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It’s crunch time for several teams in hurling title race

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Date Published: 19-May-2011

STEPHEN GLENNON

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.

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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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