Search Results for 'Francis Barrett'

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Repeat offender jailed

A 40-year-old man, with a history of breaching barring orders, is to serve 10 months in jail after being brought before Galway District Court on two further counts of contravening a barring order with a district court judge warning that “the joke is over”.

Man drove off with milk van, court heard

A Ballybane man, with 78 previous convictions, was jailed for eight months this week and given a 10 year disqualification after being caught driving off with a Dawn Dairies milk van and for drink driving offences.

Olympic boxers claim 15 titles

Galway’s Olympic Boxing Club s celebrating it success at the Connacht boys and youth boxing championship held in Westport with 15 youngsters claiming titles.

Sentence reduced for selling cannabis but another imposed for drunk driving

A circuit court judge reduced a five-month sentence, imposed on a man for selling a small quantity of cannabis, but he directed that another sentence imposed on the same man for drunken driving, run consecutively to the drugs related sentence.

Ricky Hatton to bring boxing extravaganza to Galway city

Boxing legend Ricky Hatton is hoping to come to host a top boxing show in Galway by the end of the year.

Want to score a soundtrack?

THE PRODUCERS of Blood, Sweat, and Wars will hold a nationwide competition to find a new act to feature on the film soundtrack.

Francis Barrett brings professional boxing to Galway with Leisureland event

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Professional boxing makes a welcome return to Galway on Saturday week at Leisurelandand tickets are selling fast for the event organised by Olympic hero Francis Barrett.

Some memories of a Galwegian

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Michael Gillen was born in a house on a corner at Galway Docks in 1933. His family soon moved to Cooke’s Terrace in Bohermore, which he describes as “the best place I have ever lived in... you could not find a bad neighbour”. He had a “massive childhood”, much of it revolving around sport. Two of his great mentors were Tom Fleming and Martin King, both from Bohermore and both All-Ireland winners with the Galway hurling team in 1923. Michael’s dad grew vegetables and potatoes in ‘The Plots’ on the Headford Road, and his mother kept chickens in the back garden. Michael was always chasing them around, which is probably the reason why everyone called him Chick. This nickname stuck to him to the extent that one day, when a gang of his pals called to the door and said, “Is Michael in?” his mother had to think before she finally replied, “Do you mean Chick?”


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