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Always a special occasion on the Galway Hockey Club calendar, this year’s Swan Cup tournament marked its 30th anniversary.
Galway’s Seán O’Fiacháin is the perfect example that age is no barrier.
For me, hurling is the ultimate game, but it is more than just a game, a team contest of speed, skill, style, hand-eye co-ordination, a national passion which is woven into the social fabric of Irish society, a game that is played for pride, not money, and quintessentially Irish. As a lady once said, “When you think of it, apart from the Irish language, there is nothing more Irish in this country than the game of hurling.” The game has always flourished in Galway and this county has made a major contribution to its history.
As the virtues of outdoor living continue to be embraced amid present surrounds, the formal launch of the Athlone Regional Sports Centre fitness park in recent times is both a positive and timely development for members of the local community.
The name Veronica Curtin and camogie go hand in hand in Galway. From Gael Linn success at junior and senior level, player of All-Ireland junior and minor championship wins with Galway in 1994, she was on the 1996 winning All Ireland Galway team, aged 16. The two-times All-Star in 2006 and 2007, Curtin scored 1-5 to help Galway win the 2005 National League.
Hockey in Galway could be in line for a major shot in the arm following news that the Galway City Council has submitted a funding application for facilities for Connacht Hockey.
In 1951 Hastings Elliott Jephson was working in the ESB in Galway when he had the idea of setting up a hockey club in the city. He and his friend George Bevis decided to see if there was merit in this notion, so they simply went from door to door around town asking people if they would have any interest in playing the game of hockey.
Connacht Hockey has been given a glimmer of hope to continue fostering the sport in Galway with the extension of the government's sports capital grant this year.
At a recent Mayo Sports Partnership Board meeting €25,600 was allocated to 34 clubs / organisations in Mayo through the Partnerships 2020 special participation and volunteer support grant scheme.
Having had to postpone its normal scheme launch date in March due to Covid- 19 Mayo Sports Partnership has announced details of its revamped Sports Investment Scheme for 2020.