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Knockmore and Conn Rangers stars to do battle for charity

In June 2012, PJ Loftus lost his battle with bowel cancer. PJ was an extremely popular and valued member of the Knockmore community and had been a dedicated servant to Knockmore and Mayo GAA for many years. To pay tribute to his father's memory and raise much needed funds for the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice, PJ’s son Alan has organised a charity match between the Knockmore senior GAA team and their soccer counterparts from Conn Rangers. The game will take place on St Stephen's Day at 1pm at the Knockmore GAA pitch. The Knockmore team will feature county stars Kevin McLoughlin and Shane McHale, alongside Alan himself, Aidan Kilcoyne, John Brogan, Declan Sweeney and the returning pair of Trevor Howley and Niall Canavan amongst others. The Conn Rangers senior soccer team who narrowly missed out on promotion to the Super League this year will be represented by Owen McNamara and Brian Hughes (who both featured on the Mayo Premier A league team of the year), along with Noel Butler, Darren Coleman and Joe Faughnan.

Iorras infused with International talent during July

A variety of artists will descend on Erris during the July for the 17th International Folks Arts festival, Féile Iorras. There is a diverse range of events to suit every taste and age group, incorporating every inch of the Barony of Erris. This year’s array of music, artists, and performers is in the final stage of completion and includes Tumbling Bones – American folk and old-time from the USA, Beoga who give a distinctly Northern flavour to Irish trad, international children’s films, Za Ucha with the finest Balkan music, Northumberland Celtic Ranters from England, and Iorras’s own David Munnelly Band. There will also be a 25 minute documentary by Blacksod native Fergus Sweeney, Keepers of the Light, poetry reading, local musicians performing a trad seisiún in Tra Buí, not forgetting children’s international cinema and Branar Theatre with a puppet show, Clann Lir,. The visual arts will be well represented by Diarmuid O Riordan’s exhibition of photographs which will be held at Áras Inis Gluaire and will open on Friday, July 13.


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