Galway GAA News
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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;
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.
National GAA News
Team News: Dublin unchanged for semi-final
Dublin have named an unchanged team for Sunday's All-Ireland football semi-final clash with Donegal at Croke Park.
Weekend Fixtures Guide and Previews
Two All-Ireland semi-finals in less than 24 hours, including a replay between Kerry and Mayo and a hugely-anticipated rematch, three years in the making, between Dublin and Donegal.
Camogie Preview: Wexford v Cork
Una Leacy's last minute goal was Wexford's saving grace last week and has afforded Helena Jacob's side another chance at reaching the All Ireland decider on September 14th.
Team News: Same again for Mayo
Mayo have named their team for Saturday's All-Ireland Football semi-final replay clash with Kerry at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick (5pm).
Dublin-Donegal Semi-Finals Sold Out
The GAA can confirm that Sunday's GAA Football All-Ireland Championship semi-finals between Dublin and Donegal are a complete sell out. There will be no further sale of tickets.
TG4 Ladies Football semi-finals previews
Will Dublin progress to a first TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final since 2010 or can Galway end a nine-year wait?