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Clarke’s goal seals deal for Mullagh in a dour group battle

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Date Published: 24-May-2011

Mullagh 1-12

Athenry 0-11

STEPHEN GLENNON

IN LOUGHREA

A tally of 1-1 from Mullagh substitute Tony Clarke midway through the second half against a youthful Athenry outfit not only secured Padraig Donohue’s men a third consecutive senior hurling championship win but, more importantly, it cemented their place in the knockout phase in the Autumn.

In a contest that was more about perspiration than inspiration, Mullagh had edged into a 0-10 to 0-8 lead by the time Clarke – introduced just moments earlier – struck for the game’s only goal on 45 minutes.

Following a defensive pile-up, which resulted in Galway defender Ciaran O’Donovan having to be withdrawn with a fractured shoulder blade, the sliotar squirted out to the grateful Clarke and he made no mistake in dispatching his effort from close range.

Within a couple of minutes, Clarke added a point and, all of a sudden, Mullagh were 1-11 to 0-8 to the good heading into the closing minutes of what can only be described as a drab contest.

In fairness, the windy conditions were not really conducive to crisp hurling, while the stop-start nature of the match – both teams gave away some very cheap frees – also detracted from the tie as a spectacle.

In any event, Mullagh will be by far the happier of the two sides this week, having outscored their opponents 1-5 to 0-3 in the second period. Indeed, 1-4 of that total was tallied, unanswered, in the first 17 minutes of the half and this, crucially, was where the game was won and lost.

For their part, Athenry will be pondering on what they could have done differently. They had led 0-8 to 0-7 at the interval, after putting in a solid first half showing. By the end of the first quarter, Joe Rabbitte’s men led 0-5 to 0-3, compliments of scores from the extremely lively Conor Cannon (2) and James Divilly (3).

Athenry had played some good hurling in this time, but Mullagh, who had early efforts from Cathal Dervan (2) and Finian Coone, then cranked it up a level and hit four points through Coone and Dervan (three frees) to take the lead, 0-7 to 0-5, by the 24th minute.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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