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Claire Kerrane to run for Sinn Féin in Roscommon-Galway.

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Claire Kerrane has been chosen as the Sinn Féin candidate to stand in the new Roscommon-Galway constituency at the 2016 General Election.

Ballagh have to put it in for the full 60 minutes on Sunday

On what will be a unique day for football as a club from the geographical county of Roscommon will be Connacht champions. This will be the first time that St Brigid’s from Roscommon and Ballaghaderreen from Mayo/Roscommon will contest a provincial final. This unique pairing has presented an opportunity for some people to debate the age old argument of whether the Mayo boys should in fact be playing in Roscommon. As we all know, the town is administered by Roscommon County Council and for all intents and purposes is a Roscommon town, but it has declared its football allegiance to Mayo for the past 124 years. Whatever your views are on the issue, all of Mayo will be staunchly supporting the Ballagh boys in McHale Park on Sunday. I am not so sure they have the armoury to beat the Roscommon champions who, incidentally, are managed and coached by Kevin McStay and Liam McHale. I was in the Hodson Bay hotel during the week (Brigid’s territory) and many I spoke to are confident that not alone will Brigid’s win a Connacht title, but they feel they are good enough to win an All-Ireland this year. I’m not so sure but Sunday will give us a fair indication of their true worth. Ballaghaderreen, on the other hand, have been quite patchy in their recent performances. In their semi-final victory over Curry they were fortunate to be behind by just two points at half time. Had it been Brigid’s they were playing on that occasion Ballagh would have been out of sight by then. It could have been seven or eight. They did not get motoring until after half time and in fairness they were brilliant when they eventually did, playing arguably their finest football of the year in that second half. But if they are to stand any chance of winning on Sunday they will definitely need to perform for the entire 60 minutes.

Salthill/Knocknacarra well beaten by St Brigid's

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Sometimes teams never really get into the groove and always look likely to be beaten and, unfortunately for Salthill/Knocknacarra, Sunday was one of those occasions.

Salthill-Knocknacarra must be at their best to beat St Brigids

An attractive and intriguing Connacht club semi-final takes place on Sunday at Pearse Stadium (2.30pm) when Salthill/Knocknacarra take on the current provincial club champions St Brigid’s (Roscommon).

No change for Longford-Westmeath in boundary shuffle

The Longford-Westmeath constituency is to remain unchanged in a planned reshuffle of Dáil boundaries.

Business forum aims to generate new business in the west of Ireland

Successful Tuam businessman John Concannon of JFC Manufacturing Ltd will be one of several guest speakers at a two-day national business networking forum which takes place in Galway in November.

Aengus O’Rourke asked to run in Ros’

The prospect of an O’Rourke mother and son team sitting side by side in the Dáil raised its head this week, as it emerged that sitting Athlone councillor Aengus O’Rourke, son of Fianna Fáil stalwart Deputy Mary O’Rourke, has been approached to run for the Roscommon/ South Leitrim constituency in the General Election.

The A-Z of the year that was 2010

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A - Athlone GAA Club celebrated their 125th year in existence. It was an honour for me to be captain 50 years on from the first of the famous six-in-a-row wins. Unfortunately we added no silverware at senior level. Making the knockout stages was progress and hopes are high that we can build on that in 2011. Our u14s won the Feile and u16s won the county title indicating a bright future for the club.

Councillors reject idea of abolishing town councils and development boards

The idea of scrapping town councils and county development boards, and merging Mayo and Roscommon county councils into one administrative unit as proposed under the Local Government Efficiency Review Groups report was strongly rejected by the elected members of Mayo County Council this week.

Judge Anderson gives drug addict two court dates

A former soldier and Roscommon county footballer, charged with robbing a bookies and escaping from Garda custody on the same day last week, was told he will have to go for trial in the Circuit Court as these alleged crimes occurred whilst he was serving a suspended sentence.

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