A 21-year-old Ballynacargy man, from Carrig Mór housing estate, who was aged 17 when he was involved in what was described as a”horrendous” arson and stabbing attack on a man in his mid 20s at Coolcor, Rhode, Co. Offaly on 7 September, 2015, was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last week.
As the death of movie legend Sean Connery (aged 90) was announced at his home in the Bahamas last Saturday, 31 October, Topic talked to Stan McCormack, from Kilbeggan, about his Westmeath connections.
The achievement of Mullingar screen star Niamh Algar, in receiving nominations for four IFTA awards and winning two is not only a first ever in the history of the event, but also a first-time-ever for a local actress.
“It was just brilliant. The teams I played against and the players I played with and against, it has just been a privilege to wear the Westmeath jersey,” said Brendan Murtagh as he reflected on over 20 years playing with Westmeath.