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Galway team named for Tipperary showdown

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The Galway Senior Team to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland qualifier at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening has been named by manager Alan Mulholland. 

The team shows six changes from the defeat by Mayo in the Connacht semi-final with two players making their Galway Debuts in John O’Brien of Clifden and Michael Farragher from Corofin. 

The Team in full is
In Goal Manus Breathnach from An Spideal. The Full Back line is Colin Forde of Killererin, Finian Hanley from Salthill/Knocknacarra and Keith Kelly from Ballinasloe. 
The Half Back Line is Conor Doherty from Tuam Stars, Gary O’Donnell from Tuam Stars and Gary Sice from Corofin. 
In Midfield is Paul Conroy from St James and Greg Higgins from Corofin. 
The half forward line consists of John O’Brien from Clifden making his championship debut, Sean Armstrong from Salthill/Knocknacarra and another debutant in Michael Farragher from Corofin. 
The Full Forward Line is Mark Hehir from Milltown, Michael Meehan from Caltra and Danny Cummins from Claregalway. 
Two new names have been added to the subs for Saturday. David O’Connor from St James and Declan Coyne from Clonbur. 
Thomas Flynn, Fiontain O Curroin and Johnny Duane have also been named in the subs for Saturday evening. 

Throw in at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening is at 7pm and if you can’t make it, the game is LIVE on Galway Bay FM as part of a Saturday Evening Sports Special that begins at 6pm.

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Galway, Mayo and Roscommon only 3 counties to see increase in cases in last week

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway, Mayo and Roscommon are the only three counties nationwide to record increases in COVID-19 cases in the last week.

The HSE has warned that while all other counties nationwide are seeing a decline in case numbers, the West is seeing a continued rise.

The 14 day incidence rate in Galway stands at 1095 per 100,000, 1635 in Mayo and 925 in Roscommon.

An analysis of the 7 day incidence rate has shown that cases are still on the rise in these areas.

Dr. Breda Smyth, Director of Public Health with HSE West told Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks that the West region is still in a situation of growth which is extremely concerning….

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Water outage in west side of city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Households and businesses in the west of the city are without water today.

It’s due to a burst watermain on the Letteragh Road.

Irish Water says crews are working to repair the significant burst as quickly and as safely as possible.

Repairs are expected to be completed by 7 this evening.

Areas affected include Salthill, Lower Salthill, Dominick Street and West End of City Centre, Newcastle, University Road, St Mary’s Road, Taylor’s Hill, Kingston and southern end of Knocknacarra and surrounding areas.

The public is advised that supply to UHG is independent and will remain unaffected by the incident.

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143 cases of COVID-19 in Galway hospitals

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are 143 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway hospitals today as pressure continues on the health service nationwide.

131 Coronavirus patients are being treated at UHG, while 12 patients are attending Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe.

The intensive care unit at UHG is treating 10 COVID-19 patients – with two patients being treated for the virus in the ICU at Portiuncula Hospital.

It comes as over 2,000 people with COVID-19 are being treated in Irish hospitals for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

HSE CEO Paul Reid says healthcare workers are trying hard to remain in control.

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