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Where has the time gone?

World Cup fever is well and truly upon us with games coming thick and fast and most of us struggling to keep the lids open for the late starts every night. Mayo football and the World Cup is something I relate to from my memories as a Mayo footballer. I made my championship debut for Mayo all the way back in 1994, the World Cup was on in the USA the same year. It is hard to believe 20 years could go by so fast. Mayo football was taking a bit of a bashing then on the back of Mayo’s humiliating defeat to Cork in the All-Ireland semi final by all of 20 points in 1993. As a new kid on the block I did not care about the World Cup, and I was oblivious to the thrashing I am sure Mayo football was taking from the entire country, because I had achieved a goal I set myself as a 16-year-old who failed to make a Mayo u16 team for the Ted Webb Cup. When I arrived home from Mayo u16 training in 1990 to tell my parents I had been dropped from the panel because I simply was not good enough I swore to them that day I would play for the Mayo senior team before I was 20.

Taking the positives from World Cup and Special Olympics

The world is being treated to a feast of football that for even the passing fan is intoxicating, particularly this year in the exotic location of Brazil, World Cup record holders, long-time world favourites, and home of the greatest footballer Pele.

Galway businesses soldier on despite heatwave

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With the summer weather finally hitting Galway, many people are leaving the shadows of the home and heading outside to bask in the rays.

World Cup table quiz for Galway FC

Galway United Supporters Trust will hold a World Cup table quiz upstairs in The Dail Bar, Middle Street, Galway, on Wednesday, July 2 (8.30pm).

A summer of entertainment at the Prince

Summer is in full swing, bringing with it the return of the best of the GAA every weekend. Avail of all the latest match specials on food and drink every weekend or settle with your delicious carvery dinner in front of the GAA. A kiddies menu is available all day, so there is something for all the family!

JigJam heads up exciting live music line-up at The Snug

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The Snug Bar, Athlone has another exciting line-up of music for the coming week.

Hyundai Ireland to sponsor RTÉ Sport’s FIFA World Cup 2014 coverage

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Hyundai, Ireland’s fastest growing car brand, will sponsor RTÉ Sport’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2014 across all platforms - television, radio, online, mobile and and the RTÉ Player.

Connacht lose captain Clarke to enforced retirement

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One of Connacht's biggest signings, the double-winning Super 15 captain Craig Clarke, has been forced to quit the game.

Jimmy Magee - different class

IRELAND’S FOREMOST sports broadcaster, ‘the memory man’, and is coming to the Town Hall Theatre to share a lifetime of sporting memories.

Internationals feature in Galway WDC’s final home game

Galway WFC host Peamount United in their final home league fixture of the season on Sunday in Eamonn Deacy Park (2pm).

 

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