Monthly Archive

2015

An Spidéal win County Junior Hurling Title

Christmas came early to An Spidéal this year after their Junior A hurlers were crowned county champions for the first time in a low scoring decider at Kenny Park.The Connemara men thoroughly deserved their five point victory avenging their defeat in last year’s final in the process.Unsurprisingly for a game played five days before Christmas, conditions were hardly ideal for hurling wi... read more..

Barna Launch Club History to mark Anniversary

Galway football legend Bosco McDermott spoke of his love of Gaelic football as he officially launched Barna GAA’s 50th anniversary book.A crowd of around 60 people attended Donnelly’s bar in the village on Sunday night for the launch of the book, which was produced by Barna GAA to mark its founding in 1965.Mr McDermott, a former Galway player on the famous threein-a-row All-Ireland win... read more..

Juvenile Hurling Club Awards presented to Ballinasloe and Athenry.

Michael Hehir, Chairman Coiste Iomána na nÓg, presents the ‘Club of the Year Award’ to Gerry Seale who accepts the award on behalf of Ballinasloe. On the right Robert Ruane, on behalf of Athenry, accepts the 'Club of the Year Runners-up Trophy' from Michael.... read more..

New Galway Senior Hurling Manager named

Clarinbridge’s Micheál Donoghue it to be the new Galway Senior Hurling Manager for 2016. Micheál was involved with former Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea’s backroom team for the past 2 years, guided his club Clarinbridge to win the All-Ireland Club Hurling title in March, 2011 and part of this year's Clarinbridge minor backroom team that won the County Title. (Photo ... read more..

Corofin add two League Cups to their total

Corofin have won two League Titles,  they defeated Williamstown in the Div 4 replay by 1-10 to 0-10 and collected the Div 1 Title for the second year in row beating city side St. James' by four points 0-11 to 0-7 with Gary Sice giving a 'Man of the Match' display scoring seven points.              ... read more..

Noel Treacy elected County Chairman for fifth term

Noel Treacy will remain in charge of Galway GAA for a fifth and final year after holding off the challenge of three other candidates at the Galway County Convention in Loughrea. Michael Regan from Loughrea was the first to bow out of the race when he received just 20 of the 237 votes with former football board chairman John Joe Holleran next to go when he ended 54 votes after transfers. That left ... read more..

Killimor take County Camogie Cup at Loughrea

The scene was set for the 2015 Loughrea Hotel and Spa county camogie final 2015. It was a cold, wet and windy day in St Brendan’s Park in Loughrea. Conditions were not ideal but the ladies of Ardrahan and Killimor battled the elements to give us an exciting encounter. Susan Keane’s two goals were the difference between the two sides for a finish and these goals helped secure Killimor&r... read more..

Lane and Kennedy seal another Junior title for Presentation Athenry

A last second save by Presentation Athenry goalkeeper Ronan McDonagh from a well struck Conor Molloy penalty in an action packed NUIGalway Connacht post primary junior hurling final secured passage for Presentation College Athenry to the All-Ireland stage and success at provincial level in NUIGalway grounds Dangan. Final score 2-11 to 1-12.A large crowd were present to see a tightly fought contest... read more..

Seventh Galway Senior Hurling Title for Sarsfields

Sarsfields captured their seventh Galway Senior Hurling Championship title. winning by 2-10 to 0-14, as they held off the challenge of a Craughwell side looking for their first crown since 1931 in this replay at Pearse Stadium. Two goals in the opening half laid the foundation for Sarsfields’ first win since 1997 as the long wait goes on for a Craughwell side who were playing in their first... read more..

Clarinbridge win Minor Hurling Final Replay

Clarinbridge hurlers turned on the style in the second half in Salthill to win a third County Minor A title and the club’s first since 1998. The warriors of Kilnadeema/Leitrim left nothing out on the field in this hotly contested and enjoyable final replay but the ’Bridge’had too much quality in their ranks.A third of the Clarinbridge starters featured on the Galway squad that wo... read more..

Former All-Star leads Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry to Junior B victory

Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry turned this Junior B Hurling Final around in dramatic fashion as a dominant extra time period helped them emerge county champions.The lights weren’t needed in Ballinasloe as the skies darkened but like the flick of a switch, this game turned suddenly. When Matthew Freaney struck a second Craughwell goal on 57 minutes, it was looking like the win was secured as Noel Kelly&... read more..

Headford capture Under 21 B Football Cup

Inspirational performances from joint captains Michael Day and Alan Meenaghan led Headford to victory in the Under 21 B county football final.Meenaghan was his side’s main threat throughout, scoring 2-4 as well as setting up a number of other scores while county Under 21 midfielder Day gave an imperious performance around that sector.While five points separated them at full-time, the gap bet... read more..

Oranmore-Maree claim Minor B Football Title

Oranmore-Maree survived a spirited St. Michael's rally to claim the County Minor football B title at Tuam Stadium. A thrilling tussle featured a stirring St. Michael's revival as they fought from six points down to lead in the closing stages, but two late Oranmore-Maree goals sealed the deal.Michael's produced a brilliant burst in the second half keeping Oranmore-Maree scoreless for 21 minutes, bu... read more..

Galway reach Irish TV Masters Football Final

Galway will play Tyrone in this year's All-Ireland Masters Football Final. They overcame a strong Mayo side by 0-11 to 0-09 in their semi-final while opponents Tyrone beat Cavan by 2-12 to 1-10. The Final will be on November 7th. with the location and time to be confirmed. Photo: Mark Dempsey Irish TV, John Davin Tuam Stars, Colin Daly Killkerrin Clonberne, Ollie Hynes, and Tom Walsh Tuam Stars, ... read more..

Clifden win Junior Football Final replay

Clifden will be plying their trade at the Intermediate grade next year after they fought their way to a four point victory over St Gabriel’s in Junior County Final replay. Damien Joyce’s goal just 30 seconds into the second half powered the westerners in front and they lead from their to the finish.In the drawn game six days earlier, Barry Gibbons’ men had let a seven point lead ... read more..

County Football Final Preview

Corofin favourites for three in-a-row Mountbellew-Moylough aiming to end title drought since 1986 IT'S difficult to oppose the view that the Championship's two best teams remain standing as Corofin and Mountbellew-Moylough go head-to-head in Sunday afternoon's County Senior Football Championship final at Tuam Stadium. Corofin are back in yet another decider, not quite the unstoppable football t... read more..

Twelve Hurling All-Star nominations for Galway

The GAA, GPA and Opel have confirmed the nominations for the 2015 All-Star hurling awards with recent All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny and Galway leading the haul with 12 each.GoalkeepersColm Callanan (Galway), Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), Darren Gleeson (Tipperary).DefendersDaithí Burke (Galway), Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny), Joey Holden (Kilkenny), Paul Murphy (Kilkenny), Pádraic Walsh (Kil... read more..

Hurling Championship Draws

Draws for County Hurling Championships were made for the Minor A and Junior competations at a recent Hurling Committee meeting and will ahead in coming weeks. County Hurling Championship DrawsMinor (A) Hurling Semi-FinalsClarinbridge v CraughwellTynagh/Abbey/Duniry v Kilnadeema/LeitrimJunior (1) Hurling Semi-FinalsSylane v Salthill/KnocknacarraMichael Beathnach’s v Ballygar Junior (C) Se read more..

AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival at Fenway Park on November 22

City of Boston and Fenway Sports Management Announces the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival at Fenway Park on November 22 World’s fastest field sport returns to Fenway Park for the first time since 1954 as two of the sport’s biggest teams –Dublin and 2015 All-Ireland Finalist Galway – compete on the pitch at the iconic ballpark Boston, MA (September 15, 2... read more..

Tuam Stadium Fundraiser-€30.000 in Prizes

DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATES for TUAM STADIUM are holding a major fundraising draw to develop facilities at Tuam Stadium, €30,000 in prizes, including first prize a new car. Tickets @ €50 ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT TICKET.IE /AT THE DAfTS OUTLET, THE SQUARE, TUAM / / FROM ANY COMMITTEE MEMBER OR THROUGH YOUR LOCAL GAA CLUB SECRETARY.   TUAM STADIUM - HOSTED OVER 200 GAMES LAST YEAR. OVE... read more..

