Date Published: 26-May-2011
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.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.