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Fregoli is first recipient of Michael Diskin Arts Bursary

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GALWAY THEATRE company Fregoli has been chosen as the first recipient of The Michael Diskin Arts Bursary. The committee announced the winner this week, following an application process described as “highly competitive” by the adjudicating panel.

Sunday show down at convention

The annual end of year Mayo GAA County Board convention promises to be one of the more interesting ones with a number of positions up for grabs. The top job as chairman of the board will see current vice-chairman Mike Connelly and former county secretary Sean Feeney battle it out for the top seat in Mayo football. Outgoing chairman Paddy McNicholas has decided to seek a place on the Connacht Council as one of the two Mayo delegates. Outgoing delegate Willie Kelly has served his five year term and cannot run again. His fellow outgoing delegate Padraic Staunton from Moygownagh will be in the race with McNicholas, former Mayo GAA cultural officer Gerry Bourke, and Louisburgh’s Michael O’Malley. The battle among the four men promises to be an intriguing one when the votes are counted.

Defender of the Faith

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DECADENT THEATRE Company unveil what promises to be a highlight of the Town Hall Theatre’s autumn programme next week with Defender of the Faith, the debut play from Stuart Carolan, writer and creator of RTÉ’s Love/Hate.

Michael Diskin Award seeks applicants

The Michael Diskin Arts Bursary, worth €5,000, is seeking applicants from artists and arts groups throughout Galway city and county of Galway, or from artists of Galway origin.

Cáirde Mhaigh Eo semi-final tickets and fundraisers

Cáirde Mhaigh Eo members are entitled to a free ticket to the Allianz Football League semi-final between Mayo and Derry on Sunday in Croke Park. Tickets will be distributed to Cáirde Mhaigh Eo members through Mayo G.A.A. County Board Office at the following times. Thursday, April 10 from 10am to 7pm and on Friday, April 11 from 10am to 7pm.

President leads tributes to Mike Diskin

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Uachtaráin na hÉireann Michael D Higgins has led the tributes being paid to Mike Diskin, describing him as a “dear friend” whose death was a “huge loss to all those who worked in the arts, culture, theatre and performance on this island”.

Call for Town Hall to be renamed the Michael Diskin Theatre

A call has been made to rename the Town Hall Theatre the Michael Diskin Theatre in honour of the venue’s long serving manager who passed away last week.

The Hen Night Epiphany at Town Hall

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FIVE WOMEN, one hen night, and too many secrets. These are the key ingredients of Jimmy Murphy’s latest play, The Hen Night Epiphany, which comes to the Town Hall next week in a production from Dublin’s Focus Theatre.

Horan to shake things up for Roscommon clash

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The visit of Connacht champions Roscommon to Ballyhaunis on Sunday gives James Horan another chance to have a look at the cast of hopefuls who are vying to nail down a place in his plans for the coming year. Horan opened up his inter-county management account last Saturday night in McHale Park, with a win over GMIT in the first floodlit game in the county ground. A healthy crowd of some 2,000 turned up for the game which, while it failed to light up the night on the field, was a good dry run for those involved in getting the ground ready for the visit of Down in the National Football League on February 5. However Horan was happy enough with how things went on the night in the most part. “It was a poor enough game, we came through it OK apart from Kevin Dolan who was very unfortunate. He was operated on Tuesday and hopefully he won’t be out for too long. It was good to get out there and see the guys in action on the field, it’s where you’ll learn what you are about and see mistakes that are being made and where you need to work on your game.”

Galway Youth Orchestra and Regina Rogers School of Ballet join forces for Christmas concert

LOVERS OF classical music and ballet are in for a treat next week at Leisureland in Salthill when the Galway Youth Orchestra and the Regina Rogers School of Ballet come together for a special Christmas concert on Saturday December 18.

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