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Controversial penalty decision sinks a battling Mervue United

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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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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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