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.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.