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Kerry far to strong for Mayo

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The Mayo junior adventure came to an end in Croke Park on Saturday afternoon, when a far classier Kerry side put them to the sword without much fuss to claim the All Ireland junior crown.

Breaffy man elected chairman of Aurivo

Aurivo, the globally focused agri-business based in the West of Ireland, has this week elected its chairman and vice chairman for 2014/15. Tom Cunniffe from Barney in Breaffy, Castlebar was elected as the chairman of the co-operative and Michael Brennan was elected vice chairman.

Ballyragget earn coveted final place

St Patrick’s Ballyragget have earned themselves a place in next month’s All-Ireland club final, after a hard-fought victory over Galway’s Ballygar last Sunday at Nenagh.

Pinocchio escapes to Comer for more panto pleasure

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The cast and crew of Deenside Pantomime Society have come together once again for their annual pantomime which is renowned for entertaining the masses for the week in Castlecomer.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Northern under-21 A final


Civil War - British gunboat sent to Clifden

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June 22 1922 Galwegians looked on with alarm as anti-Treaty forces, who had taken up positions in a number of buildings in the city, including the former RIC station at Eglinton Street, were preparing for a fight. That morning Michael Brennan, IRA commander of the only major pro-Treaty unit in the west, under orders from Richard Mulcahy Free State Army commander, entered the city with a large well armed force. They immediately secured the county-jail, the courthouse, and the railway hotel. Having seen the end of the War of Independence, and having voted by a substantial majority just weeks before for parties supporting the Treaty with Britain, this was a tragic state of affairs. Galwegians feared an all out pitched battle, followed by the horrors of the previous years of struggle. This time, however, the enemy was not Britain, but former friends and comrades.

New diocesan appointments effective from tomorrow

The Most Reverend Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora, has made the following Diocesan Appointments with effect from tomorrow.

The men who first brought Sam to Galway

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Galway reached the All-Ireland football final for the first time in 1919, when they were beaten by Kildare by 2 – 5 to 0 – 1. In 1922 they were beaten by Dublin by 6 points to 4. In 1925 they won it for the first time, beating Cavan by 3 – 2 to 1 - 2. In 1928, the Sam Maguire Trophy was presented to the GAA, and ever since, it has been the dream of every county in Ireland to hold it aloft in Croke Park on the third Sunday in September.

St Kieran’s College heroes land their 18th All-Ireland Colleges title

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St Kieran’s College (Kilkenny) 2-10, Ard Scoil Ris (Limerick) 1-11

Dublin’s old failing of not converting possession let’s Cats in for a draw

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There were only two parties rubbing their hands with pleasure after last weekend’s strange round of league action. Those were the Tipperary management team and the GAA authorities. Tipperary sent out a statement of intent with an emphatic victory over Galway at Salthill. As for the GAA they will be delighted that at least four teams are still in the hunt for a league final spot when the last round is played in a fortnight’s time.


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