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.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.