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Katie lands an historic sporting blow as Trump touches down on these shores

I’m going to begin this column with the great news about Katie Taylor. As we all know by now, on Saturday night she defeated Belgian woman, Delfine Persoon, in Madison Square Garden in New York. I didn’t see the fight because it was at 1.30 in the morning, but I saw bits of it on the news, and it appears that she won it fair and square. But already the grumblings are beginning and Delfine Persoon has challenged her to a re-match as soon as possible. If I was Katie Taylor, I would not agree to a re-match. Katie won it, and she is now the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. Why should she casually decide on a re-match, just because the loser wants to engage with her immediately? So leave her alone; you are now, Katie, the world champion, so rest on your laurels. Despite that fact, she is always regarded, both when written about and in interviews, as a modest, unassuming young woman, and she appears to be that in every sense of the word. Well done Katie, and I hope you enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

Seán Bán Breathnach — a pioneer of the culture of cráic

When historians try to source the creators of the culture of craic that is associated with Galway, they will surely hover for a considerable while over the name of Seán Bán Breathnach.

Successful St. Patrick’s weekend festival tinged with loss of life tragedies

Well, well, so much has happened in the last seven days that it truly is difficult to know where to begin, or on what topic. But we’ll start with a good one, the St. Patrick’s Day parade which was held in Athlone on the Saturday, March 16, rather than on the 17th. There was a lot of Facebook criticism about the decision to shift back to the Saturday, but the volunteer committee who are the backbone of the parade arrangements stuck to their guns, and it turned out to be a great success.

Come what May in the UK as centenary anniversary of first Dail sitting to be recognised

As I am compiling this column, it is just before the Westminster vote on Brexit. All observers feel the vote will be defeated, and some say very heavily. Be that as it may, the real question now is, what does Theresa May do next? She has to come back next Monday with a further plan of where she will go and what she will do. More and more it appears that the extension of time, which could be looked for at the end of March, is what is in sight, but we are in the dark and do not have any certainty about the outcome. I am sorry that this is so and apologise to the readers, but there is nothing that I or even the most renowned of columnists in the UK or Ireland can do – we cannot see the way forward as yet.

Westport Town Hall to host special screening of Katie Taylor documentary

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Westport Town Hall will host a one-off screening of a documentary that takes the viewers inside both the personal and professional life of sport icon Katie Taylor. KATIE is a documentary by Ross Whitaker and will be screened on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Westport Town Hall Theatre with Q&A afterwards with the film-maker.

Presidential polling day imminent as prolific Katie triumphs again

Well, we will all be voting for the presidency this coming Friday. It seems to me that none of the candidates apart from the incumbent have really caught hold of the imagination of the people. Yes they have worked very hard, and yes they have performed on TV and on radio, and they have really done their very best to appeal to us, the voters. But somehow it has not come off, and it seems, if opinion polls are to be believed, that the incumbent Michael D. Higgins is the person to whom the majority of voters will give their allegiance on voting day.

‘Medieval Katie Taylor’ and knights in shining armour gather for a battle at Claregalway Castle

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On Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, battle returns to Claregalway Castle as members of the Irish Full Contact Medieval Combat Team prepare to face opposition from some of the world’s top fighters.

Katie Taylor has become a Honda brand ambassador

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The Honda cars importer for Ireland has announced that sporting superstar Katie Taylor has joined the Honda as a brand ambassador.

First titles announced for Galway Film Fleadh 2018!!

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The Galway Film Fleadh, which will take place from 10th – 15th July 2018, has revealed two World Premieres and two Irish premieres making up part of its 30th festival programme.

Cervical cancer controversy dominates our thoughts

There is no doubt about the issue dominating the airwaves and headlines in all of the media for the past few days, and likely to do so over the next week: the ongoing cervical cancer screening controversy.

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