hard core area and a paddock. Overall this property is an outstanding property for which the Auctioneers invites viewings and offers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FOR SALE No. 37 Oldwood, Roscommon town F42 XW74 Magnificent 4 bedroom property finished to the highest standards with no expense spared. Located in this hallmark development on the doorstep of Roscommon Town and adjacent to Roscommon Hospital. This fine family home must be viewed to be appreciated and offers lovely views over the countryside. Price Region: €210,000

No. 9, The Fairways, Roscommon

Church Street, Roscommon town, CO. ROSCOMMON TEL: 090 6627878 FAX: 090 6627877 E-mail info@oates.ie Website: www.oates.ie

The Manse, Northgate Street, Athlone, CO. WESTMEATH TEL: 090 6477500 FAX: 090 6477546 E-mail athlone@oates.ie Website: www.oates.ie


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PropertyPeople Attractive bungalow at Hawthorne Drive Hughes & Company have for sale at Hawthorn Drive, Roscommon an attractive four-bedroomed dormer bungalow on a large private site. Accommodation consists of a sitting room, kitchen cum dining room, three downstairs bedrooms (one ensuite) and bathroom. Upstairs consists of a large office area/play area and a bathroom with an ensuite. The residence has the benefit of a large garage to the rear and is situated in one of Roscommon’s most sought-after areas. For further information or to make an appointment to view, contact the office on 090-6627003 or email info@ pathughesauctioneers.com

Castle Street, Roscommon. The landmark premises was formerly known as ‘Mirabelle

Castle Street properties attracting interest! This week Pat Hughes is confirming that Hughes & Co. are at an advanced stage of negotiations regarding the sale of a large commercial unit located at Castle Street, Roscommon. The landmark premises was formerly known as ‘Mirabelle’. Pat is hopeful of concluding a sale in the coming days. Meanwhile, Pat reports that they have a lot of interest in a site at Castle Street

with permission for 10 apartments and the refurbishment of an old dwelling house. Pat says: “This is an ideal opportunity for developers to acquire a prime site in the centre of Roscommon Town”. For further information or to make an appointment to view, contact the office on 090-6627003 or email info@pathughesauctioneers.com

Agricultural lands at Kilteevan on the market Hughes & Company of Abbey Street, Roscommon are offering for sale circa 10 acres of agricultural Land at Beechwood, Kilteevan. The lands are located only three miles from Roscommon Town on the main Lanesboro to Roscommon Road. The lands have the benefit of frontage onto two roads. Pat is accepting offers in excess of €50,000 for these lands. For further information or to make an appointment to view, contact the office on 090-6627003 or email info@ pathughesauctioneers.com

Talk to Pat, his advice is free! Pat Hughes of Hughes & Co., Abbey Street, Roscommon is encouraging people who are thinking of buying or selling to contact him and let him advise them – his advice is free! Contact Pat on 090-6627003 or email info@ pathughesauctioneers.com (Advertorial)

Luxury dormer bungalow for sale in Gallowstown 78, Hawthorn Drive, Roscommon Town

Large three-bedroomed residence at Hawthorn Drive Sean Naughton Auctioneers is delighted to offer to the market for sale by private treaty a large detached residence with garage which is located at 78, Hawthorn Drive, Roscommon Town, in what is a much sought after area. Accommodation consists of three bedrooms (one ensuite), kitchen, dining room, living room, utility and family bathroom. This property has additional benefit of exclusivity, being on a large corner site with mature gardens to the front and rear, with hedging that offers complete privacy and seclusion. This property is located in a much sought after area – ‘Hawthorn Drive’ – in Roscommon Town and is located within walking distance of Roscommon Hospital and town centre. Viewing is highly recommended with sole auctioneer. Price on application. For further details please contact Sean Naughton Auctioneers on 090-6625080 or email seannaughton@eircom.net

Sean Naughton Auctioneers is delighted to offer to the market for sale by private treaty a splendid, large six-bedroomed luxury detached dormer bungalow, set in mature gardens, in a much sought after area in Roscommon Town, namely Gallowstown. Accommodation includes: downstairs: reception hallway, sitting room, kitchen, living cum dining room, sunroom, utility and two bedrooms (all ensuite). Upstairs: four bedrooms (two ensuite), hotpress, office and family bathroom. The property has many additional features, such as marble and cast-iron fireplaces, Aga Range in kitchen, solid wood timber pine flooring downstairs. Upstairs there are built-in wardrobes in all bedrooms and a master walk-in wardrobe.

The property boasts large outside space as it’s sitting on a 0.5 acres site. Features include landscaped mature gardens to the front and rear, patio area to rear, garden shed and cast-iron gates at entrance to the property. This property is located in a much sought after area in Roscommon Town. Rarely does a property in such excellent condition come onto the market. The property offers great investment potential and has traded as a successful Bed & Breakfast for many years. Viewing is highly recommended and this property has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Offers in the region of €270,000 are invited. For further details please contact Sean Naughton Auctioneers on 090-6625080 or email seannaughton@eircom.net

Auctioneers & Valuers PRSA no. 001090 NO. 1 ABBEY ST., ROSCOMMON. TEL 090 66 27003. FAX 090 66 26296 EMAIL info@pathughesauctioneers.com Web: www.pathughesauctioneers.com

TO LET Circa 35 acres to lease at BUSHYPARK, MOUNT TALBOT, ROSCOMMON 1st Letting. All of the lands are of top quality and are located in one block and are located a short distance from Athleague Village.

Circa 35 Acres convenient to BALLINTUBBER with Entitlements Circa 11 Acres and a 3 Bay Slatted Shed at FOUR ROADS, ROSCOMMON __________________________________________

NEW TO THE MARKET FOR SALE Circa 18 Acres at BALLINAMORE BRIDEGE in one block. The Lands are Located a short distance off the main Ballinamore to Ballygar Road. Has the benefit of River Frontage and excellent road frontage. For further details contact the office on 09066 27003 or e-mail info@pathughesauctioneers.com

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FINAL OFFERS Are now being accepted for a large commercial building known formerly ‘Mirabelle’ at

CASTLE STREET, ROSCOMMON

ERS F F O L FINA Consisting of 2 Commercial Units, a range of Stone Stores, and the benefit of a large yard with direct access onto Lanesboro Street and Castle Street. The Property also contains living accommodations comprising of 5 Bedrooms, Kitchen Cum Dining Room, Sitting Room, Living Room and a bathroom. The property has excellent development potential subject to planning permission being granted. The property Is located in a prominent location and is in excellent condition with extensive road frontage onto Castle Street. For further details contact the office on 090 6627003 or e-mail info@pathughesauctioneers.com LEGAL: AILEEN GIBLIN, SOLICITOR, JACK DUNCAN & CO. SOLICITORS, THE SQUARE, BALLINASLOE, CO. GALWAY. TEL: 090 9646744

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FOR SALE Circa 26 acres of top quality land located at

ARAGHTY, ATHLEAGUE

The lands are located less than 1 mile from the Village of Athleague overlooking the River Suck. The Lands are divided into two blocks by a road leaving them suitable for development subject to planning permission being granted. For further details contact the office on 09066 27003 or e-mail info@pathughesauctioneers.com Gallowstown, Roscommon town.


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• Firebacks replaced and flues repaired • Can be cleaned from the bottom up • Chimney cowels and crow guards fitted Power washing and gutter cleaning services. Telephone:

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• House Visits • Insoles and Orthotics Prescribed • Chiropody Services Clinics also in Ballaghaderreen and Castlebar

ACUPUNCTURE Traditional Chinese Medicine

Michael Lennon Galway Road, Roscommon Telephone: 090 6626023

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Please call us on 090-6634633 or email advertising@roscommonpeople.ie before 2.30pm on Tuesday We cannot guarantee publication after this time

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PODIATRIST For all foot ailments Siobhan Murray BSc (Hons) Podiatry M.Ch.S.I. Department of Health Approved Every Monday Tully’s Total Health Pharmacy Main Street, Castlerea

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Providing IT services for Homes, Businesses & Schools. Home Callouts.

NO FIX NO FEE PC Maintenance – Upgrades, Repairs, Virus & Spyware removal. Network Solutions – Cabling, Hardware & Software Installation & Maintenance. Contact David Conboy Tel: 087 7496459 Email: info@dccomputerservices.ie Web: www.dccomputerservices.ie p

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DRIVING LESSONS

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Excellent pass rates CAR - 12 EDT LESSONS CAR & TRAILER (B&E) TRUCKS - RIGID, ARTIC & CPC

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Classifieds FARMING  BALES OF SILAGE FOR SALE: Chopped with extra wrap. Also Rush bedding for sale, Kilrooskey area. Tel: 087 6111791  FOR SALE: 30 bales of silage, saved in good weather, Four Roads area. Tel: 089 4145833  CALVES FOR SALE: All breeds of top quality calves. In fresh weekly and are available all year round, sold from Department approved premises. Calves can be bought to order. Call Paddy on 087 4116003

To advertise, telephone 090 66 34633 or email advertising@roscommonpeople.ie

GARDENING WALTER BEGLEY Gardening, Maintenance & Painting Roscommon Town • Indoor & Outdoor Painting • Winter Garden Clean-Up • Power Washing Driveways - Paths • Prepare Lawns for Spring • Hedge Trimming • Planting • Grass Cutting • General Maintenance

Contact Walter on 087 9519873

GARDENING SERVICES

 A B AT TO I R S E R V I C E AVA I L A B L E : Cattle, lambs and pigs. Ready for freezing. Home Cured and Honey Dry cured traditional bacon (not pumped with water) now available. Tel: Webb’s Butcher’s, 094 96 20005 or 086 4094715

Including: • Hedge Cutting • Hedge Planting • Grass Cutting • Spraying • Strimming • Weeding • Garden Tidy-ups • Planting • Gutter Cleaning, etc. Chainsaw work also available

