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There are three Sarah McInerneys: the gregarious Drivetime radio presenter with a hearty laugh, the tough TV interviewer regularly skewering politicians, and – surprisingly – the shy, Galway-accented woman who considers herself a country girl at heart.
For the past four years, Róisín Black has been a teacher at Scoil Mhuire, the same primary school she attended in her home town of Oranmore.
As was the norm, the last time I spoke with Martin Horgan, one of us was either coming or going to a football pitch. Trudging off with a bag of balls, shoving singlets into a box, making some arrangement for the pushing of some project or others, the complexion of sporting satisfaction evident in our visage. Perhaps because it was always in places like that that we encountered each other, my memories are so precious and so sad. Pitches were a playground in our youth, and in our more mature years, they still represent a leap from the reality of life. Perhaps that is why I love them so much. That reality hit home this week when Martin passed away, his death sending shockwaves throughout the sporting community in Galway and his wide circle of family and friends.
After a prolonged period of off-season inactivity, Galway United are back in the thick of pre-season. Tonight, they are in Killarney to take on Kerry FC in their third tie in six days.
BY SEMI MCHUGH
To music-lovers the name Kanneh-Mason describes a whole family of prodigiously gifted musicians. The pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, who sparkles on her recent acclaimed Children’s Corner album, and the feted young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a world-renowned recitalist since wining the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, are so far the most notable of this extraordinary family.
After months of rehearsals, the Transition Year students of Clarin College are set to perform Roald Dahl’s classic, Matilda.
The challenge of working in some of the world's most emanding environments is what drives on a Galway doctor who has this week arrived in Antarctica where she will serve as ship's doctor on board an icebreaking ship.
“It was 1998. I just answered an admin job ad in the paper; I had no idea it was rugby…” so says Joan Breslin (née Moore) about her first foray into the world of rugby administration almost 25 years ago. After working in marketing for Clarinbridge Crystal and Dunlop Tyres in Galway, Joan’s career as a backroom ‘blazer’ with the IRFU and Six Nations tournament took off. Now she finds herself at the apex of the professional game as World Rugby’s project coordinator for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.
On the sultry Saturday afternoon Galway United exited the FAI Cup, John Caulfield spotted a distraught and distressed young fan not yet fully versed in the harsh reality of the domestic game. Tears flowed, the pain of defeat hitting hard.