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Tuam woman is thanked for her Armenian generosity - 16 years later

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A Tuam woman got a wonderful surprise earlier this week when she was contacted by a man in Armenia who had received a generous gift from her a whopping sixteen years ago.

Report reveals teenagers do not get a fair deal on health

Widespread inequalities mean that many young people in the WHO European Region and North America are not as healthy as they could be, according to a new report on the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, published yesterday (Wednesday, 2 May) by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The HBSC Ireland study is based in the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway.

Special train for soccer international

A special train will return to Galway from Dublin for supporters attending the Ireland v Armenia soccer international on Tuesday October 11.

Sunday afternoon fight for Joe Ward at World Championships

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As the Advertiser was going to press last night, Moate boxer Joe Ward was at the ringside for bout number 115 in the 81kg division as he watched the outcome unfold between Abdurakhmonov Dilovasnoi of Tajikistan and Dmitrov Stoimen of Bulgaria to determine who with be the Westmeath man’s opponent in the last thirty two at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

VIP package to European crunch qualifier

Mayo clubs in Connacht Junior Cup action

A total of 16 Mayo teams will be in action in the Connacht Junior Cup this Sunday with all ties kicking off at 2pm. Bangor Hibs, Clew Bay United, Conn Rangers, Ballyheane, Glenhest Rovers, Snugboro United, Fahy Rovers, Kilmore, Ballyvary Blue Bombers, and Ballyglass will all be in action at home. With Killala, Partry Athletic, Newport Town, Ballina United, Moy Villa, and Straide and Foxford United all hitting out across the province in search of a place in the next round. Charlestown Athletic will make the trip to Ballyheane in a local derby as will Achill Rovers who head to Snugboro United, Mulranny United will go to Fahy Rovers as do Hollister who have a short trip to Kilmore, and Crossmolina who go to south Mayo to face Ballyglass.

Kilkenny strengthens age-friendly status

Kilkenny is set to further enhance its status as an age-friendly city this month as Ireland prepares to host the first international conference on positive ageing.

Silver for Galway boxer at Europeans

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Galway boxer James ‘Rock’ Cleary, pictured above with his father and brother, battled his way to a well-earned silver medal at last week’s European Schoolboy Championships finals in Grozny, Russia.


• Galway sports stars Ollie Canning, Sean O Domhnaill and Ja Fallon are taking part in the 148km first stage of the ‘Race The Rás’ charity cycle in aid of GOAL and The Irish Cancer Society from Dunboyne to Portumna on Sunday. The three will begin each of the stages three hours before the professional riders begin their leg of the tour, which finishes in Skerries on Sunday week. In total, almost 100 members of the public will join more than 50 current and former GAA personalities to cycle at least one stage of the tour. They are hoping to raise in excess of €100,000 for the two organisations. Other GAA stars who have confirmed their participation include Sean Og Ó hÁilpín and Brian Corcoran, ex-Kilkenny star DJ Carey, Clare’s Tony Griffin and ex-Irish rugby international, Mick Galwey.

Songs of the Mediteranean to resound around St Canice’s

The voice of acclaimed Greek singer Savina Yannatou is often regarded as an instrument in itself and so I wasn’t surprised to hear the enchanting rhythmic tones of her soothing voice when she spoke to me from her home in Athens last week.

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