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It may well be three full weeks away but already the tension and buzz is beginning to build in and around Athlone ahead of the eagerly awaited clash of neighbouring greats St Brigid’s and Garrycastle in the All-Ireland club semi-final.
To celebrate the launch of the new Renault bank, Sean White Car Sales on the Roscommon Road will be hosting a match between future rivals St Brigid’s of Roscommon and Garrycastle of Westmeath on Sunday.
More than €347,000 in funding has been allocated for the development of an astro turf pitch in Letterfrack and the development of a sustainable garden at St Brigit’s Garden in Rossachill.
Leinster AIB club final
St Brigid’s 1-12
Connacht club SFC final
Connacht Club SFC Final ( Kiltoom, Sunday, 2pm)
The late Hubert Butler once wrote a delightful essay called Influenza on Aran in which he examined the evidence for the early Irish saints. His title is explained in the first few sentences: “When I arrived in Aran by the Naomh Eanna at Kilronan I was sneezing and, by the time I had raced to St Enda’s Church at Killeany and seen the stone on which he had floated in from Connemara, I was feverish and coughing. I spent the rest of my time in bed reading the only two books on Aran and its saints that I could find, a big one by Mr O Siochain [Aran: Islands of Legend] and a small one by Father Scantlebury [Saints and Shrines of Aran Mor]”.
Tuesday is February 1, the feast day of St Brigid, and the Galway City Museum will be marking the day with a series of events.