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Galway Football & Hurling Managers;

At it's monthly meeting on Monday 29th September the Galway County GAA Committee unanimously endorsed the following recommendations of the County Management Committee:Mr. Kevin Walsh is appointed as Galway Senior Football manager for three years with an annual review. Mr. Anthony Cunningham is reappointed as the Galway Senior Hurling manager for two years with an annual review

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Senior Hurling semi-finals draw

Senior Hurling semi-finals draw;

  The draws for this year's Salthill Hotel County Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals are as follows: Craughwell v Portumna Gort v winners of Ardrahan v Turloughmore (replay) The semi-finals will be played on Sunday 12th October 2014 All-Ireland club champions Portumna scored an unanswered 1-1 in the dying minutes to run out 2-15 to 1-17 winners over Loughrea in their SHC quarter-final clash at Kenny Park, Athenry. They will now face Craughwell, 0-19 to 1-13 winners over Tommy Larkins, in the county semi-final in a fortnight's time. The other side of the draw has pitted Gort, who comprehensively defeated Killimordaly 3-11 to 0-11 in their quarter-final, against Ardrahan or Turloughmore in the other SHC semi-final. The teams drew their quarter-final after Ardrahan hit five unanswered points late on to leave the final score Ardrahan 0-18 Turloughmroe 1-15.  

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Barna & St. Michael's must meet again

Barna & St. Michael's must meet again;

St Michael's and Barna must do it all again after the sides finished level at 0-12 apiece in the county football championship semi-final on Sunday. Leading 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time at Tuam Stadium, St Michael's controlled the contest for long periods but a late Barna rally saw Pat Fallon's side dramatically take the lead through a DD Flaherty point seven minutes into stoppage time. However, St Michael's, who were led throughout by man of the match Frank Daly, duly responded and a minute later Greg Rogan kicked the equaliser to send what was an intriguing county semi-final clash to a replay.Reigning champions Corofin are now overwhelming favourites at 1/16 on to retain their county crown having brushed aside the meek challenge of Milltown – 4-14 to 0-2 – in a disappointing curtain-raiser at Tuam Stadium on Sunday. The champions led 0-6 to 0-1 at half-time and subsequently put the issue to bed as early as the 43rd minute when Liam Silke netted Corofin's first goal to put them into a commanding 1-12 to 0-1 lead. Further goals from Michael…

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Press Release

Press Release;

The Galway Football and Hurling Managers Selection Committees have completed their interviews and have submitted their recommendations to the Galway GAA Management Committee.These recommendations were endorsed, unanimously, by the Galway GAA Management Committee last night, Thursday 25th September 2014.The names of the two Candidates and their Selectors will now be put before the Clubs of the County for ratification, at the County Committee Meeting on Monday next, 29th September 2014.

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Hurling Championship quarter-finals

Hurling Championship quarter-finals;

Stephen Glennon's verdict on the Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals in the Connacht Tribune SATURDAYArdrahan v Turloughmore (Kenny Park, Athenry 3.00pm)An extremely difficult one to call underlined by the bookmakers odds which have marked up both sides at 'evens'. Ardrahan, though, still feel they left it behind them at this very stage of the competition last year when leading Portumna heading into injury-time. SUNDAYCraughwell v Tommy Larkins (Loughrea, 1.00pm)Despite having a numerical advantage for 55 minutes, it wasn't until the last 10 minutes that Craughwell pulled away from 14-man Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry to qualify for the last eight. Fergal Healy, who scored seven points (four from placed balls) in that 3-18 to 0-19 win last weekend, and Adrian Cullinane who shone in defence, remain the go-to men in a well-balance team that would be expected to – just about – account for Tommy Larkins.Gort v Killimordaly (Kenny Park, Athenry 3.00pm)Killimordaly have earned huge respect for what they have achieved to date but Gort have increasingly been building a great deal of momentum as the summer has progressed.Portumna v Loughrea (Kenny Park, Athenry 4:30pm)This…

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Football Championship Semi-Finals

Football Championship Semi-Finals;

County Senior Football Champions Corofin will be the focus of most attention, at Tuam Stadium on Sunday, when they take on Miltown in the first county semi-final at 2.00pm. Firm favourites with the bookies to retain their title they will be on their guard and mindful of what happened to other hotly tipped football teams during 2014.In the second semi-final a local derby between neighbours Barna and St. Michael's will be keenly contested.

