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Bullet ricocheted and pierced window of parked car

A “freak accident” when a bullet ricocheted in Lahardane and travelled 200 yards to pierce the windscreen of a parked, and fortunately, unoccupied car, landed an experienced gun dealer before Ballina District Court this week.

Big turn out at Charlestown 10k

September in the rain marked the second running of the Charlestown 10k on Saturday evening. The recent good weather turned colder, wetter, and breezier, but the rain held off during the race and conditions were good for running. Christina Duffy and her team, assisted by John Roddy, put on another enjoyable and impressively organised event. They provided an excellent well marked and marshalled course all the way from the starting line at Lowpark to refreshment tables in the CBD sports complex, for which the race acted as a fund raiser. John Byrne, John Mannion, and Paul Conlon led David Tiernan out of town, as the field headed for Cloonaweema. Jonathon Deane, Thomas Kelly, Brendan Gill, and Anto Devaney kept them in view until they crossed over to the old Dublin road at halfway near Gowel. By then Byrne had a few metres on Mannion, with Tiernan and Conlon together over a minute behind. Ann Lennon had John Nolan for company as she had in Balla 10k and Claremorris four mile the previous week. John Byrne stretched his lead gradually from 6k and crossed the line in 32.32, a new course record, to record his first league race win since 2011. “I thought I’d never see that time again”, he said afterwards. This marks a brilliant return to form for Byrne, who has been at the forefront of Mayo athletics for over 15 years. Mannion finished second in 34.10 with Tiernan third in 34:51, a new PB and beating his 2012 winning time by over a minute. Ann Lennon 37:47 – a brilliant performance by the National W45 half marathon champion, and Colette Tuohy in 39:20 finished first and second in the women’s category. Standards were high, with more than double the number finishing in under 40 minutes compared to 2012. There were a number of PBs joyfully celebrated at the finish line. The road League continues in east Mayo in less than three weeks with the Ballyhaunis 8k on September 28, followed a week later by the final race, Breaffy 10k on October 6.

Galwayman on sex charge asks to be jailed so he can get treatment

A Galway man has asked to be jailed so he can get treatment, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has heard.

Pensioner’s home ransacked by cash-strapped addict

The Galway District Court heard this week how a 71-year-old woman was left devastated after her home was ransacked by a cash-strapped heroin addict who callously threw items of sentimental value to her in a river, never to be seen again.

Fresh pasta and pizza at Mizzoni’s

There are now 27 Mizzoni Pizza & Pasta Co outlets in Ireland including the latest addition to the family Proper Pizza, Athlone.

Castlebar man fled from car accident

An 18-year-old man who left the scene of a traffic accident, after his uninsured car collided into another car, was this week disqualified from driving by Judge Mary Devins.

Books on my table this Christmas

I have often been intrigued by the stories of German spies parachuted into Ireland during World War II. It was quite an intriguing time. De Valera was anxious to steer the country in neutral waters, despite serious pressure from Britain and America to at least open our ports to the transatlantic convoys which were being hammered by German U-boats. The IRA and its sympathisers, were pro German to such an extent that Germany believed it could foster a lot of trouble in Britain’s ‘back yard’ by encouraging the IRA to make mischief.

 

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