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Bish and Jes crews to settle old score from 30 years ago

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St. Josephs College The Bish Crew 1984

THE schoolboy crews from the Bish and Jes raced each other on the 1984 summer circuit many times with the Jes winning the first half of most races, but the Bish coming out on top when it mattered coming across the finish line.

In 1983, the Bish went on to secure the Irish National Championships and were selected to represent Ireland at the Home Internationals where they narrowly beat St Paul’s from England by two feet in the final.

However, the Jes had their day earlier in the winter when their coach Billy Lawless hosted the Shamrock games with invited USA crews racing on the Menlo straight. On that occasion. the Jes got the better of the newly formed Bish crew, but as they say , that was 1983.

Galway Rowing Club entered a Junior 8 towards the close of the season and if they had more time together as a crew it could have upset the record.

From these three Galway based crews followed another Junior championships win in 1985, a mix of Junior and Senior Home Internationals medals, three Henley medals, a USA championship, two Junior World Championship representations, three U23 World Championship representations, three Lightweight World Championships representations, seven intermediate championships and three Elite Championships – a wealth of talent who have remained in contact and often reminisce of glory days gone by.

To settle who was the greatest of all, the Bish 8+ have offered to re-row the 1984 Anderson Trophy race 30 years later at the close of Galway Regatta which is being held this Sunday, June 15, on the Menlo Straight, boating from NUIG grounds in Dangan.

The Jes have accepted the challenge and will fly in from near and far to put the record straight with Galway Rowing Club currently considering the challenge. The event is a fundraiser to help today’s crews make new records and currently the rivalry of 1983 and years gone by is alive and well with the Bish and Jes both currently in the hunt for national titles and will go head to head on Sunday for the coveted Anderson Trophy.

A great day is promised and both clubs ask all past members and friends of the Bish and Jes to come along on the day to witness an age old rivalry being  addressed and settled – for the crews of 1984 at least.

The invitational 1984 re match will take place at 2pm followed by the current day race for the Anderson Trophy which sees the Bish Junior 16 crew line out against their older club mates and the Jes in what promises to be a great race at 5.20pm.

All family, friends and supporters are invited to attend and to show your colours on the day – blue or maroon?!

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Galway Youths advance to Interleague knockout stages

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Galway’s Piotrik Symonski celebrates his goal with Gussi Khumula in the 4-0 win over the Clare League. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Galway League 4

Clare League 0

Local Soccer Wrap with Mike Rafferty

 Three up at the break, the home side were always in command of this FAI Youth Inter-League group game in Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday night as the victory allowed them to advance to the knockout stages of the competition.

Having previously defeated the Limerick League in an away contest and with Clare having drawn with the Treaty outfit, the tag of favourites rested comfortably with the home side.

For the duration they were the better side as Oisin Coyne, Ethan McCauley and Ryan Mill bossed the midfield exchanges with their silky touches, while Evan Moran and Gussi Khumula provided plenty of attacking options from the wide positions.

The home side made the perfect start when impressive striker Piotrik Symonski beat three players in a strong run before finishing with the calmness of someone who knew what he was doing. Evan Moran then added two more before the break, before substitute Charlie Quinn sealed the outcome with the fourth on the resumption.

Galway League: Babonos, Nylain, Tolin, Keady, Diana, Coyne, Khumula, McCauley, Symonski, Mill, Moran.

Clare League: Kilker, McCillick, Fitzpatrick, Kantecht, McNamara, Byrne, O’Halloran, Hanrahan, Hassett, McDonagh, Wallace.

Referee: Gary Small.

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

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Greenfields shuttle their way into last four of Irish Trophy

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The Corinthians U-14 squad pictured after their thrilling game against Creggs last weekend. From left: Georgia Farrell, Emma Leica, Ivy Delport, Molly Howard, Ella Rose Starr, Siun Lyons, Eimear O'Neill, Laura Barry, Lauren Johnston Lynch, Katelyn Flanagan, Izzy McWeeney, and Aoife Denby.

Greenfields 2

Randalstown 2

Greenfields won 3-1 on penalty shuttles

Greenfields Hockey Club are through to the semi-finals of this season’s Irish Hockey Trophy after a penalty shootout win over Randalstown of Antrim in their quarter-final meeting in Dangan last Saturday.

The visitors started on the front foot, and had the experienced Greenfields defence of Tara Melvin, Suran Tierney, Ailish Walsh and Anna Boyce under pressure in the first quarter, dominating possession and territory in the first five minutes and forcing Greenfields to soak up a lot of pressure.

The Greenfields defence held firm, however, and were well marshalled by goalkeeper Deirdre Corcoran, and it was the home team though who were first to score on the counter-attack. A flowing move from the back resulted in possession in midfield with Ruth Clifford who passed right to Izzy Howard and her through ball found right winger Zara O’Toole.

O’Toole showed blistering pace down the right sideline and her weighted pass to Charlotte Elliot beat the last Randalstown defender and Elliott slotted the ball home superbly beyond the advancing Randalsdown’s goalkeeper Trish Neil for the only score of the quarter.

The second quarter was an equally tight contest with both teams enjoying some good goal scoring chances. Alexandra Graham for Randalstown in midfield was proving a real handful, dictating play and she set up a number of chances for Randalstown, but the Greenfields defence dealt with anything that came their way, bolstered by the experienced Corcoran.

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

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Connacht set to mix and match for Challenge Cup encounter with Newcastle

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Connacht flanker Cian Prendergast leading this attack against Benetton during Saturday's United Rugby Championship tie at the Sportsground. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

IN a way, it is hard to know what to make of Connacht’s bonus-point win over Treviso last weekend, a result that keeps them in the hunt for a top-eight finish in the URC and qualification for both the league play-offs, and possibly the European Champions Cup.

No-one in their right mind wants to lose a game, but it leaves the province with decision to make as they take a break from regular league action this weekend to take on Newcastle Falcons on Saturday in the European Challenge Cup in the Sportsground (5.30pm).

Connacht’s Jekyll & Hyde start to the season – four wins in nine games and just three bonus points – means they have work to do to make the upper echelons of their own league, but achieving that is very much in reach, as they are ‘just’ three points off the pace at the half-way stage in the league.

It also means that they can’t go full-tilt at Europe, and they are clearly accepting that themselves: although the squad for Saturday won’t be announced until lunch-time the day before, Connacht have already confirmed that Finlay Bealham, Dave Heffernan, and Cian Prendergast will be absent as part of an IRFU protocol requiring all international players to sit out two games from the block of nine following the resumption of club action after the November internationals.

“There is healthy competition for selection, we have a few internationals away on holidays as well, so it does open it up to the squad, and it opens up to a squad that has been training well and has been training hard,” scrum-coach Colm Tucker said this week.

“You have to manage guys through the season, it is something last year that towards the end of the season, guys were a bit banged up, so we are very focused on that this year in terms of managing loads on players, so I think you will see some familiar faces out there mixed with some new faces, which is very positive for us,” he said.

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

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