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Minor Hurling title for Turloughmore

Minor Hurling title for Turloughmore;

Turloughmore 2-17 Loughrea 2-7Defending champions Turloughmore retained their County Minor A Hurling Championship crown at Kenny Park when overcoming Loughrea by ten points in the final. Winning their club's seventh minor hurling title this group of players have an outstanging record winning all of the underage county titles including a national Feil na nGael title in 2010. (Photographs by: Joe Keane)

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Clonbur are Intermediate Champions

Clonbur are Intermediate Champions;

Clonbur 5-13 Annaghdown 3-7Clonbur sealed the ladies intermediate football championship title and a return to senior football as hat-trick hero Sinead Nic Aodhagain fired them to victory over battling Annaghdown in Monivea on Saturday afternoon.Jackie Ní Mhorain and substitute Aisling Ní Dhochartaigh also struck goals for Clonbur as Mairead Seoighe starred too, kicking 0-5 from play, with Grainne Barrett's tally of 1-6 for Annaghdown and goals from Nicky Burke and Chloe Crowenot enough for the girls in maroon. Photo: Rival captains Grainne Barret of Annaghdown and Aisling Egan of Clonbur with referee Shane Curley before the throw-in.

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Galway Team Managers - Update

Galway Team Managers - Update;

Pete Warren (CLG Tuam Stars), one of the two candidates nominated by Galway Clubs for the position of Galway Senior Football Team Manager, has confirmed today that he is withdrawing from the selection process, prior to interviews taking place.Following a meeting this evening the Galway Managers Selection Committee decided to continue with the selection process and it is expected that a candidate will be proposed for ratification, as the new Galway Senior Football Manager, at the next meeting of the Galway County Committee, on Monday 29th September 2014.The Manager of the Galway Senior Hurling Team will be proposed for ratification at the same meeting.The selection process for the Galway Minor Football Team Manager and the GalwayU21 and Minor Hurling Team Managers will begin in the next two weeks, after the Senior Managers have been ratified and when a new framework and structure for all Galway Inter-County teams has been finalized.

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Clarinbridge win Under 16 Title

Clarinbridge win Under 16 Title;

Clarinbridge defeated Kilnadeema/Leitrim 1-17 to 1-11 to win the County Under16 A Hurling Final at Duggan Park Ballinasloe. Captain Ronan Walsh receiving the trophy from Michael Hehir Chairman of Coiste Iomana na nOg with Mark Kennedy who was selected 'Player of the Match' receiving his award from Sponsor Tom Monaghan of Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging.

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Camogie Finals and Games

Camogie Finals and Games;

Games coming up including three Championship Finals and the first  four Championship Games Under Lights Friday 19th September(Double Header UNDER LIGHTS in Ballinasloe)AHASCRAGH/CALTRA vs KILTULLA/KILLIMORDALY (Duanes Daybreak & Hardware Intermediate Quarter-Final - 7pm)KILLIMOR vs PEARSES (Lough Rea Hotel & Spa Senior Quarter-Final - 8.45pm) Saturday 20th September(Double Header in Loughrea)CARNMORE vs ORANMORE/MAREE (Duanes Daybreak & Hardware Intermediate Quarter-Final - 1.45pm)KINVARA vs ST. THOMAS (Lough Rea Hotel & Spa Senior Quarter-Final - 3.15pm) Saturday 20th September(Double Header UNDER LIGHTS in Ballinasloe)SHAMROCKS vs SYLANE (Junior B Final - 7pm)ARDRAHAN vs SKEHANA/MENLOUGH (Junior B 12-a-side Final - 8.30pm) Sunday 21st SeptemberCLARINBRIDGE vs CRAUGHWELL (Junior A Final - 12pm Loughrea)

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Intermediate Football Championship

Intermediate Football Championship;

The Intermediate Football Championship semi-finals are on tomorow in Tuam Stadium with Athenry playing Maigh Cuillin in the opening game at 1.30 followed by Killannin and Monivea-Abbey at 3.15

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Ladies Football County Final

Ladies Football County Final;

Defending champions Kilkerrin Clonberne will renew rivalry with Corofin on Saturday at 4pm in Monivea in this year's Galway Senior Ladies Football Championship Final. Both sides came through their semi finals last weekend, with Kilkerrin Clonberne looking the side to beat after a big win over an up and coming Claregalway side, while Corofin edged out Dunmore MacHales 2-6 to 0-10.

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Pearse Stadium Development

Pearse Stadium Development;

At present a major development is being completed in Pearse Stadium involving remedial drainage work and upgrade of the pitch. When completed this development will result in significant improvements of the playing surface.At this stage it is likely that Pearse Stadium will remain closed for games until the Spring of 2015. This is to ensure that the new playing surface has time to "bed-down" and settle and that pitch maintenance programmes are completed.In 2015 Pearse Stadium is expected to host a number of high profile Inter-County games including the Division 1 Hurling League games with Kilkenny and Clare and a number of games in the National Football League.In addition, Pearse Stadium will host at least one Connacht Football Championship game in 2015 and, depending on the County Team's progression, the 2015 Connacht Football Championship Final could be played at the venue also.While Pearse Stadium remains closed to games the Galway Competitions Control Committee (C.C.C.) will determine the alternative and suitable venues for both the 2014 County Club Football and Hurling Championship Finals.

