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Salthill Devon out of tune as Harps hit all the right notes

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Date Published: 27-Jun-2011

Salthill Devon 0

Finn Harps 4

This was a nightmare for Salthill Devon, almost from the opening whistle. Played in conditions that would not have been out of place in November, the home side were out of sorts for most of the game and show little of the combative spirit that has been evident in their games to date.

The trouble was evident as early as the seventh minute when Kevin McHugh calmly chipped Ronan Forde from just outside the box for the first of what would prove to be a hat-trick for the ace goalscorer, exposing lackadaisical defending that got worse as the game progressed.

Although playing in a staccato style, there were hints at times that Salthill might well get something from the game as Harps scarcely threatened the home goal for the remainder of the half, with the horrible weather conditions dominating.

Harps doubled their lead on 50 minutes when Forde could only parry an average shot, and midfielder Blane Curtis gladly tucked the ball into the open net.

Three minutes later Salthill were almost back in the contest when Paddy Quinlan’s header was goal bound only for Ciaran Coll to head off the line and keep Harps in command

McHugh added to his and Harps’ total just after the hour mark with simple tap in goal as the home defence got themselves in another tangle, and he completed his hat-trick eight minutes later with a simple free kick, the defensive wall and Forde combining to leave a gaping hole which the accomplished striker gladly took advantage of.

 

James Whelan was shown the red card five minutes later for a second bookable offence which seemed a little harsh, and he was followed to the dressing room two minutes later by assistant manager, Mike Quirke.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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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.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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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.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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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.

 

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