Search Results for 'Michael Duignan'

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The man who almost sent Monty to his doom

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On the eve of taking up a world prestigious position no one had such a baptism of fire as Lord Michael Killanin in September 1972. He was to succeed the autocratic Avery Brundage as president of the International Olympic Committee, and was regarded as a breath of fresh air.

Get your sliotar out for Feile Cuchulainn

This summer will see Irish traditions brought back with a clash of the ash in Kinvara with Feile Cuchulainn taking place from June 12 to 14 .

Clarke’s double clear

Oranmore showjumper Olive Clarke took the major prize at the weekend’s successful Claremorris Grand Prix Show.

Man caught drug driving

A man convicted of driving with benzodiazepine in his system when stopped by gardaí at Kinnegad has lost his licence for 7 years and received an adjourned ten month sentence.

Some memories of a Galwegian

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Michael Gillen was born in a house on a corner at Galway Docks in 1933. His family soon moved to Cooke’s Terrace in Bohermore, which he describes as “the best place I have ever lived in... you could not find a bad neighbour”. He had a “massive childhood”, much of it revolving around sport. Two of his great mentors were Tom Fleming and Martin King, both from Bohermore and both All-Ireland winners with the Galway hurling team in 1923. Michael’s dad grew vegetables and potatoes in ‘The Plots’ on the Headford Road, and his mother kept chickens in the back garden. Michael was always chasing them around, which is probably the reason why everyone called him Chick. This nickname stuck to him to the extent that one day, when a gang of his pals called to the door and said, “Is Michael in?” his mother had to think before she finally replied, “Do you mean Chick?”


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