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New Roscommon Business Group launches this evening



A new business networking body – the Roscommon Business Group – will be launched this evening.

 This is a group which aims to provide a platform for small businesses in the county. The launch will take place at 7.30 pm this evening (Thursday, 7th) in Hannon’s Hotel in Roscommon town.

  Roscommon senior football manager Anthony Cunningham, the special guest on the night, will officially launch the group while local public representatives are also expected to be in attendance.

  A spokesperson said: “Roscommon Business Group has been set up to allow businesses in County Roscommon to network on a monthly basis, with each business also being featured on the group’s website.

  “It is accepted that being self-employed can be quite difficult and the Roscommon Business Group hopes that by providing a platform for small businesses, there will be added support in areas such as problem solving and education.

  “Training opportunities for members will also be a priority and is also hoped that the profile of each business is improved and enhanced as a result of their membership.

  “In addition, Roscommon Business Group will work with local start-up ventures by providing advice and support into the future. The group intends to gather together monthly with meetings taking place on the first Thursday of the month and new members are always welcome”.

Faithleach’s crowned league champions!



Seamus Carthy Auctioneers AFL Division One (O’Rourke Cup) Final

St. Faithleach’s 2-14

Clann na nGael 1-14

St. Faithleach’s rescued their season when they won the O’Rourke Cup on their own patch in Ballyleague last Sunday. While it won’t make up for their relegation from the senior championship ranks this summer, it is consolation as they look forward to 2020. For Clann, it’s a disappointing end to what has been a poor season for them overall.

  It was a hard-fought match all through and it took an injury-time goal from Kevin Farrell to separate the teams. But Clann contributed to an enjoyable encounter and they did very well without their talisman Donie Shine.

  Clann were the better side in the opening half and with Cathal Shine, Johnny Dunning and Dylan Sumner impressive they led by 0-9 to 0-5 at half-time with Darren Carberry and Diarmuid Murtagh keeping the flag flying for Faithleach’s.

  But the Ballyleague men were a much better side in the second half and they had levelled the scores by the 40th minute after they kicked four points without reply. Impressive sub Darragh Hussey was on target with three and Diarmuid Murtagh got the other. Clann edged ahead by a point before Diarmuid struck for a goal in the 47th minute and then a Kevin Farrell point put the home side three ahead.

  But Clann were not finished and Emmett Kenny scored a fine goal to put them a point up before Diarmuid Murtagh equalised with a pointed free and Farrell struck late to give the title to Faithleach’s

St. Faithleach’s: M Tarmey; S Ormsby, M Cox, J Browne; D Harrison, D Nerney, C Gunn; C Kennelly, C Mangan; B Murtagh, K Farrell (1-2), J Hussey (0-2); A Murtagh, D Murtagh (1-4), D Carberry (0-2).

Subs: D Hussey (0-3) for Browne, D Rooney (0-1) for J Hussey, M Dunne for Mangan.


Clann na nGael: D Finneran; D Duff, D Pettit, R Gavin; D Flynn, S Pettit (0-1), C Duignan; G Pettit, C Shine (0-3); E Kenny (1-1), D Sumner (0-2), P McManus; C O’Brien (0-2), J Dunning (0-3), C Lennon (0-2).

Subs: D Connaughton for Duignan, S Henry for O’Brien.

Referee: P Fahy

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Top two go head-to-head in Creggs




Unbeaten league leaders Connemara and Creggs go head-to-head in the Connacht J1 League in Creggs this Saturday evening at 6 pm.

  This promises to be a Titanic tussle for Creggs against a high-flying Connemara side, who recorded a resounding 48-0 away win over Buccaneers last Sunday. After Creggs’ impressive bonus point win in Tuam, just one league point separates the sides at the top of the table.

  A big crowd is expected for what is possibly the most attractive fixture in Connacht rugby so far this season.


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A rare opportunity…which will appeal to developers




Sherry FitzGerald P. Burke, Roscommon are offering a rare opportunity to lease, in full, a part of an industrial unit (c. 30,600 sq. m.) on a site of approx. 26 hectares which has just come to the market. The site in Fisherstown, Clondara, Co. Longford is ideally situated on the banks of the River Shannon and is only 8 km from Longford Town with Dublin 120 km to the east and Galway 125 km to the west.

  This property consists of a single-storey island office building (c 2020 sq. m.), which is serviced at the front by a large car park. The office accommodation provides a mixture of open plan and compartmentalised office space with W.C. and canteen facilities.

  The office accommodation is linked to a substantial industrial building at the rear with

five main halls, together with a number of ancillary rooms, including a large boiler house, offices and a reception area with a separate gatehouse building.

  Built for heavy manufacturing with substantial concrete floors and 9.4 m internal roof height, the property is suitable for a variety of purposes. There is a two-storey office and storage ‘spine’ within the warehouse providing ground floor compartmentalised storage areas and first floor office and production space.

  There are a number of external buildings, including two one-million-gallon ponds, an onsite water treatment system, two open storage tanks, sprinkler system and pumping station. The site has a HV network substation with two 38kv connections to separate network substations.  

  Additionally, there is half a mile of river frontage to the River Shannon with extraction rights and supporting infrastructures together with an enclosed reservoir for holding treated water.

  A site with this capability is rare to the market in Ireland and will be attractive to both developers and major energy consumers. Viewing is highly recommended and is strictly by appointment only.    

  To book a viewing, call our office on 090-6627200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.