Monthly Archive

April 2015

Galway off to Gaelic Park New York

The Galway senior football squad will fly out to New York City from Shannon Airport on Thursday morning ahead of their Connacht Championship opener against the Exiles on Sunday evening.This is Galway's first trip to New York since 2010, when they were made work hard for a 2-13 to 0-12 victory. With the Exiles having impressed recently in two games against Cavan, Kevin Walsh will surely be on his g... read more..

Kilbeacanty launch Annual 7's Hurling Tournament

Kilbeacanty GAA launches the 2015 7 A Side Tournament with a prize fund of €7,000 on offer on the June Bank Holiday Monday that will coincide with the clubs official opening of their new pitch. Pictured are Mike Coen, Justin Fahey and John Fordham receiving the 7s sponsorship from Josie Shiel (Eamon & Terry Shiel New York), Alan & Olivia O Grady (Great National Hotels - Lady Gregory G... read more..

Headford are Under 21 B North Football Champions

Headford collected silverware in Tuam Stadium with a two point win over neighbours Caherlistrane in the O’Brien’s of Galway North GPC Under-21 ‘B’ final, Caherlistrane had the advantage of strong breeze in the opening half and had build up a four point lead at the break 0-7 to 0-3, but they only added two second half points as the victors shot eight. The final score 0-11 to... read more..

Galway Ladies into League Final

Galway routed Dublin to qualify for the Tesco Homegrown Division 1 Ladies National Football League decider against Cork on May 9 at Parnell Park.The Galway ladies were simply a class apart: their support play was superb and they moved the ball at pace and with purpose, which proved difficult for Dublin to contend with.They were hungrier for possession, too, and first to most 50/50 contests.Galway:... read more..

Club Football Leagues Round 2

The Galway football league season may be only two weeks old but already there’s a familiar look to the Division 1 table with reigning champions Corofin sitting top of the standings. St James' remain the only other team to record back to back victories in the top flight while in Division 2, Cortoon Shamrocks, Killererin and St Michaels are all on maximum points with two wins from two. Annag... read more..

Tonabrucky Challenge 6km Road Race

Rahoon/Newcastle Hurling Club club will host the 5th annual Tonabrucky Challenge on Saturday 6 June at 6pm. The 6km road race which is Athletics Association Ireland (AAI) certificated will take place in the Rahoon area and will incorporate the famous Tonabrucky hill! This year we will be raising money for the hurling club and our nominated charity Gorta - Self Help Africa ... read more..

Success for Galway Handballers in Junior Finals

Well done to all Galway GAA Handball players who competed in the Junior Nationals over the weekend in Kingscourt, Co.Cavan. A huge congratulations to Ciana, Niamh and Sadhbh who have won prestigious titles. Ciana Ni Churraoin ( Cumann Liathróid Láimhe Micheál Breathnach ) has booked her place on Team Ireland which will travel to the World Championships in Canada in August, af... read more..

Galway reach League Final with ease

Tony Ward’s greatest challenge after this display last Sunday will be keeping a lid on the inevitable hype as Galway produced another convincing performance to book a meeting with Cork on Sunday week in the National Senior Camogie League Final. (5-7 to 2-9) An early penalty for Niamh McGrath and two goals apiece from Ailish O’Reilly and Molly Dunne were the highlights on another qua read more..

Car Presentation

Pat Keane Western Motors presents the keys to Cathy Joyce Leenane winner of the Volkswagon Polo  in the recent Football Committee Fundraiser, with  pictured from left; Noel Treacy County Chairman, Dylan Joyce, Tadgh Ó Conghaile Football Chairman and Seamus Connelly Football Committee Galway Senior football panel  will visit Clonberne pitch  this Sunday for a training ... read more..

Tain Hurling League 2015

Athleague (wearing Roscommon colours): Division 1 Tain League Finalists 2015 Micheal Ó Conaghaile (Micheal Breathnachs) being presented with Tain league Division 2 man of the match award by veteran connacht council secretary John Prenty at the Connacht GAA centre. Sean Feeney, captain (Micheal Breathnachs) being presented with Tain League division 2 trophy after Micheal Breathnachs read more..

Athenry retain their Féile na nGael Title

Athenry retained their Féile na nGael (Toddie Byrne Cup) under 14 hurling title with an impressive victory over Kinvara by 2-9 to 0-2 at Kenny Park. Earlier Padraig Pearse’s got the better of Kilconieron, 1-9 to 1-7, in an exciting final that was hotly contested right to the last puck with Pearses bringing home the Justin Cheevers Cup. Annaghdown were easy winners of the Toddie Byrne ... read more..

Minors meet rivals Tipperary in semi-final

Galway’s minor camogie team will be hoping for third time lucky this Saturday (2pm St. Brendan’s Park, Birr) when they take on rivals Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. These two sides have recent history with Tipperary denying the Tribesgirls in the last two All-Ireland under 16 deciders. However, in 2009 and 2010, current manager Johnny Kane oversaw Galway successes against t... read more..

