TYNAGH/Abbey-Duniry maintained their unbeaten record in the hurling championship with a pillar to post success in this Senior B Group 2 contest at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening.
Twelve points up at the break, Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry continued to build on their advantage on the resumption and with little resistance provided by Moycullen, they maintained their superiority until the long final whistle.
Following a win over Athenry and a draw with Abbeyknockmoy in their opening two games, they have now taken control at the top of the group, while for Moycullen, the outcome was hugely disappointing.
Going into this this game, they were unbeaten following draws with Abbeyknockmoy and Ardrahan, but on this occasion Moycullen never got out of the starting blocks. A dual club, almost half of the side are involved with the football team also and that means action on alternative weekends – and even at this stage that schedule is beginning to take its toll as a number of players who featured were carrying knocks from the previous week’s football win over Caltra.
However, this could not be seen as an excuse for what turned out to be a comprehensive Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry win as they enjoyed the upper hand from the opening exchanges. Just the opening quarter could be seen as competitive, but once Michéal Dervan set up Thomas Gordon for their opening goal on 17 minutes, it allowed them to open a gap that just grew as the minutes ticked away.
Subsequently, Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry added 1-7 before the break as opposed to just two points for Moycullen, ensuring the outcome was already decided as they led by 2-11 to 0-5.
Thery were equally proficient on the resumption with another similiar tally, with Shane Moloney contributing an impressive 2-10, with 2-4 of that coming from play.
Working his way back from injury, Paul Killeen might have only seen some fleeting moments of county action during the summer, but on this occasion he gave every indication that he heading back to the impressive standards he previously set. Outstanding at right half back, a number of his interceptions were timely, while his deliveries were crucial in setting up a number of scores for a lively attack.
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Galway to complete vaccine roll-out by end of the summer
On the first anniversary of Covid-19’s deadly arrival into Ireland, the head of the Saolta hospital group has predicted that all who want the vaccine will have received it by the end of the summer.
Tony Canavan, CEO of the seven public hospitals, told the Connacht Tribune that the HSE was planning to set up satellite centres from the main vaccination hub at the Galway Racecourse to vaccinate people on the islands and in the most rural parts of the county.
While locations have not yet been signed up, the HSE was looking at larger buildings with good access that could be used temporarily to carry out the vaccination programme over a short period.
“We do want to reach out to rural parts of the region instead of drawing in people from the likes of Clifden and over from the islands. The plan is to set up satellites from the main centre, sending out small teams out to the likes of Connemara,” he explained.
“Ideally we’d run it as close as possible to the same time that the main centres are operating once that is set up. Communication is key – if people know we’re coming, it will put people’s minds at rest.”
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Galway meteorologist enjoying new-found fame in the sun!
Growing up in Galway where four seasons in a day is considered a soft one, Linda Hughes always had a keen interest in the weather.
But unlike most Irish people, instead of just obsessing about it, she actually went and pursued it as a career.
The latest meteorologist to appear on RTE’s weather forecasts hails from Porridgtown, Oughterard, and brings with her an impressive background in marine forecasting.
She spent six years in Aerospace and Marine International in Aberdeen, Scotland, which provides forecasts for the oil and gas industry.
The 33-year-old was a route analyst responsible for planning routes for global shipping companies. She joined the company after studying experimental physics in NUIG and doing a masters in applied meteorology in Redding in the UK.
“My job was to keep crews safe and not lose cargo by picking the best route to get them to their destination as quickly as possibly but avoiding hurricanes, severe storms,” she explains.
“It was a very interesting job, I really enjoyed it but it was very stressful as you were dealing with bad weather all the time because there’s always bad weather in some part of the world.”
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Her family are understandably calling her their miracle mum – because an 81 year old great-great-grandmother from Galway has bounced back from Covid-19, a stroke, heart failure and brain surgery since Christmas…to return hale and hearty, to her own home.
But Mary Quinn’s family will never forget the trauma of the last three months, as the Woodford woman fought back against all of the odds from a series of catastrophic set-backs.
The drama began when Mary was found with a bleed on her brain on December 16. She was admitted to Portiuncula Hospital, and transferred to Beaumont a day later where she underwent an emergency procedure – only to then suffer a stroke.
To compound the crisis, while in Beaumont, she contracted pneumonia, suffered heart failure and developed COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – the inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.
“Christmas without mom; things did not look good,” said her daughter Catherine Shiel.
But the worst was still to come – because before Mary was discharged, she contracted Covid-19.
Read Mary’s full, heart-warming story in this week’s Connacht Tribune, on sale in shops now – or download the digital edition from www.connachttribune.ie