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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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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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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.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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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.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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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.

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