Galway Advertiser 1970/1970_05_14/GA_14051970_E1_006.pdf
Connacht Cup for Bohs
Bohemians 1 Westport United 0 On Sunday last at the Sportsfield, Westport, Bohemians con founded all their critics by taking the Connacht Cup after an ab sence of nearly 15 years. Bohs went into this game with all the odds stacked against them, beaten 5-1 by Rovers the previous week. Bohs also had to field without full back and captain, Jimmy Joyce and ace goalscorer, Damian Brad ley, so only their most faithful supporters held out any hope of victory. The game got off to a lively start with Bohs having the better of the earlier exchanges and in deed almost went in front on two occasions, when first Michael Ready shot narrowly wide and when John Carr shot just over. Half time came with Bohs still very much on top but the game scoreless, so the stage was set for a hectic second half. The game re-opened with Westport going all out for an early goal and only some fine goalkeeping by Liam Jones kept them at bay, then from a sudden breakaway, came the all important goal. John Carr made good ground on the right wing but as he bore down on the Westport goal he was obstructed by a defender and from the resultant free kick, Mickey Joyce tied up the chance for Jimmy Sheils to blast the ball through a wall of Westport defenders. The fat was really in the fire now and Westport laid seige on the Bohemians goal for almost the entire second half and made nu merous changes to try and pull the game out of the fire, but Bohs defence brilliantly lead by M. J. Burke at centre half, kept the eager Westport attack at bay and the final whistle came in a welter of excitement with Bohs just holding out. (After match comments) Jimmy Murphy, Chairman, Galway F.A. felt it was anybodys game up to the final whistle and praised both teams for making it such a memorable final. John Burke, father of centre half Michael John Burke, said it was the most exciting final he ever witnessed in his 14 years as a Bohs supporter. Willie Walsh, ex Galway Cel tic star is another supporter with a special interest in the side. Wil lie's son John, played left half on the team and he thought Bohs did very well to hold out in a hectic second half. Jack O'Donnell, ex Bohemian star felt conditions suited Bohs, but Westport were unlucky not to get a draw.
New President for Junior Chamber
A very successful team from U.C.G. who won the Connacht Hockey League before last Christmas and who recently beat Galway ladies in the Connacht Cup Championships. Back row, left to right: Miss H. Foley, L. Moynahan, O. Sandys, A. Sodon, M. Laffey and C. Little. Front row: M. Reid, M. O'Beirne, M. O'Dea (capt.), B. Cooke and D. Townley.
The Emerson Cup race for local Maiden Eights was held last Sunday, when U.C.G. won their second local victory of the season by defeating the St. Ignatius 'A' crew by 2 lengths in an exciting final. The Gogorty Cup and Em mets Cup are being rowed for on May 31st, and the Colgan Cup on June 1st. Local interest next Saturday, May 16th, will centre on Limer ick, when the Limerick Boat Club Centenary Regatta is being held. All the local clubs will be repre sented at this, the first major regatta of the season, when the Galway crews will be testing their chances for the various Cham pionship Cups later this season. The Regatta Committee are at present discussing an invitation from the United States Olympic Rowing Committee to boat a crew representing Galway at New York and Philadelphia next September. Judging from the interest already aroused, it is likely that a com posite crew representative of all the local clubs will be formed, and to this end, the old "Citie of the Tribes" Club may be re constituted. A big fund-raising campaign will certainly be neces sary if the "Citie of the Tribes" venture is to go ahead. Meanwhile, preparations are going ahead for our own Galway Regatta on July 4th. Work will be started shortly on improving the approach to the new concrete slipway constructed by the com mittee last Summer, and plans for an improved communications system are well under way.
G.A.A. Golf Competition
The second annual golfing out ing of the Galway v's Roscom mon G.A.A. will take place in Athlone on Saturday, May 16th. The competition is the same as a year ago -- an 18 holes stroke competition with competitors tee ing off in threes (or twos) with at least one member of each team in the group. The best 10 cards will count for the team award which is the very nice Player and Wills Perpetual Trophy. Through the good offices of Mr. Niall O'Flynn, Player and Wills (Ire land) Ltd. are presenting individ ual prizes this year and this of course is an added attraction.
