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The rugby community in Galway is mourning the death this week of former Galwegians captain and coach and Connacht player, Billy Quinn, after a long and brave battle against illness.
IF IT was not for Terri Hooley there might never have been a punk scene in Ireland. Dublin was never convincing, Cork was virtually silent, and Tuam’s Blaze X ploughed a lone furrow west of the Shannon.
A Galway politician who hit the headlines recently over what she terms an “unfortunate series of events” spoke out this week in a bid to explain the “tsunami” of occurrences which have resulted in largely negative press for her.
GOOD VIBRATIONS, the magnificent biopic of Terri Hooley, the Belfast man who was the key figure in the city’s punk music scene in the late 1970s won The Best Irish Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh.
The members of Mayo County Council paid tribute to the late Myles Staunton at the beginning of their AGM this week. Before the order of business of the meeting, Fine Gael whip Cllr Joe Mellet asked the members to have a minute’s silence in honour of the former councillor, TD and senator. Cllr Michael Burke who was chairing his last meeting of the council also passed on his sympathies to the family of the late Mr Staunton as did county manager Peter Hynes on behalf of the staff of the council. Cllr Mellet also indicated that the council would pay a fuller tribute to Mr Staunton at its July meeting.
Roscommon Mini Marathon
Round one of the county Kilkenny cross-country championships was held in Ballycurran Cross on Sunday. The course, well marked out by officials from host club, St Joseph’s, was in good condition despite the heavy overnight rain. The weather was good and so were the results for St Joseph’s. Thirteen points from victory with boys under 10 and under 16 and girls under 18 combined with second place for teams in boys under 12 and under 14 set them up with a good chance to re-capture the juvenile shield which Kilkenny City Harriers have held for the last couple of years. Aughavillar is currently in second place with ten points but as they have a lack of athletes in the older age groups it would seem that they have a lot to do to catch St Joseph’s.
The start of the 2009 Dublin Marathon will be particularly poignant for friends and relatives of the late Galwayman Dave Kelly.