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Galway three-in-a row teams

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The Galway senior football team played in four All-Ireland finals in a row from 1963 to 1966. They lost the first one to Dublin but achieved a magnificent three in a row in 1964, 1965, and 1966. They were not the only Galway team to do so as the New York Galway senior hurling team managed a similar treble, winning the New York Championship in 1964, ‘65, and ’66.

Galwegians to cycle Ireland’s western seaboard for cancer research

Thirty Galway friends and work colleagues of Donegal man Shaun Doherty, who is currently battling cancer, will this week embark on a 350 kilometre charity cycle along Ireland’s western seaboard to raise funds for Friends of St Luke’s and the Bone Marrow for Leukaemia Trust.

Galway audiences should see rare stage production of The Quiet Man

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One of the most remarkable theatrical performances of the summer in the west was the Abbey Acts’ production of The Quiet Man, held in the unusual location of a goods shed at an abandoned railway station. However, it provided the catalyst for a string of performances which captured the imagination of Quiet Man fans and drama afficionados and saw the production being brought this weekend to An Taibhdhearc in Galway

Galway Regatta turns one hundred and thirty next month

This year’s Galway Regatta will take place on Sunday June 16 at the NUIG grounds at Dangan.

Rice takes home Castlebar honours


Taibhdhearc’s Cochaillín Dearg (Little Red Riding Hood)

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IF YOU go down to the woods today you are sure to get all kinds of surprises, that is if the woods are the ones featured in An Taibhdhearc’s upcoming panto Cochaillín Dearg (Little Red Riding Hood) which is on next week at The Black Box.

Winter League finals around Mayo


Castlegar Athletic Club, a brief history

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The Castlegar Hurling Club ladies’ committee decided to hold a parish sports day on National Children’s Day, Sunday June 8 1975. They enlisted the help of Seán Duffy and Patsy Durnin in the organisation of the event, which turned out to be an outstanding success. As a result, they decided to enter a team of 40 athletes in the County Community Games. Seán Duffy organised training sessions twice a week, a banner and a set of green and white singlets were purchased, and there was great excitement as the big day approached. This excitement reached fever pitch when Ann Fahy won the gold medal in the girls’ under-14 100 metres, and Patricia Grealish brought home a bronze medal in the girls’ under-12 200 metres.

Councillors reject public’s wishes on Ballina bridge naming

The new €1.65 million footbridge in Ballina which was officially opened last October has finally been given a name. Ballina Town Council adopted The Salmon Weir bridge as the name for the bridge by a vote of five to two, which was against the will of the majority of the people who made submissions on the naming. Cllr Michelle Mulherin along with her party colleague Cllr Mark Winters to name the bridge after Mary Robinson, with Fianna Fáil councillors Willie Nolan and Frances McAndrew, and Independent councillors Mary Kelly, Peter Clarke, and Gerry Ginty voting against it. Both Cllr Johnny O’Malley and Cllr Barry McLoughlin were not present at the vote as they had to leave the meeting early to be part of a guard of honour for the late John Forde, whose funeral was taking place that evening.

Late winter thaw sees courses back in action


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