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‘How did the Germans receive our plans? With polite incredulity’…..wrote Liam Ó Briain, the Galway professor who took part in the 1916 Rising, ‘ignorant of Ireland they viewed us as forlorn visionaries, and even doubted whether we would be rash enough to challenge the armed might of England’.
The 105th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 will be commemorated online this year as last year by Galway Sinn Féin.
Daithi Burke was the sole Galway player selected on this year's All Star team, which was dominated by All Ireland champions Limerick.
Manager Shane O'Neill has made a handful of changes to the Galway senior hurling panel in advance of the 2021 National Hurling League.
In the centre of Oranmore, stands a statue to a local man who was shot in Dublin one hundred years ago this week. Joe Howley, Officer Commanding Number One Brigade IRA Galway was killed leaving what is now Heuston Station, Dublin on December 4 1920, and was pronounced dead at 12.30 a.m. December 5 in George V Hospital Dublin.
Michael Joseph Howley was born in Oranmore in 1895. His father died when Joe was just two years old. His mother was a sister of Peter Rabbitt, the proprietor of Rabbitt’s provision shop, licensed premises, and lodgings in Forster Street. She later married William Keane, the owner of Keane’s Bar in Oranmore. Joe, as he was popularly known, attended the local primary school and later went to the Bish in Galway. He obviously worked at farming as his mother once wrote, “He made a good lot with trading with cattle and sheep”.
There can be no argument now that the best two teams in the county will face off in this Sunday’s eagerly anticipated senior final, after St Thomas' withstood yet another gallant, but ultimately unsuccessful attempt by Cappataggle to reach their first decider.
Rather like Covid-19, another virus has emerged recently which seeks to infect the population, not with a deadly disease but with a warped ideology and vacuous arguments that defy all logic and rationality.
The welcome news broke on Tuesday that the total ban on supporters at sporting events has now been lifted will give 200 supporters the chance to experience in the flesh each of this weekend’s Brooks Group Galway senior hurling championship semi-finals in Pearse Stadium.