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Catch your breath at the 10k in Tourmakeady

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Calling all runners, joggers and walkers.

Grease gets a makeover for Tourmakeady first

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Grease may be one of the most popular stage musicals of all time but it is set to be performed in a whole new way next Thursday and Friday night in Tourmakeady when the students of Coláiste Mhuire Tuar Mhic Éadaigh bring the Sandy and Danny Zuko love story to life as Gaeilge.

Rose of Tralee to launch Great Lakes Challenge

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh is to perform the official launch on Friday, February 6, at Clare Lake, Claremorris, of a new fun running challenge, consisting of five lakeside runs between February and April at different locations across the county.

Gibbons wins Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 10k

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Second round showdowns to decide the future

There will not be an inch given in any of the eight games in the second round of the Mayo GAA Intermediate Football Championship this weekend, with a number of exciting battles in store over the two days of action.

Polkadot leisure cycle next weekend in Ballinrobe

The annual Polkadot Cycle Challenge, promoted by the Western Lakes Cycling Club, takes place on Saturday, May 10. This sport has become established as a major event in the leisure cycling calendar, and over the past number of years has attracted cyclists from every corner of the country. This year the club has revamped the routes to attract the ever growing numbers of newcomers taking to the roads, while enjoying the breathtaking scenery around the beautiful Lough Mask.

New book on Mayo combatants in revolutionary Ireland

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A new book, to be launched in Castlebar this evening by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, reveals, for the first time in print, the experiences of 10 senior veterans from Mayo who fought in Ireland’s struggle for independence and the subsequent civil war from 1919 to 1924.

Two decommissioned Garda stations for sale

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They may have lost their local Garda stations but three Mayo communities have gained some benefit at least as the vacant buildings are being handed over for the use of community and voluntary groups.

The Man from Moogaga in Tuar Mhic √Čadaigh

Aindrias de Staic, comedian, actor, musician and presenter of TG4'S Jig Gig will present his new show The Man from Moogaga as Gaeilge, this Sunday, October 20 in Máire Lukes, Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, at 8pm to celebrate Tóstal Mhaigh Eo. Admission is free agus cuirfear fáilte roimh gach éinne! The show will be followed by music with Ceol na Locha.

Prendergast excels on the Partry Mountains

Having come close to a win only days previous in the hotly contested Westport town centre criterium junior rider Jason Prendergast riding for Cong based Cunga CC managed to come up trumps this time around taking a fine solo win in the Western Lakes CC promoted Tourmakeady Festival race on Wednesday evening. In what proved to be ideal racing conditions the 45 rider field took to the line for the 50km handicapped event. With six minutes covering the field from front to back the last group to start had it all to do. Riding steady they worked well to whittle down the lead of those in front. By the halfway point most of the riders had been swept up by the strong men and the attacking started in earnest, with Ballinrobe man Padraig Marrey the first to fire a bullet from his gun. This move was gradually reeled in and just as it came together it was Jason Prendergast who took the initiative and launched a strong attack. Sensing the danger, it was Marrey who responded first and as the duo gathered momentum up front several more managed to close the gap making it five in the newly established breakaway. With the majority of the clubs present now represented out front this move had every likelihood to succeed, and while those behind mounted a consistent chase the strength of the front group never looked like being overhauled. On to the finish where Prendergast decided to go alone with approximately 2km remaining and managed to hold on for a fine win with Marrey left to settle for second on the night.


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