Date Published: 13-Jun-2011
Illies Celtic 1
Salthill Devon 1
The Salthill Devon U-14 girls’ travelled to Illies Celtic (Inishowen, Donegal) for the Irish Cup quarter-final in an effort to retain their Irish Cup crown from last year, and they were pushed all the way before emerging victorious on penalties.
The managing team of Richie Walsh and Seán Óg Dunleavy recognised the mammoth task having watched the Inishowen League win the Gaynor Cup (national inter-league title) just the weekend before with six squad members from Illies Celtic who performed well throughout the tournament.
The game began evenly with both sides demonstrating their calibre and chances on either side, Illies broke the deadlock after 20 minutes with a well place shot low into Caoimhe O’Reilly’s right from 14 yards out.
Devon heads never dropped, and with some of the former national squad winners (Evie Lowndes, Rebecca Rooney, Aoife Walsh, Róisín Jacob, Emily Naughton) leading the charge they applied the pressure to the home defence.
A superb passage of play resulted in Walsh, the best player on the day, collecting the ball on the right wing at the half way line and bringing the ball past several players to the end line where the cross was meet superbly by Sorcha Ní Bhraonáin to level the game in the 30th minute.
For most of the second half the game saw good passages of play from both sides, with Devon hitting the upright and O’Reilly doing enough in a one on one goal opportunity slide wide after a break by Illies. Extra time saw a similar pattern and the deadlock could not be broken.
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Judge adjourns Connemara assault case
Date Published: 08-May-2013
A date will be set next October for the trial of a 52-year old Connemara man, who is charged with assaulting traditional Irish musician Noel Hill five years ago.
Michael Folan from Teach Mór, Lettermullen, is charged with intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to Noel Hill at Tí Padraig Mairtín Beag in Leitir Mór, on St Stephen’s Day, 2008.
The matter had been listed for trial on several occasions before Galway Circuit Criminal Court in the intervening period.
It was referred to the High Court in Dublin last year for judicial review after Michael Folan said he wanted his trial heard ‘as Gaeilge’and that a bi-lingual jury be made available to hear the case.
At Galway Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Rory McCabe adjourned the case for mention to October when it’s expected a date will be set for trial.
Bank of Ireland Galway Shopping Centre branch to close
Date Published: 10-May-2013
Bank of Ireland’s branch at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road is to close in July.
The branch is to merge into the BOI outlet at Galway Industrial Estate in Mervue.
Galway Bay fm news reports the 14 staff impacted are to be offered redeployment and there will be no job losses.
Galway RNLI rescues three people stranded on Hare Island
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway RNLI Lifeboat has come to the rescue of three students who got stranded on Hare Island after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughan Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency Services and Galway Lifeboat.
Conditions at the time (4pm) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes.
The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat Station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea and did not require medical attention.