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Defiant Pearses push Portumna all the way

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 24-May-2011

Portumna 4-13

Padraig Pearses 1-13

Darren Kelly

in Ballinasloe

NINE points was the difference on Friday evening and Portumna emerged victorious in the Cooper’s Senior Hurling Championship but that was the only expected occurrence in this tie as Padraig Pearses carried the fight to the former champions and nearly delivered a stunning result.

With the scoreline poised at 2-12 to 1-12 entering the final two minutes, Portumna had to produce match winning goals from Andy Smith and Joe Canning, but this encounter was much tighter than they would have liked at Duggan Park.

The tone was set in the third minute when Cormac Ward split the posts to give Pearses the opening score in a game for which they were considered no hopers – Portumna were 1/100 favourites and many perceived that Pearses main target would be to keep the score down.

By the fifth minute, that opinion hadn’t changed as after levelling with a Niall Hayes point, Portumna struck for their first goal. Fergal Flannery’s puck out was aimed down the right channel but met an interception from Eoin Lynch. He kept the ball in play, sending back down the left flank towards a waiting Smith. Quickly, Smith turned and ran 40 yards at the Padraig Pearses defence to little resistance before he placed the ball past Flannery for a 1-1 to 0-1 lead.

It looked like Portumna would pull clear but Padraig Pearses responded within three minutes as a Cyril Donnellan hat-trick from play levelled the teams at 0-4 to 1-1. While the Ballymacward outfit were putting in much work, Portumna were taking their scores easier and had another 1-2 by the quarter hour.

First, Damien Hayes put them back in front before winning a free in the 14th minute. Canning made his presence felt from the resulting 20 metre free, hitting the roof of the net before adding another placed ball to put Portumna 2-3 to 0-4 ahead.

Normally teams wilt at this stage but Padraig Pearses’ great powers of resilience got them back to within two points by the 21st minute. Donnellan’s super first half display added two more points to bring his personal tally to five from play by the 19th minute before Tomas Flannery scored from a placed ball.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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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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