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Home heating tips this winter…



Service that boiler!


Getting boilers serviced annually is vital to ensure safe and efficient performance. It will save you money in the long run too.


Twenty’s plenty!


20 degrees Celsius is an ideal temperature for living areas. Lowering your thermostat by just 1ºC could knock up to 10% off your heating bill. That’s a saving of around €150 in a typical family home!


Avoid overheating


Unused rooms can tend to be overheated. If leaving them unoccupied for long periods of time, simply turn down the thermostat or radiator valves to a lower level in order to reduce the risk of condensation.


Avoid frost damage


Likewise, if you are leaving the house unoccupied for extended periods, set the timer and thermostat for a low level of heating in order to avoid condensation or frost damage.


Insulation stations!


Insulate the attic and walls in order to save up to 40% on your heating bill. Heat is lost through windows too so consider upgrading to double or triple-glazed units.


Take control


Remote heating is a handy way to turn on and off your heating from a mobile device, such as a phone, tablet or computer, particularly if you work irregular hours.


Half-hour power


In cold weather, set your heating to come on 30 minutes before you wake up and to go off 30 minutes before you leave the house. In the evening set it to come on for 30 minutes before you arrive home and off 30 minutes before you go to bed.





Brigid’s youngsters complete four-in-a-row





Earley Consulting MFC ‘A’ Final

St. Brigid’s 1-10

Clann na nGael 0-6

St. Brigid’s made it four minor ‘A’ football titles in a row when they were too strong for Clann na nGael in what was a disappointing curtain-raiser at Dr. Hyde Park last Sunday. The lads from Kiltoom were by far the better team throughout but they found it difficult to shake off a determined Clann outfit.

  In fact, with just three minutes to go there was only three points between the teams and it was only in the final few minutes that Brigid’s tacked on four points without reply to run out the easy winners.

  The heavy showers made the surface slippy and scores were hard to come by. Fionnan Henry and Ben O’Carroll swapped pointed frees inside the opening five minutes before the only goal of the game arrived in the 9th minute when Eoghan Derwin set up Ben O’Carroll and he finished with aplomb.

  But despite looking the better side, Brigid’s couldn’t pull away and Clann were always in touch. Points from Cian Fallon-McGowan (2 frees) and Josh Lennon levelled the scores after 24 minutes. But points from Eoghan Derwin (a ’45) and Ben O’Carroll saw Brigid’s ahead by 1-3 to 0-4 at half-time.

  Cormac Canny hit the post when through on goal in the 38th minute and Brigid’s followed up with points from Derwin and  Robbie Dolan to open up a four-point lead by the 41st minute. But Clann were not relenting and it was a struggle for Brigid’s at times.

  Eventually Brigid’s got a grip on proceedings late on and the best player on the field, Ben O’Carroll, was at the centre of most of their good play. He kicked two points within a minute (one free), and when Brian Monaghan and sub Shane Kelly scored in injury-time the cup was on its way back to Kiltoom.

St. Brigid’s: Evan Gallagher; Faolan Kennedy, Sean Trundle, Liam Egan; Luke Griselain, Robbie Dolan (0-1), Shane Keenan; Brian O’Hara-Duggan, Ruaidhri Fallon; Brian Monaghan (0-1), Cormac Canny, Ultan Ó Ruairc; Ben O’ Carroll (1-5, 2 frees) Darragh Murray, Eoghan Derwin (0-2, ’45 free). Subs: Ciaran Quinn for Ó Ruairc (37), Conor Hand for O’Hara-Duggan (58), Gavin Daly for Egan (59), Luke O’Rourke for Keenan and Shane Kelly (0-1) for Derwin (both 62), Adam Samuels for Canny (63).

Clann na nGael: Declan McManus; Cian Gavin, Jason Ryan, Dan Westman; Paddy Gavin, Michael Kelly, Ian Harney; Aaron Oyiki, Tom Shine; Dean Reynolds, Josh Lennon (0-1), Mark Naughton; Cian Fallon-McGowan (0-3, frees), Fionnan Henry (0-1, free), Fearghus Lennon (0-1). Subs: Joe Duignan for Westmean (h/t), John Shine for Henry and John Feeney for Reynolds (51), Conor O’Reilly for Fallon-McGowan (63).

Referee: Brendan Healy.


Man of the Match:
Ben O’Carroll (St. Brigid’s)



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Dominic’s land first title in 28 years!






Roscommon Camogie Senior Club Final


St. Dominic’s 3-9


Four Roads 1-9




History was made in Athleague last Saturday when St. Dominic’s became the first team from the club to win a county senior title in 28 years. Four Roads had come into the match as the hot favourites but they were defeated by the better team on the day and there were wild celebrations as the Knockcroghery based club took the title against the odds.

  With Caroline Dowling and Susan Spillane in control around midfield it was Dominic’s who seized the initiative from the opening whistle. Spillane, Niamh Watson and Aimee O’Connor grabbed some great scores from play and the placed ball. Gertie Down was doing well for Four Roads but they were very dependent on Shauna Fallon’s free taking.

  Just before half-time Aimee O’Connor stole in behind the Four Roads cover to slip in a goal and a point from Niamh Fitzgerald meant that Dominic’s led by 1-9 to 0-4 at half-time.

  But Four Roads were back in business shortly after the break when Aisling Dempsey scored a fine goal. Further points from Dempsey and Shauna Fallon (2 frees) saw the sides level mid-way through the second period.

  There was a controversial decision in that second half when referee Joe Dermody adjudged that Shauna Fallon was guilty of second yellow card offence and he sent off the Four Roads ace.

  Then Dominic’s struck for two crucial goals to wrest the title away from Four Roads. Firstly Anna Campbell flicked home from close range and then shortly after that a long-range free from Spillane went all the way to the Four Roads net. Dominic’s had finally broken the Four Roads resistance and celebrated in style.

  Best for Dominic’s on a memorable day for the club were Susan Spillane, Aimee O’Connor, Emear McNally, Niamh Watson and Aine O’Meara. For Four Roads, Gertie Dowd, Shauna Fallon and sub Lizzie Glennon were most prominent.


St. Dominic’s: C Connaughton: A Dolan, E McNally, C Cox; R Dolan, A O’Meara, J Beattie; C Dowling (0-1), S Spillane (1-3); C Miley (0-1), N Watson (0-2), J Healy; C Kilcommins, A O’Connor (1-1), N Fitzgerald (0-1).

Subs: A Coyle for Cox, A Campbell (1-0) for Kilcommins.


Four Roads: C Mulry; K Carty, E Lennon, D Kelly; S Coyle (1-0), G Dowd, A Fallon; P Lennon, S Fallon (0-6); L Gacquin, O Kelly (0-1), N Crean; A Dempsey (0-1), N Coyle (0-1), S O’Brien.

Subs: L Glennon for S Coyle, M Lohan for P Lennon, LCarty for O’Brien.


Referee: J Dermody

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Attractive cottage – at a great price!



Pat Hughes & Company are confirming that they are offering for sale an attractive three-bedroomed cottage at Cloontymullen, Kilteevan.

  This would make an ideal holiday home or start-up home. Situated in a nice quiet cul-de-sac, it’s located approximately a half a mile off the main Lanesboro to Roscommon Road and three miles from Roscommon town.

  Pat will accept offers in excess of €80,000 for this residence.

  For further information or to make an appointment to view, contact the office on 090-6627003 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.