Galway – male cyclist dies in collision

Gardaí are investigating a fatal traffic collision, which occurred at about 8.30pm on 23rd April 2014 on the Gort Road in Loughrea, Co Galway. A male cyclist in his late 60s was struck by a car close to pedestrian lights on the Gort Road and the offending vehicle drove away from the scene in the direction of Gort. The car is believed to have been a blue BMW with a partial registration of 01 G

The injured cyclist was taken to University College Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead shortly before 2am. A post mortem examination will be held later today.

The road at the scene of the crash is closed to facilitate a Garda Forensic Collision Examination of the area and is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.

Gardaí at Loughrea Garda Station are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them at 091 842870.

Tough Trip to the Brandywell ahead for UCD

Kick Off: 7.45pm, Friday 25th April

Four defeats on the bounce for UCD but it doesn’t get any easier for the students as they face a tough trip to the Brandywell on Friday night to face Derry City. Manager Aaron Callaghan is positive about his side’s chances of picking up a good result especially as his side have won the last two games between the sides at the Brandywell.

“After another good performance on Monday we will be hopeful of picking up a positive result against Derry. Over the last few years we have picked up some good results in the Brandywell and if we can start creating more chances in front of goal there is no reason why we can’t pick up another.”

Car hijacking this afternoon in Dublin

Gardaí are seeking the public’s assistance tracing a car which was subject to a hijacking at about 2 pm in the Dublin 4 area. The female owner of the car was pulling into an apartment complex at Argyle House, Serpentine Avenue, when she was assaulted and her car taken. The car a grey Ford Focus 03 D 55722 was driven off towards Merrion Road.

The car owner who is in her late 50s was taken to hospital.

Anyone who has any information about this incident or knows the whereabouts of motor car 03 D 55722 is asked to contact Irishtown Garda station on 01 666 9600.

Letterkenny Lisbon Lions Celtic Supporters Club

The club members handed over the €530 proceeds of our Easter Charity Raffle to the local Good & New Cancer Bus Charity.

the raffle was held last night Easter Sunday- in the Tir na nog bar & the club would like to thank everyone who helped, all who sponsored prizes and all who bought and sold tickets.

Donegal GAA fixtures for next weekend

Fixture for Sunday 27th April

Donegal V Monaghan
Croke Park at 2pm
€20 Adult Advance Purchase
€25 on the day €5 Juveniles (Cusack/Davin)
€20 Students/OAPs (Cusack/Davin)
Tickets are available on and Centra and Super Valu Stores MUST be purchase before 10pm on eve of game

Fixtures for Saturday 26TH April

Naomh Muire V Cloughaneely Ref Mickey Mulhern

Naomh Muire V Cloughaneely Ref Myles Sweeney
Glenfin V Downings Ref Gerard McHugh

Buncrana V Milford Ref James Connors
Aodh Ruadh V Naomh Colmcille Ref Tony Gallagher
Naomh Brid V Urris Ref Seamus Mc Gonagle
Naomh Columba V Carndonagh Ref Connie Doherty

Buncrana V Milford Ref John Farren
Aodh Ruadh V Naomh Colmcill Ref Eugene McHale
Naomh Brid V Urris Ref Kevin McGinley
Naomh Columba V Carndonagh Ref TBC

Naomh Ultan V Convoy Ref Martin McShane
Robert Emmets V Naomh Padraig Lifford Ref Paddy McGonagl
Na Rossa V Moville Ref Paddy McKieve
Naomh Padraig Muff V Letterkenny Gaels Ref Sean Paul Doherty

Naomh Ultan V Convoy Ref Gabriel O Donnell
Robert Emmets V Naomh Padraig Lifford Ref Aiden McAleer
Naomh Padraig Muff V Letterkenny Gaels Ref Paul Clifford

Glenswilly V Pettigo Ref Joe O Donnell
Naomh Conaill V Glenfin Ref Declan Callaghan
St Eunans V McCumhaills Ref Ciaran Molloy
Ardara Bye

Young man dies in Tipperary crash

Gardaí in Roscrea, Co Tipperary are investigating a single vehicle fatal road traffic collision which occurred on the Birr Rd, Roscrea on the 21st April 2014.

