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Championships wrap up after sprint to the finish

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It was a hectic weekend of action in the county ground last weekend - where four finals played out in front of an ever-revolving cast of fans.

New Connacht hockey academy is a welcome boost for hockey and women in sport

A sporting initiative to develop hockey players in Ireland has taken a step forward with the launch of the Connacht Hockey Academy.

More Athlone Boat Club medal success at indoor rowing meet

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As daylight diminishes, rowers from around the country returned to their respective club houses and gyms to train on their ergos and commenced preparations for the indoor rowing season.

From crutches to triathlon

I was a county gymnast at 19 when my knee swelled up. I could only walk with crutches. Over the next 20 years I had six operations, took heavy painkillers, and was often bed-ridden with pain. After the sixth operation my consultant said, “No more operations, I’m referring you to the rheumatology clinic.”

Induction day for students on AIT’s Springboard funded courses

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is offering free and part-funded places on programmes commencing in Athlone, Ballinasloe, and Tullamore, in early 2019.

Westport Town Hall to host special screening of Katie Taylor documentary

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Westport Town Hall will host a one-off screening of a documentary that takes the viewers inside both the personal and professional life of sport icon Katie Taylor. KATIE is a documentary by Ross Whitaker and will be screened on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Westport Town Hall Theatre with Q&A afterwards with the film-maker.

Galway’s Keogh makes history for women rowers in Ireland

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The O'Donovan brothers and Sanita Puspure may have dominated the headlines at the recent World Rowing Championships, but Galway rowing was also celebrating a rare Irish feat.

Young students excel at Kumon awards

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Three young students achieved the highest Kumon academic awards as gold medallist English completers at the Kumon Galway City West awards ceremony.

Galway gymnasts qualify for European championships

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Four Galway girls have made an historic breakthrough in gymnastics, qualifying for the 2018 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Mayo athletes continue to impress as season gets moving

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Last Sunday saw the annual Belcarra 8k take to the roads around the west Mayo village, the winner was Moy Valley AC runner Michael Canty, with Mayo AC's Sarah Syron the first female to cross the finish line.

 

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