Date Published: 16-May-2011
Mervue United 2
Finn Harps 1
Mervue Utd recorded their fourth win of the campaign as they overcame Finn Harps for the second time this season in Fahy’s Field on Friday night. A goal in each half from winger Tom King moved his side back to sixth in the First Division table as Finn Harps remain winless and slip to bottom of the table.
The first half an hour was devoid of scoring chances as both set of defences were on top. The first shot on target finally arrived on 31 minutes as Mervue left-back Dan Cunningham strode forward with the ball before cutting inside and firing an effort goalwards, but Harps keeper Ciaran Gallagher gathered comfortably.
The home side hit the front nine minutes before the break after winning a corner on the right. Midfielder Mark Ludden floated the ball towards the near post and King arrived in a crowded goalmouth to head the ball past Gallagher for his third goal of the season.
Two minutes before the break and Ger Hanley did well, blocking a Garbhan Friel close-range header following a Christy Connaghan free-kick into the box, as the home side held their lead at the break.
That was to be keeper Hanley’s final action of the game as he picked up a shoulder injury and was replaced at the break by TJ Forde, who was making his Airtricity League debut.
Gallagher got down well to parry a low curling Cunningham free-kick on 50 minutes, but the visitors drew level five minutes later as Mark Brolly’s right wing free-kick evaded everybody in the box before nestling in the net for only Harps second goal in nine games.
Good play between Cunningham and Molloy on 62 minutes set up Mike Tierney who showed excellent control in the box before curling an effort just over the crossbar with Gallagher beaten.
A good run by Rory Gaffney eight minutes later saw him beat two defenders before advancing into the box but he pulled his low effort wide of Gallagher and the far post. At the other end Tommy Bonner headed a good delivery from Brolly wide of the post, while Garbhan Friel headed a Mark Forker corner badly wide following a free header on 73 minutes.
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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.