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‘Ordinary people who witnessed something extraordinary’

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The story of Knock and the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary, St Joseph, and John the Evangelist, in the small, hillside village 135 years ago, has been well-documented in Mayo and beyond. Few people who attended a school in this county could have managed to get through without hearing it at least once or twice.

Local clubs dominate Galway Head

St Joseph’s College enjoyed the perfect warm-up at the Boston Scientific Galway Head of the River at the weekend ahead of this week’s trip to Australia.

Mayo Sports Partnership and Claremorris AC prepare future Olympians

Right now the Olympics is a hot topic. There are lots of experts and analysts commenting on how our Irish athletes have performed in London 2012. The question is being asked as to what we as a nation could or should have done to improve the standard or quality of the athletes being sent to the Olympics every four years. Politicians such as Senator Eamon Coughlan have proposed that a programme should be rolled out in schools to introduce children to athletics and Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Michael Ring has emphasised the need for more money to be invested in our athletes in the future.

St Joseph’s Parish plans special Mass for Galway Volvo race village

St Joseph’s Parish will hold a special Mass on the main stage of the Volvo Ocean Race festival village in Galway Harbour on the last day of the event, Sunday July 8 at 11am.

That strange English passion for Ireland

In the early years of the 20th century the Irish language increasingly was associated with poverty and backwardness. In the national school system, which was established in 1831, children had been beaten with what became known as a ‘tally stick’ if they were caught speaking Irish. Apparently every time a child was heard speaking Irish, a notch was cut on the stick, and the poor child received the same number of blows.

Awards for athletic achievement

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Friday night was awards night for the County Kilkenny athletics community. Athletes, family members, and friends gathered in The Parish Pump, Rosbercon, where they dined lavishly on the fine fare laid on by host club, St Joseph’s, under the guidance of super-cook Trudy Power.

Miracle at Knock, and a disturbed County Mayo...

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If any reader thought that spirituality was a dying aspiration of the Irish people, they might recall the 20,000 or so who climbed Croagh Patrick on the last Sunday of July, or go to Knock, Co Mayo, on August 15, the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Assumed into Heaven, to see thousands of people, many in family groups, happily attending Mass, saying the Stations of the Cross, eating ice-cream and chips, thoroughly enjoying the day out.

Sunderland and Fulham sign up for Umbro Cup

More than 50 great teams from Ireland, Britain, Europe, the US, and Mexico have already signed up for this year’s Umbro Galway Cup.

Galway prepares for Umbro Cup festival

Salthill Devon’s Drom Soccer Park is set to host the battle of the best of underage soccer.

Former winners line up for another tilt at elite title

The line up in the elite section of this year’s Umbro Cup includes all four previous winners, FAI Emerging Talent (2005), Aberdeen (2006), Ipswich (2007) and Leicester City (2008).


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