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Poaching row threatens future of juvenile soccer in Galway

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The future of organised juvenile soccer in Galway is believed to be under serious threat after the FAI threw out plans for a proposed a rule, backed by an overwhelming majority of local clubs, to curb the ‘poaching’ of young players in Galway.

The Connacht Tribune understands that unless the FAI rows back on its decision to reject the proposed rule change, and thereby treat the game in Galway on a par with how other leagues around the country are run, clubs are set to refuse to fulfil fixtures when the 2014/15 season begins in September.

An EGM of clubs affiliated to the Galway FA held in June last year voted overwhelmingly to introduce an inducement rule to the Galway FA rulebook which would mean that clubs could sign a maximum of two players from the representative District League sides from U-12 up to U-16 in any one year.

As a result of being passed at the EGM, the proposed new rule was then brought to the AGM of the Galway FA in July where it was again passed and ratified, along with other rule changes, to form a new rulebook for the Galway FA, but this was rejected at the time by the FAI.

The proposed new rulebook – containing the inducement rule – was again sent to the FAI in March, but it has now come to light that the FAI rejected the introduction of the proposed inducement rule once again, after it voted at its own EGM in September to ban such rules being implemented – 14 weeks after it received notice of plans to introduce such a rule in Galway.

“We are very disappointed with this news – our EGM in June and July both proposed, and passed, this new rule, which was then sent to the FAI but it voted in September to bar such rules being introduced.

“It seems to us to be a very retrospective rule, and ignores the fact that at least 20 district leagues around the country have an inducement in their own rulebooks,” a spokesperson for one club said.

See full story in 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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