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Finn’s side book their place at the top table for next year

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Damien Wynne of Pearses takes control as John Conroy of Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry closes in. Photos: David Cunniffe.

Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 0-15

Padraig Pearses 0-11

It’s been heartbreak time and time again for Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry since the introduction of the Senior A and B championships in 2016, but on Saturday evening, those years of pain drove them over the line as they came out on top in a winner takes all clash with Padraig Pearses to top the group and earn promotion to Senior A next year.

Not only will they ply their trade in Senior A next year, but Mike Finn’s side can now look forward to a preliminary quarter-final, avoiding the dreaded playoff which has proven their undoing the past two seasons.

Padraig Pearses will no doubt come away disappointed not to be making the jump straight back to Senior A but in truth they were second best for much of the tie, landing a mere 0-4 from play in total.

This was a hard-fought contest with a lot of niggly stuff going on both on and off the ball resulting in one player from each team, Johnny Conroy for Tynagh/Abbey and Cormac Ward for Pearses, receiving their marching orders either side of half-time.

And it was Tynagh/Abbey’s ability to adapt to the situation they found themselves in which ultimately saw them cross the line with a bit to spare come full-time.

Having lost Conroy on the stroke of half-time, and only leading by a point at the break, Tynagh/Abbey had it all to do, but Ward’s straight red card just seven minutes after being introduced at the break, certainly helped.

Tynagh/Abbey came out for the second half and deployed Shane Moloney as a lone target man in the inside line for large periods, thus creating space in either side which helped negate the influence of Cyril Donnellan in the middle.

At the other end, Paul Killeen thundered in to the game and dominated in defence, coming out with ball after ball as Pearses struggled to create many meaningful opportunities going forward.

Frees were both sides main source of scores with space at a premium in either defence making scores from play hard to come by and indeed it was Moloney who landed the first score of the day from a free but that was quickly cancelled out by Tomas Flannery with his first of six successful placed balls.

Conroy landed one of the scores of the game then after plucking a long free by Killeen in the air and sending it between the posts from out on the left sideline.

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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