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Two Mayo athletes will be bidding for Olympic glory in LA

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The green and red of Mayo will be flying high in the City of Angels next July as two athletes from the county are to represent Team Ireland at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Cinema review: Foxcatcher

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ANOTHER HOTLY tipped awards favourite is released this week as we enter the best time of year for going to the cinema. With its central themes of sports, fraternal relationships, and patriotism, Foxcatcher has all the makings of an Oscar winner.

Triple Olympian in Galway this weekend

Triple Olympic water polo gold medalist, Gergely Kiss from Hungary, will be the special guest at the Irish u-14 Water Polo Cup in the NUIG Kingfisher pool this weekend.

Ladies boxing at Ballina Boxing Club receives €10,000 funding

The awarding of a grant of €10,000 to Ballina Boxing Club by the Coca Cola Thank You Fund for the promotion of ladies boxing has been warmly welcomed by Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Deputy Michelle Mulherin. The award was one of only 11 that were made by the fund this year to organisations across Ireland.

Croi’s stroke centre to tackle the myths of sex after heart disease

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Concerns over the ability to have a healthy sex life after tackling heart disease will be one of the topics to be discussed next week when local heart and stroke charity Croí will host a series of free public talks, seminars, workshops and ‘walk-in risk factor screening and assessments.

Croi — tacking the illnesses of a new Ireland

Croi has come a long way since it had that funding barometer sign outside the hospital, where passers-by could see just how much money it had to raise in order to give West of Ireland people a fair shot at surviving heart disease. Prior to Croi, if you had a dodgy ticker, you had to get on bone-rattling buses and cross the country in order to have your lifesaving surgery. Your chances of survival were reduced if you lived in the west. Back then too, the trauma of open heart surgery was so much more than it is today. Now, thanks to great leaps in technological advancement, bypasses and other invasive heart surgeries are becoming common and incredibly more lifesaving.

Keeping tabs on home from afar

I am in Chicago for a week's holiday, visiting my daughter Tressan and some friends so I didn't get to see any of the club action last weekend. However, while out at a rather quiet Gaelic Park last Sunday I was given a detailed run down on all of the club championship games by a very enthusiastic Ballintubber native, Vincent Finnerty.

Kia drives Team Ireland in London

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Kia Motors Ireland is sending a fleet of Sportage and Optima Models to London to help Team Ireland with their logistics for the Olympic Games.

Tuam man appointed to top Olympic job

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Another Galwegian will be heading to the Olympic Games in two weeks. Athenry's Paul Hession and Loughrea's Olive Loughnane will be competing on the track, and a third local, Tuam’s Pierce O'Callaghan, has been appointed as an international technical official for athletics.

Hession is finding Olympic form

Galway athletes produced top-class performances at the Woodie’s DIY Senior Track and Field Championships in Morton Stadium Santry at the weekend.

 

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