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 County VEC Chief takes High Court case
Date Published: 07-May-2013
The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.
Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.
Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.
The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.
Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.
Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.
It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.
Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.
Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.
Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.
It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.
Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.