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New local CF unit shortlisted for award

The new cystic fibrosis (CF) unit at Galway University Hospital was shortlisted for the Patient Organisation Project of the Year award at the Irish Healthcare Awards which took place recently.

Physiotherapy that comes to you

Homecare Physio is a well established and expanding company set up by local health care professional John Butler.

Funding boost for CF unit at Mayo General

The construction of a new dedicated day unit for cystic fibrosis sufferers in the county received a boost this week. The project has been allocated €50,000 in National Lottery Funding.

Galway fire fighters pose for Cystic Fibrosis Galway

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Alan Chanter and his colleagues at Galway Fire Station presented a cheque for €14,240 to PJ Kavanagh, the treasurer of Cystic Fibrosis Galway, the proceeds from the sale of a charity calendar.

Mayo General management meet with public representatives

Charlie Meehan, the general manager of Mayo General Hospital and Tony Canavan, chief operations officer of the West/North West Hospitals Group met with Oireachtas and Regional Health Forum West members from Mayo recently to review developments in 2013 and to outline the priorities for the Group in 2014.

O’Mahony welcomes drop in numbers waiting on trolleys

The reduction in patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital by one third since 2010 has been welcomed by Mayo, Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony. In 2010 the number of people waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital was 1,742, while figures just released for 2013 show that number had been reduced to 1,145.

Taoiseach opens refurbished and expanded renal dialysis unit

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, officially opened a newly refurbished and extended renal dialysis unit (RDU) at Mayo General Hospital on Monday.

Homecare Physio — physiotherapy that comes to you

An innovative company that brings physiotherapy to you has been launched in Galway. Established by local healthcare professional John Butler, Homecare Physio aims to provide a physiotherapy service in the home, nursing home, or workplace. The service is there for people who are unable to attend their local clinic for essential physiotherapy due to poor mobility, lack of access to transport, or time restrictions.

So it’s the Dubs for us

And then there were two. Dublin qualified for a place against Mayo in the All-Ireland final after an epic battle with Kerry in arguably one of the best games of all times. As a neutral watching my heart missed the odd beat such was the excitement and tension, I can only imagine what it must have been like for supporters of both teams. You have to give Dublin credit for the way they came back after conceding some real sucker punch goals, and as I have always stated you need the odd decision or bounce of a ball to go your way to be successful. In my opinion this game hinged on three defining moments. First of all the placing of Cian O’Sullivan on Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper after half time. Cooper had run Ger Brennan ragged in the first half with a superb display, he was like a quarter-back orchestrating his team, he was simply untouchable, with O’Sullivan’s superior pace he was not nearly as effective in the second half. Secondly and most importantly the failure of referee Cormac Reilly to issue Johnny Cooper a second yellow card after a deliberate trip on namesake Colm, he would have definitely received a yellow had he not had one to his name already. Surely Dublin would not have survived with 14 men in a game of that intensity. Last, by no means least, after Declan O’Sullivan missed a glorious chance to put Kerry ahead in the 68th minute, David Moran and Marc Ó Sé challenged each other from the resulting kick out, Michael Darragh McCauley pounced on the loose ball to free Kevin McMenamin whose tame effort at a point went over Brendan Kiely’s head and into the back of the net. Game over. It truly was an immense game with some brilliant goals scored and some phenomenal build up play. It gives James Horan and co plenty to think about.

You can't beat winning on the double

A certain brand of Danish lager does not do GAA weekends but if they did it would not be a patch on what unfolded in Croke Park last Sunday (as long as you’re from Mayo). I had a dream last week that we had two teams in Croke Park for All-Ireland final day- that dream is now a reality. Not since 2008 did any county have teams in both minor and senior finals when Tyrone were successful on both occasions. I sat beside Barney Rock for most of the minor game and at full-time he and Oisin McConville could not have heaped any more praise on our minor team when both described them as a serious outfit. Mayo ripped Monaghan apart, scoring goals at crucial times, culminating in a very impressive total of 3-19 and they had contenders for man of the match all over the field, I opted for wing back Michael Hall who seems to be trying to emulate another number five on our senior team. On a day that had mixed emotions for the minor camp, may I wish Cian Hanley a speedy recovery from his very unfortunate injury.

 

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