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Dunne's dad - a Connacht man 

Ireland's attention was grabbed by Greystones' amateur golfer Paul Dunne who hit the headlines this week at the British Open.

Ballinasloe meeting to highlight suicide prevention services in the region

In the 28 years that Gerry Roche has been a member of the Garda Siocána he has seen the fallout from many suicides and attempted suicides.

Charity Rugby Breakfast for Ability West

Ireland take on Australia in the Rugby World Cup on Saturday September 17 and you can see the match, raise funds for charity, and meet the Connacht squad all at the same time.

Connacht veterans claim top honours

Connacht stalwart Michael Swift captured the Player of the Year award at the province’s annual awards evening.

Supporters need to show some patience

One week after James Horan’s appointment as Mayo senior manager, I think it is fair to say that his appointment, and that of his back room team, has been warmly received by Mayo supporters. The immediate objection from some quarters might be that he is without senior inter county experience. In the current situation in which we find ourselves, I doubt that the GAA public in Mayo regard inexperience as an insurmountable issue after the summer we have just had. Horan will bring a fresh approach to proceedings, something that is needed right now. The players will trust and respect him. The younger players will remember his terrific talents on the field and will be looking forward to new training methods and a new mantra. I hear that no member of the new management team has travelled with the footballers to New York for this Sunday’s FBD final. I think that is a smart move. This weekend’s match in the Big Apple can best be described as a fun game with nothing of any significance at stake. A number of players playing out there this weekend will not be part of the new squad, and with a type of party atmosphere circulating about the place, it is best that a new manager meets his panel of players in a different environment.

Cashel well beaten by Mullagh

Mullagh had an impressive 1-17 to 1-8 win over Castlegar in Loughrea on Saturday. Cashel had won their first two games, but they can have no complaints with this result as they played second fiddle to the Mullagh men in the final quarter of the game as the East Galway men hit 1-06 on the trot.

Local clubs gear up for Paddy’s Day rugby festival

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This year’s annual Glynn Cup competition between local rivals Galwegians and Corinthians will once again produce a festival of rugby on St Patrick’s Day.

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•Corinthians unbeaten 2nd XV take on the 2006 Junior League champions Westport in Carrowholly this Sunday. After an uninspiring victory away to Corrib last weekend, this is a mouth-watering challenge. In last year's corresponding fixture in Cloonacauneen, the game was won in the final play with a superb 50 metre finish by Ciaran Dolan.


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