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Teenie Clarke (nee McCormack)

obits_image_11Teenie Clarke (nee McCormack) Larchgrove, Elphin, Co Roscommon. Thursday, June, 22nd at Roscommon University Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Tom. Sadly missed by her family. Reposing at McHugh’s Funeral Home, Strokestown tomorrow (Fri) from five o’clock until eight o’clock. Removal on Saturday to St Catherine’s Church, Killina, to arrive for funeral mass at half past […]

Patrick Gunning

obits_image_10Patrick Gunning.               Mount florence, Gorrynagowna,  Athlone. Wednesday, June, 21st                       Reposing at Portiuncula Hospital Mortuary tomorrow  evening (Fri) from half past five until half past seven.              Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday morning at eleven o’clock in St. Brigid’s Church, Drum, followed by burial in the local Cemetery.              

Leitrim GAA results

leitrim-gaa-aIt was a busy night in the Leitrim All county Football league with games in Division 1 and 2 taking place. With Mohill drawing away to Glencar Manorhamilton in an entertaining game Melvin Gaels took top spot in the division with a two point win over Aughawillan. They now find themselves a point ahead of […]

Economy is good, but tax receipts are slowing

money-2017-eurosThe ESRI says the economy is performing well, despite a slow down in tax receipts. The labour market is also improving and there’s more money being spent by consumers. But there’s a warning that Brexit may hit public finances. A hard EU exit for the UK could affect our long-term growth rate and lessen the […]

Information day on one-way Athlone system

church-st-an-2017People will face some inconvenience during work on the new one-way system in Athlone, but they will be delighted with the improvement in the town centre at the end. That’s according to Westmeath Council Director of Services Barry Kehoe who has been driving the project over the past couple of years. The refurbishment of the […]

Toner to win 50th cap for Ireland against Japan

irfu-aThe Irish team to play Japan in the final Test of their tour in Tokyo has been named for Saturday (Kick off 6:40am) Meath man Devin Toner wins his 50th cap in the second row. He is the eighth lock to hit the half-century for Ireland, joining a select group which includes Moss Keane, Donal […]

Gallant Westmeath performance just not enough to beat The Cats

hurling-aKilkenny are through to the 2017 Leinster U21 hurling championship final after seeing off a Westmeath team who really gave the Cats a test. The hosts had eliminated their illustrious opponents from the same competition at the quarter-final stage last year and they gave it a good rattle again last night. The men in maroon […]

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony to lead Lions in first test

lionsIreland’s Peter O’Mahony was named Lions captain for Saturday’s first Test against the All Blacks in Auckland (kick off is at 8:35am) The Munster man follows in the footsteps of former Irish stars like Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll to lead the Lions as tour captain Sam Warburton is limited to a place on the […]

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