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Gold for Duggan and Corr at national juvenile champs

Galway athletes came home with a massive haul of medals from the second day of the National Championships, including two gold medal-winning performances from Conor Duggan and Louis Corr.

Lally secures world championship standard

Several of Galway’s best athletes raced at the Le Cheile track meeting in Kildare on Friday over a series of middle distance events.

Women’s team advances to national athletic finals

Galway County athletic women’s team has qualified for the August finals of the National Track and Field League finals in Tullamore.

Casey in fine fettle

Casey in fine fettle

“It is the closest feeling to losing a loved one”

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To win just once would be enough seems to be the overwhelming feeling in Mayo this week. To say I’m sick to the pit of my stomach is somewhat of an understatement. I fully know what the players, management and their families are feeling, there is no word to describe it, it is the closest feeling to losing a loved one. In time it will heal but now the game is being dissected by everyone, even people who know nothing about football, that is the nature of the beast. I have no doubt the players are dwelling on decisions they made during the game, the management are wondering whether they made the right calls even Joe McQuillan will be feeling a little dire and maybe he should.

Minors have answered every challenge put in front of them

“Whatever hurdle I put in front of them and as much as I push them, they seem to get stronger with each hurdle I put in front of them.” Is what has most impressed James Mitchell, the Mayo minor trainer and selector about this years crop of minors. Mitchell’s training and input to the side has been signposted by his manager Enda Gilvarry as one of the key reasons that Mayo will be throwing down against Monaghan on Sunday lunchtime in Croke Park.

McGuire in form at national track champs

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Evan McGuire took top billing among Galway athletes in the National Juvenile Track and Field Championships in Tullamore last weekend.

Public lecture on a dramatic last minute maritime rescue

Six hundred people came close to losing their lives at sea when a ship en route from Galway to Boston was nearly sunk by high winds during a voyage in 1860.

Galway camogie

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Experimental rules for a female stick-and-ball game were drawn up in 1903, and the first public game took place in July of that year, and so the game of camogie was officially launched. Men used to play with a ‘camán’, but the women would use a shorter stick described in the diminutive form ‘camóg’. So the game was called ‘camógaíocht’ and this was anglicised to camogie. The pitches used were shorter than standard, the game lasted 50 minutes and teams were 12-a-side, using an elliptical formation of 1-3-3-3-1. In 1999 camogie moved to the normal GAA field size, teams were 15-a-side and they adopted the standard GAA butterfly formation of 3-3-2-3-3.

Galway youngsters set new record

The Galway City Harriers’ victory in the boys’ u-13 relay was one of the highlights at the National Indoor Championships in Nenagh at the weekend.

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