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Training, team-mates and the future

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They battled together for Mayo during the 1990s and tasted defeat in All Ireland finals together, Kevin Cahill and John Casey were two of the major men in John Maughan’s first great Mayo team that reached two All Ireland finals in a row in 1996 and 1997, with Kevin missing out on the second final through injury. Earlier this week they met up with this writer to shoot the breeze about their own memories from those days, some fit to print, plenty of others that we were probably better off not printing, and to cast their eye over this year’s Mayo team and their former team-mate whose now the man in the manager’s T-shirt and what they hope to see in the final

Western Family History Association to shed light on researching long lost American family links

The Western Family History Association will hold its annual general meeting next week, and the event will feature information on finding long lost relatives in the US, along with the relaunch of the association’s library.

Good Evans — Melvyn shows the way on Mayo Stages Rally

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Melvyn Evans and Patrick Walsh stormed to victory on the 2010 McWilliam Hotel Mayo Stages Rally to become only the second overseas winners of the event in its 34 year history. The Welshmen proved that lack of local knowledge was no obstacle to success, as they set a string of impressive stage times on what was their first appearance in Mayo. It was their second National Rally Championship victory in the space of two weeks.

A few classics in championships past

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And then there were 12, we’re just under three weeks out from the Connacht Final and a dozen sides are left in with a shout. While Armagh, Dublin, Cork and Galway are given another week to ready themselves for the elite eight phase of the competition, tomorrow (August 2) sees Mayo back in action. All eyes were on the draw drum on Sunday evening to see who would Mayo get of the quadruplet of sides who managed to make it through the previous two rounds of action. Each of the potential adversaries had there own pitfalls, Down a side who seemed to be on the up this year with Ross Carr moulding a side, Kildare who bombed so famously against Micko’s Wicklow in the long grass of early summer, but Kieran McGeeney is a man used to getting things done and has picked them up. Monaghan the new darlings of the football world with boundless enthusiasm and with Banty McEnneany patrolling the sideline and celebrating wildly at final whistles. But it wasn’t to be any of that trio, Tyrone were pulled from the hat and they pose their own series of questions that will have to be answered.

The Best of the West this Christmas

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At this time of year it can be very difficult to know what to get for people at Christmas. When you are 15 or 20 years married or more and the collective libido may not be what it used to be, there is always a temptation for a female to buy her partner a good book which might stop him bothering her trying all night to do what he used to do all night.

Donnelly pounces on day two to win Galway International Rally

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Four-times Irish champion Eugene Donnelly and co-driver Paddy Toner claimed victory in this year’s Safety Direct Galway International Rally 2009.

Penneys to get €9m extension

The west end of Mullingar will soon be on the receiving end of a minor facelift after the county council granted planning permission for an extension of the Penneys shopping centre on the Fair Green.

Great excitement as Thyestes Chase sparks huge interest

The Tendrleen Thyestes Handicap Steeplechase was the source of great excitement in homes, businesses and at the racetrack in Kilkenny’s Gowran Park yesterday when the horse with only an outside chance of winning took home the grand prize.

Mayo Stages Rally ready to roll

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High speed action and drama will be the order of the day this weekend, as the best drivers and co-drivers in the country head westwards to battle for glory on the 2009 TF Royal Hotel and Theatre Mayo Stages Rally.


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