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Controversial penalty decision sinks a battling Mervue United

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2011

Waterford Utd 1

Mervue United 0

MERVUE United suffered their fifth defeat of the campaign as they lost out narrowly to Waterford Utd at the RSC in the Airtricity First Division last Friday night.

A hotly disputed second half penalty gave the home side all three points as Mervue finished the game with ten men. Conor Sinnott grabbed the only goal of the match from the penalty spot after Eric Browne was adjudged to have fouled Keith Quinn, with Browne receiving a straight red.

Johnny Glynn’s side started brightly and should have taken a third minute lead when Mike Tierney played in Rory Gaffney, but the striker saw his low effort well saved by Waterford keeper Kevin Burns at his near post.

Waterford’s David Breen headed the home side’s first chance over five minutes later and the same player came close on 23 minutes when he met a Gary Dunphy cross from the right but fired over the crossbar once again.

Three minutes later and the home side were off target again as Gary Keane saw his flicked header clear Ger Hanley’s crossbar from a Keith Quinn delivery. Mervue’s John Mountney then had a good chance but he pulled his shot wide.

Breen then headed another effort over following a flowing Waterford move involving Dunphy, Dempsey and Sinnott on the stroke of half time.

On the resumption, Kevin Crehan found himself in space at the back post but he could only drill his effort into the side netting, while Gaffney pulled another effort wide following a good run on 53 minutes.

The only goal of the game arrived 11 minutes into the half, and it was one which left the visitors a little aggrieved. Quinn raced into the box and as he was about to shoot, Eric Browne made what looked like a saving tackle to prevent the winger from scoring, but referee Keith Callanan saw it differently and awarded a penalty and showed the defender a straight red. Sinnott made no mistake from the spot, sending Hanley the wrong way.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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