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Great performances from local handballers

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The main weekend action concerned trials in various grades for the Irish team who travel to Chicago to compete in the USHA Junior Nationals championships at the end of December.

First month a big hit for youthlinks website

The youthlinks website which was launched by a partnership of South West Mayo Development Company, Foróige, Mayo VEC, The No Name Club and Pobal at the end of October has been a big hit so far. Catherine McColoskey, the youth development officer with South West Mayo Development Company, says she can only see the website going from strength to strength.

Mayo county councillors racked up more than €800K in six months

Figures released by Mayo County Council under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that Mayo county councillors were paid out €836,212 from January to the end of June 2009, all relating to the six months pre-election. Independent Castlebar Councillor Frank Durcan who sought this information said that these figures are “immoral in the times that are in it”.

Adventure duathlon for Castlebar

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Adventure races are fast growing in Ireland. The west of Ireland has been leading the way with major events in the last few years using the fantastic rugged scenery of County Mayo. A new annual adventure race will be held on March 27 2010 which fits perfectly with any athletes who run, cycle, and train for adventure races around the country. The perfect event for the people looking for real adventure!

New ambulance centre for Mulranny

The HSE west has officially taken over the industrial units at Mulranny Industrial Park for conversion to the new HSE west ambulance base.

Two Mayo students awarded Bank of Ireland scholarships for third-level education

Bank of Ireland has announced that it has awarded 87 new scholarships for third level education. Valued at over €1m, these scholarships allow students who face economic, social, or physical barriers an opportunity to access third level education. This year’s successful applicants included two talented Mayo students — Stephen Smyth, Ballina and Mairead McGowan, Newport — who received their awards from Richie Boucher, group chief executive, Bank of Ireland.


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