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Final to be won regardless of venue

“Sure why would ya bother?” Those were the words of Naomh Eoin’s long serving Carlow hurler Robbie Foley on hearing of the original fixing of the Christy Ring hurling final for Croke Park at 7:30pm on Friday night next! Just think about it. Travelling up to Dublin on the Friday of the busiest bank holiday weekend of the year. What time do you leave at in order to ensure that you can get through the bank holiday traffic and arrive at the ground in time? Now I’ve devoted most of my columns of the last two weeks to criticising the top brass of the GAA for how they’ve treated the players of the smaller hurling counties and I don’t want to overdo it again this week but I can’t let it go without some comment on the matter. Offering Friday evening as an option to the teams basically belittles not only Carlow and final opponents Westmeath, but all the counties who competed in the competition this year.

Barrowsiders victory will go down in history

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What it was like on the sideline

Brid put in solid performance to land place in final

Naomh Brid 0-14

Corinthians slip-up in Dublin

Old Wesley came up trumps against Corinthians in a bruising encounter at Donnybrook on Saturday.

Murphy saves Corinthians’ blushes

Corinthians had a try by winger Dave Murphy three minutes from time to thank for getting them out of jail against Sunday’s Well at a cold but sunny Cloonacauneen on Saturday. The hosts produced their worst performance of the season in front of a good home crowd as they struggled to match the visitors’ superior work rate and aggression. The Cork side entered the contest with a solitary win from five outings while Corinthians started with their only defeat coming in their last game against Old Wesley. The hosts might have read too much into that particular statistic as they were sluggish and sloppy throughout and were fortunate to prevail at the end of an uninspiring contest.

Corinthians go top with bonus win over Connemara

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Corinthians 31

Corinthians maintain title momentum

Corinthians 26

Joe Togher, a Galway volunteer

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Joe Togher was born in Headford on September 8, 1898. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother was from Carlow, and they had three more sons and a daughter. His father died when he was very young, so in 1910 his mother moved the family into Francis Street in Galway where she opened a small hotel (see photograph) to support them. She was very busy with the business so it was Joe’s sister Nell who looked after him. He went to ‘The Mon’ where a nationalistic Brother Leo was a major influence. Joe was a good oarsman, a champion sculler.

Nano Nagle’s Galway legacy

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Nano (Honoria) Nagle was born in County Cork in 1728. She was educated there and in France, where she eventually entered a convent as a postulant. She felt her mission lay in Ireland so she returned to Cork where she taught lessons in Christian doctrine. She sought out needy cases and established an asylum for aged and infirm women. In order to perpetuate this work, she formed, with ecclesiastical sanction, a religious community known as the Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Later this title was changed to The Presentation Sisters. They received a set of rules, were approved by the Pope and finally, in 1800, raised to the dignity of a religious order.

KCH ladies and Gowran men control the road

The County Kilkenny road championships were held on the Grovine/Waterford road circuit in glorious sunshine on Sunday last.


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