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Accurate Moloney in top form as Tynagh/Abbey coast home

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Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry's Thomas Gordon is challenged by Matt Donoghue of Moycullen during Saturday's senior hurling championship tie at Pearse Stadium. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 4-21

Moycullen 0-13

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.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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