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Review needed to revive Mayo football

I spent some time with a number of my former Mayo playing colleagues from 1985 last weekend. The Connacht winning side were guests of the Connacht Council last Sunday at the Connacht final. There were some giants of men on that team. TJ Kilgallon, Willie Joe, Padraig Brogan, Sean Lowry, Sean Maher, Noel Durcan, and Big Tom Byrne to name but a few. Anthony ‘Fat Larry’ Finnerty and Frank Noone were both around so laughter was guaranteed. The reunion afforded us an opportunity to reminisce and it got me thinking about the seriousness of modern football and in particular the kind of a lifestyle required from a current inter-county footballer. Thankfully we played in a different era when football was taken seriously but it did not completely dominate your life.

Tributes paid to Judge Neilan

After his surprise retirement last week, the 28-year career of the honourable and outspoken Judge John Neilan was given its due tribute in court this week (June 2) by his first stand-in, Judge Denis McLoughlin.

Hep C scare will rock public confidence in ‘shaky’ HSE service

A local patients’ advocate has warned that the hepatitis C scare - which has resulted in more than 450 former public hospital patients being offered screening after it emerged they may have been treated by a surgeon infected by the virus - may further rock public confidence in an “already shaky” HSE led health service.

Volunteer advocates wanted

Are you interested in working with older people? Are you non-judgmental, a good listener, and interested in human rights and social justice? If you are, then you might also be interested in the National Advocacy Programme which is looking for people in Mayo who would like to become a volunteer advocate for older people in residential care.

Holocaust survivor to address NUI Galway Law Society

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Nobel Peace prize winner and Holocaust survivor Professor Elie Wiesel will deliver an address via video link at NUI Galway next Wednesday at 7pm.

Congress gives Galway and Antrim green light to compete in Leinster

Delegates at special congress last Saturday gave Galway and Antrim the green light to compete in Leinster for the next three years. There were a number of proposals down for decision but without a doubt this motion was top of the priority list. There has been a lot of changes in the association over the years with this being the most radical on-field change since the backdoor system was introduced in '97. Both Galway and Antrim have now been given the chance to bring the famous Bob O'Keeffe Cup to foreign lands, oh, how times have changed. It may only be for a three-year trial period but I for one feel it's a stepping stone to an open draw or a champions league style championship. Sure Kilkenny are dominant in Leinster at present, but I think this move undermines the great effort that Dublin, Wexford and Offaly are doing to catch up on possibly the greatest Kilkenny team of all times. This move will certainly make it harder for the aforementioned sides to reach the Leinster final- so how this is going to improve hurling in this province is beyond me. Take Dublin for instance, a county that is genuinely trying its best to promote hurling. Their players would look upon it as a huge honour to play in a Leinster decider, the new system could now rob them of that chance. Any player who has won a Leinster senior medal over the years should cherish it. The new championship should in fact be called the 'rest of Ireland championship' during this three-year trial. Everyone will have their own opinion and are well entitled to have it, but the sight of Galway running out on Croke Park for final day doesn't exactly excite me. Call me old-fashioned or set in my ways, but that's the way I feel at present. Maybe I'll feel differently about it after the three-year trial; I wonder what way will the Kilkenny County Board look upon it in three-year’s time if Galway take all three titles during that period? Once again we are victims of our own success! It’s ok for people to mess around with this province, if change was needed, and I'm not so sure it was, but they should have bitten the bullet and brought Munster on board for the champions league style championship.

Irish ‘Reds’ to be celebrated and examined in NUIG

For a country that is often highly conservative, Ireland has produced many important and influential socialist activists, thinkers, and politicians, and many of them have come from Galway.

Robinson awarded US Medal of Freedom

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has congratulated former president and Ballina native Mary Robinson on being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

JCI Galway honours Galway’s top young entrepreneurs for the eleventh year

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Who will be Galway’s 11th Young Entrepreneur of the Year? The success of the JCI Galway Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award can be seen from its 11 years in existence. The competition celebrates the entrepreneurial vision of budding young Galway entrepreneurs like past winners Mike O’Connor of Bellissimo, Liam Dilleen of EZ Living, Pearce Flannery of Pragmatica, and Declan Ganley of Rivada Communications. The diversity of business ventures has been the hallmark of the competition. It was the success of Joerg Mueller’s dream to turn herbal medicine into a profession that led him to win last year’s competition.

Mayo native awarded Medal of Freedom by US President

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has congratulated former president and Ballina native Mary Robinson on being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.


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