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The Young Lions new season is just around the corner!

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Young Lions Soccer School ended the 2017/2018 season in glorious sunshine in Moate last Saturday, which also culminated in the final touches being put to the coaching trip of a lifetime for 25 lucky boys from the Midland counties of Ireland.

Leo, the Lions, and a lot of old rubbish

Let us begin this week’s column by talking about the marvellous weekend of sports we had here.

The practical patriotism of the ICA

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I was fortunate to have been invited this week to give a talk on the history of Castlebar to the local branch of the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA). The evening went well, and my thanks to Maura McGuinness, Patricia Larkin, and all the membership for their hospitality. It was in preparing for that talk to an all-female audience that I was reminded of how devoid our local history is of women and women's groups, when compared to their male counterparts. In the 400 years I covered, only five women featured publicly and briefly. We know the reason for this was because a male dominated society had structured a degraded role for women which was almost impossible to break from. For those women who wanted to express themselves, the ICA was and remains an important outlet since its inception in 1910.

Buccs chase promotion at home to Dolphin

It is top against bottom as Buccaneers and Dolphin battle for precious Ulster Bank League points at Dubarry Park on Saturday next. Kick off for this key Division 1B match in Athlone is 2.30pm.

The little boy who grew up to be a fascist

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THE CHILDHOOD Of A Leader, a film starring Irish actor Liam Cunningham, and featuring music by Scott Walker, will be screened next weekend by the Galway Film Society.

Cork’s Dolphin to test Buccaneers this Saturday

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Buccaneers face Dolphin at Independent Park when the Ulster Bank League resumes on Saturday with this match kicking off at 2.30pm in Cork.

The Land War: A desperate duel between Parnell and Forster

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The continued unrest, murders, and large-scale protests as the Land War careered dangerously through the Irish countryside, led at last to some reform. William Gladstone’s Second Land Act of 1881 proposed broad concessions to the tenant farmer. But Parnell, the very effective leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, was not satisfied. He said that tenants were still vulnerable to rent arrears and poverty resulting from poor harvests. He urged that the Act either accommodate these concerns, or be rejected.

Former IRA hunger striker to speak in Galway

Tommy McKearney, who took part in the first IRA H Block hunger strike in 1980, spending 53 days on the fast for political status, will address a public meeting in Galway.

The Irish-American vote

The Irish-American vote used to be a sure thing. If you were Irish-American, you voted Democrat. It was as simple as that. When I was growing up in 1950s Chicago, Republicans were like another species. An analogy from Baseball. As a Chicagoan, you supported either the White Sox or the Cubs. It was a tribal thing. My family were White Sox fans. So I was a White Sox fan. Cubs fans, on the other hand, were weird. Why would anyone support the Cubs? In much the same way, Republicans were weird too. Why would anyone support the Republicans? If you were Irish-American, even to pose the question bordered on the ridiculous.

A unique insight into the lives of Gaza’s people

MOHAMED ALTAWIL could have been another Palestinian youth throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers and tanks, but it was his father who encouraged him to seek a different path.

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