Date Published: 18-Apr-2011
Cork City 2
This was an occasion when the home side gave it their best shot, but still came up short against a Cork City side who come from the length and breadth of the county.
The visitors always had an edge on a Hibernians side who just could not take advantage of the considerable wind advantage at their backs in the second half and in fairness could have no complaints about their exit from the FAI Youth Cup at the quarter-final stage on Saturday afternoon.
The Munster side had the advantage of the elements in the opening half and while they threatened and probed, it was only in the closing stages they tested home custodian Aaron Connolly.
It was the home side who could have taken the lead on 23 minutes, but Sean Murphy could only direct an Adam Lee corner off the crossbar and fellow central defender Cathal Walsh could only knock the rebound wide from close range.
Otherwise the home chances were limited as a few breaks by Shane Gallagher threatened a reward, but the final finish or delivery just came up short.
Cork were doing most of the pressing and as the half developed they became more accustomed to the challenge. Connolly had to go full length to save from Ross McCarthy on 33 minutes and moments later Craig Burns headed over from close range.
A neat movement gave them the lead on 41 minutes when Cian O’Connor released Gary Buckley and the midfielder made it 1-0 as he slotted home from an angle inside the box. Just before the interval the same player just pushed another effort past the far post.
The second half was all about Hibernians as they continuously chased the game but, like in the opening half, chances were limited. Mark Murphy was given a chance on 53 minutes when Connolly’s clearance reached him in the box, but a weak effort was rushed and directed straight at ‘keeper Farrell.
Liam Hrehorow fired a free kick from outside the box into the defensive wall, while Walsh was left holding his head as he nodded over after a Mark Murphy corner eventually arrived to give him the final touch.
Adam Lee tested Farrell with a low angled drive which the custodian did well to block with his legs, while Mark Murphy snapped at a Namanja Spasojevic lay off and was well off target.
The home side continued to threaten and dominate and Sean Murphy could not get a lot of power into a shot that was comfortably pushed away by Farrell.
For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.
Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
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.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
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.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
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.