Monthly Archive

January 2017

Connacht AIB Club Camogie Player of the year Orla McGrath

Connacht AIB Club Camogie 'Player of the Year Award' for Sarsfields Orla McGrath Connacht AIB Club Camogie Player of the year Orla McGrath from Sarsfields, Ulster's Aoife Ní Chaiside from Slaughtneil, Munster's Eimear McDonnell from Burgess and Leinster's Shelly Farrell from Thomastown. AIB sponsor to both the GAA and Camogie Club Championships honoured the players at the annual AIB Provin... read more..

Galway Ladies topple rivals Mayo in League opener

Cora Staunton scored 1-08 but couldn’t prevent defeat for Mayo against Connacht rivals Galway on the opening day of the Lidl Ladies National Football League campaign.Roisin Leonard scored 2-04 for Galway as they ran out 2-08 to 1-10 winners in Swinford, as Mayo’s returning trio of Staunton, Martha Carter and Yvonne Byrne were all drafted into the starting line-up.At half-time, Galway read more..

Galway retain Connacht FBD Football League Title

Goals from Cillian McDaid and Danny Cummins ensured Galway retained the Connacht FBD League title.Ultimately a lively encounter at Kiltoom was shaded by Galway, who will be content with the form of newcomers Cillian McDaid and Barry McHugh in attack before their Allianz Football League games.Roscommon were bright initially with Ultan Harney effective in a targetman full forward role enabling his c... read more..

Ahascragh/Fohenagh into All-Ireland Final with win against Lismore

Ahascragh/Fohenagh will contest the All-Ireland intermediate club decider following their 1-17 to 0-13 win over fancied Lismore at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. read more..

Galway Football Presentation of the 2016 Connacht Minor Medals (Photographs: Enda Noone)

At the presentation of Connacht Medals to the Galway Minor Football team were Sean Mulkerrin, (Oileain Arann), Desmond Conneely, (Moycullen, Minor Captain), Stephen Joyce, (Galway Team Manager) and Finian O Laoi, (An Spideal). Attending the Presentation of Connacht Championship Medals to the 2016 Galway Minor Football Team at the Claregalway Hotel, (from left), Cein Darcy, (Caherlistrane), Ja read more..

Sarsfields through to Camogie Club Final but Cappataggle bow out

Galway Camogie champions Sarsfields continued their dream championship run all the way to an All-Ireland Club Final in Croke Park after a dramatic 0-8 to 0-7 win over Thomastown yesterday.The victory came after a farcical sequence of events that first saw the original venue Birr deemed unplayable by ground staff 90 minutes before throw in despite the referee passing it fit for play, then the gam read more..

Presentation to Bernadette Keane - retiring Galway GAA Administrator

Presentation to Bernadette Keane - retiring Galway GAA Administrator To mark her retirement as Galway GAA Administrator the County Hurling Committee made a special presentation to Bernadette Keane at the All-Stars Function - making the presentation is Michael Larkin Chairman of the Hurling Committee and County Board Chairman Pat Kearney. read more..

GAA's Healthy Club Provincial Roadshow

The GAA is delighted to launch the next stage of its Healthy Clubs Project (HCP) – and are encouraging more GAA clubs get involved to support communities in pursuit of better physical, social, and mental wellbeing. Clubs can learn more at the GAA Healthy Club Roadshows – see dates and venues below.60 clubs – at least one in each county – are currently engaged in Phase 2 of ... read more..

Galway renew rivalry with Kilkenny in Walsh Cup Hurling Final

Following their win over IT Carlow in the semi-final Galway will now take on Kilkenny in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Final at Nowlan Park next Sunday with a 2pm throw in. Admission will be €10 for adults; €5 for students/pensioners and under 16's free. Both Ardan de Gras and Ardan Breathnach will be open for this game. All proceeds go to the Leinster Players hardship fund. Galway cruise ... read more..

Galway advance to Walsh Cup Semi-Final

Galway secured their place in the semi-finals of the Walsh Cup with a 1-19 to 0-16 victory over Laois at Rathowney.Joe Cooney's first-half goal proved decisive as the Tribesmen enjoyed a six-point victory.Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup Results:Group 1Galway 1-19 Laois 0-16Group 2Kilkenny 4-18 Westmeath 0-18Antrim 6-17 DCU 1-22Group 3Offaly 2-22 Kildare 2-20The pairings for next weekend's Bord Na Mona Wals... read more..

Athenry Juvenile 'Players of the Year Awards" for Hurling & Football

Athenry Juvenile 'Players of the Year Awards" for Hurling & Football Athenry 'Juvenile Players of the Year Award' winners Eoin Caulfield (Hurling)​ and Morgan Leggett (Football) with Juvenile​ Club​ Chairman Robert Ruane (Center) and Galway players Shane Walsh and Thomas Flynn at the presentation f​unction in the Athenry Community Center. ... read more..

