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Connacht’s promising rugby player Sean O’Brien has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Ireland u-20 tour to New Zealand for the IRB Junior World Championship.
Two Connacht players have been rewarded with selection on the Irish squad for this summer’s tour to Argentina.
When I was growing up, there was huge fear, fear of 'The Big C'. Cancer would drive my mother to bless herself. She couldn't say the word.”
Galwegians u-12s will make their annual pilgrimage to London with a squad of 33 players and 24 adults to take part in the world-renowned London-Irish “Clearing-Out” Six Nations Mini Rugby Festival.
Conradh na Gaeilge, also known as the Gaelic League, was founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin McNeill in July 1893. Their aim was to keep the Irish language alive and preserve the Gaelic elements of Ireland’s culture. It was open to all creeds, was non-political, and accepted women on an equal basis. It used a broad approach, organising classes and competitions in Irish music, dancing, literature, and games. After a sluggish six years in existence, it suddenly morphed into a mass movement.
There was a curious sequel to the story of poor Michael Kelly of Mirehall, Headford, whom I mentioned last week. Kelly, a substantial farmer and horse breeder, won the ‘gentleman’s race’ at Galway in 1884. However the stewards refused to give him the trophy claiming he was not a gentleman. Kelly sued, and won his case.
Mayo farmer Sean Coughlan has been awarded a prestigious Nuffield Scholarship. The internationally-acclaimed scholarship, which is sponsored by Aurivo, was awarded by the Nuffield Ireland Farming Scholarship Trust.
After a run of three successive wins, Connacht head to Newport looking for a vital victory in their hopes of finishing in position to claim a Heineken Cup spot for the first time.
Monivea kickboxer Brendan Kenny claimed gold at the Irish Open tournament held in Dublin at the weekend.
A young singer/songwriter from Kildare is stopping off in Ballyhaunis on a novel music tour of Ireland to pedal-up some publicity for his debut album.