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The  Senior and Intermediate Football Club Championships kicks off this weekend

Full details of fixtures schedule below

25-05-2019 (Sat)

Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship - Group 1

Moycullen

14:30

Bóthar na Trá-Cnoc na Cathrach

 

V

 

Bearna

 
 

Referee:  Martin Flaherty

Moycullen

16:15

Naomh Mícheál

 

V

 

An Spidéal

 
 

Referee:  Anthony Coyne

Tuam Stadium

19:30

Baile an Mhuilinn

 

V

 

Cill Fhir Iarainn

 
 

Referee:  Richard Mc Nicholas

Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship - Group 2

Kenny Park

17:15

Anach Cuain

 

V

 

Baile Clár na Gaillimhe

 
 

Referee:  Ronan McNulty

Clonbur

17:45

Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir 

 

V

 

Naomh Séamus

 
 

Referee:  Austin O Connell

Kenny Park

19:00

Corafinne

 

V

 

Réalta Thuama

 
 

Referee:  Kieran Quinn

Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship - Group 3

Clonbur

16:00

An Cheathrú Rua

 

V

 

Cathair Lóistreáin

 
 

Referee:  Frank Kinneen

Duggan Park

18:45

An Creagán/Maigh Locha

 

V

 

Muine an Mheá-Mainistir

 
 

Referee:  Gearoid O Conamha

26-05-2019 (Sun)

Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championship - Group 3

Oughterard

12:30

Maigh Cuilinn

 

V

 

Cill Ainnín

 
 

Referee:  James Molloy

                     

 

25-05-2019 (Sat)

Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship - Group A

Annaghdown

15:00

Mícheál Breathnach

 

V

 

Cill Chiorín-Cluain Bhiorain

 
 

Referee:  Thomas Murphy

Ros Muc

19:00

Naomh Feichín, An Clochán 

 

V

 

Uachtar Ard

 
 

Referee:  Brenadan Kinneavy

Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship - Group B

Tuam Stadium

15:45

Cealltrach

 

V

 

Áth Cinn

 
 

Referee:  Tony Keating

Annaghdown

16:45

Cárna-Caiseal

 

V

 

Baile Liam

 
 

Referee:  Ger  Lohan

Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship - Group C

Tuam Stadium

17:45

Cill Chonla

 

V

 

Uarán Mór-Mearaí

 
 

Referee:  Christopher Ryan

Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship - Group D

Duggan Park

17:00

Mionloch

 

V

 

Dún Mhór Mhic Éil

 
 

Referee:  Noel Dempsey

26-05-2019 (Sun)

Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship - Group C

Round 1

Tuam Stadium

12:30

Naomh Gaibréil

 

V

 

Corafinne

 
 

Referee:  Noel Cummins

Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football Championship - Group D

Round 1

An Spidéal

12:30

Seamróga Chortúin

 

V

 

Oileáin Árann

 
 

Referee:  Muiris Mac Gearailt

 

 

 GALWAY 3-11 SLIGO 0-7

By Daragh Small (Media West Ireland) at Markievicz Park

Reigning champions Galway are back in the Connacht final after a 13-point victory over Sligo at Markievicz Park.

Kevin Walsh’s men haven’t won provincial titles back-to-back since 2003 but Liam Silke scored 1-2 from corner back and they are just 70 minutes away from ruling Connacht again. Galway held a narrow 0-5 to 0-3 lead at half-time after they played against the breeze and dominated.

But both sides were mostly erratic when they got their few chances in front of goal. Galway did convert their first two goal chances after half time with Silke and Johnny Heaney on target.

Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh was sent-off and then Martin Farragher rounded things off with a 1-1 haul on his first inter-county appearance for Galway. It was a hectic opening salvo with Sligo captain Niall Murphy and Galway corner back Liam Silke on target inside three minutes, but there wouldn’t be another score for a quarter of an hour.

Corofin’s AIB Club Footballer of the year Kieran Molloy departed with a serious looking injury in the 15th minute when he collided with a combination of Shane Walsh and Sligo’s Paul Kilcoyne.

