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Salthill/Knocknacarra's Finian Hanley retires from inter county football

Former Galway Captain Finian Hanley has announced his retirement from inter county football.The Salthill/Knocknacarra Club man burst on the scene in 2005 when he won the first of three Connacht Medals following his key role in helping Galway win the All-Ireland Under 21 Title when they beat Down in the final.Hanley also tasted All-Ireland club glory when playing a key role guiding Salthill-Knock read more..

Galway Captain David Burke with display of Cups at medal presentation function

Galway's victorious captain David Burke with cups won by Galway in 2017 (Photo: Joe Keane) read more..

Galway Club Hurling All-Stars 2017

The 2017 Senior and Intermediate Club All Star Hurling Teams of the Year Sponsored by McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty is as follows:Senior Club Team 2017 - 1 Kenneth Walsh Liam Mellows, 2 Gerard O’ Halloran Craughwell, 3 Sean Morrissey Liam Mellows, 4 Declan Cronin Cappataggle, 5 Paul Claffey Cappataggle, 6 David Collins Liam Mellows, 7 Adrian Cullinane Craughwell, 8 Aidan H read more..

Magic Sports Moment award for Joe Canning

At the Irish Independent Awards Galway hurler Joe Canning received the award for Magic Sports Moment for his part in the Tribesmen’s victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi Final. read more..

Michael Meehan has announced his retirement from Inter County Football

Michael attended the famous St. Jarlath's College in Tuam, playing in three consecutive Hogan Cups in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Although they lost the 2000 semi-final to St. Patrick's Navan and the 2001 final to the same opponents they were unstoppable in 2002 to claim their 12th title with a 3–13 to 0–06 victory against St. Michael's Enniskillen. He was an inspirational figure at full-f read more..

Galway 'Minor Hurling Player of the Year' Award Presentation

Galway Minor Hurler of the Year Darren Morrissey receives his trophy from Galway team manager Jeffrey Lynskey. read more..

Galway's All-Ireland winning Minor Hurling Team presented with their medals

The All-Ireland winning Galway Minor Hurling team were presented with their All-Ireland Medals at a presentation banquet in the Lough Rea Hotel. The ‘minor player of the year award’ went to captain Darren Morrissey while also honoured were former All-Ireland Minor winning captains and managers. Back Row: (left to right) Dara Conneely, Simon Thomas, Eamon Hickey, David Jordan, Mark read more..

Galway Supporters Club in Boston

Peter Murray and Martin Faherty of the Galway Supporters Club in Boston presenting a cheque for the players training fund to the Galway senior team managers, Micheal Donoghue and Kevin Walsh. read more..

Conor Cooney is Leinster Hurler of the Year

Galway’s Conor Cooney is presented with the Leinster Hurler of the Year ‘Pearse Medal’ by the provincial chairman Jim Bolger. read more..

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Micheál Donoghue - Manager of the Year

Galway’s All-Ireland winning hurling manager Micheál Donoghue has seen off serious competition to scoop the Philips Lighting Sports Manager of the Year award.Micheál was at the helm as the Tribesmen landed their first Liam MacCarthy title in 29 years by defeating Watreford at Croke Park, and was honoured at a gala event in Dublin.The 12 monthly award winners were in contentio read more..

Michael Burke elected Treasurer of the Galway County Board

Kinvara's Michael Burke was elected Treasurer of the Galway County Board at the Annual Convention in Loughrea. He defeated the outgoing treasurer John McGann by 132 to 106 votes. In the only other contest Tommy Kelly defeated Michael Ryder for the position of Development Officer. The 2018 County Board will be as follows: CATHAOIRLEACH: Pat Kearney (Kilbeacanty)LEAS-CATHAOIRLEACH: Kenneth Fox ( read more..

'Bertie Coleman Award' presented to Tom Cunningham

At the Coiste Peil na nÓg AGM Tom Cunningham was presented with the 'Bertie Coelman Award' for 2017. Photo: (left to right) Larry Lohan P.R.O., Caroline Mannion Juvenile Secretary of Mountbellew/Moylough GAA Club, Tom Cunningham and Liam Challoner sponsor of 'player of the match awards' during th year. Other awards were presented as follows: Club of the Year: Salthill/Knocknacarra, S read more..

Third Level - Sigerson & Fitzgibbon Cup Draws for 2018

The Electric Ireland Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup draws took place at Croke Park.Fitzgibbon Cup teams representatives, from left, David Reidy of LIT, Patrick Curran of DCU Dochas Eirann, Nicky Cleere of Garda College, Cian Salmon of NUIG, Michael Breen of UCC, Lorcan Lyons of UL, Mark Fanning of WIT, and Colin Dunford of Institute of Technology Carlow, in attendance at the Launch and Draw at Croke ... read more..

