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At what age did you start playing? I was 23 and had just moved to Dublin after my Masters. I was always interested in playing, but never really had the chance to before. A friend from college had started playing on her year abroad and got me to join when she came home. Best thing I ever did.

Rowe raring to go with Mayo this summer

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The Mayo Ladies footballers have had their fair share of the headlines for reasons off-the-pitch over the years - but one of their stars is determined to keep creating good ones on-the-pitch for as long as she can.


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At what age did you start running? I started training in athletics when I was 13 and moved to race walking when I was 19. I have been a member of the Loughrea Athletic Club for about 30 years- it's a great club and had a hugely positive influence. I am very proud to have been a member.

Mayo AC perform well at indoor senior and masters

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At the Connacht Indoors Senior Masters, at Athlone AIT, there was a total of 142 participants (senior/master) competing in 18 events for men and women. This championship competition was held on Saturday, February 22.

Athlone IT hosts International Grand Prix athletics spectacle

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A sporting spectacle unfolded within the surrounds of the Athlone Institute of Technology indoor sports arena as the International Grand Prix athletics played to a capacity crowd at the state of the art facility.

More Athlone Boat Club medal success at indoor rowing meet

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As daylight diminishes, rowers from around the country returned to their respective club houses and gyms to train on their ergos and commenced preparations for the indoor rowing season.

Medal delight for Galway athletes at national cross country

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Thomas McStay was the toast of Galway City Harriers when he won bronze at the National Cross-Country Championships in Abbottstown on Sunday.

Galway clubs target success at National Cross Country Championships

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The highlight of the domestic cross country season, the National Cross Country Championships, takes place on Sunday at the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, in Dublin.

How can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at OxyGeneration help your sports injuries?

Many athletes worldwide rely on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve their athletic performance. HBOT is a powerful treatment that any exercise enthusiast can benefit from, especially in the areas of active recovery, healing and treating injuries. Training, conditioning, and competition all stress the body.

Diving at Blackrock

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Up until the mid-19th century, there was a cluster of thatched cottages at Blackrock. on the Night of the Big Wind [January 6, 1839] these were literally blown away by the ferocity of the storm and the tide and most of the occupants had to move inland. They were mostly fishermen and there had always been a tradition of fishing in the area. Blackrock was also a favourite place for men bathing, and in 1885, Mr Moon and some of his friends decided to place a springboard there. Unfortunately they did not have ‘planning permission’ from the owner of the land, Colonel O’Hara, and he had the board removed and made it difficult for the bathers to get to the rock at all. It ended up in court and the urban council stepped in and signed a lease giving a public right of way to the bathing area.


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