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Five Mayo stories selected for landmark GAA Grassroots book

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Five stories from Mayo have been selected to appear in a fascinating new book on the GAA – written by people at the heart of the association nationwide.

In memory of Pa Boyle

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In 1940, Shantalla was just green fields with an occasional farmhouse. A decade later, it was a sprawling housing estate with a large young population. They were slowly developing a sense of community, but sadly, they had no facilities such as parks or pitches to play games on.

Tubberclair tale prominently features in new ‘Grassroots’ GAA publication

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Tubberclair native, John Lennon, narrates one of eight Westmeath stories to feature in a fascinating new book on the GAA – written by people at the heart of the association nationwide.

Athlone senior footballer prepares to launch Dublin GAA funding challenge

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The disproportionate level of Croke Park funding of Dublin GAA is set to be challenged at the GAA’s Annual Congress in 2022.

Buccaneers RFC mourn passing of prominent club committee member

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There was a huge outpouring of shock and grief at the untimely and unexpected passing of Bree Meagher, wife of Buccaneers RFC recent past President, Dr. Tom Meagher.

Athlone priest soon to be ordained Bishop of Clonfert

Bealnamulla native, Fr. Michael Duignan, will be ordained Bishop of Clonfert in St. Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea, on Sunday afternoon. Fr. Duignan replaces outgoing Bishop John Kirby (also a native of Athlone) who has retired from the position to which he was appointed in April 1988.

‘The Three JCs’ — an evening with Joe Canning, Joe Cooney, and John Connolly

For the first time ever, three of Galway’s hurling heroes will be on stage together on Saturday November 23 at the Galmont Hotel in Galway for a very special event celebrating their incredible contribution to the game.

World has changed a lot since I became bishop, says Kirby in welcome to successor

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At the time of my appointment as bishop in April 1988, Ronald Reagan was President of the U.S.A. Mikael Gorbachev was in charge of the U.S.S.R. and the Berlin Wall looked impregnable. As all these have changed, it is inevitable that there is a change in Clonfert as well! After a little over 31 years since my appointment as Bishop of Clonfert, I am happy that Pope Francis has today accepted my resignation. The good news is that, despite the prognostications of some, the diocese will continue to have its own identity and its own bishop. Moladh go deo le Dia.

So who is the new Bishop of Clonfert?

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On Tuesday morning, Pope Francis announced that Fr Michael Duignan would be the new Bishop of Clonfert, to succeed the long-serving incumbent Bishop John Kirby who has filled the role for more than three decades. But who is the new Bishop?

Colm Quinn BMW to host Cheltenham preview night

The countdown is on to one of the world’s most exciting race meetings, The Cheltenham Festival 2018.

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