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Hole-in-one for Sam Gillivan in Westport

There was plenty of golf action around the county last weekend, including a hole-in-one recorded by Sam Gillivan in Westport.

Wordhaus - marathons, footie, and music

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NORTH POLE marathons, underground Irish music, and poems about football will all feature in the third Wordhaus event on Wednesday April 23 at 6.45pm.

Olympic hero Rudisha becomes an honorary Galwayman and wants to come back after exciting stay

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It is not every day that an ion of world sport pops in to visit your class, but that was the case for several Galway schools last week as Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha became integrated into the Galway scene.

As he gets ready for Antarctic Richard Donovan encourages public to run for Calcutta

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Ultramarathon runner Richard Donovan is urging people from across Ireland to register for the 2013 Calcutta Run. The annual Calcutta Run will take place in Dublin this year on Saturday May 25, and the proceeds will be donated to homeless people in Dublin and Calcutta.

The magnificent seven

Running seven marathons on seven continents in under five days is more than just turning up at a starting line and taking off, as you can see from this pictorial guide to Richard Donovan’s world record in aid of GOAL.

Donovan sets out to break his own world marathon record in aid of GOAL

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Galway ultra-runner, Richard Donovan, is attempting to become the first person to run seven marathons in seven continents in under five days, all in aid of GOAL's efforts to alleviate the suffering of people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.

Trail World Championships to see Connemara run broadcast to 100 million homes worldwide

Several television networks are to broadcast the recent Trail World Championships organised by Run Connemara in a development which has been hailed as a major boost for the event.

Marathon organisers donated thousands of euro to local athletes and clubs, despite claims by former mayor

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Much has been written and broadcast over the past week on the impasse between the City Council and the organisers of the now-cancelled Galway City Marathon, which was due to take place at the end of this month and draw a vast number of runners to the the city. However, among the most hurtful barbs thrown was the allegation by former mayor Michael Crowe that the organisers did not honour a commitment to donate marathon funds to sporting clubs and athletes in the city which has been angrily rejected by the organisers and proven to be untrue.

Game, set, match for O Brolchain

Local politicians competed with local sport stars and some of Galway’s finest tennis players at a special Pro-Celeb Tennis Tournament to mark the Galway Lawn Tennis Club’s Open Day at the weekend.

Byrne comes third in 100k ultra marathon

What a weekend just gone it was for John Byrne of Mayo AC, last Sunday will be a date the Straide man will never forget. Byrne joined the five man Irish team in Perth, Scotland, for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k ultra race. This annual event is not only a very competitive race between the home nations but also incorporates the Irish 100k championships. The team manager was well known adventurer and experienced ultra athlete Richard Donovan from Galway. Two experienced runners, Thomas Maguire - the current Irish record holder (7 hours 4 minutes) - and John O'Regan, were joined by Keith Whyte (Ennis Track Club) and Daniel Doherty (Basingstoke and Hants AC), both attempting their first 100k. John Byrne came to the race having entered the ultra distance zone in 2010 with a 50k race in Galway in August and an excellent 60th place in the World Championships in Gibraltar in November. Between these two he completed yet another Dublin marathon. One hundred kilometres is the equivalent of running two marathons back to back and finishing with a 10 mile run.

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