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Leonard leads the goal blitz as Galway crush arch rivals

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Galway's Róisín Leonard scoring her team's third goal despite the efforts of Rebecca O'Malley of Mayo during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football quarter-final at Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday. Photo: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile.

Galway 5-11

Mayo 0-12

GALWAY’S senior ladies football team are in the All-Ireland semi-finals for the first time since 2014 after they inflicted another defeat over Connacht rivals Mayo last Sunday.

Two Roisin Leonard strikes along with goals for Caitriona Cormican, Ailbhe Davoren and Leanne Coen gave Stephen Glennon’s charges a more emphatic result then their two-point Connacht final success in setting up a showdown with defending champions Dublin on Saturday week (4.30pm).

It wasn’t without disappointment as Davoren picked up a serious knee injury with 15 minutes remaining which looks set to conclude her season.  But while concern for her, and clubmate Aine McDonagh, will occupy management’s thoughts over the next few days, the panel will sense an opportunity and possible Croke Park appearance is within their grasp.

Since June’s Connacht Final, Galway have handled the favourites tag well, flying past Waterford and Westmeath with an aggregate of 9-29.  And even though early nerves on Sunday meant a competitive first quarter, when they put the foot down, they left Peter Leahy’s team in their wake.

Mayo needed a strong start as they tried to leave their troubles behind. Twelve defections (including names like Sarah Tierney, Fiona McHale and Cora Staunton) were an unwelcome distraction but they started quickly as Fiona Doherty converted after just three minutes.

Doherty was Mayo’s chief scorer finishing with five points from play but didn’t get the necessary support from her attacking comrades. Outside the Moy Davitts winger, all their other points came from frees bar points from Sinead Cafferkey, Niamh and Grace Kelly.

Galway’s defence refused to yield until the final whistle. And after a few early spurned chances, the maroon and white were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead on 16 minutes. Coen sent over the equaliser before Roisin Leonard converted a free. But two more for Coen gave Galway a three-point lead.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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