Monthly Archive

2016


Home Draws for NUIG & GMIT in Sigerson Cup

Home Draws for NUIG & GMIT in Sigerson Cup Higher education NUIG & GMIT have both received home draws in the preliminary round of the Independent.ie sponsored Sigerson Cup. NUIG will meet Trinity College and, if successful, will travel to St Mary’s, Belfast in the next round. Meanwhile, GMIT and IT Sligo will go head-to-head for the right to play reigning champions UCD. Preliminary ... read more..

Wear your Jersey during January

Calling all GAA fans – anyone who wears their GAA jersey on the Croke Park Stadium Tour this January will get their admission ticket half price! This applies to adult, children, senior, student and family tickets. You can proudly sport your GAA county, club or Cúl Camp jerseys to avail of the Jersey January offer. read more..

Photograph All-Ireland Minor Football Final 2016

Photograph All-Ireland Minor Football Final 2016 Galway minor dressing room before the Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship Final match between Kerry and Galway at Croke Park. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile... read more..

Footballers 'Go Wild" to raise funds

Footballers 'Go Wild" to raise funds Galway senior footballers visited Athenry where they cycled in their Tribesmen 'Go Wild' project to raise funds for MS Ireland and the Tribesmen Supporters Club. Pictured outside Joyce's 365 are (from left): Jason Comer, Kevin Walsh (team manager), Paul Varley, Shane Walsh, Jason Donnellan and Tom Flynn. Photo: EIREFOTO... read more..

Post Primary Schools win for Presentation Athenry

Presentation College Athenry won the Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Final after beating Gort Community School 2-17 to 1-16 at Pearse Stadium.Evan Niland shot 12 points as Presentation Athenry made it three Connacht Post-Primary School titles in a row beating Gort at Pearse Stadium.With nine of the Galway minor hurlers that played in last year’s All-Ireland final, part of thei... read more..

Fitzgibbon Cup Launch

In attendance at the Fitzgibbon Independent.ie Higher Education GAA Senior Hurling Championship Launch & Draw, which will be played in Galway, are from left, Paul Kileen (Galway), from Limerick Institute of Technology, Cathal Tuohy (Galway), from NUIG, Cian O'Callaghan, from University College Dublin, PJ Scully, from University of Limerick, and Richie English, from Mary Immaculate College, a read more..

Connacht Footballers advance to Interprovincial Final

Sigo man Niall Murphy's 59th-minute goal kept alive Connacht's hopes of winning back-to-back interprovincial football championship titles for the first time since the 1950s as they edged Leinster at Parnell Park. A youthful Connacht side started this semi-final well and raced into 0-5 to 0-1 lead as Danny Cummins and Jason Doherty were among the early scores for the westerners. Westmeath’s... read more..

Leinster hold out for Interprovincial Hurling victory

Leinster lost Kilkenny star Colin Fennelly to a red card but still managed to fend off the challenge of Connacht in this afternoon’s Inter-provincial hurling semi-final clash in Nenagh. Fennelly walked following an off-the-ball clash with Paul Killeen midway through the second half and while the scores were tied at the time – 1-08 apiece – Ciarán Hetherton’s Leinste... read more..

Connacht Football Team that defeated Leinster

The Connacht team ahead of their victory in the GAA Interprovincial Football Championship Semi-Final against Leinster at Parnell Park. read more..

Club of the year award for Carnmore

At the presentation of the Coiste Iomána na nÓg 'Club of the Year Award' to Carnmore, were Pauric Lohan Chairman Coisté Iomána na nÓg, Tomas Grealish, Annette Hanley, Malachy Hanley, Bríd Collins, Noel Treacy Galway County Board Chairman and Derek Healy. read more..

All-Ireland Final glory for Annaghdown Ladies Football

Niamh Duggan, left, and Mary Kate Killilea of Annaghdown lift the cup following the All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Club Championship Final 2016 between Annaghdown and Shane O’Neills at Parnell Park. Annaghdown ladies joined an elite number of Galway clubs to capture the All-Ireland Intermediate final at Parnell Park on Sunday last with a two point win over Armagh side Shane O&rs read more..

Interprovincial Championships

Attending the launch of the G.A.A. Interprovincial Championships at Croke Park are John Tobin, Connacht Football Manager, left, and Noel Larkin, Connacht Hurling Assistant Manager. The 2016 G.A.A. Inter-Provincial series will take place in Parnell Park, football, and Nenagh, hurling, on Saturday 10th of December. read more..

Sportsfile - 'A Season of Sundays'

A new function is found for the Galway kit van as members of the backroom team avail of the vantage point for a home game against DCU. Picture by David Maher in SPORTSFILE'S "A Season of Sundays 2016" which is now on sale and is an ideal Christmas gift. read more..

Award for the Fr. Liam Kitt

Jodie O'Keeffe and Francis Coleman daughters of the late Bertie Coleman presenting the Bertie Coleman Coíste na nÓg Special Achievement Award to Michael Kitt who accepted on behalf of his uncle Fr. Liam Kitt. read more..

Junior A Football Champions 2016

Louise Sweeney presenting the Paddy Sweeney Memorial Cup to Tomas Brennan and Cathal Moran, joint-captains of the Kilkerrin-Clonberne team county Junior A Football champions.... read more..

