Galway GAA News
Galway face Wexford in Under 21;
Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Semi-FinalGalway v Wexford, Thurles, 6pm (Live on TG4) Galway play an All-Ireland semi-final in the U21 grade, in their first outing of the year in the competition, at Thurles on Saturday. All-Ireland minor champions in 2011, beating Dublin by 1-21 to 1-12 in the final, the Galway side will hope for telling contributions from Pádraic Brehony, Jason Flynn, Jonathan Glynn and Paul Killeen. All four are now established senior players and will be key members of Johnnie Kelly's side in Thurles, along with Éanna Burke from St Thomas' and Cathal Mannion. Given the strength they have in their panel, it is little wonder that the bookmakers have them as slight favourites ahead of the game.
Press Release- Alan Mulholland;
Alan Mulholland has decided not to exercise his option of another year as Galway Senior Football Manager for 2015. Alan has informed the County GAA Board that due to work and family commitments he will be unable to continue in his role as Senior Manager for the coming season. Alan’s contribution to Galway Football over the years has been both distinguished and significant. As a player, Alan had a distinguished career with both his Club and his County. He won a Senior County Club Football Championship medal with his Club Salthill-Knocknacarra in 1990. At County level, he won an All-Ireland Football medal in 1986 and two Senior Connacht Football Championship medals in 1987 and 1995. Alan also represented Ireland in the International Compromise Rules series in 1990. As Manager since 2004, Alan has been in charge of U16, U18, U21 and Galway Senior Teams. During this time, he guided Galway to win the All-Ireland Minor Football Final in 2007 and the All-Ireland U21 Football Final in 2011. Alan was appointed Manager of the Galway Senior Football Team in 2011 and…
The Intermediate football championship has reached the Quarter Final stage with four games on this week-end, starting on Saturday in Kenny Park Killannin meet Ballinasloe at 5.00, in the opening rounds Killannin beat Claregalway by 0-14 to 1-10 and Glenamaddy by 1-13 to 0-6 while Ballinasloe lost their opening game to Monivea-Abbey by 0-12 to 1-12 but bounced back with wins over Oughterard 1-11 to 0-13 and Glenamaddy by 3-11 to 0-6, on the scoring front Simon Keller is Ballinasloe top marksman with 2-9 from three games while the Sweeney twins have shot six points each for two games. On Sunday we have three games Athenry play Corofin in Kenny Park at noon, Athenry beat Maigh Cuillin in round one by 2-8 to 1-10 and Monivea-Abbey by 2-17 to 1-16 while Corofin had wins over Williamstown 0-16 to 1-8 and Claregalway by 1-10 to 0-12 and lost to An Spideal by two points 4-9 to 4-11. Cathal Fahy is Athenry's top marksman with 3-7 from two outing while Colm O'Donovan has scored 3-15 from three games. In Annaghdown on Sunday…
Climb Croagh Patrick 'challenge';
Kilconieron GAA Club are currently organising a sponsored 'Climb of Croagh Patrick' in conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project. The climb will take place on Saturday 30th August 2014. In an effort to make it a day to remember, we are reaching out to all the GAA clubs in Galway to seek their support for this venture. There are two targets, we hope to achieve: 1. We would like to have over 500 people climbing on the day. Many people say they would like to climb Croagh Patrick but had never got around to it. If you are one of them maybe this can be an opportunity not to be missed. 2. We are also trying to have every GAA club in Galway represented at the top of the mountain on the day. It would be a unique occasion and we are hoping that every GAA club in Galway will be able to send one or more representatives togged out in their club jersey to climb with us on the day. Any support you could give us will be…
Extra time heartache for U16 Girls;