A feature of the Connacht rug by season which has just drawn to a close has been the magnifi cent strides made by the Galway Corinthians R.F.C., since they took possession of their splendid new headquarters at "Ard na Cregg, College Road. Less than ten minutes walk from Eyre Square, the city centre, it is a mere stone's throw from Galway Sportsground, the head quarters of the Connacht Branch, and Corinthians registered home ground. Standing on an acre of ground, the fine building over looks Lough Alalia, the pictures que inlet of Galway Bay. The in door facilities provided by the club for its members include a modern lounge bar; T.V. lounge, and a billiard room, and there are also facilities laid on for table tennis and other indoor games. On the top storey is a fully selfcontained five-room flat for the Steward, Mr. Paddy Walsh, and his family. Constructed on the grounds are modem changing and washing rooms, which can cater for at least three teams at the same time, and the building is laid out in such a way that additional dress ing rooms can be added on as they become necessary. Judging by the remarkable fashion in which the membership of the club is increasing, it may be necessary to add to these rooms much sooner than at first anticipated. LAWN TENNIS AND YACHTING "Ard na Cregg" is not going to be just a club for winter use only. Corinthians are laying down ten nis courts and have plans for the provision of squash courts; while the club executive feel that they arc filling a great void by forming a Sailing section to the club. Nearby Lough Alalia provides ideal facilities for sailing, and interest in the new venture is very encouraging. It is not necessary to be a member of the rugby club to become a member of the sail ing club, and enquiries at the club headquarters will be wel comed, and all information will ingly provided. Confidence was the key-note at the annual general meeting of the Corinthians R.F.C. on Saturday night. This can be gleaned from the fact that all the out-going officers were returned unanimous lyAt the helm for season 1970'71 are Messrs. Conor V. Connolly (President); Tony Browne (Senior Vice-Pres); Charlie McDermott (Junior Vice-Pres.); Terry Crosbie, (Hon. Treas.); Jim Lydon (Hon. Sec); Donie White (Hon. Fixtures Secretary); Committee: Messrs. Bill Sanfey, Eoin Hosty, Richard Lee, Harry Begley, Bren dan Cassidy, Paddy Monaghan and Ken Dolan. Trustees: Mes srs. Oliver Goodbody, Paddy O'Flaherty, J. J. Begley, Eddie Fahy and Conor V. Connolly.
" Cass " is Captain
Those who have played for Galway or Roscommon in any grade of hurling or football are eligible to compete. Donal Keenan is looking after the Roscom mon interests and Jack Mahon is in charge of matters at the Gal way end. Jack O'Sullivan, the Connacht Secretary of the G.U.I., who made such a fine job of the arrangements for last year's Com petition, is again in charge at Athlone, and the prizes will be presented at a dinner which foll ows the tournament at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.
Mr. Liam Geraghty has been elected President of the Galway Junior Chamber of Commerce for the coming year. Mr. Geraghty, 32 years old and a member of the legal profession, is married with two children and living in Barna. Already Mr. Geraghty has ideas to put before the Galway Chap ter: to establish a Walter Macken Fund; to institute a cost of living index for the city, where prices of food, clothes and housing can be compared with Dublin, Lim erick and Cork. To introduce an accommodation register, not only for students but for newly mar ried and single persons as well. Mr. Geraghty feels that there should be a Galway man or woman of the year, to bring into the open someone who has con
tributed to the community, whe ther in the arts or business and who otherwise might not get re cognition for their work. "It is also hoped," said Mr. Geraghty, "that the Corporation will bring out their Galway City Development Plan in 1970. Al ready the County Council have produced their plan which has been in existence for the past year." Mr. Geraghty has announ ced that the chapter is open for new members both men and wom en between the ages of 21 to 40 years. Other Officers elected were: Mr. Oliver Sammon, Vice-Pres ident. Miss Carmel Brennan, Sec. Mr. Thomas Grealy, Treasurer. Mr. Patrick O'Rourke, Recording Secretary. Mr. Philip O'Gorman, Public Relations.
