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Improved display but same result as Utd suffer seventh loss on trot

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Date Published: 16-May-2011

Galway United 0

Bohemians 2

Cian O’Connell

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.

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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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.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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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.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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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.

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