Monthly Archive

March 2015

Galway and Monaghan serve up a cracking Ladies Football game

In the fabulous surroundings of Magheracloone's newly opened GAA grounds Galway and Monaghan served up a real top of the table clash in which the Supermac sponsored Galway ladies eventually came out winners by 2-10 to 1-8. With Cork having already been defeated here Galway knew they would have to be at the top of their game if they were to qualify for the league semi-final's.Galway played with the... read more..

Galway exit League far too tamely against Waterford

Waterford qualified for their first Allianz League semi-final since 2007 after a hard working performance overwhelmed Galway in front of 3,500 spectators at a breezy Walsh Park by 0-20 to 0-12. After leading by nine at halfway, they recovered from a shaky third quarter to score four unanswered points and blow away their opponents.Jamie Barron and Kevin Moran formed a dynamic midfield pairing and t... read more..

Galway Back in Winning Ways

Roscommon 1-10 Galway 1-14 Galway got back to winning mood at Hyde Park this afternoon with a four point win over Roscommon and with a home game against Kildare next Sunday they will be hoping to finish the league with another victory. The home side had the aid of the elements in the opening half and lead at the break by 1-8 to 0-4 but it was Paul Conroy who opened the scoring with a pointed fre... read more..

High stakes for Football and hurling Teams

The stakes are high for Galway Football and Hurling Teams as they head to away Allianz League games against Roscommon at Hyde Park and Waterford in Walsh Park. The footballers face a difficult assignment against their near neighbours and will be hoping to stay clear of relegation trouble. While the hurling team will be hoping to secure a semi-final place against Waterford at Walsh Park. Photo: Ga... read more..

Ladies Football News

Another big weekend of ladies football for Galway coming up. On Saturday the Minors continue the defence of their All-Ireland crown when they travel to Castleconnor to take on Sligo while on Sunday the Senior's take on table toppers Monaghan in Magheracloone near Carrickmacross. Throw in 2pm. Please Support. Congratulations to the Galway U 14 Girls who won the Connacht Blitz in Ballyhaunis. Rd 2... read more..

Colleges A Title for Glenamaddy Community School

A remarkable contest, in which corner forward Mary Fahy netted the winning goal in the 16th of 18 minutes played of injury-time, finished with Glenamaddy Community School becoming the first Galway college since 2003 to claim the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior ‘A’ Ladies football title.Played in sun-drenched Kinnitty, on a playing surface... read more..

GMIT links with successful Corofin side

GMIT has many links with the Corofin squad which won the All-Ireland Club football title on St. Patrick's Day. A number of the players are currently tudents at the college and photo shows, back row, left to right: Damian Curley, GMIT GAA Sports Development Officer, Martin Farragher, Trevor Burke (selector), Ronan Steede and Sean O’Dea, GMIT Football Manager. Front row: Adrian ... read more..

End of era as hurling great Henry Shefflin retires

Retired hurling great Henry Shefflin has admitted his display in the 2012 drawn All-Ireland final was the greatest of his career. The 10-time All-Ireland medallist has confirmed his decision not to rejoin the Kilkenny panel for 2015.County Chairman Ned Quinn described Shefflin's display in the drawn final with Galway as 'his greatest ever' and when the question was put to the 36-year old himself h... read more..

Galway and Roscommon meet in U21 Final

Galway and Roscommon have lifted the Under 21 Connacht Football Cup in each of the last five years with Roscommon claiming the title on three occasions and Galway on two. The Rossies are currently in the midst of their most successful era at Under21 level and will be hoping to win back-to-back titles for their first time. Galway will be looking to claim provincial honours they last held in 2013 wh... read more..

A Day in the Life of Referee Alan Kelly

A day in the life of Galway referee Alan Kelly as he takes charge of the Cork v Dublin Allianz Hurling League game at Croke Park  ... read more..

Kieran's get vital scores to overcome Presentation College

Presentation College, Athenry’s hopes of qualifying for the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior A hurling final ended in heartbreak at Banagher as two late points by the 19 times Croke Cup winners St. Kieran’s were decisive in a narrow victory over their brave Galway rivals.A Brian Burke pointed free in the 57th minute had levelled the s... read more..

