Date Published: 30-May-2011
The soccer community in Galway will descend on Salthill this weekend for the annual Salthill Devon Carlsberg National Fives, which is celebrating its 35th birthday this year.
More than 130 teams will be taking part in this year’s knock-out competition, and to mark its 35th birthday, this year the tournament organisers have introduced an Over 35s category, adding a little more diversity to the already popular current four categories of U-11, U-13, Open and Buy Back Tournament.
The knockout competition creates great excitement and rivalry as teams battle it out throughout the weekend to be in with a chance of claiming the title.
The Untouchables have been installed as early favourites in the Over 35s section.
Twenty years after winning The Carlsberg National Fives tournament, some of Galway United’s FAI Cup winning side of 1991 – Derek Rogers, Stephen Lally and Jimmy Nolan – join another Galway United legend Ollie Neary, as well as Galway Bay FM Head of Sport Ollie Turner and Connacht Tribune and Galway Bay FM soccer contributor Mike Rafferty in a side tipped to sweep all before them.
For more information log onto www.salthilldevon.ie/fives or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also check out Salthill Devon National 5-A-Side Facebook page.
The full draw will be published in Friday’s Galway City Tribune.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.