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All-Ireland weekend on TV

All-Ireland weekend on TV;

SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBERArmagh v Cork - TG4 All-Ireland Ladies' SFC semi-final, Pearse Park, Longford.Live television coverage on TG4 from 3.15pm10.30am - Kilmacud Hurling Sevens' - clubs featured include Blackrock and Midleton (Cork); Ballyboden and Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin); Portroe (Tipperary); Mullagh (Galway) and Wolfe Tones Shannon (Clare)SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBERKilkenny v Limerick - All-Ireland MHC final, Croke Park.Live coverage on TG4 from 1.15pm and on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra (Sunday Sport) from 1.00pmKilkenny v Tipperary - All-Ireland SHC final, Croke Park.

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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…

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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 / mauraconne@gmail.com County Galway Development Officer

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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…

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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

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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.

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Claregalway County Under 16 Division 1A Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Michael O'Dwyer, Matthew Kilgannon, Sean Kilmartin, Keelan Granger, Aaron Molloy, Barry Goldrick, Jack Hansberry, Eoghan Gallagher, Brion Connolly, Conor Campbell, Padraig Commons, Sean Lyons, Cillian Green. Back Row: (left to right) Luke Roche, Mark Hughes, Oisín Connolly, Thomas Coyle, Mark King, Andrew Carr, Shane Moylan, Tommy Molloy, Aaron Moran, Barry Callanan, Colm Trill and Colm Kelly.
Turloughmore County Minor A Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Mark Fahy, Daniel Loftus, Conor Shaughnessy, Daniel Burke, Keith Herwood, Barry Callanan, Matthew Hession, mascot, Sean Linnane, Brian Callanan, Karl Conneely, Eoin Whelan, Cathal Whelan and Ronan Duffy. Back Row: (left to right) Conor Phillips, Stephen Doyle, Gearoid Linnane, Michael Naughton, James Murphy, Cillian Hurney, Shane Moores, Jamie Holland, Sean Loftus, Richard Doyle, Dara Joyce, Shane Dunleavy, Cian Mullen, Padraig Kearney and Ultan Hurney.
Clarinbridge County Under 16 A Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Mark Kennedy, Liam Moran,  T.J..Brennan, Andrew Monaghan, Evan Niland, Patrick Foley, Sam McArdle, Shane Ryan, Jack Tuohy,Sean Tynan, Shane Donoghue.  Back Row: (left to right) Conor Lee, Ross Hynes, Aaron Martin, Hugh Lane, William Corcoran, Cian Salmon, Paul Donoghue, Ronan Walsh (Capt,) Ian O Brien, Philip Brennan, Conor Fox, and Luke Butler.
County Intermediate Football Semi-Finals
West Galway teams Moycullen and Killanin will meet in this year’s County Intermediate Football Final following their victories over Athenry and Monivea/Abbey at Tuam Stadium.
County Senior Hurling Championship
Craughwell defeat Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry by 3-18 to 0-19
County Senior Hurling Championship
Gort defeat Kilnadeema-Leitrim by 0-25 to 1-8
County Senior Hurling Relegation Round 1
Castlegar defeat Kiltormer by 1-16 to 0-16
Clonbur County Intermediate Ladies Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Aoife Kerrigan, Leah Doyle, Karen Keane, Clíona Joyce, Deirdre Joyce, Ashling Egan, Aoife Joyce, Lorna Joyce, Emer Wallace, Michaela Kearney and Blaithín Coyne. Back Row: (left to right) Ashling Doherty, Trish Moran, Paula Fitzgerald, Maireád Joyce, Aoibhinn Joyce, Rita Kearney, Anne Marie Kerrigan, Maireád Coyne, Máire Casey, Sinéad Egan, Caitríona Egan and Jackie Moran.
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 Under 14 Hurling Team that competed in the Sonny Walsh Tournament hosted by Waterford
Front Row: (left to right) Shane Burke, Jack Finnerty, Sean Burke, Evan Kenny, Ben Murphy, Cathal Dolan, Simon O Grady, Ronan Mitchel,l Anthony Burns, Darren Costello, Damien McGlynn.  Back Row: (left to right) Michael Hehir, Gordan Duane,  Noel Keogh, Adam Page, Isaac De Hora, Jack Smyth, Mark Gill, Ryan McNeill, Cillian Clancy, Jack Reveille, Dylan Shaughnessy, Ronan Flannery, Aaron Madden, Michael Glynn, Jack McCullagh and Tom Monaghan.
Galway Ladies Under 14 Football Team
Connacht Champions 2014
Galway Minor Ladies Football Team
All-Ireland Champions 2014
Duggan Park Ballinasloe
County GAA Chairman, Noel Treacy & Members of the Duggan Park Committee under the first Floodlight mast
Tommy Larkin's GAA Club Sponsor
Pictured at Mixgreens sponsorship of Tommy Larkins senior hurling team recently were, left to right: Pat Lyons (Chairman, Tommy Larkins), Ken Leydon (Mixgreens), Kieran Nolan (CEO, Mixgreens), Shan Sundaram (Franchise Manager, Mixgreens), John McHugo (Treasurer, Tommy Larkins), Roderick Whyte, Darragh Kelly and Kevin McHugo.

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