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Improved display but same result as Utd suffer seventh loss on trot

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Date Published: 16-May-2011

Galway United 0

Bohemians 2

Cian O’Connell

It is just turning out to be an extremely demanding season for Galway United because even when there is enough spirit in a performance, the distinct lack of skill is proving costly.

Ultimately that was precisely the case once more at Terryland Park last Friday as Galway summoned a vastly improved display, but they just didn’t have the craft to hurt a Bohemians team that were able to deal with the locals’ enthusiasm.

With a lengthy injury list and a threadbare squad Galway, who have now lost seven on the spin, are struggling to cope with a hectic schedule, and Bohemians mix of youth and experience quickly assumed control as an opportunistic 12th minute Anto Flood header gave them the initiative.

Correctly, Sean Connor’s post match appraisal touched on the manner in which his side remained competitive, but there was also a revealing moment which captured the sense sweeping around the town and county that Galway are toothless in the final third.

Only one goal has been scored by Galway in seven encounters which remains a source of significant worry because they aren’t blessed with the ability to expose the limitations in any reasonably organised outfit. Connor didn’t deny the grim reality that additions must be made.

“Our job this year is to stay in the league. It is frustrating that twice in the last few weeks two strikers, Karl Sheppard and Anto Flood, have come back to haunt us. What we would give to have those two playing for us, but this is where we are, and we have to finish above Drogheda United.

“We need something to freshen the squad up to scratch because if Drogheda see that we don’t strengthen they will probably take a chance and make a few additions. There is a plenty at stake for us not to take some kind of a chance. Financially it is worth at least €150,000 a year. If you go down the way things are it will be very, very hard to get back up.

“I don’t think the public can say that we didn’t try to get it down and pass it when we could, and that we didn’t work hard.”

Galway battled with the necessary grit and determination, but the latest in an ever-increasing catalogue of soft goals ensured Bohemians hit the front on 12 minutes. Stephen Traynor was afforded far too much time and space to deliver a crisp cross for Flood, who nodded the Gypsies ahead. Trying to eradicate these kind of basic mistakes has dominated Galway’s training ground efforts recently, but the lapses in concentration continue.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Sentinel.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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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.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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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.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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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.

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