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Team South Galway Special Olympics win cash prize

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Team South Galway won €400 in cash in the Gala Gifts for Clubs competition.

Team South Galway Special Olympics club won €400 in cash in the Gala Gifts for Clubs competition.

Since last March the club has connected with athletes using online channels holding quizzes, joke sessions, and chat sessions facilitated by the Special Olympics Connacht office.

Virtual walking challenges were also embraced and members of the club are now taking part in a five week step challenge based on the Special Olympics Health and Wellbeing programme.


Racecourse vaccination centre opens this morning

Shot in the arm - Mrs Monica Holland, aged 96, was the first person to receive the COVID vaccine in Turloughmore Health Centre on Tuesday afternoon as the vaccine was rolled out across the county this week. Pictured also is her vaccinator Dr Brendan Day, who is in his 42nd year of continuous medical practice in Turloughmore.

A team of vaccinators will begin innoculating healthcare workers at the Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Galway Racecourse this morning (Thursday). ...


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Bungalow set on large south facing site

This detached bungalow in Moyveela, Oranmore, is set back from the roadside on a large site measuring approximately 0.7 acre and has a southerly aspect. It is located near Athenry Golf Club in a sought after area between Oranmore and Athenry, just 15 ...


Nissan to build new small van range for Europe

Nissan has confirmed plans to build a new range of small vans for Europe, including a new electric model. The new range of commercial vehicles will be built on a shared platform from the Renault-Nissan alliance. ...


15,000+ Galway jobs could be lost in coming weeks, fear hotels and guesthouses

15,400 jobs in the accommodation sector in Galway could be lost in the coming weeks as hotels and guesthouses face a cataclysmic drop in bookings for autumn and early winter. ...


Galway's Daithi Burke celebrates fifth hurling All Star

Galway's Daithi Burke, in action against  Seamus Flanagan of Limerick, wins his fifth Hurling All Star, joining a list of illustrious hurling greats.  
Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Daithi Burke was the sole Galway player selected on this year's All Star team, which was dominated by All Ireland champions Limerick. ...


The impact of oral health on athletic performance

Chris Sherlock

If sports professionals want to win, Oral Health needs to be a top priority for elite and amateur athletes alike. Poor oral hygiene severely impacts athletic performance and training. Whether athletes practice their sport as a hobby or ...


COMPETITION - WIN A €250 giveaway from Sinead Lee Hair Design!

To celebrate the opening of their online store, Sinead Lee Hair Design are celebrating with a salon exclusive range of hair care products to keep your hair in great conditions until their salon reopens; ...

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Two jobs, same company – should I have a go?

Q: There’s a company I’d really like to work for – two jobs that interest me have recently been advertised there. They even have the same closing date. Should I go for one or would it be a good idea to apply for both? (EC, email). ...


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