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The art of hurling

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In the year 1527, it was decreed in one of the Galway Statutes that “At no time to use ne occupy ye hurling of ye little balle with the hookie sticks or staves, nor use no hand balle to play without the walls, but only the great foot balle”. It seems the authorities of the day were trying to limit the playing of hurling, but they might as well have tried to hold back the tide.

Galway Rose volunteers in Chernobyl

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The 2016 Galway Rose, Rosie Burke, has just returned from an emotional volunteering trip to Belarus with Adi Roche and Chernobyl Children International. The 23-year-old vet from Ballinderreen, South Galway, was accompanied by 17 of her fellow Roses, including the 2016 Rose of Tralee Maggie McEldowny.

 

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