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Mullins and Cannon to the fore in big Athenry victory

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Athenry full back Keith Jordan secures possession againt Salthill/ Knocknacarra's Keith Gleeson and Cathal Sweeney during the Junior A final at Kenny Park on Saturday. Photo: Joe Keane.

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Ivan Smyth at Kenny Park

ATHENRY scored 1-10 without reply from the 48th to the 63rd minute as they finished strongly to secure an emphatic victory over Salthill/Knocknacarra. Donal O’Shea’s tenth point of the game with virtually the last puck of this Junior A county final broke that scoring streak, but Athenry’s victory was long secured by this stage.

Salthill/Knocknacarra were aiming to win their first ever Junior A hurling title, but they struggled to break down the Athenry defence, scoring only five points from play throughout the contest. Despite this, they were within striking distance after 45 minutes but David Donohue struck Athenry’s second goal after a long range Cathal Keane sideline cut was mis-controlled by Salthill/Knocknacarra goalkeeper Ronan McGuinness before Donohue flicked to the net.

Despite a pair of O’Shea frees, Athenry then cut loose as they highlighted their greater spread of scorers with three of their substitutes finding the target and Darren Collins grabbing the third goal. This game proved a step too far for Salthill/Knocknacarra side who have made significant progress this year after reaching the knockout stages of the championship for the first time.

It was Salthill/Knocknacarra who started the stronger with Seanie Joyce opening the scoring. The midfielder added his second score a minute later from long range before Athenry responded with two points through corner forward Michael Mullins. Subsequently, O’Shea fired over a brace of placed balls to move Salthill/Knocknacarra two ahead once more.

The Athenry defence began to win their personal duels and this meant more ball was being supplied to their attack. Mullins pointed a free before Niall Sunderland’s side hit the front when Conor Cannon’s mishit effort was spilled by Salthill/Knocknacarra goalkeeper Ronan McGuinness into the net to give Athenry a 1-3 to 0-4 lead. Cathal Sweeney and Conor Cannon traded scores with a free by O’Shea reducing his side’s deficit to the minimum.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Tristan’s Ciúnas nominated for award at Dublin Film Festival

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Tristan Heanue shooting Ciúnas in Connemara.

Connemara filmmaker Tristan Heanue has been nominated for the Discovery Award at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival for his short Irish-language film Ciúnas (Silence) which was shot around Connemara. The winner of the award will be announced at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday, March 8.

Previous recipients include Barry Keoghan, Niamh Algar and John Connors.

Ciúnas won the Físín Script Award at the 2018 Dingle Film Festival and that festival came on board as co-executive producer on the finished short, which Tristan wrote, directed and produced,

The plot centres on a couple embarking on a journey in the midst of a family crisis and it stars Gary Lydon (The Guard, Calvary, Pure Mule, The Clinic) Ally Ní Chiaráin (The Drummer and the Keeper, Michael Inside) and rising star Hazel Doupe (Float Like a Butterfly, Michael Inside, Calm with Horses).

“I’m hugely honoured to be nominated for this award among such an incredible list of Irish talent,” says the Letterfrack man. “I am so happy with how people seem to have connected with the film since we screened at the Galway Film Fleadh last July.”

Ciúnas has already won the Grand Prix at the 64th Cork Film Festival in November, which means it’s now on the Academy Awards longlist for 2021.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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Eclectics aim for a musical smorgasbord for all tastes

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Eclectics success…Liam Ó Maonlaí and Me Auld Flower.

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There’s a hint in the name as to what you might expect from the night – and it’s that diversity of styles that helps explain how, right through the second half of 2019, Eclectics emerged as one of Galway’s premier nights for original music.

Curated by David Boland, the showcase gained huge support by prioritising quality and putting artists first. In the Black Gate, Eclectics has a venue that matches its own ethos – it is the city’s most intimate venue not just because of its size but because, invariably, its patrons are intent on listening to the act on stage.

The 2019 programme began and ended with Cavan songstress Lisa O’Neill but it featured a long list of talented Irish musicians in between.

On a Galway scale, local artists including Jack Lee, Maija Sofia and Dead Horse Jive all played headline shows in the latter stages of the year. There were performances too from experienced Irish musicians like John Spillane and Hothouse Flowers’ Liam O Maonlaoi.

Eclectics is a place for artists at the start of their careers as well as those that have long established themselves in the industry. There are no set criteria for the acts David books.

While the venue may lend itself to a quieter sound, the Black Gate hosts musicians from all styles and genres.

Invariably, the shared trait among Eclectics performers is originality. As the name suggests, the showcase champions diversity and authenticity.

Galway’s arts community is one of the best and most vibrant in the country. There is something of a disparity, however, between the number of quality artists we have in the city and the number of venues that encourage their work.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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Corofin’s history makers return to a heroes’ welcome

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Gary Sice with his daughter Sadhbh after Corofin defeated Kilcoo to win the All-Ireland Senior Club Championship final at Croke Park last Sunday.

Bonfires blazed and hundreds lined the route as the classy Corofin champions made their way home to a rapturous reception on Monday evening following their historic All-Ireland success the previous day.

The stage was set in Dr Duggan Park, as supporters of all ages dressed in their saffron and green colours waited patiently for the team bus to arrive in the village – and when they eventually did, they were greeted by one of the most energetic homecomings ever witnessed.

This was their fifth All-Ireland club success and by far the most special – not just because the side achieved three-in-a-row, but because of the manner in which they pulled away in the first period of extra time.

Many of those loyal Corofin supporters were convinced that the reception might not have been as ecstatic, had they snatched victory in normal time.

Indeed, the huge Corofin support witnessed their side doing what they do best in that opening period as sub Conor Cunningham sneaked a goal from a rebound and heroes Ronan Steede, Dylan Canney, Liam Silke and Gary Sice put daylight between the sides.

Monday’s homecoming began as the team bus crossed the Shannon in Athlone around mid-afternoon and were even treated to a warm welcome in Ballinasloe along the route.

But it was when they arrived at around 6pm in Abbeyknockmoy that the celebrations began in earnest, as players disembarked from the bus with the Andy Merrigan Cup to the delight of the local GAA club and well-wishers.

See full coverage of the homecoming and that historic win in Croke Park – all in this week’s Connacht Tribune.

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