Johnny Coen of Galway and Diarmuid Byrnes of Limerick at the Galway and Limerick Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Round 5 Media Event at Loughrea. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Shane Walsh of Galway in action against Ronan Shanahan of Kerry during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 4 match between Kerry and Galway at Austin Stack Park in Kerry. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile


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Gearóid McInerney of Galway in action against Conal Keaney of Dublin during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Round 4 match at Parnell Park. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile


Presentation College Athenry won the Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A Hurling Title for the 9th time in the school’s history when defeating Gort Community School on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-08. They now go on to play the All-Ireland Semi Final on the 19th March against either Midleton CBS or Kilkenny CBS.
Photo: Presentation College Athenry captain Conor Walsh receives the 'John Ryan Cup' from Conacht PPS Chairman Eamonn Veale following the Final. Photo: Joe Keane


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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 respected figures within the GAA.

A former All-Ireland winning hurler and All-Star, with a deep love for the Irish language and culture, he served in a variety of administrative positions in the GAA both before and after his tenure as President (1997-2000). He was also a keen supporter of the growth of Gaelic games overseas.

He died in May 2016.

The decision to honour the former President was confirmed at last weekend’s meeting of Central Council and the new competition will involve Carlow, Laois, Meath, Westmeath, Kerry and Antrim in 2018 and will run from May until early July.