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Words of wisdom for Simon from Padraig Harrington

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Local golfer, Simon Lowry from Loughrea, Co Galway, received the opportunity of a lifetime to meet with Irish golf champion, Padraig Harrington as he prepares to tee off in Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games this March.

Castlebar go looking for semi-final spot

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Castlebar warmed up for this Sunday's Connacht Junior Cup semi-final against Corrib with a big 42-5 win over local rivals Westport in a vital J1A league encounter in Cloondeash.

Galway athletes battle it out for honours

Three Galway athletes were in top form at the 2019 National Juvenile Combined Events Indoor Championships in Athlone IT on Saturday, bringing home three medals.

Galway athletes gear up for Special Olympics World Games

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This March, five Galway athletes will travel to Abu Dhabi to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been transformed

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One of the early New Year arrivals on the market here will be the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Fresh from a top-to-bottom makeover, it is in an altogether higher league in terms of its design, specifications and all-round attractiveness.

Former AIT student and noted footballer returns to alma mater

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A trailblazer in the world of women’s sport, professional footballer Cora Staunton made a welcome return to her alma mater, Athlone Institute of Techology, where she met with students and sporting aspirants as she discussed her recent autobiography and spoke of her off and on field achievements to date.

Galway women’s harriers claim another team medal at national championships

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Galway City Harriers’ talented women's squad put in another superb performance to take a national team silver medal at the National Marathon championships held in conjunction with the 39th running of the Dublin Marathon at the weekend.

Testing conditions for schools’ cross country finals

The Connacht Primary Schools Cross Country Finals were held on Saturday in Bushfield grounds, Bullaun, Loughrea. Nearly 500 students took part in what were torrential downpours and testing underfoot conditions.

The awaking of Augusta

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Isabella Augusta Persse (later Lady Gregory), grew up in Roxborough House, Co Galway, a large rambling estate house, with magnificent gardens, commanding some 18,000 acres over which her father Dudley Persse presided with almost feudal authority. His 13 children knew their wheel-chaired bound father as The Master.*

IWAS Youth World Games underway at AIT

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Athletes from around the world have gathered in Athlone in anticipation of the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Youth World Games.

 

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