All-Ireland Handball Winners 2016

All-Ireland Handball Winners: Boys 15U - Jason Ó Tuathail (Inis Mór), Girls 15U - Niamh Heffernan (Claregalway), Ladies B - Eimear Ní Bhiadha (Micheál Breathnach) and  Boys 17U - Diarmuid Mulkerrins (Moycullen)   read more..


Ahascragh/Fohenagh crowned Connacht Champions after replay

Cathal Mannion shot a personal tally of 2-11 for the Galway Intermediate Hurling Champions, Ahascragh/Fohenagh, who won the Connacht Final Replay at Athleague. The winners led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the break after playing into the breeze.Cathal's brother Padraig excelled in defence in a sweeper role and with midfielder Laurence Tully also to the fore throughout, the Galway representatives got a grip on... read more..

Tommy Larkins celebrating Under 21 hurling win

County Under 21 B Champions Tommy Larkins celebrating their victory in the County Final at Kenny Park. read more..

Corofin v Castlebar Mitchels

Michael Farragher of Corofin, the winners, is tackled by Shane Hopkins of Castlebar Mitchels during the AIB Connacht GAA Football Senior Club Championship semi-final match between Castlebar Mitchels and Corofin at Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar... read more..

Corofin will play St. Bridget's in Connacht Club Final

Corofin set up a Connacht SFC club final meeting with St Brigid’s of Roscommon after defeating the reigning provincial champions in their own backyard at McHale Park in Castlebar.It will be a repeat of the 2011 Connacht final in two weeks when Corofin will be bidding for their seventh provincial title against a Brigid's side going for their fifth.Corofin, backed by the wind, made the most of... read more..

Corofin will play St. Bridget's in Connacht Club Final

Corofin set up a Connacht SFC club final meeting with St Brigid’s of Roscommon after defeating the reigning provincial champions in their own backyard at McHale Park in Castlebar.It will be a repeat of the 2011 Connacht final in two weeks when Corofin will be bidding for their seventh provincial title against a Brigid's side going for their fifth.Corofin, backed by the wind, made the most of... read more..

Galway's first Under 21 Hurling Team in 1964

Members of first ever Galway Under 21 Hurling team in 1964 that played Waterford in Limerick were honoured at a recent function of the Bareoirí. Back Row: (left to right) Tommy O'Rourke. Mossy Walsh, Ted Duffy, Thomas Duffy, Vincent Connaire, John Noone. Front Row: (left to rigth) Tony Fahy, Padraic Niland, Michael Duignan (Guest), J J Kelly and Lar Forde, read more..

All-Star Award Winners

Galway hurlers Daithí Burke, left, and David Burke with their awards at the 2016 GAA/GPA Opel All-Stars Awards in the Convention Centre in Dublin. Dave Sheeran, Managing Director, Opel Ireland, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail, Dermot Earley, GPA President, with the 2016 All-Star Hurling team, back row, from left, Cathal Barrett, Tipperary read more..

Masters Football Team are pipped by Cavan in Semi-Final

Galway Gaelic Masters Football Team fell short in their attempt to make their 5th final in 5 years, halted by a very good Cavan team performance in Ballymote Co. Sligo. Galway started the brightest with a well taken point from Ballygar’s Thomas Finneran. Cavan then replied with 2 points from Rapheal Rodgers and Michael Clinch before Glenamaddy’s Shay Walsh scored a trademark long range... read more..

Claregalway Hotel Football Dream Teams 2016

This years Galway Senior and Intermediate Football Dream Teams have been announced and are sponsoed again by the Claregalway Hotel - the teams are as follows: Senior Team1 Bernie Power – Corofin2 Cathal Silke – Corofin3 Finian Hanley – Salthill/Knocknacarra4 Gavin Duffy – Salthill/Knocknacarra5 Kieran Molloy – Corofin6 Kieran Fitzgerald – Corofin7 Conor Hollora... read more..

Kiltormer 1991 Hurling Champions Honoured

Heroes of the past... the victorious Kiltormer Hurling Team of 1991, honoured at the 2016 Galway County Senior Hurling Final in Pearse Stadium. Front Row: (left to right) Tony Hough, Sean McKeigue, Brian McManus, Damien Curley, Tony Kilkenny, Tony Furey, Kevin Tierney, Kieran Lynch, Michael Callagey (selector), Dermot Cox, Fionan Curley and Stevie Cormican (representing Sean Cormican). Back Row: read more..

Two in row Minor A Hurling Titles for the 'Bridge

Clarinbridge won the County Minor A Hurling Final at Kenny Park in Athenry with a 2-20 to 0-9 win over Kilnadeema/Leitrim. Photo: Hurling Committee Chairman Michael Larkin presenting Clarinbridge minor captain Evan Nyland with the Fr. Griffin Cup. Minor Hurling Championship Sponsorship Michael Burke presenting the Pier Head player of the match award to Clarinbridge's Ian O'Brien.... read more..

1972 &1983 Galway All-Ireland Winning Sides Honoured

1983 Galway Minor All-Ireland Winning HurlingSide Honoured The 1972 Galway U-21 hurling team which won the All-Ireland title in that year was honoured at Báireoirí na Gaillimhe's first annual social in the Lough Rea Hotel. Back row, from left: Michael Donoghue, Luke Glynn, Frank Donoghue, Tony Brehony, Tom Donoghue, Mixie Donoghue Frank Burke, Peter Larkin, Iggy Clarke, Gerry Ho read more..

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