Date Published: 20-Jun-2011
Mervue United 3
Wexford Youths 0
Mervue United bucked the recent worrying trend of losing in Galway soccer with a fine victory over Wexford Youths on Friday night in Fahy’s Field.
A goal from Noel Varley and a brace from Tom King ensured victory for the east side city team over a Wexford side languishing second from bottom of the table, 14 points beneath Mervue.
Wexford had looked in control for the first half but both sides had few opportunities to break the goal duct. Three corners in quick succession for the visitors placed the home side under pressure from the kick off.
It took Mervue 20 minutes to produce their first chance on goal with a Mark Ludden cross badly executed wide by Jason Molloy, while goalkeeper Ger Hanley kept Mervue in the match with a couple of excellent saves to finish the first half at nil all.
Two goals in the space of 60 seconds early in the second half saw Mervue take a stranglehold of the game as Varley’s powerful header at the back post from a Ludden corner smashed into the top corner to put the home side ahead in the 55th minute, and that lead was extended 60 seconds later as a Tom King run blitzed the
Wexford defence who had failed to clear an Alan Gaffney ball, allowing King to fire past Wexford keeper Packie Holden.
Mervue increased their pressure on the visitors but failed to take advantage of their goal chances until the 74 minute when King tapped in his second from a palmed shot off Holden after a David Goldbey strike off the left side of the box.
The leaders nearly made it four when substitute Michael Collins headed a Mike Tierney cross just wide of the post while Ger Hanley kept a clean sheet at the death with a save from a Ben Ryan free kick.
Mervue Utd: Hanley; Crehan (Collins 80), Casserely, Conneely, Ludden; Gaffney, Mountney, Varley (O’Brien 81), King; Goldbey (Tierney 84), Molloy.
Wexford Youths: Holden; Nolan, Kehoe, Keogh, Broaders; Ryan, Rowe (Kinsella 72), Yelverton, Mullen (McCurtin 62); Furlong, Walshe.
Referee: Kevin O’Regan (Kerry).
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.