GALWAY 4-13 DUBIN 6-12 The Galway U 16 girls had one leg in the All-Ireland final only to run out of steam in extra time after an epic battle with Dublin at Moate. The girls from the west were always chasing the game despite playing some good football especially in the 1st half but the 4 Dublin goals had them under pressure all the time. Dublin were a goal to 2 points up when Hannah O' Neill found the back of the net in the 11th minute to increase their lead. Claire Dunleavy fisted a point for Galway and this was followed by a point from Niamh Carty 3 minutes later. Laura Hession pulled off a fantastic save in the 26th minute but Dublin's Kate Huggard attempt at a point in the 28th minute just dropped short and ended up in the back of the net.Galway needed a goal quickly and Leanne Coen had the ball in the back of the net after a fantastic run. Another O'Neill goal in the last minute of the half left the H-T score…
Limerick too strong for Minors;
LIMERICK 1-27 GALWAY 2-9Limerick avenged their defeat to Galway in last year's All-Ireland MHC semi-final with an east victory over the same opponents at Croke Park in the semi-final on Sunday. The Treaty County were by far the better side at Headquarters, and they were extremely impressive in everything they did, finishing up with a brilliant tally of 1-27. All six of the Limerick forwards scored from play in a stirring all-round attacking display, but the star of the show was Na Piarsaigh midfielder Ronan Lynch, who clipped over 0-13 from frees and open play to further identify himself as one of the premier young talents in the game at present. Limerick's win was never in any doubt as they led from start to finish, and they can now look forward to an All-Ireland final against Kilkenny on September 7. The Treaty County led 0-6 to 0-1 after a blistering start, with Tom Morrissey and Lynch among their early scorers. However, Conor Whelan's first goal, after eight minutes, brought Galway back into contention. Limerick reacted brilliantly to the goal though,…
Ladies All-Ireland Title for Minors;
GALWAY minor ladies footballers completed the notable achievement of back-to-back All-Ireland title wins when seeing off a determined Cork challenge in a thrill-a-minute decider in Birr. Following on from their success over Dublin in 2013, the young Tribeswomen continued their dominance at this grade with another superb victory – but they had it all to do to shackle a Cork side that put them to the pin of their collar, particularly in the opening period.Indeed, three Cork goals in that time would have rocked a lesser team but the defending champions showed great resolve to respond to those setbacks and, as the game progressed, they just got stronger and stronger.Certainly, on this evidence, the future looks bright for the game in Galway.Galway:S. Burke; S. Hynes (0-1), E. Gavin, M. Joyce; K. Dowd, N. Ward (0-2), O. Murphy; M. Glynn, M. Heneghan; O. Divilly (1-5, 0-4 frees), L. Ward (0-3), S. Gavin; E. Reaney (0-6), A. Joyce (0-1), K. Carter. Subs: C. Ní Churraoín (2-1) for Carter (HT), E. Glynn for Murphy (45 mins.), C. Burke (0-2) for Gavin (50 mins.).Cork:M.…
Football Championship Draws;
Senior Premlininary Quarter-Finals A-NUIG v Bearna B- Tuam Star's v Caherlistrane C-Salthill-Knocknacarra v Ml Breathnach Quarter-Finals C winners v Milltown B winners V A winners Corofin v Mountbellew-Moylough St Michaels v Annaghdown Senior Relegation Premliniary Round A-Cortoon-Shamrocks v St James B-Caltra v Killererin Relegation B losers v Kilkerrin-Clonberne Menlough v Kilconly Leitir Mór v 'A' losers An Chreathru Rua v Carna Caiseal Intermediate Quarter Finals Killannin v Ballinasloe An Spideal v Monivea-Abbey or St Brendans Athenry v Corofin Headford v Maigh Cuillin North GPC Junior A Championship Prel-Quarter Finals Athenry v Annaghdown Caherlistrane v Mountbellew-Moylough Losers Group Cortoon-Shamrocks v Monivea-Abbey Dunmore McHales v Glenamaddy-Glinsk
Headford win Cahill Cup;
