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Galway sides avoid each other in Junior Cup draw

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Date Published: 14-Mar-2011

The draw for the last eight of the Connacht Junior Cup has being kind to the three remaining Galway League sides as they avoided one another after a weekend in which they all advanced with various degrees of comfort.

Holders, Athenry were always in command at home to Salthill Devon, while Hibernians had to stage a second half recovery in order to see off East United. Meanwhile Oranmore required a shootout success before eventually seeing off Skyvalley Rovers.

Hibernians 3

East United 1

On a freezing cold Sunday morning in Bohermore there was little to warm those in attendance as a dour contest eventually finished in favour of the home side as they recovered from an interval deficit to see off a committed visitors with a fair degree of comfort.

Highlights were scarce in a first half where little was created and the respective goalkeepers were rendered pretty redundant. However the game was livened up by an East breakthrough on 41 minutes.

A Christian Ryan corner should have been gathered by Arron Connolly, but when the ball slid through his hands, Kevin Curran dived low between all the boots to head it over the line from a yard out for a 1-0 advantage.

Indeed the visitors should have added a second moments later when Gary Mannogue broke through, but he fired badly wide with just Connolly to beat.

The home side threatened just twice and Conor Cleary was guilty of poor finishing on both occasions. On 24 minutes, he had a free header following a David McDonagh delivery and later was through with just Anthony Ryan to beat, but on both occasion’s he failed to hit the target.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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