Monthly Archive

February 2015

New President & Rules - Congress 2015

Drumgoon and Cavan native Aogán Ó Fearghail has officially succeeded Liam Ó Néill as Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, taking on the role formally at the end of the GAA's Annual Congress at the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan..President Ó Fearghail made history last year by becoming the first man from Cavan to be elected to the office. He is the first man to be elected to the role from the prov read more..

Launch of Juvenile Fixtures Book

Galway Juvenile Hurling (Coiste Iomna na nÓg) are this year celebrating their 50th Anniversary and they kicked off the year with the launch of their impressive Fixtures Booklet. Special guest at the launch in Cheevers, Craughwell was Joe Dolan (Sarsfields) who served as an officer for many years including 13 years as chairman. Also present was Tom Monaghan of Ocean Hygine, sponsors of Ga... read more..

Mullagh seek All-Ireland glory

Galway senior camogie champions Mullagh will face a strong Wexford outfit in Oulart the Ballagh in the All-Ireland club final at Croke Park this Sunday but confidence is high around East Galway. Darren Kelly previews the All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Final. When the curtain came down on the 2013 county decider, many wondered had this side missed the boat. A young, lively Ardrahan side... read more..

New Hurling Championship ready to go

The Draws for this year's county hurling championships were made by the Hurling Committee that also decided to 'seed' the 2014 county semi-finalists. This resulted in Craughwell, Portumna, Beagh and County Champions Gort being drawn for the first placed team in each group.Twentytwo teams will compete for the Tom Callanan Cup in the 2015 Salthill Hotel Senior Hurling Championship divided into four ... read more..

Hurling Championships Draws 2015

Galway Senior Hurling Championship 2015 Group A Group B Group C Group D 1 Craughwell 2 Tommy Larkins 3 Carnmore 4 Castlegar 5 Kilnadeema/Leitrim 6 Liam Mellows 1 Gort 2 Ardrahan 3 Padraig Pearses 4 Clarinbridge 5 Athenry 6 Kiltormer 1 Portumna 2 Turloughmore 3 St. Thomas' 4 Killimordaly 5 Mullagh 1 Beagh 2 Sarsfields 3 Cappataggle 4 Tynagh-Abbey-Dun... read more..

Corofin add John Dunne Cup to their Collection

Corofin beat Michael Breathnach by 2-11 to 0-10 in the John Dunne Cup final played in Ballinasloe,Mattie Kilroy presents the cup to Corofin captain Michael Farragher     The draw for the North GPC U-21 B C’ship Quarter Finals is as follows: (First named team at home) Monivea/Abbey  v  Headford Caherlistrane  v Killererin Glenamaddy  v  Dunmore McHales ... read more..

Ladies go top of League Division 1

Galway 4-15 Tyrone 1-6Galway took advantage of Cork and Dublin's slip-ups to claim top spot in Division 1 of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League.At Tuam Stadium, the hosts scored a massive 4-15 to 1-6 victory over bottom of the table Tyrone.The Red Hands did score the opening goal after just 13 seconds from Gemma Begley but Galway goals from Edel Concannon, Sinead Burke and Louise ... read more..

Galway & Limerick share points

Galway 0-6 Limerick 0-6 by Darren Kelly in Ballinasloe Galway and Limerick cancelled each other out last Sunday in their opening encounter of the National Senior Camogie League but it was the Tribeswomen's manager Tony Ward who was the talking point at the end of this physical contest. When Mary O'Callaghan won a free following a challenge from Ann Marie Starr heading into injury time, Ward... read more..

Battling Galway come up short

Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20Tipperary secured their first Allianz League points of the season after seeing off the dogged challenge of Galway at Semple Stadium.The Premier County, beaten finalists for the last two seasons, led by ten points in the second half but Galway fought back to within three points approaching full-time.Tipp led by 0-14 to 0-11 at half-time and cracked on within 20 seconds of ... read more..