That was a huge blow for Galway, but the players responded well on the field after the introduction of Gary O’Donnell. Galway scored three points in a row between the 18th and 24th minutes.

Fiontán Ó Curraoin sent over a nice point from the right, Walsh added a free and Michael Daly scored a brilliant effort from another tight angle to put Galway a goal in front.Walsh could have scored the first goal of the game shortly afterwards, but he blazed his shot right and wide of Eamonn Kilgannon’s goal.

Sligo were still in the game despite being dominated and a couple of points from Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch and Kilcoyne reduced the arrears to the minimum on the half-hour mark.Silke doubled his tally with two minutes of normal time remaining and a poor first half finished on a desperate whimper.The second half started as the first had ended and Michael Daly drove two Galway chances wide.

Sligo opened the scoring through Murphy’s second free. Galway’s first point of half arrived through Walsh and he tapped over a free for a 0-7 to 0-4 advantage with seven minutes gone.

Galway ripped Sligo to shreds in the 44th and 45th minute when first Heaney fisted across and Silke tapped into the net. And then Michael Daly’s shot came back off the post and Heaney was there to finish the killer second goal.Murphy continued to take the fight to Galway, and he landed an exquisite score with the outside of his boot in the 50th minute, adding a similar effort two minutes later.

Then Seán Carrabine squeezed in a point from the left and all of a sudden there was just two goals between the teams. But those scores were consolations as Walsh tagged on his third free.Michael Daly scored and substitutes Eamonn Brannigan and Farragher (goal) were on target either side Ó Ceallaigh’s second yellow card.

Scorers for Galway: Liam Silke 1-2, Shane Walsh 0-4 (3fs), Martin Farragher 1-1, Johnny Heaney 1-0, Michael Daly 0-2, Fiontán Ó Curraoin 0-1, Eamonn Brannigan 0-1.

Scorers for Sligo: Niall Murphy 0-4 (2fs), Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch 0-1, Paul Kilcoyne 0-1, Seán Carrabine 0-1.

GALWAY: Bernard Power; Eoghan Kerin, Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh, Liam Silke; Kieran Molloy, Gareth Bradshaw, John Daly; Thomas Flynn, Fiontán Ó Curraoin; Shane Walsh, Michael Daly, Johnny Heaney; Antaine Ó Laoi, Ian Burke, Danny Cummins.

Subs: Gary O’Donnell for Molloy (16), Eamonn Brannigan for Cummins (55), Robert Finnerty for Ó Laoi (61), Cillian McDaid for Heaney (64), Martin Farragher for Burke (66), Johnny Duane for Bradshaw (68).

SLIGO: Eamonn Kilgannon; Peter Laffey, Michael Gordon, Paul McNamara; Adrain McIntyre, Darragh Cummins, Nathan Mullen; Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch, Paul Kilcoyne; Keelan Cawley, Paddy O’Connor, Mikey Gordon; Sean Carrabine, Pat Hughes, Niall Murphy.

Subs: Adrian Marren for Hughes (53), Neil Ewing for Gordon (53), Karl McKenna for Cawley (61), Luke Nicholson for McNamara (66), David Quinn for O’Connor (68).

REFEREE: Ciaran Branagan (Down).

Galway Juniors overcome Sligo to reach Connacht Final

Galway 2-15

Sligo 0-8

 by Bríán Mangan

Last years All Ireland Finalists Galway had a comprehensive victory in to-days Connacht Junior Football Semi Final against Sligo, comfortably cruising to a 2-15 to 0-9 win in Markievicz Park.

The Tribesmen were utterly dominant from the throw in, with Alan Molloy from Corofin a strong solid presence at midfield throughout. When outstanding Galway captain Michael Day raised the green flag in the opening minutes the result looked to be a formality, and so it proved. They led 2-9 to 0-3 at half time, after speedy wing back Padraic O’Donnell from the Aran Islands added to his earlier point with a well taken daisy cutter of a goal coming towards the half time whistle. O’Donnell formed a part of a very strong half back line with Damien Moran and Adrian Ward for Galway who were excellent throughout, defending when needed but also joining the attack all day. The second half was largely bloodless, due to the obvious gap in quality between the teams. Man of the match Sean Denvir kicked 4 for Galway, who will have strong ambitions of going far in this competition on this showing. Sligo to their credit battled hard for the hour, with full forward Darragh Hailstones catching the eye, as well as Stephen Connolly and James Carroll.

