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NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2014 Alumni Awards. The awards will be presented at the 14th annual Alumni Awards gala banquet, taking place on Saturday March 1 in the Bailey Allen wing of Áras na Mac Léinn on the university campus.
The rugby club in UCG was founded in 1874, which makes it the oldest such club in Connacht. They played in the Bateman Cup competition many times and won their first Connacht Senior Cup in 1897. They have held this trophy aloft 34 times in all, more than any other club in the west, and they have won the senior league 16 times. They won the Dudley Cup for the first time in 1905. Many of their players have played for Irish universities international teams, and 10 have been capped for Ireland, several while playing for UCG. One of those, Ciaran Fitzgerald, captained the British and Irish Lions. The UCG colours are maroon and white.
A local choir of cancer survivors and a heart and stroke charity have been shortlisted in a national awards scheme which honours outstanding health achievements.
For a country that is often highly conservative, Ireland has produced many important and influential socialist activists, thinkers, and politicians, and many of them have come from Galway.