Date Published: 28-Mar-2011
Bohemian FC 0
Galway United 1
Galway United’s excellent recent form against Bohemians continued in Dalymount Park last Friday evening, when a 60th minute strike by Joseph Yoffe gave them all three points as United made it four wins from their last five meetings with Pat Fenlon’s side.
It was a first win of the season for The Tribesmen, and manager Sean Connor will be hoping that his troops can push on from here as they aim to leave a tough pre-season campaign behind them.
Having lost to St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk in their opening two matches, United possibly deserved more than the draw they got against UCD last week, with Connor saying after that game that he felt it was two points dropped and so his side would have to pick up points elsewhere.
He didn’t have long to wait, as Yoffe’s goal on the hour mark on Friday night means United have now taken 13 points from a possible 15 in their last five games with the Dalymount Park club, and while they are just one off the bottom of the table, the win will give them a massive lift ahead of the visit of Sligo Rovers top Terryland Park this coming Friday night.
Bohs, who have introduced a number of young players to their first-team squad for this season, had to re-shuffle their attack when star striker Chris Fagan was ruled out through injury, with Anto Flood deployed as a lone striker, with Stephen Traynor playing in the role just behind him.
The changes seemed to work quite well initially, as Bohs made a promising start to the game, and were presented with the first real chance of the game with just 10 minutes gone when good approach work by Traynor and Flood presented Robert Bayly with a chance just inside the United penalty area, but the former Sporting Fingal man was well off target in the end.
Bohs continued to cause problems for United, with Killian Brennan in particular being a real threat out wide. In fact, the Drogheda native went close to opening the scoring just six minutes later when he was played through by skipper Owen Heary, but his subsequent shot was just wide of the right-hand post.
United, on the other hand, were finding that chances were few and far between during the opening quarter, but they did have a lively operator in Yoffe, who looked threatening whenever he gained possession in the final third.
Karl Moore was also causing Bohs plenty of problems on the ball, and he was the catalyst behind United’s best chance just seven minutes before the break, as he waltzed his way through The Gypsies’ defence before attempting a through-ball to Yoffe, whose eventual charge down on a Mark Rossiter clearance almost went all the way past Barry Murphy in the Bohs goal.
After something of a lull in their performance levels, Bohs finished the half in good form, but the closest they came was an effort from former United striker Flood which went narrowly wide.
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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent
Date Published: 07-May-2013
A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.
That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.
The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.
Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.
Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.
Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.
A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.
Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.
Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.
Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.
Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action
Date Published: 12-May-2013
The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.
There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.
Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.
Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.
Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.
The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.
However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.
Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.