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.
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.