Sports Shorts

•Oughterard Badminton Club is running a club open tournament on Sunday at 1pm at the Oughterard Community Centre, open to all players in divisions four and five. Entry fee is €10 per player, each player drawn and partnered with players from different clubs. To register contact Richard Gibbons 087-2847997, or email [email protected]. On Wednesday February 25, the county badminton board will host a special coaching and mini-tournament for division six players at 8pm in GLTC.

•Calasanctius College Oranmore will feature on Setanta Ireland’s broadcast of extended highlights from this year’s All-Ireland Schools Basketball finals. On Wednesday February 25th, there will be coverage of the u-19 Girls A final between Calasanctius College Oranmore and Our Lady of Mercy Waterford. Action from this game will air at 4pm and will be repeated at 10am on Saturday February 28.

•Cumann Iománaíocht Máigh Cuilinn registration day in the club house Bailedoite Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Fees: Adult players €40; Non players/college students €25; Juvenile players €20;Juvenile family €50 (3 children + ). Further details:

•NUI Galway has appointed former Irish Olympian Gary Ryan as the college’s elite sports development officer. This new role within the sports and recreation unit will provide support and assistance to individual elite performers and implement performance development programmes, support services such as sports science, strength, and conditioning, and nutrition will also be offered.Gary Ryan is a former multiple Irish sprint record holder who represented Ireland at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games. He won a bronze medal for the 4x400m relay at the World Indoor Championships in 2004, as well as numerous Irish titles. For the past three years he has been the director of coaching for the Athletics Association of Ireland. Originally from Kilcommon, County Tipperary, Ryan is a graduate of Waterford IT and the University of Limerick with an MSc in Sports Biomechanics.

•Run, walk, jog in aid of Bóthar on Saturday February 26 at Kilconieron GAA Club at 12noon. Prizes include exclusive hoodies for SM, SF, M40, F40, M50, F50 winners, in addition to spot prizes and a goodie bag for all entrants.Entry fee is €20 with all profits going to Bóthar.

•Kevin Heerey, a member of Galway Bay Sailing Club, will present a talk in the clubhouse in Renville on Wednesday February 25 (8pm ) on his preparations and involvement in the Atlantic Rally for Criuisers in 2007. The talk will be of interest to the general public. No entrance fee.


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