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Connacht final for Hyde

In what is a huge boost for Roscommon town businesses, it was confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) that the 2015 Connacht Football Final will be played in Dr. Hyde Park.

  The news came four days after Roscommon’s dismal defeat to Sligo in the Connacht semi-final.

  County Board Secretary Brian Carroll, who said the Connacht Council confirmed the choice of venue on Wednesday evening, told the Roscommon People: “The hardest part of talking about this is the reality that Roscommon won’t be in the final. However we’re delighted to have been chosen and it’s obviously great news for the town. It will be the biggest game in Hyde Park this year.”

  Hyde Park will host the Connacht senior and minor football finals on Sunday, July 19 next. Roscommon’s conquerors Sligo will face five-in-a-row chasing Mayo in the senior decider (4 pm). The minor final will start at 2 pm. Capacity is capped at 20,000.

  Roscommon minors will now play either Sligo or Leitrim (who meet this weekend) in the Connacht Minor Football semi-final at Hyde Park on Friday, July 3 at 7.30 pm.

  Asked about the morale in the Roscommon camp in the wake of Saturday’s loss to Sligo, Brian Carroll said: “The morale is good…the lads were back training on Sunday morning. The mood is upbeat ahead of our qualifier game against Cavan.” 

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Hyde Park to host Connacht final

In what is a huge boost for Roscommon town businesses, it has been confirmed that the 2015 Connacht Football Final will be played in Dr. Hyde Park.

  The news came four days after Roscommon’s dismal defeat to Sligo in the Connacht semi-final. County Board Secretary Brian Carroll, who said the Connacht Council confirmed the choice of venue on Wednesday evening, told the Roscommon People: “The hardest part of talking about this is the reality that Roscommon won’t be in the final. However we’re delighted to have been chosen and it’s obviously great news for the town. It will be the biggest game in Hyde Park this year.”

  Hyde Park will host the Connacht senior and minor football finals on Sunday, July 19 next. Roscommon’s conquerors Sligo will face five-in-a-row chasing Mayo in the senior decider (4 pm). The minor final will start at 2 pm. Capacity is capped at 20,000.

  Roscommon minors will now play either Sligo or Leitrim (who meet this weekend) in the Connacht Minor Football semi-final at Hyde Park on Friday, July 3 at 7.30 pm.

  Asked about the morale in the Roscommon camp in the wake of Saturday’s loss to Sligo, Brian Carroll said: “The morale is good…the lads were back training on Sunday morning. The mood is upbeat ahead of our qualifier game against Cavan.”

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Feighan in call to young farmers

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has encouraged young farmers in Co. Roscommon to apply for the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme, following the announcement by Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, that the online application system opened on Tuesday.

  “This is the first of the new Targeted Modernisation Schemes (TAMS II) to be launched under the new Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and it comprises a €120 million scheme aimed at young farmers,” he said.

  “Farmers must be below 40 years of age at the time of application and have been set up in farming within the previous five years.

  “The grant-aid available under this scheme and the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Schemes will assist tillage farmers for the construction of nutrient storage facilities, and storage facilities for other farmyard manures, soiled water, and related facilities, as well as farm-safety investments.

  “The Farm Safety items include the provision of sliding/roller doors. “Tillage farmers will also be able to avail of grant-aid under the Low Emission Slurry Spreading Scheme.

  “This scheme provides grant-aid for the purchase of new equipment for the spreading of slurry which has distinct environmental advantages.”

All roads lead to Sheep 2015 in Athenry

Sheep 2015 will be held in Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, next Saturday, 20th June. Entry is free of charge and starts from 10 am.

  It promises to be a great day for all involved in the sheep industry and their families. Visitors will have the opportunity to gather information from 10 themed villages.

  Sheep 2015 will include a series of practical, workshops, tours of the Teagasc Sheep Research Demonstration farm and recently imported New Zealand Sheep. There are sheep breed exhibitions and championship as well as numerous commercial exhibits.

  In addition to the technical aspects, there will be lots to see and do for all the family. There are a number of cookery demonstrations. Sheep dog trials and sheep dog training are sure to entertain a significant audience.

  Further details on the open day are available at www.teagasc.ie/events/2015/20150620.asp.

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