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The Galway into which Galway Simon was born four decades ago was much different from the one of today. Back then, the city was just throwing off the shackles of a market town; its foray into the process of becoming a centre of art and culture still in its diapers. At the time, Galway was still a magnet for those drawn west by the setting sun and hopes of a different life.
After a breathless finale last Sunday afternoon, when Galway’s best performance of the season was rewarded with a one-point win over Kilkenny in Nowlan Park, the Leinster hurling championship has a Super Saturday evening to look forward to this weekend when two matches will remove one team from the All-Ireland race.
Padraic Joyce’s Galway U20 side followed up their comprehensive victory over Kildare with a closely fought 1-11 to 0-12 win over a very physically strong Cork side.
On Sunday June 16 at 4pm Galway will for the fourth year in-a-row face Roscommon in the Connacht final.
The Southern Gaels U14 hurling squad made club history this past weekend by reaching the final of their division of Féile na nGael on Sunday.
Mojofest, the annual mobile content creation festival, opens in Galway today with three days of events for marketers, journalists, communicators, and SMEs at NUI Galway.
The selection night for Miss Galway will run this Friday evening. DNA Nightclub is the main sponsor for this year’s contest and look forward to supporting this year’s Miss Galway throughout her reigning year. The winner of the Miss Galway contest will be signed with Catwalk Models and sponsored by Sarah Mason Professional and Educo Gym to get her prepared for the Miss Ireland pageant at the end of the Summer. The charity sponsor which Miss Galway will support throughout 2019/20 is Cancer Care West.
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and the Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) have announced a number of new scholarships open to members of the organisations, in association with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT). The scholarships are jointly funded by GMIT and the associations.
The sharp reflexes of goalkeeper Colm Callanan denied Wexford a first championship win over Galway since 1996 on Sunday afternoon in Pearse Stadium. The late save from Cathal Dunbar at point blank range allowed the home fans to breathe a huge sigh of relief when the final whistle sounded soon after.