Roscommon News

Billy’s World team to sign major deal with five-star resort

Tony Byrne of Billy's World charity
THE AMBITIOUS dream of Roscommon-based couple to honour their son’s memory will take a major step forward this week when they sign the contracts to build a theme park in his name. The park will cater for families with children...

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Criticism of decision to allow prisoners undertake childcare courses

REPORTS THAT inmates of Castlerea Prison, who have been convicted of violent crimes, are being let out of prison to...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 6:23pm Read More

Billy’s World team to sign major deal with five-star resort

THE AMBITIOUS dream of Roscommon couple to honour their son’s memory will take a major step forward this week when...

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National News

Pair taken to hospital after Dublin shooting

A man and a woman - believed to be aged in their 20s - have been taken to hospital following a shooting in Dublin. It happened shortly before 9.30pm tonight in Clondalkin.It's understood the woman is receiving treatment for injuries...

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Female pedestrian dies in Mayo road accident

A female pedestrian aged in her 50s has died in a road accident in Co Mayo this evening.GardaĆ­ are investigating...

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Next errant tweeter risks time in jail, Dwyer case judge warns

The judge in the Graham Dwyer trial has warned people attending the proceedings not to tweet anything said in the...

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Harrison Ford ‘hurt in plane crash’

Hollywood star Harrison Ford has reportedly been injured after the small plane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course.The 72-year-old actor, who starred in blockbusters including the Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies, suffered a number of cuts to...

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The Gloaming beat Hozier, U2 and Sinead O’Connor to take Choice Music Prize

By Ed PowerFolk 'supergroup' The Gloaming have won the Choice Music Prize for Best Irish Album Of The Year tonight.The...

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Former Dubliners member Jim McCann dies at the age of 70

Former member of the The Dubliners Jim McCann has died at the age of 70.The singer - who was a...

Thursday, 05/03/15 - 4:07pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Foley fires CBS into provincial decider

    CBS Roscommon……………………..2-3 St. Gerald’s College, Castlebar…..0-7 Connacht Colleges A Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Michael O’Brien at Bekan, Ballyhaunis   It was an atrocious day for football at the province’s Centre of Excellence Grounds at Bekan, Ballyhaunis on Saturday...

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‘Team are beginning to grow’ – Kilkenny

Roscommon midfielder Laura Fleming breaks forward her side during Saturday's league match against Sligo. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
MATCH REACTION:     After struggling in the first half against Tipperary a week earlier, the Roscommon management made a...

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‘Green was only colour for me’

Former Republic of Ireland soccer international Kevin Kilbane addresses the audience at the Roscommon Herald/SuperValu Sportstar of the Year awards banquet on Friday last. Pic: Michael McCormack
  One of Ireland’s most capped soccer players was warmly welcomed to the Abbey Hotel on Friday night last as...

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National Sport

Cisse admits FA charge after alleged spit on Evans

Papiss Cisse has accepted a Football Association charge for allegedly spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans and faces a possible seven-match ban.The Newcastle striker and the Manchester United defender were charged with breaching FA rule E1[a] following an incident in...

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Football League extend Massimo Cellino ban

Massimo Cellino's period of disqualification as owner of Leeds has been extended to May 3 by the Football League.The Italian...

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Which legendary football manager are you?

We've watched them, we've analysed their tactics, we've criticised their selections.We all secretly think we could do their job. But,...

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