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New boss Ryan happy with hurling panel

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Though Westmeath’s hurlers suffered another Walsh Cup defeat on Sunday in Mullingar losing 1-21 to 0-16 against Galway, new manager Michael Ryan was encouraged by another gritty display.

Countdown to the big match at Sean White

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GAA enthusiast Sean White of Sean White Car Sales, Athlone hosted members of the Garrycastle and St Brigid’s clubs recently, in advance of their upcoming Club Championship semi-final clash.

St Brigid’s top the poll against fancied Nemo Rangers

Much of the attention last Saturday was focused on count centres from Keenagh to The Hyde Centre and many more up and down the country as results of the General Election began to unfold. Yet not even the election of Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan could have equalled the high experienced by all connected with St Brigid’s at the sound of Eddie Kinsella’s final whistle at the end of this epic All-Ireland Club Championship semi-final.

Determination and experience the key as O’Loughlin’s land their third county title

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A crowd of 11,000 turned up at a bright but very cold Nowlan Park last Sunday to witness O'Loughlin Gaels claiming their third Kilkenny senior county title. The bookies had made Carrickshock favourites, it was a tag that surprised many locals, one can only assume that the odds compiler wasn't aware of the city men's experience and fighting spirit. OK the ‘Shocks had five intercounty players in their ranks but it was widely accepted in Kilkenny that it was O'Loughlin Gaels that had the more balanced outfit.

Powerful week for Carrickshock ace

It has certainly been a powerful week in the life of 24-year-old Carrickshock ace Richie Power, who backed up his 13-point haul for his club last Sunday with an OPEL-GPA Hurler of the Month award which he collected at a ceremony on Tuesday last in Dublin.

Major GAA sponsorship for senior county champions

One of the largest sponsorship agreements in the history of St Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union was announced this week. For the next three years St Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union, the largest community based credit union in Ireland, will be renewing its sponsorship of the GAA Senior County Championship, the winners of which in the past year have won the All-Ireland Club Championship.

Forty years on.... Galway Advertiser motoring better than ever

It is 40 years since Ronnie O'Gorman returned home from London to Galway with a plan to publish Ireland's first free newspaper. But not even he could have imagined the massive success it has become today.

The priests were on the ball...

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Nothing more symbolised the relationship between the Irish Catholic Church and the GAA than the formalities in the lead up to an All Ireland final in Croke Park. To the musical accompaniment of the Artane Boys band, there was the parade of the players, then a rousing version of the national anthem, followed by Faith of our Fathers, and then the sight of a bishop throwing in the ball to begin the game.

 

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