Senior camogie league semi-final preview

Following their comprehensive victory over Wexford two weeks ago, Galway enter a first National Camogie League semi-final in three years this Sunday (3.45pm O’Connor Park, Tullamore) when they meet a Kilkenny team who defeated them twice last year. Tony Ward’s charges were impressive in their 2-23 to 0-9 success over the Slaneysiders but they will have a better idea where they are pla... read more..

Football League Wrap

Little over three weeks on from their All-Ireland club final success, Corofin opened the defence of their Division 1 league title with a hard-earned 0-14 to 0-9 away win over Tuam Stars. Fielding seven of their starting XV from Croke Park, Corofin ran into an early 0-4 to 0-2 lead with scores from Joe Canney (two), Ian Burke and Dylan Wall. Jamie Murphy was in superb form for Tuam Stars, kickin read more..

New gear presented to Ladies Football Team

Supermacs provided a timely boost to the Galway Ladies Senior Football Team and Management when they were presented with their new gear ahead of the weekend's game against Mayo. Jarlath O Dywer of Supermacs was at the Claregalway Hotel to make the presentation to captain Ger Conneally, manager Kevin Reidy and selector Martina Cummins. ... read more..

Galway Ladies advance to League Semi-Final

The Supermac sponsored Galway Ladies Team not only qualified for the semi final of the Tesco Homegrown NFL but also finished top of the table after Dublin defeated Cork. Kevin Reidy's team will now play Dublin in the semi final while neighbours Cork and Kerry do battle in the other semi. Going into the game Galway knew that a win was the only sure way to reach the semi's and they started brightly ... read more..

Under 21 B Hurling Title for Kilconieron

The first County Hurling title of 2015 went to Kilconieron Under 21 B team who defeated Killimordaly in the final by 2-13 to 2-10 at Kenny Park, Athenry. Report to followPhoto: (by Joe Keane) Hurling Committee chairman Michael Larkin presents the Kilconieron captain Shane Caulfield with the County Under 21 Cup. Kilconieron's Padraig Flanagan receives the man-of-the-match award from sponsor ... read more..

White Collar Boxing in Caltra

Brawl in the Hall for GAA Club - White collar boxing is expected to fill the Community Centre in Caltra on Saturday next 11th April. While it is a fun event those taking part have been taking the challenge seriously. They have undergone more the six weeks of gruelling training to prepare for the night which is being organised to raise funds for the Ahascragh/Fohenagh GAA Club.Photo: Some of the bo... read more..

Galway Footballers on the Road

As part of the Championship build up Galway Senior football panel will train at a number of Club grounds stating this Thursday at Headford GAA Grounds, training will start at 7.30 and after training the Panel and Management will meet the people at 8.30, this is an open training session and everybody is welcome from the surrounding Clubs so come along ... read more..

Galway Minor Ladies easily overcome Roscommon

In a sun drenched Mountbellew the Galway Minor Ladies kept the dream of a 3rd All Ireland title in a row alive with a convincing win against Roscommon by 6-15 to 0-10. Galway had notched up 3-4 before Roscommon raised the white flag with a point from Rachel Corcoran. The Galway goals coming from Elle Glynn, Shauna Hynes and Claire Dunleavy and they added a fourth before half-time when Ciara Naught... read more..

Galway into League Semi-Finals with easy victory over Wexford

A young Galway team were majestic in accounting for understrength Wexford 2-23 to 0-9. The teams shared six points early on but it was notable that Galway full-forward Molly Dunne was causing problems, having already scored two points.Orlaith McGrath added another brace as Tony Ward’s side doubled their tally and when Dunne fired to the roof of the Wexford net after good work from Niamh Kilk... read more..

Galway retain their Division 2 status at Tuam Stadium

Galway defeated Kildare by two goals to ensure their Division 2 status and condemn Kildare to their second relegation in as many years.Shane Walsh (2) and Fiontán Ó Curraoin bagged the goals for the hosts in Tuam Stadium who were 3-12 to 1-12 winners.Ó Curraoin was sent off in the last minute as Kildare were awarded a penalty but Mikey Conway saw his shot come back off the pos... read more..

Roscommon too good for Galway in classic game

Roscommon recorded their fourth Connacht Under 21 Football title in six years thanks to a three point win over Galway, 3-14 to 3-11 at Tuam Stadium, but those bare facts don’t come close to telling the story of what was one of the most thrilling football matches of 2015.The first thirty minutes of this fixture were the perfect argument against anyone who felt that the sport of gaelic footbal... read more..

Padraic Joyce appointed Irish International Rules selector

Joe Kernan, who was appointed as the new manager of the Irish International Rules team, has promised that his side will lean heavily on the traditional values of Gaelic football when they face Australia in November.The 2002 All-Ireland winning Armagh manager, whose appointment was the choice of Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, has named former inter-... read more..

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