A Season of Sundays 2017

Tom Brennan, from Clarinbridge, and his fellow Galway supporters celebrate with the Liam MacCarthy Cup following the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final at Croke Park. One of many outstanding photographs in Sportsfile's "A Season of Sundays 2017" which is now on sale. read more..

County Hurling Final 'Man of the Match'

Liam Mellow's Adrian Morrissey is presented with the 'man of th match award' following the County Senior Hurling Final at Pearse Stadium by Nigel Canavan of th Salthill Hotel (sponsors) read more..

Baireoiri na Gaillimhe Presentation Night

Galway's David Burke with former Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain Jimmy Finn at the Baireoiri na Gaillimhe Presentation Night to honour former Galway hurlers from 1950 to 1965. read more..

Under 21 B West Football title for An Cheathrú Rua.

Padraic Mac Donnacha, Chairman West GPC, presenting the Under 21 B Football Cup to Colin Ó Dómhnaill, captain of the An Cheathrú Rua. read more..

West Board Under 21 A Football Title for Salthill/Knocknacarra

Fr. Joe Keogh and Mairtain Ó Curraoin presenting (on behalf of the sponsors, Keogh Accountancy Group) the West Board Under 21 A Football Cup to William Finnerty, captain of the Salthill/Knocknacarra Team. read more..

New Hurling Competition to be known as Joe McDonagh Cup

The GAA can confirm that the new Tier II hurling competition created at the recent Special Congress will take on the name Corn Seosamh Mhic Dhonnacha (The Joe McDonagh Cup). The competition, which will be contested for the first time in 2018, has been established to facilitate those counties striving to compete at Liam MacCarthy Cup level. Former GAA President Joe McDonagh was one of the most read more..

Ballygar players celebrating their County Under 21 C Hurling Final victory

Ballygar players celebrating their County Under 21 C Hurling Final victory. read more..

Ballygar win County Under 21 C Hurling Final

Michael Larkin chairman of the Galway Hurling Committee presenting the County Under 21 C Hurling Cup to Ballygar's captain Conor Healy. Photo: Mike O'Hehir. read more..

Corofin retain Connacht title after extra-time at Tuam Stadium

When Corofin and Castlebar Mitchels clash out west drama is inevitable and this match dripped with intrigue.On a grim, grey afternoon it was Corofin, who stayed the distance at Tuam Stadium securing a stirring win over a wonderfully spirited Castlebar Mitchels.The Mayo standard bearers reeled off the last five points in normal time, but when the action resumed Corofin’s emerging talent del read more..

Sylane Junior Hurling Captains

Sylane’s Kevin Moran and Paul Burke are presented with the Junior A Cup by John Fahey, Secretary of the Galway Hurling Committee. read more..

Sylane Man of the Match celebrating with family and friends

Sylane's Gary O'Neill, Gullane's Hotel, Ballinasloe Man of the Match, with family and supporters after the Junior Final. read more..

Galway GAA Annual 2017

The 2017 Galway GAA Annual has hit the shops. Compiled and edited by Galway GAA PRO Seamus Finnerty, the bumper 104-page publication reflects on another action-packed year of Gaelic Games the county with photos and articles covering all the main events over the past 12 months, including Galway’s historic All-Ireland minor and senior hurling final successes.   read more..

Press Release: Cyril Donnellan retires from Inter-County Hurling

Cyril Donnellan (CLG Padraig Pearses) has announced his retirement from Inter-County Hurling after ten years of sterling service.Cyril played his first game for the Galway Senior Hurlers in 2008 and in 35 Championship appearances scored 6-33. With the County he won 2 Lenister Senior Hurling Championship titles, 2 National Leagues and ends his days in the Maroon and White Jersey having reached hu read more..

Hurlers on their way to Fenway Park (2)

Galway v Dublin in Fenway Hurling Classic - Sunday 19th November TG4 Colm Callanan of Galway poses ahead of the AIG Super 11's Fenway Classic Semi-Final matches in Boston, MA, USA. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile Games will be broadcast on TG4 on November 19th with Dublin v Galway in the first semi-final followed by Clare v Tipperary in the second semi-final. ... read more..

Health and Wellbeing

The Galway GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee that attended a Seminar in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa (left to right) Ciaran Lynch, Aoife Lane, Iggy Clarke, Mickey Harte Tyrone Manager, Justin Campbell, Gerry Fahy, Katie Kilbane, Ruth Mulkerrins and Ciara Mooney (see more) read more..

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