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  • 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.

  • Sligo Rovers make the journey to the Ryan McBride Brandywell as they take on Derry City in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division this evening.

    Sligo Boss Liam Buckley believes despite City’s track record his side can compete with any team in the league.

    Buckley says that he would like to go up to (Derry) and show a bit more of what his side can do and get the result.

    Elsewhere in Division One Galway United host Bray in Eammon Deacy Park.

    United will look to convert more of their goal chances after poor finishing in front of goals last week against Wexford.

    Both of those games kick-off at 7:45.

  • Sligo Rovers suffered a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Derry in the Ulster team’s home ground last night.

    After a delayed start due to a floodlight failure, Derry City were able to keep their hopes for European qualification alive.

    For Rovers it’s a disappointing defeat as they now look ahead to Bohemains next weekend.

    Derry City: P. Cherrie; J. McDonagh, D. Cole, A. Gilchrist, C. Coll; C. Harkin, G. Bruna, G. Sloggett (M. McCrudden 81), J. Ogedi-Uzokwe (D. McCauley 74); C. Davis (J. Malone 62); D. Parkhouse; Subs Not Used – N. Gartside, M. McChrystal, E. Stokes, J. Parke.

    Sligo Rovers: E. McGinty; J. Mahon, J. Dunleavy, K. Callan-McFadden, D. Kane; R. Murray (R. Donelon 73), D. Fordyce, S. Warde (K. Twardek 58), L. Banks; R. Coughlan, R. Parkes; Subs Not Used – L. Nicholas, B. Morley, L. Kerrigan, R. Smith, S. Lynch.

    Referee – Damien MacGraith.

  • The death has taken place of Sonny Knowles, the Dublin-born singer who rose to fame during Ireland's cabaret and showband era.

    Aged 86, he passed away peacefully at his home this morning surrounded by his family.

    Sonny's career spanned six decades and saw him perform as a member of the Johnny Butler Band, Earl Gill's Band, the Pacific Showband and Dermot O'Brien's showband.

    He is survived by his wife Sheila, their son Gary and daughters Aisling and Geraldine.

    Sonny Knowles, known as The Window Cleaner to his fans, was well-known as a saxaphone player before becoming a professional singer during the showband boom in the 1960's.

    He also presented a Sunday-morning show on Midwest Radio for a time in the early 1990's.




  • Donegal manager Declan Bonner is disappointed that the Mayo Donegal match isn’t on free-to-air.

    The Ulster champion’s boss hit out at Sky having exclusive coverage of the game in MacHale Park, describing the deal as a ‘bone of contention’ for the GAA.

    Bonner made note of the low viewership Sky GAA games have had in the past few weeks, with the Donegal/Meath game getting less than 2,000 views in the UK.

    The former All-Ireland winner lamented patients in nursing homes and hospitals, who are unable to watch the game on Saturday evening.

    The Mayo vs Donegal game throws-in at 6pm on Saturday and we’ll have live coverage on Midwest Radio Sport.

  • Sligo

    U16 B championship

    Eastern Harps    4 - 16    2 – 4    St John's

    U-16 C Championship RD - 5

    St Patrick's  2 - 8    7 – 11   Castleconnor

    U-16 C Championship RD - 5

    Calry/St Joseph's    3 - 13    2 – 2    Coolaney/Mullinabreena

    U-16 A Championship RD - 1/4 Final

    Ballymote/Bunninadden   1 - 9    3 – 15    St Molaise Gaels

    U-16 B Championship RD - 5

    CooleraStrandhill    2 - 12    0 – 10   Shamrock Gaels

  • Sligo LGFA launches fundraising initiative ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary this Saturday in Nowlan Park.

    1st prize is two tickets to the All-Ireland men's football final with overnight accommodation, second prize is a family ticket to the ladies All-Ireland finals in Croke Park, third prize two tickets to the ladies All-Ireland finals and 4th prize is a voucher for the Bush hotel Carrick on Shannon.

    Tickets can be purchased from any senior player, the county board executive and all clubs for €5 per line.

  • Sligo Rovers U19 side travel to Ballybofey this evening to take on Finn Harps in Finn Park at 7:45pm

    Brian Dorrian’s side progressed to the Enda McGuill Cup semi final last Saturday with a 3-2 win over Cabinteely at The Showgrounds, and now face two games against North West neighbours Harps in the next four days.

    Rovers will most likely have to plan without Niall Morahan & Luke McNicholas who continue to be involved in the first team squad, and may be involved in Friday night’s cup match in Dublin.

    The home side are in fourth position in the table and will be looking to maintain their spot in the top four and qualify for the quarter finals.

    The sides meet again this Sunday at The Sean Fallon Centre at 2pm.

  • A Sligo Rovers player is named in the Ireland U19 squad to take on the Czech Republic tomorrow evening.

     Niall Morahan is named in the panel to take on the central European team in the final game of group B in the UEFA European U19 championships.

    The 19-year-old midfielder played three games for Rovers last season and is yet to feature for the Ireland team in their European campaign.

    The game kicks off at 6pm tomorrow evening and is live on RTE 2.

  • Sligo Rovers gain Accrington Stanley midfielder Niall Watson on loan until the end of the season, while Liam Kerrigan heads for UCD.


    19-year-old Watson makes the temporary switch — subject to international clearance — to the Rovers from the English League One side after impressing in a friendly at the Showgrounds.


    Meanwhile Kerrigan heads to UCD Kerrigan after graduating from the Rovers U17 set-up to the first team.  


    He made 17 appearances for the Sligo Rovers senior team.


    The Bit-O-Red team will face Bohemians in the Showgrounds at 8 o’clock on Saturday.

  • Sligo Rovers will face a bolstered Bohs side at 8 o’clock on Saturday in the Showgrounds.

    Bohemians have added some much-needed firepower as they continue their push for Europe.

    Keith Long's side are without top scorer Dinny Corcoran due to a long-term injury.

    West Brom academy graduate Andre Wright has signed for the Gypsies having impressed in their recent friendly draw with Chelsea.

    Bohs sit third in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division following yesterday's 3-nil win at home to St. Pat's.

  • Sligo woman Geraldine Lynch has been named the county’s Local Hero by Sligo Retail Park for her work in championing the plight of people with invisible disabilities at Ireland West Airport, Knock.

    Geraldine, whose mission is to eliminate stigma and discrimination for those with invisible disabilities, topped the search for Sligo’s most deserving community worker.

    Sligo Retail Park’s asset manager Sigma Retail Partners launched the Local Heroes competition as part of their 2019 ‘Do Well by Doing Good’ corporate responsibility programme.

    And Geraldine was adjudged the most deserving of the award for her campaign at Ireland West Airport, Knock, to ensure accessible toilet signage highlighting that not every disability is visible.

    She has now received a prize of €1,000 from Sligo Retail Park towards her work.