Selection dilemma awaits councillors over sports facility funding

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Galway city councillors face a major selection dilemma over the next few weeks when they will be asked to prioritise one of three local projects to benefit from the national Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund.

This Monday, they will hear a presentation from Connacht Rugby on its previously announced plans for the development of the Sportsground — a proposal which is well advanced and in planning. The €30m project will deliver a modern, fit for purpose rugby stadium in addition to a new high-performance training centre for Connacht Rugby while also retaining existing greyhound racing facilities.

Last Monday, councillors were told of plans to develop a state of the art aquatic centre at Cappagh Road with a 34m pool, a spacious gym and modern fitness studios. The project costing €11 million would create a major aquatic centre for the west, capable of serving several watersports, including waterpolo. It would be run by the Kingfisher group and was presented by Joe Cosgrove and Padraig Smith. It would revert to the City Council after 25 years.


Nolan calls for longer pedestrian crossing times

Soc Dem Galway City Central candidate Sharon Nolan.

The length of time the 'green man' on pedestrian crossings is displayed for needs to be lengthened on pedestrian crossings across the city, to allow more time for people to cross city roads safely. ...

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Members of Galway's busking community. They will be performing in the city on Saturday against the re-proposed Busking Bye Laws from the Galway City Council.

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A busy week for O’Donnellan & Joyce with open viewings for March auction properties

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Craig Breen, Waterford, and co-driver Paul Nagle, Killarney, on their way to scoring a 14 second win in the Corrib Oil Galway International Rally.
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A new ‘mycarcheck’ survey of British motorists shows half of all used buyers encounter phishing. With recent Home Office figures in Britain revealing a near 50 per cent increase in vehicle thefts over the last five years (up from 75,308 ...


Galway businesses pitch for more golf tourists from the North

Galway businesses North and West Coast Links and Galway Bay Golf resort have joined Fáilte Ireland in Belfast this week to showcase the best of Irish courses to golfers from Northern Ireland in a bid to grow visitor numbers from the North. ...


Oranmore Maree make history with Galway's first intermediate hurling title

In the history of the All Ireland Club Intermediate Hurling Championship, six different clubs from Galway had been defeated in finals since its inception in 2004. Finally that has changed, and Galway can toast Oranmore-Maree who produced a wonderful ...


New Sunday schedule for Kairos two year diploma training

There has been great interest from people who want to undertake Kairos therapy training on Sundays. Local training provider Maureen Maloney-Faherty has responded to this need by offering a course designed to meet the busy schedules of individuals. ...


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