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Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.
A local committee, based at Tierney’s Foxhall, will host a major fund-raising effort in aid of Galway and Mayo Hospice Services culminating in an Easter weekend packed with events. Over the last few weeks the dedicated volunteers of the committee have been selling tickets and raising sponsorship.
An awards presentation celebration was enjoyed by the Mayo League in The Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, last weekend, acknowledging much of the fine talent among players and management.
Good looks on guys
Galway Community College in Móinín na gCíseach opened on September 1 1969. Jack Mahon was the first principal and among the staff were vice-principal Tom Gallagher, Philomena Burke, Joe Rooney, Peter Keady, Seán O’Donnell, Noel Carpenter, Joan Ryan, Myra Ryan, and Philip Cribbin. The aim was to create a caring atmosphere where students were and are encouraged and helped to develop their unique talents and gifts, by providing the academic and vocational skills that enable them to attain their maximum potential and participate fully as good citizens in society.
The seniors AGM took place recently and the new committee was formed for 2009. Officers for 2009 are as follows: Captain: Christy Ryan, Vice captain: Pat O’Connell, Honoury treasurer: Leo Conway, Honoury secretary: John Shore, Committee members: John Hardy, Mai McEvoy, John Ryan, Paddy Morrissey & Eamonn Murphy.
The search is still on for the school bag of a Leaving Cert student that went missing from a train last Friday.
Johnny Glynn was only 46 when he died on January 10 1959, midway through his term as president of the Irish Rugby Football Union. He was a director of Glynn’s famous fancy goods and toy shop on William Street (where you could buy tickets for rugby internationals). He was educated at the Bish, played rugby for Galwegians and Connacht (12 caps), became a well known referee, served in various offices including president of his club, and dedicated himself to the advancement of the game of rugby in Connacht. He was a modest man who preferred to work away in the background and demanded only that there be no departure from the spirit of the game, no lapse from the fundamental decency of rugby football.