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For some reason the game of soccer seemed to be popular with Claddagh people. In the 1930s there were at least three teams representing the area. Claddagh Rangers were playing senior soccer, the equivalent of League of Ireland today, Old Claddonians were fielding teams, and by 1937, Galway Rovers were developing a youth team as well as a junior side. In their early days Rovers had no clubhouse, though the Old Malt pub could be described as a hangout, as could the Atlanta Hotel, whose owner Josie Owens had strong connections with the club.
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will be in Balla on Friday September 23, to open Connacht Gold’s refurbished livestock mart. Balla is one of four marts operated by Connacht Gold in Mayo, Sligo, and Leitrim and more than €1.3 million has been spent on upgrading the mart.
Kilkenny-based IT Company, A to Z Computers has recently completed an extensive rollout of state-of-the-art ICT equipment to Coláiste Eamann Rís in Callan. The completion of this project sees staff and pupils of the school availing of some of the latest in ICT equipment such as High-Spec Laptops, 3D Ready Projectors, Visualisers and Interactive Whiteboards.
A man who was given a suspended prison sentence at Castlebar District Court this week has given an undertaking to abstain from alcohol as part of a condition attached to the suspended sentence.
A plasterer whose van was involved in a traffic accident and who only found out following he accident he had insured another van he had sold rather than the one he intended to insure, was in Ballyhaunis District Court this week.
Part-time farmers who have lost their jobs are turning back to the land and making it viable once more. According to Martin Walsh, general manager of Connacht Gold mart, farming is one business that is set to grow during the current recession.
The next series of All-Ireland finals gets under way at a number of venues this weekend. Amy Corrigan teams up with Newport’s Leona Ryder as they bid for the ladies’ minor doubles title when they take on Cork duo Catriona Casey and Lisa Aisling as the third match at Thurles this Saturday. The opening match is the Connacht v Leinster girls inter provincial team of 10 tie which has an 11.30am start. Much of the defending champions Connacht team is made of up Roscommon and Galway youngsters with Mayo’s Jennifer Fahy playing an important part in the province’s bid to retain the trophy. The winners meet a strong Munster side in the final the same afternoon at Thurles.
The driver of a car who turned away from a Garda checkpoint, but was later stopped by gardaí, had a bench warrant issued for his arrest at Wednesday’s sitting of Castlebar District Court.