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Mervue United fall to four-goal defeat for second time in a week

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Date Published: 13-Jun-2011

Shelbourne 4

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.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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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.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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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.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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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.

 

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