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Shanahan’s Turn takes the Galway Plate

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The winner of Galway Plate, Shanahan’s Turn, as he crosses the finish line at Ballybrit last evening. He returned at odds of 16/1. In second place, was the Willie Mullins trained The Paparrazi Kid which returned at 12/1. The winner was ridden by Cork jockey Johnny Burke and trained in County Waterford by Henry de Bromhead, who also trained third placed Sadler’s Risk. Shanahan’s Turn carried the familiar colours of well known owners Alan and Ann Potts.

New Monaghan Skoda showroom

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Road To Riches earns Meade first Plate

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Road To Riches earned trainer Noel Meade a first ever win in Galway Plate as the seven-year-old ran out a bloodless winner of the feature race on the third day of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit under talented 7lb-claimer Shane Shortall. There were several casualties in the valuable handicap chase as Shortall opted to keep his mount in a prominent position throughout the two-and-three-quarter-mile contest. Lord Ben kept 14-1 shot Road To Riches company for most of the race, but lost his pitch at the business end as the Meade inmate, owned by Gigginstown House Stud, cruised away from the field in the closing stages. It was a chance ride for Shortall, who picked up the mount after Ger Fox broke his collarbone in a fall at Wexford on Friday. Pictured above Shane Shortall celebrates after crossing the line; while below President Michael D Higgins presents Shane with the Galway Plate.

What did Enda Kenny mean by that question?

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An “outrageous line of questioning”, or an “amiable exchange”? An encounter between An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and a protester in Galway recently, has left very differing impressions on those involved.

All the fun of the Ballinasloe Fair

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Horses, goats and fowl for sale, jarvey racing, horse-trading - all part of the action at the annual Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival that finishes on Sunday.

McCann and Keegan to meet in provincial decider

Mayo’s senior handballers saw competitive action for the first time this year as the provincial singles and doubles semi-final were played last week. Dessie Keegan defeated club mate Vincent Moran very comfortably to reach the provincial senior final while Joe McCann accounted for Galway’s Ollie Conway in the other semi-final despite the loss of the opening game on an overall 16-21 , 21-6, 21-1 scoreline.

The man behind the Clinic

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Zig Zigler once said that in business and life “it’s better to be a meaningful specific rather than a wandering generality”.

Singles in the City

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At the photocall to announce details of ‘Singles in the City’ were (l-r) Sara Kate Hurley,, Ger McTague and Jayne O'Toole of The Dáil Bar.

Advertiser celebrates forty years

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