Club Hurling All-Stars and Presentation Night

Galway Senior & Intermediate CLUB ALL STARS Hurling Teams of the Year 2016 will be presented in McCarthy’s Kilbeacanty on this Friday Jan 20th, 2017. The Minor, Under 21 and Niall Donoghue Senior Players of the Year will also be announced as will the Josie Gallagher Award. The referees who refereed County Finals will also receive presentations. Start Time is 7.30pm. read more..

New GAA Senior Hurling Championship Sponsor - Bord Gais

Bord Gáis Energy has signed a three-year deal with the GAA to become a sponsor of the All-Ireland senior hurling championship. The company has also sponsored the U-21 hurling championship since 2009. The deal was announced at Croke Park, where GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaill said the organisation "hope to further build on what is already an excellent partne read more..

Draw Junior Football Championship 2017

Draw for the next Round of the Junior Championship is as follows:North GPC:Winners Group:Corofin v Mountbellew/MoyloughSt. Gabriels v Kilkerrin/ClonberneLosers Group:Milltown v Tuam StarsCaherlistrane v AnnaghdownWest GPC:Winners Group:Clonbur v RenvyleSt. Michaels v Salthill/KnocknacarraLosers Group:Micheál Breathnach v Leitir MórClaregalway v Maigh CuilinnDraw for the Third R read more..

Galway far too strong for Leitrim in FBD League

Promising Galway under 21 player Cillian McDaid rifled two goals for Kevin Walsh's team, who cruised to a surprisingly emphatic win over Leitrim at Ballinamore.Galway made a flying start scoring three goals in the opening six minutes. Danny Cummins, Cillian McDaid, and Paul Conroy all rattled the Galway net as the Tribesmen accumulated a 3-14 to 0-4 half-time lead.McDaid and Sean Armstrong decor read more..

Galway far too strong for Leitrim in FBD League

Promising Galway under 21 player Cillian McDaid rifled two goals for Kevin Walsh's team, who cruised to a surprisingly emphatic win over Leitrim at Ballinamore.Galway made a flying start scoring three goals in the opening six minutes. Danny Cummins, Cillian McDaid, and Paul Conroy all rattled the Galway net as the Tribesmen accumulated a 3-14 to 0-4 half-time lead.McDaid and Sean Armstrong decorat... read more..

Gort GAA Club has launched it's 2017 Annual Lotto ticket.

Gort GAA Club has launched it's 2017 Annual Lotto Ticket. The €100 contribution will give you entry into the Lotto draw for a period of 12 months - starting in February and ending on the last draw in January 2018. If you buy an annual ticket you will receive entry for 52 weeks which means you get two weeks free, you will never miss a chance to win the Lotto jackpot throughout the year - it w... read more..

Galway prevail in the snow against NUIG at Duggan Park

Sean McInerney's late goal sealed Galway's win over NUIG at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe.Galway trailed by six points at the break, but dominated the second period with Davy Glennon, Dan Nevin, and McInerney prominent.Backed by the wind in the opening period NUIG established a 0-11 to 0-5 interval advantage. Gerry Hennelly fired over four first half points, including three frees.Conor Cleary was als... read more..

Islanders make football history - Inishbofin duo make Galway debuts

Michael Day (left) and Ruairi Lavelle from Inishbofin who both made their senior debuts for Galway against Sligo in the FBD League  Photo: MEDIA WEST   In a week when the GAA clubs of Ireland stood up to be counted, the small Galway island of Inishbofin had a double reason for celebration after two of their own made the breakthrough at senior intercounty level.Goalkeeper Ruairi Lavel read more..

Heart always close to home - the late Vincent Walsh returns to Derrybrien

Dusk was enfolding evening and 2016 was dropping into the New Year as the family and many friends of Vincent Walsh gathered at his burial in his beloved Derrybrien on the slopes of Sliabh Aughty.Former Galway County GAA Chairman, Noel Treacy, summed things up when he described Vincent's passing as a huge loss to County Galway. “Vincent was a mainstay of County Galway in Dublin, a welcoming v... read more..

Walsh Cup Hurling win for youthful Galway side at Ballinasloe

A youthful Galway outfit were far too strong for DIT securing a comfortable 1-30 to 0-12 win in Ballinasloe.With Thomas Monaghan, Brian Molloy, and Davy Glennon effective in attack Galway dominated throughout.Micheal Donoghue’s charges led by 0-18 to 0-8 at the break as Monaghan, Molloy, and Glennon combined to score 11 points between them.Ahead by 0-10 to 0-6 after 23 minutes Galway then st... read more..

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