Headford 3-10 Athenry 0-12In the Cahill Cup Intermediate Football Final at Pearse Stadium the winners Headford got off to a perfect start and were 1-1 ahead after five minutes. But Athenry battled back and were on level terms at the break 1-5 to 0-8. Headford regained the lead early in the second half and goals by Reece O'Toole and Sean Meeneghan ended Athenry's challenge. Niall Meeneghan presented with the Cahill Cup by Football Comittee Chairman Tadgh O'Conghaile. Headford Cahill Cup Winners: Back Row: (left to right) Tom Flynn Manager, Ger Lee Selector, Owen Carey, Padraic Walsh, Niall Cunningham, Ronan Higgins, Eoin McHugh, Shane Walsh, Ronan Browne, Darren Moran, Daniel Garvey, James O' Brien, Fintan Joyce, Kevin Lee Selector. Front Row: (left to right) Eric Flynn, Michael Day, Niall Cunningham, Neill Walsh, Niall Meenaghan, Eric Flynn, Kevin Carey, Patrick Joyce, Alan Meenaghan, Justin Ryan, andSean Meenaghan,
Galway win Ted Webb U16;
Galway 1-18 Roscommon 1-7Galway (County) under 16 football team won the annual competition for the Ted Web Memorial Cup defeating Roscommon in the final at the Connacht GAA Centre. They had already defeated Leitrim ans Sligo and this team was managed by Killererin's Tommy Joyce. President of the Connacht GAA Council Frank Burke presents the Ted Webb Cup to Galway captain Ryan Forde The Galway Under 16 (County) Team - Back Row: (left to right) Des Sheeran (team management), Dara Reynolds (Kilconly), Shane Mannion (Tuam Stars), Mike Lyons (Ballinasloe), Chris Fahy (Kilkerrin-Clonberne), Oisín McGann (Kilkerrin-Clonberne), Nigel Kerr (Annaghdown), Mark Dolan (Glenamaddy-Glinsk), Billy Mannion (Mountbellew-Moylough), Shane Coleman (St Brendan's), Cien D'Arcy (Caherlistrane), John Daly (Mountbellew-Moylough), Ronan Griffin (Mountbellew-Moylough), Brian Monaghan (Menlough), James Foley (Mountbellew-Moylough, Jason Tannian (team management). Front Row: (left to right) Tommie Joyce (team manager), Lee Kenny (Monivea-Abbey), Lorcan Molloy (Menlough), Andrew Hughes (Killererin), Conor Dolan (Craughwell), Adam Quirke (Annaghdown), Ryan Forde, captain (Annaghdown), John McHugh (Corofin), Cormac Heslin (Glenamaddy-Glinsk), Ml. Heneghan (Glenamaddy-Glinsk), Ian O'Brien (Clarinbridge), Seán Miland (Mountbellew-Moylough), Padraic Geraghty (Glenamaddy-Glinsk).
Galway U16's claim Title;
GALWAY 2-10 ROSCOMMON 1-08 Galway Under 16 girls football team claimed the Connacht title in Charlestown but were made fight all the way by a determined Roscommon side. The Rossie's with the wind in the 1st half but it was Galway that started the better and were 2 points up inside 3 mins with points from Riona Ni Fhlatharta and Leane Coen. Galway lost Bronagh Quinn thru injury in the 9th minute and Roscommon were in front by the 12th min when the livley no 10 Meaveen Green begged 1-02 without replay. Infact the Galway goal led a charmed life for the next 10 mins as Roscommon increased the pressure. Laura Hession pulled off a fantastic save in the Galway goal in the 12 minute and 3 mins later Roscommon's Katie Daly struck the crossbar. Daly and Green increased the Roscommon lead before Ni Flatherty hit the back of the net for Galway in the 23rd min. Eimear O Kane followed with a point but Roscommon closed the half with 2 points from Niamh Feeney to leave the half time…
CLGFC Gaeltach 7’s ar siúl;
Bhí lá iontach peile agus spraoi ag Spórtlann Bhaile Chláir na Gaillimhe Dé Domhnaigh seo caite, áit a raibh CLGFC Gaeltach 7's ar siúl Ba mhaith linn buíochas a ghlacadh le TG4 as ocht na duaiseanna a thug said dúinn, Comhairle Chonnacht faoi é a eagrú agus Cumann Bhaile Chláir na Gaillimhe a chur an áit ar fáil dúinn Torthaí Comórtas Sinsear: Bhuail Baile Chláir na Gaillimhe an Fhairce Comórtas Sóisir: Bhuail Bearna Maigh Cuilinn Comhghairdeas leis na foireann uilig a ghlac páirt: Bearna, An Cheathrú Rua, Baile Chláir na Gaillimhe 1, Baile Chláir na Gaillimhe 2, An Fhairce, Micheál Breathnach, Na Phiarsaigh, agus Naomh Anna Leitir Moir. There was a wonderful day of football and fun in Claregalway GAA Grounds as CLGFC Gaeltacht 7's took place Sunday. We would like to thank TG4 for the beautiful prizes, Connacht Council for organising the event and to the Claregalway club for hosting it. Results: Senior Competition: Claregalway defeated Clonbur Junior Competition: Barna defeated Moycullen Well done to all the teams that participated namely - Barna, An Cheathrú Rua, Claregalway 1, Claregalway…
Minors to play Limerick in Semi;