Galway in League trouble as Laois take home points

Laois came to Tuam Stadium with a brace of wins over Galway and they extended it to three in a row in the Allianz Football League. In 2013 they won by 1-15 to 0-10 and last year it was 2-20 to 0-8.Galway started the 2015 league with wins over Meath and Westmeath and were unlucky to have lost by a point away to Down but the wheels have come off the wagon against Cavan and against Laois failed to sc... read more..

Galway fail to deliver in second half against the Dubs.

Dublin produced a fine second-half performance against Galway to end their relegation fears and put them back in the race for Allianz Hurling League honours winning by 0-26 to 2-14 victory.They looked in real danger of going into the Relegation Play-off when they trailed by two at half-time but, they rose to the occasion in the second-half, and outscored Galway by 0-13 to 0-5 to secure their top f... read more..

Galway into Connacht Under 21 Football Final

Galway qualified for the Connacht Under-21 Football Final at McHale Park after a four point win over Mayo, 1-12 to 0-11, and set up a date with Roscommon in the final on Easter Saturday. Four points also separated the sides at the break with the winners having the advantage on a 1-6 to 0-5 score line. A goal after twenty three minutes from ‘Man of the Match’ and captain Damien Comer ga... read more..

Colleges B Football Title for Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew are the 2015 Connacht Colleges B champions after a narrow 0-7 to 0-6 win over Presentation College, Headford, but as a spectacle the game was low scoring and poor.Holy Rosary: K. Murphy (St. Brendan’s); C. Fahy (Kilkerrin/Clonberne), M. Mannion (Mountbellew/Moylough), C. Murray (Mountbellew/Moylough); J. Foley Mountbellew/Moylough), B. Sweeney (Padraig P... read more..

All-Ireland Club Football Title for glorious Corofin

Dominant Corofin claimed their second AIB GAA All-Ireland Football Club Championships with a 1-14 to 0-07 victory over Derry champions Slaughtneil at Croke Park.Micheal Lundy scored three points for the Galway kingpins before Martin Farragher steered home a 17th-minute goal to give them a commanding 1-08 to 0-03 interval lead. Gary Sice finished with a five-point haul as the Connacht champions won... read more..

Galway easily account for Kerry at Tuam

The Supermacs' sponsored Galway Ladies got their Tesco Home Grown NFL campaign back on track in style in Tuam on Sunday when they defeated Kerry by 3-12 to 2-9. Such was the ease of their victory that with 10 mins remaining in the 2nd half the score was 3-12 to 0-08 and only the concession of two late goals brought some respectability to the final score. Galway now travel to table toppers Monaghan... read more..

Goals help Cork win points at Pearse Stadium

Two goals from Paudie O’Sullivan helped Cork claim a priceless hurling league victory over Galway at Pearse Stadium on a 2-17 to 0-20 scoreline.Cork dominated the first-half and got off the mark when midfielder Aidan Walsh slotted a point in the fourth minute after Seamus Harnedy provided the pass. Brian Lawton and Pat Horgan added two more before Joe Canning’s superbly struck sideline... read more..

Galway beaten by Cavan in Allianz League

Galway despite leading at the break by five points failed to push that advantage home in the second half that saw Cavan out scorethem five points to one in the opening ten minutes and went on to win - Cavan 0-12 Galway 0-10. The hosts started well with early points from Paul Conroy who shot two and one from Michael Martin before Jack Brady got Cavan off the mark midway through the half, Damien read more..

Comagie News and Updates by Darren Kelly

After an opening day draw against Limerick, Galway’s senior camogie team returns to action this Sunday (2.30pm The Ragg) following a three week break. A windy Ballinasloe witnessed a 0-6 apiece outcome against last year’s intermediate champions but Galway will be looking to improve following a scoreless second half. “It’s great to be getting back into action,” said ... read more..

