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Three-time Olympic medalist and former World Champion Carmelita Jeter will compete in the AIT International Arena Grand Prix on February 18. The American sprinter will run in the 60m event.
There were notable performances by Craughwell AC athletes at the second day of the Galway cross country championships, which included the juvenile uneven age groups, at the Palace Grounds in Tuam.
Teenager Katie O'Brien from Clarinbridge made history at the weekend when becoming the first female Irish Para-athlete to win gold at Women’s Royal Henley Regatta.
Premiership football team Newcastle United is the latest elite squad to recruit the services of ORRECO, a Sligo-based-company co-owned by a Galway scientist that provides a pioneering ‘bio-analytics’ service that helps athletes optimise performance and reduce the number of training days lost to illness and injury.
In 1912, Michael O’ Malley brought his two ponies, Irish Dragoon and Eileen Alannah to Olympia in London. He did this in order to highlight the plight and potential of his beloved Connemaras. This was the first time that Connemaras were seen on the international stage . After another 11 years of Michael's passionate prompting and letter writing, it eventually led to the foundation in December 1923, of the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society.
After the political holiday season – where events such as the London Olympics provided a welcome diversion from all things political and economic – the onset of autumn and the return of the Dáil has brought us all crashing back to reality.
Galway tourism has received a major boost in the run up to the London Olympics with figures produced by a popular hotel booking website showing a significant increase in the number of searches by UK travellers.
Galway athletes produced top-class performances at the Woodie’s DIY Senior Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium Santry at the weekend.
A company based in IT Sligo’s Innovation Centre which provides an applied bio marker (Blood and Saliva) testing service for elite athletes around the world, has signed a contract with the Irish Institute of Sport. ORRECO will work with the cream of Ireland’s high performance athletes, including many who are bound for London 2012.
Olive Loughnane of Loughrea AC placed an impressive eighth in the Women’s 20km Race at the IAAF World Cup of Race Walking in Saransk, Russia, on Sunday.