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Huge opposition to proposed changes to the administration of the LEADER programme which would threaten the future of local developmment companies was mounted in Mayo this week.
BY DECLAN VARLEY
It was another winning weekend for Mayo AC over the Galway border. The Clarinbridge Charity 10k had more than 300 finishers led home by Steve McKeigue from Ferbane AC in 33:17 on a demanding course which included some 3km of forest trail. Mayo AC's Paddy O'Toole was third in 34:59, and TJ McHugh fifth overall in 36:05. Catherine Conway was fourth overall and first woman in a brilliant personal best time of 36:03. This was just one second better than her 36:04 second place at the Athenry 10k in Jan 2010.
When Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Services (APOS) Ltd first opened in 2002, the company employed two prosthetist/orthotists and one technician. Now employing over 13 people at their clinical and manufacturing base in Kilcolgan, Co Galway, APOS Ltd is one of the largest providers of prosthetic and orthotic services in Ireland. The company holds clinics (funded both publicly via HSE and privately) throughout the country and has clients from both Ireland and abroad.
Laser Swimming Club is celebrating its recent award as Connacht Club of the Year 2012.
After many successful years of wowing audiences with their extravagant variety performances, Mullingar Charity Variety Group Players are now extending their repertoire and staging their first play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. This play is written by Martin McDonagh who also wrote and directed the BAFTA award-winning film In Bruges.
SCENES FROM James Joyce’s Ulysses have been imagined, depicted, and interpreted by two Irish artists for an exhibition as part of this year’s Cúirt festival.
After sifting through hundreds of nominations the winners of the Rehab Galway People of the Year Awards have been chosen and are due to be honoured at a glittering gala banquet and presentation at the Clayton Hotel on Saturday April 2.
The Hollymount international road races took place last Sunday under the stewardship of Seán Reilly. There is always a high quality field in this race run over a course which encompasses three demanding laps to make the 10K distance in the men's race. The women's race is over 3K and was dominated by Mary Gleeson and her Mayo AC team mates. Ballina AC athletes Michelle Reynolds and her sister Ann Egan put in solid performances. They are used to much longer events but added the snappy 3K event to their repertoire.
Monroe’s Live crank it up a notch for the coming St Patrick’s week celebration with the announcement of The Hogs performing at the Dominick St venue on Tuesday March 16. Recently gaining popularity in the Czech Republic, the outfit performs a distinct style of Irish traditional music drawing heavily on the style of Shane McGowan and the Pogues that is oft described as raw, rousing and raucous.