Monthly Archive

July 2016

Tipperary with surprising ease end footballers All-Ireland dream

Tipperary's All-Ireland title dream remains alive after a famous quarter-final success over Galway at Croke Park, their first ever, secured thanks to a couple of thrilling cameo performances from Michael Quinlivan and Conor Sweeney.Quinlivan's first-half goal got Tipp on their way and Sweeney weighed in with two more after the break to ensure a remarkable win over the Connacht champions.Tipp are t... read more..

All-Ireland Poc Fada

Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan competing in the M Donnelly All-Ireland Poc Fada in the Annaverna Mountains, Ravensdale, Co Louth. The competition was won by James McInerney (Clare) read more..

Galway Minor Football side overcome Laois to reach Semi-Final

The old adage of goals win games was never more apt than at O’Connor Park in Tullamore as Galway eased past Laois in their All Ireland minor football championship quarter-final. Laois controlled the vast majority of kickouts and enjoyed plenty of primary possession, they created far more chances, both for points and goals, but they simply couldn’t match the clinical finishing of the G... read more..

Free-to-air campaign as Tuam singer demands access for all viewers

A Campagin has commenced in Tuam to ensure that all GAA matches are ‘freetoair’ following the failure to transmit the recently replayed Connacht footballfinal.Musicians, politicians and footballers, past and present, are behind the campaign to ensure that all football and hurling matches are readily available and not subscription-based.At the Connacht football final replay in Castlebar... read more..

Galway march into All-Ireland Camogie Semi-Final

Galway deployed the afterburners in the second half to repel Kilkenny in Freshford and book a direct berth in the semi-finals of the Liberty Insurance Senior camogie championship. This was a repeat of the National League final won by Kilkenny and the Noresiders had marginally the better of a very tight opening period, at the end of which they led by 0-4 to 0-3, with Denise Gaule providing three o... read more..

New Official GAA Timing Sponsor

New Official GAA Timing Sponsor Damien Comer has been one of Galway’s stars on their march to the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final against Tipperary.Damien was in Croke Park for the announcement that Eirgrid have become the Official GAA Timing Sponsor. read more..

Claregalway are the County Under 16 A Football Champions

Claregalway won the county Under 16 Football Final with 2-10 to 1-7 when they overcame Glenamaddy-Glinsk at Tuam Stadium. ... read more..

Cathal Mannion

Galway star Cathal Mannion with Alanna Fahy and Aoife Collins from Carnmore in Kenny Park at the hurling day organised by Centra.... read more..

Daithi Burke named as hurling 'Player of the Week'

Daithi Burke named as hurling 'Player of the Week' on gaa.ie Galway defender Daithi Burke has been crowned GAA.ie's Hurler of the Week for his outstanding performance in last Sunday's All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Final win over Clare. For his Man of the Match heroics he was awarded with 39 per cent of the votes cast on the the GAA's official Twitter (@officialgaa), Facebook, and Insta read more..

Ticket information for Football Quarterfinals at Croke Park

The ticketing details for the Football Triple Header at Croke Park this Sunday 31st July, have been published. Galway will play Tipperary, who defeated Derry last weekend, at 4:00pm. All-Ireland Minor Championship Quarter Final - Páirc an Chrócaigh• 12.00pm - Kerry v DerryAll-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Finals - Páirc an Chrócaigh• 2.00pm - Kerry v Cl... read more..

Joe Keane's (Hurling PRO) Flicker Photographs

Check out Joe Keane's brilliant photographs from the Galway v Clare All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarterfinal and Galway footballers Connacht Championship victory. Click Here Joe Keane's (Hurling PRO) Flicker Photographs... read more..

Under 16 Hurling Man-of-the-Match Award Winners

Ballygar captain Simon Thomas receives the County Under 16 Hurling Cup from Juvenile Hurling Chairman Padraic Lohan and was also awarded the man-of-the-match-award. Other Under 16 Hurling Championship man-of-the match awards, presented by Tom Monaghan of Ocean Hygene, went to Ardrahan's Darrac Fahy, Ballinasloe's Ronan Parker, Sylane's Keelan Creaven, Kinvara's Conaill Larrissey, Liam Mellow's Dar... read more..

Media Release - Matters from meeting of GAA Central Council

A uniform policy on the use of scoreboard clocks was agreed at Saturday’s meeting. of Central Council. Most venues allow the clock to run until the referee sounds the half-time or full-time whistle, while some stop the clock when the 35 minute or 70 minute mark has been reached. It was agreed that, in future, the clock will run until the referee blows the half-time or full-time whistle. Med... read more..

Galway storm into All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final against Tipperary

Galway stormed into the All-Ireland hurling semi-finals for the second successive year with a comprehensive win that pulled up the drawbridge on Clare’s latest campaign to rediscover their 2013 Camelot. Final score Galway 2-17 Clare 0-17. From the moment of Conor Cooney’s 15th-minute goal, the winners never lost the lead and never looked back. They were more effective in attack and ga... read more..

