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Must win game for Roscommon hurlers this Saturday


The Roscommon hurlers have a quick turn around after last weekends opening round defeat to Down in the Christy Ring Cup.

London are the opposition this weekend as they come to Dr.Hyde Park for what is a must win game for both teams with the losers interest in the competition ending. The game is on Saturday at 6pm.

Johnny Kellys men made the trip to Ballycran last Saturday which seen a solid display but sadly fell short as the home team produced a strong finish to the game which seen a full time score of Down 2-24 Roscommon 1-20.

London were defeated themselves on Sunday in Aughrim to Wicklow where they just got pipped by a single point 0-17 to 0-16.

For Roscommon they will have to focus on London sharp shooter Kevin O’Loughlin. The corner forward is one of the key players in this Exiles teams and is their main scorer in chief.

The midfield battle should be crucial to the outcome of this game. Shane Curley and Cathal Dolan have developed a strong partnership in the middle of the field but will have to raise their game once again as Enda Cooney and Mark O’Dwyer will provide a new challenge.

The Rossies scored 1-20 which would see most teams win a game on any giving day but once again the side failed to hold out a game from a winning position which was seen against Mayo in the league relegation play off.

The concession of free along with the introduction of Gareth Johnston for Down proved to be key but Johnny Kelly will hope to see an improvement in discipline especially which seen Paul Sheehan score fifteen points all from placed balls for the Mourne men.

This London team played in division 2A of the Allianz League which is one ahead of the Rossies so they will come into this game as favourites but if this Roscommon team can produce a seventy minute performance an upset could be on the cards.

A tough challenge for the Primrose and Blue but no doubt they will leave all they can out on the pitch in the seventy minutes of play.

Support will be needed for the team so get down to the Hyde to support the team in what is a huge game

Roscommon team that played Down:

1. N Fallon, 2. P Nolan, 3. P Kellehan, 4. A Moore; 5. M Beirne, 6. P Kelly, 7. T.Seale; 8. S Curley, 9. C Dolan; 10. G Fallon, 11. G Keenan, 12. N Connaughton; 13. E Flanagan, 14. J Coyne, 15. R Fallon, Subs used: H Rooney, G Egan, C Coyle

Leitrims Health is Wealth

Leitrims health is Wealth is a seminar that will be hosted by Hubert McHugh on the 3rd of May in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon at 7.30pm. This event aims to promote positive health and well-being.

Center Parcs may not provide tourism spin-off


Tourism providers across county Longford are being warned not to expect a lot of spin off business from the Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday village.

Work on the multi million euro project just outside Ballymahon is to begin in earnest this summer and it’s hoped the facility will open in 2019.

Speaking at a tourism event in Longford yesterday, guest speaker John Brennan said while the holiday resort is a huge boost to Longford in terms of employment, people should not expect visitors there to spill over into the rest of the county.

Mr Brennan who is Managing Director of the five star Park Hotel in Kenmare, as well as featuring on the popular TV show “At Your Service “ says local tourism providers still need to concentrate on offering their own unique services.



Increase in Young Scientists entries from Roscommon and Longford


Entries to the Young Scientists Exhibition rose in Longford and Roscommon last year, but fell in Leitrim.

The information comes alongside the official launch today of next Januarys event.

The number of applications from schools in Roscommon to take part in the competition rose by 16% last year, and it was up 30% in Co Longford.

Applications though from schools in Leitrim were down last year by 24%, with a total of 22 projects submitted by schools in the county.

The head of BT Young Scientists Mari Cahalane says entries rise and drop for various reasons, but they always like to see more schools join the competition.



New tractor for Longford Lotto family


A Longford family who won €50,000 on a National Lottery scratch card intend to buy a new tractor for the family farm.

The family travelled to Lotto headquarters in Dublin today to collect their prize after the lucky wife bought her prize winning scratch card in SuperValu in Lanesborough.

Celebrations were also held in the store this week when news of the win was revealed.


Sigma ART 24-35mm F2 DG HSM (Nikon Fit)

It’s time for me to let go off this fantastic and unique wide angle lens made by Sigma:


There’s many praising reviews out there, to mention one or two here:




Genuine reason for sale is that I’ve returned to Tamron 15-30mm and since I acquired filter holder kit coming with it, I have no need for 2 great lenses where they overlap. But I find Tamron much more versatile in the end.

Lens was bought by me as the 1st and only user to this date 7 months ago on eBay for €750 back then. Overall condition is mint, with minimal wear and tear. Both front and rear glass elements carry very little dust and are absolutely scratch free. There’s optically no problems at all, both focusing and zooming rings are smooth. Haven’t experienced any AF issues, the lens was used primarily for landscape photography.

As expected the bundle includes box with original equipment like never used Sigma carrying bag, front and rear covers (front one shows signs of usage as expected) and barely used plastic petal hood. Plus the lens, indeed:).

On top of the basics I include the following extras:

– free dust- and splash-proof soft neoprene carrying pouch– ZOMEI brand clear UV protective filter 82mm, always attached to front element

Buyer can choose from one these 2 filters: – NISI brand 11stop (ND 2000 factor) neutral density filter (decent quality actually) 82mm


– NISI brand polariser filter 82mm (quite good quality as well)

Considering the current market value of the lens and accessories coming with it, I’m looking at €600, if buyer wants all three filters above price goes higher by another €30.

NO SWAPS, ridiculous offers and absolutely no TIME-WASTING, please.

Serious buyers are welcome, they can test and inspect the lens in person. I’m willing to meet up within 1 hour drive from Carrick on Shannon.

See gallery of 10 images of what’s included.

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