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Memories of Sonny Molloy

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Sonny (whose real name was Joseph) was born 89 years ago, one of six children to Patrick and Mary Molloy of St Brendan’s Road in Woodquay. He went to the ‘Mon’ where he learned to play football among other things. A match report in a local paper once carried the headline “Five Goal Molloy”, a fact which he managed to drop into conversation many times over the years. Chatting with him could be unnerving as he laced his chat with colourful sayings like “Long drawers”, “Bring up the bucket”, “Th’oul suit turned well”, ’44 short’, “I hate small men”, and of course his famous draper’s mantra, “We have your size”.

Leading from the front

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profile of the O’Connor brothers lining out for Ballintubber on Sunday, but Corofin would be foolish to think that Padraic O’Connor didn’t pose as much of a threat as his two younger brothers who will be joining him in their attack. In his last three championship games, the eldest of the four O’Connor brothers, who will start for Ballintubber on Sunday, has rattled in 3-5 from his corner forward position.

In their green and black jerseys...

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Victory in the 1961 County Juvenile Hurling final for the Father Tom Burke’s team from the Claddagh in the same colours their grandfathers wore in the great days of hurling in South Park recalled memories of the Moores, the Macs, the Currans, and the Carricks.

Officers elected to Mayo Athletics Board

The AGM of Mayo Athletics County Board took place in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar recently. Paddy Kelly, chairperson, welcomed everybody to the meeting especially the new club Aughagower. He congratulated Claremorris Athletic Club on the development of the new tartan track. He thanked all who helped out during the year in any capacity to help with the smooth running of competitions etc. Secretary Amanda Hynes presented her report to the meeting. Padraic Walsh treasurer presented a very healthy balance sheet to those present. He thanked the sponsors C & C Cellular because without them they would not be in a position to host their annual awards in the present format. Election of officers: Chairperson: Michael Moran (Claremorris), vice chairperson: Sean O'Connell, (Lake District), secretary: Amanda Hynes, (Swinford): competition secretary: Marion Mattimoe, (Ballina), assistant competition secretary: Paddy Kelly, ((Castlebar), treasurer: Padraic Walsh, (Swinford); assistant treasurer; Breiffne Gannon, (Aughagower), PRO Marion Mattimoe: (Ballina), child liaison officers: Alan Bracken (Swinford) and Eithne Leydon (Ballina). The Mayo County Board Athletic Awards will be held in Westport on Sunday, February 17 at 2pm.

Huge public support for hungerstrike art at council meeting

Around 80 people thronged Athlone’s Civic Offices to protest against Fine Gael councillor Mark Cooney’s motion that a state-owned artwork be removed from the Luan Gallery at this week’s Athlone Town Council meeting.

Kilkenny double rounds-off memorable weekend

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A memorable weekend for Kilkenny was rounded off in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh last Sunday afternoon as Kilkenny seniors and intermediates completed a superb weekend for camogie in the county.

Camogie AGM welcomes new committee and plans for 2011

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After it was twice postponed due to the inclement conditions the Kilkenny Camogie AGM finally took place just before Christmas in the Springhill Hotel. A number of clubs were unavailable due to difficulty of travelling in the treacherous wintery conditions. However, the convention went ahead without any dramatic changes.

Business as usual at Lisloughrey Lodge

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All 60 employees at Lisloughrey Lodge in Cong are to be kept on after management at the hotel this week succeeded in securing a new lease for the premises.

Claire Keville to play for CĂșirt

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TOMORROW, THE Drivetime diarists, Fergus Finlay, Olivia O’Leary, and Joseph O’Connor, will read for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

Those who sing pray twice

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A friend once told me that the quality of choral singing in her local church was such that even the most familiar hymns sounded unfamiliar. For those who frequent the Augustinian church on Sunday mornings, the reverse is true as each Sunday is made special by the wonderful four-part harmonies and beautiful singing of the choir there. A century ago they were referred to in the local press as ‘magnificent’ and even then were singing works by Haydn, Mendelsshon, and Weber.

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