Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

CITY TRIBUNE

A terrific medal haul for pair of talented athletes

Published

on

Brendan McDonnell, GCH, Galway 1500m champion.

DAY one of the 2018 Galway Track and Field Senior/Masters Championships was held in perfect conditions last Thursday, with a large turnout across the various events held at the Dangan track, NUI Galway.

There were some impressive performances on the evening, notably by Katie O’Donoghue of Craughwell AC who claimed an four senior titles –  the long jump in a PB of 4.92m, javelin, shot putt and the 100m hurdles. Michael Breathnach of GCH also had a successful first day as he claimed triple gold – winning the 110m hurdles, javelin, and long jump.

On the track, Conor Duggan of Craughwell looked impressive on his return to action, winning the Galway senior 100m in 11.20. Conor Naylor of NUI Galway took the 400m crown in 53.31, while Ciara Barry of NUI Galway ran strongly to claim both the women’s 100m and 400m titles.

In the distance events, Brendan McDonnell of GCH and Sinead Gaffney of Craughwell took the 1500m titles respectively, while Seamus Leddy of GCH and Fiona Doughan of Athenry AC claimed the 3000m Walk golds. In the field, Brendan Staunton of GCH took gold in the shot putt.

Irish Schools

The Irish Schools Championships will be held on Saturday in Tullamore, with many Galway athletes competing for medals in what is probably the most competitive event on the athletics calendar.

Contenders for National honours at Junior level will include Emma Moore of Presentation Athenry in the 800m, and St Enda’s Uyi Agbonayinma in either the 200m or 800m. At minor level, Galway’s hopes rest with the likes of Ava McKeon of AM Ballinasloe, Darragh Jennings of Carraroe, Callum Healy from Presentation Athenry, and St Mary’s Joshua Osifo. In the field events, Jade Moorehead and Lukas Schukat, both of Presentation College, Athenry will be among those who will be going for glory.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

CITY TRIBUNE

Elective surgeries cancelled at UHG as overcrowding continues

Published

on

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Some non-urgent elective surgeries are being cancelled at UHG in a bid to tackle severe overcrowding at the city hospital.

It follows the issuing of a warning from the Saolta Hospital Group that the emergency department is extremely busy and there is ongoing pressure on bed availability.

General Manager at UHG, Chris Kane, says over 500 people presented at the hospital on Monday and Tuesday.

She says the overcrowding situation is very serious, particularly in relation to the ED, the Surgical Unit and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit.

Members of the public are urged to only attend the hospital in the case of emergency, and contact their GP or out-of-hours service if their health problem is not urgent.

Saolta is also reminding the public that the Injury Unit at Roscommon University Hospital is open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, to treat adults and children over 5.

Speaking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks, Chris Kane said the current level of patients presenting is extremely high and “unusual” for this time of year.

She also noted there’s also been a rise in patients being treated for Covid-19, including in the ICU.

Continue Reading

CITY TRIBUNE

Mercury hit 30°C for Galway City’s hottest day in 45 years

Published

on

From this week’s Galway City Tribune –

Wednesday was the hottest day in the city over the past 45 years when with a high of 30.1 Celsius being recorded at the NUI Galway Weather Station.

The highest temperature ever recorded in the city dates back to June 30, 1976, when the late Frank Gaffney had a reading of 30.5° Celsius at his weather station in Newcastle.

Pharmacists and doctors have reported a surge in people seeking treatment for sunburn.

A Status Yellow ‘high temperature warning’ from Met Éireann – issued on Tuesday – remains in place for Galway and the rest of the country until 9am on Saturday morning.

It will be even hotter in the North Midlands, where a Status Orange temperature warning is in place.

One of the more uncomfortable aspects of our current heatwave has been the above average night-time temperatures and the high humidity levels – presenting sleeping difficulties for a lot of people.
This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see this week’s Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

Continue Reading

CITY TRIBUNE

Property Tax hike voted down in Galway City

Published

on

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A proposal to boost Galway City Council coffers by half a million euro every year by increasing Local Property Tax (LPT) did not receive the support of city councillors.

Councillor Peter Keane (FF) failed to get a seconder at this week’s local authority meeting for his motion to increase the LPT payable on Galway City houses by 5%.

Cllr Keane said that the increase would net the Council €500,000 every year, which could be spent evenly on services across all three electoral wards.

It would be used to fund services and projects city councillors are always looking for, including a proposal by his colleague Cllr Imelda Byrne for the local authority to hire additional staff for city parks.

The cost to the taxpayer – or property owner – would be minimal, he insisted.

“It would mean that 90% of households would pay 37 cent extra per week,” he said.

Not one of the 17 other elected members, including four party colleagues, would second his motion and so it fell.

Another motion recommending no change in the current rate of LPT in 2022 was passed by a majority.
This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see this week’s Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending