Monthly Archive

December 2014

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..

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