Date Published: 23-May-2011
Liam Mellows 0-15
LIAM Mellows continued their winning ways when outscoring Kiltormer five points to one in the final quarter to come from behind to record their second victory of their senior hurling championship Group B campaign in Loughrea on Sunday.
Having struggled to get the measure of a gritty Kiltormer outfit for long periods, Liam Mellows had to dig deep in the closing quarter as county star David Collins converted three dead balls – two frees and a 65 – while substitute Conor Hynes and Galway forward Aonghus Callanan added further efforts to rubberstamp the win.
That said, manager Brian Hanley – who later in the day guided Westmeath to Leinster championship victory over Carlow to set up a provincial quarter-final meeting against his native Galway – will know Mellows have to seriously improve if they are to be regarded as championship contenders.
For one, the manner in which they started this contest will be a concern to the city outfit, having found themselves 1-5 to 0-1 in arrears after just 14 minutes. Kiltormer centre-half forward Keith Kilkenny was causing the Mellows defence all sorts of bother in this opening period and, indeed, he tallied three points – two from frees – as Kiltormer raced into a 0-3 to 0-1 fifth minute lead. Brian Lee was the Mellows contributor.
Although the victors could have wiped out this advantage through Callanan on seven minutes, only to be denied by an unbelievable save from custodian Emmett Goode, Kiltormer continued to press forward with the lively Brendan Kenny and David Hayes – an absolute belter from distance – swelling their side’s tally.
Kiltormer raced into a 1-5 to 0-1 lead on 14 minutes when a booming Goode puck-out found its way behind the Mellows defence and Kenny came tearing into the breach, collected possession and fired beyond Mellows keeper Paddy Gannon to put daylight between the sides.
Really, Kiltormer should have pushed on from there, but over the next half hour, they would only score one more point – a neat effort from blood sub Shane Tierney – while Liam Mellows, in contrast, hit nine points in this time.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.
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.