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Marconi Half Marathon teams up Kingfisher Club

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The Marconi Half Marathon has announced the Kingfisher Club as its official health and wellbeing partner to help promote health and fitness in the county and get runners in tip top shape for the event this year.

Boutique half marathon to take place in Connemara

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The Marconi Half Marathon, Connemara’s boutique half marathon, will take place on Saturday September 20. Starting at 11am, the race begins at the famous Gurteen Beach in Roundstone and finishes in the capital of Connemara, Clifden town.

The most Irish of games

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Hurling is said to be older than the recorded history of Ireland and to predate Christianity. In Seamus King’s remarkable book The History of Hurling, there is a reference from Irish verbal history of hurling being played as far back as 1,200BC in Tara, County Meath. The earliest written references to the sport in Brehon law are from the fifth century.

All the figures from Galway West

Number of seats: 5

So which candidates are stalking the web?

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív is the most active Galway politician on the internet according to a new website created by an NUI, Galway student.

Mixed fortunes for Independents and small parties

Galway West looks set to elect an Independent TD for the first time in its 74-year history, according to the Galway Advertiser poll on the constituency, but it also shows mixed fortunes for the smaller parties.

Thirty candidates to chase the nine seats in Galway

Anglo Avenger developer Joe McNamara who famously drove his cement mixer into the gates of Dail Eireann on Budget Day will not be walking in the main door of Leinster House in March as an elected TD after he dramatically decided not to put his name forward for election in Galway West.

Eleven counties, four provinces, 13 candidates and only three seats

One thing is for sure about the European election count on Sunday is that all eyes across the EU will be on The Royal Theatre, Castlebar when the ballot boxes are opened thanks to one man’s name on the ticket, Declan Ganley. The Galway man and Libertas leader has emerged as the most controversial candidate in an election in Ireland for years. Ganley and his Libertas group’s anti-Lisbon Treaty campaign last year lead the charge for the no-vote on the treaty in the country and his party has now gone pan-European in these elections. If Ganley fails to take a seat in this election, where does his or his party’s mandate go to in the expected re-running of the referendum later this year? We will have to wait and see.

 

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