Date Published: 19-May-2011
MOST pundits will be keeping an eye on the respective fortunes of All-Ireland club champions Clarinbridge and an in-form Portumna in round three of the senior club hurling championship this weekend, but there a number of crunch games which, even at this early stage, will go a long way to deciding who will be in the shake-up come the knockout phase in the Autumn.
Although Clarinbridge and Portumna will be expected to pick up the points against Turloughmore and Padraig Pearses respectively, the meetings of St. Thomas’ and Castlegar, Ardrahan and Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry and Kinvara and Loughrea are a lot harder to call. Quite simply, these are massive, massive games for these clubs as defeat would leave many of them tinkering on the brink of a relegation battle.
Also down for the decision this weekend are the meetings between Beagh and Craughwell, both of which are unbeaten in Group D, Liam Mellows and Kiltormer and Athenry and Mullagh, who have claimed the scalps of Tommie Larkins and Padraig Pearses so far, while this will be Athenry’s opening game of the competition, after their first round fixture against Pearses fell by the wayside.
While this may result in Athenry being a little ring-rusty, their eagerness to enter the championship fray should ensure they have more than a good cut at the Group A leaders. In any event, enthusiasts should get to enjoy some fine hurling fare over the weekend.
For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.
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.