Monthly Archive

December 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..

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