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Henshaw career graph points at historic cap

In what could be one of the greatest ascendencies in Westmeath sporting history, Robbie Henshaw could claim a first senior cap only 451 days after leading his school to just their second ever Connacht Senior Cup victory.

Buccs away to leaders Ballynahinch

Buccaneers travel to the Co Down foothills on Saturday where they square up to long-time league leaders Ballynahinch in the Ulster Bank League with this division 1B clash kicking off at Ballymacarn Park at 2.30pm. Buccs lost their opening day fixture against the northerners who, spurred on by the tragic deaths of Nevin Spence, his father Noel and brother Graham, played with passion and zeal to defeat the Pirates in a decent contest that really could have gone either way. Since then, Hinch have been on a mission to achieve promotion and are very much in the driving seat, nine points ahead of their nearest rivals UCD with just four rounds of matches remaining. Barring a calamity, they look certainties to go up at this stage.

Farm tragedy focuses on health and safety awareness

Twenty deaths as a result of farm accidents have been recorded in the last 19 months in Northern Ireland alone. Drowning in a slurry was once identified as the second most common cause of farm death. In the year 2011 there was a massive increase in farm-related fatalities which represented one of the worst years in a decade for accidents involving loss of life on Irish farms. This year it is estimated that farm accidents have increased yet again - by 35 per cent. According to the Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Shane McEntee, there were 6,673 non-fatal accidents reported on farms, in addition to 22 fatalities.

 

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