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The Southern Gaels U14 hurling squad made club history this past weekend by reaching the final of their division of Féile na nGael on Sunday.
A WELL Spent Smile is the title of an engaging collection of poetry recently published by Robert Hilton, captain of The Aran Flyer ferry. The ups and downs of Hilton’s long seafaring life infuse poems that are sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and constantly a pleasure to read.
Padraic Joyce and his Galway u20 team began their season with a comfortable 1-18 to 0-10 point victory over Kildare in their opening game of the John Kerins cup which was held in Pearse Park, Longford.
The battle for Normandy June-August 1944, launched on D-Day exactly 75 years ago, marked, after Stalingrad, the beginning of the end of Nazi Germany. It was a major battle. The Allies suffered 209,672 casualties of whom 36,796 were killed. Some 28,000 Allied airman were lost in the months preceding and during the campaign.
After having to miss out on captaining Mayo in the championship for the first time against New York, due to injury, Diarmuid O'Connor is looking forward to getting back on the field tomorrow night against Roscommon.
JOXER DALY is not the kind of man you want your husband to be friends with. Then again, 'Captain' Jack Boyle is not the man any woman should have to endure as a husband.
As expected, Roscommon qualified for a Connacht semi final showdown with Mayo on Saturday week after a facile and straightforward win over Leitrim.
"Disappointed men and some tears" was the natural response in the immediate aftermath of Connacht's 21-13 loss to Ulster in this season's Guinness PRO14 quarter-final, but the club can reflect on more positives, none more so than achieving its primary aim of qualifying for Champions Cup rugby for only the second time on merit.
Unashamedly and deservedly, the ‘Fields of Athenry’ was ringing loud and clear in Kingspan Stadium seven months ago. The hurt and frustration of failing to record a single win against Ulster in Belfast in 59 years ended - a ghost laid to rest at last.
Galway go in search of their first national league title when they face Cork in Sunday's decider at Parnell Park (4pm).