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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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.