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‘ When I drop this handkerchief, fire and spare no man’

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Perhaps fearing that the refusal by Irish soldiers to carry out army duties in Wellington Barracks at Jullundur, northeast India, on June 27 1920; and that the mutiny would spread to an already sympathetic native population, leading to a general protest such as at Amritsar the previous year, the army authorities quickly took decisive action. The commanding officer, Lt Col Leeds, strode into the crowd of excited and rebellious soldiers, demanding to speak to its two leaders John Flannery and Joe Hawes. He warned the men that they could be shot for this; that such behaviour only excited the natives to rebellion. Hawes, smoking a cigarette, replied that he would rather be killed by an Indian bullet than by a British one (His disrespectful attitude to his commanding officer was noted).

Two boys from Loughrea

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At the beginning of the last century, two boys grew up together in Loughrea. Socially they were far apart, but they were great friends. John Oliver was from a particularly poor background. His family lived in a tiny lean-to shack out on the Galway road on the edge of the town. His friend was Tom Wall, who lived in a comfortable house on Patrick Street. John enjoyed visiting their home.  His friend played with a band, The Saharas, and there was often music and fun in their house, shared by his brother Ray, and their attractive sister Cissie.

Well done to all who brokered football compromise

The news that came out way last night that compromise has been reached in the ongoing campaign to have a single unified team representing Galway city and county in League of Ireland football is to be welcomed. Although, as is the case with most compromises, the solution is not ideal for all parties who may have had to budge from their original positions, it is good news for the football fan who has missed the fortnightly trips to Eamonn Deacy Park.

Football's comin' home — compromise reached as Galway FC applies to league

Galway FC should be ready for Eamonn Deacy Park action in 2014 as the newly formed club will make a licence application to play in the Airtricity League next season.

People with HIV still experience discrimination

People with HIV continue to experience stigma, discrimination and isolation, according to the manager of AIDS West.

Salthill Devon to play League of Ireland football at Terryland with rebranded team

Salthill Devon’s League of Ireland team will today be rebranded as SD Galway FC and play its League of Ireland fixtures at Terryland Park for the upcoming season, but FAI chief executive John Delaney believes the Galway United Supporters’ Trust can still play a role in League of Ireland football in the west.

Medtronic win their first Connacht crown

Medtronic have been crowned Connacht champions for the first time with an emphatic 11-point victory over the Mayo Garda in the Connacht junior final in Corofin on Monday night.

City marks World AIDS Day with memorial service

A voluntary organisation which offers support and care to people affected by HIV/AIDS is organising a candelit memorial service in the city to mark World AIDS Day on December 1.

Bouncers assaulted in Ballinrobe after man was refused entry to nightclub

Two doormen who work at the Valkenburg nightclub in Ballinrobe were assaulted after an intoxicated man was refused entry to the premises.

New booklet aims to heighten awareness about sexual health

A new booklet on sexual health aims to create greater awareness of sexually transmitted infections which have increased by 30 per cent in the west in the past year.

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