T O U R I S T OFFICIAL PRESENTS CUP The Irish Tourist Association Angling Trophy was presented to Mr. Tom Browne of Maunsell's Road, Galway, on Sunday night by Mr. J. Dunne, Publicity Offi cer, Ireland-West, at a dinner of the Galway and Corrib Anglers Association in the Angler's Rest Hotel, Headford. Speaking at the presentation, Mr. Dunne said, "The Regional Tourist Company was set up not only to promote, develop and ini tiate, but also to encourage and co-operate with local and regional bodies such as yours which are doing a fine job in preserving and extending the tourist amenities of the West. When a sportsman thinks of the West of Ireland, he almost always thinks of fishing. The work you do therefore, is a vital part of the tourist scene in Galway and Mayo."
Olympic Boxing Club
Greg Heraty, formerly from Salthill and a member of the Olympic boxing club, is now attached to the famous Arbour Hill club in Dublin. This season he started off well by winning 5 and losing 2 bouts. His biggest bout to date will be against Frank Cahill (Mullinahone), runner-up in the Irish Senior Heavyweight Championships this year.. The bout is arranged for the 22nd May in Arbour Hill gym. and I'm sure all the boxing fans in Galway will wish him good luck. Sean Harty will continue his boxing career with St. Patrick's boxing club, who hope to start building their new gym. in Bohermore in the very near future. Popular Galway boxing club wel terweight Gay Farrell, who was on the wrong end of some bad decisions this season and who was considering giving up the game, will be back in action next season with his eye on the Irish Senior Championships.
Galway Golf Club
Sunday, May 10th
Honours are certainly falling fast and heavy on the broad shoulders of second-row forward Padraig Cassidy. Just a week after he was nominated by the Irish selectors for the approaching tour in the Argentine, "Cass" has been honoured with the captaincy of the Corinthian club for the coming season. He will have Mick Hackett, another Connacht interprovincial player, as his vice-cap tain, and such a combination should bring out the best in the Corinthians "firsts" in 1970-'71. It was a good meeting for the Hackett family, for Matt Hackett, a brother of the senior vicecaptain, was elected captain of the 2nd XV, with Mick Roche as vice-captain.
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Winner: B. 6'Meara (7) 70 (2nd nine). Runner-up: M. Molloy (6) 70. Gross: S. Hosty (1) 75. Class B: (10-- 17). Winner: P. Brennan (10) 69. Runner-up: J. Dooley (10) 70. Gross: P. Sweeney (13) 85 (2nd nine). J. Cooney (14) 85. Class C: (18 -- 24). Winner: J. Power (21) 71. Runner-up: P. Hogan (20) 72. Gross: J. O'Rourke (22) 95.
The President, Mr. Connolly, said that 1969-'70 was a year to remember for the Corinthians club, for it saw their "dreams come true" with the establishment of a permanent headquarters at "Ard na Cregg." He stated that the next step would be the provision of a ground of their own, and while he could not disclose any "sec rets" just yet, he was confident that he would be in a position to tell the members that they had a ground of their own "in the very near future." Mr. Connolly praised the var ious officers and sub-committees for their fine work during the past season, and had a special pat on the back for the ladies' committee, who are a great asset to the club. During the meeting a minutes silence was observed as a mark of respect to the late Dave O'Brien, who was Hon. Treasurer of Corinthians R.F.C, when he died in a motoring accident over the Easter week-end. Corinthians will nominate their representatives on the Connacht Branch committee at a special committee meeting at "Ard na Cregg" on Tuesday, May 19. They will also nominate their 3rd team and minor team captains. The Harding Cup won by first year students U.C.G. for the Irish Inter-Varsity Soccer Championships.