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A gaelic footballer who broke an opponent’s jaw during a half-time break had his case struck out this week (January 15) when the judge heard his offer of compensation had been accepted by the injured party.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has welcomed the measures announced in the HSE Service Plan which will see €3 million per year provided for organ donations. This follows on from, and will make practicable, the legislation proposed by Minister for Health James Reilly which aims to ensure that people have to opt out of donating their organs upon their death, rather than opt in. Deputy O’Mahony has lobbied intensively for the legislation to be introduced and for the funding to back it up. This was alluded to by former Gaelic footballer, Joe Brolly, and his friend Shane Finnegan in their statement welcoming the development which said:
Stephen Carolan, a work colleague in Mayo County Council, called me a few weeks ago to arrange a chat with me to discuss the topic ‘Mayo GAA as a stimulator of economic activity’. I am struggling a little to come up with some ideas yet I would welcome the chance to sit and discuss the issue due to the importance of the topic. I think the best way to come up with some initiatives is to pull those interested in making a contribution into a room for an hour or two to discuss. It is amazing to think what might come out of such a discussion like that when like minded individuals get around a table. It is a crucial issue in the current situation we find ourselves in as there is a real danger that we will lose some of our finest players to emigration.
IN THE summer of 1978 a young man from Drogheda named Niall O’Dowd had just graduated from UCD with a BA degree but in unemployment-ravaged Ireland he felt his prospects lay elsewhere.
When we think WAGS we think Posh Spice, Cheryl Cole, Alex Curran and Co. We’ve seen them in their Gucci shades and Jimmy Choos sitting in their cushioned thrones in the best seats of the stadium.
How can a minor manager make an impact? Delivering purposeful footballing teams? Cultivating talent? Ultimately Gerry Fahy craves to aid players on their career adventures. Considering Fahy’s coaching pedigree it is certainly an achievable mission.
Next Friday morning, International Rules will visit our screens for the first time since 2006. Following the violent scenes that marred the second test in Croke Park two years ago, the concept is very much on probation with both camps fully aware that any further flashpoints could spell the end for the hybrid game.
•Galway Bay Sailing club will run a series of talks over the next three weeks in the clubhouse in Renville, Oranmore. Dr Kieran Hickey, from the Department of Geography in NUI Galway, an expert on climate change, will focus his talk on global warming and in particular changing wind patterns. The talks, which begin at 8pm, are open to the general public. For further information contact John Lowther 087-2637030.
Garda Robert McCallion, a 29-year-old native of Swinford who lost his battle for life at Beaumont Hospital Dublin on Tuesday, has been described as a “hero”.
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