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There is a top line-up of live music celebrating some of Ireland's biggest rock stars at Garbo's music venue in Castlebar this August Bank Holiday weekend.
It started and ended with a handbags being thrown, but in the seventy odd minutes in between Mayo did what they needed to do and saw off Galway in a sun splashed Pearse Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The main man on the day for Mayo was Aidan O’Shea who put in a show stopping performance where he tormented the Galway defence for the full seventy minutes. The big Breaffy man was hauled to the ground so often in desperation by Galway defenders that his knees will be sore for a few days from the impact of landing.
The Seychelles adoption of the school book Cracking Maths is certainly a tribute to the authors of the programme who include Joan Gilligan, Majella O’Connor, and Carmel Kelly of Brideswell National School, Athlone.
A cancer researcher at NUI Galway has clinched a prestigious award for her groundbreaking work in the area of bowel cancer.
The Medtronic Chorale were singing on high after winning the top prize in the 2015 Galway Choir factor Competition which took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday night.
Mayo’s search for back-to-back wins in the Connacht u21 football championship for the first time since 2009 will stretch into 2016 at least after the exited the competition at the semi-final stage on Saturday evening. In a game that wasn’t ill tempered Roscommon referee Paddy Neilan dished out three black-cards and late red card to Mayo’s Patrick Durcan, as Galway deservedly claimed their spot in the final against Roscommon in a fortnights time.
Welcome to our live rolling coverage of this evenings meeting between Mayo and Galway in the Connacht u21 Football Championship semi-final in Elverys MacHale Park.
Mayo picked up their second win in this years National Football League on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park, when they saw off Monaghan in an ill disciplined affair that saw two Monaghan players sent off, along two black cards being issued by referee Rory Hickey in a contest that was punctured by numerous scuffles off the ball. In truth Hickey seemed to lose control of the game early in the second half as fracas broke out all over the field.
Galway businesses were in Dublin this week to attend Fáilte Ireland’s Business Tourism Briefing and hear about plans for the business tourism sector for 2015 and beyond. Over 250 members from across Ireland’s business tourism sector were in attendance, representing conference venues, hotels, professional conference organisers, destination management companies, university conference offices and regional convention bureaux.
Film Mayo was delighted to have internationally renowned film director Pat O’Connor as its special guest for the launch of Film Mayo, which took place before Christmas. Pat has a very special relationship with Mayo since filming The Ballroom of Romance in Ballycroy in the early eighties. He has very fond memories of his time in Mayo, particularly the warmth of the people in Ballycroy. The reason that Pat agreed to be the special guest at the launch of Film Mayo was because of the affection he holds in his heart for Mayo. During his recent visit Pat talked of how shooting in Mayo was a very special time for him and one of the most fulfilling experiences that he has ever had film-making.