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Presentation to Frank Fahy

Frank Fahy, a legendary figure in Turloughmore and Galway hurling, now living in Tuam, was honoured at the recent GAA special function in the SalthillHotel. A member of the famous Turloughmore Six-in-a-Row team of the 1960s, Frank went on to became County Hurling Board secretary in the 1970s and was a hugely influential figure in developing the very talented county minor and U-... read more..

P.J. honoured at GAA Banquet

The renowned sportsman and businessman PJ Fahy, Knockmaskehill, Glenamaddy, received a special presentation from the President-elect of the GAA, Aogán Ó Fearghail, at the recent Galway GAA banquet to mark the All-Ireland SFC Three-in-a-Row, 1964-65-66. PJ Fahy and his company, ECC Teo, are sponsors of the Irish TV documentary on the special event, to be shown next month (Sky 191).... read more..

New GAA Post for Tomás Meehan

The GAA has announced the appointment of Galway's Tomás Meehan as its first Chief Information Officer. A graduate of Dublin City University and Trinity College, Tomás previously worked for PWC and Allied Irish Banks.He will have responsibility for the development, implementation and operation of the GAA's information technology strategy and will oversee all information systems infrastructure withi... read more..

Hurling for Console in Gort

Galway's senior hurling players will face a county selection in Gort on December 28th (2.00pm) to help national charity Console provide suicide prevention training for members of nine local GAA clubs.The match between the senior hurling team and selected players from clubs across the county will help provide specialist training for 36 people from the Galway clubs. The nine south Galway GAA clubs t... read more..

All-Ireland Club Fixtures for Jan

Saturday, January 10th 2015AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Quarter-FinalFullen Gaels (Lancashire) v Modeligo (Waterford), Páirc na hEireann, 1.30pmSunday, January 25AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Semi-FinalsCastleblayney (Monaghan) v Fullen Gaels/Modeligo, TBCAnnaghdown (Galway) v Bennettsbridge (Kilkenny), Nenagh, 2pmSunday, January 25th 2015AIB All-Ireland Inte... read more..

Corofin add Football League Title

Corofin 1-12 Annaghdown 1-6Corofin added the Div 1 League Title to their list of trophies for 2014 when deafeating Annaghdown in the replay at Tuam Stadium.Leading at the break by five  points, 1-5 to 0-3, they went on to add seven points in the second period to Annaghdown's 1-3. Tadgh Ó Conghaile presented the Mike Kenny Cup to Corofin's Michael Farragher... read more..

Corofin take Under 21 Title

Corofin 3-8 Barna 1-8Corofin were crowned Galway Under-21 Champions after two gaol victory over Barna at Cregg, Annaghdown. All the goals came in the first half with Conor Cunningham, Ian Burke and Dylan Wall notching three for the North Galway side. At half time it was 3-4 to 1-4 with Cathal Folan grabbing a major for Barna just before half time.Both side shared 8 points in the second half read more..

Presentation to sponsor Pat McDonagh

To mark his long association and sponsorship of Galway GAA teams, Noel Treacy, County Board Chairman, presented Pat McDonagh of Supermac's with a replica of Croke Park at the County Convention in the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa.... read more..

Think you can do better?

Professonal referees are not on the GAA's agenda and any suggestion of full-time paid game officials is unlikely to be accepted by the Association.That's the view of Pat McEnaney, former top referee and current chairman of the GAA's Referees Committee. McEnaney was speaking at the launch of a national drive to recruit new referees into Gaelic games.Dubbed the 'Think you can do better?' campaign, t... read more..

Sean Armstrong leaves Inter-County scene

Galway forward Seán Armstrong has announced his retirement from inter-county football.The Salthill-Knocknacarra attacker is aged just 29, but he says he has lost the "grá" for the game.Armstrong didn't start a championship game for Galway in 2014, but he scored two points when he came off the bench against Mayo in the Connacht final, and did the same against Tipperary in the All-Ireland qualifiers... read more..

