Date Published: 19-Aug-2008
Excitement is mounting in Athenry in advance of local sprinter Paul Hessions’ bid to make the Olympic final of the men’s 200 metre in Bei-jing today.
Athenry’s athletic hero might not hear the cheers and cries which will ring out this afternoon around the fields of Athenry when he runs in the men’s 200m semi-final, but neighbours, friends and colleagues in Athenry Athletic Club are with him all the way, willing him to secure a place in tomorrow’s Olympic final.
In the build-up to the big moment at 2.25 (Irish time) this afternoon, members of Athenry Athletic Club, along with Paul’s neighbours and friends are gathering in Dan’s Bar, North Gate Street, Athenry, from 2 p.m onwards to watch Paul’s semi-final race, on a big screen.
Athenry people, working in the city, are invited to join other members of Athenry Athletic Club for the thrilling race in a special get-together too at the Huntsman’s Bar from 2 p.m. onwards.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.