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And us with the big happy heads on us...

I remember about a decade or more ago sticking my notebook under the nose of the then Health Minister Michael Noonan, when he was in Castlebar opening the hospital or something and asking him a question about something health related for the Galway area. And in the way he had about him back then, in the days before he was canonised, he cocked an eye and said to me “Right sonny, you're here from a Goll-way paper. This is not a day for Goll-way. Today is Mayo's day, not Goll-way's day.”

The tennis club

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The Galway Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club was founded at a meeting in the Royal Hotel, Eyre Square, on May 19, 1900. Many of the founders were members of the British army, the landed gentry, and the professions such as doctors, solicitors, professors, etc. Membership was by invitation only so there was a certain elitism attached to the club in the early days.

Is it time for a two tier championship?

The World Cup has reached the quarter final stages, Wimbledon has almost reached its climax, yet the Provincial finals in the GAA championships have yet to yield their winners despite starting two months ago. When you think how fast these other tournaments are run off it makes you feel for the inter county players with the long drawn out season with gaps of up to six weeks between games. None of the big hitters has been eliminated in the football championship, and before you say what about Derry, they were never going to win the All-Ireland. One team I felt may be able to put it up to Dublin, physically anyway, was Monaghan. They are lucky to be still in the Ulster championship and they have no greater incentive to win their replay with Armagh than avoiding a replay against Tyrone in the qualifiers. Monaghan more than likely felt great about themselves after beating Tyrone, and clearly took their eye off the ball playing against Armagh, while probably looking ahead to an Ulster final repeat against Donegal without actually having qualified for it. They got the wake up call necessary and I am sure they will win the replay.

Proust Questionnaire

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Oliver Reed - Wild Thing

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THE HELLRAISING life and times of Oliver Reed are vividly brought to life in acclaimed Oliver Reed – Wild Thing which comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday May 2 at 8pm.

Style isle – Your weekly guide to fashion with Lorna Weightman

Even if we do not want to admit it we are, as fashion consumers, influenced by the catwalk. It shapes our style, and in turn, how we buy. We see the likes of Jordan Dunn or Karly Kloss strut down the catwalk in something jaw dropping and we sit in hope that our favourite high street retailers will interpret this trend in an affordable way. At every fashion week, I watch intently so I can develop my personal trend preferences. Some jump at you, others take time to be realised. But this season is like a trends festival. As the summer is fast approaching and we plan our getaways to places that actually get some sun, I thought it appropriate to do a little refresher on some of the most popular looks.

Wimbledon live in HD 3D at Mayo Movie World

For the first time ever the Wimbledon finals will be broadcast live in HD 3D to cinemas around the world and SGC Mayo Movie World is proud to be part of this historic groundbreaking broadcast, exclusively so in Mayo.

Ballyhaunis man on TG4

On June 3, Dr Michael O’Dwyer from Ballyhaunis will be joining Máirtín Tom Sheáinín on the programme Comhrá at 7.30pm on TG4.

The Radisson rocket

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In business, as in life, we have those who lead and those who follow.

This is not just strawberries and champagne

Just one word - yum! Marks & Spencer is famous for its deliciously juicy strawberries and elegant champagne, and has now combined these two iconic products to dress your salad leaves in a totally new way this summer with the Strawberry and Champagne Vinaigrette.

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