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Aer Lingus in partnership with Etihad Airways, will host the first ever International Hurling Festival in Galway this September. As part of the festival, The Hurling Club of Buenos Aires will travel to Westmeath to play a Westmeath selection in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Tuesday September 17 at 6pm.
Galway is gearing up for yet another festival and the first of its kind.
Sixteen teams from around the world will compete in the first international hurling festival which is to be held in Galway in September.
Team Telefónica secured overall victory in Leg 2 with a strong second place but there was joy too for Groupama sailing team last night as they notched their first win of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi.
•Clarinbridge GAA Club is one of four shortlisted for Ireland’s Best Club Down Under, sponsored by Etihad Airways. The other three clubs are Cork’s Bishopstown, Glynn Barntown of Wexford, and Kilmacud Crokes. Clarenbridge, which was founded in 1889, has enjoyed many successes on the field, winning its first county intermediate title in 1983. In 2001 it won its first county senior title by overcoming the then reigning All Ireland champions Athenry, and in 2010 it won its second county senior title, going on to win the 2011 All Ireland Hurling Club title for the first time. Etihad will fly the first team from the winning club to Australia, where it will train with GAA legend Nicky English ahead of the challenge game of a lifetime.
The 2010 GAA Hurling Championship was officially launched by uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Criostóir Ó Cuana at Ballyboden St Enda’s on Tuesday last. Players from all four provinces, including 2009 All-Ireland winners and five in a row chasers Kilkenny, were in attendance at the Dublin club to mark the occasion.
Portumna GAA Club has been crowned the “Best Club under the Sun”, and with it comes a trip of a lifetime to Abu Dhabi.
Clodagh Fleming from Ballina has been chosen as the United Arab Emirates’ Rose after fighting off stiff competition in the recent Dubai Rose Festival.