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The Kiltane victory was based on a solid backline

Kiltane are the 2013 Connacht Intermediate football champions after a very professional performance against Boyle of Roscommon last Sunday in Elvery's McHale Park. They were never really in danger in this game, albeit for a sloppy patch midway through the first half in which they conceded a goal and a point on the spin but that was as good as it got for Boyle. Kiltane are keeping the tradition going by being the third Mayo team in a row to win the Gene Byrne Cup. Little did they know the favours Davitt's and Charlestown did for them the two years previous by playing almost all of their games away from home resulting in the Mayo champs having three home games in this years provincial series. You cannot beat home advantage when you are entering the unknown. It is hard to believe this team could have been out of the championship if Drumcliff/ Rosses Point substitute Colin Ginty kept his head instead of fluffing his lines in the dying moments of the semi final when it looked easier to score. Upon such outcomes All-Irelands are won, most All-Ireland champions have a little bit of luck along the way and that most certainly was Kiltane’s. Their ambition now certainly has to be to claim more silverware in early 2014, a feat which Davitt’s and Charlestown failed to achieve.

Tricksters, undemonstrative fathers, and other stories...

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I wonder would the following story still happen in Galway today. It happened in more innocent times, in the early 1960s. A very upper class gentleman, Major Woodfall Murphy, rented Bermingham House, the great 18th century pile once owned by the barons of Athenry, on the outskirts of Tuam. The genuinely snobby Lady Molly Cusack Smith, who owned the pile, was only too glad with the promised extra lolly. To the outsider it all felt hunky-dory: One snob helping another.

O’Rourke invites Athlone to book launch “party”

Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.

O’Rourke invites Athlone to book launch “party”

Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.

Tributes to former Connacht Tribune editor

The death occurred this week of former editor of the Connacht Tribune, Mr John Cunningham.

The golden dhow that’s bringing Galway and Emirates together

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Abu Dhabi and Galway are being brought closer together thanks to the Volvo Ocean Race and an imaginative spin-off programme that is jointly organised by the Galway Hooker Association and Emirates Heritage Club in the United Arab Emirates.

A little bit of Galway arrives for Irish Day

Yesterday the near century old Galway hooker Nora Bheag, (Little Nora in English), was finally taken out of her container in perfect condition in Abu Dhabi. She arrived safely after an historic voyage that set out from Galway more than eight weeks ago.

Thousands pay their respects at Eithne Kenny’s funeral

The funeral of the Taoiseach’s mother, Eithne Kenny (93), took place in Castlebar on Monday, where large crowds of sympathisers turned up at the funeral Mass which took place in the Church of The Holy Rosary.

Roscommon will test Galway in minor final

The Galway minor footballers, under the management of Tommie Joyce, will face Roscommon this Sunday (12 noon) in Hyde Park in the Connacht final.

Monaghans showroom, store and Supermac’s development set to boost Tuam Road

Business on the Tuam road is set for a major boost with the announcement that an expansion of Monaghan and Sons motor dealers incorporating a drive-thru Supermacs restaurant and an enlarged Centra store is to open within weeks.

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