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Space inside and out in Corcullen

This dormer style property is located in the popular area of Corcullen and just under a mile off the main Galway-Moycullen road, and has lots to offer. Situated on an extensive 1.4 acre site, the gardens are landscaped to an exceptional level with stunning mature shrubbery, trees, and hedging surrounding the property making it totally private. Features such as steps down to the front garden, a small copse area to the side, and extensive gardens to the rear make this landscaped area a special treat. Dual gates at either side of the site are provided, to allow for separate entrance and exit.

Unbeaten Connacht win interpro crown

Connacht Rugby has received a huge boost with the province’s Youths claiming this year’s interprovincial title.

Galway sports conference

On Saturday October 3, Coounty Galway Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with Galway City Sports Partnership will host a sports conference entitled Sports Performance – A Practical Guide. The conference will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel from 10am to 5pm. Speakers include Giles Warrington, sport and exercise physiologist; Frank O’Mara, athlete; Jim Kilty, speed, agility and quickness coach; Richard Donovan, marathon runner; Ger Hartmann, physical therapist; and John O’Mahony, football coach/manager.

Galway golfers celebrate

Galway Golf Club is celebrating its second Irish Senior Cup in four years having claimed the most coveted trophy in club golf at the weekend. Galway - winners of their first senior cup in 2006 - overcame a young West Waterford team by 3.5 to 1.5 at Tullamore. The West Waterford side, with an average age of just 20, made Galway work for the prize after the scores were tied at 1-1 following wins by Waterford’s Mark Shanahan and Galway's Damien Glynn. West Waterford’s spirit was embodied by 16-year old schoolboy Gary Hurley, who came back from three down with four to play to take Eddie McCormack to the 19th. The 2007 West of Ireland champion Joe Lyons defeated 20-year old David Curran 2 and 1, while Damien Coyne beat Philip Spratt on the 18th. Schoolboy Gary Hurley came back from three down with four to play to take Eddie McCormack to the 19th and then halved the extra hole before the match was called in.

Open House Galway launches architectural festival

The inaugural Open House Galway programme was launched along with details of the city’s first architectural festival. The event, in partnership with the Irish Architecture Foundation, takes place from October 16 to 18. By selecting some of the city’s best examples of quality design, Open House aims to enthuse and engage the public in the built environment. Guided tours will be provided by the architect of each participating building.

Fine Gael in Galway prepares for snap general election

Fine Gael in Galway is on an election footing and its party HQ is compiling a review of the Galway West constituency.

Renowned accordion player for Galway Culture Night

Mary Staunton, renowned button accordion player, has confirmed that she will perform at Mise Art Space, from 6pm to 8pm as part of Galway Culture Night, on Friday September 25.

Connacht must follow Cardiff victory with Ulster’s scalp

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It has the hallmarks of a season-defining fixture, although it is only the fourth fixture. The two sides that are expected to battle for the last of three Heineken Cup places meet in this crunch Magners League fixture at the Galway Sportsground tomorrow (8pm). In the Irish pecking order it has always been Ulster which has grabbed that last place, and after Connacht’s loss in Edinburgh, there was nothing to suggest it would be otherwise. But last weekend’s spirited victory over Cardiff has provided Connacht with a much-needed confidence boost, and now Connacht coach Michael Bradley says it is vital his squad turns over Ulster if his side is to qualify for Europe.

Damien Dempsey in Belmullet

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Damien Dempsey will stage an electrifying solo performance in the intimate setting of Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, this Sunday, September 27, at 8.30pm. Considered one of Ireland’s most outstanding contemporary singer/ songwriters, Dempsey has produced a series of critically acclaimed chart-topping albums, the most recent of which is The Rocky Road, featuring the cracking single reworking of “The Rocky Road to Dublin”.

Sports Partnership news

Child Protection in Sport, Sports First Aid, Sports Leadership Training, and Disability Awareness Training are just some of the upcoming sports volunteer training courses which will be available through the partnership over the coming months. Details can be obtained by contacting www.mayosports.ie/CalendarofEventsTrainingCourses/ or phone 094 904 7025.

 

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