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Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.
Despite leading by a brace of goals on two occasions – including being ahead by 3-1 with less than five minutes of normal time remaining – the senior soccer side from Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet, suffered the heartache of losing last Wednesday afternoon’s epic John Murphy Cup final in extra-time to St Peter’s Community School, Passage West, at the resplendent Mullingar Athletic AFC complex.
Skoda Ireland has announced an exclusive special finance offer for IFA members whereby it will contribute €1,000 towards a finance deposit on any of its new models using Skoda finance.
A European title fight is the headline event at the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club’s fight night on Saturday in the Menlo Park Hotel.
The Mayo senior hurlers travel to Trim on Sunday afternoon to face Meath in the second round of the National Hurling League Division 2B. The two teams had contrasting fortunes in round one of the competition with Mayo just earning a draw against Roscommon, in a match they should have won, and with Meath defeating title contenders Down in Newry. Meath also hosted Christy Ring Cup winners London last weekend and were convincing winners on a score line of 2-17 to 1-11.
A man who defrauded the Department of Social Protection by collecting social welfare payments by using his friend’s card, who was in Australia, was before Castlebar District Court this week.
O’Loughlin’s u-11s win Kilmacud Crokes tournament
The bandwagon just keeps rolling on. Freebooters are having an excellent season so far and now have a realistic chance of winning the Leinster Junior Cup. Booters’ Ben Ryan and Craig Wall are two players of real class, they create and take chances as if it were the easiest thing in the world.
Competitive rowing had been taking place on the Corrib for many years when the Ancient Order of Hibernians decided to form a new club in 1910. They got local contractor Walter Flaherty (who had already built the Corrib Club) to build a wooden clubhouse on the site of the present Galway Rowing Club. It was tarred each year up to 1970 in order to preserve the wood, and so it became known as ‘the Blackening Box’. In that year also there was a dispute in Saint Patrick’s Rowing Club and a number of oarsmen left and joined the new club.
Leading a “topsy turvy life of excess” yielded one year in prison for a young Kilkenny man in Circuit Court this week. Shane Pouch (28) now living in Stephenstown Lodge Two Mile House Naas Co Kildare was before Judge Olive Buttimer on 12 counts of deception dating from June 14, 2007 to October 5, 2007. The court heard that during this period of time, Mr Pouch purported to be a businessman with a penchant for luxury about to run a restaurant in Kilkenny city.