Monthly Archive

February 2017

Impressive Galway Footballers power past Clare at Pearse Stadium

Galway’s quietly effective start to the Allianz League continued at Pearse Stadium with Kevin Walsh’s improving team eking out another solid and satisfactory win. Dominant for vast chunks of the first half, Galway, missing the injured Damien Comer, absorbed a gutsy Clare effort in the third quarter before confidently closing out the deal. Clare, without talisman Gary Brennan, struggl... read more..

Galway/Liam Mellows Hurling Motion withdrawn at GAA Congress

The Galway Motion regarding the counties participation of all their county hurling teams in the Leinster Hurling Championships was withdrawn at the GAA Congress. Uachtarán Chumann Luthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail has commended Pat Kearney for withdrawing the motion and assured him the situation facing Galway and Ulster hurling counties will be addressed going forward. (Photo ... read more..

Poor finish cost Galway valuable League points against Wexford

When referee Cathal McAllister blasted the full-time whistle Conor McDonald sped towards Davy Fitzgerald on the sideline. This was a statement Wexford win worth celebrating as the Model County are generating belief and momentum. Most importantly of all, though, they are acquiring a winning habit too with a resilient display provided in demanding conditions in Salthill. Galway, who had introduce... read more..

Carrickshock easily overcome Ahascragh/Fohenagh to take Intermediate hurling title

Favourites Carrickshock produced a dynamic display to win the All Ireland Intermediate Championship at Croke Park. Carrickshock dominated the first half accumulating a commanding 1-6 to 0-2 interval lead. Jamie Power's 23rd minute goal was a crucial score for Carrickshock, who were firmly in command against Ahascragh-Fohenagh. The Galway and Connacht champions only registered two first half scor... read more..

Presentation College Athenry Junior A Team Connacht Champions

Presentation College Athenry Junior A  team that defeated St Brigids Loughrea  3-9 to 1-4 in the Connacht PPS Junior Final played in Ballindereen. Back Row: (left to right) Fiona Page (manager), Caoimhe Allen, Tara Stephens, Sarah McCartin, Lauren Butler, Katie Diviney, Saoirse Gilligan, SandraGreaney, Hannah Finn, Kaci Moran, Lisa Coleman, Kate Moran. Middle Row: ( read more..

Supermac's Under 16's get free entry

Galway footballers Damien Comer, Seán Denvir, Danny Cummins, Declan Kyne and David Wynne with Supermac's Úna McDonagh at the launch of the Supermac's Sponsorship of Galway GAA for 2017. Supermac's sponsors Galway football, hurling, camogie and ladies football at all inter-county levels.  read more..

Launch of Galway v Tipperary in Allianz League Final

In attendance at the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final Preview in Croke Park are, from left, Galway's Aidan Harte, Damien O'Neill, Head of Marketing, Allianz Ireland, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail and Tipperary's Noel McGrath. This year, Allianz celebrates 25 years of sponsoring the Allianz Leagues. Visit www.allianz.ie for more information read more..

Galway ease past Offaly in opening Allianz League game

Galway’s push for immediate promotion back to the top flight is up and running after easing their way to a 26 points win over Offaly in Tullamore.Kevin Ryan’s men needed a good start with the strong wind behind them, but Jason Flynn hit 1-2 for the Tribesmen in the first six minutes.That helped Galway pulled away and by half-time they led by 4-9 to 1-8 with wind advantage to come.Offal... read more..

Galway's second half display overpowers Fermanagh at Brewster Park

Damien Comer hit 1-2 in the second half as Galway produced a strong second half to overpower Fermanagh at Brewster Park. The visitors trailed by 0-7 to 0-3 at half time, Fermanagh worthy leaders despite the early loss of skipper Eoin Donnelly to a black card. The bitterly cold wind probably should have favoured Fermanagh in the second half, but was all Galway after Comer gave the perfect start read more..

