News Update: 20 June

Patrick Conboy takes a look at some of the main stories in this week’s edition of the Longford Leader.

Four children have been hospitalised following an E.Coli outbreak in two Co Longford crèches this week. The HSE emphisised there is no evidence that the bacteria originated from the facilties and added that children showing symtoms of infection should stay away from crèches until they have made a full recovery.

Newtowncashel GFC will be one of the featured teams in the new series of the popular ‘Celebrity Bainisteoir’ TV series. Club Chairman, Mick Casey says the identity of the personality taking charge of the Co Longford side will remain a closely-guarded secret until next month.

In sport, Longford face Derry on Saturday week in the All-Ireland Qualifiers, Longford Ladies’ manager Diane O’Hora talks to the Leader ahead of the team’s appearance in the Leinster Intermediate Football Championship final this weekend, and last Sunday’s clash between Clonguish and Mullinalaghta in Division One of the Longford Leader All County Football League ended all square