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Galway to host richest hunt race in Ireland

Prize money is set to hit a record high for this year's Galway Races, which start on July 27.

The 2010 GAA Hurling Championship is officially launched

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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.

Hurling… but not as you know it

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Guinness, an official sponsor of the 2008 GAA All-Ireland Hurling Championship, is bringing hurling off the pitch and into specially built 3D perspex cubes this summer with a new 3-a-side hurling game, Guinness Hurling Cubed. And from today until Saturday, Kilkenny Castle will host Guinness Hurling Cubed for three nights. Endorsed by Kilkenny legend and last year’s All-Ireland winning captain, Henry Shefflin, he’s urging the Kilkenny people to enter a team into the event and to check out the new innovative 3-a-side hurling game. Kilkenny hurlers Tommy Walsh and JJ Delaney have also backed the game and will attend the city final on Saturday, August 2. Played with 21” hurleys and a soft touch sliotar, the game is a fast paced and exciting derivative of the real thing, which was developed by Guinness, with expert guidance from former Cork Manager, Donal O’Grady. Teams of three players compete for either three minutes, or until three goals are scored – in a blitz format – over the course of the night. The nightly winners will battle it out in the Kilkenny City Final on Saturday, with the four semi-finalists winning a trip to Dublin on the eve of the GAA All-Ireland Hurling final for the grand finale of Guinness Hurling Cubed.

Pour your own pint at the Skeff

Patrons at the Skeff can enjoy a pint of Guinness or Carlsberg at a private table without queuing for the bar following the launch of the new Guinness® Pour Your Own Pint experience.

Galway vintners

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During the reign of Edward VI, when the Puritans controlled Galway, it was provided that “No man should keep an Ale House without being licensed, under penalty of three days imprisonment and a fine of twenty shillings”. It was added: “But because many Ale House keepers in those days were not able to pay that Forfeiture, and it was seldom levied by reasons of poverty, which made people unwilling to prevent the offenders.” Therefore a further punishment was added by statute during the reign of Charles I which not only inflicted the forfeiture of 20 shillings to the use of the poor, to be levied by the constable or church warden, by warrant of a justice before whom the offence was proved, and which distress may be sold three days afterwards; but it provided that if no distress could be taken, the justice should deliver the offender to the constable to be whipped. For the second offence, the offender was to be committed to the House of Correction for a month. A married woman who kept an ale house without licence made her husband liable for punishment.


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