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The Mayo International Cup 2014 is an elite U16 soccer tournament which will take place from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24. The competition will be hosted at Milebush Park and will see a top class field of six teams taking part over the weekend. The sides taking part in this year’s competition are Millwall FC, Chesterfield FC, Republic of Ireland u16 (Development Squad), Northern Ireland u16 (Development Squad), Glentoran FC and the host team the Castlebar FAI Regional Centre u16 squad. This year Milebush Park will host all of the matches and it is hoped it will help create a festival atmosphere in the Castlebar venue over the weekend.
We will start this week back at last weeks column. I cannot believe a story written in my column last week got so much national attention. It was liked by almost one thousand people on hoganstand.com, it has been discussed on Newstalk I am told, and has been retweeted by several players including Colm Parkinson, the former Laois star. Lots of footballers were tagged to the article on Facebook as it reminded so many of players who would not take no for an answer when told they were not part of a panel. I did not see that coming.
Irish Guide Dogs’ most famous patron Roy Keane is looking for volunteers in Galway city and county area to help out with Irish Guide Dogs national SHADES campaign taking place from Monday April 28 to Friday May 2. Volunteers are required for street collections throughout the week and for a Tesco collection day on Thursday May 1.
Galway basketball club JM&L Titans pulled off the shock of the weekend's action when ousting favourites Neptune by 86-82 in the new Men's Championship Trophy.
If you told us at the beginning of the year that we’d have two popes living together in the one house in Rome, one in the posh end and the other in the modest end; or that we would never ever be able to listen to Two Little Boys again and feel the same way about it; that we’d find out we’ve been eating horses; that we could never again watch Coronation Street and feel sorry for Ken Barlow in the way we used to when he was having his eye wiped by Mike Baldwin, or indeed watch the joyous end of a marathon without feeling any emotion other than joy, you would scarcely believe it.
Irish soccer legend Roy Keane is calling on Galwegians to take part in the 11th Annual Shades fundraiser for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
A Ballyhaunis man who pleaded guilty to using green diesel in his pick-up truck was given a €2,500 fine which was mitigated down from the maximum possible fine of €5,000 at Ballyhaunis District Court this week
Ballina Town Council will be putting new draft signage bye-laws out to public consultation in the next few weeks. Town architect, Kevin Keegan gave a presentation to the members of the council on the issue of poor and unattractive signage in the town and its surrounds and the impression it gives. Mr Keegan told the meeting that the council had problems in trying to get certain businesses to comply with the council’s requests to remove or replace poor signage as there were no bye-laws in place.
Liverpool FC fans in Galway can look forward to meeting Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer who are coming to Galway to take part in a public interview about their footballing careers.
Kevin Kilbane, who earned 110 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 1997 and 2011, is coming to Galway this weekend to launch a new RoI supporters’ club.