 FOR SALE: Good quality Bales of Chopped Silage, baled 7th June 2018, Elphin area. Tel: 086 3918859

Phone John on

 CALVES FOR SALE: Continental, Angus and Hereford calves for sale. Delivery available. Contact Darragh. Tel: 086 8713864

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 LANDS TO LET: From 1st, April 2019 for 11 months. c.210 acres Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Tel: 086 2506752  ELDERLY LADY SEEKS: Professional lady to share house at very low rate in Castlerea town. No domestic duties or personal care required. Smoking and drinking is not allowed in the house. O.F.C.H., Bathroom and all mod cons. Box No: 2019 c/o Roscommon People, Abbey Street, Roscommon  FOR SALE: Cottage for quick sale in Williamstown on the Roscommon/Galway border in a peaceful countryside setting. The Cottage Boasts: 2 bedrooms, oil central heating and a 16kw stove including a bathroom with shower. Outside: There is a very large shed measuring 30ft x 20ft x 14ft which makes it very useful for a variety of uses. There is also a wooden shed and a Polytunnel. The Lawns: Have recently been professionally laid and the driveway recovered with stone. All offers over 110k will be given serious consideration. Tel: 087 4562228 any time

PLANNINGS ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL New Road, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon Application is being made to Roscommon County Council on behalf of our client Brian Kelly for planning permission to construct a detached dwelling house, separate garage and leisure block with proprietary sewerage treatment plant and percolation area to include all associated development works at the above address. Signed: Green Square Architecture, 14 Kingsway, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1PJ The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

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facebook.com/moleskinarch ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We, Thomas Keogh and Aisling Phillips intend to make application to Roscommon County Council for planning permission for retention of alterations to existing dwelling previously granted permission under p&d ref 03/287 to include change of rear dormer roof to 2 storey, installation of windows and door, revised layout of first floor internally, associated works and services and planning permission to form new window in gable wall of kitchen/dining room, construct domestic garage to rear of dwelling, associated site development works and services at Newtown, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Gaynor Architectural + Design Services Ltd. Architects Fallon Avenue, Roscommon. Phone: 090 6626974 Mobile: 086 8115449 The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

PLANNINGS ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We, Ben and Kate Quigley intend to make application to Roscommon County Council for planning permission to retain 2 no bay windows to front of existing dwelling, previously granted planning permission under p&d ref 97/65 and planning permission for change of use of existing garage previously granted planning permission under p&d ref 98/862 to Granny Flat and retention permission for conservatory to side of garage, retention and completion of internal works completed to date, associated site development works and services at Curry (E.D. Elia) Co. Roscommon. Signed: Gaynor Architectural + Design Services Ltd. Architects Fallon Avenue, Roscommon. Phone: 090 6626974 Mobile: 086 8115449 The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL I, John Regan, intend applying to Roscommon County Council for planning permission for (a) Demolition of Existing Single Storey Kitchen and Bathroom and Construction of an extension to rear of existing dwelling house and (b) Revision to Site Boundaries from that permitted under Grant of Planning PD07/2005 with associated site development works at Farranagalliagh Td, Cavetown, Croghan, Co Roscommon. Signed: Michael Hennessy Advanced Planning & Design Services Dorrary, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Roscommon Tel 086 1701549 This planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing, on payment of the prescribed fee within a period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt of the application by the planning authority.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We GHS Ltd. are applying to Roscommon County Council for planning permission to construct two number warehousing units and all associated ancillary site works at Clooneybeirne Td, Lanesborough Road, Roscommon. Signed : GHS LTD The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.


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Classifieds PLANNINGS ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL I Michael Murray am applying to Roscommon County Council for planning permission to retain existing silage slab and dungstead in my farm yard at Lisduff, Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Michael Murray. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL I, Andrew Mulvey am applying to Roscommon County Council for planning permission to construct dwelling house and domestic garage with treatment system and percolation area and carryout all ancillary site works at Garrynagawna, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Andrew Mulvey. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We, Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers are applying to Roscommon County Council on behalf of Martin Garvey for planning permission for retention of 2 number slatted and storage sheds and planning permission to construct extension to existing slatted and storage shed and also to construct a dry bed storage shed at Lisnagroagh, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers, 22 Castle View, Castle Street, Roscommon, Ph Office: 090 6627950 www.morrislohan.ie The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

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PLANNINGS ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We, Gordon and Mary O’Connor intend to apply to Roscommon County Council for planning permission for the construction of a dwelling house, domestic garage/fuel store, proprietary treatment system, percolation area and associated works at Carnagh West, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Stephen Blake, M.R.I.A.I., Registered Architect Trihill, Ballinmore Bridge, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway T; 090 6624681 M: 087 635 8949 E: sblake2006@gmail.com This planning application may be inspected or purchased at the offices of the planning authority during its opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application by the planning authority.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We, Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers are applying to Roscommon County Council on behalf of Brendan McCaffrey for planning permission to decommission existing septic tank system and to install an advanced treatment system and percolation area at Mullymux, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers, 22 Castle View, Castle Street, Roscommon Ph Office: 090 6627950 www.morrislohan.ie The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We Niall and Breda Cashin are applying to Roscommon County Council for planning permission to re-model and extend fire damaged house by raising the roof and adding first floor rooms and by constructing extension to front at ground floor level and carryout all associated site development works at Graffoge Td, Scramoge, Co.Roscommon, F42 R798. Signed: Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers, Castle Street, Roscommon, Ph Office: 090 6627950 Andy: 086 3646210 James: 087 8228529 info@morrislohan.ie. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

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FAMILYNOTICES ....ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND ANNIVERSARIES CARROLL John

DOORLY Patrick and Mary

BELTON Basil

KERINS Donal

Buckfield, Castlecoote, Co. Roscommon.

Rockfield, Roscommon (9th & 6th Anniversaries) In loving memory of Patrick who died 12th December 2009 and Mary who died 13th March 2013

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MONTH’S MIND DONNELLY (nee Redican) Pauline Rahara, Roscommon and formerly Clonfanlough, Co Offaly Passed away peacefully on 17th February, 2019

A silent thought A quiet prayer, For someone special in God’s care. Those who think of him today, A little prayer to Jesus say.

Fondly remembered by his wife Annie, sisters-in-law Margaret and Kathleen, brother-in-law Paddy. Anniversary Mass in Castlecoote Church on Sunday, 17th March at 11.30 am.

As each day dawns, we think of you As each night falls, we pray for you. And throughout our lives, no matter where. In our hearts you are always there. You will always be remembered and loved by all of us.

Sadly missed by Ann, Michael, Ann-Marie and Patrick.

COSTELLO Betty and Johnny Lisnamult, Roscommon (25th & 23rd Anniversary)

DONLON Ellen Donamon, Co. Roscommon. (43rd Anniversary)

Your names are often mentioned. Our thoughts are with you still. You have never been forgotten And by us you never will.

Sadly missed by your loving sons, daugher, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Anniversary Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon on Wednesday, 13th March at 8am.

THANKSGIVINGS Who died 16th March 1976

Our hearts are filled with memories It will never be the same. Always had a loving smile That filled the air But we will always feel your are here

THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one. (mention it). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times, for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Thanksgiving for prayers received. J.C.

Remembered always by her loving family.

NOVENA PRAYER TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially ... (special intention). We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen. Thanksgiving for prayers received. J.C.

Anniversary Mass in Clooneycolgan Church on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, 17th March at 9.30am.

THANKSGIVINGS THE MIRACLE PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this you for this special favour. (mention it). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour, not mine. Say for three days and promise publication and favour will be granted no matter how impossible.Thanksgiving for prayers received. L.M.

THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one. (mention it). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times, for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. M.N. THE MIRACULOUS PRAYER Dear Heart of Jesus in the past I have asked you for many favours. This time I ask this special one. (mention it). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within your own broken heart where your father sees it. Then in his merciful eyes it will become your own favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer three times, for three days, promise publication and favour will be granted. I.W.

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In loving memory of our beautiful son and brother Basil who died on the 17th of March 2005 R.I.P. BAZZ May the winds of love blow softly and whisper for you to hear That we still love and miss you as it dawns another year. The ones we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day.

Love and miss you more every day Mammy, Daddy, Edward, Andrew, Michael, Annie, sisters-in-law Jacinta, Aoife, Fiona; brother-in-law Brian, nieces Ciara, Aoife, Aoibhinn; nephews Darragh, Cillian, Joseph and Oran. xxxxxx Bazz’s Anniversary Mass in Ballinaheglish Church on Sunday, 17th March at 11am.

HAND Johnny Carrownvalley, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon (1st Anniversary) Who died on 26th of March 2018

We thought of you today But that is nothing new. We though about you yesterday and the days before that too. We think of you in silence We often speak your name All we have are memories And your picure in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake From which we’ll never part God has you in His arms We have you in our hearts.

Sadly missed by his brother Peter, sister-in-law Loretta, nieces Tonya, Caroline and Natasha, nephew Peter and his grand nephews and grandnieces. First Anniversary Mass in Strokestown Parish Church on Saturday, March 23rd at 12 noon.

Though absent you are always near. Still missed, loved and always dear.

Teresa and family Anniversary Mass in the Parish Church, Strokestown on Monday, March 18th at 7.30pm.

ROONEY Brian Lisnagirra, Athleague, Co. Roscommon (2nd Anniversary)

In loving memory of Brian who passed away on 11th March 2017 R.I.P. If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again.

Lovingly remembered and dearly missed every day by his loving wife Ann and extended famlies. Anniversary Mass for Brian will be in St. Patrick’s Church, Athleague on Saturday, 16th March at 7pm.

