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Crowd down for first time this week at Ballybrit

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The attendance was down at Ballybrit last evening, largely due to the inclement weather.
A crowd of 23 and a half thousand braved the rain, down 2,300 on Friday of last year.
The smaller crowd meant a smaller turnover for the tote and bookies but they still took in 1.7 million euro between them.
The bookies turnover of just over a million euro was 340 thousand down on last year while the tote turnover of 711 thousand was 25 thousand less than last year.
Although the incessant rain dampened spirits at times, there was a huge cheer for Tuam jockey Leigh Roche when he was first past the post on the Harry Rogers-trained Botanical Lady in the Arthur Guinness Handicap.
Among the well-known faces in the crowd yesterday was newscaster Siún Nic Gearailt.
Today the races revert to an afternoon meet and the first of the seven race card is at 2.35, with full coverage here on Galway Bay fm.

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Road resurfacing works to begin tomorrow evening on N6 Bothar na dTreabh

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Road resurfacing overlay works will commence on the N6 Bothar na dTreabh from Kirwan Junction to Tuam Road Junction tomorrow evening.

The works, carried out John Madden & Sons Ltd., acting on behalf of Galway City Council, will take place during the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am for a period of four weeks.

A Stop & Go system will be in operation during this time.

Road users are urged to use alternative routes to avoid delays and proceed with caution during this period as Traffic Management will be in operation at all times.

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National Tradesperson Check takes place in Galway tomorrow

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A national tradesperson check has been launched to help tradespeople focus on their health with Galway hosting one tomorrow.

Recent research has showed that while many are trying to be healthier, there is still room for improvement. Half say they don’t go for a regular health check up and 1 in 5 admit to working through illness so they don’t fall behind on a job.

The survey was carried out to the launch The Chadwicks Group annual National Tradesperson Check which provides customers with a free health check in branch in partnership with HealthWatch.

The health screenings cover; BMI, blood pressure, and finger-prick test gauging the total cholesterol and glucose of the patient.

Now in its second year, the National Tradesperson Check is taking place in 18 Chadwicks Group locations nationwide including Chadwicks, The Panelling Centre, Cork Builders Providers and Telfords for the month of October.

One of these locations is in Chadwicks Galway in Wellpark, with screenings scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, October 18th).

Customers can book their free NTC across the country by visiting Chadwicks.ie/NTC. Registration is simple and quick, and the health check takes just 15 minutes.*

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Concern over maintenance of N59 roadside vegetation in Connemara

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Connemara County Councillor has claimed that an abundance of trees, branches and bushes impinging on the N59 is putting people’s well-being and lives at risk.

Councillor Gerry King told this week’s meeting of the Municipal Authority that the N59 roadsides in Mayo were much better maintained than those in Connemara.

Councillor King instanced roadside growth between Clifden and Leenane as being a particularly serious problem given the heavy summer traffic.

He said that this stretch of the N. 59 had proven to be a problem area for accidents and that the roadside growth should have been cleared much earlier this year

Councillor King said this section of road contrasted badly with the well-controlled growth alongside the Mayo part of the N. 59 all the way to Ballina and beyond.

Senior Executive Engineer, Damian Mitchell told the meeting that Transport Infrastructure Ireland has a contract for the purpose of clearing roadside growth on the N. 59. On the broader issue, Mr Mitchell said that money for the cutting back of roadside growth comes from the road maintenance fund which is a limited amount of money.

Councillor King said that the roadside growth on the N. 59 was a health and safety issue and should be done in July rather than waiting until later in the year.

Máirtín Ó Catháin reporting from the Connemara Councillors meeting.

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