Monthly Archive

November 2017

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..

Galway Minor and Under 21 dual star heads down under

Cillian McDaid one of Galway's best dual underage players in recent years is off to Australia and set to become the Carlton Blues' latest Irish recruit.The Monivea/Abbey youngster, who scored 1-1 from wing back in the Tribesmen's All-Ireland Under 21 Football Final defeat to Dublin earlier this year, will fly out to Melbourne to sign a two-year international rookie contract with the Aussie Rules read more..

Galway County GAA Convention - Elections for four positions on Board

The Nominations have been announced for the Galway County GAA Board for 2018. There will be elections for the position of Vice Chairman, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Development officer. The elections will take place on the 11th of December in the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Going for the post of Vice Chairman will be Kenneth Fox of Moycullen, Kevin Clancy of Oughterard, Mary Judge of Caherlis... read more..

Clare stop Galway's bid to retain AIG Fenway Hurling Classic 11's Cup

A superb display by Peter Duggan helped Clare capture the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic at Fenway Park by 50 points to 33. He finished with a tally of 27 points as Clare, having defeated Tipperary by 50-45 in the semi-final, found that another half century of points was enough to claim the crown. Galway rallied after half-time to set up the prospect of a tight finish but Duggan’s goal touch read more..

Gort - Junior Colleges Hurling Champions

Gerry Flynn presenting the Connacht Junior Post Primary Schools Cup to Gort Community Schools joint captains Padraic Murphy and Jason O'Donoghue with Ciaran Byrnes Chairperson Connacht Post Primary Schools. read more..

Jason Donoghue receiving then 'Player of the Match Award'

Jason Dohoghue receiving then 'Player of the Match Award' from NUIG's Michael O'Connor (Sponsors) after Gort Community School's win over Presentation College Athenry in the Connacht Junior Hurling Final played at Pearse Stadium.  read more..

Five goal Reaney stars for Galway Ladies in All-Ireland Under 21Final victory

Emma Reaney bagged an incredible individual haul of 5-2 as Galway were crowned Aisling McGing All-Ireland U21 ladies football champions for the very first time.The rampant Tribeswomen saw off the challenge of neighbours and Connacht rivals Mayo by a whopping 35 points at St Croan’s GAA club in Roscommon.This was third time lucky for Galway, who lost previous finals in 2016 and 2013.There w read more..

Liam Mellows into County Senior Hurling Final - after 47 year wait

Liam Mellows are through to their first Galway Senior Hurling Championship Final since 1970 after edging out Cappataggle by 0-13 to 1-9 at Kenny Park Athenry in the semi-final.The winners had to withstand a strong second half fightback by Cappataggle after taking a 0-7 to 0-3 lead into the break.A goal by Jarlath Mannion brought his side back into the game and going into added time ‘Mellow read more..

Gort win replay with Craughwell to reach County Senior Hurling Final

In the replay of a Senior Hurling Championship, at Kenny Park Athenry, Gort were the winners against Craughwell by 1-17 to 1-15 and will now play Liam Mellows in the County Final at Pearse Stadium on Sunday 3rd December.   read more..

At the end of the road - Paul Byrnes' Book

Imagine preparing for the biggest game of your life. Imagine the blood, sweat and years that go into such. Imagine the dressing room beforehand. Imagine playing with the best against the best. Imagine the roar of the crowd. Imagine winning. It must be the greatest feeling in the world. But what about when it’s over and you step off the stage? Imagine that. You’re no longer a player. Yo... read more..

Late Daithi Burke goal seals win for Corofin in extra time against St. Brigid's

Ultimately, a tense Tuam Stadium thriller was decided by the intervention of three time Hurling All Star Daithi Burke’s goal. An absorbing encounter dripping with drama certainly went the distance, but Burke supplied the decisive blow in extra-time. While St Brigid’s contributed handsomely in an action packed tussle, Corofin just had a bit of extra guile to set-up an intriguing Con read more..

Australia win first International Rules Series Test 63 to 53 in Adelaide

Ireland suffered a disappointing defeat against a Nat Fyfe inspired Australia in Adelaide. Australia produced a competent display and will bring a 10 point lead into next Saturday's Second Test in Perth. Despite a remarkable performance from Conor McManus, who contributed seven overs and four behinds, Ireland only managed to rattle the Australian net once during the contest. A string of good read more..

A Season of Sunday's 2017

Now in its twenty-first year of publication, A Season of Sundays 2017 embraces the very heart and soul of Ireland's national games as captured by the award winning team of photographers at Sportsfile. With text by Alan Milton, it is a treasured record of the 2017 GAA season to be savoured and enjoyed by players, spectators and enthusiasts everywhere. (Please note the book will be launched on Dec read more..

17 G Sam

Here are the official distributors appointed in Galway so far : 1. Gort : Gort Educational World Tel : 091 648957 2.Kilcolgan : Kerrigan's Londis Tel : 091 776996 3. Oranmore : McHugh's Spar Tel : 091- 388626 4. Kiltullagh : Duane's Daybreak Tel : 091-848019 5. Barna : Clarke's Super Valu Tel : 091- 596507 6. Carrowbrown : Ballindooley Stores Tel : 091 753174 7 read more..

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