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).
Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.