Galway v Limerick at Ballinasloe in Camogie League

At the launch of the 2015 Irish Daily Star National Leagues in Croke Park Camogie President Aileen Lawlor with captains from counties preparing for the games commencing this weekend - Amanda O'Regan (Cork), Shauna Healy (Galway), Kate McDonald (Kilkenny) and Dinah Loughlin (Westmeath). Galway meet Limerick on Sunday 22nd February at 2.30pm in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.... read more..

Galway Supporters in New York 'Celebration'

Galway GAA Supporters in New York are planning a busy weekend in May.The All-Ireland Football Championship of 2015 gets under way with its annual curtain raiser at Gaelic Park on May 3rd. when New York host Galway in first Round of the Connacht Championship.This will be the fourth time the sides have played each other with a place in the Connacht Semi-Final again up for grabs. The first encounter ... read more..

Galway Club Hurling Championship Draws

The Draws for this year's Galway Senior and Intermediate Club Hurling Championships will take place on Monday next 23rd February in the Salthill Hotel and will be broadcast live by Galway Bay FM after the 9.00pm News. Format and Main Regulations for Senior Championship 201522 Teams will compete in the Senior Championship4 groups; 2 groups x 6 teams and 2 groups x 5 teams, Groups are drawn by open... read more..

Supporter's Buses to Thurles

Tribesmen Galway Supporters Club will be running 'Supporters' buses on Sunday next – February 22nd to Thurles for the Galway v Tipperary Allianz Hurling League. The match is at 2:00pm Early Booking for the Supporters Buses is essential- and seats are already filling up You MUST confirm by Calling/Texting @ 085-8614084 before Thursday evening Cost is €10 per person per seat DEPARTURE TIMES &am... read more..

Ballygar GAA Development Preview Night

IRELAND looks to be on the cusp of its greatest ever tally of winners at Cheltenham and festival fever has hit Ballygar, which will host its inaugural Cheltenham preview night on Thursday, February 26.Remarkably, Irish trainers are responsible for all but one of the favourites in the first nine races at Cheltenham, the festival commencing on Tuesday, March 10. And punters can get an added edge by ... read more..

Galway beat Clare in injury time

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17Before a crowd of over 6,000 a point from a free in the second minute of injury time by Jason Flynn snatched a dramatic victory for Galway in the opening round of the Allianz League at Pearse Stadium, Salthill.Jason kept his nerve to steer the free over from 50 metres on the right, having a minute earlier tied the match with a 65.It completed a successful comeback for Galway ... read more..

Classy Corofin into All-Ireland Final

Corofin 1-14 St Vincent's 1-09Corofin dethroned champions St. Vincents in the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football semi-final at O'Connor Park, ending the Dublin club's 27-month unbeaten run.Lesser teams than the Galway champions would have been mentally crushed after Tomás Quinn put St. Vincents in the lead with a penalty in the 23rd minute, having spurned three goal chances at the other end.Howe... read more..

Hession School of Dancing at game

Hession School of dancing, established here in Galway, promoting the culture of Irish dance for 50 years under the auspices of CLRG - An Coimisiun Le Rinci Gaelacha.Part of the training includes preparing dancers to compete at the World Championships which this year are being staged in Montreal.The school is privileged to have 33 dancers, boys and girls, qualified for this year's Worlds and as a s... read more..

'Opportunity Knocks' for new players

Galway have been solid in the league over the last two seasons without ever being spectacular, reaching the semi-final in 2013 and 2014 only to be beaten by Kilkenny both times. Without a number of key players, competing in Division IA, could be a bit of a battle for the home side, although many counties find themselves in a similar situation ahead of the opening weekend. Three of Galway's first f... read more..

Corofin set to topple Club Champions

Corofin have won six Connacht titles, but have only translated one of them, back in 1998, into an All-Ireland title. On Saturday, they face the ultimate challenge against a St Vincent's side who remain unbeaten in club championship action since October 2012, having stitched successive Dublin and Leinster titles together, as well as beating Castlebar Mitchels in the club final on St Patrick's Day l... read more..

Galway Ladies Development News

Galway Ladies Development News: Galway County Sports Council has announced their Community Support Grants 2015.  Sports Clubs and groups in the county area are eligible to apply for this grant.  Please see the link below for criteria and the application form. http://www.galway.ie/en/services/communityenterpriseeconomicdevelopment/financialsupports/#tab-1 Closing Date for Completed A... read more..

