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GALWAY WEST – 8th Count – Ó Cuív elected



Date Published: 27-Feb-2011

By Dara Bradley

Outgoing Minister Éamon Ó Cuív has been elected on the eighth count. He is the first candidate to fill a seat in Galway West.

Ó Cuív was first elected to the Dáil in 1992 and has held his seat since then.

A grandson of former President and former Taoiseach Éamon de Valera, the founder of Fianna Fáil, Ó Cuív is just the 15th member of the party to be elected across the country so far.

Ó Cuív’s surplus of 1,034 will now be distributed.

Number of seats: 5

Electorate: 88, 840

Total Poll: 61, 268

Valid Poll: 60,728

Quota: 10,122

First Count:

Nolan (Lab) 7,502

Cuív (FF) 7,467

Grealish (Ind) 6,231

Walsh B (FG) 5,430

Healy Eames (FG) 5,053

Connolly (Ind) 4,787

Kyne (FG) 4,579

O Clochartaigh (SF) 3,807

Naughton (FG) 3,607

Fahey (FF) 3,449

Welby (Ind) 3,299

Crowe (FF) 1,810

Walsh E (Ind) 1,482

Brolchain (GP) 1,121

Cubbard (Ind) 853

Holmes (Ind) 186

King (Ind) 65

King, Holmes, Cubbard eliminated.

Second Count:

Distribution of King, Holmes and Cubbard transfers

Nolan (Lab) (+183) 7,685

Cuív (FF) (+45) 7,512

Grealish (Ind) (+117) 6,348

Walsh B (FG) (+48) 5,478

Healy Eames (FG) (+35) 5,088

Connolly (Ind) (+208) 4,995

Kyne (FG) (+31) 4,610

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+119) 3,926

Naughton (FG) (+49) 3,656

Fahey (FF) (+26) 3,475

Welby (Ind) (+27) 3,326

Crowe (FF) (+31) 1,851

Walsh E (Ind) (+100) 1,582

Ó Brolcháin (GP) (+33) 1,154

Ó Brolcháin eliminated. Distributing his 1,154 votes.

Third Count: Distribution of Ó Brolcháin’s transfers:

Nolan (Lab) (+335) 8,020

Cuív (FF) (+61) 7,573

Grealish (Ind) (+50) 6,398

Walsh B (FG) (+41) 5,519

Connolly (Ind) (+242) 5,237

Healy Eames (FG) (+94) 5,182

Kyne (FG) (+49) 4,659

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+72) 3,998

Naughton (FG) (+90) 3,746

Fahey (FF) (+15) 3,490

Welby (Ind) (+20) 3,346

Crowe (FF) (+14) 1,865

Walsh E (Ind) (+43) 1,625

Non-transferable: 70

Walsh E eliminated. Distribution of his 1,625

Distribution of Walsh E (Ind) 1,625 transfers

Nolan (Lab) (+260) 8,280

Cuív (FF) (+102) 7,675

Grealish (Ind) (+193) 6,591

Walsh B (FG) (+129) 5,648

Connolly (Ind) (+285) 5,522

Healy Eames (FG) (+117) 5,299

Kyne (FG) (+74) 4,733

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+97) 4,095

Naughton (FG) (+113) 3,859

Fahey (FF) (+37) 3,527

Welby (Ind) (+139) 3,485

Crowe (FF) (+25) 1,890

Non-Transferable: 54

Crowe eliminated. Distribution of his 1,890 votes.

Fifth Count: Distribution of Crowe’s 1,890 transfers:

Nolan (Lab) (+199) 8, 479

Cuív (FF) (+544) 8,219

Grealish (Ind) (+221) 6,812

Walsh B (FG) (+223) 5,871

Connolly (Ind) (+104) 5,626

Healy Eames (FG) (+57) 5,356

Kyne (FG) (+25) 4,758

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+45) 4,140

Naughton (FG) (+50) 3,909

Fahey (FF) (+305) 3,832

Welby (Ind) (+20) 3,505

Non-Transferable: 97

Welby eliminated. Sixth count will resume at 9am Sunday to distribute 3,505 transfers of Welby

Sixth Count:

Cuív (FF) (+729) 8,948

Nolan (Lab) (+243) 8, 722

Grealish (Ind) (+304) 7,116

Walsh B (FG) (+94) 5,965

Connolly (Ind) (+283) 5,909

Kyne (FG) (+1,012) 5,770

Healy Eames (FG) (+141) 5,497

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+266) 4,406

Fahey (FF) (+184) 4,016

Naughton (FG) (+85) 3,994

Non-Transferable: 164

Naughton eliminated. Distribution of Naughton’s 3,994.

Seventh Count: Naughton’s transfers

Nolan (Lab) (+416) 9,138

Cuív (FF) (+108) 9,056

Grealish (Ind) (+208) 7,324

Walsh B (FG) (+1,045) 7,010

Healy Eames (FG) (+1,057) 6,554

Kyne (FG) (+730) 6,500

Connolly (Ind) (+260) 6,169

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+40) 4,446

Fahey (FF) (+45) 4,061

Fahey Eliminated.

