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Paul Healy

Golf News 28th August

Boyle Golf Club

Well done to Niall Kearney who won his King Harmon semi-final against Seamus Gallagher and is through to the final against Lionel Lynn.

Competitions for this week are the Men’s Competition on Thursday night, while Friday’s will be the Lady President’s Scramble & Barbeque; please put your name on the noticeboard. Sunday is Lady President’s Day and we send best wishes to Liz Dwyer for a great day.

The Lady President’s Prize to the men also takes place on Sunday. Presentation of prizes will take place on Sunday evening.

Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club

It’s been a fantastic Open Week and thanks to everyone who took part, both members and visitors. This week’s competition is the Drumsna Garden Centre Scramble. Lidl Lynch and

Garvey Cup: Just a reminder that all first round games are to be played by end of this week.

Castlerea Golf Club

Marian Caulfield staged the second day of her Lady Captain’s Prize on Saturday in glorious weather conditions.

The following were the prize-winners – 1st: Mary Gunning, 2nd: Mamie Creighton, 3rd: Kay O'Loughlin, Gross: Mary Colleary. 1st eighteen was won by Celia Mulligan and the winner of the 2nd eighteen was Mary Kenny. New Members prize-winners were Catherine Darcy and Austin Waldron Jnr.

Presentation on the night was attended by a large selection of members and guests. A very enjoyable night was had by all.

Congratulations to the Connacht Shield team who defeated Loughrea and who now play Tuam in the zone final on Monday 31st August.

Next weekend the club is running a fundraising classic over the three days, Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of August. The funds will go towards the costs involved in our participation in All-Ireland Mixed Foursomes.

Please contact Eamonn on 086-6080544 for details of timesheet. The competition is open to both ladies and gents, with a 3-person team, any combination. The entry fee is €75 per team.

We also remind members to continue selling their tickets for the club draw which takes place on September 6th.

Roscommon Golf Club

A successful August Open Week has come to an end with good numbers entering in the men’s competitions especially and great scores recorded.

At the final presentation of prizes on Sunday night both Captain Ken Kearney and Lady Captain Marie McManus thanked everyone who participated in the competitions and urged members to support the local businesses who generously sponsor the competitions. List of prize-winners in our next issue.

Roscommon Junior golfers hit the headlines during the week. Congratulations to Kevin Connaughton, winner of the Connacht Junior Close U-12 Championship and to Cian O'Connor, runner-up. The finals were held in Galway Bay Golf Club.

Congratulations and good luck to Allan Hill who is one of the three boys selected to represent Ireland at the Italian International Under 16 Championships in Golf Club Biella from 1st-3rd September 2015.

A great contingent of Roscommon Junior Boys took part in Munster Under 14 Amateur Open in East Cork Golf Club, Midleton and they got a special mention from the organisers.

Joseph Finnegan got the prize for the best nett score and all the boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Please note that there is no open competition on this Friday 28th August. Instead there is a qualifying round for the Crumlin Rumble for members only. Teams of 3 costing €15 per team. Please support.

Good luck to the Ladies’ Senior Foursomes team who are playing in the Connacht Final in Sligo on Saturday.

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There’s a new service in Roscommon Town that everyone’s talking about!

Top Oil Roscommon, long established at Sheepwalk, Frenchpark, have now moved into new premises in the ever-expanding county town and with their arrival, the fuel-buying public now has a wonderful new time-saving, accessible and customer-focused service.

At Top Oil Roscommon, located on Lanesboro Road, Roscommon, motorists can avoid annoying delays by paying for their Quality Assured fuel at the pump.

It’s new, it’s original, it’s fantastic for consumers and it’s already going down a storm with the people of Roscommon.

Top Oil Roscommon Depot Manager Paddy Daly explains: “At Top Oil Roscommon we’re delighted to have opened in a prime location on Lanesboro Road, Roscommon. And we’re humbled by the incredible support we’ve received in recent weeks, since we opened.

“I believe one of the big attractions and customer benefits here on site is the ease of use. Customers can drive in here at any time, day or night, put fuel in their car and pay at the pump. Just imagine how convenient and safe this feature is for a parent on their way to or from school with small children in the car…there is no queuing away from their children.

“While customers are more than welcome to come into our Top Oil Roscommon Depot during opening hours and pay at the counter, paying at the pump will save customers’ time.

“Top Oil Roscommon is a family-owned Irish business that has a tradition of serving the local community for over 200 years. Our customers know they are filling their cars with Quality Assured fuel due to the fact that Top Oil run a ‘Port-to-Pump’ scheme that ensures complete fuel traceability” added Mr. Daly.

There’s something very apt about the company slogan, which is ‘Fueling Ireland’ – Top Oil has a reputation for quality, reliability and service from, as they put it, “our tank to yours!”

Everyone at Top Oil is thrilled with the response they have received since opening in Roscommon town earlier in the summer.

“It’s been fantastic, our own expectations have already been far exceeded” said Gemma Mulligan, Customer Service Representative with 22 years’ distinguished service with Top Oil, adding “and we are very grateful to the public for their support.

Customers love that they can get fuel at Top Oil Roscommon at any time and when it suits them. They love the fact that they can pay at the pump, that we have clean toilet facilities on site and that they can even order their Quality Assured Home Heating Oil too. We will deliver anywhere across Ireland.

