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Athenry too strong for Liam Mellows

Former kingpins of Galway club hurling in the 1990s, and a club that also won county titles in 2000, 2002 and 2004, Athenry, got their 2014 campaign off to a positive start with a 2-20 to 0-15 win over Liam Mellows in Gort last weekend.

Eamonn Corbett and 1916

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Eamonn Corbett came from Kileeneenbeg near Clarinbridge. He was associated with the Volunteer movement in County Galway from 1914 onwards. After the Redmondite split he gave valuable assistance in organising the Volunteers throughout the county, and in 1915 he was assisting Liam Mellows while training the various companies in the Brigade area.

1916 commemorations in Galway

Events will take place across County Galway this EasterWeekendto commemorate the 1916 Rising and the Galwegians who took part in that seismic event.

Liam Mellows registration

Liam Mellows holds its annual registration day on Sunday (February 16) from 11am to 1.30pm.

Superb Bohermore property on the market

John Quinn has just received instructions to offer for sale No 18 Liam Mellows Terrace, Bohermore. This property, which is situated on a large corner site, is in excellent condition and is situated very close to all city centre amenities and is within walking distance of Eyre Square.

Turloughmore too strong for Mellows in minor replay

Turloughmore team captain Vincent Doyle collected the Fr Griffin county minor A hurling cup from county chairman Joe Byrne after his side was too strong for Liam Mellows in the replay in Athenry on Sunday.

Mellows and Turloughmore meet again on Sunday

Liam Mellows and Turloughmore will renew acquaintances this Sunday at Athenry (1pm) in the county minor A replay.

Liam Mellows hosts barbecue and open evening

Galway city hurling and camogie club, Liam Mellows, is holding a barbecue and “open evening” at the club’s grounds at Ballyloughane, Renmore (beside the beach), on Friday May 24th May from 7pm to 9 pm.

‘No cheering crowds, no military parades, no public holidays’

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On December 7 1922, less than eight months after the Kilmilkin battle, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker). As they reached their car a gunman stepped forward and opened fire. Both men were hit, but Hales was bleeding profusely. Although seriously injured Ó Máille managed to get Hales into the car and drove to the nearest hospital, where he collapsed. Hales was dead..

‘ Prepared to fight and to die’ for Ireland

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The general election of 1918 was also a plebiscite on the Easter Rising, two years previously. The Rising, and the destruction of the centre of Dublin, had been generally condemned. The Irish Parliamentary Party, under John Redmond, had been inching towards Home Rule; why bother with such violence? The belief was that the men and women of 1916 were brave, if foolhardy. Yet following the prolonged executions of the leaders, the massive round up of participants, and their imprisonment in Britain, a change of attitudes swept the country. This was perfectly illustrated in the election held on a bleak December day 1918. Sinn Féin had fielded candidates in every constituency. The campaign was vigorous and tough.

 

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