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The Mayo ladies senior football team will make the trip to Blackhill on Sunday to take on Monaghan in a top of the table clash against the ladies from the Farney county. Both sides are locked on nine points from their four games so far thanks to three wins from their four games, also on nine points in the table at the moment are defending All Ireland champions Cork.
Two of the seven Irish international squads for the upcoming European Touch Rugby Championships hail from Galway.
The 12th Galway Chess Congress, with support from Blackthorne International and the Irish Chess Union, will take place in the Menlo Park Hotel from October 4-6.
This weekend Athlone is to host the 45th running of the national Community Games finals at the athletic stadium in the AIT sportsground.
More than 150 vision impaired athletes from across the island will gather in Dublin next month to celebrate MayFest 2013. The MayFest, organised by Irish Blind Sports, will be a carnival weekend of come and try, competition and demonstration sports, ideally suitable for people with vision impairment.
All roads throughout the country will lead to Athlone this coming weekend from May 25 to May 27 for the first weekend of the HSE National Community Games finals. More than 3,000 young competitors will descend on the Athlone Institute of Technology to take part in various sporting and cultural events. Mayo Community Games will be strongly represented by 90 young participants who will compete in art, model making, handwriting, chess, project, indoor soccer, table quiz, table tennis, and mixed distance relays. In the cultural section there is competition in the group music, dancing and singing. The programme will also include solo music, singing and solo recitation.
Kilkenny man Martin Gahan was part of the winning team of three blind and visually impaired tenpin bowlers who represented Irish Blind Sports at the recent bowling tournament in Hampshire, England.