Sligo: Lorcan Callaghan, Andy Flynn, Stephen Barrett, John McDonnell, Tony O’Kelly, Lynch, Cathal Mullaney, Eoin Kent, James Carroll, Dillon McDermott, Stephen Connolly, Ciaran O’Connor, Darragh Kilcoyne (0-3, 0-2fs, 0-1 ‘45), Brian Coleman, Darragh Hailstones (0-3, 0-2fs), Ross Taheny. Subs Adrian Cummins, B Tuohy, N Canning (0-1), C McDonagh, B Morahan, D Kilcoyne

Galway: Cormac Haslem, Eddie O’Sullivan, Daniel O’Ruairc, Thomas Rabbitte, Damian Moran (0-1), Adrian Ward, Padraic O’Donnell (1-1), Alan Molloy, Conor Brady, Seán Denvir (0-4), Michael Day (1-3), Thomas Gleeson (0-2), Padraic Éoin Ó Currin, Jonathan Ryan (0-3, 0-1f), Tyler Ó Flaithearta. Subs: C Brennan, G Gibbons (0-1f), McDara Geraghty, K Murphy, M Ó’Conaola, B Rafferty

Galway Juniors Web

The Galway Junior panel prior to the Connacht semi-final win over Sligo

Back row: Padraic Éoin Ó Curraoin, Jonathan Ryan, Enda Concannon, Daniel O’Ruairc, Damian Morrin, Conor Brady, Peter Feeney, Cormac Haslam, Enda Tierney, Thomas Rabbitte, Alan Molloy, Adrian Ward, Ruadhan Ó Currin.

Front row: Thomas Gleeson, McDara Geraghty, Kevin Murphy, Sean Denvir, Gerard Gibbons, Michael Day, Tyler Ó Flaithearta, Eddie O’Sullivan, Padraic O’Donnell, Mike Ó Conaola, Brian Raftery.

Galway face Sligo in the Connacht Senior Football Championship on Sunday 19th May at 3.30pm in Markievicz Park.

Tickets are now on sale from the usual outlets. Full pricing list below. Click the link to buy online:

Buy prior to the Match Day and save €5 on your match ticket! 

https://gaa.tickets.ie/Listing/EventInformation/40010

Ticket Information:
Stand(Unreserved Seating): Pre Purchase: 
€25.00 Match Day €30.00
Terrace(Standing): Pre Purchase: 
€20.00 Match Day €25.00

Juveniles: €5 each

Senior Citizens & Students (Stand & Terrace)

Ticket Information: 

Rebate of €5 will be paid to OAP’s & Students, (with Valid ID cards), at Designated Stiles.

Connacht GAA Junior Football Championship

Sligo V Galway

Throw in: 1pm

Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship

Sligo V Galway

Throw in: 3.30pm

Galway Minor Team to play Roscommon in Dr. Hyde Park on Friday evening in the Connacht Championship, 7.30 pm

1- Donnie Halloran (Cortoon-Shamrocks)

2-Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane)

3-Ruairi King (Clifden)

4-Liam Tevnan (Northern Gaels)

5-Ethan Fiorentini (St Michaels)

6-Darragh Kennedy (Clifden)

7-Daniel McNulty (St James’)

8-James McLoughlin (Maigh Cuilinn)

9-Daniel O’Flaherty (Salthill-Knocknacarra)

10-Alan Naughton (Caltra)

11- Daniel Cox (Maigh Cuilinn)

12-Dylan Brady (Corofin)

13-Nathan Grainger (Claregalway)

14-Tonm Culhane (Salthill-Knocknacarra)

15- Warren Seoige (Leitir Mór)

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