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With round 2 of the senior football championship completed this weekend there is a certain pattern beginning to emerge as we look across the three groups and look foward to round three in seven or eight weeks.

Only three of the eighteen teams have full points and also three teams are still pointless while two teams are one point and eight on two while two are on three so its a mixed bag of stats.

Group 1 Mountbellew-Moylough have full points after beating Monivea-Abbey and Caherlistrane while the next four teams Killannin, An Chreathrú Rua, Maigh Cuilinn and Monivea-Abbey are on two points with Caherlistrane at the bottom on zero points

In round three Killannin play Caherlistrane, Monivea-Abbey v An Chreathrú Rua and Maigh Cuilinn play Mountbellew-Moylough

Group 2 Corofin and Claregalway lead the group on full points followed by Tuam Stars and St James’s on two points each  and this is the only group where two teams are pointless  Annaghdown and Leitir Móir share that unwanted honour

In round three Claregalway play St James’, Tuam Stars v Leitir Móir and Corofin meet Annaghdown

Group 3-City sides St Michaels and Salthill-Knocknacarra are in pole position with three points each while An Spidéal and Bearna are a point behind on two with Milltown and Killererin on a point each

Round three fixtures An Spidéal play Killererin, Bearna v Milltown and a city battle between Salthill-Knocknacarra and St Michael’s

Galway Minor footballers booked a place the Connacht final in Tuam Stadium last evening by beating Leitrim where they will meet Sligo or Mayo on July 7th, Sligo beat Roscommon last evening by 2-15 to 4-7. Galway had a facile victory over Leitrim 5-26 to 1-6 and the visitors opening score did not arrive until the 29th minute of the opening half, The hosts lead at the break by 1-12 to 0-2 with Walthan Grainger scoring the goal on the 23rd minute, the second half  followed the same pattern as the first and Grainger, McGrath and Ó Seoighe were amomg the goal scorers.Tomo Culhane scored 1-9 including six frees 

 

 

 

Senior Football Club Championship Round 2

Round two  of the Claregalway Hotel sponsored Football championship starts this (Friday) evening in Corofin at 8.00 when Annaghdown and Tuam Stars will battle it out to try and recover from round one defeats, Annaghdown went down to neighbours Claregalway by 3-11 to 0-12 while the ‘Stars’ lost by four to Corofin 0-13 to 1-14. Also in Group 2 this weekend   Tuam Stadium is the venue  on Saturday when Corofin and St James’ clash at 6.45 both winners from the opening round when the city side had a 3-14 to 0-8 win over Leitir Móir and Claregalway play in Pearse Stadium on Sunday at 2.45 against Leitir Móir.

Group 1- The opening round was keenly contested with Salthill-Knocknacarra and Bearna sharing the spoils on a scores on a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-8 while St Michaels had two points to spare over An Spidéal 1-9 to 0-10 while in the game  Milltown edged out Killererin by a point 4-10 to 3-13.

Pearse Stadium is the venue on Saturday at 5.30 for Bearna and St Michaels and on Sunday in Tuam Stadium at 3.30 Salthill-Knocknacarra meet Killererin while Milltown and An Spideal meet at the Salthill venue 4.30.

Group 3- The opening round saw Maigh Cuilinn win by a point against Killannin 4-6 to 1-14 while Mountbellew-Moylough have seven points to spare against Monivea-Abbey 1-12 to 1-5, An Cheathrú Rua  were also the winning mood beat Caherlistrane by a goal 2-7 to 1-7.

This weekend Maigh Cuilinn and Monivea-Abbey play in Tuam Stadium on Saturday at 5.00 and the same venue hosts the clash of Mountbellew-Moylough and Caherlistrane on Sunday at 3.30, Killannin play Cheathrú Rua also Saturday on Pearse Stadium at 7.15

Tom Dillon (pictured above with fellow clubmen Padraig and Cathal Mannion with the Liam McCarthy Cup in 2017) was left cornerback on the Galway team who won the 1956 All-Ireland Senior football final when they beat Cork by 2-13 to 3-7 and was at the time of his passing president of Ahascragh/Fohenagh GAA Club.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 

In an interview with Galway Bay FM Ollie Turner in 2015, Tom spoke about the importance of Galway’s victory in 1956

https://youtu.be/SB50MdgdzgI

 

Galway Senior Football Team All Ireland Champions 1956

Tom is in the back row, 8th from L to R.

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The Galway Under -20 winning  panel pictured prior the  the game against Dublin in Ballinasloe on Saturday

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Kevin Clancy Football Secretary presents the John Kerins Cup to  Conor Campbell and Sean Mulkerrins 

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