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THERE IS no doubt that one of this year’s hottest tickets in Irish theatre is Decadent Theatre Company’s imminent production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which opens in the Town Hall Theatre later this month. So despite what you hear on the radio, Galway, not Dublin, gets to see the Irish premiere.
There was a sense of an end of an era in Galway football circles in many regards last week when the news filtered through that former Galway football chairman Pat Egan had died following a long battle with illness.
Staff at Castlebar Credit Union are swapping balance sheets and accounts for sequins and dance shoes in their most ambitious fundraiser to date.
•Three fighters from the Point Blank Gym in Parkmore faced off against their counterparts from the Top Pro Kilkenny Club for the Tribal Warfare Shield. Benjamin "Son of Life" Davis showed his speed when he knocked out Ger Coady with a lightening fast left straight, sending the ex-kickboxer to the canvas. Tom "The Catastrophe" Kelly had a war with Mick Timmins until early in the second round Kelly pounded Timmins until the referee stepped in, while Kevin Moran was able to get a dominant position and a technical knock out over Ray Dowd to make it a triple victory for the home fighters. Other Galwaymen on the card included Dave King who held off the early onslought of Swedish fighter Johan Vedenius to take a win in the second round by disqualification when the giant Swede inadvertantly broke the rules. Young Kiran Singh made short work of Dublin fighter Brian Kenny, taking only a shade over a minute to finish his opponent with a rear naked choke, while Tim Murphy increased Point Blank's spoils by bringing the featherweight title to Galway, defeating the Northern Irish Featherweight Champion Jonny Dooey. The main event saw Headford man Alan "The Cannon" Hannon give his all against his supremely talented opponent Martin "The Heat" Begley and midway through the second round Hannon secured a head and arm choke to submit the game northern fighter for the win.
•Galway Golf Club: Galway Senior Scratch Cup, Played in testing blustery conditions, Aaron O’Callaghan (+1 Douglas G C) came from three shots behind to tie with the first-round leader Stephen Healy (+1 Claremorris GC) on 146. Stephen Healy went on to win the title on the third tie hole. They were followed on the scoresheet by Thomas O’Connor (Scr Athlone GC ) 148, Damien Coyne (1 Galway GC), and Mark Rowe (2 Athlone GC ). John Greene (1 Carlow GC) won the 1st nett on 150, while the 1st 18 gross was won by Joe Lyons