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Mayo make sure at second time of asking

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Ireland’s biggest trad, folk, Celtic, and country music festival comes west

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OVER THE past three years Headford’s Eric Cunningham has been staging concerts and performances showcasing the best of Irish trad and Celtic music through his World Fleadh festivals.

How good are Mayo really?

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I am finding it fairly difficult to establish just how good this current Mayo team really are, so I have conducted my own little independent survey among knowledgeable footballing friends from outside the county. Every single person I have spoken to since Mayo’s Connacht final victory over Galway has suggested that the Mayo team is in with a serious shout of winning this year’s All-Ireland title. They love the fact that this present group of players is big and strong with lots of ball winners particularly in the central positions. They also argue that it is a team that appears capable of scoring goals.

Why not us?

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George Bernard Shaw once said, "You see things and say 'Why?' but I dream of things that never were and I say 'Why not?” Our minors are our ‘dream team’ on Sunday next and it is on your brave young shoulders that all Mayo’s dreams currently rest. Good doesn't just happen. Good people make it happen. And you lads are good people. You are the most exciting generation ever — the best educated, and clearly possessing of sporting talent, and with the prospect of making a huge contribution to your county's future. God knows we need a boost, a big sporting win, to give us some hope of achieving bigger and better things in the years to come. It is such a long time since we won an All-Ireland championship final in Croke Park that a win on Sunday would help eradicate some of the awful memories we have from the last couple of decades. Ultimately when it comes to match time it will be down to the panel of players and management whether or not we will have something to get excited about.

Ready, steady, go in this year’s Streets of Galway

Galway’s most popular athletic event, the 2009 Future Streets of Galway 8k Road Race, takes place this Saturday evening (August 8).

Moran gets the nod for Royal clash

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There was only one real surprise when John O'Mahony announced his starting line up for this Sunday's clash with Meath in the All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Park. Castlebar's Barry Moran, who was expected to miss the game with a broken bone in his hand, was named at full forward. Moran, who picked up the injury in training last week, was expected to be sidelined by the hand problem for a number of weeks. But in a similar turn of events to what happened when Ronan McGarrity suffered a facial injury in a club championship match in the lead up to the Connacht final, he seems to have healed quickly enough to be given the nod.

A new winner for this year’s Streets of Galway

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Former title holder, Galway’s Gerry Ryan, had to settle for second in this year’s Streets of Galway 8k Road Race which took place on Saturday evening.

Championship moves to the business end with semi-finals down for decision

The Claregalway Hotel county senior and intermediate championship semi-finals are down for decision this Sunday.

St James tackle Leitir Mor in intermediate final

This Sunday in Pearse Stadium ( 4pm) St James will take on Leitir Mor in the eagerly-awaited county intermediate final.

An Spideal should have enough to overcome Headford

At 2pm this Sunday in Pearse Stadium, two clubs who should be playing at a higher grade will battle it out to see who takes the escalator up to Intermediate football for next season and wins the Junior A final.

 

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