The collision occurred at approximately 1.55 am when a car collided with a wall. The two male occupants(18yrs and 16yrs) of the car were seriously injured in the collision. A doctor pronounced the driver(18yrs) dead at the scene and his body has been removed to Limerick Regional Hospital where a post mortem will be held at a later stage.

The male passenger(16yrs) was seriously injured and taken to Limerick Regional hospital.

The scene was preserved to facilitate Garda Forensic Collision Examination and the road diversions are in place.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at Roscrea Garda Station on 0505 24230, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

Leitrim GAA weekend results

LEITRIM: ACL D5 – Mohill 3-9 St Osnat’s 0-7; Drumreilly 1-19 St Mary’s-Kiltoghert 1-6; ACL D1 – Glencar-Manorhamilton 1-17 Drumkeerin 0-8; Dromahair-St Patrick’s 2-14 Aughnasheelin 1-11; Mohill 3-14 Drumreilly 0-9; Melvin Gaels 2-8 Annaduff 0-4; Gortletteragh 1-15 St Mary’s-Kiltoghert 3-10; Ballinamore-Sean O’Heslin’s 2-12 Aughawillan 2-7; ACL D2 – Fenagh-St Caillins 1-6 Carrigallen 0-8; Glencar-Manorhamilton 0-15 Cloone 2-8; Mohill 3-8 Ballinaglera 1-14; Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher 2-8 Allen Gaels 1-12; Dromahair-St Patrick’s 1-12 Kiltubrid 0-14; Bornacoola 0-6 Leitrim Gaels 1-9; ACL D3 – Ballinamore-Sean O’Heslin’s 3-14 Bornacoola 0-4; Glencar-Manorhamilton 0-9 Melvin Gaels 2-8; Aughavas 2-9 Allen Gaels 5-10; Gortletteragh 3-11 St Mary’s-Kiltoghert 3-16; Eslin W/O Fenagh-St Caillins – ; Aughawillan 3-17 Carrigallen 0-6;

Donegal New York GAA start on winning note

Donegal NY’s Senior team began their 2014 League competition today with a solid 4-7 to 2-4 drubbing of fellow Ulster county Monaghan.
The Farney men’s second goal came in the last 5 minutes of play, creating a score line that belies theie inability to notch more than 1 other point in the second half. Pat McGill’s lads had the measure of Monaghan from the start and never looked back.
Next Sunday (again at 230 pm at Gaelic Park) they will need all the ball handling skill shown today when they face perennial powerhouse Leitrim in another League battle. With NY panel members barred from play until after the May 4 Connacht championship encounter with Mayo, the Senior teams have been allowed use of Junior players for League games.

Tyrone road death

A man has died following a two vehicle collision in Co Tyrone.

The crash happened on the Belfast Road in Fivemiletown at around 8:15pm last night.

44-year-old Richard Brown from Lisbellaw died after his motorcycle collided with a tractor.

The driver of the tractor was not injured.

The PSNI has appealed for witnesses.

Donegal candidates need to clarify political past

Independent Community Candidate, Peter Cutliffe has hit out at election candidates who claim to be “new” to politics and saying they are essentially “greenhorns” to politics.

I believe candidates need to clarify their political past and be proud of it rather than hiding from their political past and affiliation, he continued.

It amuses me to hear some candidates claiming they have no political experience or background
In this election. I don’t think that it is correct that candidates should do this and they should actually be proud of their political beliefs & allegiance , Mr Cutliffe claimed.

From my own political background, I was literally “born” into politics, being a relative of the “Blaneyites” and was a proud member of the canvas team along with my late parents , who historically elected 4 Independent Fianna Fáil candidates in the eighties to Letterkenny Urban Council, Councillors Hugh Dorrian, Jim Lynch, the late Councillors James Larkin and Tadgh Culbert, Mr Cutliffe said.

In later years I have supported a friend and school-mate , Jimmy Harte but felt that his party no longer represents the people . I have therefore decided to stand as an Independent Community candidate to represent the people in Letterkenny/Milford , he stated.

I totally understand how a candidates circumstances change but am of the view that he/she should not deviate away or hide from the person or politician that they are, he concluded.