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The young internationals

Kilkenny was represented at the Scottish Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Kelvin Hall Glasgow last weekend. Gowran’s Diarmuid Hickey, competing in the under 20 shot had a throw of 10.72 metres.

Wegians must make home advantage count

Galwegians open their AIB League home campaign on Saturday when they host Ulster outfit Dungannon at Crowley Park (2.30pm).

Wegians and Buccs advance

Galwegians, semi-finalists last year, ensured they continued their advance in this year’s AIB Cup with a 14 - 3 win over division three outfit Nenagh Ormond.

Athletes are set for the national finals

Following another successful weekend at the Leinster indoor track and field championships in Nenagh many of the young athletes will undertake more intensive training in preparation for national finals. These finals are spread over four days: Two in Nenagh on March 28 and 29 and the final two in Magherafelt, Co Derry, on April 4 and 5. Thankfully, after a nine months closure, the athletic track has re-opened. This should lead to an improvement in speeds and allow for much needed development of technical skills.

Success for Ballina AC and Border Ramblers AC vets at Weekend

Ernie Caffrey (Ballina AC) won three medals at the masters indoors track and field championships at Nenagh on Sunday. Competing in the V8 (o70) category he won gold in the 60 metres and shot putt, and silver in the 200 metres. Also at Nenagh, Patrick Moran (Border Ramblers AC) won gold in the V4 (o50) combined events pentathlon on Saturday and on Sunday in the masters indoors he won gold in both the 60 and 200 metres, and silver in the long jump.

Star award for Everard

Ciara Everard was honoured by the Athletic Association of Ireland (AAI) at the annual Juvenile Awards night held in The Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday last.

Mizen to Malin head by bike in less than twenty hours

A total of 370 miles or 590km separates Ireland’s most southerly and northerly points and this June a group of supremely fit Irish cyclists intend to cycle that distance in less than 20 hours to raise money for Castlebar charity, Rock Rose House Cancer Care. The challenge is not one for the faint hearted as it will mean the cyclists will have to average 18.5mph or 29.5kph hour cumulative including all stops. Starting at 5pm and all going well finishing at 1pm the following day. Organised by Padraig Marrey of Marrey Training Systems in conjunction with Western Lakes Cycling club and members of eight other clubs around the country the group is expected to be made up of almost 25 of Ireland’s most determined and motivated amateur cyclists.

New challenges for Galway clubs as AIL rugby season opens

The 20th year of All Ireland League rugby begins on Saturday with Galway clubs Galwegians, Corinthians, and Connemara fighting for honours in each of the three divisions.

Soap Opera comes to town

The Irish Soap and Candle Company has opened its new Galway shop in Middle Street.

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