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1)WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT LOUGHREA?
NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2015 Alumni Awards to be presented at the 15th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday, March 7. The ceremony will take place on the campus at the Bailey Allen Wing located in Áras na Mac Léinn.
NUI Galway will be hosting a forum on sports on Saturday June 28 as part of the university’s engagement process with alumni and the public.
NUI Galway, in association with the Kingfisher Club, will host a charity 8K run on Saturday October 12 at 10am with proceeds going towards Jigsaw Galway.
By Sinead Farrell
Ireland’s most successful race walker Olive Loughnane has announced that she is to retire from athletics. The Loughrea woman competed at the highest level, and won a silver medal at the 2009 World Championships.
And so as we enter Olympic week, we use Olympic parlance — the baton of craic that is perpetually on the move in Galway is passed on in the relay team of Johns. First John Killeen grabbed it and ran at a speed of knots, sailing through the field, the wind at his back to pass it on to John Crumlish who took it with a little artistic flourish, had it repainted while it was in his hand, juggled it through the air, airkissed it before seeing the third John awaiting on the cusp of the last 100, and with the white flag being hoisted into the air, he passed it on to John Maloney who will, with a ‘wild lep’, jump over the last fence and bring the Galway summer to the finishing line with the applause of the audience ringing in his ears.
Another Galwegian will be heading to the Olympic Games in two weeks. Athenry's Paul Hession and Loughrea's Olive Loughnane will be competing on the track, and a third local, Tuam’s Pierce O'Callaghan, has been appointed as an international technical official for athletics.
Galway’s top two athletes Paul Hession and Olive Loughnane continue their preparations for the Olympics.
Olive Loughnane of Loughrea AC placed an impressive eighth in the Women’s 20km Race at the IAAF World Cup of Race Walking in Saransk, Russia, on Sunday.