Connacht Colleges Hurling Title for St. Bridgets Loughrea

St Brigid’s College Loughrea Senior A Team that defeated Presentation College Athenry 1-12 to 0- 14 in the Connacht Post Primary Schools A Final at Pearse Stadium. Pictured above are the St Brigid’s College squad and management.Front Row: (left to right) Sean Connolly, Johnny Coen, Ronnie Galvin, Evan Ryan, Dylan Shaughnessy, Sean Fallon, Conor Molloy, Damien M... read more..

Galway Hurling & Football Championship Draws 2017

County Hurling Championship Draws 2017 Senior A (Group 1) Senior A (Group 2) Senior B (Group 1) Senior B (Group 2) CraughwellLoughreaLiam MellowsTommy LarkinsCappataggleMullagh Padraig Pearses PortumnaSarsfieldsGortTurloughmoreSt. Thomas' CarnmoreBeaghArdrahanTynagh/Abbey-DuniryCastlegarClarinbridge  MoycullenAthenryKillimordalyAhascragh/FohenaghKilnadeeman/Leitri... read more..

Journey with Gerry

Gerry Commins was living a normal life when on March 16, 2016 his whole world changed forever. On that evening he was involved in an accident, whilst working in a voluntary capacity for his local community in Bawnmore Claregalway. It resulted in Gerry sustaining a life changing injury and he is now confined to a wheelchair. Life as Gerry knew it, was no more.Months of recup read more..

Pieta House Fundraiser

Pieta House Fundraiser at Galway Hurling GamesThe ‘Charity Chariot’ – the maroon and white clad BMW that will attend every one of Galway hurlers’ competitive fixtures throughout 2017 to raise money for Pieta House. Charioteers with main car sponsors Padraic and Breda Cawley. The Charity Chariot will be officially launched at Cawley's Bar this Saturday evening read more..

Donegal Ladies grab the League points with late scores at Tuam Stadium

At Tuam Stadium, Donegal made it two wins from two in the Ladies Football National League as ace forward Geraldine McLaughlin stepped up to the plate with two late scores to earn a 2-10 to 1-12 victory over Galway. The Tribeswomen were ahead for the first time in the game in stoppage-time, but after McLaughlin claimed the equaliser, she popped up with a dramatic winner for Donegal, who are thriv read more..

Supermac's Galway sponsorship launch

Galway's Emer Flaherty (Ladies Football), David Burke (Hurling), Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s, Gary O Donnell (Football) and Heather Cooney (Camogie) at the launch of the 28th year of Supermac’s sponsorship of Galway GAA Teams To celebrate the announcement of Supermac’s continued support of Galway GAA, passes will be made available to all the county’s juvenile/U16 supporte read more..

Walsh Cup title for Kilkenny despite late Galway rally

Despite a late Galway rally, Kilkenny were still able to claim victory at Nowlan Park. Richie Hogan's 0-11 haul was influential for Kilkenny, who lead by 0-13 to 0-10 at the interval. Galway battled after the restart, but Hogan was accurate throughout for the 2016 All Ireland finalists. Jason Flynn, Shane Maloney, and Joseph Cooney struck scores for Galway, but Kilkenny, with Kieran Joyce impr read more..

Galway grab a draw in hectic finish at Pearse Stadium

A wild and exciting final quarter culminated with the spoils being divided following a splendid last gasp point by Galway substitute Cathal Sweeney.In a game that featured several eye catching cameos from replacements, Cork, boosted by the introduction of Colm O’Neill, who struck five second half points, led by two late on.Galway, though, remained calm as Under 21 player Cillian McDaid and read more..

College hurling and football colleagues and their rivals to honour Joe McDonagh

The late Joe McDonagh’s association with Gaelic Games in UCG (now NUIG) will be celebrated at his alma mater when the final stages of the Fitzgibbon Cup are held in Galway on February 24/25  While in college, Joe played for the UCG football and hurling teams, winning a Freshers Hurling medal in 1972 and featuring in several Sigerson and Fitzgibbon campaigns.  In ’72 and a read more..

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