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A ball and a wall!

Martin Mulkerrins is a very un-assuming young man, but one with lots of skill in his hands.

Alec Finn on De Dannan, Phil Lynott, and bouzoukis

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HAVE YOU heard the one about the Yorkshireman who moved to Galway in the 1970s and changed the course of Irish traditional music forever? Well this is, in essence, the story of Oranmore-based musician Alec Finn and his journey with De Dannan.

McGreal the maestro of Mayo Autocross

James McGreal did on Sunday what he has been threatening to do for a while — he took overall victory on a round of Mayo and District Motorsport Club’s Loose Surface Autocross. It marks a significant milestone for the popular Foxford man, a long time competitor and Mayo Motorsport Club stalwart, who counts the 2000 Border Rally Championship title among his many achievements. Only last year he had feared that his days of competing might have been over after sustaining a back injury following an accident on the Galway International Rally.

Title haul for Galway handballers

Galway handballers were in fine form at the 13th The Irish One-Wall Nationals last weekend, claiming a record five titles.

McGreal’s got that winning feeling

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They say in sport getting the first win is the hardest, that once that elusive initial victory has been achieved, subsequent success is easier to come by.

Galway handballers crowned champions

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Galway handballers secured All Ireland titles at the juvenile championships at the weekend.

Galway supporters at the 1966 final

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In 1966 Galway were fortunate to get out of Connacht by beating Mayo. To an extent they were also lucky in a hard fought semi-final against Cork. They eventually won what was regarded as the best game of football seen in years, by a score of 1-11 to 1-9. And so they were into their fourth All-Ireland final in a row and going for three wins in a row and the question was, would this team reverse the three losses in a row that Galway suffered at the hands of Kerry 1940, Kerry 1941, and Dublin in 1942? Meath still stood between them and Sam.

Dark day on Galway roads as five die in two separate crashes

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Galway was reeling last evening after a day of horror on the roads on Tuesday which saw five people die in two separate accidents in a twelve-hour period.

The knock that every parent dreads hearing

Tuesday night was horrific. The high winds drove in sheets of rain across the west and enveloped the region in a deluge. People who were in for the night huddled closer to the fire and listened to the lashing rain wallop their roofs and flood their gardens. Those of a spirtual bent would look at the raging elements and wish good fortune to all who had to brave them. Roads were covered with a sheet of rain; rivers and streams broke their banks, and in four households, heavy footsteps made their way hesitantly across the water-covered footpaths before delivering news that would change the lives of four families forever.

Galway girls play key role in interprovincial win

The young girl handballers of Connacht retained this year’s interprovincial team title at the All-Ireland finals at the weekend.


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