As we lovingly remember Pauline, her husband Seamus, daughters Karen and Rosaline, son Donal and Pauline’s sisters, Rosaline and Maureen and brother Oliver would like to express our deepest and heartfelt thanks to all who supported and sympathised with us on our sad loss. Special thanks to daughter-in-law Toni, sons-in-law Jimmy and David and extended family, our fantastic neighbours and friends. To those who helped with traffic management and those who provided food all of whom made it possible for us to have Pauline’s Funeral at home. Sincere thanks to all those who attended the Funeral Mass and Burial, sent Mass Cards, messages of sympathy, floral tributes and travelled long distances to be with us at this sad time and who helped in so many ways and to those who have continued to support us – words cannot express how grateful we are. Sincere thanks to the Consultants, Doctors, Nurses and the Palliative Care Team and Staff of both I.C.U. and St. Johns Ward, Portiuncla University Hospital, Ballinasloe for the great care and compassion given to Pauline – thank you all so much. To Dr. Hanratty, Dr. Crosbie and the staff of Castle Street Surgery, thank you all for the great care you have given Pauline over the years. Special thanks to Fr. Michael Donnelly, Fr. Ray Milton P.P., Canon Lavin, Fr. Donal Morris and Fr. Francis Glennon who concelebrated the Funeral Mass. Sincere thanks to Thomas Murray and the Church Choir whose musical arrangements and beautiful singing enhanced the Mass with the gift of music, of which Pauline was once very much part of and loved. A special thank you to Pat and Tom Smyth of Smyth’s Funeral Directors for their exceptional guidance, professionalism, consideration and compassion and who carefully prepared Pauline’s final resting place in Rahara Cemetery. As it would be impossible to thank everybody individually, we hope this acknowledgement will be accepted as an expression of our deepest gratitude and appreciation. Your kindness, help and support will never be forgotten. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. Pauline’s Month’s Mind Mass will be in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Rahara on Bank Holiday Monday, 18th March at 12.00 midday.

GIBLIN John Mote Park, Roscommon (8th Anniversary) In loving memory of John who died on 21st of March 2011.

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FAMILYNOTICES ....ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND ANNIVERSARIES BUTLER Teresa and Jimmy Curry, Brideswell, Co. Roscommon (6th Anniversary and 44th Anniversary)

Teresa who died on 17th March 2013 and Jimmy who died on 25th February 1975 Sadly missed by their family. Anniversary Mass in St Brigid’s Church, Curraghboy on Thursday, 4th April at 7pm.

KELLY Mickie

MULRY Michael

8 Jubilee Close, Roscommon 11th Anniversary - 6th March

Rosario, The Walk Roscommon. (7th Anniversary) Who died on 23rd March 2012. R.I.P.

Quietly today your memory is kept, No need for words we will never forget. No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts you are always there.

Sadly missed by your friend Simon, Ann, Simon Jnr and Shane Doyle.

BYRNE Michael Scregg, Knockcroghery, Co. Roscommon. (12th Anniversary)

Treasured memories of a loving husband, dad and grandad. Remembering a lifetime of love and happiness.

Remembered with love Eileen and family. Anniversary Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon on Monday, 18th March at 10am.

CONNAUGHTON Michael Curragh, Castlecoote (9th Anniversary)

McCrann Frank Kilclare, Co. Leitrim & The Walk, Roscommon (3rd Anniversary)

You filled our lives, With love and laughter And it is this we shall remember. Always there with a listening ear, A hand to hold, A warm embrace so tender. A gentle man with a heart that filled your being. Who loved to laugh and loved to live, Treasured your family and valued your friends. All had a place your love to give. We’ll still hear your laughter upon a season’s breeze And see your smile forever in sunshine and in rain. So blessed were we to have you Until we meet again!

So dearly loved and missed every day. Your loving wife Margaret, children Caroline, Peter, Lorraine and Sinead. Grandchildren, brother, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family. Anniversary Mass in The Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon on Friday, 15th March at 10am.

HANNON PJ Lisnamult, Roscommon (12th Anniversary)

KEEGAN Sean Rushfield Creggs Roscommon (1st Anniversary) In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather who died 14th March 2018 RIP

Our hearts are full of memories With pride we speak your name Though life goes on without you It will never be the same Your memories are so special Your presence missed so much You will always be remembered And loved by all of us.

Sadly missed by his wife Mary and his sons and daughters. ~~~~~~ Grandad Sean When the great recorder marks the score against your name, it matters not whether you’ve won or lost, it’s how you played the game. Fondly remembered and deeply missed by his grandchildren

Anniversary Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Kilbegnet Creggs on Sunday, 24th March at 11.30am.

BURKE Ultan

BRADY Robert

Pollalaher, Brideswell, Athlone, Co. Roscommon.

Hermitage, Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon.

We think of you with love today But that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday And the days before that too We think of you in silence And we often speak your name All we have are memories And your picture in a frame Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts

Lovingly remembered by your wife, Bernadette and children, Sandra, Nicola and Alan. Always remembered by Gerry, Teresa and family. May He Rest in Peace 2nd Anniversary Mass for Ultan will be celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church, Curraghboy on Friday, 22nd March at 7pm.

CAMPBELL Ted and Frances Circular Road, Roscommon (6th & 18th Anniversary)

Sadly missed by your sisters Bridie and Lillie, brother John, nephews and nieces. Anniversary Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Knockcroghery on Saturday, 16th March at 7pm.

We think of you with love each day The things we used to do and say. That brings a smile Sometimes a tear But always a wish that you were here.

Always remembered by Anne Mae, Kay, Marie, Sean and extended family. Anniversary Mass will take place at a later date.

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In loving memory of a dear dad, who died on March 17th 2007 Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard but always near So loved, so missed, so very dear. But in my heart you are always there for me.

Sadly missed by your daughter Cathy and Tommy, grandchildren and families. Anniversary Mass in The Sacred Heart Church, Roscommon on Tuesday, 19th March at 8am.

Robert’s wife Ethel; his sons, Bobby, Liam and Paul; daughters; Michelle and Amanda; grandchildren; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; Robert’s mother Teresa; his brothers and sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and extended family wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our relatives, wonderful neighbours, friends and colleagues who offered help and kindness in so many ways during this difficult time. The many expressions of sympathy on the untimely passing of a treasured and dearly beloved husband, dad, granddad, son, brother and friend. Special acknowledgement to our family, friends, neighbours, and the wider community, to Roscommon Sub Aqua, Lough Rea Sub Aqua, Roscommon Civil Defence and the Garda Water Unit who provided a vital role in assisting us and to whom we will be eternally grateful. A heartfelt message of thanks to all those who provided food and refreshments during this time. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who called to the house, attended the Wake, the Removal, Funeral Mass and Cremation Service. To those who travelled long distances to be with us, we were very touched. Thanks to all those who telephoned, sent text messages, e-mails, sent cards, message of condolence and those who made charitable donations to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. To Sr. Elizabeth Carroll for her help and guidance. Our sincere thanks to Fr. Donnelly P.P. for celebrating a beautiful Funeral Mass, con-celebrated by Fr. Kelly, Fr. Breslin, Fr. Gannon and Fr. Whitney. Many thanks to the altar servers and Sacristan. To Derek Mahady and Anne Brady for providing the beautiful music and singing and for making the Mass so special. To Siobhan Collins Florist for providing the beautiful floral arrangements. To Paul and Martina McQuaid for helping us to give Robert a fitting send off. Thanks to An Garda Siochána and the traffic stewards for their assistance throughout the week. We would like to thank Cathal and Mary Brady of Brady Funeral Directors for their outstanding professionalism, support and sensitivity when assisting us with the necessary arrangements. Thanks to Lakelands Crematorium and to Donal Brady for singing. Thanks to Kevin Higgins and staff of the Goal Post for providing refreshments after the Mass. Thanks to Hotel Kilmore for the lovely meal provided after the cremation. The support we have received has been overwhelming. As it is impossible to thank everyone individually, please accept this acknowledgement as a sincere expression of our deepest gratitude and appreciation. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions. Robert’s Month’s Mind Mass will be held in the Church of Sacred Heart, Ballinagare on Sunday, 17th March at 10am. Slán A Roibeard go dtí go gcasfar le chéile sinn arís.

In loving memory of Michael who passed away on the 8th March 2007 Our hearts are full of memories With pride we speak your name

Died 27th January 2019

(2nd Anniversary) Treasured memories of Ultan who died on the 16th March, 2017

MURRAY Michael and Ruth Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Kilmore, Athleague, Co. Roscommon (2nd & 26th Anniversaries)

Loved and sadly missed everyday by their family and relatives. Anniversary Mass in The Sacred Heart Hospital Church, on Sunday, 17th March at 11am.

THANKSGIVINGS 3 DAY NOVENA TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN O, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O, Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succour me in my necessity (your request). There are none that can withstand your power. O, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands, after each prayer, say 9 Hail Marys. You must publish and it will be granted to you. M.C.

Michael who died on the 19th March 2017

Ruth who died on the 12th April 1993

Grant them Lord, eternal rest, in Your Most Sacred Heart.

Remembering always our special parents with love, gratitude and many happy memories. Marie and Shane and their partners Gabriel and Shevaun. Anniversary Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Athleague on Sunday, 17th March at 10am.


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ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We James and Kate Farrell are applying to Roscommon County Council for Planning Permission to construct dwelling house and domestic garage with proprietary treatment system and percolation and associated site development works at Mullymucks, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon. Signed: Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers, Castle Street, Roscommon, Ph Office: 090 6627950 Andy: 086 3646210 James: 087 8228529 info@morrislohan.ie. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the planning authority during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submission or observation will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without condition, or may refuse to grant permission.

ROSCOMMON COUNTY COUNCIL We Gerry and Mary Cogan are applying to Roscommon County Council for planning permission to construct extensions to side, front and rear of existing house and to upgrade existing septic tank system with proprietary treatment system and carryout all associated site development works at Carrowbane, Frenchpark, Roscommon, F45 X921. Signed: Morris Lohan Consulting Engineers, Castle Street, Roscommon, Ph Office: 090 6627950 Andy: 086 3646210 James: 087 8228529 info@morrislohan.ie.

