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.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.
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.