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Canning emerges as a major doubt for hurlers debut

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Date Published: 26-May-2011

STEPHEN GLENNON

THE injury crisis which has been stalking Galway hurlers all year has taken another turn for the worse as they could be without a number of their ace marksmen – Joe Canning, Iarla Tannian and Ger Farragher – when they face Westmeath in their Leinster quarter-final in Mullingar on Saturday, June 4.

Tannian will definitely miss the opening rounds of the Leinster championship with a broken thumb, while Farragher (knee) and Canning (hamstring) are in a race to be fit for the clash with the Midlanders on the first Saturday of June.

Farragher lined out for his club Castlegar on Wednesday night in the county championship and the team management will have kept their fingers crossed that the experienced midfielder/forward didn’t suffer a setback in their 2-22 to 3-7 heavy defeat to St. Thomas’.

These are not Galway’s only injury concerns. Fellow attacker Damien Hayes (knee) is also struggling, but the management are hopeful that he will be fit for the opening test, while David Collins (dead leg) and Eanna Ryan (hand) have also been nursing knocks sustained in the local club championships.

To compound matters, two other Galway players have just been released from the squad due to injury – defender Ciaran O’Donovan, who fractured his shoulder blade in Athenry’s defeat to Mullagh in the senior club championship at the weekend, and Sarsfields’ Kerril Wade.

Former minor and U-21 star Wade had only been recalled to the panel in the past month, but has been unable to shake off a quad and knee injury in this time which has prevented the attacker from doing any training.

“I am sorry for both players,” said McIntyre. “Ciaran picked up a shoulder injury that will, most likely, see him out of action for the entire summer, while it could be another three weeks before Kerril is able to resume full training and our championship campaign will be well underway by then. It is just desperate timing for the two players concerned.”

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

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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