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A HISTORY of NUI Galway, in the days when it called UCG, drawn from the memories of college presidents and grounds staff, to various students, all who attended over a period of 40 years, is collected in a new book by Jackie Ui Chionna.
The history of Galway as an educational centre dates from the close of the Middle Ages. The Free School of Galway became so celebrated for its classical learning that it had more than 1,200 students from all over the country attending its courses under Alexander Lynch in 1615, when it was suppressed by King James I.
Galway will face Dublin in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie quarter-finals on August 4, having given up top spot in group one to Kilkenny.
The Galway senior camogie team enjoyed a comfortable 3-14 to 1-11 win over Limerick in Bruff at the weekend in their third round championship group game.
Galway Camogie’s star midfielder Niamh Kilkenny is a doubt ahead of their clash with Waterford in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in Athenry on Saturday (5pm).
NUIG lost out by a single point, 2-09 to 1-13, to UCD in last weekend's Sigerson Cup final in Santry.
SINCE WINNING first prize at both Florence's Premio Vittorio Gui and the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition, the Gould Piano Trio has firmly asserted itself as one of the most outstanding piano trios of today and this year is marking its 25th anniversary.
Galway senior camogie hopes of an All Ireland title came to an end in Semple Stadium on Saturday when Kilkenny edged extra time, winning by 3-25 to 1-19.
The Galway hurlers head to Walsh Park in Waterford this Sunday (2pm) knowing they must, at the very least, win to avoid a relegation play-off with an improving Cork outfit to see who will play in division 1B next season.