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Essential infrastructure in the West is inadequate

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Essential infrastructure in Galway is not "fit for purpose", requiring major upgrading to boost business and create more jobs, according to IBEC, whose west regional director John Brennan says his organisation, which represents Irish business, is urging the Government to prioritise the west.

Second student exam next up for Mayo

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“Work hard, that was it, simple as that. We wanted fellas to work hard.” That was the mantra to his players before the game from Mayo joint manager Pat Holmes last Sunday after his and Noel Connelly’s side had seen off the efforts of NUIG in the opening round of the FBD League.

Roscommon may not have clean water until 2017 - Naughten


Famine documentary to be broadcast this weekend

A programme looking at the first forced emigration scheme on the Mahon Estate in Strokestown, County Roscommon during the Great Irish Famine, is to broadcast on Shannonside Northern Sound.

St Pat’s pupils through to semi-finals of All Ireland schools’ debating competition

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Pupils from the city’s oldest primary school have got through to the semi-final of the All Ireland Primary School Debating competition.

Carthy looking to bring his voice to Europe

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Sinn Féin’s European Parliament candidate Matt Carthy stepped up his campaign for election to Brussels last week when he paid a visit to Mayo to meet and greet the people. Carthy was born in England to a Monaghan mother and Roscommon father, before he moved to Strokestown where he spent most of his childhood, briefly moved back to England for less than a year until the family moved back permanently to Carrickmacross in Monaghan.

Carnacon and Louisburgh go for provincial glory

It’s a case of all roads lead to Ballinlough this weekend for ladies football in Mayo, with Carancon and Louisburgh competing in the Connacht ladies senior and junior finals respectively. Tomorrow lunch time, Carnacon will get the show on the road when they take on Kilerrin/Clonberne in the senior final at 1.30pm. The Mayo girls have breezed through the championship so far after accounting for Castlebar Mitchels in the county final, then Roscommon’s Strokestown in the quarter-final and St Nathy’s from Sligo in the semi-final. Carnacon who are still under the guidance of Jimmy Corbett and Beatrice Casey are looking for their 15th provincial title in the last 17 years and eighth in a row. With Cora Staunton in rude scoring form and Claire Egan expected back after injury combined with the likes of Fiona McHale and Noelle Tierney they have the more than enough punch to see off the Galway champions on Saturday afternoon.

The Man in the Woman’s Shoes - A rare theatrical treat, not to be missed

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It is not often enough that audiences leave theatres with a smile on their face and a tear in their eye, but Mikel Murfi’s new show The Man in the Woman’s Shoes is repeatedly having the same effect on audiences throughout the country.

Charity tag in Creggs

Creggs RFC held a successful tag rugby fundraiser over the festive season for the worthy Friends Of Belarus charity. Some 150 players togged out for the 12 teams from the local area, which represented the sports of Gaelic football, soccer, hurling, cycling and rugby.

Ballaghaderreen look to stop Brigid’s hat-trick

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The last time a Mayo side claimed the Connacht Club Senior Football Championship it was Ballina Stephenites on a wet and wild day in James Stephens Park in 2007 and St Brigid’s were the opposition. In the past four years the Roscommon men have gone on to claim the last two titles and are looking to make it three in a row and their fourth over all, this Sunday in McHale Park, and in the process, draw Roscommon level on 13 titles each with Mayo in the overall roll of honour. However standing in their way are a Ballaghaderreen side who are looking to claim their first provincial title and Mayo’s 14th drawing them level with Galway on the number of titles won on the roll of honour.


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