What’s in the Leader this week?

In this week’s Longford Leader, we speak to a Rooskey family who are appealing to the HSE and the Minister for Health to give them assurances about the future of respite care for their four year old boy who has cerebral palsy. We talk to Michael Quinn who has returned from playing football in Australia and is back on home turf and playing for his native Killoe this weekend. We visit the beautiful grounds of Castle Forbes for the successful walk there to mark Heritage Week and to mark the start of the school year, the Leader visited Lanesboro to see how the new pupils were faring out on their first day of school.

It was a weekend of heartbreak for Longford Ladies who failed in their bid to make it through to the All-Ireland, falling foul to Armagh in the semi-finals. But there were celebrations in Newtowncashel as the local team won through the first round in this year’s Celebrity Bainisteoir TV challenge.

As usual, we have a full round-up of the Championship latest – including details this weekend’s replays.

Finally, the legend of the late Mattie Fox, the postman from Ballinalee, lives on in the new GPO Museum where the postman is honoured, not only for his forty years of service, but also for his contribution to the local community.