Galway 2-20 Antrim 0-9At Kingspan Breffni Park, Galway took their time to get going but eventually coasted to a 17-point win over Antrim.Mattie Murphy's charges hit 1-2, including a Jarlath Mannion goal in the 28th minute, just before the break to lead by 1-9 to 0-6 at half-time and they eased to a big win in a one-sided second half, Jack Grealish grabbing their second major 11 minutes from the end.Galway will now face Munster champions Limerick in the All-Ireland semi-final, a repeat of last year's encounter, which Galway won after extra-time in Croke Park. It now looks like the game will be played on Sunday 17th August at 1.30pm in Croke Park.Galway: Gearóid Lougnane, Declan Cronin, Oisín Coyle, Stephen Roche, Richard Doyle, Jamie Holland, Ronan Bellew, Daniel Nevin, Ronan Kilkelly, Conor Whelan, David Mangan, Séan Linnane, Jarlath Mannion, Brian Burke, Conor Shaughnessy.
Early wides cost Galway;
Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10Kerry overcame Galway in an open, entertaining and high-scoring All-Ireland Football Championship quarter-final at Croke Park.James O'Donoghue's brilliant goal helped Kerry to a 1-05 to 0-00 lead, but a spectacular solo goal by Thomas Flynn dragged Galway back, and they trailed by 1-08 to 1-03 at the break.Michael Lundy netted Galway's second goal on 42 minutes, but Kerry were able to pull away, thanks to the finishing power of O'Donoghue (1-05) and Paul Geaney (0-04).It was a delight to watch the skill and artistry of two of the game's most exciting attackers, Kerry's O'Donoghue and Galway starlet Shane Walsh, who finished with 0-5 and kicked a couple of delightful scores from play.Kerry suffered a blow after just four minutes, when Bryan Sheehan was forced out of action by injury, but his absence was scarcely felt by a Kingdom side that raced into a seven-point lead inside the opening 13 minutes.Galway enjoyed an early spell of dominance, but their finishing was off-cue, and five wides in the opening seven minutes told a frustrating story.The Munster champions, on the…
Craughwell win McInerney Cup;
At the presentation of the Niall McInerney Connacht Under 16 Hurling Cup to Craughwell team captain Niall Horan were Hurling Committee Chairman Joe Byrne, County Board Chairman Noel Treacy, Niall Horan and Coaching & Games Development Officer Gerry Larkin.
Galway Girls win U14 All-Ireland;
GALWAY 6-12 WATERFORD 5-08Galway Girls claim U 14 All- Ireland after classic encounter with WaterfordThe scoreline might say different but this was a very tight affair between both counties. Only in injury time of the 2nd half was when Galway eventully pulled away from their opponents. The girls from the west started brightly when Chloe Miskell tapped over their first point shortly after the throw in. Waterford responded quickly with a point from Kaiesha Tobin but Galway were in front again when Rebecca Conway pointed after Ailish Morrissey shot came back off the crossbar.This was the last time Galway had the lead until the closing stages as Waterford and in particular their no 14 Kaiesha Tobin hit a purple patch in the 8th minute. Niamh Coleman minjudged the flight of the ball and the Waterford full forward gained posession and hit the back of the net. A minute later the same player was pulled down in the box and she steped up to drive the penalty home. Annie Fitzgerald pointed a minute later as Galway suddenly found themselves 6 points…
Handball Championships 2014;
The 60x30 season is underway in Galway with the championship kicking off last weekend. The overall number of entries have increased this year with some good representatives from all the clubs. All games are taking place in Williamson and Loughrea. Thanks to both clubs for hosting the games.The Intermediate is a good mix of youth and experience with Martin Mulkerrins, Ollie Conway and Alan Tierney all going for top honours. Players from Baile Liam (Williamstown) dominate the Junior A field with Declan Connaugton a strong favourite. Junior B will have a great tussel between the upcoming Aaron Kilboy and the experienced Danile Connaughton.The Junior C entries have increased this year and there are players from allmost all clubs taking part making it difficult to predict.Representatives in other categories include Prionsais Maughan (Silver Masters B ), Michael Coleman (Golden Masters) Jimmy Connaugton and MArtin Ward (Emerald Masters A), Pierce Lalor and William Corcorcan (Emerald Masters B) and Morgan Darcy (Ruby Masters). Galway 60x30 championship Results 23/7/2014 Junior A doubles Semi-final:Daniel Connaughton & John Warddefeated Shane Conneely & Trevor Hannon 21-15 21-18[other…
