Date Published: 13-Jun-2011
Mervue United 0
Promotion chasing Shelbourne proved far too strong for Mervue United in Tolka Park on Friday night, striker Philip Hughes bagging a hat-trick as the home side made it 10 wins from 13 games this season.
The visitors had lost all seven previous meetings with the one-time kingpins of the domestic game, but they will have to wait until September to break that duck as two goals in either half were enough for Shels to take all three points.
Mervue were missing a number of players for the game, with Nicky Curran, Dan Cunningham, James Casserley and Gerard Hanley all ruled out for a variety of reasons, and the home side made them pay as Mervue fell to a 4-0 defeat for a second consecutive weekend.
Conditions were made very difficult by the driving rain, but it was the home side who coped better, and Hughes fired them into the lead in the 18th minute, getting on the end of Chris Mulhall’s cross to fire home, and he doubled the lead four minutes later, heading home a Lorcan Fitzgerald cross via a deflection both off the post and Mervue ‘keeper TJ Forde.
Mervue were struggling to get into the game, but had a glorious chance to halve the deficit in the 30th minute only for Rory Gaffney’s shot to be taken off the line by Stephen Paisley with Dean Delany stranded.
That marked the start of a decent spell for Johnny Glynn’s side, but they failed to make their pressure count, and it was Shels who should have scored next, but Forde denied Kevin Dawson with a good save.
Hughes had a couple of chances to claim the match ball early in the second half, but he fired his free-kick straight into the wall in the 49th minute, and then headed wide in the 51st minute after Paisely’s initial effort was blocked, but it was third time lucky for the striker, who finally beat Forde for a third time in the 58th minute.
That goal sealed the outcome, but the home side added a fourth in the 76th minute, Conan Byrne getting in on the act to head home after Forde saved Mulhall’s initial effort.
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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.