“When customers call here they will be greeted by genuinely friendly staff, that are extremely knowledgeable about fuels and who have a deep commitment to Roscommon. Customers know that, at Top Oil Roscommon, our customers are our business” added Gemma.

Top Oil Roscommon depot is a primely located state-of-the-art facility

The brand new Top Oil depot is now primely located at Lanesboro Road, Roscommon, where there is a modern office, state-of-the-art pumps, including a ‘Truck Stop’ and an abundance of parking.

The 24-hour Truck Stop and Top Oil Fuel Card location features a fast-filling pump for truck drivers. Previously, for over two decades, Top Oil Roscommon was based at Sheepwalk, near Frenchpark.

Now, due to business growth and conscious of the ongoing expansion of Roscommon Town, Top Oil has moved to this fabulous new location.

Top Oil Roscommon is part of a nationwide network of 21 Top Oil Home Heating depots and 180 Top Oil Service Stations and Fuel Card locations. Eight new staff are currently employed at Top Oil Roscommon, with more to come.

The arrival of Top Oil Roscommon means that there are eight more ‘wage packets’ in the county town, with all eight locally employed staff based in its new depot.

Already this ‘new opening’ has led to three new jobs, with the likelihood of more to follow in the coming months, which is great news for the local economy of Roscommon. Currently there are three drivers, three people in sales and administration and two forecourt staff.

Get your home heating oil for the year – in the most convenient, cost-effective way

The Top Oil Budget Plan

At Top Oil Roscommon, they are deeply conscious of the financial demands on their customers, not least in recent years –and so they have recently introduced their new and improved budget plan that will help you control the cost of your home heating throughout the year.

Their budget plan is free to join and there are no administration or management fees. This plan will offer you affordable monthly payments; ability to order home heating oil as and when you need it; competitive prices; quality assured fuel; priority deliveries; exclusive special offers; flexibility and convenience; superior customer service; ability to save credit on your account – and all with no large lump sum payments!

Simply call to the new Top Oil Roscommon Depot or contact them today by phone and they’ll be delighted to discuss this innovative plan with you.

Commitment to community

Top Oil Roscommon has consistently demonstrated a commitment to supporting the local community.

They are the official fuel sponsors of the National Ploughing Championships. Indeed customers can enter a draw to be in with a chance to win two tickets to this year’s Ploughing extravaganza. For details, simply call into Top Oil Roscommon.

Launch of Home Heating Oil Season

Top Oil in Roscommon have just launched their Home Heating Oil Season. At Top Oil Roscommon they sell and deliver home heating oil and agricultural oil. Call Top Oil Roscommon directly on 094 98 70069 for more details or simply pop into the office when you are filling up your car next time at their depot on Lanesboro Road, Roscommon.

As Top Oil Roscommon launch their Home Heating Oil Season, they are also taking part in a Shannonside/Northern Sound Radio competition in which two lucky Top Oil Roscommon customers could win a trip to London to see the superstars of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond!

This competition promotion began this week on Shannonside Radio, so for details of how you can have a chance of being a winner, listen in to your favourite local radio station.

Happy 21st, Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day!

On Sunday September 6th the annual Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day will celebrate 21 years of vintage and festival fun in the majestic setting of Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens.

  Vintage enthusiasts, crafts lovers and country music fans all have something to look forward on the first Sunday in September.

  The annual vintage display will feature cars motorbikes and agricultural machinery; there will be a threshing display as well as a series of craft stands and demonstrations.

  There is also a wide range of entertainment for people of all ages and tastes, with music from Declan Nerney, Street Theatre, Children’s entertainment, Shuttle Bus simulator and much, much more.

  Added features include guided tours of the Lough Rynn walled gardens, BBQ Pig and full bar facilities.

  Admission is €10 per adult, €5 for students and children under the age of 12 are admitted free.

  Established in 1994, the annual Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day has approximately 4,000-5,000 people from all over the country attend the Festival each year.

  For further information find us on facebook: Lough Rynn Harvest Festival & Vintage Day.



Mike Denver for Race Dance on Monday night

Mike Denver, known as ‘the Galway Boy’, will star in the Race Dace at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon town, on Monday night.

  The event, called ‘Come Dancing with Joe Finnegan’, will start at 11 pm, with dancing taking place from midnight.

  Denver is one of Ireland’s top entertainers, who recently celebrated 12 years in the entertainment scene.

  He is regarded as the best entertainer for dancing, with a two and a half hour, high-energy show, featuring all of his hits – ‘Wasn’t that a Party’, ‘Tommy K’, ‘Galway Girl’, ‘Paddy’, ‘Hills of Donegal’ and his rockabilly selection, preformed live from the Dome at the Rose of Tralee – and his current single ‘My Oklahoma Home’.

  Denver is well aware that the people that come to the live gigs want a good night of dancing – and that’s what he provides.

  Denver has recorded 13 albums and four DVDs to date and it’s from them he picks his programme for the night.

  Denver and his band are currently in the middle of a very busy year. They are playing in nearly every venue and street festival in Ireland, including: Clonmany Festival, Monaghan Festival, Castleblayney Festival, the All-Ireland Fleadh in Sligo and the Rose of Tralee.

  You can read all about Mike in this month’s edition of the RSVP Magazine.

  Mike continues to record all the time and will have a brand new album and DVD due out in October.

  Make sure you catch Denver on Monday night. 

  You can check him out at www.themikedenverband.com, on Facebook and Twitter at and also Willie Carty’s Entertainment Agency 090-9741017.