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United are primed for top of table clash with Cork City

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Galway United’s Conor McCormack lining up a shot against Shane Barnes of Athlone Town during Friday night's First Division tie at Eamonn Deacy Park. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

THE feet of the Galway United players are firmly planted on the ground, with no-one in the squad getting carried away despite matching a club record of seven successive wins last Friday when claiming all three points at home to Athlone Town.

Such is the focus within the squad of taking it one game at a time, club captain Conor McCormack was not even aware that he had led the side to that history-equalling run of seven straight wins.

“Oh I didn’t know that,” he says when asked about his pride in leading the side on that impressive run of results. “It is great, it is a great credit to John, he has assembled this team, and the supporters come in every week and get behind us. We are in a good bit of form at the minute, but we have to take things one game at a time.”

They get their chance to create a new club record this Friday when they host Cork City in a top-of-the-table clash in Eamonn Deacy Park (7.45pm), but McCormack insists that he and the players will treat it as just another game.

“I suppose every game is a massive game. Cork are going to come up and try to beat us, to get one back on us because we beat them earlier in the season, but we’ll be ready for them, we’ll watch their game back and well come up with a plan that will hopefully see us get the three points.

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

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24/7 Garda surveillance on feuding Galway families

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Specialist Garda units have been maintaining round-the-clock surveillance over the past week in different parts of the city in an effort to keep the lid on a vicious ongoing feud between two families.

The feud, which resulted in a number of houses being firebombed and a gunshot being fired into a doorway earlier this month, is still simmering but Gardaí have put in place a ‘watch and follow’ strategy in relation to gang members.

Gardaí have also confirmed that they are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry into what they regard as the most serious of the incidents which occurred in the latest outbreak of the feud.

That involved a shooting incident on the Wednesday night of June 15, when a gunman fired a shot into the door of a house in the Bohermore area at around 10.30pm – he is believed to have initially making his getaway on foot before being picked up in a waiting car in the Forster Court area.

Detective Superintendent Shane Cummins, who is heading up the investigation into the series of incidents, said that . . . .
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Highwire performers to stage Claddagh spectacular

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – It’s a skill known as funambulism – highwire or tightrope walking – and later this month it seems set to draw huge outdoor crowds to the Claddagh Basin.

Staged on seven highwires spanning the River Corrib, south of Wolfe Tone Bridge, the performances on July 16/17 (Saturday/Sunday), will feature a cast of 150 people from all ages and backgrounds.

Entitled ‘LifeLine’, this spectacular event is being produced and presented by the Galway Community Circus group and will be one of the highlights of the upcoming Arts Festival.

Originally, ‘LifeLine’ had been pencilled in as part of the Galway European Capital of Culture 2020 events, before being scuppered by the Covid pandemic.

The highwire event also has a more serious undertone, in its promotion of the importance of mental health wellbeing at a location renowned for its beauty – but also for many personal human tragedies.

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Knives, live ammunition and drugs seized in Knocknacarra

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From this week’s Galway City Tribune – Knives, live shotgun cartridges and over €10,000 worth of drugs were seized by Gardaí in an operation earlier this week in the Knocknacarra area.

Four young males – who were acting suspiciously in the Lios Mór area at Cappagh Park on Tuesday evening last at around 7pm – were approached by a Garda unit and searched.

During the search, Gardaí found a quantity of cocaine on one of the men, while nearby they also seized a number of offensive weapons including knives.

All four were detained for questioning by Gardaí after being taken to Garda HQ in Murrough, Renmore and in a follow-up search at a house in Knocknacarra, €10,000 worth of cannabis was discovered as well as three live shotgun cartridges.

One of the men – aged in his early 20s – is . . . .
This is a shortened preview version of this article. To read the rest of the story, see the July 1 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can buy a digital edition HERE.

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