Eighth Count: distribution of Fahey’s vote

Cuív (FF) (+2,100) 11,156 elected

Nolan (Lab) (+190) 9,328

Grealish (Ind) (+588) 7,912

Walsh B (FG) (+234) 7,244

Healy Eames (FG) (+171) 6,725

Kyne (FG) (+151) 6,651

Connolly (Ind) (+242) 6,411

O Clochartaigh (SF) (+140) 4,586

Non transferable: 245

Ó Cuív’s surplus of 1,034 will now be distributed.

Galway in Days Gone By

The way we were – Protecting archives of our past



A photo of Galway city centre from the county council's archives

People’s living conditions less than 100 years ago were frightening. We have come a long way. We talk about water charges today, but back then the local District Councils were erecting pumps for local communities and the lovely town of Mountbellew, according to Council minutes, had open sewers,” says Galway County Council archivist Patria McWalter.

Patria believes we “need to take pride in our history, and we should take the same pride in our historical records as we do in our built heritage”. When you see the wealth of material in her care, this belief makes sense.

She is in charge of caring for the rich collection of administrative records owned by Galway County Council and says “these records are as much part of our history as the Rock of Cashel is. They document our lives and our ancestors’ lives. And nobody can plan for the future unless you learn from the past, what worked and what didn’t”.

Archivists and librarians are often unfairly regarded as being dry, academic types, but that’s certainly not true of Patria. Her enthusiasm is infectious as she turns the pages of several minute books from Galway’s Rural District Councils, all of them at least 100 years old.

Part of her role involved cataloguing all the records of the Councils – Ballinasloe, Clifden, Galway, Gort, Loughrea, Mountbellew, Portumna and Tuam. These records mostly consisted of minutes of various meetings.

When she was cataloguing them she realised their worth to local historians and researchers, so she decided to compile a guide to their content. The result is For the Record: The Archives of Galway’s Rural District Councils, which will be a valuable asset to anybody with an interest in history.

Many representatives on these Councils were local personalities and several were arrested during the political upheaval of the era, she explains.

And, ushering in a new era in history, women were allowed to sit on these Rural District Councils – at the time they were not allowed to sit on County Councils.

All of this information is included in Patria’s introductory essay to the attractively produced A4 size guide, which gives a glimpse into how these Rural Councils operated and the way political thinking changed in Ireland during a short 26-year period. In the early 1900s, these Councils supported Home Rule, but by 1920, they were calling for full independence and refusing to recognise the British administration.

“I love the tone,” says Patria of the minutes from meetings. “The language was very emotive.”

That was certainly true of the Gort Rural District Council. At a meeting in 1907, following riots in Dublin at the premiere of JM Synge’s play, The Playboy of the Western World the councillors’ response was vehement. They recorded their decision to “protest most emphatically against the libellous comedy, The Playboy of the Western World, that was belched forth during the past week in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, under the fostering care of Lady Gregory and Mr Yeats. We congratulate the good people of Dublin in howling down the gross buffoonery and immoral suggestions that are scattered throughout this scandalous performance.


For more from the archives see this week’s Tribunes here

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Athenry fail to take chances as they bow out of Junior Cup



Date Published: 29-Jan-2013

Athenry FC 1

Kilbarrack United 2

(After extra time)

For the second year in succession Athenry were done in extra time in the FAI Junior Cup as last season’s beaten finalist’s came from behind to snatch an excellent game in Moanbawn on Sunday afternoon.

On a heavy pitch that was only playable following extensive groundwork by club officials all morning, the home side were by far the better side in the opening half, but failed to take advantage of a number of opportunities that came their way.

An Alan O’Donovan penalty gave them a merited advantage just after the restart, but thereafter were on the back foot as Kilbarrack took over, but for all their pressing, the home rearguard were dealing comfortably with their forays.

However they were struck a body blow just six minutes from time, as big striker Keith Kirwan was left all alone at the far post to head the equaliser and from that point on the Dubliners were the better side.

They started off the extra time in the ascendancy and enjoying all the momentum before striking for a good winning goal on 104 minutes. A strong bench allowed them to make some necessary changes and it was not a facility that was available to Athenry manager Gabriel Glavin.

With Gary Forde and Gary Delaney out through suspension following their sending off against OLBC in the previous round, and Seamie Crowe injured, it left their bench rather threadbare with just a number of young squad players available.

Playing with the aid of the slight incline and any wind advantage going, the home side had a Connor Cannon effort on target in the opening minute, while John Meleady was just over with a flick at the other end.

Meleady then tested Andrew Walsh who saved comfortably, before the goalkeeper pulled off a brilliant double save on 14 minutes.

Firstly he went full length to push away a Meleady shot and was then back on his feet to parry David Jackson’s close-range rebound.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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