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Good scoring in club competitions across the county

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The weather is turning for the better and the scoring is getting better in the clubs around the county. 

98’s — Under-16 Street League champions, 1968

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In 1893, a Bohermore hurling club was affiliated to the County Board. There was a strong nationalist tradition in the area and so the club evolved into Bohermore 98’s in honour of the centenary of the 1798 rebellion. The guiding lights of the club were Jim Tonery, Paddy ‘Ham’ Ruffle, and John Crowe. The club forfeited a County Championship in 1903 when one of their players was sent off. The team protested at the injustice of the decision and walked off the pitch. Their clubhouse was in Bohermore on a site that was later occupied by “Monto’s Shop” and is today covered with townhouses.

Goodison Park visit a dream come true for Francis Conmy

Local Everton FC fanatic, Francis Conmy has finally gotten to visit Goodison Park to see his beloved FC play.

Get your business to stand out from the crowd

The Local Enterprise Office Galway, which is responsible for fostering business start-ups and developing existing micro and small businesses, has launched its new autumn schedule of training courses. These business focused one-day workshops cover a range of areas, from marketing your business both online and offline to managing your business finances.

Forward thinking is what drives Keegan on

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The last time he was in action in Croke Park, Lee Keegan was sent off by referee David Coldrick just before the short-whistle. While Keegan was cleared to play in the replay of that semi-final against Kerry it is something that he does not look back on with anger, even if it did probably hamper his preparation for the replay the following week, as a number of days of will he or won't he be allowed to play had to be negotiated before he got the all clear. "Again no blame, that was something I had to take myself and again I'm not someone to point the finger, that was subsquently my own thing. It was mentally draining week, it was very tough leading into a big game. But I had a very strong group of players around me and the management had a good belief that I would be ready for the game on the Saturday, which was a great confidence booster."

Chelsea FC legend to speak in Galway

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Paddy Mulligan, a member of the great Chelsea team of the late 1960s/early 1970s, who also earned 50 caps for the Republic of Ireland, is coming to Galway this weekend.

All Star Cillian O’Connor flies the green and red at Old Trafford

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Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor may be more familiar with a GAA pitch than a soccer field but he played a blinder nonetheless when he donned the new Mayo kit for the 75,000 strong crowd at Manchester United’s hallowed home ground, Old Trafford, last weekend.

‘New York State of Mind’

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.

Over The Edge reading

THREE GALWAY based writers, Alvy Carragher, Kate Ennals, and Michael Farry, will read at Over The Edge in the Galway City Library on Thursday February 27 at 6.30pm.

Hundreds run for Aoibhe at successful Renville Park 5K

Close to 700 runners took to the pathways of Renville Park on Wednesday night last to compete in the third annual Renville Park 5K, with all proceeds from the event going to local charity ACT for Meningitis.

 

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