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Connacht wrapped up their pre-Christmas run of fixtures with a disappointing 10 point loss to Leinster in the RDS on Friday night. Connacht were right in the game to the death and were only trailing by three points as the game wound down, but a last gasp try from Leinster winger Zane Kirchner secured the win for Lenister and denied Connacht a deserved bonus point.
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival has been shortlisted in three categories in the Irish Festival Awards – Best Small Festival, Best Lineup and the Family Festival Award.
Years and years ago, when I was a boy, when there were wolves in Wales, and birds the colour of red-flannel petticoats whisked past the harp-shaped hills, when we sang and wallowed all night and day in caves that smelt like Sunday afternoons in damp front farmhouse parlours, and we chased, with the jawbones of deacons, the English and the bears, before the motor car, before the wheel, before the duchess-faced horse, when we rode the daft and happy hills bareback, it snowed and it snowed.
Six Mayo AC athletes travelled to Nottingham on Saturday to take part in the 27th Annual British & Irish International Masters Cross Country championships. They were selected after last month's trial in the Phoenix Park, and formed part of a 70 strong Irish team competing against England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland as individuals, and in teams in nine age categories ranging from 35 years to 75 years. Mayo AC has a long tradition of successful participation in this event, and this year's representation of six is its biggest so far.
In the closing two years of the war most Londoners thought that the worst of the bombing raids were over. Instead, for a brief and intense period, a more sinister chapter of death from the skies opened. Flying bombs, launched from occupied Europe, flew into London. They were pilotless and practically without sound, except for a wail as they descended. They terrorised a war-weary people.* Many, who had braved the previous raids, felt that this was a horror too far. They sought refuge in quieter rural areas.
The four Macnamara children, John, Nicolette, Brigit and Caitlin, when abandoned by their father, must have sought some stability from their mother Yvonne. But she was distracted by her passion for Nora Summers, and was just not available. Instead they were scooped up by the artist Augustus John, and his mistress Dorelia McNeil, and, saying good-bye to Doolin, were brought to live in his rambling red-brick home in Dorset. At the end of a sweep of gravel, lost in rhododendrons and trees, Alderney Manor was surrounded by miles of moorland. It was an ideal and happy playground for young children.
Paul Potts, the tenor who shot to prominence in 2007 with his surprise pitch perfect rendition of Puccini's famous ‘Nessun Dorma’ on Britain's Got Talent, is to perform in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, tomorrow (Saturday) night.
Rugby legend Ollie Campbell will be in Galway tonight to give a talk in Hanleys Menswear.
Connacht Rugby are back on the road again to face the unbeaten Ospreys who are flying high in this season's Guinness Pro 12. With a six-day turnaround Pat Lam's charges head to Liberty Stadium knowing they will have their work cut out for them in this evening's game (7.35pm). Steve Tandy's Ospreys have not had their wings clipped at home since January, and they boast the best scoring difference of any team in the Pro 12 which is reflected in their pole position. Although missing nine players currently involved in Warren Gatland's Wales squad, Tandy still has considerable talent at his disposal.
Connacht Rugby are back on the road again to face the unbeaten Ospreys who are flying high in this season's Guinness Pro 12.