Wednesday 13th March saw 6 teams from 5 schools compete in the 2019 Top Oil - Fueling Ireland Connacht Schools Cup Finals.
Garbally College ended up winning both the Junior and Senior Cup! That brings their wins to 47! Take a look at the video below to see how they did it.
Ballinasloe Town AFC were delighted with the new kits - 2 sets of jerseys for the Under 11's. It's great to see businesses in the town support the clubs and communities!
There was a great turnout this morning as part of the Ballinasloe Cycling Club's Couch to 50km 6-week "Bike for Life" course,
There were just under 40 taking part in total and these were divided up into 4 groups. None of it would be possible without the great support from the Ballinasloe Cycling Club Marshals and Coaches.
The Club are looking forward to week 2 - and are reminding all the people taking part to try and get in a 15k midweek cycle if they can.
Stay safe - wear a helmet always when cycling!
East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support, based in Brackernagh, Ballinasloe, is a non-profit charitable organisation which provides a network of psychological, emotional and practical support for those diagnosed with cancer, their family and their friends.
This is done in a very sensitive manner and confidentiality is assured. There is a wide range of trained therapists who volunteer their time and services to East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support and their service users.
Email East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support or phone them on: 090 9642088
Find out more about the wonderful work they carry out from their factsheet below
East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support, formed in 2012, is a non-profit charitable organisation which provides a network of psychological, emotional and practical support for those diagnosed with cancer.
EGM volunteers are fully trained and Garda vetted. We have a Psychotherapist, as well as therapists specialising in complementary treatments working with us on a day-to-day basis. Our centre would not exist without the commitment and dedication of our staff and amazing volunteers. Our Centre aims to address the needs of its clients, whatever those needs may be, in a warm, safe, welcoming and confidential way.
We can achieve this because many of our volunteers have been through similar experiences and as a result are empathetic to those currently battling with cancer. The East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support Centre in Brackernagh is a house that has been converted and adapted to provide a safe, warm caring environment to provide both physical, practical and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. The number of people attending weekly has now reached 170+. All the support we offer is free of charge. We have also become a member of the ECPC European Cancer Patient Coalition which gives us both a political and medical voice in Europe. We provide a fulltime drop in Centre as well as a 24hour phone service.
We supply a network of emotional and practical support for those diagnosed with cancer, their family and their friends. This is done in a very sensitive manner and confidentiality is assured. There is a wide range of trained therapists who volunteer their time and services to East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support and their service users.
The importance of information giving has been recognized and promoted in political, ethical and professional arenas and this has ultimately resulted in the publication of a vast amount of literature relating to the subject. Which is why we organise special education nights for our support groups, and the wider public, on multiple occasions through the year.
Here at East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support we offer a vast range of complimentary therapies to our clients ranging from; Healing touch, Counselling, Reflexology, Art Classes, Mindfulness, Bio Energy, Reiki, Choir and many more.
We are immensely proud of our facilities here at the Centre. We have 5 rooms across two buildings with three meeting rooms including a room with a projector for our support groups, or for giving informational talks, a transport program for people undergoing Radiotherapy in Galway, three therapy rooms complete with therapy beds, the first gym in Ireland solely for cancer patients, as well as two counselling rooms.
We are a home care provider and are hosting an open recruitment day in Gullane's hotel on Thursday, 21st of March from 11am to 3pm.
This year's St Patrick's Day Parade starts at 2pm on Sunday 17th March from the Fair Green towards St Michael's Square and we expect a great turnout.
The good news is we've checked the weather forecast and SO FAR it's promising to be a dry one this Sunday so come along and enjoy a family day out in Ballinasloe!
Contact Carmel Grealy on 087 6207477 if you have any entries or queries. All participants to gather at 1:30pm at the Fair Green.
If you are uploading any photos to social media be sure and use #stpatricksballinasloe so we can find and share them.
Grow remote is a nationwide network across Ireland bridging the gap between community, company and employee to support the creation of working from home or in a co-location, in towns and villages of rural Ireland. From Valentia to Letterkenny, Castlebar to Tubercurry, Gorey to Caherciveen, and many in between, there are circa 56 chapters across the country with over 600 members and growing by the day.
Chapters meet regularly, either over video call or face to face, and support each other to bring the remote working community together. As eloquently said by co-founder, Tracy Keogh, 'Talent and skills are distributed evenly throughout the country, but opportunity is not'. Grow Remote seeks to address this gap by bringing parties together, create the possibility of retaining more talent in the local community, so everyone can benefit ! More time with family, lower commuting costs, more money in circulation in the locality, more time spent in the community.
From research we know there are over 200,000 remote jobs already in Ireland, so let's have more of them being carried out in Ballinasloe and East Galway! Grow Remote has spread its wings outside Ireland and currently there are chapters in Portugal, California, Canary Islands, Germany. If you are working from home or if you would like to find out about remote roles, or if you are seeking talent for your company, that can work from home, get in touch and join up on the Ballinasloe Chapter
Looking forward to meeting for coffee and a chat Thursday 14th March at 7pm to talk about Grow Remote!
Bottom line, compliance is often seen as a necessary evil, especially if it is driven by regulation or legislation rather than customer demand. The work to ensure compliance is often seen as something that must be done rather than something that should be done in a way that can add value and not just prevent an undesirable event or outcome.
The Compliance Team are not only here to lend you a helping hand, whatever your compliance needs, but we do so in a way that can help you achieve better processes, reduced administration and overall add value to your business. We do this with you, not for you.
We provide you with expertise in the following areas:
Eoghan Kenny is founder and CEO of The Compliance Team, Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Ballinasloe. If your business needs guidance on being fully compliant you can visit their website below or email Eoghan.
Don’t miss out on a hilarious night of entertainment at Ballinasloe Town Hall from the AIMS Award winning Ballinasloe Musical Society's latest offering of Sister Act!
Nightly at 8pm from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd March.
Get your tickets online at www.ballinasloetownhall.com, from Gerry Strong Photography or from our Booking Office phone number 087-3663937
The Pulse Club was officially launched on the 8th January 2019 and is an initiative of the Ballinasloe Area Community Development. The Club was open for membership from January of this year with a subsidised €50 annual fee for the first year.
The two key objectives of the Pulse Club are to:
Take a look below about what people are saying about it!
Joe Glennon & Renate Kohlmann talk about The Pulse Club
Denis Naughten TD - Greenway
Eugene Murphy TD - The Pulse Club
IDA, LEO and Enterprise Ireland
Denis Naughten - Broadband Plans
The Pulse Club Launch
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