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Joe McDonagh was an iconic GAA personality

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Ray Silke

Joe McDonagh was an iconic GAA personality

We were reading the papers last Friday night when a few texts hit the phone to say that Joe McDonagh had died. Even with the knowledge that Joe had been seriously ill over the past while, it was still difficult to comprehend that such a gregarious, energetic and vibrant man had passed away at such a young age.

A man you don't meet every day

We all like someone good batting for us. Someone who can go out, without resort to a note or a rehearsed rote-learned speech. Who sounds lyrical but not flowery. Who speaks sense. Who preaches what is right. We all love it when our leaders are people who orate easily, who can melt hearts with their smiles and their personality, who can defuse the most tense of situations with an ability to bring sides together. Because when our leaders look and sound well, we think that we look and sound well. If these are the people who represent us, by extension, then we are all the better for having them lead us.

Joe McDonagh was an iconic GAA personality

We were reading the papers last Friday night when a few texts hit the phone to say that Joe McDonagh had died.

Connacht make history with first Pro 12 final

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A man you don’t meet every day

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We all like someone good batting for us. Someone who can go out, without resort to a note or a rehearsed rote-learned speech. Who sounds lyrical but not flowery. Who speaks sense. Who preaches what is right. We all love it when our leaders are people who orate easily, who can melt hearts with their smiles and their personality, who can defuse the most tense of situations with an ability to bring sides together. Because when our leaders look and sound well, we think that we look and sound well. If these are the people who represent us, by extension, then we are all the better for having them lead us.

County council remembers ‘Galway’s greatest son’

Galway county councillors were united in grief at the county council meeting in Abbeyknockmoy on Monday as they paid their respects to Joe McDonagh by holding a minute’s silence.

West Board Junior Champions 1989

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Barna had a hurling team in 1964 and handball was very popular in the area, but anyone wanting to play football would have togged out for An Spidéal. Local games were played in Sean Lydon’s field along the shorefront, halfway between the church and Barna school. Kevin Curran and Nicholas O’Fegan were the founders of Barna GAA Club in 1965 and they managed to field minor and junior teams that year. Their junior team had the honour of playing the club’s first competitive match on May 30 1965 against a Bohermore selection known as John F Kennedy’s. Kennedy’s won by a point.

Milestone for Barna GAA

Barna GAA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has produced a booklet to mark the milestone of the formation of the football club.

AIDS West World AIDS Day memorial concert concert to be held next week

To mark World AIDS day, AIDS West will present a special candlelit memorial service on Tuesday 1 December at 7:00pm sharp in the wonderful surroundings of St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church in Galway. This will be the 15th anniversary of the annual event – admission is free to all.

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