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Supporters urged to turn Galway into sea of maroon and white

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The official Galway GAA supporters club has urged hurling-mad fans to turn the city and county maroon.

The maroon army will march in unprecedented numbers to Croke Park Sunday week for the All-Ireland senior and minor hurling finals in search of an historic double – and already there’s talk of a ticket-drought!

Tribesmen GAA opened a pop-up shop in the city on Sunday but the one thing it doesn’t stock is what’s most in demand – and that’s tickets to the final!

“Within ten minutes of the shop opening last Sunday we’d people in looking for tickets,” the spokesperson explained.
 

“We don’t have any and we won’t be selling any. There are no tickets for sale at Pearse Stadium either. Season ticket holders will be contacted through the GAA – and this just shows the value of buying a season ticket. Everyone else will have to get their tickets through the clubs.

“We expect demand for tickets to be even greater than in 2012. You saw yourself the support we had at the semi-final against Tipperary – it was savage the support; just colossal and everyone who was there will want to be at the final and then you’ll have more again on top of that. The demand will be huge.”

Meanwhile, Tribesmen GAA has appealed to towns and villages in the county to follow the lead of businesses and residents in the city, who have already pulled out all the stops in putting up flags and bunting.

In a rallying cry to GAA heartlands across Galway, a spokesperson for Tribesmen GAA said: “We’re looking for people to splash the colour in the lead up to the All-Ireland final. In fairness, look around the city and the Latin Quarter and there is already a lot of colour. There is maroon all over Quay Street, High Street, Cross Street and Mainguard Street. The buzz in the city is unreal in fairness.

“We’re looking for businesses and homes in villages and towns across the county to do the same. Oughterard already has some colour and we know the likes of Kinvara and Gort will and we’re just looking for as much as possible in every town and village across the county.”

Tribesmen GAA has a prize for the best and most colourful display of maroon, examples of which will be posted on the organisation’s social media accounts.

In the lead up to Sunday, September 6, the supporters club has opened a shop at Fahy Travel on Bridge Street, where supporters can buy all everything from t-shirts and hoodies to flags and bunting, as well as jester hats, scarves, headbands, baseball caps and mugs. All profits from the shop go directly towards the preparations of the hurling team. It is open from 3pm to 7pm Monday to Friday; from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 12 noon to 6pm Sunday.

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Car enthusiasts say they have “every right” to use Salthill as event confirmed

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Car enthusiasts say they have “every right” to use Salthill this weekend as an event has been announced for Sunday.

It’s been confirmed by organisers on social media – who say they’re being unfairly portrayed in a negative light.

In a statement, the Galway Car Scene group say they pay road tax like all other road users – and they have “every right” to be in Salthill this weekend.

It comes as they’ve confirmed the event will be taking place there on Sunday as originally planned.

They add it’s unfair to accuse them of blocking up Salthill and other parts of the city given the chronic traffic issues every day of the week.

They’ve also created an online petition calling for a designated place for car enthusiasts to go – which has so far gathered almost 250 signatures.

It claims the car enthusiast community in Galway has been unfairly painted as a negative and anti-social group.

The group say they’re happy to go elsewhere, but say any time they try to find a venue they’re shut out.

The event planned for Sunday has encountered significant opposition, much of which is based on a previous “Salthill Sundays” event held in May.

Those opposed say they’re not against an event of this kind in principle – but they strongly feel that Salthill just isn’t the right venue.

It’s also argued that if the organisers want to be taken seriously, they have to engage with stakeholders like Galway City Council and Gardaí to ensure a well-planned and safe event.

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Cars down to one-way system on Salthill Promenade

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A one-way system of traffic may be introduced along the Promenade in Salthill to facilitate the introduction of temporary cycle lanes.

The suggestion appeared to come as a shock to some City Council members who supported the cycle lane in a vote last month – one has called for a “full discussion again” on what exactly they had actually approved.

Councillors had voted 17-1 in favour of the principle of providing a cycleway that will stretch from Grattan Road all along the Prom.

The motion that passed at the September meeting proposed that the Council “shall urgently seek” to create a two-way segregated cycle track on a temporary basis along the coastal side of the Prom.

It was agreed that from the Blackrock Tower junction to the Barna Road would be a one-way cycle track.

The motion was voted on without debate, which meant Council officials did not have an opportunity to question the proposal.

At a meeting on Monday, the debate was revisited when Uinsinn Finn, Director of Services for Transportation, indicated that a one-way traffic system would be introduced in Salthill to facilitate a two-way cycle lane from Grattan Road to Blackrock.

This could mean that the outbound lane of traffic, closest to the sea, could be closed to all traffic bar bikes.

Mr Finn said that he would have sought clarity at the previous meeting – if debate were allowed – about what was meant by ‘temporary’.

This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see this week’s Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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Galway Christmas Market gets go-ahead for next month

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – It’s the first real sign of a restoration of normality in terms of the retail and hospitality sectors in the city – the return of the Christmas Market next month to Eyre Square.

This week, the City Council’s planning department gave the go-ahead for the outdoor retail and gourmet food ‘spread’ that has been part of the festive season in Galway since 2010.

The exception was last year when, like so many other public gatherings since the Covid crisis broke in March 2020, the event had to be cancelled because of public health concerns.

Christmas Market Organiser, Maria Moynihan Lee, Managing Director of Milestone Inventive, confirmed to the Galway City Tribune, that she had received official confirmation on Thursday from the City Council of the go-ahead being given for the event.

“This is really wonderful news for the city and especially so in terms of the retail and hospitality sectors. For every €1 spent at the market another €3 will be spent on the high street – this will be a real boost for Galway,” she said.

Maria Moynihan Lee confirmed that the market would have an earlier than usual start of Friday, November 12 and would run through until the Wednesday evening of December 22.

(Photo: Declan Colohan)

This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see this week’s Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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