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I’m back. I haven’t fallen off the wagon and I’m still working my body into a bit of a sweat, working muscles that haven’t been used since Jack Charlton was in charge of the Irish football team and Mary Robinson was president of the nation.
So it was week two this week at Studio Style Fitness for your out-of-shape writer. Once the muscles that had not been used for quite some time in a TRX/bodypump class had returned to some normality over the weekend, it was time to get to grips with something new this week.
There are eight Mayo sides left in the Connacht Junior Cup after last Sunday’s third round of action. The competition now moves forward to the last 16 with only three games between those remaining and a place in the final. The first of those fourth round games takes place this Sunday when Manulla host St Patrick’s in Carramore at 2pm. The Galway side currently are sitting second bottom of the Western Hygiene Supplies Premier Division with just one win from their 11 games so far this season. Manulla will be hoping they have the quality to breach a defence that has conceded 36 goals in league football already this season.
Donegal cousins Declan and Brian Boyle took their first ever international win in the Colm Quinn BMW Galway International Rally.
Vote local was the call from a number of members of Ballina Town Council this week as the council prepared its final budget before the dissolution of town councils in the summer.
Ballina is moving closer to following the lead of the likes of Ennis and areas in Dublin city centre in attaining a purple flag award, which is an international award that recognises the excellence in managing town centres with a focus on the night-time economy. A briefing was held between Ballina Town Council and a number of traders earlier this week, with a follow up presentation by a member of the purple flag accreditation body to take place next week, before a number of delegates from the town will attend a conference in Ennis on the purple flag the following weekend.
The new Mayor of Ballina, Fianna Fáil councillor Johnny O’Malley, has set out his stall in what looks to be the last year of the town council.
The action across the divisions in the Mayo League will take a back seat this weekend with the semi-finals of the divisional cups down for decision. The FCS Cup last four sees the meeting of Ballina Town and Castlebar Celtic on one side of the draw, with Westport United and Ballyheane going toe to toe in the other semi-final, both games are down for Saturday evening with 7pm kick-off times.
Is the race for the Elverys Sports Super League over already? With four games gone from 14 for six of the eight sides, Ballina Town have found themselves six points clear at the top of the table with four wins from four. Packed neatly behind them on six points are three sides, Ballyheane, Manulla, and Snugboro United, with Castlebar Celtic and Westport United tied together on four points in fifth and sixth places. Claremorris and Iorras Aontaithe make up the bottom two, with Claremorris just one point behind the two flagship names of Mayo soccer, and Iorras Aontaithe who have only played three points have just a point to show for their efforts so far.
The upcoming visit of Bishop Desmond Tutu to Ballina did not meet with the unanimous approval most would have expected at Wednesday night’s meeting of Ballina Town Council.