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Roving Leader - Longford athletic club star 'aiming high'

Nelvin Appiah is a Longford athlete aiming for Olympic high jump glory, not an unobtainable target by any means.

Born and raised in Co Longford, Nelvin comes from Ghanian ancestry.

Nelvin told the Leader, “I go to school in Moyne.

“My parents are Ghanian, but I have lived ...

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GALLERY| Clondra welcomes the Ray D'Arcy show

The people of Longford welcomed the Ray D'Arcy show late last week, as part of RTÉ radio one's Hidden Heartlands promotional tour. 

Broadcasting live from Richmond Harbour, on Wednesday, July 10, Ray interviewed Aslan before their stellar performance at Longford summer festival ...

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Longford Cllr raises concern at issues listed in RTÉ greyhound programme

Department of Agriculture bosses and animal welfare representatives are facing mounting calls at a local level to ensure it upholds the highest standards in care following a well documented RTÉ programme last week, writes Liam Cosgrove.

The RTÉ Investigates programme, raised ...

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Longford SFC: Killoe assert superiority over Carrickedmond in the second half rn rn

Killoe Emmet Og . . . 1-13     Carrickedmond . . . 0-9

Quinn made no mistake in shooting to the net in the 43rd minute to give Emmet Og a one point lead after they trailed by 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time. They went on to win by the comfortable margin of seven points in the finish ...

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Longford GAA results scoreboard

The Mulleady Group Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Fri, 19 Jul, Venue: Clonbonny, (Round 1), Ballymahon 0-15 Cashel 1-4 Sat, 20 Jul, Venue: Pairc na nGael, (Round 1), St. Brigid's (Killashee) 1-4 Sean Connollys 1-10 The Mulleady Group Intermediate Football Championship Group ...

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Deaths in Longford - Sunday, July 21, 2019 - evening

Matthew (Mattie) Fox, Kenagh, Longford The death occurred, on Sunday, July 21 of Matthew (Mattie) Fox, Kenagh, Longford. Funeral arrangements to be announced.

Christina (Crissie) Flood (née McGrath), St Patrick's Terrace, Edgeworthstown, Longford The death occurred, ...

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Longford SFC: Clonguish finish the stronger to defeat Dromard rn

Clonguish . . .  0-12    Dromard . . . 0-10

Credit to Clonguish who never gave up and the introduction of David Barden approaching the midway mark in the second half sparked them into life as they went on to outscore Dromard by six points to one during the remainder of the ...

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WATCH | Superb Shane Lowry claims The Open Championship title

Shane Lowry has won The Open Championship at Royal Portrush with a stunning final round in at times atrocious conditions. 

The moment that sealed it for Shane Lowry, a dream turned into reality for the Irishman #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/QbsgNbGtW6

So many ...

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Demand for Minister to intervene in Longford Bord na Móna jobs crisis

Trade union Unite today (Sunday) has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, to intervene in the crisis at Bord na Móna following the breakdown of talks between management and unions regarding the company’s announcement ...

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Longford Darkness Into Light Walk raises a huge €22,100 for Pieta

On behalf of the local organising committee, Lorraine Nash, said, “Pieta House together with The Darkness into Light Committee, Longford would like to thank the people of Longford for their support, donations, and those who sponsored us by providing refreshments or services.

“We had ...

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Longford Slashers and Colmcille finish all square in cracking contest rn

Colmcille . . . 2-12     Longford Slashers . . . 2-12

Inspired by a fine goal from Andrew Kelly just before the break to trail by just the minimum of margins (1-6 to 1-5), the resolute Slashers side just refused to accept defeat and had a glorious chance of winning this ...

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Longford man fined for no tax

Michael Stokes, 61 Springlawn, Longford was stopped by gardaí on September 12 2018 at Springlawn, Longford by Garda Martin McGowan.

The court was told the incident occurred at 4:45pm when Mr Stokes was pulled in driving a 12’ registered car.

It was also revealed the tax on ...

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Van driver on three year disqualification stopped by Longford Gardaí while driving and operating mobile phone

The Longford Roads Policing Unit this morning stopped a van driver who was operating a mobile phone while driving and subsequently discovered the driver was serving a three year driving disqualification.

The driver will appear at a future court sitting.

The @GardaTraffic twitter ...

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All Longford golf fans rooting for Shane Lowry today as he bids to create history at Royal Portrush

Golf fans across the island are cheering on Shane Lowry today as he bids to create history at Royal Portrush.

A special moment for @ShaneLowryGolf He sets the low 54-hole record at The Open Championship. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/4BWyC9Lz7J

The Offaly man takes a four shot lead ...

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Listen | Longford swimmer Darragh Greene 'happy' to achieve Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification time

Longford's Darragh Greene admitted he was 'happy' to be Ireland’s first swimmer to go inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification time at the 2019 FINA World Championships in the heats of the 100m Breaststroke in Gwangju, South Korea.

However, despite smashing the Irish record, ...

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Longford SFC: Mullinalaghta much too strong for gallant Granard rn rn

Mullinalaghta St Columba’s . . . 1-20     St Mary’s Granard . . . 1-6

It was always going to be extremely difficult for Granard who were missing seven players (through injury and unavailability) including their star man Darren Gallagher. Five players made their senior ...

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Deaths in Longford - Sunday, July 21, 2019

Christina (Crissie) Flood (née McGrath), St Patrick's Terrace, Edgeworthstown, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Mullingar General Hospital, on Saturday, July 20 of Christina (Crissie) Flood (née McGrath), St Patrick's ...

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Darragh Greene smashes Irish record and secures Olympic qualification time at FINA World Championships in South Korea

Darragh Greene became Ireland’s first swimmer to go inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification time at the 2019 FINA World Championships as he set a new Irish Record in the heats of the 100m Breaststroke in Gwangju, South Korea today.   Greene had been under the time at the LEN ...

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WATCH| Plenty of 'get up and go' at the Granard Agri show

Day one of the Granard Agricultural show commenced yesterday, July 20, in what was the 68th annual event. 

The action kicked off bright and early with plenty to do and see, such as many of the new introductions to the show this year. One such introduction was the cow and calf ...

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Deaths in Longford - Saturday, July 20, 2019 - evening

Christina (Crissie) Flood (née McGrath), St Patrick's Terrace, Edgeworthstown, Longford The death occurred, peacefully, in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Mullingar General Hospital, on Saturday, July 20 of Christina (Crissie) Flood (née McGrath), St Patrick's ...

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Public protest against Longford Bord na Móna job losses due to take place in Lanesboro

A public protest against Bord na Móna job losses at Mountdillon, Co Longford will take place on Monday, July 22 at 7.30pm at the bridge in Lanesboro. 

Workers, with the support of unions, are organising the protest.

Talks between unions and Bord an Móna management ...

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