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A group in Galway has set a new world record for the longest distance rowed in 24 hours by a mixed team aged between 30-39 years. The world record attempt was organised by Damian Browne, former Connacht & Leinster Rugby Star, who will set off on his own Solo Atlantic Rowing Challenge in December. The team of 35 people rowed 378,473 metres non-stop over the 24-hour period in the Warehouse Gym.
THE NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup arrived at The K Club on Sunday, September 10, where golf clubs from all over Leinster teed off to compete for the chance to play in St Andrew’s Scotland and win the prestigious trophy.
Tourism providers along the Wild Atlantic Way got another boost this week with the commencement by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) of a twice weekly service between Shannon and Stockholm. The service is the first between Shannon and Sweden’s busiest airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and the first between Shannon and Sweden in some 12 years.
George Ryan and Denis Ryan were announced as the winners at the prestigious Audi Athlone quattro Cup, held on July 20 at Glasson Hotel & Golf Club.
Athlone-based golf professional Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) put any lingering Irish PGA Championship disappointment behind him by powering to success in the Slieve Russell Masters Pro-Am on Tuesday.
Almost €20,000 in funding distributed to forty two sports and community groups by Mayo Sports Partnership
At a recent Mayo Sports Partnership Board meeting close to €20,000 was allocated to 42 clubs/organisations in Mayo through the Partnerships 2017 special participation grant scheme. Special guest at a recent presentation evening, Minister Michael Ring commended all involved in grassroots sport throughout the county, saying: “Supporting clubs and organisations through this annual small grant scheme by Mayo Sports Partnership recognises the vital role that sport is playing in our communities. Without volunteers sport just would not happen and it is vital that we continue to support them in their hugely important work."
The rescheduled Breaffy GAA Monster Auction will take place this coming Saturday in Breaffy GAA Clubhouse. The auction was due to take place on Saturday, May 27 but was postponed as a mark of respect after a tragic death in the club. The auction gets underway this Saturday at 6.30pm and the hundreds of items up for auction has a worth in excess of €30,000.
Tucked away just two miles from Galway city is the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel, in vast acres of rich, lush, scenery on the banks of Lough Corrib. The abbey is the ancestral home to one of Galway’s famous tribes, the Ffrench family. The graceful, gothic, two-storey house was built in 1740, with the abbey itself being constructed in the 1790s as a private church for the family. In the 1980s, the house and estate were bought, restored, and converted, transforming it into a unique hotel.
Sherry FitzGerald welcomes No 33 Kingston Road to the market for sale by private treaty. This is a substantial two-and-a-half storey detached family home on a site of approximately 0.36 acre overlooking Galway Golf Club and with views towards Galway Bay.
The correct name for this promontory is Blake’s Hill which comprises approximately 30 acres. Gentian Hill was a much smaller area further north, but nowadays the whole area is referred to as Gentian Hill. An extract from O’Donovan’s Letters described it as follows: “Here in Blake’s Hill over the sea, whither the young men of Galway were wont to come on horseback on the third day of their May game, and there dine between the hill and the castle of Barna. Sir Moragh O’Flaherty of Aughamore defeated an army out of Clanricard on the 22nd of June 1564 on the strand at Traybane, Cnoc an Blacaigh.”