Monthly Archive

November 2014

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..

Ardrahan face Beagh in SHC

Turloughmore's appeal against their explusion from the Galway Senior Hurling Championship has been lost. At a hearing before the Disputes Resolution Authority Tribunal in Mullingar on Monday evening, the appeal against the decision of the Galway Competitions Control Committee was unsuccessful.This allows the Galway Senior Hurling Championship to recommence immediately and Ardrahan are due to take ... read more..

Corofin seek Connacht glory

The eagerly anticipated AIB Connacht senior Football Club Championship final between Corofin and Mayo champions Ballintubber takes place this Sunday (2pm) at MacHale Park, Castlebar. It promises to be a top class game with both sides possessing some sublime forwards and showing tremendous form in their respective wins over St Brigid's and Aughawillian... read more..

Glenamaddy/Kilkerrin Reunion

St. Mary's Camogie Club Glenamaddy/Kilkerrin will hold a reunion on Saturday December 13th commencing with Mass in Glenamaddy Church at 7.00pm followed by Refreshments in Conneally's Lounge Kilkerrin for all former players, mentors, officers and supporters of the Club. The Club was formed in 1970 by Fr Sean Higgins, Sr Fatima, Peadar O'Dowd of St Benin's VS, Mary Monaghan and Anne Quinn. The Club ... read more..

Galway Club in New York celebrate

It was a momentous occasion for the Galway hurling fraternity in New York when the club celebrated their 100th anniversary with a major function. The incredible success of the Galway Hurling Club in New York over the last century was marked with a lavish celebration in the Astoria World Manor. Players from the past and present were honoured by the club with former Galway hurling star and form... read more..

Press Release - Senior Championship

At a hearing before the Disputes Resolution Authority Tribunal, held in Mullingar on Monday evening, 17th November 2014, the appeal of CLG Turloughmore against the decision of the Galway Competitions Control Committee was unsuccessful. This allows the Galway Senior Hurling Championship to recommence immediately.... read more..

Glory for Árainn in Connacht Final

Oileain Árainn 0-16 Achill Island 0-8Oileain Árainn recorded a double-scores victory over Achill Island in the 'battle of the islands' Connacht Club Junior Football Championship Final at Tuam Stadium.The Galway champions were always in control, leading by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time and eventually pulling away for a comfortable victory after Pee Sweeney's '45' had left just a goal between the sides ea... read more..

Connacht Finals at Tuam Stadium

In the Connacht Junior Football Final Oileain Arann will take on Achill (Mayo) this Sunday in Tuam Stadium at 12.15pm.This will be followed by the meeting of Kilannin and St. Croans (Roscommon) in the Connacht Intermediate Football Final at 2.00pm... read more..

Galway’s Living Sporting Legend

The quest to find Galway’s Greatest Living Sporting Legend begins this week to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Galway Sports Stars awards. Established in 1965, the awards scheme has honoured some of Galway’s greatest sporting achievements over the past 50 years with countless heroes in various disciplines feted during that time. But the upcoming 50th anniversary awards banquet in the Ardilaun Hotel... read more..

Official GAA Annual & Diary

Keep up to date on all matters GAA with the annual Cumann Lútchleas Gael Diary. At your fingertips you will have the complete fixture list for 2015 as well as the contact details for every county.The 2014-15 Official GAA Croke Park Annual has everything you need to know about the season just past. Included are reviews of the past 12 months from some of the top journalists, interviews with star pla... read more..

Sportsfile's- A Season of Sundays

Once again, Ireland's number one Sports Photography Agency, Sportsfile, has produced another magnificent collection of images that illustrates the highs and lows of the 2014 GAA All-Ireland season. For the past 18 years, Ray McManus and his team of award-winning photographers have captured the special moments that make each year's A Season of Sundays a memorable keepsake and a GAA tradition in its... read more..

Communities Creating Jobs Seminar

The Communities Creating Jobs (CCJ) / Western Development Commission (WDC) seminar​, supported by the GAA's National Rural Communities Workgroup, will take place on Thursday, 20th November in Connaught GAA Centre, Bekan, Claremorris, Co. Mayo​. ​Communities Creating Jobs (CCJ) is a movement of ordinary people based throughout Ireland who wish to do something positive and innovative on a voluntary... read more..

Corofin too good for Aughawilliam

Corofin 7-20 Aughwilliam 0-6Corofin made two changes to their starting line-up with Dylan Wall coming in at centre-forward and Greg Higgins at full-forward replacing Alan O'Donovan and Joe Canney, both of whom were to be introduced later in the game with Canney adding to the Corofin goal total.Ciaran Gilheany opened the scoring for Aughawillan with a point from play after two minutes, but that was... read more..

Cappataggle win Connacht Title

Cappataggle 0-15 Ballyhaunis -10There was no signs of the expected fatigue in the first quarter as Cappatagle raced into a 0-4 to 0-2 lead and could have had more scores on the board but for some wayward shooting.The key score of the first half came from man of the match and Mayo All Star Keith Higgins, who was picked out by midfield partner and brother Pierce with a long-range pass before stridin... read more..

Hurling & Football Titles for M/Eyrecourt

Meelick/Eyrecourt 0-11 Loughrea 0-8Having already won the Junior C Football title Meelick Eyrecourt completed a 'unique' double when winning the C hurling title against Loughrea at Killimor. Former Galway goalkeeper Damien Howe led his side to victory and accepted the cup from Hurling Secretary Pat Kearney. Damien Howe raises the Junior C Cup... read more..

Club Football dream teams 2014

The 2014 Claregalway Hotel Galway Football Dream Teams have been announced, with the awards ceremony will be on Friday, November 28th in the Claregalway Hotel. Senior1. Tom Healy (Corofin)
2. Darren Mullahy (Milltown)
3. Kieran Fitzgerald (Corofin)
4. Alan Glynn (St. Michael's)
5. Ciaran McGrath (Corofin)
6. Alan Burke (Corofin)
7. Liam Silke (Corofin)
8. Frank Daly (St. Michael's)
9. Ronan Steed... read more..

Cappataggle win Intermediate Title

Cappataggle 0-19 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-8 (Replay)They may have left it late in the drawn game to come from five points down in the second half to salvage a draw, but this time Cappataggle finished the job in style in the closing stages against a gallant Ahascragh/Fohenagh at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.Photos by Joe Keane: Hurling Committee Chairman Joe Byrne presents the Mick Sylver Cup to Cappataggl... read more..

Get your GAA Season Ticket

A Great Christmas present for all Galway GAA Supporters Benefits include: • All Galway's Allianz League round matches plus all Hurling League Semi Finals, Play-offs and Finals, in the selected code (Football or Hurling). • All other Allianz League round matches in the selected code. (Football or Hurling). So if you have a Galway Hurling Season Ticket you can go to any Allianz League Hurling mat... read more..

Leinster Council says 'No' to Galway

The Leinster GAA Council have turned down Galway's request to play in the Leinster Minor and Under 21 Hurling Championships. With the Senior and Intermediate teams now playing in the Leinster competitions Galway had sought entry for their Minor and Under 21 teams. The Council's decision will be considered by Galway officials and an alternative to the present situation, despite their success i... read more..

Corofin take on Aughawillan

The AIB Connacht GAA Club Senior Football Championship semi-finals are down for decision this weekend. In MacHale Park on Sunday, Ballintubber(Mayo) will host the Roscommon champions, St. Brigids, while Aughawillan (Leitrim) take on Corofin in Pairc Sean MacDiarmuida, Carrick on Shannon.Aughawillan who scored, what many believe was a surprise victory over Sligo's Tubbercurry in the quarter final, ... read more..

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