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Sporting Year 2022

It has to be the year of the Shark, that’s John ‘Shark’ Hanlon from County Carlow. He bought a horse called Hewick. He didn’t pay dearly for it (not even a thousand euro) and then won the Galway Plate last summer. He added another win at Sandown, and between the two he pocketed half a million euro. Not bad for a year’s work. But just last October he won the American Grand National at Fair Hills in New Jersey with a $160,000 dollar first prize. Now he is 33/1 to take the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. D’ya think, maybe.

All-Ireland bid foiled despite Castlegar's successful season

Castlegar’s dreams of adding a second All-Ireland Intermediate title to their role of honour 10 years on from their first ended on Saturday when they lost to James Stephens from Kilkenny in the semi-final played in UL's Macguires pitch.

Footsbarn Travelling Theatre make a welcome return to Galway

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In a stunning collaboration, Footsbarn Travelling Theatre company, singer-songwriter Glen Hansard and accordionist Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich will be performing an adaption of Irish author James Stephens' 1912 novel, The Crock of Gold in Galway later this month.

Deane's minors ready to roll

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The pressure of win or bust has been taken away from the Connacht Minor Football Championship this year, with the reintroduction of a round robin competition where everyone will get five games.

Mayo set off on championship adventure

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For the first time since 2018 the Mayo senior hurlers will be playing Christy Ring Cup hurling in the championship.

Five Galway hurling players named rising stars

Five Galway players have been named as hurling's rising stars with selection on the Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Championship Hurling Team of the year.

Under the wild sky

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Week III

‘Too late now to retrieve a fallen dream..’

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Apart from Irish nationalists believing that Home Rule would follow the war if they fought for Britain; or the Ulsterman's belief that after their sacrifice, Britain 'would see them right,' there were other reasons too, that drove young men into the British army at this perilous time in history. Men joined for heroic reasons. There were propaganda warnings that Irish women would be raped, land and farms confiscated, churches burnt and looted if Germany invaded Ireland as it had Belgium.

‘Too late now to retrieve a fallen dream..’

Apart from Irish nationalists believing that Home Rule would follow the war if they fought for Britain; or the Ulsterman's belief that after their sacrifice, Britain 'would see them right,' there were other reasons too, that drove young men into the British army at this perilous time in history. Men joined for heroic reasons. There were propaganda warnings that Irish women would be raped, land and farms confiscated, churches burnt and looted if Germany invaded Ireland as it had Belgium.

An Unusual connection between Breaking Bad and ‘Eva of the Nation’

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Most of us are mad jealous that we cannot claim some kind of connection with Caherlistrane. A new book by Mary J Murphy*  manages to link the north Galway parish with an extraordinary number of writers, artists, singers, poets, actors, and historical personalities, that leave all other parishes in Ireland bereft of personality and character. There can be no other competition. We are all characterless by comparison to Caherlistrane.

 

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