Date Published: 28-Mar-2011
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First Division title favourites Shelbourne took all three points from their first visit to Fahy’s Field on Friday night, but they were made work very hard for the win as Mervue United arguably deserved a draw for their efforts.
Experienced campaigners David Cassidy and Stephen Paisley scored either side of Rory Gaffney’s strike for the home side, but it was visiting ‘keeper Dean Delany who the Dublin side have to thank for the win as he produced a top-drawer performance to ensure all three points went the way of the Tolka Park side.
Mervue were the first to settle and should have made their dominance count but Delany twice denied them, firstly gathering Jason Molloy’s stinging shot and then denying Gaffney after the Mervue man
outpaced Andy Boyle to set up a one-on-one with the ‘keeper.
Johnny Glynn’s side were soon made to pay for those missed chances when the visitors opened the scoring with their first real attack, Conan Byrne picking out the run of Cassidy in the 19th minute, and the midfielder fired past Ger Hanley from just inside the box for the opener.
It was a blow for the dominant home side, but rather than let the heads drop, they doubled their efforts but while they continued to dominate possession, they struggled to carve out any clear-cut chances and instead it was Hanley who was the busier of the two ‘keepers.
Philip Hughes twice came close for the Dubliners, but Hanley comfortably gathered his free-kick from just outside the box, and when the Mervue ‘keeper was beaten late-on in the half, Hughes’ strike fizzed the far side of the post.
Mervue started the second half like they did the first, but this time their efforts were rewarded when Gaffney capped what was a great display with a deserved equaliser, after Tom King and Molloy had already gone close.
Dave Goldbey won possession out wide in the 53rd minute and sent a teasing cross into the box, and Gaffney rose highest to head the ball home off the post to level matters.
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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.