Cork retain Camogie Title at Galway's expense

Cork joined Dublin at the head of Camogie’s Roll of Honour with their 26th All-Ireland crown captured when defeating Galway by 1-13 to 0-9 at Croke ParkThe defining moment of this final arrived on 54 minutes, Briege Corkery pouncing on a poor clearance by Shauna Healy to net the contest’s sole goal.Corkery’s strike opened up a 1-10 to 0-7 advantage for the reigning champions. The... read more..

Galway's challenge fails in second half of All-Ireland Hurling Final.

Kilkenny have won a 36th All-Ireland title after defeating Galway in an absorbing final at Croke Park by 1-22 to 1-18.A dominant second half display saw the Noresiders overturn a three-point deficit to smash Galway’s hopes of lifting the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988.Kilkenny significantly upped the intensity levels in the second half to blow away their opposition, after a... read more..

Galway win tenth Minor Hurling Title with plenty to spare

Evan Niland was imperious for Galway and landed nine points as they lifted the All-Ireland minor title for the tenth time with a six-point 4-13 to 1-16 win over Tipperary at Croke Park. The Clarinbridge clubman was their star with eight frees and their third-quarter burst was the difference in the end. Niland finished the season with a championship haul of 0-31 as Jeffrey Lynskey’s men sta... read more..

Galway Under 21's fail to Limerick

Limerick booked their place in a first Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 final since 2002 when they scored a six-point victory over Galway at Semple Stadium in Thurles.Senior panellist Tom Morrissey scored a crucial 49th minute goal to help the Treaty men through to a September 12 clash against Wexford.Morrissey somehow managed to find the net under intense pressure for the crucial scor... read more..

Galway into All-Ireland Hurling Final after epic game

Shane Moloney crowned an incredible debut for Galway with an injury-time match winning point as the Tribesmen returned to the All-Ireland hurling final in quite incredible fashion.The substitute was only on the field a matter of moments when he was wonderfully picked out by a long Joe Canning pass and split the posts for the game breaking score.The strike brought to an end a remarkable game that s... read more..

Jonathan is GPA Hurling 'Player of the Month'

Galway's Jonathan Glynn and Monaghan’s Conor McManus have been named the GAA/GPA Opel Players of the Month for July in hurling and football respectively. Both players were exceptional in what was a month of huge games for their counties. They saw off stiff competition to claim the accolades, which were awarded to them by the inter-country playing body in recognition for their outstanding co... read more..

Galway are crowned All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Champions

Galway are All-Ireland Intermediate hurling champions for 2015 thanks to a strong second-half showing against Cork in the final at the Gaelic Grounds winning by 0-23 to 0-14.A closely contested first-half finished with the sides level on nine points apiece but it was all one-way traffic after the resumption as the Tribesmen seized control of proceedings.

The team in maroon and white, captained by... read more..

Galway Minors footballers beaten by Tipp

Galway 0-6 Tipperary 1-10 Galway failed in their bid to reach the All-Ireland Minor semi-final after going down to Tipperary in Tullamore this evening by seven points, missed chances before and after the break proved costly in the end, it was a very competitive game as both sides gave it their all but in the opening half both sides found it difficult to put scores on the board.  The firs read more..

Galway have no answers in final ten minutes

The scale of the win may have slightly flattered but there's no denying Donegal came good when it counted at Croke Park on Saturday to kill off Galway and secure their All-Ireland quarter-final place winning by 3-12 to 0-11.Leading by just three points with 10 minutes to go, it looked as if Donegal would have to draw on all their famed battling qualities to advance to a mouth watering match up wit... read more..

Galways Championship race Over

Galway 0-11 Donegal 3-12 Galway suffered their biggest defeat since the qualifiers began at the hands of Donegal in Croke Park on Saturday when they were beaten by ten points, but with ten minutes remaining the game was in the balance but then Michael Murphy went highest to palm a dropping ball towards Ryan McHugh who made no mistake as he finished to net and when Christy Toye added number three ... read more..

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