Galway hope for a quick return to winning ways

Galway footballers will be hoping to get back to their winning ways when they take on Cavan in the Allianz Football League on Sunday at 12.45pm in Pearse Stadium.With the Division II campaign now just past its halfway stage, this really is a vital game for both of these teams. Galway have two wins from three while Cavan have three points out of a possible eight having played a game more.The Tribes... read more..

Cork Rebels visit to the 'City of the Tribes'

The visit of the 'Rebels' to take on the 'Tribesmen' in Salthill on Sunday should raise a few tempetetures. (Galway v Cork, Allianz Hurling League at Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm)Both sides have four points from their first three games and have their sights firmly trained on securing spots in the quarter-finals, with the winners assured of a place in the knock-out phase.Cork lead the way in the table, t... read more..

'Person of the Year Award' for Mary Fahy

Galway Ladies County Board wish to congratulate Mary Fahy of the Glenamaddy / Williamstown Club on being awarded the Tesco Connacht Club Person of the Year for 2015. Mary was honoured at a function in Croke Park last week. The award recognises the immense contribution from volunteers and in this regard Mary excels. She gives of herself in a selfless manner on a number of levels in the interests of... read more..

Galway Masters Football team honoured

The Galway Masters football team, winners of three-in-a-row All-Ireland Titles, were honoured at a function last weekend in the Lough Rea Hotel. Photographs: Hany Marzouk Tel: 087 695 1886 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In an entertaining and fiercely contested Final they defeated Mayo by a point to win their third title in a row. The non-stop action and excitement of the closing stag... read more..

Post Primary Schools Senior B Title for Calasanctius College

Calasanctius College Oranmore were deserving winners of the NUIG Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior B (Keith Hayes Cup) Championship Final by 3-8 to 0-9 Tommy Fox, Chairman of the Galway Post Primary Schools hurling committee,presenting the Keith Hayes Cup to Sean Bannon, captain of the Calasanctius College, Oranmore team. (Photo: Enda Noone) Michael O'Connor, NUIG Sports Officer, (Spon... read more..

Senior A Post Primary Hurling Title for Presentation Athenry

Presentation College Athenry retained their Connacht Colleges Senior A Hurling crown with a power-packed display at Kenny Park Athenry. The holders held the edge throughout the field and won by 0-15 to 0-6 in a game where St Brigid's had no answer to the power of centre-forward Brian Burke, and the accuracy of sharpshooter Evan Niland. The Clarinbridge man got Presentation off to a flyer and his a... read more..

All-Ireland Camogie glory for Seamount College

Seamount College, Kinvara were crowned All-Senior Senior Camogie champions following their 1-5 to 0-6 victory over St Flannan's College.With the Junior B equivalent to follow, also against Clare opposition, the Galway college used their twin momentum that includes a crossover of 20 players between their squads, to win a low-scoring, tense derby.A crossfield gale dominated proceedings with all but ... read more..

Down snatch win with the last kick

Down 1-17 Galway 1-16 Paul Devlin snatched victory for Down with an injury-time free as they beat Galway and move to the top of Division 2. Galway had a strong wind advantage in the first half and led by six points at the break in Pairc Esler, Patrick Sweeney with an early goal, but Donal O'Hare's 43rd-minute major brought the home side back into the game. Kevin Walsh's side were still four points... read more..

Galway stay ahead of Kilkenny at Pearse Stadium

Galway 0-20 Kilkenny 0-18 Galway defeated All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in a pulsating game at Pearse Stadium as Joe Canning made a surprise return for the Tribesmen as a half-time substitute.The bulk of the game was a shootout between Galway's Jason Flynn and Kilkenny ace Richie Power as the Cats tried to find a late goal which never came, with Galway keeper Colm Callanan making some crucial lat... read more..

Galway and Kilkenny clash at Pearse Stadium

After a two-week break, action in hurling's top flight resumes this weekend. In Division 1A, much focus will be on the Galway v Kilkenny clash at Pearse Stadium while Clare's game against Tipperary will be interesting.The Banner have nothing on the board so far and were very much second best the last day in their tussle with Cork. What will be the backlash from Davy Fitz's side?Ger Cunningham fac... read more..

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