Sligo's FAI Cup quarter final opponents will be Monaghan
There was more than a gasp of surprise when Sligo Rovers were drawn at home this evening against Monaghan United in the quarter finals of the Ford FAI Cup – the same opponents they are to meet in the EA Sports Cup final.
Airtricity League Premier Division leaders Shamrock Rovers have been given a home tie against Galway opposition in the FAI Ford Cup Quarter Finals. The Hoops will play the winners of tonight’s Fourth Round replay between near-neighbours Salthill Devon and Galway United. Read more
Mayo road fatality
Gardaí in Claremorris are investigating a fatal road traffic collision between a car and a van on the 30th of August 2010.
It occurred between 2.30pm and 2.45pm on the main Claremorris to Ballyhaunis road (N60) at the townland of Cuilmore.
Gardai have this evening named the man killed in this afternoons crash, as 61 year old Peter Meenan from Ballyhaunis.
Ireland will play Scotland at Murrayfield in August next year in the first of their warm-up games for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The warm-up match against Scotland is scheduled for Saturday, August 6 and is the first of four scheduled games throughout that month before the Irish squad departs for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Read more
MP for Fermanagh South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew has called for the two main postal service providers that operate in Ireland to work together to improve the cross border postal service.
Ms Gildernew said: “Despite the fact we all live on one small island, postal consumers in the north face an average delivery time of between two and three working days when posting or receiving mail from the south.
“Urgent action must be taken to improve the speed, reliability and cost effectiveness of the cross-border postal service, which in turn could make a significant contribution to the ease at which business is carried out across the island, teh Sinn Fein MP said.
Monday, August 30th
FAI Ford Cup Fourth Round replays*
Limerick v Sporting Fingal
Jackman Park 7.45pm
Salthill Devon v Galway United
* Extra time and penalties, if required. In addition, please note that the draw for the quarter finals of the FAI Ford Cup will take place on August 30th and will be broadcast live on RTE’s MNS programme. Read more
Young drivers who transgress the law on learner permits will face new sanctions in court, including the imposition of a mandatory monitored “speed limiter” as well as a strict curfew, it has been revealed.
The penalties are being introduced for learner and inexperienced drivers caught speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or overtaking dangerously, offences currently punished by penalty points. Read more