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News…at a glance - July 13th




Kilglass Gaels (Rooskey 5k)  GAA Team Race!

The annual Rooskey 5k in the picturesque village of Rooskey, Co. Roscommon will host its annual 5k on Wednesday, August 1st at 8 pm.

  This 5k is a personal favourite of a lot of runners as it takes in the two counties of Roscommon and Leitrim in the one village.

  This year sees the introduction of a GAA club team race for the first year.

  Clubs can enter both men’s and ladies teams of 5 to compete for two fabulous prizes for their teams or their clubs.

  The normal 5k run and walk will of course have its normal categories for competitors.

  The winning men’s team will win a full day’s team building for their team in the very popular Liliput Adventure Centre outside Mullingar.

  The ladies’ team prize will take them to Shannon River Adventure Centre in Rooskey, a facility that is well known in the surrounding counties for its excellent facilities. Both prizes are worth over €1,000 each.

  Club teams must be made up of members who have played league or championship last year or this year or are a member of the club they are running for since April 2018.

  Entry fee is €100 per team or €20 per team member.

  For more details contact Niall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 087-7640679 or check out The Rooskey 5k on Facebook for more.

RSPCA Church gate collections

The Roscommon Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is holding its annual Church gate collections on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of July at the following Churches: Castlerea, Trien, and Cloonbonniffe.

  If you can volunteer an hour of your time, please contact the society on 085-7473719. All money raised goes directly to animal welfare in County Roscommon.

Frenchpark school funding welcomed

Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed funding approval for works at St. Patrick’s NS, Frenchpark.

  “I am delighted that the Department of Education has approved funding for general works to be carried out at St. Patrick’s primary school.

  “This funding allocation is good news for the school and works will proceed once the tendering process has been completed.

  “Projects such as these also help to stimulate economic activity by supporting jobs in the local economy”.

St. Dominic’s 50/50 winner

St. Dominic’s GAA Club congratulates Mark Miley (Seller: John Corcoran) who won €913 in the club’s weekly draw on Saturday, July 7th.  

  Next week’s draw takes place in Murray’s Bar, Knockcroghery on Saturday. You can sign at any time, please contact 087-3552383 or click www.naomhdominic.ie for details.

Top appointment for Roscommon native

 Irish-owned and Sandyford-based IT services and networking company, Arkphire, has appointed Roscommon man Brendan Martin to head up its networking solutions business, Bootstrap.

  Bootstrap, which was acquired by Arkphire during 2016, was established almost 40 years ago by its original owners, Pauline and Martin White, who have now retired from the business.

  In his new role as Head of Networking Services for Bootstrap, Brendan’s main responsibilities will be to drive sales growth and marketing initiatives in Bootstrap, build customer relationships including the Cisco Gold Partner status, together with the development of competitive strategy for the business. 

  A member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, Brendan is originally from Co. Roscommon, near the town of Carrick-on-Shannon.


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