Paddy Sweeney Memorial Walk

On Saturday 20th December the Paddy Sweeney Memorial 8km Walk in aid of Cancer Care West and Killannin/Maigh Cuilinn GAA starts at Killannin Community Centre at 11.00am and finishes at Supervalu Maigh Ciillinn.For your sponsorship card contact Nora Ryan at 087 771 7794 or John Joe Higgins at 087 694 9861.You can also contact Cancer Care West at 091- 545000Nollaig Shona Dauibh... read more..

Gort are the new Galway Champions

Gort 2-13 Portumna 1-10In a dramatic finish, Gort surprised reigning county and All-Ireland champions Portumna in the much-delayed Galway senior hurling final in Athenry, pouncing with two decisive late goals to take the title.They had led more or less all the way through, but Kevin Hayes' late goal for Portumna levelled the sides, and it briefly looked as though it might drive the champions to vi... read more..

Corofin grind out win at Ruislip

Corofin 0-9 Tir Chonaill 0-2Corofin were forced to dig deep as they overcame a dogged Tir Chonaill Gaels side at Ruislip. The Galway champions looked in trouble at the interval, leading by just a single point after failing to utilise the strong breeze. But Tir Chonaill Gaels' hopes of a first All-Ireland quarter-final victory in 15 attempts were quickly quashed after the restart as Gary Sice inspi... read more..

Salthill/Knocknacarra win Div 2 League Final

Congrats to Killannin who beat Salthill Knocknacarra in the Div 2 League Final read more..

Athenry win their tenth U21 Title

Athenry 2-7 Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry 0-10The day might have had an arctic hue to it but the final contest for this county under-21 hurling A championship at Duggan Park on Sunday was red hot, as an Athenry side calling in all the old virtues of spirit and resilience – eventually prevailed after a gripping encounter.A sticky sod, a bitingly cold wind and some vicious showers did not present the ideal se... read more..

Annaghdown add Junior A Title

Annaghdown 1-8 An Spidéal 0-7This was trench warfare: abruising December battle, in which Annaghdown just about had the better hurlers to edge out An Spidéal in hand-to-hand combat to secure intermediate status for 2015.Annaghdown were the better team, but their scoring conversion rate was poor, which meant An Spidéal hung in there and always had a chance, making for a tense finale to this county ... read more..

Oranmore-Maree take Under 21 B Title

Oranmore-Maree 2-7 Kinvara 0-7A late goal in each half was enough for Oranmore-Maree to win the Under-21 B County Final. In a contest that failed to re-ally ignite, the goals proved crucial in a game where both sides' shooting was out of sorts.There was a total of 24 wides throughout the game with Oranmore-Maree proving far more wasteful, contributing 17 of the misses. To be fair to both sides, co... read more..

Off the Booze Challenge

Since its formation, the GAA has been about more than just providing a sporting and cultural outlet for our members. It has become part of the fabric of Irish life and we pride ourselves on the work carried out by our clubs, counties, and provinces on behalf of the health and wellbeing of our members and our communities. The GAA Community & Health Section was created to enhance and support thi... read more..

Junior B Title for Clarinbridge

Clarinbridge 2-9 Kinvara 2-5In the County Junior B Hurling Final Clarinbridge defeated Kinvara by four points. For one Clarinbridge man this victory was special - Brian Carr completed a unique collection of medals. He has now won county hurling medals at Minor, Under 21, Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Intermediate and Senior... read more..

Gort into Final with Portumna

Gort 1-15 Beagh 0-10This year's County Senior Hurling Championship Final will be between Gort and Portumna. The 2011 champions overpowered their near neighbours Beagh, in the semi-final by eight points, at Kenny Park, Athenry.The 'long awaited' County Final will be go ahead on Sunday 14th December at 1.30pm in Kenny Park, Athenry and promises to be a cracking contest. The referee for the game will... read more..

