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Ireland squad train at Sportsground on Tuesday

The Ireland Rugby squad returns to the Galway Sportsground for an open training session next Tuesday.

Galway must cope better with major sporting events, says Connolly after Connacht decider is given to Roscommon

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The decision to fix this year’s Connacht minor and senior Football finals for Hyde Park in Roscommon rather than Pearse Stadium has been described as disappointing yet inevitable by Fianna Fáil General Election candidate John Connolly.

Joe Prop’s rugby dreams

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FORGET THE Six Nations or the Rugby World Cup, the biggest rugby event of 2015 is coming to Moycullen, in Joe Prop, a play about a schoolboy whose life revolves around the sport.

Pearse Stadium could host Rugby World Cup games, says Burke

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Fianna Fáil local election candidate for the Galway City West ward, David Burke, has welcomed increased speculation this week that Ireland could secure the Rugby World Cup in 2023 which would potentially involve the hosting of games at Pearse Stadium in Salthill and provide a much needed boost of approximately €20 million to the economy of Galway city.

Pearse Stadium may play big part if Ireland secure Rugby World Cup in a decade’s time

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It is hoped that Ireland will be the prospective host country for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and should that application prove to be successful, games may be featured in Pearse Stadium throughout the tournament. The Galway County Board has showed its support by adopting a motion issued by the Salthill/Knockacarra club regarding the usage of Pearse Stadium in this competition.

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Mental wellbeing is linked to our environment

A cloud enveloped our nation at the weekend with Ireland's exit from the rugby World Cup. In New Zealand the nation continues to hold its breath. Medical professionals are already predicting a national depression if the All Blacks are knocked out of the tournament. According to an associate professor at Wellington's Victoria University, there is evidence to suggest that a loss of someone's favoured team does result in sadness "for at least a day".

Championship heats up as Big Guns enter the fray

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Last weekend was certainly a good one on the sporting front.

Connacht Rugby and Aer Arann still flying high

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Aer Arann has agreed a new sponsorship package with Connacht Rugby to remain as the official airline until 2014.

The world in union takes centre stage

Turning away from Galway’s on-going traffic chaos to the world of sport, rugby union has taken centre stage this week with the World Cup kicking off in New Zealand - 20 nations, having prepared for four years, will compete over six weeks to claim the highest prize in the sport.

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