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St Michael’s Club was formed in 1956 after Galway won the All-Ireland football final. The first AGM was held in Tom Connolly’s house in Lower Shantalla Road, and they played their first game in 1957. Among those who founded the club were Pa Boyle (whose brainchild it was), Mick O’Toole, John Duignan, Mick Higgins, Liam Cunningham, and Sergeant O’Toole. They started as a dual club, but after a few years they concentrated solely on football.
Pharmacist twin sisters Ann and Deirdre Butler from Ballina have bought a business from another family of pharmacists which has been in existence for almost 70 years. They have bought two pharmacies from the Higgins family located on Teeling Street and Market Cross in Sligo town.
An Garda Síochána is advising people to “close the door on burglars” as latest figures show that nearly one in every three burglaries involves a break-in through the front door.
A bloody episode during the War of Independence will be the subject of a talk in Ballina Library on Wednesday next September 7. On Thursday March 4 of 1920, two young RIC constables, returning from patrol, called to Fanning’s public house at Bouladuff (knows as The Ragg), near Thurles to buy some provisions. Unknown to them, also in the same public house were three prominent officers of the Mid Tipperary Brigade of the IRA. In an attempt to disarm the policemen, a melee ensued in which Galway born Constable John Heanue was fatally wounded.
TWO LADS cycle 160km on stolen bikes, pursued by gardaí, desperate to find a missing bale of cocaine worth €7 million. This is The Young Offenders, “the best Irish film I’ve seen in years," according to Ryan Tubridy.
Sergeant John Connolly, Westmeath's Crime Prevention Officer, is warning the public not to become complacent regarding home/shed security in the coming months.
‘The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers. She aims it at the creature’s head. And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.’
NEXT WEEK sees a real highpoint of the Town Hall Theatre calendar when the Abbey Theatre arrives with its invigorating new production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, directed by Olivier Award winner, Sean Holmes.
One of Galway’s most enduring, most enjoyable, and most enjoyed institutions is the community based musical group, St Patrick’s Brass Band. The band was founded in Forster Street in 1896 and they have been entertaining Galwegians since.