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United boosted after gritty victory over Sligo

Galway United's relegation battle continues continues at Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow (7.45pm) when they host Limerick FC in the SSE Airtricity League premier division.

Impressive Buccaneers can scoop Senior League title by defeating Sligo on Saturday

Buccaneers can clinch the Connacht Senior League title by beating Sligo at Hamilton Park on Saturday afternoon; kick off 2.30pm.

Baron Corvo’s short visit to Sligo school

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I am sure that the good sisters at the renowned Ursuline convent school, Sligo, had no idea what they were letting themselves in for when Eilís Dillon and her sisters landed as boarders at their door. The Dillon girls were confident, challenging and extremely well read. Much of that confidence came from their fiercely nationalistic mother and father and their commitment during the War of Independence. Both parents were imprisoned; their father, Professor Tom Dillon, was ‘on the run’ for most of that time.

Back against the side where it all began for Boyle

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The last time that Mayo lost in the Connacht championship was back in 2010, back then Davitts' flying wing-back Colm Boyle had fallen out of favour with the then Mayo management and it was another two years before he returned to the fold under James Horan. Boyle did not make it to that game as a supporter he said last week. "No I missed it, I was at a wedding the same day," but like many a summer wedding in Ireland he was one of a few missing in action from part of the celebrations, adding that he did see it on TV. "I missed the dinner over it."

Greeting from the border line

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It is not the Connacht final we expected to see but it certainly is one that has been widely anticipated after Sligo threw away the form book when comprehensively disposing of Roscommon in the semi final. It is slightly ironic that it is the 40th anniversary of Sligo’s famous win against Mayo in the final. The big question on everybody’s lips is will they be able to produce again against the current Connacht kingpins to prevent the green and red going for an unprecedented five in a row.

Commercial investment opportunities in Sligo

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A number of substantial commercial units and zoned sites in a well located retail park in Collooney, Co Sligo, are expected to attract considerable interest when they go to auction on July 24.

Where did the seats go?

Speaking on Mid West Radio this morning, Connacht GAA Council Secretary John Prenty outlined where most of the stand tickets for the big game went to. Prenty said that the capacity of the stand in Dr Hyde Park is 3,612. The competing counties were allocated 1,800 stand tickets, 1,000 tickets for player and sponsors of the three competing teams on the day including the minor final, 300 seats went on sale in Super Valu shops which is part of the agreement with the shops, 100 tickets for the Galway three in a row team that are being honoured on the day and there will be 48 invited guests of the Connacht Council.

Councillors to be asked to approve €7.3 million airport loan

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The executive of Mayo County Council will put forward a formal proposal to the elected members of the council this afternoon (Monday, April 13) for the council to take out a 30-year loan to cover the cost of buying a 17.5 per cent stake in Ireland West Airport Knock for €7.3 million, by seven local authorities.

Stephen James to play Róisín Dubh

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FOLK-ROOTS singer-songwriter Stephen James, and his band, returns to Galway this Saturday to play the Róisín Dubh at 9pm.

Get on your bike for the An Post Yeats Tour

The An Post Cycle Series, supported by An Post, the Irish Sports Council, and Local Sports Partnerships, encourages people of all fitness levels to get on their bikes in one of the five cycling tours across the country between May and September. The An Post Yeats Tour of Sligo kicks off the series on the May Bank Holiday Weekend and this year is part of the ‘Yeats 2015’ celebrations where cyclists can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Sligo, the spiritual home of the great poet.

 

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