Pictured at the meeting of the recent Burren Lowlands group in Gort were (back) Colm Rogers, Karen O'Neill, Deirdre Holmes, Francis Walsh, Teresa Mannion, Ed Somerville, Sean O'Donovan. Front: Rena McAllen, Fiona O'Driscoll (Chairperson), Helen Fallon, Sr. de Lourdes Fahy and Teresa Butler (Project Manager). Photo: Mary Ford Flaherty.

Body drives motorway business

Steps are underway to develop the town of Gort into a motorway stop-off point – after local claims that Oranmore, Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan, as well as Gort itself, have suffered since the opening of...

Garda station closures leave county exposed

Large swathes of County Galway are without a Garda presence leading to fears of a crime wave in rural areas. New figures obtained by The Connacht Tribune reveal that 16 rural Garda stations in Galway...

There’s really no such thing as the perfect time to score

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Living a mere 100 per cent is never enough for footballers; you have to dig deep and find that extra ten per cent within your metaphorical locker to make...

Farmers struggle to make ends meet in the west

FARMING continues to be a financial struggle for landowners in the western region due mainly to smaller farm size, poor soils, and an unsuitability for adaptation to the more lucrative dairying enterprise, the latest...
Galway football captain Damian Comer, Una and Pat McDonagh of Supermac', and Galway hurling captain David Burke at the announcement of Supermac's and Galway GAA's five-year sponsorship deal at the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Tipperary in serious trouble after awful day at the Gaelic Grounds

Inside Track with John McIntyre Sometimes, all it takes is one bad match for a team’s season to nearly implode. Tipperary hurlers – second favourites behind Galway to win the All-Ireland title ahead of their...
Galway defender Gearóid McInerney in action against Kilkenny's Walter Walsh in the 2016 Leinster final, the last time the teams met in the championship.

Time perfect for Galway to reinforce hurling’s new order

THE statistics from 19 previous championship meetings between Galway and Kilkenny since 1992 make for grim reading. The Tribesmen have only won three – the 2001 and ’05 All-Ireland semi-finals, and the 2012 Leinster...


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