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'I picked up a bar bell and dead lifted 90kgs and I thought I really like this'

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You only have to pick your phone and scroll through Facebook or Instagram to see that hitting the gym and pumping some iron has become incredibly popular. For many of the #fitfam brigade, working out is mainly for keeping in shape or as an enjoyable pastime which allows them to de-stress from a day at work. Yet for strength athletes who compete, lifting weight it is a way of life.

Galway gymnasts heading to the European Youth Olympics

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Galway gymnasts Jane Heffernan and Emma Slevin are set to travel on Saturday to the European Youth Olympics Festival as part of a 40 strong Team Ireland.

Moate slugger Joe Ward resists lure of pro ranks

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Three-time European champion, Joe Ward, has decided to resist the temptation offered by the pro ranks and will instead captain the Irish team at the upcoming World Boxing Championships in Hamburg.

Local donations secure new wheelchair swing for St Hilda’s

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St Hilda’s Special School in Athlone has recently secured the installation of a new wheelchair swing for its pupils, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and people.

Galway floorballer Ray McClearn gets ready for Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

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The countdown is now on, as Team Ireland prepares to travel to the Special Olympics World Winter Games in just under two months and one local athlete is gearing up for the chance of a lifetime.

AIT students representing Ireland at European Cross County Championships

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Two Athlone IT students will represent Ireland at the upcoming European Cross Country Championships which will be held in Chia, Sardinia on Sunday, December 11.

Peter Forde — The sportsman who helps people be injury-free

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Turloughmore man Peter Forde was always used to being busy. He was involved in a number of sports and was self employed as a carpenter.

Company co-founded by Renmore man develops global app to help optimize athletic performance

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ORRECO, co-founded by Renmore native Dr Brian Moore, which is provider of biomarker analysis for professional athletes and international teams, has announced it has joined IBM’s Watson Ecosystem and developed an app that provides personalized strategies to help optimize athletic performance.

Quinn bows out doing his country proud

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Castlebar swimmer, Nicholas Quinn's Olympic hopes came to an end on Tuesday evening in the pool in Rio in agonising fashion. The University of Edinburgh student missed out on a place in the semifinal of the 200m breaststroke by 0.41 of a second. Quinn finished in a time of 2:11.67, his fastest morning swim ever and second fastest 200m breaststroke swim to date. He needed a time of 2:11.24, equal to his personal best in the heat which would have seen him through to the semifinal. Quinn had gone into the Olympics ranked 27th in the world and finished in 19th place in the games.

Galway homeowners urged to extend the céad míle fáilte to visitors for 2020

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Organisers of Galway's 2020 Capital of Culture celebrations are appealing to homeowners across the city and county to open their houses to visitors when the time comes. The housing scheme which is being labelled Tar Isteach - the Irish for come in - is aimed at promoting a cultural exchange between Galwegians and visitors from across the world.

 

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