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Fine Gael win defeat from the jaws of victory

There are many rumblings in the aftermath of the Local Elections as to the internal health of Fine Gael in east and north Mayo and recent mayoral and cathaoirleach elections are adding to the ether.

Summer Music Series success

Mayo County Council arts office Summer Music Series drew to a rapturous close last week.

Subway stores team up with Special Olympics to support Mayo athletes

Subway store owners in Mayo have teamed up with Special Olympics Ireland to support the organisation as it works to change the lives of people with an intellectual disability throughout the county.

Kenny condemns illegal dumping at Castlebar graveyard

Fine Gael leader Deputy Enda Kenny has condemned those responsible for dumping rubbish at the graveyard beside Lough Lannagh. The dumping is taking place at the weekends and has occurred twice over the past fortnight. The Mayo TD visited the area last Saturday morning to see the damage for himself and assisted in the clean-up with Councillor Ger Deere and Mr Ernie Sweeney.

Mayo entrants in Good Food Ireland Awards

The annual awards of Good Food Ireland will take place in The K-Club next Tuesday and Mayo will have five fine culinary representatives, who use local produce, at the ceremony.

Mayo clubs look to put bad weekend behind them

The four Mayo clubs in the Connacht Junior League 1A all had a bad weekend last time out with Castlebar, Westport, Ballina, and Ballinrobe all going down in round two of the league. Bottom of the table Ballinrobe shipped a 39 point defeat at the hands of table toppers Sligo to leave them rooted to the floor of the table, with Oísin Gill the only man to get a score for Ballinrobe in a 42-3 loss. It was always going to be tough for Ballinrobe this year to make the step up to the top flight. They did manage to get a bonus point in their first game away to OLBC, but last weekend’s hammering at the hands of Sligo could put a serious dent in their title credentials. They do have a shot at redemption this weekend when they make the short trip to Carrowholly where they face the Bulls of Westport. But it will be another tough ask and a losing bonus point is all that they really could hope for.

Ballina lead the way for Mayo clubs

Ballina currently lead the way for the Mayo clubs in the Connacht Junior League following three rounds of Division 1A. The north Mayo men picked up their second win of the season last weekend thanks to a bonus point win over Tuam at home. It was just what Ballina were looking for after going down in the previous round to second place Monivea. The Creggs Road side crossed the line with tries from Robert Forbes, Conor Forde, Paul Neary, and David Newman to wrap up a 29-3 win. This weekend the Ballina men will make the short trip to Cloondeash to take on a winless Castlebar side in round four of the competition. Last weekend the county town side went down to a 22-7 defeat at the hands of Corinthians, and despite leading by 7-5 at the break, thanks to a David Staunton try which was converted by Ronan Conway, they weren’t able to hold on to the lead and were steamrolled in the second half, with Corinthians hitting two tries. Castlebar haven’t had a good start to the season and will be looking for a much improved performance on Sunday against Ballina.

Nutritional tip talks

Local heart charity Croí’s Heart Smart Mayo Programme, which is a collaboration with HSE West’s Mayo PCCC, is hosting a series of free public talks on Eating for a Healthy Heart in Ballina and Castlebar.

Mayo Business Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the Mayo Business Awards, in association with Bord Gáis Networks, have been announced.

Healthy Heart talks in Ballina and Castlebar

Local heart charity Croí’s Heart Smart Mayo programme which is a collaboration with HSE West’s Mayo PCCC is hosting a series of free public talks on Eating for a Healthy Heart in Ballina and Castlebar in the coming weeks.

 

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