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  • Mayo will likely be without yet another player for Sunday's Super-8s meeting with Kerry.

    The Connaught Telegraph reports that wing-back Paddy Durcan is the latest to succumb to injury.

    His place is set to go to Donal Vaughan, but leaves Mayo without Durcan, Diarmuid O'Connor and Matthew Ruane for the game in Killarney.

    Throw-in for the match is at 4 o’clock on Sunday and we’ll have live coverage of the game on Midwest Radio Sport with Michael D. McAndrew and Martin Carney, with thanks to JJ Burke Carsales Ballinrobe.

  • Passengers on the Westport to Dublin train had to stand in the toilet area due to the overcrowded conditions on the train, that’s according to Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Brendan Mulroy.

     

    The Cathaoirleach has again called on Irish Rail to add additional carriages and trains on the Westport route to Dublin.

     

    With people standing in the aisles, in between carriages and in the toilets, the Cathaoirleach stated it wasn’t possible for a ticket collector to walk up the aisles on Sunday.

  • Westport United denied Celtic Super League honours at the weekend, with an industrious 2 – 1 victory over their local rivals.

    Celtic are still in search of an allusive 3 points to win the league.

    Meanwhile, Glenhest Rovers and Swinford will be playing Super League football next season.

    Premier League Champions Ballina Town B cannot be promoted as a B side to the top League.

    Swinford defeated Conn Rangers 5-3 to secure promotion, while Glenhest were promoted despite a 3-1 loss to Ballina Town B.

    Bangor Hibs and Achill Rovers are relegated to League One.

    In the League One Westport United B are Champions and receive promotion to the Premier League alongside Killala.

    Elsewhere, Ballyglass B and Claremorris B are relegated to League 2.

    Moy Villa are champions of League 2 and they are promoted to League one football for next season alongside Newport/Mulranny Wanderer’s.

  • Projects in Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon have been awarded funding from Inland Fisheries Ireland to support fisheries conservation and protection initiatives, and to give the public greater access to fishing sites.

    In total, €1 million is being allocated to 25 projects in 16 counties, under the National Strategy for Angling Development.

    Angling clubs, sports clubs, community groups, tourism providers and local authorities are among those who were successful in securing funding under this scheme to improve and protect their local fisheries.

    In Mayo, funding of €22,400 has been granted to Shean Lodge Fishery for the Tarsaughan River Salmon Conservation project.

    The river is currently eroding and has become shallow and is not ideal as a salmon habitat.

    This project will assess potential works to repair the eroding river bank, to improve the habitat.

    In Roscommon, €50,000 has been allocated for Lough Ree Angling Club, to create a wheelchair accessible angling centre and provide a wheelchair-accessible boat.

    In Sligo, €33,000 has been allocated for the River Easkey Angling Club, to provide stiles and footbridges at 32 locations along the river to give greater accessibility to fishing sites.

    This is the 3rd phase of the project.

    Inland Fisheries Ireland says they look forward to working with all of the successful applicants in delivering these projects for their communities.

  • Protests at meat factories across the country have entered their second week.

    Gardaí were called to a number of sites over the weekend, as tensions remain high over beef prices.

    Meat Industry Ireland has said more than a dozen sites have stopped operating, and staff have been laid off since the pickets began.

    A farmer at Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis has been telling Midwest News this morning that they're not going to give up anytime soon.

  • There's racing at Roscommon this evening with action getting underway at ten-to-five.

    There's a seven card race with the last going to posts at 7:50.

  • A county Roscommon attraction centre will host a group of international scientists tomorrow showcasing land features and settlements formed since the last Ice Age.

    The International Quaternary Association (INQUA) are visiting the Rathcroghan Visitor Centre as part of a series of field trips run in conjunction with their international congress.

    Daniel Curley is the manager of the Roscommon visitor centre and he explained that the congress delegates are coming to see the results of glacial processes on the landscape and ancient settlements in the heartlands of Ireland.

  • Tyrone referee Sean Hurson will be the man in the middle for Mayo and Kerry's opening Super 8's clash in Fitzgerald Stadium, at 4 o'clock on Sunday.

    The Red Hand official refereed the division two final between Donegal and Meath earlier in the year and will officiate the match between James Horan and Peter Keane's men.

    Kerry will look to avenge two league losses to Mayo this year in Tralee and in Croke Park in the league final, while Mayo will look to continue their momentum from the qualifiers and come one step closer to an All-Ireland semi-final place.

