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The line-up for the county semi-finals was completed on Sunday evening when Cappataggle qualified for the last four for the third year running when they overpowered Loughrea in Ballinasloe by 2-18 to 0-14.
An action-packed weekend in the Galway senior hurling championship saw the contenders for the Tom Callanan Cup narrowed down to eight as four preliminary quarter-finals took centre stage, while Portumna pulled off the shock result of the weekend in demoting Gort down to senior B hurling for 2020.
Early on Easter Monday morning, April 24 1916, the Galway Volunteers sprang into action. It was a chaotic beginning to the rebellion which hoped to see a nation-wide rising of fully armed and committed men and women seizing control of the country. We know, however, the capture of the ship Aud, with its weapons, explosives and ammunition, off the Kerry coast on Good Friday, prompted the Dublin leadership to cancel the Rising. The order was ignored by Padraic Pearse and others, who had the benefit of arms imported into Howth two years previously. They took over key positions throughout Dublin city, which they held for six days.
With the final round of group games completed last weekend, a starting field of 24 teams has finally been whittled down to 14 contenders as the race for the Tom Callanan Cup begins to gather pace.
Unlike the men executed after the 1916 Rising, there was little of the same idealisation given to the hundreds of men and women who died in the War of Independence, or, more emphatically, those executed during the regretable Civil War.
Liam Mellows kept themselves well placed for a top two finish in group one of the senior hurling championship with a dominant performance that saw off an underpar Tommy Larkins side by 1-18 to 3-8 in Kenny Park, Athenry, on Sunday afternoon.
The role of the first members of Dáil Éireann from Galway is highlighted in an exhibition entitled Dáil 100, which is hosted by the Galway County Council, and which opened this week.
There was drama aplenty in Loughrea on Saturday afternoon as hot favourites Gort were overturned in stoppage time by Cappataggle, a result that was the main talking point from last weekend’s round of fixtures in the Galway senior hurling championship.