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‘I wanted something like an Irish version of Dante’s Inferno’

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Dark and audacious, Fisherman’s Blues, the rambunctious new novel from playwright, novelist, and screenwriter Mick Donnellan covers a myriad of genres from crime noir to comedy with an odd bit of religion for good measure.

Hammer horror accomplices charged


Alleged dealer gets bail

A man charged with the possession of 3kg of cannabis, worth an estimated €18,000, was given bail at the District Court this week (September 25) on condition he lives at a particular address, and sign on once a week at the Garda station.

Man assaulted at party brawl following Christening

A man pleaded guilty at Castlebar District Court on Tuesday to a section two assault on a man which took place at an after party following a family Christening.

Man smashes up own car when told it would be seized, court hears

A 26-year-old Athenry man who violently smashed up up his own car with an iron bar when told by a gardai that it was going to be seized, has been sentenced to a total of four months in jail.

Great week for senior handballers

It was a busy and hugely successful week for both Mayo men’s and ladies’ senior doubles handballers. Last Friday evening at Mullingar Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann defeated Kilkenny duo Nicholas and Ger Anthony 21-14, 21-17. Two days later they made the trip to the same venue to take one the 2009 All-Ireland senior doubles champions and the duo that denied them a first title, Eoin Kennedy and Egin Jensen, in the quarter-finals. The Ballaghaderreen club men put in one of their finest performances to date to secure the semi-final spot in a somewhat one-sided contest. The Mayo duo won the opener 21 aces to 4, a scoreline few would have believed possible a year or two ago, and they led 9 aces to 1 in the second. Kennedy and Jensen did mount a spirited comeback but it was short lived as Keegan and a rejuvenated McCann closed out this game on a 21 aces to 14 scoreline. While the result was by no means a shock, beating the senior doubles champions of two years ago still ranks a fine scalp. However if that result surprised some it was nothing in comparison to the second quarter-final which saw reigning All-Ireland champions, Meath duo Tom Sheridan and Brian Carroll, dumped out of the championship by the hugely impressive Paul Brady and Michael Finnegan of Cavan in a thrilling contest on a 21-14, 21-15 scoreline. Keegan and McCann now meet the Cavan men in the semi-final in three weeks’ time. Next up for Keegan is a singles quarter-final meeting with Ducksy Walsh at Abbeylara this Saturday at 2pm, and judging by his current form the Mayo man would be expected to progress.

An evening of film of Galway in the old days

AS PART of the People’s History of Galway weekend at the Town Hall, the venue is hosting what promises to be a fascinating evening of seldom-seen films showing life in and around Galway from the 1940s to the 1960s. The evening is presented by IFI National in collaboration with the Town Hall and the programme is drawn from the IFI Irish Film Archive.

“Tea” drinking twins avoid conviction in court

A pair of twins who got into a drunken scuffle with a third party who disrupted their sister’s party, were each given the benefit of the Probation Act when the judge heard how neither had any previous convictions.

Man held in contempt after telling judge to shut up

A man, facing charges in relation to an alleged stabbing incident in the city, has been ordered to serve seven days in contempt of court after telling the District Court judge to shut up.

Drunk aggressive punter banned from bookmakers

A Bohermore man who drunkenly screamed abuse at staff demanding his money back and putting members of the public in fear has been banned from entering any Mulholland’s Bookmaker branches and received a two month suspended sentence.

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