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Devon fall to their heaviest defeat of the season

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Date Published: 25-Apr-2011

Salthill Devon 1

Cork City 5

Salthill Devon suffered their heaviest defeat of the season when early league leaders Cork City put five past them in Drom on Friday afternoon.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute, but by that stage were three goals to the good, and they went on to add another two, with Devon’s sole reply coming from Ciprian Straut from the penalty spot.

Kevin O’Regan was refereeing in the Airtricity Leaguer for the first time, and he had a busy debut, awarding three penalties and brandishing one red card in what was an incident-packed game that was a slow-burner to start with.

Devon more than matched their visitors in the opening half, and looked to be heading into the break on level terms but the Leesiders struck twice in the space of three minutes just before half-time to take complete control of the game.

The opener came in the 40th minute when Greg O’Halloran got on the end of Gearoid Morrissey’s free-kick, and the home side were still reeling when City added a second two minutes later, Davin O’Neill converting from the spot after Cian Fadden as adjudged to have tripped Shane Duggan in the area.

Those two strikes knocked the stuffing out of Devon, and when Graham Cummins added a third just before the hour mark the floodgates threatened to open. Credit to Devon, however, who never let their heads drop, and they were given an opening back into the game in the 68th minute.

Daniel Rupa raced through on goal, Mark McNulty came racing off his line but was second to the ball, and when he brought down the raiding Devon player, O’Regan had little choice but to send off the ‘keeper and point to the spot.

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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