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Draw sees both sides finish as winners in tight group

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Cappataggle's James Garvey finds himself surrouned by the Sarsfields' trio of Eric Kenny, Peter English and Noel Kelly in Kenny Park on Sunday. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Cappataggle 0-16

Sarsfields 1-13

Sarsfields booked their place in the quarter finals of the senior hurling championship as a Noel Kelly goal late in the second-half helped them secure a draw which sees them go through as Group 2 winners.

Having trailed for much of the contest, Kelly’s goal on 51 minutes would put Cathal Murray’s troops ahead for the first time in almost half an hour. However, Cappataggle would fight back late on and score in the final moments to salvage a point to bag a spot in the preliminary quarter-finals.

On a perfect afternoon for hurling, it was the 2015 champions that got the first score of the game, Darren Morrissey winning the throw-in and teeing-up Niall Morrissey who duly pointed from range before tapping over a free to give his side an early two-point lead.

Alan Dolan got his team off the mark on six minutes through a free before Eanna Garvey would rise highest to take the sliotar out of the sky from an opposition puck out to set up Dolan in the corner to quickly level the tie.

Throughout the first-half, the midfield pairing of Daniel Nevin and Damien Joyce was impressing, sweeping up all that came near them in a dominant aerial performance. It was a different story on the ground, however, with Sarsfields usually coming out on top in the battle for the breaking ball.

This would be crucial for the New Inn-based side as it was winning frees from these breaks that was keeping them in the contest, the rest of their first-half tally coming from frees in a half where they would rack up eight wides from play.

Three frees from Morrissey put them back in front, however from here it was one was one-way traffic as Cappataggle took full control of the match, Nevin wonderfully pointing from his own half and then catching the resulting puck out to double his tally.

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.

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