Date Published: 16-May-2011
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It is just turning out to be an extremely demanding season for Galway United because even when there is enough spirit in a performance, the distinct lack of skill is proving costly.
Ultimately that was precisely the case once more at Terryland Park last Friday as Galway summoned a vastly improved display, but they just didn’t have the craft to hurt a Bohemians team that were able to deal with the locals’ enthusiasm.
With a lengthy injury list and a threadbare squad Galway, who have now lost seven on the spin, are struggling to cope with a hectic schedule, and Bohemians mix of youth and experience quickly assumed control as an opportunistic 12th minute Anto Flood header gave them the initiative.
Correctly, Sean Connor’s post match appraisal touched on the manner in which his side remained competitive, but there was also a revealing moment which captured the sense sweeping around the town and county that Galway are toothless in the final third.
Only one goal has been scored by Galway in seven encounters which remains a source of significant worry because they aren’t blessed with the ability to expose the limitations in any reasonably organised outfit. Connor didn’t deny the grim reality that additions must be made.
“Our job this year is to stay in the league. It is frustrating that twice in the last few weeks two strikers, Karl Sheppard and Anto Flood, have come back to haunt us. What we would give to have those two playing for us, but this is where we are, and we have to finish above Drogheda United.
“We need something to freshen the squad up to scratch because if Drogheda see that we don’t strengthen they will probably take a chance and make a few additions. There is a plenty at stake for us not to take some kind of a chance. Financially it is worth at least €150,000 a year. If you go down the way things are it will be very, very hard to get back up.
“I don’t think the public can say that we didn’t try to get it down and pass it when we could, and that we didn’t work hard.”
Galway battled with the necessary grit and determination, but the latest in an ever-increasing catalogue of soft goals ensured Bohemians hit the front on 12 minutes. Stephen Traynor was afforded far too much time and space to deliver a crisp cross for Flood, who nodded the Gypsies ahead. Trying to eradicate these kind of basic mistakes has dominated Galway’s training ground efforts recently, but the lapses in concentration continue.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.
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.