Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Galway clubs grab slice of Feile glory at juvenile festival

Published

on

Date Published: 29-Jun-2011

Niall Canavan

THE great festival of hurling, camogie and handball that is Feile na nGael took place in Galway last weekend. The action started with the first round games on Friday prior to the Feile parade going ahead that evening in Loughrea.

Despite the inclement weather conditions a huge crowd descended on Loughrea for what turned out to be the biggest ever Feile parade with over 5,000 participants. Subsequent group games took place on Saturday last before finals day at Pearse Stadium and The Prairie.

Galway achieved considerable success at Feile with Padraig Pearses, Mountbellew-Moylough and Sylane taking divisional hurling titles, St.Colman’s won the Division 4 camogie title while Abbeyknockmoy, Annaghdown and Micheal Breathnachs won handball titles.

In hurling, O’Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny defeated Na Piarsaigh from Limerick in the prestigious Division 1 hurling title. Their star man Robert Buckley scored 1-5 in his side’s 3-7 to 0-4 victory thus seeing the Christy Ring Trophy head to the Kilkenny club for the first time.

In the Division 2 hurling final, Raharney (Westmeath) defeated Portlaoise (Laois) by 4-9 to 1-3 with Killian Doyle shooting 4-6 for the winners. Kiltale of Meath had a comprehensive 8-7 to 1-2 victory over Muinebheag of Carlow in the Division 3 final.

The Division 4 final saw an all Galway pairing as Padraig Pearses took on Abbeyknockmoy with Pearses taking the title by 3-4 to 2-5 after a titanic battle. Three Keith Connell goals saw Pearses into a 3-3 to 1-1 half time lead but with Calem Mulry in top form and Lee Cosgrave also impressing Abbeyknockmoy stormed back into the game.

Padraig Pearses goalkeeper Jarlath Healy saved superbly late on from Conor Mannion as his team held on for a narrow victory. Keith Connell scored 3-1 for the winners, Brian Sweeney shot two points while Lee Murphy scored an excellent sideline cut.

For an Abbeyknockmoy side that shot 13 wides, Martin Finn and Lee Cosgrave scored goals with Liam McCarthy tacking on three points and Calem Mulry two.

Late goals by Brian Higgins and Conor Fahy saw Mountbelolew-Moylough defeat Naomh Eoin frm Sligo by 3-5 to 1-5 in an exciting Division 5 final. A Colin Ryan goal had seen Mountbellew-Moylough into a 1-3 to 0-3 half time lead before Naomh Eoin responded to lead by 1-5 to 1-3 late in the game.

Subsequently, Mountbellew-Moylough’s two goals arrived to help the North Galway club carry the day. Conor Fahy scored 1-2 for Mountbellew-Moylough with Brian Higgins and Colin Ryan both scoring 1-1 each. Their other point came via Joseph Whyte while John Daly made an excellent second half save at a time when Naomh Eoin were in the ascendancy.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Galway has country’s largest population of young people

Published

on

Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

Continue Reading

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Call for direct donations to city charity shops

Published

on

Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

Continue Reading

Galway Bay FM News Archives

Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Published

on

Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

Continue Reading

Trending