Galway head for Croke Park;
Galway 4-17 Tipperary 4-12 Galway will be in Croke Park for a quarter final clash against Kerry for the first time since 2008, when both sides battled against the elements that saw the Kingdom win by 1-21 to 1-16, in Tullamore yesterday it was a 'Goal Rush' as both sides shot four each ,the winners had to withstand a late Tipp fight back after having the game done and dusted and will have to tighten up in defence for the next outing but in saying that they are where want to be in August in the last eight. In a slow opening Galway goals from Fiontán O'Curraoin and Thomas Flynn just before the break set the game alight, Paul Conroy, Michael Martin and Danny Cummins had Galway's opening points that saw the teams level three time in the opening quarter, and when Cummins and Michael Lundy scored a goal each after the break it looked game over but late goals from Brian Fox, Brian Mulvihall, Colin O'Riordan and a late penalty from Conor Sweeney but it was to little to…
Buíochas - An Spidéal;
Ba mhaith le Cumann an Spidéal buíochas a ghlacadh le Sinéad Burke Captaen Sinsear na mBan agus Barbara Hannon as ocht theacht agus seisiún a dhéanamh le na cailiní. Bhain siad an-taitheamh as an trathóna. Guíonn na cailiní agus Cumann an Spidéal gach rath ar fhoireann na Gaillimhe sna cluichí atá amach rompu. Gaillimhe abú!!
Shattered Galway bow out of Hurling Championship;
Tipperary 3.25 Galway 4-13Tipperary came from six points down to defeat Galway by nine in a quite remarkable All-Ireland SHC qualifier at Semple Stadium.With 51 minutes on the watch, the hosts trailed by 1-15 to 4-12 in front of 18,467 spectators in Thurles.But a sensational final 20 minutes saw Eamon O'Shea's rejuvenated charges outscore Galway by 2-10 to 0-1.Seamus Callanan scored bagged two goals during that sensational scoring blitz and finished the game with 3-8 to his name.Galway full-forward Johnny Glynn wreaked havoc on Maher and scored two second half goals to put the Westerners in the driving seat.Galway arrived on the back of a Leinster SHC semi-final replay defeat to Kilkenny a week ago.￼When the dust settled, Tipperary had secured a first championship victory since the Munster final of 2012 – and Eamon O'Shea could finally taste a win as boss.But it was Galway who got off to a dream start when Jason Flynn took a pass from that man Glynn to net in the fourth minute.Tipp responded in kind through Callanan with less than 13 minutes on the…
National GAA News
Camogie: An Interview with Lorraine Ryan
Retaining a title is notoriously difficult. History shows us that you can multiply the odds significantly when it comes to a breakthrough team replicating their success in the following campaign.
Previews: All-Ireland Camogie Semi-Finals
Previews to this weekend's Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie semi-finals.
Team News: Same again for Mayo
James Horan has named an unchanged Mayo team for Sunday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry.
Minor Preview: Kerry v Mayo, Sunday, 1.30pm
In this age of complex qualifier systems in both the All-Ireland Senior and Minor championships, it's extremely rare to get the same pairings at the semi-final stage in both grades.
Weekend Guide and Previews
With three games left in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and just the final left in hurling, the season is reaching a fascinating climax.
TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Championship Previews
The TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football Championship continues this weekend with action in all three grades with the last two senior and intermediate championship quarter-finals.