Galway GAA News

Championship win for Beagh

Championship win for Beagh;

The final round of Group games in the County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships will be played on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of September. Beagh had a 2-11 to 1-8 win over Craughwell in the outstanding Round 2 Group game played at Kenny Park, Athenry on Friday evening. The following are the Group 3 fixtures:On Saturday the 13th of September in Group A Sarsfields face Killimordaly at Kenny Park, Athenry at 4.30pm while at the same time at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe Loughrea take on Mullagh.In Group D at Kenny Park at 6.00pm Ardrahan play Carnmore and at Duggan Park at the same time Portumna meet Athenry.On Sunday the 14th in Group C in Kenny Park at 3.30pm its Turloughmore vs Beagh while at the same time in Loughrea Craughwell play Tynagh Abbey/Duniry.In Group B at 5.00pm in Kenny Park, Tommie Larkins play Clarinbridge while at the same time in Killimor, Gort take on Kilnadeema/Leitrim.There are also relegation Group Games scheduled for that weekend. On Saturday the 13th in Loughrea, St Thomas meet Padraig Pearses while on Sunday the 14th…


Ladies Football Development

Ladies Football Development;

The Galway U15 Academy held its last session on Saturday. A special word of thanks to Gemma Lohan, St James Club for organising the pitch and our new referees Gerard Devaney, Ide Nic Dhonncha and Eric Callanan for officiating. Without the help of our coaches, players and clubs who have supported this Academy it would not have been possible. Clubs will be notified soon of the final arrangement for the U13 & U15 Connacht blitz which will take place on the 13th September in the Centre of Excellence, Bekan, Co. Mayo. All Enquires to Maura Conneally 087 831 3764 / County Galway Development Officer


Dublin too good for Galway

Dublin too good for Galway;

Dublin ladies senior footballers are through to a first TG4 All-Ireland final since 2010  and within touching distance of Brendan Martin Cup glory again.For Galway, however, this was a third successive semi-final defeat, as goals from Lindsay Peat and Carla Rowe proved their undoing in the second half.Dublin led by 0-10 to 0-8 at half-time and in the second half at Cusack Park in Mullingar, the Leinster champions managed to turn the screw.Galway had a goal chance early in the second half as Ger Conneally forced a good save from Cliodhna O'Connor and at the other end, in the 40th minute, Peat forced the ball over the line at the second attempt following good work by sub Siobhan Woods.Dublin lost Leah Caffrey to the sin-bin for a yellow card offence but still managed to keep Galway comfortably at arm's length.And when Rowe finished a flowing move in the 49th minute, the Jackies were 2-12 to 0-10 clear and firmly in the driving seat.Despite the best efforts of Annette Clarke and Barbara Hannon, Dublin were simply too good as they set up…


Watch the London Finals Live

Watch the London Finals Live ;

The 2014 London GAA football and hurling finals will be broadcast live on television for the first time ever this coming weekend.Irish TV, a new local and international channel targeting the global Irish diaspora, will broadcast both games on Sky 191, Freeview 400, all free-to-air boxes, and online at irishtv.ieOn Saturday, August 30 the Irish TV cameras will be at The Emerald GAA Grounds in Ruislip for the Ardent Tide Senior Hurling Championship final between Kilburn Gaels and Sean Treacy's. The following day's coverage from Ruislip will feature the Danny Sullivan & Sons Senior Football Championship decider between arch rivals Tír Chonaill Gaels and Fulham Irish. Coverage on both days will commence at 5.00pm


Championship resumes with 'Free' game

Championship resumes with 'Free' game;

The Galway Senior Hurling Championship resumes on Friday evening the 28th August at Kenny Park, Athenry. Craughwell will play Beagh in a refixture of their Group game abandoned earlier due to weather conditions. Admission to this game, which starts at 6.15pm, is free.


Championship Game under lights

Championship Game under lights;

The first Football Championship game played under lights was the Moycullen v Headford Intermediate Football Championship game at Corofin.The Senior Championship is now at Quarter Final stage with the following pairings:   Salthill-Knocknacarra V Milltown Caherlistrane v BearnaCorofin v Mountbellew-MoyloughAnnaghdown v St Michaels The Intermediate championship, three teams are in the semi-finals with the winners of the An Spidéal v Monivea-Abbey to join Athenry, Maigh Cuillin and Killannin. Photo: The lights are switched on at Corofin.


Mulkerrins captures Connacht Title

Mulkerrins captures Connacht Title;

Martin Mulkerrins from Moycullen Handball Club captured the Connacht title over the weekend in Intermediate Singles 60x30. He overcame Mayo's Paul Flynn in the final 21-5 21-12.Martin marches on to the All-Ireland Semi-final next, along with Galway's William Corcoran (Emerald B Masters) and Janet Connaughton (Ladies Junior B). Next weekend are the doubles Connacht finals.Morgan Darcy from Moycullen was unlucky in the Ruby A final while Abbeyknockmoy's Michael Coleman also was beaten in his Golden Masters B game. Full Connacht Final Results involving Galway Players, all singles:Intermediate : Galway Martin Mulkerrins dft v Mayo Paul Flynn 21-5 21-12Junior : Leitrim Martin Raftery dft Galway Kevin Craddock 21-18 21-14Over 35 B: Roscommon Stevie Joyce dft Galway Trevor Hannon 18-21 , 21-4, 21-12Silver Masters B: Sligo Martin Cooney dft Galway Pronsius Maughan - walkover to SligoGolden Masters B: Mayo George Miller dft Galway Michael Coleman 21-5 21-4Emerald Masters B: Galway William Corcoran dft Mayo Columba HolleranRuby Masters A: Mayo John Kenny dft Galway Morgan Darcy 21-17 21-16Ladies Junior B: Galway Janet Connaughton dft Mayo Shona Ruane walkover to Galway One remaining Singles…