    Mayo will play Meath in Croke Park on the following weekend and will host Donegal at home in the final round of the last eight competition.

    You can follow the game live on Midwest Radio, with live commentary from Michael D. McAndrew and Martin Carney with thanks to JJ Burke Car sales Ballinrobe.

  • David Gough has been confirmed as the referee for the Mayo Donegal Super 8’s tie at the weekend.

    The Meath man has refereed high profile matches in the past including the 2015 All-Ireland final meeting of Kerry and Dublin.

    Throw-in at MacHale Park is confirmed for 6pm for Saturday evenings sell out Super 8 tie.

    Mayo must win to stay in the championship, while Donegal need a draw or more.

    We’ll have live commentary and coverage of the game on Midwest Radio’s Sunday Sport, kicking off at half past five.

  • Sligo Rovers and Bohemians shared the spoils as they played out a 1-1 draw in the Showgrounds lastnight.

    Galway United suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Longford Town in the League of Ireland First Division, continuing their poor run of form at the bottom end of the second tier.

  • TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship quarter-finals

    Roscommon 2-18 Kildare 2-10

    Sligo 2-14 Offaly 2-10

     

     

    TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship semi-finals

    Sligo v Tipperary

    Meath v Roscommon

     

    Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are back in the semi-finals of the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship with Roscommon waiting in the last four.

     

    Tipperary had a narrow win over Clare and they will take on Sligo in the second semi-final, with both games taking place at Nowlan Park on 17 August.

     

    Roscommon clashed with Kildare in the first of the quarter-finals on Sunday and having topped Group 4 the Connacht outfit continued their bright form in Kinnegad with a 2-18 to 2-10 success.

     

    Kildare had the wind but the sides were level 2-5 to 1-8 at half-time. Aimee O’Connor scored Roscommon’s goal and although Orlaith Sullivan and Neasa Dooley hit back, Roscommon scored the final four points of the half.

     

    Molly Price scored first for Kildare after the resumption but Roscommon took a two-point advantage before the turning point in the 53rd minute when Jenny Higgins scored the winning goal.

     

    And in the second of the double-header at Kinnegad, Sligo moved into the semi-finals but it was much closer than the 13-point difference earlier in the league.

     

    Ciara Gorman scored the Sligo goal in the first half but that was cancelled out by Marie Byrne and Grainne Egan, with Lauren Boles’ strike decisive in the four-point win for the Yeats county.

  • There were goals galore at Pairc Ui Rinn as Roscommon beat Cork.

    It ended 4-09 to 3-09 in their final Super 8's game.

    Goals from Enda Smith, Shane Killoran and two from Brian Stack helped the Rossies to their first win in the Super 8s.

    Both teams went into the games already being eliminated.

  • Roscommon

    SFC Quarter Final

    Roscommon Gaels       2       -        13     v        0       11     Elphin

    Boyle          4       -        14     v        2       12     Michael Glaveys

    Junior A Football C'ship - Quarter Final

    Clann na nGael   0       -        15     v        0       11     Padraig Pearses

    Ballinameen         1-8                      v 1-7                 Western Gaels

  • Roscommon GAA is warning businesses against sponsoring posters not affiliated with the county team.

    It has received reports that businesses are getting calls to give €150 to show support to Roscommon GAA on a poster. 

    However, the county PRO Hugh Lynn, is appealing to people not to take out these adds as they are not approved by the GAA. 

    The posters are using copyrighted Roscommon GAA logos in its’ private fundraising campaign.

  • Roscommon Gardaí are investigating an attempted break-in at Lidl on the Lanesboro Road, Roscommon town in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

     

    Considerable damage was done to the store’s alarm system and it’s likely that those involved were disturbed by Gardaí responding to the alarm.

     

    Midwest News understands that Roscommon Gardai responded to an initial panic alarm and deemed the area okay.

     

    Fifteen minutes later Gardai responded to a second alarm at the premises and discovered that intruders had forced entry to a plant room around the back of the store.

     

    Considerable damage was caused to alarm panels and electrics in the room, but no entry was made into the main store area.

     

    Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area from approximately 3.30 am to 4 am on Sunday morning to contact them at Roscommon Garda Station on 090-6638300.

     

    Gardai believe that the intruders may have parked along the main road.

     

    They are particularly interested in speaking to taxi drivers or other motorists who may have noticed suspicious activity in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

  • The Roscommon Minor ladies lost the All-Ireland Minor B final to Longford this afternoon, it finsihed Roscommon 2-5 2-9 Longford.

