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This election marks the end of an era for Galway Labour. Michael D Higgins is hopefully heading for the greener pastures of the Phoenix Park. What may prove to be a gain for Ireland is certainly a loss for the Labour Party. For many on the Left Michael D represented the party’s “conscience”.
The appointment of Micheál Martin TD as Úachtarán Fhianna Fáil marks a new era for Irish politics, according to Minister of State for Labour Affairs, Mayo TD Dara Calleary.
A MOYCULLEN-based golf alliance comprising the north west’s top golf clubs has been awarded a prestigious golf marketing award in which the region was named one of the best golf destinations in the continent.
In a good news story for the west, Galway’s links golf courses came first in Europe and won the coveted European Golf Destination of the Year for 2011.
It will be another landmark day in the history of Mayo AC on Sunday next when the club’s women’s team are Ireland’s representatives in the 24th European Women’s Road Race Interclubs Championship in Portugal. The race, held over a distance of 15km, takes place in Torres Vedras about 30 miles outside Lisbon. The Mayo AC team consists of five members, Catherine Conway Mary Gleeson, Colette Tuohy, Kathy Connolly, and Chris Gallagher, all of whom have been in outstanding form on the road racing circuit in recent times and are looking forward to rubbing shoulders with the leading club runners from around Europe. Last year’s event was held in France and was won by Maratona club de Portugal while ACS Moscow were runners up
Lisbon Lions legends John Fallon and Charlie Gallagher will be in Galway next week to attend a fundraising day organised by Celtic FC supporters to raise money to help severely disadvantaged children in the Philippines.
The Yes side in the Lisbon Treaty said a Yes vote was a vote for jobs, but despite passing the referendum, Ireland has suffered rising unemployment and a return to emigration.
Lisbon one week and ‘Comer the next.” Life is a rollercoaster”, as Ronan Keating sang once, and he should know, but let’s not go there.
And Ashcoka to you too. My Portuguese is not very good, in fact it’s non-existent, so it took me a few days to master the basics on a break in Lisbon last week.
The newly published course calendar for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 will see Galway host up to five days of in-port racing and festivities at the end of the next event.