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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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Tuam receives second UK hay import as fodder crisis continues

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Tuam has secured it’s second import of hay from the UK this afternoon in a bid to address the ongoing fodder crisis in the west.

A load of between 40 and 50 bales arrived at the Connacht Gold store in Airglooney for distribution throughout the county.

It follows a similar load last Thursday to the Tuam outlet.

The co-op also took a load of imported hay to the mart in Maam Cross over the weekend, however most of the bales had already been pre-assigned to farmers.

Further loads of hay are expected to arrive across the west and north west tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

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46 social housing offers refused across city and county

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

281 offers of social housing were made by the city and county councils last year.

Figures provided by the local authorities show that 46 of these were refused.

Galway city council made 193 such offers in 2012 with 41 of these refused.

The majority didn’t like the area they were offered or disliked the property itself.

Galway county council made 88 offers of social housing last year with 83 of these accepted.

Reasons given for refusing five properties focused on the location or that the property itself did not meet their needs.

 

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Galway Senator calls for more action on combatting domestic violence

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway Senator Trevor O’ Clochartaigh has called on the government to provide more support for victims of domestic violence.

Figures provided to the Sinn Fein Senator show that domestic violence support group COPE accompanied over 80 women to court in Galway last year, but a further 214 women were unable to avail of such assistance.

Senator O Clochartaigh told Galway Bay fm news that more needs to be done to support victims of domestic violence.

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