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Coen confident as Mayo look to down the Royals

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The Mayo senior hurlers got their National League season off to a winning start last Sunday, when they saw off Donegal in MacHale Park in round one of the league. This year sees Mayo drop down to the Nicky Rackard Cup for their championship campaign in the summer time and we caught up with Mayo senior hurling manager JP Coen during the week to look ahead to the season and what he expects from his charges.

Westmeath look to build momentum after comfortable win in London

Having gleaned a vital away victory over London, Michael Ryan’s Westmeath will be hoping to maintain their encouraging start to the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A campaign when hosting Derry at Cusack Park on Sunday afternoon (February 21).

Celebrating Des Kelly - the quiet legend of Irish music

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He founded The Capitol Showband that scored a number of firsts for Irish bands at home and abroad. He discovered songwriting legend Phil Coulter, he set visionary trad band Planxty on the road to success, he is Des Kelly.

Galway footballers have a tough group in National League

Following next Sunday’s FBD final against Roscommon (at 2pm in Tuam Stadium), the Galway footballers will embark on a rather difficult National Football League division two campaign.

Frank Naughton's A Vintage Christmas at Town Hall

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ONE OF the west of Ireland's finest and most popular tenors, Frank Naughton, brings his A Vintage Christmas show to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday December 17 at 8pm.

Battle lines drawn ahead of senior showdown

The senior Connacht club final has pitted two of the heavyweights of club football against each other when Castlebar Mitchels take on current Connacht and All-Ireland champions Corofin on Sunday in Tuam in what promises to be a mouth watering clash. The Mitchels will need a near perfect ten out of ten performance to dethrone the Galway kingpins.

Piaf - celebrating the little sparrow's centenary

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EDITH PIAF was born 100 years ago this year in the Belleville neighbourhood of Paris, and although she died more than half a century ago, her songs and her remarkable voice will never perish.

PORTS to play Monroe's Live

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"POIGNANT LYRICS, beautiful songs… a band worth falling in love with", is how BBC's Across The Line radio programme described Derry quartet PORTS, who are coming to Galway to play Monroe's Live this Sunday at 8pm.

The ten mile reversal into Irish rural life

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TWENTY-NINE years later, the route directions still resonate: “You drive as far as Malin Head and reverse 10 mile”. These were given to my brother Tom in 1986 when he received an invitation to what turned out to be one of the more singular book launches he ever attended.

Managing the moving parts

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"What we do need to concentrate on is being at our very best in June, July, August, and September, and whatever we have to do to be in the best shape we can be, that's what we have to concentrate on," said Noel Connelly on a wet and cold evening last November when he and Pat Holmes sat down to meet the local press for the first time after their appointment as the new Mayo senior management ticket. This coming Sunday is last Sunday in August, and things have gone exactly to that plan so far. If they are to keep going until September then the next step is to get over Dublin on Sunday.

 

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