Juvenile Award for Clarinbridge

Clarinbridge GAA Club are the Galway 'Juvenile Hurling Club of the Year' for 2014. They received the Award at the AGM of Coiste Iomana na nÓg held recently. Photo: Jarlath Niland Clarinbridge, Michael Hehir Chairman Coiste Iomana na nOg, PJ Callanan Special Guest, Mike Butler Clarinbridge and Damian McGrath Clarinbridge & Coiste Iomana na nOg... read more..

Oileain Árainn 'fly out' this time

The Gaelic footballers of Oileain Árainn enter unchartered waters this weekend as they cross the Irish Sea to take on John Mitchels of Liverpool in the All-Ireland club junior football championship quarter-final.Throw-in time for this unique quarter-final showdown is 1.30pm on Saturday at Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham, home of Lancashire GAA. The Aran squada... read more..

Sixties heroes to be honoured

GALWAY'S greatest ever Gaelic footballers will be honoured with a Golden Jubilee banquet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the All-Ireland three-in-a-row winning teams of the sixties.By: Dara Bradley (Connacht Tribune)Tickets for the banquet to honour the heroes of the All-Ireland senior football champions of 1964, 1965 and 1966, are selling fast, according to the organiser, Galway GAA Chairman... read more..

Juvenile Award for Ballygar Club

St. Brendan's, Ballygar have been presented with the Coiste Peil Na nOg Club of the Year award. From left: Padraig Mac Donnacha Larry Lohan, P.J. Rabbit, Regina Naughton, Mike Quinn, Tommy Fallon, Noel Treacy, County Board Chairman, Linda Kilheeny, Brendan McDermott, Frank Walsh, and Frank Quinn.... read more..

The Abbey GAA Story

A history of Abbeyknockmoy GAA Club by West Cork born Caherine Forde was launched in O'Donohues, Abbeyknockmoy recently. The book, compiled in scrapbook style, from match reports in the Tuam Herald and Connach Tribune is on sale in the usual outlets.Photo: Senior team members Padraic O'Donnell, Declan Molloy, Stephen Ruane and Tommy Farragher with the club history at the launch.... read more..

Gary masks up for Final

Last weekend's victory marked Corofin's first Connacht title since they did two in-a-row in 2008 and '09 and it left them just one win short of the record seven won by Roscommon's Clann na nGael. They have a quarter-final against Tir Chonail Gaels in Ruislip on the weekend of December 13/14, to see who will play the Leinster champions in the semi-finals.Yet while Clann won seven Connacht... read more..

Gort v Beagh in Kenny Park

The County Senior Hurling Championship continues this Sunday with the meeting of south Galway neighbours in the semi-final at Kenny Park, Athenry. Throw in is at 2.00pm with a place in the Final against All-Ireland Club Champions Portumna awaiting the winners on Sunday 14th December, again at Kenny Park. read more..

Thomas' crowned Minor Champions

St. Thomas' 1-9 Sarsfields 2-5A third quarter fightback, along with an Amy Caulfield goal ten minutes from time, helped St. Thomas' to a narrow victory asthey were crowned County Minor A camogie champions.In a keenly contested final that saw some physical but fair challenges, Caulfield's hand pass to the net finally gave the Kilchreest/Peterswell team the lead after trailing throughout the contest... read more..

Beagh back in contention

Beagh 0-13 Ardrahan 0-9The South Galway derby at Kenny Park, Athenry between Ardrahan and Beagh may not have gone as most people expected. Beagh seized their second chance to record a four point win and earn a place against Gort in the county hurling semifinal on Sunday next. They were fully deserving of their win and will now face another derby, this time against their nearest neighbours and 2011... read more..

Corofin's win Title with style

Corofin 2-13 Ballintubber 1-07Corofin cruised to their sixth Connacht SFC club title when they never trailed to Ballintubber in the final at at MacHale Park in Castlebar. They dominated the opening half but had to be content with a 0-07 to 0-04 interval lead.But once Gary Sice drilled home their first goal eight minutes after the restart they never looked back and Gary then set up Ian Burke for th... read more..

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