Date Published: 31-Mar-2011
SALTHILL’S Devon’s first team coach Emlyn Long believes if his side apply themselves in the same manner in which they did against Monaghan United (second half) and Derry City in recent games, then they can turn a corner and pick off results throughout the season.
Four games in and without a win – and just one draw to their name – the pressure is on Salthill Devon to record their first victory. Long hopes they can do that against Waterford United in Drom tomorrow evening, Saturday (7pm).
“Every game we go out in, we want to win but, at the same time, we have to call a spade a spade and we have to work to the same levels we worked in the second half against Monaghan (in the League) and in the 120 minutes against Derry (in the EA Sports Cup).
“We just have to work to that level every week, then we will pick up results. We are definitely in a far stronger position than we were this time last season. We would have liked to have more points on the board at this stage, four league games into the season, but we are where we are.
“I think the lads have done a lot of growing up in the last two matches and if we can bring that hunger and level of work-rate to the match against Waterford – and every other match we play this season – then we will pick up the results.”
Despite going three goals and a man down in the first half against Monaghan last Friday night, Devon regrouped and managed to close up shop in the second period. “We went back out in the second half and we fought for every ball,” says Long.
“I know we lost 3-0 – and it sounds bad saying it – but it was a serious performance in the second half from 10 men. We had some chances, if not better chances than them. And it was not that they dropped off either. They were still pushing forward all the time, but we held our ground. So, that was very encouraging.”
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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.