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Moran stars in a hard-earned group win for Claregalway

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Claregalway's Sean Moran who scored 1-8 in a Man of the Match display against Cortoon Shamrocks in Corofin on Saturday.

Claregalway 1-15

Cortoon Shamrocks 1-12

2017 county intermediate champions Claregalway picked up their first victory at senior level at the third attempt when they saw off Cortoon Shamrocks in a hugely entertaining clash in Corofin on Saturday evening.

With the sides deadlocked approaching the final whistle, a superb 57th minute goal from man of the match Sean Moran sealed the win for Alan Moran’s outfit but, in truth, that only accounts for a fraction of this tale.

For one, this contest marked the return of Galway legend Derek Savage to action and, while he didn’t get on the scoresheet, there were still glimpses of that little bit of magic.

Secondly, this championship tie belied the two teams low status in the group – both were bottom and without a win – as each produced moments of top quality football, especially when it came to delivering pin-point kick passes from distance, in wet conditions.

Over the hour, Claregalway were the better side but Cortoon Shamrocks could quite as easily have come away with something from this game, particularly given they spurned a penalty attempt with 10 minutes remaining.

Early in the contest, Galway senior Adrian Varley had dispatched a similar effort from the spot with aplomb – after his brother Paul was brought down – but when the opportunity presented itself again in the second half, he agonisingly blasted his shot wide of Brian Donoghue’s right-hand post.

Shortly after, Cortoon then had Cathal Mulryan, who was having a fine game, sent to the line on a black card for a foolish trip on Matthew Kilgannon but, credit to them, they rallied with two Adrian Varley frees to tie up the fixture at 1-11 to 0-14.

It was then the seminal moment arrived with Danny Cummins landing a long-range delivery inside to Moran who, at the second attempt, forced his effort beyond Shamrocks’ keeper Darren Dempsey.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Boil water notice issued for Barna area

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A boil water notice has been issued for the Barna area for health protection purposes

The areas affected are Barna Village, Truskey West and Truskey East, Barr Aille, Fermoyle, Ballard and along the Connemara Coast Road as far as Furbo, and on the Barna/Galway Road as far as Silverstrand.

The notice has been put in place due to issues with disinfection of the water at Tonabruckey Reservoir.

The notice affects approximately 2,300 people supplied by the Barna section of the Galway City West Public Water Supply area.

Customers in the area served by Tonabrucky Reservoir will notice increased levels of chlorine in their water supply in the coming days as we work to resolve the issue.

Vulnerable customers who have registered with Irish Water will receive direct communication on this Boil Water Notice.

Irish water, the City Council and the HSE will monitor the supply and will lift the notice when it is safe to do so.

In line with HSE Covid-19 advice and the requirement for frequent hand washing, Irish Water advises that the water remains suitable for this purpose and boiling the water is not required.

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Violent incident in Tuam leaves seven hospitalised

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Gardaí are investigating after an incident in Tuam yesterday left seven people injured.

A violent altercation broke out between a large group at the cemetery in Tuam at about 4pm yesterday.

Around 30 Gardaí responded to the incident at the cemetery on the Athenry Road in Tuam, which broke out following two funerals in the area.

Gardaí supported by members from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit had to physically intervene between parties and disperse those present.

Five males and two females were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested at the scene, as he tried to flee in possession of a knife.

He was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station .

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Anger over ANC ‘snip’

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Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue

ANGRY farmers hit out during last week’s Galway IFA at the Dept. of Agriculture over what they described as their ‘heavy handed tactics’ in docking BEAM penalties from ANC payments made last week.

Although Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, has apologised for the actions taken by his Department officials, delegates who attended last Thursday’s night county IFA meeting in the Claregalway Hotel, hit out at what happened.

In some cases, according to Galway IFA Chairperson, Anne Mitchell, farmers who had already paid back the BEAM penalty also had the money deducted from their ANC (Areas of Natural Constraint) payments made last week.

Many farmers received ‘a shock in the post’ when their ANC payments were hit with the deductions of penalties from the BEAM scheme – earlier they had been warned of interest penalties if any balances weren’t repaid within 30 days.

At the core of the problem was the inclusion of a 5% stock numbers reduction in the BEAM scheme (Beef Exceptional Aid Measure) aimed at helping to compensate farmers for a drop-off in beef prices between September, 2018 and May, 2019.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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