    Goals from Aimee O'Connor and Oonagh Kelly were not enough to give the Connacht Champions the edge in this local derby.

    O'Connor finished the final with 1-3, as the Roscommon came within four points of the perfect year.

    LONGFORD: Riane McGrath (Killoe); Ciara Sutton (Clonguish), Sorcha Dawson (Ballymore), Karen McLoughlin (Dromard); Ciara Mulligan (Carrickedmond), Orla Nevin (Longford Slashers), Muireann Claffey (Ballymahon/Forgney, captain); Kara Shannon (Longford Slashers), Grace Shannon (Longford Slashers, 0-2); Dearbhaile Rooney (Killoe, 0-2), Ciara Healy (Clonguish, 1-2, goal from penalty), Lauren McGuire (Carrickedmond, 0-2); Clodagh Lohan (Grattans, 1-1), Molly Mulvihill (Grattans), Hannah Glennon (Clonguish).

    Subs:- Ellen Shannon (Carrickedmond) for D Rooney (42 mins); Kamille Burke (Clonguish) for M Mulvihill (44 mins). 

    ROSCOMMON: Holly Martin; Rachel Mulligan, Saoirse Wynne, Megan Kelly; Emma Kildea, Kelley Colgan, Kate McPhillips; Sarah McVeigh, Sheena Kilroe; Megan McKeon, Kayleigh Shine, Ellen Irwin (0-1); Aimee O’Connor (1-3, two frees), Kate Harrington (0-1), Oonagh Kelly (1-0).

    Subs:- Michaela Keogh for S McVeigh (injured, 9 mins); Jennifer Brennan for R Mulligan (half-time); Lauren Shanagher for K Harrington (36 mins); Shona Hanley for O Kelly (44 mins); Kara Earle for E Irwin (54 mins). 

  • The Roscommon minor ladies are through to the Minor B All-Ireland final after an impressive 3-13 to 3-9 win over Clare after extra-time.

    The sides were deadlocked after full-time at Roscommon 2-10 to Clare's 3-7.

    But the Rossies outscored their opponents by 1-3 to 0-2 in extra-time for a famous victory.

    The Roscommmon minor ladies will go on to play Longford in the All-Ireland Minor B Final on Saturday the 3rd of August.

  • Roscommon name their team to take on Jim Gavin’s men in a Croke Park double-bill as Cork and Tyrone do battle at 5pm, with the two provincial champions clashing at 7pm on Saturday.

    Anthony Cunningham makes one change to the team that started the Tyrone Game.

    Brian Stack, scorer of the crucial goal in the 2017 Connaught final, starts at number ten in place of Hubert Darcy. The starting team captained by Enda Smith is

    Darren O'Malley

    David Murray

    Sean Mullooly

    Conor Daly

    Niall Daly

    Conor Hussey

    Ronan Daly

    Tadgh O'Rourke

    Shane Killoran

    Brian Stack

    Cathal Cregg

    Niall Kilroy

    Diarmuid Murtagh

    Conor Cox

    Enda Smith

  • Dr Hyde Park is the venue for the opening game of this year's Super-8's.

    Hubert Darcy comes into the Roscommon midfield in place of Conor Devaney for their meeting with Tyrone.

    Throw-in is at 5.

    After that, reigning All Ireland champions Dublin face Cork at Croke Park at 7.

    Anthony Cunnigham’s teams lines out as follows:

    Darren O’Malley

    David Murray

    Sean Mullooly

    Conor Daly

    Niall Daly

    Conor Hussey

    Ronan Daly

    Tadgh O’Rourke

    Shane Killoran

    Hubert Darcy

    Cathal Cregg

    Niall Kilroy

    Diarmuid Murtagh

    Conor Cox

    Enda Smith

  • Sligo Rovers honorary treasurer David Rowe believes that the all-island league proposal from Kieran Lucid is a "very intelligent proposition".

    Rowe was in attendance with Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty at the National League strategic planning weekend hosted by the FAI in Abbotstown where the future of the domestic league was top of the agenda.

    Lucid has developed a proposal to bring the two leagues, north and south of the border, together into a 14-team Premiership, complemented by two regional Championship leagues, running as an independent entity, yet with the approval of the two football associations on the island.

    The proposition has been welcomed by clubs in the IFA in Northern Ireland.