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Donohoe on guard after loss to Tipp in league tie

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Galway’s Aoife Donohoe contesting this high ball with Offaly’s Michaela Morkan during the teams' National League clash at Pearse Stadium last January. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

REIGNING All-Ireland camogie champions Galway may be favourites to win this Saturday’s semi-final, but three-time All-Star Aoife Donohoe says the Tribeswomen have not forgotten the hurt they felt when losing to the Premier County in the National League last March.

Galway’s 1-8 to 0-10 spring defeat to Tipperary at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, stung. It wasn’t just the loss itself, or that it ended Galway’s interest in the competition, but it was the manner of it, explains Donohoe.

“We were hugely disappointed after that game,” says the 27-year-old midfielder. “That day, we came out second best in all the physical battles and the hurling; they were on top for most of the game.

“There was a bit of soul searching done after that and we spoke how, going forward, we’d never be seen to come out second best in either work-rate or physical battles on the field again. They absolutely out-worked us that day and that was something we were hugely disappointed with.”

It is this that cuts her the deepest. Now, an experienced senior player, Donohue’s modus operandi has always been her work ethic – fighting for every ball until there is nothing left to give.

She does so willingly, embracing those facets of the game that, often, other players shirk from: winning the hard ball, making the selfless runs, tracking opposition players and putting the body on the line.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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