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Sporting Year 2022

It has to be the year of the Shark, that’s John ‘Shark’ Hanlon from County Carlow. He bought a horse called Hewick. He didn’t pay dearly for it (not even a thousand euro) and then won the Galway Plate last summer. He added another win at Sandown, and between the two he pocketed half a million euro. Not bad for a year’s work. But just last October he won the American Grand National at Fair Hills in New Jersey with a $160,000 dollar first prize. Now he is 33/1 to take the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. D’ya think, maybe.

New Jersey native aims to accomplish just reward for season’s playing heroics

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Connection, compassion and adventure in Finding Victoria

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Parenting small children can be challenging at the best of times. There are hundreds of books out there listing things for parents to do, but what happens when you’re in the real world, and things don’t go as planned?

Doherty return a boost for United

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Galway United manager John Caulfield is delighted that Shane Doherty is available for selection again.

‘My dear little runaway Nora..’

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Like all widows Nora had barely time to grieve. There was so much to be done. Both she and Giorgio and her grandson Stephen, were in a state of shock at Joyce’s sudden death. Joyce suffered indifferent health all his adult life, and endured a series of painful eye operations which had little effect on his looming blindness.

Doherty remains eager to impress

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"It is always hard leaving the family back home, but I am coming to a place where I know a lot of people, it almost feels like a second home to me,” Shane Doherty says about returning to the west of Ireland for another season with Galway United.

From Boston to Lissywollen

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One spectator entering Lissywollen for Friday’s SSE Airtricity League first division encounter between Athlone Town and Galway United is travelling from Boston to watch the game.

Mayo Movie World Present: Bon Jovi in concert

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi is hitting big screens worldwide with an exclusive brand new and full concert length show – and it will be hitting the big screen in Mayo Movie World in Castlebar next week.

Mayo man spearheads major New Jersey Covid-19 commemoration

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A Mayo man is spearheading a major Covid-19 commemoration project for the Irish community in New Jersey this weekend – and a specially commissioned limestone hand-carved Celtic cross has been shipped over from Roscommon for the event.

Irish St. Patrick’s Day Celebration was a Bit Different this Time

For the second consecutive year, Ireland did not hold its usual St. Patrick’s Day


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