Revenge for Kilkenny in Camogie

Revenge for Kilkenny in Camogie;

Kilkenny 4-12 Galway 3-07Kilkenny earned some measure of revenge for their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie final loss to Galway last year by overcoming the champions in this year's semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.Niamh McGrath opened the scoring for Galway after five minutes but it was Kilkenny that got the bit between their teeth.Denise Gaule had the Noresiders level from the next attack and wing-back Elaine Aylward sent over a fine score to put them ahead.Kilkenny were asking a lot of questions of the Galway defence and Mullinavat sharpshooter Michelle Quilty pounced for a goal after 12 minutes to put some daylight between the teams.The advantage soon stretched to six points but Galway remained composed and points from the McGrath sisters, Niamh and Orlaith, looked to have steadied the ship.Kilkenny struck another major blow though when midfielder Ann Dalton ventured forward to rifle a shot beyond Susan Earner with 10 minutes to go in the first half.Aisling Dunphy added a point to put eight between them but Orlaith McGrath breathed life into Galway with a strong a smart finish…


Ladies into All-Ireland Semi-final

Ladies into All-Ireland Semi-final;

Galway 0-17 Monaghan 0-14Galway edged Monaghan in a cracker at St. Brendan's Park in Birr to reach the last four of the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship.A spirited second half display was good enough for Connacht champions Galway as they knocked out last year's beaten All-Ireland finalists.Ten different Galway players were on the scoresheet but it was the Farney girls who started brightly when Ciara McAnespie split the posts after 25 seconds to mark their early intent, before Barbara Hannon squared the game with a well-taken Galway score.Therese McNally/Scott and Cathriona McConnell then gave the Ulster champions a two-point cushion, before they were controversially awarded a penalty on seven minutes when Noelle Connolly was judged to have foot-blocked a shot from McConnell.Galway will feel justice was done when Monaghan keeper Linda Martin's low kick sailed wide to the left of the posts, missing out on a golden chance to go five ahead early on.Caitriona Cormican and Ellen McCarron swapped scores before Niamh Kindlon restored Monaghan's two-point advantage.However a Galway purple patch saw Kevin Reidy's charges turn the game on…


Under 21's fail to Wexford

Under 21's fail to Wexford;

Wexford 1-21 Galway 1-19Wexford are through to their first Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland Under-21 hurling final since 2001 after defeating Galway by two points at Semple Stadium.The Slaneysiders lost last year's semi-final in shock fashion against Antrim but banished the bitter memories of that defeat.The sides were level ten times in front of 6,853 spectators but late scores from Gary Moore and Guiney edged Wexford over the line.Galway's Pádraic Brehony was desperately unlucky to find himself on the losing side, having contributed 1-05 of his 1-06 tally before half-time.The sides were level seven times in that opening half but a purple patch of scoring saw Galway reel off seven points before and after the break.Galway hels a one-point interval lead, 1-14 to 1-13, with a run of four points approaching the break.And when Shane Maloney and Padraic Brehony added points after the restart, Galway had four to spare.But Wexford's responded with a run of five unanswered points to regain the lead.Cathal Mannion levelled matters again and when wing back Adrian Tuohy landed another log range point, Galway were back in…


Galway face Wexford in Under 21

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

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…


Intermediate Quarter-Finals

Intermediate Quarter-Finals;

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'

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

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 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

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

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 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 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 Under 14 Hurling Team defeated by Kilkenny in the Tony Forristal  Tournament Final
Front Row: (left to right) Gordan Duane, Mark Kennedy (Joint Captain), Ryan Flanagan, Jack Glynn, Paul Creaven, Conor Molloy, Darach Fahy, Diarmuid O'Brien, Cillian Lawless, Niall Coen, TJ Brennan, Michael Gallagher (manger) Back Row: (left to right) Noel Morrissey, Fergal Healy, Eoin Caulfield, Sean Joyce, Adam Clarke, Nathan Earner, David Jordan, Caimin Killeen, Enda Egan, Jack Egan, Conor Lee, Simon Thomas, Sean Duffy and Conor Walsh (Joint Captain) Tom Monaghan (Photo: Mike O’Hehir)
Galway Ladies Under 14 Football Team
Connacht Champions 2014
Galway Minor Ladies Football Team
All-Ireland Champions 2014
Moycullen Under 16 Hurling
County Under 16 C Champions
All-Ireland Puc Fada 2014
Tom "Toby" Connors (left) officiating at the Poc Fada Championships in Annaverna, Co. Louth
Duggan Park Ballinasloe
County GAA Chairman, Noel Treacy & Members of the Duggan Park Committee under the first Floodlight mast
Padraig Pearse’s Under 13C Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) James Mitchell, Cain Murphy, Luke Mitchell, Niall Moran, Darragh McCabe, Robert Hynes, Ethan Lally, Ethan Barry, Mark Hennelly, Brian Kelly. Back Row: (left to right) Gabriel Flannery (Mentor), Eoghan Barrett (Mentor), Mike Carr (Manager), Cathal Kitt, Geordan Kenny, Oisin Flannery, Dean Reilly (Captain), Eoghan McCabe(man of the match), Shane Hynes, Jack Barrett, Declan Moran (Mentor) and Des McCabe( Mentor)

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