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Sports People Roscommon CBS fall at the final hurdle

School of hard knocks… Roscommon CBS players pictured at the final whistle following their Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Final defeat to Garbally College at The Sportsground in Galway yesterday (Wednesday). See page 60. Pic: Mick McCormack


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SPORTING WORLD WITH DAN DOONER Rugby Rising in Roscommon! @dan_dooner

People’s champions of the week

THE LEAD STORY Dan Dooner

The Roscommon Youths Darts team reached the quarter-finals of last weekend’s All-Ireland Youth Championships at the West County Hotel in Ennis, Co. Clare. Their run to the last eight included wins over Cork B (3-2), Carlow C (4-1) and Limerick (4-1) before they were defeated 3-1 by a strong Cork A side in the knockout stages. Well done to all concerned.

So in the end it wasn’t to be for the history makers of Roscommon CBS as they fell to a 31-6 defeat at the hands of Ballinasloe’s Garbally College but Wednesday’s Top Oil Connacht senior final was further evidence - if any was needed - that rugby is currently on the crest of a wave in County Roscommon. Roscommon native and Connacht Rugby star, Denis Buckley, was on hand to give CBS a pep talk yesterday having taken a training session at the school the week before. The former Creggs and Buccaneers man has recently signed a contract extension with the western province. On the international scene, Rossies seem to be springing up from everywhere! Kiltoom’s Jack Carty recently made his debut for Joe Schmidt’s World Cup hopefuls while his fellow parishioner, Niall Murray, recently clinched Six Nations glory at U-20 level and will be hoping to help Ireland complete a Grand Slam in Wales this Friday night. He’ll be joined on the panel by south Roscommon man, Ryan Lomas. Creagh’s Colm Reilly has also been involved in this campaign. It was recently confirmed that all three will receive a civic reception from Roscommon County Council in the near future. CBS star Aodha Hession from Roscommon town has also been capped at U-18 clubs level for Ireland.

Action from the Wednesday’s Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Final between Roscommon CBS and Garbally College at the Sportsground. Garbally won their 47th title following a 31-6 victory. Pic: Mick McCormack

All of this success doesn’t happen by chance of course and the hard work of coaches at local clubs such as Creggs and Buccaneers must be acknowledged. It’s also perhaps no coincidence that Jack Carty and Niall Murray have played football at minor level for Roscommon - another example of how playing a variety of codes at underage can help athletes to develop. Back to the Sportsground on Wednesday and while defeat will sting for Roscommon CBS, the

signs are good that the oval ball has been well and truly embraced at the county town school, and in County Roscommon in general, and that quality players are being produced at all levels. Jack Carty may have been the man to make the breakthrough at senior level this year, but with the recent caps for Rossies at underage and CBS breaking new ground at senior schools level in the province, it seems the momentum is with local players to allow a few more to follow in his footsteps.

The sporting brief Rossies on Team Ireland! Best wishes to Hugh Naughton and Chelsea Phillips who flew out this week to the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi (14th to 21st) with 89 other Team Ireland athletes. Hugh is 36 and from Roscommon town and will represent Ireland in tenpin bowling while Castlerea native Chelsea is 26 and will compete in aquatics. Best of luck guys!

In the sporting diary .... Andy Creaton Memorial Boxing Tournament Frenchpark Boxing Club are holding the Andy Creaton Memorial Boxing Tournament in Fairymount Hall next Month (18th) at 5 pm. Proceeds will go to Fairymount Church roof repairs. Boxers from Roscommon, Mayo and Fermanagh will be taking part.

Ballymoe FC Colour Run Ballymoe FC will hold a Colour Run on Bank Holiday Monday (March 18th) at 1 pm. Registration takes place from 12 pm at the clubhouse. €10 per entry. Runners and walkers are welcome and all proceeds will go towards Ballymoe FC underage teams and the ETP players trip to Blackpool. For enquiries, text Sharon at 087-7709939.

Referees’ course this Friday Roscommon GAA will host a training course for new referees beginning this Friday night (15th) at 8 pm in the County Board offices in Roscommon town. Those who are interested in taking part should contact their club or Referee Administrator Haulie Beirne on 086-8293845. Clubs are advised that they should forward at least one candidate for the course. The course entails two nights training with one night online. The final day takes place in Croke Park on April 6th when all new referees will receive certificates and gear from the GAA President.

Handball Big wins St. Coman’s’ Fiona Tully beat Kilkenny’s Ciara Mahon 21-20, 21-8 in the 40x20 Ladies Open quarter-final in Crinkle, Co. Offaly last Saturday. Next up is the semi-final in Kingscourt this Saturday where Fiona faces Catriona Casey from Cork. Lisacul’s Sean Jennings put in a superb performance when winning his 40x20 Masters ‘B’ All-Ireland semi-final in St. Coman’s last Saturday against Belfast’s Myles McCann, 21-8, 21-11. Uncertainty remains over the the result of Glenn Walshe’s Over 35 ‘B’ All-Ireland semi-final against Con Collins from Belfast, who had to retire with a suspected broken finger. Roscommon had a mixed bag of results in the 40x20 Juvenile All-Ireland semi-finals held in St. Coman’s last Sunday. Best performer on the day was Carragh Kennedy who won her U-15s match with Tyrone’s Brona Farley, 15-2, 15-1. Liam Egan took part in the match of the day when he was narrowly defeated by Monaghan’s Deveidas Kaklauskas, 18-21, 20-21. Shauna Clogher played well in her U-15 matchup with Armagh’s Caliosa Ni Dhuill before going down 21-10, 21-10. Rory Carthy was surprisingly well beaten by Tyrone’s Gary McAleer in the U-14 grade. The Red Hand youngster won 15-3, 15-3.

Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup, a charitable fundraiser for the National Council for the Blind. A Ladies’ ‘Get Into Golf’ programme is starting on April 10th for eight weeks. For further information contact Aisling on 087-2029064 or the Facebook page. Daryl Kelly and Giles McDonagh were the recent winners of gents’ club competitions in Castlerea while Maura Tully (36 points) was best of the ladies on March 5th. To Carrick, where the final round of the Spring League took place. Congratulations to Gabrielle Madsen and Team 4 who clinched overall victory in the competition with 498 points. Runners-up was the Oliver Curran captained Team 8 with 483 points. We finish in Athlone where a very successful Captains’ Drive-In took place last weekend with 22 teams in action. The winners of the Captain’s Scramble were Ray King, Michael Ryan, Ber Kenny and Ger O’Kennedy. Alacoque O’Connor won the recent ladies competition with 21 points while Anne Evans won the 97 Club. In the Winter League final, Team 10, captained by Mike Glynn, relinquished their title to Team 33 from Ballinasloe, who were captained by Conor Murphy.

Darts Return legs Things couldn’t be tighter ahead of the Roscommon Darts League Cup and Shield semi-finals second legs this weekend. In the cup, The Holly Tree were impressive 5-4 winners over league winners McDermott’s while Molly’s overcame Flanagan’s by the same score. Meanwhile in the shield, An Bothar Rua were 5-4 winners over The Hollywood while The Three Counties also won 5-4 against Creaton’s. It’s safe to say each of the four ties are very finely balanced ahead of the second legs this Friday!

Swimming Medal winners St. Coman’s had a number of medal winners at the recent Regional Development Gala in Roscommon Leisure Centre. There were medals for Aoife Lavin (gold in 50m Fly), Aaron Morgan, Scott Duda (gold in 200 IM), Marise (silver), Robert and Dylan, Jun Hwang and Eoin Kelleher, Theo DeAbreu and Daniel Heavey and Pierce Fanon.

Golf Busy weekend ahead We begin in Roscommon where it’s shaping up to be a very busy week. This Friday, the clubhouse will host a Quiz with an Irish theme from 9 pm but be careful because it’s Happy Hour from 8 pm to 9 pm! On Saturday there will be an ILGU/GUI 9-hole challenge qualifier while there’s a Men’s and Ladies’ singles competition on St. Patrick’s Day. The Junior Drive In will tee off at 2 pm on Monday. John Lennon won the men’s competition on March 3rd – Imagine that! The recent ladies’ competition was won by Kay Ruane while best of the seniors was Mary Pender. Charlie McDonnell won the men’s seniors on February 28th. In Boyle, an 18-hole Stableford is scheduled for the men this Sunday. The following Sunday sees the

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SportsPeople Creggs RFC Report

THE GAIN LINE

Development team wraps up league campaign Senior Rugby Creggs Development team play their last Connacht League game of the season on Bank Holiday Monday against Ballina in Creggs at 1 pm. Creggs Thirds (Over-35s) will play Tullamore on Saturday, March 23rd in Creggs. Time TBC. Creggs Firsts play Connemara in the Connacht Junior Cup Final on Sunday, March 24th at The Sportsground.

Youth Rugby Connacht U-15 Cup Quarter-Final: Creggs 39 Ballina 27. Playing against

a considerable wind in the first half, Creggs came flying out of the blocks with super carrying up front from Noah Fallon, Lee Kilcoyne, Michael McAteer and Tomas Tiernan. Cormac Dolan moved the ball wide early and Creggs got in for two tries through Edimar Fimho and Oisin O’Beirne for a 10-0 lead. Ballina then staged a remarkable turnaround when Creggs mistakes allowed them in for three unanswered tries to take a 15-10 lead. Creggs out-half DJ Hession got in for a crucial score to leave the score 15-15 at half-time and Creggs would have been happy with that, playing against the strong breeze Pictured are the Creggs U-15s who beat Ballina last weekend.

