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Galway boy (9) to be Mayo’s Croke Park mascot

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Dublin may be the rip-roaring favourites for Sunday’s mouth-watering clash against Mayo, but their footballing neighbours could have a secret weapon that could spell the end of the 65-year drought for The Sam Maguire Cup.

Galway lad Nathan Walsh was chosen from thousands of entries in a competition to carry the flag in front of the Mayo team on Sunday in Croke Park.

Nathan, 9, was born and bred in Galway City but is a huge Mayo fan. His father Declan’s family who are die-hard red and green supporters from Ballina are praying that that this tiny brush with the maroon and white following their victory in the hurling after a 29-year hiatus will help push them to glory.

Nathan only learned that he had won the competition when his mom opened the envelope yesterday morning in front of the entire student population at St Nicholas Parochial School in Woodquay.

“Oh my God, he just froze”, exclaimed Melat Walsh, who entered her son’s picture in the AIB competition. As well as leading the team as flag bearer, the winner gets two All-Ireland final tickets.

“The whole school surrounded him and he then slid under the table screaming. He’s crazy about Mayo football. If he’s not talking about them, he’s drawing pictures of them and including them in any school project.”

Melat, a native of Ethiopia, met Declan in Dubai when he was on a holiday and she was working. After 11 years in Galway with a Mayo man, she understands all too well how important the GAA is.

“Declan can’t believe he’s got these golden tickets. He has gone to lots of the games with Nathan but couldn’t get any for the final. Now all they have to do is bring Sam home and he’ll have enough material for school projects for years to come.”

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24/7 Garda surveillance on feuding Galway families

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Specialist Garda units have been maintaining round-the-clock surveillance over the past week in different parts of the city in an effort to keep the lid on a vicious ongoing feud between two families.

The feud, which resulted in a number of houses being firebombed and a gunshot being fired into a doorway earlier this month, is still simmering but Gardaí have put in place a ‘watch and follow’ strategy in relation to gang members.

Gardaí have also confirmed that they are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry into what they regard as the most serious of the incidents which occurred in the latest outbreak of the feud.

That involved a shooting incident on the Wednesday night of June 15, when a gunman fired a shot into the door of a house in the Bohermore area at around 10.30pm – he is believed to have initially making his getaway on foot before being picked up in a waiting car in the Forster Court area.

Detective Superintendent Shane Cummins, who is heading up the investigation into the series of incidents, said that . . . .
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Highwire performers to stage Claddagh spectacular

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – It’s a skill known as funambulism – highwire or tightrope walking – and later this month it seems set to draw huge outdoor crowds to the Claddagh Basin.

Staged on seven highwires spanning the River Corrib, south of Wolfe Tone Bridge, the performances on July 16/17 (Saturday/Sunday), will feature a cast of 150 people from all ages and backgrounds.

Entitled ‘LifeLine’, this spectacular event is being produced and presented by the Galway Community Circus group and will be one of the highlights of the upcoming Arts Festival.

Originally, ‘LifeLine’ had been pencilled in as part of the Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 events, before being scuppered by the Covid pandemic.

The highwire event also has a more serious undertone, in its promotion of the importance of mental health wellbeing at a location renowned for its beauty – but also for many personal human tragedies.

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Knives, live ammunition and drugs seized in Knocknacarra

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Knives, live shotgun cartridges and over €10,000 worth of drugs were seized by Gardaí in an operation earlier this week in the Knocknacarra area.

Four young males – who were acting suspiciously in the Lios Mór area at Cappagh Park on Tuesday evening last at around 7pm – were approached by a Garda unit and searched.

During the search, Gardaí found a quantity of cocaine on one of the men, while nearby they also seized a number of offensive weapons including knives.

All four were detained for questioning by Gardaí after being taken to Garda HQ in Murrough, Renmore and in a follow-up search at a house in Knocknacarra, €10,000 worth of cannabis was discovered as well as three live shotgun cartridges.

One of the men – aged in his early 20s – is . . . .
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