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CAMOGIE: Purcell Cup Preview with University of Galway’s Kevin Connolly

University of Galway go in search of a first Purcell Cup crown in five years this weekend when they take part in the Electric Ireland Third Level Camogie Finals. They take on SETU Carlow on Saturday (11th February) in the semi-final in UCD, with the winners advancing to Sunday’s showpiece against eithe MTU Cork or […] Galway Bay FM …


Man seriously injured after being attacked by group at petrol station

A man was left with serious injuries after being attacked by a group of people at a petrol station earlier this week. Gardaí are looking to speak with some witnesses to the assault last Tuesday who were sighted in the Tuam to Ballinrobe area. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which occurred […] Galway Daily …


Taoiseach says Government will “consider” minor injury unit for Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach says Government will “consider” a minor injury unit for Galway. But Leo Varadkar told Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil that he cannot give any firm commitment at this time. He acknowledged that minor injury units have proved very important in other regions, in taking pressure off hospitals […] Galway Bay FM …


Lifeboat rescues three aboard boat adrift in the dark

Three people on a boat adrift in the dark were rescued by the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat near Portumna this week. On Thursday evening, the RNLI were called out to assist three people on a 16ft speed boat adrift at the most northern part of the lake near Portumna. It was reported that the three […] Galway Daily …


Boil water notice lifted for Gort Public Water Scheme

Irish Water and Galway County Council wish to notify all consumers on the Gort Public Water Scheme that following advice from the Health Service Executive the boil water notice imposed on the supply on the 12th of December 2022, is now lifted with immediate effect. This notice only applies to consumers served by the Gort Public Water Supply. Customers can […] Galway Bay FM …


Met Eireann issues weather warning for thunderstorms and hail

Galway can expect to see some thunderstorms and hail showers this evening, with a weather warning in effect until Saturday night. The status yellow thunderstorm warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, and Kerry will be in effect until 9pm tonight. Heavy showers and thunderstorms with the chance of hail may lead to spot flooding and hazardous […] Galway Daily …


Galway motorists urged to take extra care due to localised flooding

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists across Galway are being warned to take extra care this morning, due to localised flooding Both main and rural roads are affected, as the status yellow rain warning in place for all of Connacht, Cavan, Donegal and Longford since 10 last night, is just now expiring In Galway, major […] Galway Bay FM …


Something for everyone this holiday season on TG4

This Christmas and New Year’s TG4 will showcase the best of the holiday season with something for everyone from documentaries, music, sport and film. On Christmas Day, a new documentary Cyril Cusack: Lár an Stáitse about one of Ireland’s greatest actors.  Cyril Cusack’s long career began in the early days of Irish silent cinema and saw him […] Galway Daily …


Renewed call for Park and Ride at Galway Airport

Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s a renewed call for a Park and Ride facility to be established at the former Galway Airport site in Carnmore. Deputy Sean Canney says people are tired of hearing about the Outer Bypass as a solution to traffic chaos, when it won’t be realistically built for at least a […] Galway Bay FM …


RSA issues warning of hazardous driving conditions from ice and fog

The RSA is warning motorists to take extra care this evening due to the added risk posed by freezing fog and icy roads. Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -5 degrees in many areas tonight, as Met Eireann has issued an orange weather warning. As visibility is reduced in such conditions a collision […] Galway Daily …


Galway Active Retirement team wins big at national bowls competition

Members of the Mountbellew Ambers Active Retirement bowls team have taken home one of the top prizes at the 2022 Active Retirement Ireland national indoor mats bowling competition, which took place at the Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney, Co. Kerry this week. Mountbellew Ambers team members Mary Rooney, Noreen Gayle, Dominic Rooney and team skip […] Galway Bay FM …


Family raises over €7,000 for UHG patient comfort fund

An extremely generous gift of €7,330 was recently made to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund at UHG by a patient’s family, in honour of his memory. The family of Rory McNulty, who had been a patient at St. Joseph’s Ward at the hospital, raised the money in memory of him. The family thanked staff at […] Galway Daily …


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Galway Bay FM

  • UD Motorway and lane closures between Ballinasloe and Oranmore over next 8 days
    by GBFM News on February 8, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Commuters are being advised of upcoming motorway and lane closures on designated days between Ballinasloe and Oranmore between tomorrow and Thursday week, February 16th The M6 Eastbound will be closed between Junction 19 and 18 from 10pm tomorrow (thurs feb 9) until 6am on Friday, with diversions in place. On

  • Portiuncula Univeristy Hospital hosting Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a child
    by GBFM News on February 8, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula University Hospital is hosting a Service of Remembrance on the 13th of February for those who have experienced the loss of a child. Parents and their families who have experienced a bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still

  • City tech firm partners with COPE Galway to support services
    by GBFM News on February 8, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A city-based tech firm is partnering with COPE Galway to support its services. The domestic abuse and homelessness charity is set to receive funding and volunteer support from Salthill cybersecurity firm, TitanHQ. The company voted to support COPE Galway, with the partnership established on a year-long basis. Leonie Woutersen, Corporate

  • Refusal for padel tennis courts in Oranmore
    by GBFM News on February 8, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a number of padel tennis courts in Oranmore have been turned down. The plans, led by Galway Paddel Club, would have seen 5 courts constructed at Deerpark. There would also have been changing room facilities, offices and car parking provided. But county planners have rejected the project, because

The Sun – Galway

  • ‘Doesn’t look good’ – Galway dealt HUGE blow after Damien Comer forced off with knee injury in league loss to Roscommon
    by Andrew Ryan on February 6, 2023 at 11:56 am

    GALWAY manager Padraic Joyce is fearing the worst after Damien Comer was forced off injured against Roscommon. The Annaghdown man was stretchered off just ten minutes into the Division 1 clash with a knee injury. Galway manager Padraic Joyce is fearing the worst after Damien Comer was forced off injured against Roscommon. Play was held up for five minutes as Comer was treated after landing awkwardly while contesting a ball punched clear by Roscommon goalkeeper Conor Carroll. He was […]

  • Roscommon manager Davy Burke hails his side after they keep up dream start to Division 1 with stunning win over Galway
    by Andrew Ryan on February 6, 2023 at 12:00 am

    ROSCOMMON chief Davy Burke hailed his side after claiming a first away win in the NFL’s Division 1 since 2016. The Rossies saw off Connacht foes Galway by a single-point margin, but the game was marred by an injury picked up by Tribesmen ace Damien Comer. Roscommon chief Davy Burke hailed his side after claiming a first away win in the NFL’s Division 1 since 2016. Comer was forced off ten minutes into the game with a serious knee injury — replaced by Dessie Conneely. But Burke […]

  • Man, 20s, dies in horror smash in Galway as driver rushed to hospital and Gardai seal off road
    by Ríona Maguire on February 5, 2023 at 7:37 pm

    A YOUNG man aged in his 20s has died following a tragic car smash in Co Galway earlier this afternoon. Gardai rushed to the scene of the one-vehicle collision that occurred on the N63 in Ballinasloe, in the townland of Creeveroe, Newbridge at approximately 12.45pm today. Gardai have closed the road off and put local diversions in placeAlamy GOOGLE MAPSGardai rushed to the scene of the one-vehicle collision that occurred on the N63 in Ballinasloe, in the townland of Creeveroe, […]

  • Henry Shefflin admits Galway have ‘much work to be done’ despite comfortable win in scrappy game vs Wexford
    by Vincent Whelan on February 5, 2023 at 11:49 am

    GALWAY peaked in the second half and eased to an eight-point victory in a poor opening-round tie. The Tribesmen also lifted the Walsh Cup, the final of which doubled up with this league encounter. Seán O’Hanlon up against Wexford pair Diarmuid O’Keeffe and Shane Reck But considerable improvement is needed if they hope to add further silverware this season. Both sides were short a number of key players at Wexford Park and Galway were further depleted when Joseph and Kevin Cooney […]

SundayWorld

Galway Daily

  • Galway Love festival kicks off on Friday with jam-packed programme
    by Michael Malone on February 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    The second Galway Love festival kicks off this Friday, showcasing local artists celebrating love in all its forms. The theme of this year’s festival, sponsored by the Latin Quarter Galway, is All About Nora (Barnacle) and its exciting programme will feature visual art, poetry, tours, music and singles events. The festival begins on Friday, 10

  • Green light for new water sports centre in Galway city
    by Michael Malone on February 8, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Plans for a new Water Sports Centre have been announced today following approval for planning by Galway City Council. The proposed centre will offer first-class facilities for Rowing, Kayak and Sub Aqua clubs at University of Galway and their 150-plus members. The development has been approved for planning permission on a site on the western

  • Extra services needed to deal with cocaine problem in Galway
    by Michael Malone on February 8, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Two healthcare professionals in Galway have said that there is an urgent need for inpatient treatments services for people addicted to cocaine in the county. In a documentary broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Wednesday, addiction counsellor Joe Treacy and GP Michael Casey called for better services after the Community Drug and Alcohol Treatment