The Creggs U-14 and U-16 Girls teams travelled to Energia Park, Donnybrook last Saturday night for the Ireland v France women’s match. The U-14s played Navan at half-time and won by five tries to one.

in the first half. Creggs stepped up the intensity in the second half scored a try through Ben Johnson, which Looby to make it 2215 before Ciaran Purcell got in for a try which Looby again converted to stretch the lead. Ballina got in for another unconverted try to reduce the Creggs lead to 29-20 before Looby added an excellent long-range penalty to make it 3220. Creggs continued to attack and push Ballina back and Eoin Kelly went in for a try which again Looby converted for a 39-20 lead with time running out. Ballina did get in for a late try and converted it to reduce the deficit to 39-27 but they could not deny Creggs victory and Creggs will play Corinthians RFC away in the cup semi-final in three weeks. Connacht U-14 Plate: Corrib 11

Creggs 20. Creggs played Corrib in the first round of the Connacht Plate on Wednesday night last in Headford. This was a very severe test for the Creggs outfit as they were up against a very physical Corrib side. The home team took an early 5-0 lead but Creggs came back with a try to equalize just before half-time. Corrib took the lead again with a penalty early in the second half but Creggs replied with another try. This was a very hard-fought game and Creggs scored two more tries to one further penalty from Corrib to advance to the next round. Try scorers were Thomas King, Daniel Browne, Shane Maloney, and Jack Donnelly. Creggs now go forward to meet Buccaneers in the quarter-final in two weeks’ time.

Creggs’ interest in this year’s Connacht U-13 Cup ended in Athlone on Saturday evening last. The lads came up against a strong Buccaneers team but they finished with two great tries in the last ten minutes. Creggs U-18.5s will travel to Headford next Friday night for their Connacht U-18.5 Cup Quarter-Final with an 8 pm kick-off. Creggs U-16 Girls’ Connacht Plate Semi-Final will be played this Saturday away against Corinthians RFC. TBC.

Mini Rugby Creggs U-11s have a Connacht Blitz on Saturday in Buccaneers RFC, Athlone. Kick-off is at 10.45 am. All other Creggs Mini squads (U-6s to U-12s) will train in Creggs next Saturday at 11 am.

SICK AS A PARROT/OVER THE MOON ROSCOMMON & DISTRICT LEAGUE NEWS

Dooner’s weekend predictions It was a mixed bag for Roscommon & District Football League teams in provincial action last weekend. Boyle Celtic had a terrific 4-2 win away to West Coast United in the Connacht Cup while Glen Celtic won a penalty marathon at home in the Connacht Shield. Unfortunately, Ballinasloe Town B, Cam Celtic and Roscommon United all crashed out of the Connacht Shield. The Division Two cup kicks off this weekend and Castlerea Celtic B will be hoping to complete a double as they take on Cloonfad United B in the opening round on Friday night. Elsewhere on Friday night, Boyle Celtic have an opportunity to put pressure on the top three in Premier Division Group A when they host Kilkerrin United.

Friday, March 15th Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division Boyle Celtic v Kilkerrin United. 8.15 pm Boyle were impressive in the cup

last weekend and will be expected to carry that form into the league this weekend. Prediction: Boyle Celtic Topline Ward’s Division Two Cup Castlerea Celtic B v Cloonfad United B. 8 pm The Division Two champions will be the team to beat in this competition. Prediction: Castlerea Celtic B

nod here on home soil. Prediction: Shiven Rovers B

Sunday, March 17th Norio’s Takeaway Division One

St. John’s Athletic v CP Ajax. 11 am Should be even tighter than the previous league fixture and I fancy St. John’s to get a result. Prediction: Draw

Saturday, March 16th Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division Cloonfad United v Strokestown United. 7.45 pm The visitors enjoyed a terrific win last weekend against Shiven but Cloonfad are favourites at home. Prediction: Cloonfad United Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two (7.45 pm) Glen Celtic v Ballymoe FC B Glen will be favourites at home. Prediction: Glen Celtic At Shiven: St. Cuan’s United v Shiven Rovers B Shiven enjoyed a narrow 3-2 win in the reverse fixture and they get the

The St. Peter’s side which drew 2-2 against Castlerea Celtic last weekend. Pic: Mick McCormack

Soccer results Raftery’s Oakland Hotel Premier Division Castlerea Celtic 2 St. Peter’s FC 2 Ballymoe FC 0 Ballinasloe Town 0 Strokestown United 3 Shiven Rovers 2 Cloonfad United 1 Skyvalley Rovers 1 Dysart FC 3 Moore United 0 Norio’s Takeaway Division One Dunmore Town 1 St. John’s Athletic 1 Killeen Sports Grounds Division Two Shiven Rovers B 1 Manor United 4 TP Brennan Connacht Cup Last 16 West Coast United 2 Boyle Celtic 4 TP Brennan Connacht Shield Last 16 Glen Celtic 2 St. Bernard’s B 2 AET (Glen Celtic won 13-12 on penalties) Ballinasloe Town B 0 Killala 0 AET (Killala won 4-2 on penalties) Mervue United B 7 Roscommon United 0 Bearna Na Forbacha 3 Cam Celtic 1


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@SeamusDuke

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Big weekend coming up! St. Patrick’s weekend promises to be a huge weekend for football. The Roscommon seniors face a crucial clash with Galway in Pearse Stadium which is now in the ‘must win’ category. The game is previewed in more detail elsewhere in the paper this week but it is a game that Roscommon are certainly capable of winning. If they can show the same appetite for hard work that we saw in the first half against Dublin then they can do it. It will be very difficult in Salthill but

Local unsung heroes honoured TG4 televised the GAA President’s Awards last Friday night and it was a super programme. It is a great initiative to honour the many unsung and voluntary heroes in the GAA and Roscommon was well represented. It was super to see Noreen Corcoran getting her award. She is one of the best workers I have ever seen in the GAA and deserves her recognition. A whole county loves Kellogg’s Corn Flakes as a result of Noreen’s efforts over the years! The Smith family were also worthy recipients. I am a personal friend of Junior’s (Mike Smith) and I know the effort that he and his wife Mary have put in over the years with Boyle and with Roscommon. There were great photos of all the GAA club members from Boyle who travelled up to Croke Park to support the Smiths last Friday night and it was a celebration for the club and the town as well. There are unsung heroes in every GAA club in the country who spend decades working away on a voluntary basis and It is a great idea to give these people night out and a bit of recognition even if it is only once in a lifetime.

it is possible. A win would surely be enough to keep Roscommon in Division One. It is very unfortunate that also on Saturday at 12 noon Roscommon CBS meet Summerhill College, Sligo in the Connacht Colleges SF ‘B’ Final. The facts are that people will not be able to go to the CBS game and the Roscommon match. Remember too that the Roscommon game is on after the Galway v Wexford hurling league quarter-final which will draw a huge crowd to

Salthill. Anyone who knows anything about Pearse Stadium will know how hard it is to get in and out of that area of Galway City. Then add in the fact that it’s a Bank Holiday weekend and you see why going to both games is not an option. It’s a huge pity because I’d like to see both games. I haven’t seen Summerhill play so I don’t know what they are like but CBS have a very nice team this year and if they play to their potential it will take a very good side to beat them.

Roscommon face Galway in the Allianz National Football League Division One this Saturday at Pearse Stadium.

Hurlers claim silverware and seal promotion It’s not often that we have a hurling success to celebrate at senior level in Roscommon but last Sunday in Navan Ciaran Comerford’s men won Division 3A of the league with a real battling display against Armagh. The weather was as bad as I have ever seen for any game with rain, hail, sleet and snow on the day and at half-time it looked

bad for the Rossies when they only led by a point having played with the storm at their backs. But the hard work that they have done on the training pitch since the start of the year was rewarded with a very good second half performance and they thoroughly deserved to win the match and the title. It’s a big boost ahead of the forthcoming

Christy Ring championship which will be a very tough prospect. But confidence will be high going into that campaign. It was a pity that there were so few people at the match in Navan. There were no more than 250 there on the day. Maybe it would have been better to have the sides toss for venue as that might have attracted more people to what was a national final after all.

United’s dramatic win in Paris

Marcus Rashford’s late penalty in Paris meant Manchester United became the first team in Champions League history to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.

I am following Manchester United since I was a child and only in the Champions League Final in 1999 have they had a better win than the one they had against PSG last week. However, the ‘penalty’ given by VAR was the softest that I have ever seen in a big game and I would have been raging if it was given against United. It’s a long time since I was shouting at the TV during a match but that happened last week and I was even walking around pleading with the referee to blow the final whistle as the injury-time dragged on! My poor wife thought I had finally lost it! It was great craic though. United lost at Arsenal at the weekend but it was bound to happen at some stage. Even the great Manchester City and Liverpool have slipped up over the course of the season. I would still give Solksjaer the job immediately. He is a breath of fresh air.

It’s Corofin and Ballyhale for me!

‘Rocket’ the best ever?

The All-Ireland club finals on Sunday should be two great games. In the football decider Corofin and Dr. Crokes have been by far the best two teams in the championship and their clash will be a meeting of two outstanding attacking teams. In the hurling, Ballyhale and the Galway champions St. Thomas’ will meet. Henry Shefflin is the most decorated hurler of all time. Can he steer his beloved Ballyhale to another All-Ireland? It should be a great day in Croker. Corofin and Ballyhale for me.

Ronnie O’Sullivan further underlined the view of many people that he is the best snooker player of all time when he clocked up his 1,000th career century in Preston last weekend. He has his faults and at times you don’t know what he is going to do or say next, but what a talent!

Rocket Ronnie O’Sullivan made his 1,000th career century at the Players’ Championship in Preston.

Irish golfers set for Players’ Championhip One of the biggest golf tournaments of the year outside the majors, the Players’ Championship will take place this weekend at the notorious Sawgrass course in Florida. The world’s top 50 players including Rory McIroy and Shane Lowry are in action. As usual there will be plenty of drama and twists and turns at the famous 17th hole. It’s a fantastic tournament to watch and it will be interesting to see if Tiger Woods plays. He missed last weekend with a neck injury.

