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Troy turns on the style

Chris Troy (Castlebar CC) took his biggest road win of the season at the Mayo County Road Racing Championship held on a course based out of Cong but raced in the foothills of Joyce country. Cunga CC promoted the event and was well attended by most of the Mayo clubs. Troy, known more for his time trailing skills, used this discipline to forge a gap on the peloton, an early attack into a biting headwind looked doomed until strong man Richard Meaney Westport Covey CC jumped across.

Mayo drivers put the foot down in Sligo

Donegal driver Declan Boyle and his cousin Brian increased their stranglehold on this year's Dunlop National Rally Championship by taking their Subaru Impreza to their fourth win from five rounds on the Sligo Park Hotel Stages Rally. They were the clear winners, finishing more than a minute ahead of Niall Maguire and co-driver Enda Sherry despite the rally being shortened from nine stages to six when the extreme heat caused problems with the road surface in places.

Three titles for Galway fighters

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The Galway Black Dragon Club lifted three national titles at a high-octaine "Fist Of Fury" kickboxing and K-1 event on Saturday evening.

Smokers claim socialising is the main cause for increase in smoking

New research carried out on behalf of Aviva Health Insurance has revealed that 61 per cent of Connacht and Ulster smokers claim an increase in socialising as the reason for smoking more during the Christmas period. In addition, more than half of Connacht and Ulster smokers are planning to quit the habit in the New Year during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Socialising leads most Connacht smokers to increase smoking

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New research carried out on behalf of Aviva Health Insurance has revealed that 61 per cent of Connacht and Ulster smokers (including those living in Galway) claim an increase in socialising as the reason for smoking more during the Christmas period.

Butts Savings Bank pays out six figure sum

The voluntary run Community Savings Bank project is now five years old and this week all eight banks will hand back a considerable sum in saving to local families in the nine Carlow /Kilkenny areas they are run from.

Youth Training Scheme jobs snapped up

Within days of being announced in the last week’s papers 40 youth training jobs offered by the two city family centres and FÁS have been snapped up, leading to calls from community leaders for similar initiatives for the hundreds of young Kilkenny people with few employment prospects who are still on the dole.

Shooting the Breeze

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On Halloween night this week, Young Irish Film Makers held the premier of their latest summer production, First Confession, in Kilkenny’s Set Theatre.

Rockfall kicks off a busy bank holiday weekend

Rockfall fans can expect yet another weekend of great music with the annual musical extravaganza getting underway from this evening and continuing until bank holiday Monday.

Job Club shows its worth as participants greet new sponsor

As Kilkenny Job Club formally welcomed its new sponsor last week, there was a timely demonstration of the service’s value – as two of the club’s participants received invitations to interview.

 

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