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EXPERIENCED Mayo star Martha Carter admits that she still hasn’t dealt fully with the fall-out from last September’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final defeat to Dublin.
The Lough Mask regional water supply has been removed from the most recent Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List meaning up to 40,000 people have had their water supply removed from the agency’s to-do list. The scheme was on the RAL for treatment and management issues at the plant which have now been addressed following a €1.9 million upgrade by Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council.
Zip-Lines Ireland, the Award-winning business based in Athenry, is upping the ante with the introduction of a Commercial Zip-Line Range.
The message that came from the November meeting of the Mayo County Council this week was that not only the lack of major infrastructure projects in the region in the draft Ireland 2040 plan - but the small print of the plan itself is going to affect Mayo in a bad way for the next 20 years.
Fresh from their historic 6-3 win over Instonians in the quarter-final of the All Ireland Junior Cup last weekend, Ballina will go looking to make it five wins from five on the domestic front when they return to action in the Connacht Junior 1A League. So far this season the north Mayo men have been in flying form running up big scores, seeing off Westport 27-7, Galwegians 56-5, and Buccaneers 69-22, the closest that any side has got to them in the league this season is third place Sligo, but Ballina still saw them off 27-19 a month ago. On Sunday they will expect to make it win number five when they take on seventh placed Monivea who have only registered one win so far this season from their four outings.
Having had to come through two titanic encounters with Galway champions Kilkerrin/Clonberne - Carnacon's attentions turn north this Sunday when they take on Tyrone and Ulster champions St MacCartans in the All Ireland semi-final in the Red Hand side's home patch at 2pm. The Carnacon girls are looking to make it back to the final of the competition for the first time since 2013 as they go looking to claim their sixth All Ireland title. Since they first claimed an All Ireland title in 2002, the Mayo side have reached the final on eight occasions winning five and losing three times.
The provincial club championships really kicked into life last weekend with some mouth watering games and exhilarating displays in all four Provinces and no question the shock of the club season occurred in Leinster as the mighty St Vincent's were humbled by Wicklow champions Rathnew. Credit to Castlebar Mitchels who qualified for another Connacht club final after getting the job done eventually against Sligo champions Tourlestrane but not without a real scare. Castlebar are not playing with the same fluency and conviction of other years which is slightly worrying from their viewpoint but the most important thing is that they are winning.
The newly renovated Castlebar music venue, Garbo's, will be hosting this fantastic night of entertainment featuring Effigy, Ireland's tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival this evening, Friday, November 17. Admission is €10 and doors open at 9.30pm. With a mixture of swamp blues, kicking country, and rock 'n' roll, this is a show not to be missed.
More than 900 students from 15 secondary schools in Mayo are setting up their own business enterprises through the Student Enterprise Programme in conjunction with Local Enterprise Offices.
At a recent function in Newport House, Scott Glaze, chairman and CEO of Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation, honoured the team who commenced employment with Fort Wayne Metals at the foundation of the manufacturing plant in Castlebar 15 years ago.