Ireland back to their best Ireland were back to their very best in the game against France at the weekend but even if they do beat Wales on Saturday it won’t be good enough to win the championship because it is very long odds-on that Scotland will beat England. However, from an Irish point of view, it was fantastic to see that the team appear to have got their mojo back. It has taken them three games to get the disappointment of the England defeat out of their system. Wales are a very impressive outfit and this Saturday’s game could be a classic but I fancy Ireland to win. It was also good to see Rossie Jack Carty get on after only 58 minutes last weekend. He is gaining experience all the time and he may well get the call to go to the World Cup - what a fairytale that would be! I take Ireland to edge out Wales, England to beat Scotland with a bit to spare and France to edge by Italy.


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Horses for Courses A busy weekend’s racing in Ireland starts at on the all-weather at Dundalk tomorrow, stalls opening for the first at 5.15 pm. Saturday sees national hunt racing at Down Royal, 2.30 pm and Limerick at 1.45 pm. On Sunday, Limerick race again, starting at 2.05 pm and at Wexford at 1.45 pm, both again national hunt cards.

Point to Point View No racing in the north this weekend and two meetings in the south on Sunday at Ballyraggert in Kilkenny with 105 entries at 1.30 pm and in Ballyarthur in Cork with 67 runners at 2 pm.

Cheltenham Races 2019 Day 1 Closutton resumes its love affair with Prestbury Park as Klassical Dream wins the opening Supreme Novices Hurdle. Willie Mullins’ inmate was in the van all the way and won 4½l and ½l from the Olly Murphy trained pair Thomas Darby and Itchy Feet. Murphy served his time with Gordon Elliott. This winner was tipped in last week’s column as an e/w bet. Onwards and upwards for Mullins as Duc Des Genievres led home an Irish 1, 2, 3 in the Arkle winning by 13l and 3 ¾ l from Joseph O’Brien’s Us And Them and Terence O’Brien’s Articulum. The Grade 3 Handicap Chase went 8/1 the field and saw Beware The Bear finish ahead of Vintage Clouds and Lake View Lad with the best of the Irish Magic Of Light in 7th. What a day for the Irish with a 1, 2 in the Champion Hurdle as the Gavin Cromwell trained 5-Y-O Espoir D’allen gave owner JP McManus some compensation for the fall of Buveur D’air, who was trying for a hat trick. Last year’s runnerup Melon made the running with Apple’s Jade finishing bridesmaid again beaten 15l with Silver Streak 3rd for Evan Williams. The Mares Race saw disaster for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh as hot favourite Benie Des Dieux crashed out at the last when clear, handing the race to Dan Skelton trained Roksana with his brother Harry in the plate. Willie Mullins was 2nd and 3rd with Stormy Ireland, Paul Townend and Good Thyne Tara and Rachel Blackmore. The penultimate Close Brothers’ Novice Handicap Chase saw another 1, 2, 3 for Ireland as Rachel Blackmore rode A Plus Tard to her first festival winner for Henry de Bromhead. The winner

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was 16l clear of Joseph O’Brien’s Tower Bridge with Gordon Elliott’s Ben Dundee in 3rd another back. The National Hunt 4m Amateur, as I told you last week, was fought for by two of our finest amateurs, Jamie Codd an Barry O’Neill, on Ben Pauling’s Le Breuil and Paul Nolan’s Discorama with Codd prevailing by ½l on the English horse. Jerrysback finished 3rd and 125/1 complete outsider Clondaw Cian finished 4th and last of the 18 runners. The day finished with 4 winners to the Irish and 3 to the English.

Day 2 The Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle saw the sponsors, Sean and Bernadine Mulryan, retain the money as City Island came through a wall of horses to win from JP McManus’s Champ and Bright Forecast. The winner is trained by Martin Brassil, his first festival winner, and ridden by Mark Walsh. The runner-up was trained by Nicky Henderson and the 3rd by Ben Pauling. Sean Mulryan hails from Oran. The RSA Novice Chase produced one of the finishes of the meeting as the three market leaders jumped the last covered by ½l. Paul Nichols’ Topofthegame and Harry Cobdan with a great jump pulled away up the hill followed by Santini and Nick de Boinville and Gordon Elliott’s Delta Work with Davy Russell to win by ½l and 1¾l. The Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle produced a 28/1 winner in Nicky Henderson’s William Henry who beat WicklowBrave by a short head with Ballyandy ½l away in 3rd. Nine went to post in the Champion Chase with Altior going off at odds on at 4/11 but jumping the last Sceau Royal led the favourite with Politologue closing on the outside and the odds on looked poor value. But Nico de Boinville rallied the champion and he went on to win by 1¾l and the same from Politologue and Sceau Royal. In the Cross Country Chase, there was an Irish 1, 2 as Tiger Roll retained his crown as he pulverised the field, winning by l from Josies Orders, winner in 2016, and Urgent De Gregaine, runnerup last year. Tiger Roll has now won the Triumph Hurdle in 2014, the National Hunt Chase on 2017, the cross country at the festival twice 2018 and 2019, the Grand National 2018 and is favourite for this year’s Grand National. The penultimate the Juvenile Handicap Hurdle was another 1, 2, 3 for Ireland as the Joseph O’Brien trained Band Of Outlaws won despite being hindered from Gordon Elliott’s Coco Beach

City Island leads Champ over the last flight.

and WP Mullins’ Ciel De Neige The closing Champion Bumper saw Jamie Codd rode his second winner as Gordon Elliott’s Envoi D’allen beat WP Mullins’ Blue Sari with Barry Geraghty aboard. Thyme Hill finish 3rd and Abacadabra 4th for Elliott and Lisa O’Neill, At the of day two the Irish have 8 winners and 6 to the English.

Day 3 and 4 preview Cheltenham Today In the opening JLT Novice Chase, ten runners go to post, four Irish and six British. It looks like a two-horse race between the English pair of Defi Du Seuil and Lostintranslation. The main Irish challenger is Real Steel from WP Mullins’ yard. Ground will suit Defi Du Seuil, but I’ll side with Lostintranslation to prevail on the hill once again despite losing to Defi Du Seuil at Sandown. The Pertemps Final, one of those handicaps best left alone, has a full complement of 24 runners and with the layers going 5/1 Gordon Elliott’s Sire Du Burlais, 10/1 bar but if you must have a bet stick a pin in the paper. One English runner that catches the eye is Champers On Ice who had a nice run at Haydock last month after a long lay-off. A race definitely best left alone. There are 12 set to go in the Ryanair Chase with four of the eight Irish runners heading the betting including last year’s runner-up Un De Sceaux. Ruby Walsh opts for Footpad but Henry de Bromhead has Monalee ridden by Rachel Blackmore, won the Grade 2 Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park last time out, and last year’s winner Balko Des Flos. Rachel to ride her second festival winner. In this year’s Stayers Hurdle 18 are declared to run and the one to beat looks to be Paisley Park who is unbeaten in four this season and winner of the Cleeve Hurdle over course and distance in January. WP Mullins has Faugheen, who if back to her best may give Paisley Park a run for the money as will last year’s runner-up Jessica Harrington’s Supasundae, who is ridden by Robbie Power. The Handicap Chase has also a full field of 24 runners and similar comments as above in the Pertemps apply. Bouvreuil trained by Ben Haslan has run well three times at the festival, including 3rd in 2017 and could be a good e/w or place bet. There are only two Irish runners, WP Mullins’ Polidam and Henry De Bromhead’s Valsuer Lido. The WP Mullins has seven runners out of 22 in the 2m Mares Novice Hurdle and while Ruby Walsh rides My Sister Sarah, Mark Walsh is on Sancta Simona for JP McManus and is worth a couple of bob e/w. Rachel Blackmore has a chance on Sinora.

The Kim Muir is another with a full complement of runners, 24, 10 Irish. Gordon Elliott’s Measure Of My Dreams and ridden by Jamie Codd is taken over Ted Walsh’s Any Second Now ridden by Derek O’Connor. Irish riders on English horses are Mark O’Hare on No Comment for Philip Hobbs and Harley Dunne on Sqouateur for BenHaslam. Jamie Codd to complete a festival treble. My e/w Yankee selection for today, €1 stake, is Champers On Ice, Supasundae, Bouvreuil and Measure Of My Dreams.

Cheltenham Tomorrow The Triumph Hurdle opens racing tomorrow with 14 runners headed by Joseph O’Brien’s Sir Erec, unbeaten over jumps, is regarded as the Irish banker at evens 7/1 bar. The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle, with 26 declarations, is as usual wide open despite Mullins’ Whiskey Sour at 6/1 favourite, 10/1 bar and, as usual, is best left alone. A field of 20 in the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle again sees half the field from Ireland with Commander Of Fleet trained by Gordon Elliott the best. A field 16 are set to face the starter in the Blue Riband of the festival as WP Mullins still seeks to win his first Gold Cup with Al Boum Photo, Bellshill, Invitation Only and Kemboy. Last year’s RSA winner Presenting Percy trained in Galway is joint favourite with Native River at 7/2 despite only running in a hurdle race this season due to ground. Clan Des Obeaux is 4/1 with 10’s bar. Heart says Presenting Percy, head says no bet. The amateur Gold Cup, The Foxhunters, has 24 standing and the favourite will be the Derek O’Connor ridden Stand Up And Fight trained by Enda Bolger with the danger Ucello Conti trained by Gordon Elliott, no rider declared. The winner to come from there but if you are looking for real value the booking of Barry O’Neill for Asockastar by Daniel John Bourne is a pointer. A win and pair of seconds in his last three runs shows he is in good form and at 50/1 he is worth a euro e/w or place. There are 22 still in the penultimate race of the festival and the layers go 9/2 Magic Saint, 7/1 bar, in the Grand Annual Chase and the main Irish hope is Minds Eye at 14/1. Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle for conditional jockeys has 26 runners. An e/w chance is given to Willie Mullins and Liam Gilligan with Getareason. My final e/w Yankee selection for Friday, again a €1 stake, is Commander Of Fleet, Stand Up And Fight, Getareason and Asockastar to boost the odds.


