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Devon get perfect boost ahead of city derby with first win

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Date Published: 16-May-2011

Wexford Youths 1

Salthill Devon 3

Salthill Devon recorded their first win of the season in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night to move off the foot of the table and give the side a shot of confidence ahead of the Galway derby with Mervue United this coming Friday night.

The result was everything for Salthill Devon as they went to Wexford on Friday night, and new manager Paul McGee got the result he craved as late goals from Victor Collins and Ciprian Straut sealed the win.

Ironically it was a combination of wins for both Devon and Mervue that take Salthill off the bottom and adds real spice to this weekend’s encounter.

That said, the actual game in Wexford was very forgettable. A sterile first half where the visitors created any of the half chances there were, with Etanda Nkololo again looking sharp was in time added on when a harmless tentative shot from Ben Ryan caught a deflection off James Whelan, leaving Ronan Forde no chance in the Salthill goal.

A cruel blow and a touch of the Déjà vu’s for the Salthill faithful as several games recently have seen periods of dominance abruptly ended by goals for the opposition against the run of play.

Devon equalised nine minutes into the second half when Paddy Quinlan got a touch onto a corner to guide the ball into the net past Packie Holden. Wexford responded by introducing a couple of subs, and the changes saw them briefly assume control but James Whelan cracked a shot off the Wexford crossbar as Devon pressed once more.

They got their reward in the 75th minute when Victor Collins fired them in front, and the win was sealed in the final minute when Ciprian Straut grabbed his side’s third. Salthill’s first win of the season lifts them, off the bottom. They will now eagerly look forward to the ‘derby’ game with Mervue on Friday night with renewed confidence.

Wexford Youths: Holden; McCurtin (Wolfe 72), Keogh, Kehoe, Broaders; Nolan (Rowe 68), Malone, Wall, Ryan; Furlong, Grincell (Walshe 58).

Salthill Devon: Forde; Quinlan (Rupa 78), Fadden, Whelan, O’Leidhlinn; McBrien, Greaney, Browne, Nkololo; Straut, Collins (Dolan 81).

 

Referee: Dave McKeon (Dublin).

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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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