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• Galway’s Greg Cunningham, who continues to impress at Manchester City, has agreed a new four-years deal at the club. The 19-years-old, who signed from Mervue United in 2007, made his Ireland debut in May and played for 30 minutes against Argentina last week. It has been an “ unbelievable year” for him, he says. “To get this new deal sorted and win my first full cap for my country has exceeded all my expectations. I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with City. Now I need to impress the manager as much as I can and get as much game time as I can, too.”

•With local soccer leagues set to kick off over the next two to three weeks, registration day for Knockncarra FC takes place this Saturday from 1pm in the clubhouse at Cappagh Park , Cappagh Road. Club members will be on hand to answer all questions and parents are asked to bring birth certificates for their children. A number of new teams have been added this season as the club continues to grow. As a result new coaches, managers, and supervisors are needed. Contact club secretary John O Donovan 0872794468 or [email protected]

•Ace Goalkeeping, with the support of Mervue United, is running a one-day goalkeeping camp on Saturday (August 21 ) from 10am to 3pm. The camp is open to boys and girls from eight years to 14. Ace Goalkeeping is run by former United player and Mervue’s goalkeeping coach Adrian Cronin who is FAI qualified. For further information contact [email protected] or telephone 0877928949.

• Galway’s female footballers received deserved honours at the recent FAI Awards in Dublin. All three women’s awards were won by Galway players - Niamh Fahey was named senior women’s player of the eear; Julieanne Russell won the u-19 women’s award; while Dora Gorman was named the u-17 women’s winner. Gorman and Russell play with Salthill Devon, as did Fahey before her move to Arsenal.

• Galway athlete Enda Ansbro has been starring in the sixth European Transplant and Dialysis Games currently taking place at DCU. Enda, who is a native of Cortoon, Tuam, is an inter-provincial badminton player with Connacht. At the badminton tournament on Tuesday Enda won two medals, the men’s singles 18-39 dialysis and the doubles 18-29 transplant.

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