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Aer Lingus to operate first Transatlantic pilgrimage flights from NYC to Knock

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Knock Shrine and Ireland West Airport are delighted to announce the first Diocesan pilgrimage from the Archdiocese of New York to Ireland’s National Marian Shrine will take place in August 2015.

Historic announcement of Aer Lingus transatlantic flight into Knock

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The first ever transatlantic flight operated by Aer Lingus into Ireland West Airport Knock was announced this morning at a press conference in Knock House Hotel.

Horan named as Mayo Person of the Year

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Former Mayo senior football manager James Horan has been announced as the winner of the Muintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath Mayo Person of the Year for 2015. The announcement was made yesterday evening by Muintir Mhaigh Eo Atha Cliath in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. The winner of the annual Meitheal Award was also revealed yesterday evening with the Dolmen Clubhouse Ltd, which comprises the Dolmen Clubhouse in Ballina and the Cairde Clubhouse in Castlebar, picking up the award for this year.

Paperwork the reason for Duffy not starting

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Despite being named in the program to start the game at midfield Ballina native Gavin Duffy was a late withdrawal from the starting line up before throw-in on Sunday in the second round of the FBD League against IT Sligo in Ballina.

Second student exam next up for Mayo

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“Work hard, that was it, simple as that. We wanted fellas to work hard.” That was the mantra to his players before the game from Mayo joint manager Pat Holmes last Sunday after his and Noel Connelly’s side had seen off the efforts of NUIG in the opening round of the FBD League.

Meet the new bosses - Holmes and Connelly are ready to go

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You don't often hear an inter-county manager saying it was the wrong decision taking on the job, or it was wrong that they were offered the job in the first place. But Pat Holmes did admit last Saturday night that when he was appointed Mayo manager for the first time in 1999 it probably wasn't the right choice by him to take it on or for the county board to offer it to him.

Some of the big calls that went against us

Last May between four and five thousand Mayo supporters descended on the Big Apple for the first round of the Connacht Championship, excited, anxious, expectant, is this going to be the year? Mayo supporters are a rare breed; they keep on supporting despite so many setbacks. I bet the New York GAA board and the pubs in Mid Manhattan wish Mayo had to travel every year. The performance levels grew as the tests became stiffer and Mayo found themselves in an All- Ireland semi final replay in Limerick above all places. I find this defeat particularly hard to take because we simply did not deserve to lose to Kerry. What is even more challenging to accept is that a team we were five points up against with three minutes left on the clock or a team we gave a hiding to by 16 points last year are going to be All- Ireland champions, will anything break for us to claim back the Holy Grail?

It’s a long way from there to here

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It started in a grey concrete room at the back of the stand in MacHale Park on a cold Wednesday night at the end of September in 2010, and the journey ended in a kitchen under the Mackey Stand in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

Heartache for Mayo as Kerry march on

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There was nothing more they could give. It may be seen as cliched to say they gave blood, sweat and tears, but that's exactly what was every single man in red and green left on the field in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday.

Partry’s history uncovered in fascinating new book

A Ballina secondary school teacher, who 20 years ago set himself the seemingly straightforward task of researching his mother’s homeplace of Tooreen, instead spent the intervening two decades uncovering the surprising and fascinating history behind the tiny village of Partry and its people.


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