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Golden oldies, middle aged and youngsters continue to join forces for special hockey competition

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Always a special occasion on the Galway Hockey Club calendar, this year’s Swan Cup tournament marked its 30th anniversary.

'Only a rale good horse can win it'

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That was the answer the journalist PD Mehigan got when he asked a breeder to explain the magic of the Galway Plate some 80 years ago. An examination of the records bore out that theory for him - no bad horse, or middling horse, has ever won the Galway Plate.

A magnificent man and his cycle machine

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John Henry Bailey was a well known business man in Galway at the close of the 19th century. He was a rate collector and an auctioneer but was better known for his selling and repairing Morris cars from his garage on the east side of Eyre Square, on a site now remembered as the former Odeon Hotel. He also had the distinction of being the first man in Galway to ride a bicycle.

Irish family hiking trip on the Tour du Mont Blanc

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In February 2019, little did I know when I began the mammoth task of planning a hiking trip on the Tour du Mont Blanc for our family of six that it would be our last trip abroad for some time.

The British raid on Inis Mór, December 1920

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November 1920 was a bloody month in Galway with the killing of Eileen Quinn, Fr Michael Griffin, Michael Moran, and Harry and Patrick Loughnane. D Company Auxiliaries had made their presence felt.

Buccaneers commence senior season with Dubarry Park fixture

Buccaneers seniors commence their season on Saturday when Sligo are visitors to Dubarry Park, kick off 3 pm.

Two writers on Achill

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Achill Island, one of the most spectacular and the largest of our islands off the Irish west coast, was the romantic love-nest for a passionate affair between the British novelist Graham Greene and Catherine Walston the vivacious American wife of millionaire British MP Harry (later Lord) Walston in the late 1940s.

Athlone launch for Make-A-Wish Christmas appeal

Sean Reynolds (7) whose dream to meet Santa Claus in Lapland became reality during the festive season of 2018, helped to launch the annual Make-A-Wish Christmas appeal in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel this week.

Cathal Hughes named Mayo Association Dublin's Person of the Year

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Westport businessman Cathal Hughes has been named the Virginia Gallagher Mayo Person of the Year for 2019 by Mayo Association Dublin.

Winner all right, winner all right as have-a go Frank Byrnes completes horse racing challenge

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A love of horse riding, nurtured in his younger days growing up in Oranmore and continued with the Galway Blazers, reached its pinnacle last week when Frank Byrnes completed the Corinthian horse racing challenge in aid of the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.

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