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Golden show from Galway athletes at highest level

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FOUR Galway athletes claimed gold medals as the National Juvenile Track and Field championships came to an exciting finale in Tullamore on Sunday last.
Seren O’Toole and Daragh Jennings of GCH, Laura Cunningham of Craughwell AC and Calum Healy of Athenry AC all produced outstanding performances to overcome the best under-age talent in the country in their respective disciplines.
Jennings won gold for Galway City Harriers in the U15 discus, throwing a massive 35.99m to claim the National title. O’Toole had an extraordinary weekend of success as she stormed to victory in the U17 300m hurdles in Tullamore, directly after flying in from Scotland after representing Ireland at the Schools International on Saturday.
Thomas McStay of GCH had another fine run to win silver in the U19 1500m race. He ran an excellent 4.01 and was close to catching winner Aaron Mangan. GCH hurdler Aoife Sheehy claimed her third medal of the championships, finishing second in the U19 400m hurdles in a time of 64.87. Conor Hoade also impressed as he claimed bronze for the city club, with third place in the U15 80m hurdles.
The hard-working Aaron Brennan, also of GCH, won a well-deserved bronze medal in the U18 1500m, after his 3k bronze last week, while clubmate Eimear Rowe was delighted as she claimed a first National medal with bronze in the U16 200m in a swift time of 25.44.
Calum Healy of Athenry AC ran a superb race over hurdles to take gold in the U15 250m event, while Liam Shaw, also of Athenry, claimed a National silver in the U14 discus, throwing 39.59.
Craughwell AC athletes claimed a large medal haul, with some super performances on Sunday. There was a fantastic win and National title for Laura Cunningham in the U19 triple jump, and a bronze for Lorraine Delaney in the same event.
Daniel Callanan-Forde captured a silver medal in the U19 triple jump, and there was a bronze success for Lukas Schukat in the U15 triple jump. On the track, Sean Cotter continued his great season as he surged to a silver medal in the U16 1500m. David Mannion of South Galway AC came second in the U14 200m following on from his success last week.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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Cigarettes, drugs and cash seized in Galway

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Officers from the Divisional Drugs Unit seized more than €73,000 worth of cigarettes, cash and drugs after a car and residence were searched in Galway today.
As part of Operation Tara – which is targeting the sale and supply of drugs and related criminal activity in the Galway area – Gardaí  searched a car in the Knocknacarra area. Cash and cannabis were seized.

A follow up search was carried out at a residence in Salthill, where cigarettes worth €70,000, along with €3,100 in cash and a small quantity of suspected amphetamine were recovered.

No arrests were made, but Gardaí say they are following a definite line of inquiry.

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Matriarch of Scotty’s Diner donates kidney to her son!

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A well-known family in the Galway restaurant trade have swapped chef whites for hospital gowns after the matriarch donated a kidney to her son.

Jenny and Andrew Ishmael, synonymous with Scotty’s Diner in Cúirt na Coiribe on the Headford Road in Terryland, are recovering in Beaumont Hospital after the marathon live donor operation.

It took place last Monday and staff are so impressed by the quick recovery of mother and son that they could be discharged as early as this weekend.

“It went really well. I’m still a bit sore. We’re still on the mend. It’s working perfectly,” says Andrew from the isolation ward of the hospital’s Kidney Centre.  “My creatine was over 1,000 when I came in and it’s already around 260.

“I felt weak after the surgery, but I could feel that bit of life in me again straight away. It’s amazing how quick it works. Mom wasn’t too great after the surgery – it was her first ever. She was quite sore, a bit iffy, but she’s good now.

“We have rooms back-to-back. We’ve been going for walks, going for breakfast together. It’s nice to spend that time together.”

Andrew – or Drew as he’s known to family and friends –  was diagnosed with kidney disease when he was just 16.

Berger’s Disease occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin builds up in the kidneys and results in inflammation, which over time, can hamper the kidneys’ ability to filter waste from the blood.

He managed the condition well for over a decade without too much impact on his life.

The son of classically trained chefs who studied together at Johnson and Wales College in Rhode Island, he grew up working in his parents’ American-style diner, trading since 1991.
This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the February 3 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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New River Corrib rescue boat to be deployed following ‘significant donation’

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – The provision of a specialist rescue craft on the Corrib – upstream from the Weir – could now happen over the coming weeks or months following a ‘significant voluntary donation’ in the past few weeks, the Galway City Tribune has learned.

Water safety issues on the Corrib were highlighted last month when up to 10 rowers had to be rescued after their two boats were sucked in by the currents towards the Weir.

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the potentially catastrophic incident which occurred around midday on Saturday, January 14.

A specialist D Class lifeboat is now being sourced as part of a multi-agency approach to try and improve emergency rescue operations upstream from the Weir which would be accessible on a 24/7 basis.

While the cost would be in the region of €40,000 to €50,000, the overall figure would rise to around €80,000 to €90,000 when specialist personnel training costs were included.

Galway Lifeboat Operations Manager, Mike Swan, told the Galway City Tribune that he was aware of a lot of work going on behind the scenes to try and get the Corrib rescue craft in place as soon as possible.

“I suppose we’re all trying to work together to ensure that a full-time rescue craft is provided on the Corrib and I believe that real progress is being made in this regard. This would be very good news for everyone,” said Mr Swan.
This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the February 3 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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