Galway ease past Antrim in MHC Quarter-Final

Evan Niland scored 1-7 as defending All-Ireland minor hurling champions Galway enjoyed an easy quarter-final win over Antrim at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday.Galway had the wind in the first half and scored seven points in a row inside 10 minutes to open up a massive cushion they comfortably held on to for the rest of the game.Jack Canning scored three points from play in a three-minute burst ... read more..

GAA President unveils plaque in honour of predecessor

GAA President Aogan O Fearghail unveils a plaque in honour of Peter J. Kelly, former President of the GAA (1889-1895) at Kilnadeema/Leitrim GAA Grounds. Attending the plaque unveiling in memory of Peter J. Kelly, are John Broderick, Kilnadeema-Leitrim Club Chairman, Michael Larkin, Galway Hurling Committee Chairman, John Geraghty, Kil-nadeema-Leitrim, Secretary Aogan O Fearghail, President of read more..

Ballygar claim historic first ever County Under 16 A Hurling Title

 Click Here for Tuam Herald match report by Darren Kelly Ballygar Under 16 players are celebrating their first ever County Under 16A Hurling Title victory. At Duggan Park Ballinasloe, under the guidance of team manager Tom Thomas and Brian Healy this was a fitting reward for the dedication and perseverance of club officials and mentors over many years. Inspired by their captain and man-of-th read more..

Clinical Galway win Connacht Football Final Replay

Sit up and take notice, was the Galway message and it was delivered in clinical style.Doubts will be cast on the merits of this victory given the tame level of resistance offered by Roscommon, but one need only refer to Galway’s second most recent performance in Castlebar and the ending of Mayo’s provincial reign to realise that Kevin Walsh is building a pretty formidable outfit out we... read more..

Galway Minors retain Connacht Title at Pearse Stadium

A Desmond Conneely 45th minute goal not only saw Galway retain their Connacht minor crown with victory over Mayo at Pearse Stadium but also secured the Tribesmen their first back-to-back provincial title wins at this grade in over a decade.From pillar to post, Galway led this one and when Conneely struck for that magnificent goal on the three-quarter mark, following great industry from Ern&aacut read more..

Roscommon strike late to earn Draw in Connacht Final

Galway 0-13 Roscommon 1-10Donie Smith with a late pointed free for the visitors set up a Connacht Final replay next weekend as the scores were tied at a wet and windy Pearse Stadium today. Galway who were ahead by two points with three minutes remaining were caught by a Cathal Cregg point and the late Smith score. Conditions were poor with rain and wind blowing in from the Atlantic all afternoon ... read more..

Galway Captain Gary O'Donnell talks to Cian O'Connell

  O'Donnell: 'You realise that you’ve nothing to lose' By Cian O’Connell Galway eyes were smiling again. Captain Gary O’Donnell, a cousin of the adored Ja Fallon, cut a satisfied figure as heroes from his youth spilled on to the Elverys MacHale Park. A first Connacht Championship win over Mayo since 2008 ensured Galway football folk felt good about themselves again.&nb read more..

Connacht Final preview -by Billy Coss

FOR a county of Galway's standing in the Gaelic football world, eight years seem like an eternity to wait for a provincial title, but it's a record the current generation will have the opportunity to right on Sunday afternoon when Roscommon arrive at Pearse Stadium for a Connacht SFC final that's captured the imagination of the local sporting public (throw-in 2 pm). Connacht GAA estimate a crowd ... read more..

Galway and Mayo set for Minor final showdown

  By Billy Coss (Sports Editor Tuam Herald) IT MAY be an early start for punters who plan to take in Sunday's curtain-raiser at Pearse Stadium but it should prove worthwhile as Galway and Mayo meet in what has the ingredients to be an attractive Connacht Minor Football Championship final (throw-in 12 pm). Galway's ten-point semi-final win over Roscommon was almost as one-sided it was une read more..

Kevin Walsh is encouraged by the progress Galway are making

Walsh: 'Systems and structures have to be right for sustainabilityBy Cian O’Connell On the eve of Galway Festival season in mid July culture continues to be widely discussed and debated, but the footballers are keen to plant a maroon and white flag on the western summit again. What matters to manager Kevin Walsh is ensuring the ‘culture’ and ‘environment’ are in plac... read more..

Galway fail to Kilkenny in Leinster Final

Kilkenny surged to a 71st GAA Leinster hurling title - their third in a row - after a second half display that left Galway trailing in their wake, their promising opening 35 minutes overhauled and out-scored by 1-16 to 0-9. Final score Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22. The bravura recovery led by Richie Hogan, back from injury and so energised that he helped himself to five points from play despite on read more..

Menlough win Intermediate clash in Tuam

Menlough 1-11   Monivea-Abbey 0-8 At Tuam Stadium on Saturday evening  Menlough had six points to spare over Monivea-Abbey in  round two   (winners group) of the Intermediate football championship, leading at the break by 1-6 to 0-4 the winners were never really tested in part two . Colm O’Brien opened the scoring for the winners with a point after two minutes... read more..

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