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The first team to represent Connacht in rugby played against Leinster on December 8 1885. At that time, the game in the west was played by just a few schools. In the city, it was really only UCG and the Grammar School who played with any regularity. By the beginning of the last century the Jes, the Bish, and St Mary’s were competing. The growth of the game was interrupted by World War I and by the War of Independence, but it improved a lot after the truce.
A team of students from Moate Community School (MCS) have reached the national finals of the Young Social Innovator (YSI) Awards 2016. MCS is the only representative from Westmeath to reach the final.
Mayo County Council has set up a new agricultural working group of 13 people to deal with agricultural issues in the county including, to provide a representative voice for farmers in Mayo in relation to national and European agricultural policy, to ensure that farmers are aware of opportunities to diversify in order to ensure viability in the future, and to review products produced by farmers in Mayo to ensure future viability.
With the general election out of the way for now, councillors in Mayo have called for the decision that saw 10,000 Mayo people being subsumed into the Galway West constituency to be reversed ahead of the next time that the voters go to the polls in a general election. Fine Gael Cllr Patsy O'Brien tabled a motion at the April meeting of the local authority calling to reinstate Mayo as a five seat constituency after the completion of the census at the end of the month.
The work of a Galway based illustrator has caught the eye of Kim Kardashian, who is now featuring Nelle McCann's illustrations on her personal website.
The work of a Galway based illustrator has caught the eye of Kim Kardashian, who is now featuring Nelle McCann's illustrations on her personal website. Ms McCann was contacted by a representative of the reality TV star a few weeks ago requesting the use of the images.
Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, will host a discussion with local fishermen on the impact of the eel fishing ban in a seminar to be held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on Friday, April 1 from 1-4pm.
A number of Mayo candidates are seeking election to the 25th sitting of Seanad Éireann next month, with both the Universities and the vocational panels nomination proceedings closing recently.
The new Mayo League season kicks off this weekend with the now traditional Liam McEntee Charity Shield between Super League champions Westport United and cup winners Manulla on Saturday evening at 5pm in Milebush Park.