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Noel Mannion is one of Galway's most celebrated rugby players of the amateur era, playing for club, province and country - Ballinalsoe, Buccaneers, Corinthians, Lansdowne, Connacht and Ireland.
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One of Galway's best known soccer players, Faherty enjoyed a lengthy career that earned him selection for the Republic of Ireland at various levels, and taken him to Australia and Cyprus. Faherty is a prolific goalscorer - the third highest scorer in Galway United's history.
Daithi Burke was the sole Galway player selected on this year's All Star team, which was dominated by All Ireland champions Limerick.
The Irish and Lions rugby legend Paul Wallace chats this week on The Travel Tales with Fergal podcast about the mystique of Lions rugby tours, whether this year’s tour to South Africa should go ahead, and his favourite countries to tour including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and that famous 1997 Lions tour to South Africa. Listen to the podcast below or continue reading.
Pressure is mounting on Connacht this weekend, and it is all about a PRO14 win to arrest their current slump at home this season.
With a positive playing impact from Buccaneers eminent club footballer, Robbie Henshaw, Ireland almost achieved a much needed morale boosting victory against Six Nations favourites France on Sunday afternoon in the Aviva Stadium.
He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno, and that was not even his actual name. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he looked very like a boxing champion of the times, Danno O’Mahoney, he was given the nickname and it stuck. He was one of six siblings born to Joe Heaslip from Cork and Maureen O’Donoghue from Tuam; Minnie, Jimmy, Michael, Danno, Helen, and Phil. They lived in Lenaboy Gardens in Salthill,.