Monthly Archive

February 2016

Galway win with ease against Derry at Celtic Park

Galway cantered to a comfortable three-point victory,  Galway 1-18 Derry 2-12, over an out-of-sorts Derry who looked a beaten side long before the final whistle at home in Celtic Park The Oak Leafers had manager Damian Barton serving a touchline suspension and suffered badly in a game they rarely looked like making a contest out of. By contrast Galway were excellent in this Allianz League D... read more..

GAA Congress Congress - Motion update

The ‘mark’ will come into Gaelic football after the motion received the necessary support at Congress.The new rule will mean that a player who catches that ball cleanly from a kick-out on or past the 45-metre line nearest the kick-out point, without it touching the ground, shall have the option of calling a ‘mark’ and taking a free kick, or alternatively, playing on immedia... read more..

Cheltenham Preview Night in Ballygar

After a highly successful 2015 Cheltenham preview night, Tierney’s Bar in Ballygar will once again host what promises to be a most enjoyable festival preview when some of Ireland & Britain’s top form experts & jockeys descent on the North Galway village on Thursday the 3rd March. See Last year winners that were tipped up on the night.... Winners that were tipped up on the nigh... read more..

Connacht Colleges Senior 'C' final

By Cian O’Connell Galway colleagues for eight years Gary O'Donnell and Paul Conroy will be sideline foes during Saturday afternoon's Connacht Colleges Senior 'C' final at Tuam Stars GAA complex. Straight after the game O'Donnell and Conroy will board the Galway bus ahead of Sunday's crucial Allianz Football League Division Two trip to Derry. Presentation College Athenry's remarkable ... read more..

Fastest hat trick for Galwayman

Was former Galway minor’s hat-trick in 280 seconds - the fastest in an All-Ireland Final?Dessie Conneely made his mark in Belfast. Marino Institute of Education claimed the Corn na Mac Léinn title in Belfast last weekend and there was no doubting who the star of the show was in their final win.Dessie Conneely, a Galway minor footballer in 2015, struck 4-2 in Marino’s 5-21 to 1-8... read more..

Post Primary Schools win for Presentation Athenry

Presentation College Athenry have 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... read more..

Dublin ease past poor Galway

Allianz Hurling League form apparently counted for nought at Parnell Park where Dublin overcame their opening-round setback against Tipperary to record a comfortable 1-17 to 0-13 win over old rivals Galway in Division 1A.A week after going down by 14 points in Thurles, Ger Cunningham's side eked out an impressive win thanks largely to David Treacy's 10 points.Fellow forwards Eamonn Dillon and Nial... read more..

New community facility for Loughrea GAA

St. Brendan’s GAA Club, Loughrea are delighted to announce details of their fundraising campaign to support the development of an all-weather AstroTurf playing facility at their club grounds. The development of a floodlit 3,600m² facility will support 5 adult teams and 9 underage teams as well as local schools and clubs who have signed up to a license agreement. There will also be a flo... read more..

Galway get League off to perfect start

A winning margin of six points didn't flatter Galway, who dominated in Pearse Stadium after Cork's early flourish and won by 1-27 to 1-21.A dominant half-back line and busy midfield kept the men in maroon on top for most of that first half, backed by the wind, and but for some wayward shooting they might have had more than six points to spare at the break.Joe Canning showed some nice touches at fu... read more..

Football Senior -Intermediate Championship Draws 2016

V 2016 Football Championship draws Senior Kilconly v Maigh Cuilinn Annaghdown V Caltra Corofin V Carna Caiseal Salthill-Knocknacarra v Milltown Ml Breathnach v Killererin An Cheathru Rua v Leitir Mór Bearna v St Michaels Tuam Stars v Cortoon-Shamrocks St James v Caherlistrane Killannin v Mountbellew-Moylough Intermediate Athenry V An Fhairche or Ballinasloe Claregalway v Glen... read more..

First Under 21 A Hurling Title for Kilnadeema/Leitrim

The delayed 2015 County Under 21 Hurling Final proved a milestone for Kilnadeema/Leitrim who captured their first title defeating Loughrea by 0-12 to 0-6 at Duggan Park Ballinasloe. The winners, who celebrate the 20th anniversary of their re-amalgamation in 2016, fittingly marked the occasion with their first ever U-21 ‘A’ hurling title – albeit, even if it was the decider of the... read more..

Good start for Galway Ladies Football Team

Last year’s Division 1 League runners-up Galway made a winning start this year as they saw off Monaghan by 3-13 to 2-9.Tracey Leonard claimed the player of the match award after registering 2-6 for the Tribeswomen, with Megan Glynn also netting for the home side at Tuam Stadium.Galway led by 1-12 to 2-6 at 1-6 at half-time and were off to the ideal start when Leonard found the back of the Mo... read more..

Sarsfields bow out to Cushendall

Cushendall had lost all eight previous All-Ireland semi-finals and knew they would need something special to oust a Sarsfields side with a serious pedigree at this level, having become the first side to retain the club hurling title when they won it in 1993 and ’94.But they showed scant regard for reputations yesterday and they held the upper hand from start to finish in Navan yesterday to d... read more..

A bridge too far for Abbeyknockmoy

Former All-Ireland minor medal winner Sean Morrissey fired 1-06 including the decisive, if fortuitous, match-winning goal as Bennettsbridge claimed a historic AIB All-Ireland club intermediate hurling title success, overcoming Abbeyknockmoy by 1-17 to 1-14.The reigning AIB All-Ireland junior champions made light of the step up in grade with back to back successes though did require a lucky 56th mi... read more..

Galway leave it too late against Tyrone

At a wet and windy Pearse Stadium Tyrone collected both points in a game they deserved to win, a lucky goal after 12 minutes of the opening half from Tiernan McCann gave the visitors a lead they never lost. They went in at the break leading by four points 1-6 to 0-5, but it looked a lot worse for Galway after twenty eight minutes when they trailed by 1-6 to 0-2 with Liam Silke and Eamon Branniga read more..

Liam Mellows GAA Club Foundation Course

At a recent Foundation Level Hurling Course held in the Liam Mellows Club House Ballyloughane. ... read more..

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