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Loughnane appointed to Sport Ireland

Retired Olympian and World Champions walker, Olive Loughnane, who represented Galway, has been appointed to the board of Sport Ireland.

Rotary Club of Athlone launch fundraising concert

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The Rotary Club of Athlone hosts its fourth annual fundraising concert on Friday, August 31, in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone. Similar to last year, the event will be in aid of Athlone Special Olympics Club. Funds raised from that particular event contributed towards sending fourteen athletes to the Irish Summer Special Olympic Games which were held in Dublin in June.

Galway gymnasts qualify for European championships

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Four Galway girls have made an historic breakthrough in gymnastics, qualifying for the 2018 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Trump’s dealings with Europe and beyond belief rescue missions

This has been a tremendously interesting week. Before we begin on our usual chat and conversation, there is one item which is outstanding and which we simply should reflect upon, and that is the rescue of the 12-member boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.

Has the Olympics lost its lustre?

Sporting events produce more than their fair share of elation and disappointment - and few could not be moved by the tears of defeat shed by Katie Taylor this week and empathise with the anger of Michael Conlon when decisions went against them in the boxing ring in Rio. It has prompted widespread accusations of corruption at an Olympic Games that has been marred with issues since winning the bid in 2009.

The Olympics doesn’t fire the imagination anymore

We tend to look at Olympic Games through the glass prism of the rose-tinted glasses. I remember seeing my first colour TV while watching the athletics at the Munich Olympics. It was the era of the flares, the locks. It was a rare look at events that happened somewhere else across the world and we were watching it. Remember these were days not long after the wonderment of the moon landings. Our brains were sponges for saturation of colour, of exoticism. The only live events on television were All-Ireland semis and finals, the FA cup finals, the European Cup finals and the Eurovision.

Galway teenagers want your vote to become Nissan Generation Next ambassadors

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Two Galway teenagers teenage athlete and an innovative teenage entrepreneur from Galway are in the driving seat to win a place on this year’s Nissan Generation Next ambassador programme.

Renowned performance consultant Gerry Hussey coming to Castlebar

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One of Ireland's most noted and sought after performance consultants, Gerry Hussey is coming to Castlebar for an evening of talks and demonstrations that will appeal to anyone looking to improve or optimise their health and wellbeing.

Free cars up for grabs as Nissan backs Galway’s leaders and champions

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Nissan is giving away a new, taxed and insured car or van to anyone in Galway who has what it takes to become one of Ireland’s future leaders and champions.

Moate’s Joe Ward secures Olympic qualification

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