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History made during NUIG stopover

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From early Tuesday morning 140 members of the international, national, and local press gathered at the media centre at NUI Galway in anticipation of the first stopover of the royal visit.

People reskilling must be trained in relevant sectors states An Taoiseach

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has commended the work done by Áras Inis Gluaire in developing the centre as a new media training hub in Mayo.

Successful radio diploma course enters its sixth year

The Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board is offering its highly successful diploma in radio studio production again this October at its media centre in Gort. The City & Guilds diploma is a 40 week course which aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the radio industry either at home or abroad. The course is due to commence on October 20 next. It stands out among other courses in that participants are trained for industry, by industry professionals. Anyone interested should register for the course at the local employment services or Intreo office. Training allowances are available to eligible students.

It’s not just in politics that a week is a long time

A week, they say, is a long time in politics. A week in football can be an eternity. Wee James McCartan was being championed as the Messiah last week before the final, the man who resurrected the fortunes of a Down side whose season was full of mediocrity up until the back door stage. He was being hailed as the man who re-energised his troops after they were beaten in the Ulster championship by Tyrone. In fairness, his Down side were liberated once they went in through the back door to begin their tour of the country and there was an incremental improvement in each and every performance as they progressed towards last Sunday’s final. This week McCartan’s performance as manager is being scrutinised in great detail with many in his native county questioning some of his decision-making on the line. I can understand why, as a narrow defeat normally means a huge post-mortem of the losing team’s performance. Before last Sunday’s match everyone suggested that the midfield sector was going to be crucial. It was generally perceived that if Down could manage a supply of decent ball into their pacey forwards, they would be in with a mighty chance of success. Last Sunday they were annihilated in this crucial sector. Cork won 70 per cent of the kick outs and the scale of their dominance was key to their triumph. The Down goalkeeper, Brendan McVeigh, on the other hand, never varied his kickouts throughout the afternoon and it does beg the question why he persisted in making heroes out of both Nicholas Murphy and Aidan Walsh. A more puzzling decision was the substitution of Paul McComiskey with 15 minutes remaining on the clock. He was playing brilliantly all afternoon, kicking three points and giving his opponent the run around. That decision left many perplexed.

The Galway Races — a brief history

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The Galway Races are such an intrinsic part of the local as well as national culture, it seems like they have been taking place forever. For many people the Galway Races are the event to go to and they are looking forward to it all year long. To some the main attraction of the event is the old friends and new people you get to meet, to others it’s the atmosphere of excitement and glamour, and to others still it’s the very passion for watching horses race and perhaps engage in a little betting. Although the first Ballybrit race meeting, lasting two days, took place in 1869, a lot has changed since.

Galway company and VoSKY team up for low cost calls for Volvo stopover

Galway-based telecoms specialist Calimar is working in partnership with the Volco Ocean Race team to help reduce the cost of international calls for race team members, staff, and the internatinal press during the Galway stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race.

A bandwidth the size of Tuam to power Volvo Ocean Race stopover

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Galway is set to transform into a technological powerhouse during the two-week Volvo Ocean Race stopover event from May23 to June 6.

Dragon flys

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By its very nature the 35,000 mile Volvo Ocean Race that started from Alicante on Saturday attracts the hardiest of sailors. They are usually men with tough teak muscles and a hell of a lot of fortitude, capable of withstanding the roughest of seas in temperatures that can range from -5 to 50 Celcius.


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