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Let’s do it again Connacht

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They do not come much bigger than this. The aristocrats of French rugby Toulouse take on Connacht in the Heineken Cup on Saturday in the Galway Sportsground (6pm) on a mission of revenge.

‘Let’s do it’ again Connacht

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They do not come much bigger than this. The aristocrats of French rugby Toulouse take on Connacht in the Heineken Cup on Saturday in the Galway Sportsground (6pm) on a mission of revenge.

Midwife confirms making ‘Catholic country’ remark but no hurt was intended

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The midwife manager on St Monica's Ward at University Hospital Galway has confirmed that it was she who told Savita Halappanavar that her pregnancy could not be terminated because Ireland was a "Catholic country" but added that was not meant in a hurtful context.

Heartbreak for Kilkenny as Tipp destroy their dreams of five

Last Sunday Tipp took to the game like a team possessed. They hurled out of their skin in front of a crowd of 81,765. Kilkenny on the otherhand looked a little tired and with the recent bad luck with injuries it was always going to be an uphill battle.

Losing never gets any easier

I know what it feels like to lose, having been there on several occasions throughout my sporting career. It never gets any easier and you just cannot prepare for it. I was in the losers’ enclosure with the Crossmolina football team again last Sunday, having come up short against Knockmore for the second year running. It is standard practice that the manager of a team would say a few words on such occasions and it is not an easy thing to do. I tell them that the hurt they are feeling can help to push them on for next season. The ugly feeling can propel them to greater heights if channelled in the right direction, and there is no point in apportioning blame on anyone or anything just now. It is not a time to be feeling sorry for themselves, but I can and do fully understand why they look so weary and broken-hearted. I tell them how proud I am of their efforts and in my eyes they are not losers. These lads prepared as professionally as any inter-county team. They are ordinary lads with ordinary jobs who made an extraordinary effort over the past eight months. Many postponed holidays, left building sites hours ahead of schedule to train with the club. I acknowledge that enormous effort, but at the same time I tell them that there are no guarantees in sport. Winning a county title does not come easy, irrespective of what people might think. I mention the enormous effort and sacrifices men made decades earlier just to get to see a football match never mind play in them. There is no point lamenting what might have been, but the preparation for next year must start now. It is important that young footballers continue to grow and develop and equally important that they do not give up after a defeat. Crossmolina are top of the league table with four games left and we will be doing our best to win that title. It is important that we do not throw away the opportunity to continue to progress.

Superb team effort sees Shamrocks land 5th title

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Ballyhale Shamrocks produced one of the finest displays Croke Park has seen last Wednesday to land the All-Ireland Club title for a record breaking fifth time.

Corofin have it all to do against Antrim’s St Gall’s

Corofin have been down this road a few times before, and they will know they face a stiff test against Antrim champions St Gall’s on Sunday at Parnell Park (2.30pm) if they are to advance to the All-Ireland club final on St Patrick’s Day.

More patients face review following suspension of former UHG pathologist

The HSE was last evening attempting to contact all patients affected by potential misdiagnoses at UHG following reports of discrepancies in the work of a third pathologist who worked as a locum at the hospital in February and March 2004.

Workers roasted on a financial spit says Labour councillor

Those on modest incomes have found that they are being roasted on a financial spit, according to Councillor Marie Fitzpatrick.

Officals do it for the love of the sport too

I received a call on Monday evening from a GAA colleague in another county informing me that their county football secretary had just decided not to run for re-election at the forthcoming convention. It appears the secretary in question heard there was a mini coup in the making and decided enough was enough, so he declared his intention not to seek re-election. I happen to know the secretary in question and he has served his county well over the last number of years, working his way up through the lower ranks within the hierarchical system that is the GAA executive to eventually become county secretary, a position that carries a little clout on the local scene at least! He was, I know, a little hurt that he wasn’t allowed a more dignified exit. The least he would have expected was a departure on his terms, having sold his soul to the county board over the last number of years.


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