In what could be one of the greatest ascendencies in Westmeath sporting history, Robbie Henshaw could claim a first senior cap only 451 days after leading his school to just their second ever Connacht Senior Cup victory.
This week the Coosan teenager kept his career graph on its steep upwards curve when he was named in Ireland’s 28-man squad to tour the USA and Canada next month.
Westmeath’s coroner has expressed concern at the high rate of suicide in the county, with almost half the cases heard in the first three months of this year ruled as suicide.
Last year just over a quarter of cases for the entire year were given a verdict of suicide in Westmeath, and Dr Wilfred Hoover described the increase as significant, and called for communities to increase their awareness of the signs of depression.
Fifteen local people who have written poetry, some of them volunteers and staff with Athlone Community Radio share their poetry during For Arts Sake on Athlone Community Radio 88.4fm. Each Wednesday between 6-7pm they bring you a new poet reciting their own piece.
The 15 poetry slots are made with the support of the Sound and Vision Broadcasting Scheme, a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland initiative. They are produced by Alan Meaney, edited by Joe Kelly, with sound by Heidar Al Hashimi. Repeats are every Saturday from 2.30-3.30pm starting on Saturday May 25.