Oughterard RFC President Norman Deacy pictured with the Bobby Deacy Memorial Cup, named after his late father, which Oughterard and his home club Galwegians compete for at various age grades annually.

Oughterard RFC bursting at the seams with new recruits

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon One of the fastest growing rugby clubs in Connacht – and, perhaps, the country – Oughterard RFC are now planning the next phase of their development in order to cater...
In his hair: Niall Ó Tuathail (left) attacked Cllr Billy Cameron over his hirsute views.

Hairy moment for Bald Billy as Soc Dem Niall’s mask slips

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The only political party more anonymous than Labour, and perhaps Renua, is the Social Democrats. And so, in a shameless effort to appear relevant, the...
Charlie Adley

Admitting you’re wrong is a sign of strength!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley Friendships are formed around fault lines. Relationships emerge from ravines of failure and vulnerability. Of course it’s easy to like the person whose constant happiness seems supported by endless success,...
St Thomas' full forward Sean Skehill shows his disappointment after their All-Ireland club semi-final loss to Ballyea of Clare in Thurles last Saturday. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

St. Thomas’ get stuck in the starting stalls at Semple

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT’S not difficult to imagine the over-riding emotion in the St Thomas’ camp this week – ‘if we could only play that match all over again’. Sadly, sport doesn’t work...
Anxious St Thomas supporters at the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-final against Ballyea at Semple Stadium, Thurles as their side suffered a narrow defeat.

Living life longer by embracing old age

A Different View by Dave O’Connell It doesn’t matter how old you grow, you always end up looking out at life through the same eyes – which means that it’s often only in the mirror...
Colm Keaveney, who moved from Labour to Fianna Fáil.

You will either sink or swim when you jump political ships

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com In the world of politics, jumping ship is a precarious enough undertaking. Most of the time the end result is more or less the same as walking...


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