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Neighbours look set for ‘war of attrition’ While there may be a little ’wriggle room’ for Roscommon footballers in their final game against Kerry in Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday week, it is entirely accurate to say that Anthony Cunningham’s men will have to get something out of Saturday’s trip to the seaside when they meet old rivals Galway at Pearse Stadium as they battle to stay in the top division. It’s certainly a game that Roscommon are capable of winning if they play to the standard we saw in the first half against Dublin and also against Monaghan and Tyrone. But Galway are still in a good position and can still get into the mix for a place in the league final with a win on Saturday so they will have plenty to play for. That’s not even counting on the fact that they will not want to lose to Roscommon at home with much bigger battles coming up later in the year. It makes for a very interesting contest. The Roscommon panel last

weekend played a challenge game and also an A v B game. John McManus, Brian Stack and Diarmuid Murtagh are all back in training and it will be interesting to see if they will be involved at the weekend. Ultan Harney will also be back in contention for a starting place, which is all very positive. Galway will be without their Corofin stars, and Ian Burke in particular will be a big loss to the Tribesmen as he is a class act. The continuing absence of Damien Comer is also a big blow to Galway but they still have plenty of attacking options with Shane Walsh playing very well at full-forward and Barry McHugh a top class free taker. Danny Cummins has been very prominent in recent weeks too for Kevin Walsh’s men. Tom Flynn and Michael Daly will probably be the midfield partnership. Further back, Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh is a very impressive full-back and with John Daly, Gareth Bradshaw and Gary O’Donnell in the half-back line it is an impressive looking

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Unbeaten run ends After two good wins to open their league Division 3 campaign, the Roscommon camogie side were defeated by Kildare on Sunday last. The girls never really got going against an impressive home side. Roscommon face Clare this Saturday at a home venue yet to be announced.

Ladies return to action Roscommon Ladies Footballers are back in action this coming weekend when they face old rivals Sligo at a Sligo venue on St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday 17th). After an unconvincing win against Down in their previous game at Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon will be hoping for another victory in their quest for promotion to Division Two.

Galway outfit. Roscommon have shown a huge appetite for hard work and have developed a very solid defensive system since this league campaign started. With the exception of the game against Cavan, the Rossies have been a hard team to beat and the opposition has to work hard for every score. I expect that Roscommon will be solid defensively but they will have to ensure that the kickout strategy works on the day. It failed badly in the second half against Dublin. If Sean Mullooly is fit enough to start at full-back it will be a huge boost as he and Niall Daly can lead the Roscommon defence, and Conor Daly, who is an excellent player, can be posted further out the field. In the middle of the field, Enda Smith and Tadgh O’Rourke will need at least a share of the possession in that sector for Roscommon to have a chance. It is in attack that Roscommon need to improve. Conor Cox and Co. have done well since the

Friday, March 15th AFL Division Four At Strokestown: Strokestown v Boyle. 8.30 pm AFL Division Five Mid South At Athleague: Fuerty v Kilbride. 8 pm At Kiltoom: St. Brigid’s v St. Aidan’s. 8.30 pm

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Roscommon face Galway in ‘must win’ Allianz NFL Division One game this Saturday in Pearse Stadium.

start of the league but they tend to fade out of games particularly in the second half. A fit Diarmuid Murtagh and Brian Stack would add hugely to Roscommon’s attacking options. Almost every chance will have to be taken on Sunday. With the weather forecast to be poor, this could be a low-scoring war of attrition. The wind is al-

ways a factor in Salthill, and I am convinced that there will be more twists and turns in this division before promotion and relegation are decided. Roscommon will give this game everything and I think they will get something out of it to bring the survival battle down to the wire. Prediction: A draw

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Roscommon CBS can continue a wonderful year in sport for them when they play Summerhill College in the Connacht Colleges ‘B’ Final this Saturday. The way the team have been playing this year so far gives them a great chance and it would be another great boost to underage football in the county should the Roscommon town school bring home the silverware. It has to be said that it’s a very strange time and venue for this final, which brings together two old rivals who have met a number of times in big games over the years at this level. If it is decreed that the All-Ireland club finals need St. Patrick’s Day to themselves then so be it, but what was wrong with playing this game on Bank Holiday Monday when everyone who wanted to go would be able to do so? As it stands, many people who want to go to this game and the Roscommon match in Salthill later in the day will now not be able to do so, which is a pity. I haven’t seen Summerhill play at all so giving a view on them is pointless but they scraped past Claregalway in the semi-final by a point on Monday (1-12 to 2-8) so they will come into the match with a fair bit of momentum. Reports are that they are a

strong well-balanced and well-coached outfit. Roscommon CBS have been very solid in the championship this year. In the semi-final against St. Muredach’s last week they were the better side yet they could never shake them off. They stuck to their guns and ensured their place in the final in some style. The are many very talented players on this CBS team led by the likes of Colin Walsh at full-back and Jack Lohan at centre half-back. At midfield, Albert Looby and Keith Doyle will have crucial roles to play. Up front Ciaran Lawless is a top class player and a great leader of the team. Richard Walsh scored five points from play in the semi-final and James Fitzpatrick, Tim Lambe and Liam Ormsby have plenty of experience, so there is plenty of firepower and experience in the Roscommon CBS team. It will be a very tough week for the lads who are involved in the rugby final on Wednesday and will have to be ready for another big game on Saturday. But I suppose it’s the price you pay for being successful on a number of fronts. This looks a very well coached and talented Roscommon CBS team and glory beckons on Saturday. Prediction: Roscommon CBS

AFL Division Four At Lisnamult: Roscommon Gaels v Castlerea St. Kevin’s At Tulsk: Tulsk Lord Edwards v St. Faithleach’s At Kilteevan: St. Dominic’s v St. Ronan’s AFL Division 5 Mid South At Pairc an Phiarsaigh: Pádraig Pearses v Oran. 1 pm AFL Division Five North (1 pm) At Enfield: St. Croan’s v Shannon Gaels At Peadar Earley Memorial Park: Michael Glavey’s v St. Barry’s At Kilglass: Kilglass Gaels v Kilmore

Underage update Thursday, March 14th U-16 Division 4 Football League At Kiltoom: St. Brigid’s v Pádraig Pearses. 7 pm

Saturday, March 16th Minor Football League Division One At St. Dominic’s: St. Dominic’s v Strokestown. 3 pm U-18 Hurling Championship (group stages) At Athleague\Tremane: Athleague\Tremane v Four Roads. 4.30 pm

Sunday, March 17th U-16 Football League Division Two (11 am) At Strokestown: Strokestown v Kilglass Gaels/St. Barry’s At Mulhern Park: St. Ciaran’s v Oran-St. Croan’s At Ballinlough: Éire ÓgMichael Glavey’s v St. Aidan’s U-16 Football League Division Three (11 am) At Frenchpark: Western Gaels v St. Michael’s At Ballyleague: St. Faithleach’s v Tulsk Lord Edwards At Orchard Park: ElphinBallinameen v Castlerea St. Kevin’s U-16 Football League Division Four At Kiltoom: St. Brigid’s v Roscommon Gaels. 11 am At Pairc an Phiarsaigh: Pádraig Pearses v Clan na nGael. 5 pm U-16 Football League Division One (11 am) At Lisnamult: Roscommon Gaels v Kilbride At Pairc an Phiarsaigh: Pádraig Pearses v St. Brigid’s At Kilmore: Kilmore/ Shannon Gaels/St. Ronan’s v Boyle

Monday, March 18th

Elphin players and management celebrate after winning the Northern Board Senior Cup Final against Strokestown in Elphin last Sunday.

St. Ronan’s players and management celebrate after winning the Northern Board Junior Cup Final against Ballinameen last Sunday.

U-14 Hurling Féile (5 pm) At Pairc an Phiarsaigh: Pádraig Pearses v Roscommon Gaels At Four Roads: Four Roads v Athleague\Tremane U-18 Hurling Championship (group stages) (5 pm) At Lisnamult: Roscommon Gaels v Pádraig Pearses At Athleague\Tremane: Athleague\Tremane v St. Dominic’s


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Roscommon CBS captain, Conor Rohan, gets up to claim a lineout during Wednesday’s Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Final at the Sportsground, Galway.

In the end it was not to be for Roscommon CBS as Garbally swept to their 47th Connacht Senior Schools title at a well-attended Galway Sportsground yesterday evening (Wednesday). The superior power and physicality of the Ballinasloe side told in the second half but the Roscommon lads can hold their heads high as they gave it everything and were in the game for 45 minutes. It was a magnificent effort for a team appearing in their first ever senior decider. With ten minutes gone in the second half Garbally’s Matthew

Devine was sent to the bin and Mark Purcell sent over a magnificent 42-metre penalty to reduce the margin to 14-6 in favour of Garbally and it looked like a shock win could be on the cards. But those incidents seemed to galvanise Garbally and they ran in three more tries to seal the victory. Garbally had the very strong wind at their backs in the opening half and while they dominated possession, Roscommon CBS were defiant and some of their defending was out of the top drawer. Garbally gave away an incredible nine penalties in the first 18 minutes as CBS repelled them time after time. The Roscommon resistence lasted 22 minutes before Sean

The Roscommon CBS team which lost out to Garbally College in the Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Final at the Sportsground on Wednesday. Pics: Mick McCormack

Horkan sped in under the posts and Garbally added to their tally with another well-taken effort from Shea Hennessey which was once again converted by Stephen Mannion. The 14-0 scoreline at half-time was not insurmountable from a CBS point of view, given the strength of the wind. The Roscommon town school came out on the front foot after the break and Mark Purcell was on target from 40 metres with a penalty just three minutes in, and when the same player knocked over another following the sin binning in the 45th minute, the big Roscommon CBS following were in full voice. But Garbally battened down the hatches and knew they would need to score Continued on page 61–>


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outmuscled by Garbally Continued from page 60 –> next to quell the opposition. In the 52th minute, Stephen Mannion affected a great turnover from the Roscommon lads and got in for a try which he converted, and there was daylight between the teams once again. Garbally were now on a roll and they scored two tries in the final eight minutes, both coming from impressive flanker Oisin McCormack. But Roscommon CBS can be very

proud of their efforts in this decider. Tom Farrell, Conor Rohan and Jack Keegan were outstanding in the pack. Jack Keegan and Aodha Hession had their moments at half-back while Mark Purcell was prominent all through and kicked very well from the tee and out of the hand. However, Shane Jennings, Oisin McCormack, Shane Mannion and Patrick Grehan were in fantastic form for Garbally who deserved their win on the day.

