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Galway clubs grab slice of Feile glory at juvenile festival

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Date Published: 29-Jun-2011

Niall Canavan

THE great festival of hurling, camogie and handball that is Feile na nGael took place in Galway last weekend. The action started with the first round games on Friday prior to the Feile parade going ahead that evening in Loughrea.

Despite the inclement weather conditions a huge crowd descended on Loughrea for what turned out to be the biggest ever Feile parade with over 5,000 participants. Subsequent group games took place on Saturday last before finals day at Pearse Stadium and The Prairie.

Galway achieved considerable success at Feile with Padraig Pearses, Mountbellew-Moylough and Sylane taking divisional hurling titles, St.Colman’s won the Division 4 camogie title while Abbeyknockmoy, Annaghdown and Micheal Breathnachs won handball titles.

In hurling, O’Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny defeated Na Piarsaigh from Limerick in the prestigious Division 1 hurling title. Their star man Robert Buckley scored 1-5 in his side’s 3-7 to 0-4 victory thus seeing the Christy Ring Trophy head to the Kilkenny club for the first time.

In the Division 2 hurling final, Raharney (Westmeath) defeated Portlaoise (Laois) by 4-9 to 1-3 with Killian Doyle shooting 4-6 for the winners. Kiltale of Meath had a comprehensive 8-7 to 1-2 victory over Muinebheag of Carlow in the Division 3 final.

The Division 4 final saw an all Galway pairing as Padraig Pearses took on Abbeyknockmoy with Pearses taking the title by 3-4 to 2-5 after a titanic battle. Three Keith Connell goals saw Pearses into a 3-3 to 1-1 half time lead but with Calem Mulry in top form and Lee Cosgrave also impressing Abbeyknockmoy stormed back into the game.

Padraig Pearses goalkeeper Jarlath Healy saved superbly late on from Conor Mannion as his team held on for a narrow victory. Keith Connell scored 3-1 for the winners, Brian Sweeney shot two points while Lee Murphy scored an excellent sideline cut.

For an Abbeyknockmoy side that shot 13 wides, Martin Finn and Lee Cosgrave scored goals with Liam McCarthy tacking on three points and Calem Mulry two.

Late goals by Brian Higgins and Conor Fahy saw Mountbelolew-Moylough defeat Naomh Eoin frm Sligo by 3-5 to 1-5 in an exciting Division 5 final. A Colin Ryan goal had seen Mountbellew-Moylough into a 1-3 to 0-3 half time lead before Naomh Eoin responded to lead by 1-5 to 1-3 late in the game.

Subsequently, Mountbellew-Moylough’s two goals arrived to help the North Galway club carry the day. Conor Fahy scored 1-2 for Mountbellew-Moylough with Brian Higgins and Colin Ryan both scoring 1-1 each. Their other point came via Joseph Whyte while John Daly made an excellent second half save at a time when Naomh Eoin were in the ascendancy.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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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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