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NUIG get defence of Purcell Cup off to a winning start

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The NUI Galway camogie side which won their Purcell Cup game against IT Carlow. Back row, from left: Aine Cleary, Oonagh Gleeson, Laoise McDonnell, Lauren Gilligan, Mary Larkin, Emma Helebert, Niamh Horan, Niamh Treacy, Molly Mannion, Grace Teehan, Alisha Lenihan, and Carrie Dolan. Front: Eabha O’Rourke, Ailish Carr, Muireann O’Reilly, Niamh Black, Ciana Reidy, Rachel Hanniffy, Aoife Donohue, Orlaith Murray, Rebecca Nolan, Rachel Fitzmaurice, and Eileen Cullen.

NUI Galway 5-12

IT Carlow 2-5

Michael O’Connor in Dangan

NUI Galway got the defence of their Purcell Cup off to a winning start on Tuesday against a determined IT Carlow in a round 1 camogie game played in perfect conditions in Dangan.

Fielding five of last year’s winning side, NUI Galway were tipped by many to secure the two league points. However, the stern and determined efforts of the Leinster college had the result in doubt until the final 10 minutes, when NUIG raced away to a comfortable win.

Missing five other players who may yet play a part for the Galway college in the championship, and fielding nine Fresher players, NUI Galway were quickly off the mark as Galway’s Carrie Dolan opened the scoring in the first minute.

Moneygall’s Orlaith Murray struck for their first goal from close range before points from Dolan, Aoife Donohue and Murray again sent NUI Galway six clear after five minutes.

A routine win seemed on the cards when Dolan struck for a second NUIG goal, but IT Carlow hit back with 1-2 in three minutes before Donohue and the massively impressive Rachel Hanniffy of Oranmore/Maree – making her debut – grabbed a point each to steady the ship.

IT Carlow rallied with a brace of scores, and Rebecca Nolan was busy in the home side’s goal to deny IT Carlow on two occasions in the first half.

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

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Galway City publican in heroic River Corrib rescue

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A city publican who last week helped save the life of a woman who had entered the waters of the Corrib off Wolfe Tone Bridge has made an appeal for young people to ‘look out for each other’.

Fergus McGinn, proprietor of McGinn’s Hop House in Woodquay, had been walking close to Jury’s Inn when he saw the young woman enter the river.

He then rushed to the riverbank on the Long Walk side of the bridge, jumped into the water, spoke to the woman and stayed with her until the emergency services arrived.

The incident occurred at about 3.45pm on Friday last, and a short time later the emergency services were on the scene to safely rescue the woman.

“She was lucky in that the river level was very low and she didn’t injure herself on the rocks and stones just under the water.”

He also appealed to the public to support in whatever they could the work being done by groups like the Claddagh Watch volunteers.
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Pubs face court – for serving booze on their doorsteps!

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Gardaí have warned city publicans that alcohol cannot be served outside their own premises – even in newly-created on-street spaces designated by Galway City Council as suitable for outdoor dining.

Councillor Mike Crowe (FF) said three Gardaí visited a number of city centre pubs on Thursday afternoon informing them that drinking outdoors was not allowed under licensing laws.

“They warned publicans and restaurants that the area outside their premises is not covered by the licence, and therefore under national legislation, they are breaking the law, because they are not entitled to sell alcohol in non-licensed areas.

“The operators were told that this was an official warning, and they will be back again in a few days and if it persisted, they [Gardaí] would have no option but to issue a charge and forward files to the Director of Public Prosecution. You could not make this up.

“All of the big operators were visited, and received an official warning, and they will be charged if they persist. According to the guards, they’re getting instructions from [Garda headquarters in] Phoenix Park,” he said.

The matter will be raised at a meeting of the Galway City Joint Policing Committee on Monday.
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Call for 50% affordable homes in new Galway City Council estates

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – The next Galway City Development Plan should include a greater provision for affordable housing than that recommended by Government, a meeting of the City Council has heard.

Cllr Declan McDonnell (Ind) told the meeting that while it was the Government’s intention to introduce a stipulation that new estates should have 10% affordable housing, Galway should go further – building anything up to 50% affordable in developments that are led by the local authority.

The Affordable Housing Bill, which is currently working its way through the Oireachtas, proposes that all developments should have 10% affordable and 10% social housing as a condition of their approval.

Affordable housing schemes help lower-income households buy their own houses or apartments in new developments at significantly less than their open market value, while social housing is provided by local authorities and housing agencies to those who cannot afford their own accommodation.

The Council meeting, part of the pre-draft stage of forming the Development Plan to run from 2023 to 2029, was to examine the overarching strategies that will inform the draft plan to come before councillors by the end of the year and Cllr McDonnell said a more ambitious target for affordable housing was absolutely necessary.

“It must be included that at least 50% of housing must be affordable [in social housing developments],” he said.

This sentiment was echoed by Cllr Eddie Hoare (FG) who questioned if the City Council was ‘tied down’ by national guidelines, or if it could increase the minimum percentage of affordable housing required locally.
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