Teams and Scorers ... Teams (replacements in brackets) Garbally College: Shane Jennings, Shea Hennessey (Conor Goode 69), Saul O’Carroll, James Carry, Sean Horkan, Stephen Mannion, Matthew Devine (Cormac Finn 59), Seamus Egan (Jack Ryan 70), Cathal Dolan (Odhran Dooley 57), Jamie Curley (Jack Dempsey 39), Fergus Finneran, Padraig Galvin, (John Claffey 39), Mark Mitchell (Jack Noone 68), Oisin McCormack, Patrick Grehan (Kyle Blackweir 70). Roscommon CBS: Michael Dunne, Ryan O’Keeffe (Aaron Lyons 52), Cian Glennon, Mark Purcell, Colin Walsh, Tim Lambe, Aodha Hession, Tom Farrell, Roddie McGuinness, Jack Tucker, Conor Rohan, Lorcan Maher, John McDonnell, John Martin, Jack Keegan (Ronan Lambe 65).

Scorers Garbally College: Sean Horkan try, Shea Hennessey try, Stephen Mannion try and 3 conversions, Oisin McCormack 2 tries. Roscommon CBS: Mark Purcell 2 penalties. Referee: Jason Kearns Mark Purcell kicks a penalty for Roscommon CBS during Wednesday’s Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Final at the Sportsground.

Action from Wednesday’s Top Oil Connacht Senior Schools Final at the Sportsground. Pictures: Mick McCormack.


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The Roscommon team that defeated Armagh in the Allianz NHL Division 3A final. Photo: Gerry Shanahan / www.quirke.ie

Dolan on form as hurlers weather storm fifteen minutes to go after an exchange of points between Magee and Dolan. Then in the final ten minutes Armagh finally launched an onslaught. Points from Nathan Curry, Magee and Owen McGuinness narrowed the gap to just one (0-12 to 0-11) after 65 minutes. But it was Roscommon who finished strongest. Padraig Kelly, who had been quiet up to then, suddenly seized the initiative. He flicked the ball over for a well taken point in the 68th minute and in the fourth minute of injury-time he flashed over a fine point from 35 metres. Armagh had one last chance when they were awarded a free 20 metres out but Nathan Curry could not find a way past the massed ranks of the Roscommon defence, and the ball was cleared and the final whistle sounded. It was a superb win for Roscommon who will now ply their trade in Division 2B of the league next year. Eamon Flanagan Peter Kellehan, Shane Curley, Padraig Kelly (second half), Conor Mulry and man of the match Cathal Dolan were outstanding on what was a very difficult day for hurling. After the game the cup was presented to Roscommon captain Eamon Flanagan and Naos Connaughton.

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Roscommon manager, Ciaran Comerford, hailed his hurling heroes following their gutsy second half display to overcome Armagh and win the Allianz NHL Division 3A final in Arctic weather conditions at Pairc Tailteann in Navan last Sunday. “I’m absolutely thrilled with that win there today. The conditions were horrendous in the first half and we were hoping to be a few points ahead but fair dues to Armagh, they played well. Our problems were down to game management, but we didn’t overly panic at half-time and we set up a lot differently in that second half. It allowed us to hurl much better overall. “To be promoted was our goal and the lads have worked very hard together and on their own and it’s a great reward for them. We have a very tough task in the championship but the league campaign has been great preparation for us. The lads can see that when they put in hard work they will get rewarded and they deserve it here today,” he said. Having played with the gale force wind and wintry conditions at their backs in the opening half, the Rossies went in at the break leading by just a single point (0-7 to 0-6) and that narrow margin didn’t look like it would be enough. But a switch of tactics by Comerford in the second half saw Pater Kellehan sweeping in the middle third, which meant that Armagh’s attack got no room at all in the second period. With Cathal Dolan outstanding from placed balls and Padraig Kelly coming alive in the last ten minutes, Roscom-

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Roscommon’s Hugh Rooney comes under pressure from an Armagh player last Sunday. Photo: Gerry Shanahan / www.quirke.ie

mon withstood a late rally from the Orchard County before emerging victorious. On what was the coldest day of the year, the conditions were brutal for both sets of players in the first half. Roscommon were 0-3 to 0-1 up after ten minutes with Conor Mulry shooting two great points from play to add to Catal Dolan’s free from 45 metres in the first minute.

But Armagh always looked dangerous up front - with Danny Magee a livewire at corner forward - and by the 20th minute the sides were level at 0-4 each with Dolan on target with another free and Magee on target twice for Armagh. Magee converted two further points (one free) and Dolan struck three frees to leave just a point between the sides at half-time.

Ciaran Comerford’s men, however, were a different proposition on the restart. Shane Curley pointed a ’65 and while Magee was on target with a longrange free for Armagh in the 41st minute, three pointed frees without reply from Dolan saw Roscommon four points up 0-11 to 0-7 by the 49th minute. Roscommon were denying Armagh space and had a four point cushion with

Roscommon: Noel Fallon; Alan Moore, Pat Nolan, Paul Kenny; Conor Coyle, Eamon Flanagan, Hugh Rooney; Darragh Heavey, Shane Curley (0-1, ’65); Cathal Dolan (0-9, 8 frees), Cillian Egan, Padraig Kelly (0-2); Gearoid Egan, Conor Mulry (0-2), Peter Kellehan. No subs used. Armagh: Simon Doherty; Patrick Quinn, Artie McGuinness, Caolain Rice; Davy Bridges, Ciaran Clifford, Tiarnan Nevin; Stephen Ranaghan, Odhran Curry; Dean Gaffney (0-1), Owen McGuinness (0-1), Shaun Toal; Danny Magee (0-8, 7 frees), Dylan McKenna, Nathan Curry (0-1). Subs: Paddy McGrane for Rice (46), Conleth Lavery for Quinn (53), Mattie Moore for Gaffney (69). Referee: Thomas Gleeson (Dublin)


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GA A PEOPLE Your weekend starts here!

Seamus Duke’s crystal (foot)ball Monaghan v Cavan on Saturday in Clones If there was ever a crucial game in this division in this campaign this is it, as these neighbours are in the ‘last chance saloon’. The loser of this will almost certainly be relegated. Monaghan are a much better side. Prediction: Monaghan

Dublin v Tyrone on Saturday in Croke Park Dublin are improving with every outing and so are Tyrone so this could be interesting. I would imagine that Dublin want to get into the league final, so they will need to win again here. In Croke Park they should be good enough to do that. Prediction: Dublin

THE ROVING ROSSIE You can ‘bank’ on Salthill delays! All set for Galway: Roscommon fans, pictured at the recent game against Dublin in Dr. Hyde Park, will be hoping that Anthony Cunningham’s team can ease their relegation concerns with a win over Galway this weekend.

Kerry v Mayo on Saturday in Tralee Beds in Tralee and tickets for this match are as scarce as hen’s teeth this week. Kerry can secure their place in the final against a faltering Mayo who should have beaten Galway in the last round but were unable to do so when it came down to it. Prediction: Kerry

Forget about Donegal’s motion to move Dublin out of Croke Park; it’s time the Rossies proposed a motion to move Galway out of Salthill once and for all! As if watching Saturday’s showdown with the neighbours won’t be stressful enough, we’ll also be forced to endure the nightmare journey to Pearse Stadium and the inevitable traffic jams which go hand in hand with that venue. Galway and Roscommon will take the field after the Galway hurlers do battle with Wexford and it’s also a Bank Holiday, which means we’ll have to acquire a helicopter if we want to take in the Connacht Colleges ‘B’ final between Roscommon CBS and Summerhill at 12 noon.

The brains behind the GAA scheduling team have obviously being enjoying an early Bank Holiday of their own! Never mind though, we might complain all week but we’ll head down to cheer on the Primrose and Blue as to affect the ‘Great Escape’ from relegation. Salthill holds good memories for Roscommon fans in the not too distant past and while we’ll have to endure the ‘Salthill carpark’, we’ll be hoping that before we make our own ‘great escape’ on Saturday, the Rossies can beat the Tribesmen for the second time this year and park themselves at the top table in the Allianz National Football League for 2019!

‘Our hard work is paying off!’  SEAMUS DUKE

Roscommon captain Eamon Flanagan was over the moon following last Sunday’s Allianz NHL Division 3A win over Armagh and said the hard work put in by the panel over the last few months has paid dividends. “It’s a great feeling, it’s been a hard year, we are training hard since November, three or four nights a week. We have over 50 sessions done

Stat Attack Wides: Roscommon 14 (8 first half ) Armagh 6 (2 first half ) Red cards: None Yellow cards: Roscommon 2 (Shane

and a lot of gym work too and the lads are now very strong and fit. The hard work we did showed there in the second half against a very tough Armagh team. “We didn’t panic at half-

Curley, Conor Mulry) Armagh 4 (Dylan McKenna, Owen McGuinness, Danny Magee, Nathan Curry) Attendance: 250 (approximately) Man of the Match: Cathal Dolan (Roscommon)

time, we played Armagh a few weeks ago and we were seven points down and we clawed that back so we knew that we were able to beat them today. “The championship will be

tough but we are much better prepared for it this year with all the strength and conditioning work we are doing and we will give a serious rattle when it comes around,” he said.

Martin O’Halloran, Leinster GAA PRO presents the Allianz NHL Division 3A trophy to Roscommon captain Eamon Flanagan at Pairc Tailteann in Navan last Sunday.


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