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Marvellous Mellows crowned county senior hurling champions

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Christmas truly came early for Liam Mellows hurlers when they deservedly won their first county senior hurling championship in almost half a century, beating 2014 and 2011 champions Gort on Sunday afternoon in Pearse Stadium.

Ophelia brings both tragedy and heroism

Well, the story of the week was Ophelia. By the way, I looked up Ophelia and it comes from a Greek word meaning “help” – very appropriate, I think. Of course, it also was the name of Hamlet’s doomed lover in the play by Shakespeare.

It’s all happening at The Snug Bar

The Snug brings you a jam-packed schedule of rugby and soccer action this weekend, supplemented with music from some of the hottest local bands.

Property price rise expected to continue for three years

Property agents in the Leinster region expect house prices to continue to rise for the next three years.

Concussion forces Marshall to retire

Connacht Rugby have lost another player to concussion with news this week that Ben Marshall is retiring immediately.

Lam more confident as returning players boost his Connacht squad

Connacht coach Pat Lam is feeling a lot more confident following the return of seven key squad members as the Pro 12 resumes this weekend.

Replenished Connacht welcome Cardiff to The Sportsground

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Connacht coach Pat Lam is feeling a lot more confident following the return of seven key squad members as the Pro 12 resumes this weekend.

Ballyboden inflict capital punishment on underperforming Mitchels

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For the second time in three years, Castlebar Mitchels dream of bringing the Andy Merrigan Cup home with them was stopped at the final stage by opposition from Dublin. Unlike this time two years ago when the Mitchels adventure came on the back of their first county title in 20 years, this was a Mitchels side who had came back again this year and saw off last year’s champions Corofin, before seeing off Crossmaglen in an epic semi-final. However, they met a Ballyboden St Enda’s side who had a game plan that worked to a tee, with runners from deep causing Castlebar all sorts of problems and the static nature of the Mitchels attack playing straight into their hands. Castlebar will be disappointed with how they performed on the day and will know they could have done much better than they did.

Injury crisis lifts as Connacht face league leaders

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Finally some good news on the injury front for Connacht as they head into crunch Pro 12 and European fixtures this month.

No excuses not to win, says Lam 

Connacht are back in the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (5pm) to face a Cardiff side that has always proven thorny opposition in the Guinness Pro 12.

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