Mary receives Presidents Award

Congratulations to Mary Hernon who has been awarded the GAA President's Award 2015 for her outstanding voluntary contribution to the GAA.The awards, organized with the support of club championship sponsors AIB, are staged annually by the GAA and provide the GAA President with an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding commitment and long service across the club and county network from people whose ... read more..

Senior & Inter Championship Draws 2015

The draws for the 2015 Senior and Intermediate Football Championships (Sponsors Claregalway Hotel and Bons Secours Hospital Galway) are as follows:   Senior Football Championship Tuam Stars v Kilconly Corofin v Salthill-Knocknacarra Annaghdown v Carna Caiseal St Michael's v Cortoon-Shamrocks Caltra v Kilkerrin-Clonberne An Cheathrú Rua v Ml Breathnach Caherlistrane v Milltow read more..

Galway v Clare at Pearse Stadium

The sparring is over and the big-hitters are ready for action when the 2015 Allianz Hurling League gets underway this weekend.Sixteen games feature on the busy programme across the various divisions, led by some very interesting attractions in Divisions 1A and 1B, in particular.The intense rivalry between Galway and Clare is certain to draw a big crowd to Pearse Stadium on Sunday in what will be t... read more..

Galway & Dublin Ladies finish level

Galway 2-9 Dublin 1-12The Supermacs sponsored Galway Ladies shared the points with Dublin in a very entertaining clash in Round 2 of the Tesco Home Grown NFL in a foggy Tuam. Referee Gus Chapman inspected the pitch before the throw in and decided to wait 10 mins as the fog was very slow to lift. But when he got the game under-way the supporters were served up an hour of top class football played a... read more..

Kikenny's Ballyhale too good for Gort

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-17 Gort 1-15Henry Shefflin rolled back the years as Ballyhale Shamrocks saw off Gort by 2-17 to 1-15 in the semi-finals of the AIB GAA All-Ireland Hurling Club Championships in Tullamore.Shefflin was named man of the match on the back of a vintage display which saw Kilkenny's ten-time All-Ireland medallist register five points from play.Ballyhale hit 2-16 from play on an afte... read more..

Walsh Cup victory for Galway at Croke Park

Galway 1-22 Dublin 1-20Galway captured the Walsh Cup at Croke Park when James Regan struck for a goal two minutes from the end of normal time to secure the title for only the second time in their history.Dublin looked set for their seventh title in the grade when they built up a seven points lead in the opening half, but the Tribesmen never gave up.Dublin led by 1-12 to 0-12 at the end of the open... read more..

Allianz Football League Div 2 Fixtures

Here's this week's Division II Allianz Football Football League fixtures, Laois face Cavan, Down host Roscommon, Meath play Kildare and Westmeath are at home to Galway.Be there and support your County... read more..

First time out for College Girls

Colaiste Einde 7-2 Dominican College, Taylors Hill 2-1The above result did not reflect the game which ebbed and flowed both ends of the pitch. Endas started the better with a quick goal from the forever energetic Emer O'Connell. Claire O'Donovan , the Endas keeper was forced to make some great saves before Aoife Lynagh finally broke through a very strong defence to get the first of her 2 goal... read more..

Galway 'great' the late Colum Corless

The death has been announced of Galway hurling legend Colum Corless, who passed away earlier this week.The Kinvara native was one of the finest hurlers of his generation and regarded as one of the all time greats from West of the Shannon.His inter-county hurling career began at minor level in 1939 and he went on to win almost every honour in the game except the elusive Senior All-Ireland Hurling M... read more..

Test your selection skills & win

Leinster GAA Fantasy Game. Leinster GAA is partnering with Sportego to give fans the chance to test their selection skills and extend their match day experience. Leinster is the first province to provide an official fantasy game linked to their competitions and fans can play Leinster GAA Fantasy Game for Leinster games throughout the year, including both the Leinster Hurling and Football Champion... read more..

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