Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Connacht Tribune

Galway left reeling by early goal blitz from title holders

Published

on

Galway's Leanne Coen tries to break free from Dublin's Leah Caffrey during the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final at Dr Hyde Park on Saturday. Photos: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile.

Dublin 4-8

Galway  1-10

GALWAY’S first appearance in an All-Ireland senior ladies football semi-final since 2014 didn’t go to plan at Hyde Park last Saturday as Dublin gave a telling reminder why they are currently the top team.

Before the Tribeswomen settled, the reigning All-Ireland champions had pierced their net three times in the first 21 minutes as Galway took too long to get to the pace of the game.

Much was mentioned about Nicole Owens’ late goal in the league semi-final, but the St. Sylvesters’ attacker took just four minutes this time to rattle the net. And having being kept quiet twice already this year, Sinead Aherne exacted payback with 2-4 to leave Galway with a mountain to climb.

When Lyndsey Davey got the fourth goal on the three-quarter mark, the Tribeswomens’ misery was complete. But they did respond in the second half, outscoring their opponents and were eventually rewarded with Olivia Divilly’s 50th minute goal.

While Dublin were raging hot favourites, there was belief among the maroon and white faithful that a shock could be on. Galway were the only team to beat Dublin all year and should have done so twice until Owens rescued Mick Bohan’s team in April.

And she picked up where she left off, taking possession before striking a fierce shot leaving Lisa Murphy no chance for the game’s first goal. It was a blow for Galway but they didn’t panic and after Louise Ward and Aine McDonagh won the foul, Tracey Leonard converted a free to leave it 1-0 to 0-1 on six minutes.

But after doing all the right things in their quarter-final win over Mayo, old bad habits resurfaced in Galway’s play as the occasion looked to be getting the better of them.

With both teams attacking, tracking back off the ball was essential and Dublin were much quicker at that. And even though some individual man marking match ups looked spot on, Galway’s defence seemed to lose their shape with many players finding themselves out of position.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and  county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Connacht Tribune

Boil water notice issued for Barna area

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Connacht Tribune

Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

Published

on

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 .

Continue Reading

Connacht Tribune

Anger over ANC ‘snip’

Published

on

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.

Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App

Download the Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App to access to Galway’s best-selling newspaper.

Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

 

 

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending