Western News

Knockmore native Laurita and Joe Brolly tie the knot

Knockmore native Laurita Blewitt and former All-Ireland winner and well-known GAA pundit Joe Brolly became newly-weds on Saturday afternoon. The civil ceremony took place in the Ice House on the banks of the River Moy. Laurita is a third cousin...

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ALONE is seeking volunteers in Mayo

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age happily and securely at home, has launched a campaign to attract...

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An unexplained Civil War death in Ballina

By Vincent Roche As we approach the centenary of his untimely death, it is appropriate that we should remember Tom...

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New walking and cycling track plan is a ‘no-brainer’

By Paul O’Malley A Swinford area councillor has proposed that the old bridge at Cloongullane should become part of an...

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Ballina devastated after death of young child

A four-year-old girl died on Friday following an incident at a caravan park in Enniscrone and the tragedy has left...

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€1 million winning EuroMillions ticket sold in Co Sligo

Someone in Co Sligo is waking up as Ireland’s newest millionaire following Friday night’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw. The winning...

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Belmullet tidal pool to host a theatrical performance

A unique theatrical adventure is coming to Belmullet’s tidal pool this September, writes Paul O’Malley. The Performance Corporation celebrates its 20-year...

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National News

Celtic Spirit brooch and €300 edition of Ulysses among diplomatic gifts given

Kenneth Fox A €300 edition of Ulysses, a €180 silver frame and a €24.60 silver Celtic Spirit brooch are among the gifts given to foreign dignitaries in the lifetime of this Government. As the Irish Examiner reports, Taoiseach Micheál Martin...

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Met Éireann issue advisory warning for warm weather as heatwave expected

Kenneth Fox Met Éireann has issued an advisory warning for warm weather as they are anticipating a heatwave over the...

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Wheelchair-user with debilitating skin condition set for charity challenge

By Michelle Devane, PA A wheelchair-user who has constant pain caused by a rare skin disease is to join a...

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Funeral details announced for Tipperary hurler Dillon Qurike

Kenneth Fox The funeral details have been announced for young Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke who tragically died after collapsing during...

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Meath whiskey distillery saves century-old Spanish wine casks from rubbish heap

Michelle Devane, PA A Meath distillery has saved 100-year-old Spanish wine barrels to reuse them maturing whiskey. Almost 70 extremely...

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Western Sport

The goal of keeping a step ahead of the rest

By Mark Higgins It’s over 20 years now since David Clarke played his first senior game for Mayo, a National League match against Kildare in Newbridge in March 2002. Two decades on, the two-time All-Star goalkeeper is still soldiering away...

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‘Swanee’ sums up what it means to be a Stephenite

By Keith Bourke Ballina Stephenites is a ‘way of life’ for club legend Brendan ‘Swanee’ O’Hora. The dedicated clubman has...

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Camaraderie is the key for club man Cafferkey

By Trevor Quinn All-Star defender Ger Cafferkey has opened up on more than two decades of soldiering with Ballina Stephenites...

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Mayo girls prepare for U17 FAI Cup final

The Claremorris AFC U17 Girls finish off their season with a FAI U17 Women’s Cup final against Salthill Devon FC...

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Frontrunners for Roscommon job emerge

Dublin ladies’ football supremo Mick Bohan has been linked to the position of Roscommon senior football manager. In the aftermath...

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National Sport

Haaland scores twice to get Manchester City up and running at West Ham

By Andy Sims, PA Erling Haaland opened his Manchester City account with two goals as the champions beat West Ham 2-0 at the London Stadium. The £51million (€60 million) summer signing from Borussia Dortmund scored what are likely to be...

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Late Kilkenny goal seals victory over Cork in gripping Camogie final

claireporter Kilkenny have claimed their 15th All-Ireland senior camogie title at Croke Park today, and their third since 2016 after...

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Substitute Josh Dasilva scores late equaliser for Brentford to stun Leicester

By Mark Walker, PA Substitute Josh Dasilva’s late rocket salvaged Brentford a point as they fought back from two goals...

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Erik ten Hag’s Man Utd reign begins with defeat at home to Brighton

By Jonathan Veal, PA Erik ten Hag endured a chastening reminder of the size of the job he has on...

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Sunday sport: Kilkenny pip Cork in thrilling Camogie final, United lose to Brighton

Updated at 18:01 GAA Denise Gaule’s injury time free has won the All Ireland Senior Camogie final for Kilkenny. The...

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Newcastle determined to live up to expectations after opening win, says Schar

Damian Spellman, PA Fabian Schar is happy to bear the expectation of Newcastle’s fans after blasting away the early-season cobwebs...

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