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Tribeswomen struggle to come to terms with 24-point loss to ruthless Cork

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Galway's Megan Glynn eyes up her options against Cork's Orla Finn during Saturday's All-Ireland ladies football quarter-final in Mullingar. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

ANY defeat is tough to take but this heavy loss for Galway’s ladies footballers will be an exceptionally tough pill to swallow for players, management and supporters alike. There’s no getting away from it, this was a demolition job by one of the greatest, GAA teams we have ever seen, male or female.

What will make this defeat so difficult to come to terms with is the fact that no one saw it coming. Having blitzed Mayo by 10 points in the Connacht final and played some fantastic football in the process, and coming up against a Cork team who appeared to be struggling for form, many were quietly confident that an upset may have been on the cards.

What transpired was a Cork team rediscovering their mojo, and Galway the ones with the misfortune of coming up against them. No doubt there were questions being asked of Cork. They slipped up to both Kerry and Waterford in the Munster championship and were lucky to advance past Monaghan the last day out, but boy did they silence the critics on Saturday.

That same Mayo team that Galway blitzed in the Connacht final took to the field in Mullingar shortly after the Tribeswomen retired to their dressing room, and defeated Donegal to advance to the last four. They must now face up to this fearsome Rebelette unit and if Cork turn up in the same vein of form they did on Saturday, it’s hard to hold out any hope for them.

Seeing Mayo advance to the last four makes the pill that little bit tougher to swallow for Galway, but it does prove that they are not far off the mark, not that that is of much consolation to players or management. The reaction of devastated manager Stephen Glennon after the game spoke volumes.

“The scoreline says it all. The fact of the matter is we didn’t see it coming. The girls were flying it at training and to not translate it on to the field is very disappointing. Usually they say you get out of it what you put in to it, but today must be an aberration of some sort because the training was absolutely spot on,” he said.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

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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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