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Pat Egan gave a lifetime of service to the GAA

There was a sense of an end of an era in Galway football circles in many regards last week when the news filtered through that former Galway football chairman Pat Egan had died following a long battle with illness.

Clarke Collection book club discusses Dear Old Ballina

Well known local historian, author and former Western People editor Terry Reilly will be in attendance at the Jackie Clarke Collection on Pearse Street, Ballina next Tuesday, July 23 for the latest sitting of the collection’s book club.

Remembering Ann Marie who never came home

About 18 years ago when I was working in The Tuam Herald, word came to us that there had been an attempt to bomb the World Trade Centre. The plan involved parking a truck below the North Tower, near one of its corner crutches. The intention was to bring down one tower, possibly into the other, and kill thousands of people. The plan did not work, but unfortunately seven people were killed and thousands received varying degrees of injuries. The reason there was a Tuam connection is because there was a local woman who was working on one of the towers. Ann Marie McHugh came from a well-known local family — her parents Padraig and Margaret ran the Town Hall Tavern in the heart of the town — so news of her terror on that occasion was a story of considerable local interest. On the phone from New York (because there was no email or internet in those days), she told me how, as an asthmatic, she was terrified as she had to descend 80 flights of stairs to make it out from the smoke-filled building. It took her hours to make her way down the darkened stairwell and she spoke of her relief reaching the ground and seeing the light through the smoke.

Fifty per cent off as O’Connors celebrates hitting fifty

O’Connor’s Bakery was established in Ennis in 1961 by Pat and Mary O’Connor. Pat was a pastry chef in Shannon Airport at the time and both he and Mary trained as confectioners in a small coffee shop/bakery in Kilkee. For the first few years Pat commenced working in the bakery at 3am, left for work in Shannon at 7am and then did a few more hours in the bakery when he came home at 6pm.

John B Keane’s classic The Field comes to the Royal

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Lane Productions will bring their forthcoming production of John B Keane’s award-winning play The Field to the Royal Theatre, Castlebar in February next year. It will be directed by Joe Dowling. Brian Dennehy will perform the iconic role of ‘The Bull’ McCabe. The play comes to The Royal Theatre Castlebar in its debut on Thursday February 24 with performances until Saturday February 26 2011.

Rugby Cats earn silverware in entertaining Army battle

Kilkenny rugby had a somewhat dismal season with the first team losing Division 1 status and exiting the Towns Cup at the early stages. With no silverware to show for the season it looked a little bleak.

SNA Impact committee

A Mayo/Galway Special Needs Assistant Impact committee has been formed.

Court Side

The Hardcourt Singles League, kindly sponsored once again for another year by Honda Motors Kilkenny, came to a satisfactory conclusion on Saturday evening. Thankfully we were spared the inclement conditions of the last few days, so that the finalists could give the excellent new courts a thorough test.

Fitness levels increase over the festivities

Over Christmas 61 members of The Kilkenny Fit4life Club took part in the final “timing session” for 2009. Members and club leaders were very satisfied with the results as 56 out of the sixty-one showed improvements in their times since the initial timing on September 29.

Pet holidays and grooming at Woofs and Wags

Four-legged friends can enjoy their own luxury break while you’re on holiday and a professsional grooming service at any time with Woofs and Wags, a service based in Belclare.

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