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.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.