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Galway hockey clubs are up in arms over the proposed loss of a playing pitch in Oranmore, which is used by players throughout the county.
In the early 1950’s, a group of people calling themselves Coiste na n-Óg came together to try to improve the standard of Gaelic games in the city and they came up with the idea of a streets league. They divided up the city into sections and their teams were named as follows: St Anthony’s represented Newcastle; Western Stars was the name given to the team drawn from Father Griffin Road, Dominick Street, Henry Street, and ‘The West’; “98s” were from Bohermore/Woodquay, they were named after a famous Bohermore 98s team who were established in 1898, the centenary of 1798; Father Lally’s represented Shantalla, so named after a 19th century progressive charismatic parish priest of Rahoon; St Nicholas’ was the name given to the Claddagh teams; The boys from Salthill were simply known as Salthill. The lads from the Industrial School in Lower Salthill were known as St. Joseph’s they played in the under-14 league as did Club Mhuire and Naomh Pádraic
Dublin and Kerry must meet again after playing out a draw in an epic All-Ireland final last weekend.
Relief, followed by pride, followed by excitement.
A busy weekend beckons for Galway United, who host Longford Town on Friday evening at Eamonn Deacy Park before travelling to the Carlisle Grounds for a clash against Bray Wanderers on Monday in the SSE Airtricity League first division,
The Mayo League have announced the September/October winners of their awards. League and cup winners Ballina Town won the team of the month award, while Ballyhaunis Town manager Tommy Page, who guided his side to promotion to the top flight for next year - along with winning the Premier Cup - was rewarded with the manager of the month award.
With two rounds of games left in the top flight the battle to avoid the drop is the big issue still at play - Iorras Aontaithe have already been relegated back down to the Premier Division for next season, having picked up just two wins in their 16 games to date.
After 13-years in the green and red with the Mayo seniors, Castlebar Mitchels Barry Moran has decided to hang up his inter-county boots.
Attacking midfielder Conor Barry has recommitted to Galway United for the 2018 season.