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A local man has enlisted a 100-strong team of family, friends and colleagues to take part in this year’s Galway marathon in aid of the Meningitis Trust.
Reigning senior football champions Eire Og were pushed all the way by challengers Mount Leinster Rangers, in the semi final at Dr Cullen Park and had to rely on all their experience before they advanced by four points to the final in a lively encounter. Rangers got off to an excellent start and a were 1-1 up after three minutes before Bryan Carbery scored the town’s men opening score. Eoin Doyle with the point and Gary Doyle with the goal after good work from Andy Hickey. With play moving swiftly up and down field the exchanges were hard and robust and the sides were level at the break Eire Og 0-7, Mount Leinster Rangers 1-4. Three goals in the last half, two for Eire Og and one from Mount Leinster Rangers ensured a lively second half.
With frequent scares in recent weeks over Legionnaires disease, a new product has been launched on the Irish market which prevents the risk of the disease at the point of use.
The Michael Lyng Motors Carlow senior football championship final, between the top two teams Palatine and Eire Og ended level 1-10 a piece on Sunday last. The game provided the passion, the spills and thrills, and all that is good in a hard-fought sporting encounter at Dr Cullen Park.
A major increase in the number of mumps cases in the west has resulted in the HSE West advising teenagers and young adults to ensure that they have had two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to avoid contracting the infection. The number of reported mumps cases in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon rocketed from 18 last year to 258 by mid December this year.
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A simple guide called Common Ailments in Babies and Young Children, launched today by the Irish Pharmacy Union, gives a snapshot of the most common illnesses that children get and what parents can do to treat their child. It also gives advice on how to administer medicines safely to children. The guide is available free in pharmacies nationwide.
There have been 53 confirmed cases of swine flu in the HSE west region. The area covers from Donegal down to Limerick and across to Tipperary. Eight four per cent of cases have presented in people less than 35 years of age.
Younger people, those with an underlying illness, pregnant women and people who are obese are the groups who are likely to become most seriously ill and among whom most deaths may be recorded from swine flu, a local health expert revealed this week.