Date Published: 12-May-2011
Corrib Celtic 0
ERIC Gannon proved to be the match winning hero for the second year in succession as his goal secured the Connacht Shield for the Renmore Under 16 team in Willow Park, Athlone against a competitive Corrib Celtic side.
There was a strong wind which Corrib Celtic had the advantage of in the first-half and they applied a lot of pressure on the Renmore defence.
They did come close to scoring on a couple of occasions but some excellent goalkeeping by Dave Heffernan and some resolute defending by Aaron Doyle, Daniel Lenihan, Brendan Brennan and Fionnan Gallagher kept them scoreless.
The decisive breakthrough came just before the stroke of half time when Cathal O’Regan was fouled in the middle of the park and the referee awarded a free to Renmore.
The ball was delivered long into the danger area by Regan where Daniel Lenihan rose highest to head the ball back across goal to the waiting Eric Gannon, who controlled the ball with one touch and calmly slotted the ball home in a crowded goalmouth.
In the second half, Renmore with the aid of the elements, applied a lot of pressure on the Corrib Celtic defence, going close to doubling their lead on several occasions.
Towards the end of the game, Corrib Celtic began to throw caution to the wind in search of an equaliser which resulted in them rattling the crossbar with only minutes left on the clock. This was the closest, they came to scoring and shortly afterwards the referee brought the game to a close.
John Cleary from the Connacht FA presented the cup to the winning captain Cathal O’Regan who thanked the team managers and coaches, Terry O’Regan, Martin Boyce, Tom Doyle and Cecil Lenihan.
Best for Renmore were Daniel Lenihan and Brendan Brennan in defence, Cathal O’Regan and Mike Morris in midfield, Evan Boyce and Eric Gannon up front.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.