Carlow News

Clean-cut Ollie calls time on his head-banging days

Ollie's son Keelan lends a helping hand
“THEY tell me I never looked so well and that it takes about ten years off me,” quipped Ollie Kenna, a few days after he had his hair and beard shaved off in aid of Irish Autism Action. The brave...

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University for Carlow still on the cards

IT CARLOW could be transformed into a university within three years, according to a report that was published yesterday (Monday)....

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 12:54pm Read More

Gentle Carlow dog hopes to win top-dog title

Annie and her owner Mary Boylan
FROM the pound to a princess, a Carlow dog is vying for the ‘Nose of Tralee’ title. Annie, a gorgeous,...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 12:52pm Read More

National News

Families evacuated as viable explosive made safe in Kildare residential area

The Army Bomb Disposal Team have made safe an explosive device in Kildare this evening. The device was found in a residential area near Townparks in Athy.The area was cordoned off, local roads were closed and residents were evacuated from...

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‘All we want to do is bring him home’ says twin brother of Limerick man found dead in US

The heartbroken twin brother of a Limerick man killed in a suspected domestic incident in his home in North Carolina,...

Tuesday, 04/08/15 - 10:14pm Read More

Campaign hopes to end ‘Catholics first’ school enrolment policies

A new campaign is underway to prevent schools with religious patronage from turning away children on the basis of not...

Tuesday, 04/08/15 - 8:02pm Read More


Tuesday’s TV tips

The Five-Year Engagement (Film4, 9.00pm) Love hurts, though not too badly, in Nicholas Stoller’s romantic comedy about a doe-eyed couple whose rose-tinted dreams of marital bliss are undone by the pressures of everyday life. Penned by leading man Jason Segel...

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WATCH: Cilla Black joked about dying this year at last year’s Baftas

Always seen to crack a joke, Cilla Black was on top form at last year’s BAFTA award ceremony.The star was...

Tuesday, 04/08/15 - 4:02pm Read More

Love/Hate actress Susan Loughane victim of holiday scam

Love/Hate star Susan Loughane was set to escape the rain and jet-off to Portugal tomorrow, when she discovered she had...

Tuesday, 04/08/15 - 2:26pm Read More

Carlow Sport

Five things to look forward to this weekend

Fermanagh's Tomas Corrigan will look to give Dublin some problems this weekend
By Darragh Bermingham All Ireland Football quarter-finals This weekend will see two All Ireland football quarter-finals take place, with Kerry facing Kildare and Dublin going up against Fermanagh. Dublin may be the odds-on favourites in the latter game, with some...

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Hurling championship finely balanced after second round of fixtures

Naomh Brid's Cathal Coughlan gets to grips with Diarmuid Byrne of Mount Leinster Rangers during Friday evening's senior hurling championship clash at Netwatch Cullen Park Photo: Michael O'Rourke
By Kieran Murphy AFTER two series of games, the senior hurling championship is finely balanced with all six teams having...

Thursday, 30/07/15 - 1:30pm Read More

Vote at juvenile AGM described as “farce”

By John Foley SCENES at last week’s AGM of the Carlow juvenile soccer league have been called “a bit of...

Thursday, 30/07/15 - 1:28pm Read More

National Sport

Mayo select unchanged side for Donegal quarter-final

By Stephen BarryNo surprises from the Mayo team announcement tonight, as joint-managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly keep the faith with the same 15 that hammered Sligo by 26 points.The Connacht champions scored 4-17 the last time they faced Donegal...

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Athletics governing body refutes ‘sensationalist and confusing’ doping allegations

Allegations that international athletics officials turned a blind eye to suspicious blood tests involving hundreds of athletes have been strenuously...

Tuesday, 04/08/15 - 10:02pm Read More

WATCH: Gareth Bale scores a screamer against old club in friendly

By Stephen BarryWe’re not sure that Tottenham fans have ever recovered from losing goal-scoring sensation Gareth Bale to Real Madrid...

Tuesday, 04/08/15 - 9:51pm Read More