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In attendance at the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final Preview in Croke Park are, from left, Galway's Aidan Harte, Damien O'Neill, Head of Marketing, Allianz Ireland, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail and Tipperary's Noel McGrath. This year, Allianz celebrates 25 years of sponsoring the Allianz Leagues. Visit www.allianz.ie for more information. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

 

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EirGrid Under 21 Football Ambassador Sean Cavanagh, Tyrone, with Dublin co-captain Cillian O Shea and Galway captain Michael Daly ahead of their All-Ireland Final clash at O'Connor Park Tullamore on Saturday 29th April.

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Galway captain Gary O'Donnell lifts the Division 2 cup following their victory in the Allianz Football League Division 2 Final between Kildare and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

2017A0293This year's Féile Peil na nOg takes place on Friday 21st. Saturday 22nd. and Sunday 23rd of April 2017.


Féile Peil na nOg Blitz

The 1st round is at 7:00pm on Friday in Loughrea, Athenry, Claregalway, Monivea, Cregg, Carna, Salthill and Mervue.

On Saturday starting at 11:00am in Corofin, Mountbelew, Maigh Cuilin and Westside.

The Semi-Finals are at 6:00pm on Saturday at Corofin and Maigh Cuilin

Féile Final in Tuam Stadium on Sunday at 3:00pm

Féile na nOg Shield A
The 1st round is at 7:00pm on Friday at, Claregalway, Kilconnell, Tuam, Clifden, Killanin, An Spideal and Invern

On Saturday starting at 11:00am in Caherlistrane, Clarinbridge, Oughterard and Carraroe

The Semi-Finals are on Saturday at 6:00pm in Caherlistrane and Oughterard

Final at Tuam Stadium on Sunday at 2pm.

Féile na nOg Shield B
On Saturday at 11:00am in Brownsgrove, Ballymacward, Caltra and Barnaderg

The Semi-Finals are at 6:00pm on Saturday at Brownsgrove and Caltra

The Final is at Tuam Stadium at 1:00pm on Sunday

On behalf of Coiste Peil na nOg we wish everyone involved in the Football Feile the best of luck at the weekend

Larry Lohan, PRO Coiste Peil na nOg

Ultimately a gripping Connacht Under 21 Football Final was decided by Galway’s dynamism and depth.
Sligo contributed richly to a thrilling encounter, but Galway had sufficient stamina to pull clear in extra-time when the issue was delicately poised.
The underdogs snapped into the contest accumulating an eight point advantage in the first half with Galway in severe distress.
Alan McLoughlin’s 25th minute goal was quickly followed by a Kyle Cawley point which gave Sligo what seemed to be a commanding 1-7 to 0-2 cushion.
By the time the interval rolled around Galway had the margin cut to 1-7 to 0-5 as Peter Cooke, Colin Brady, and Robert Finnerty registered points.
Galway manager Gerry Fahy made some brave substitutions which proved critical as maroon replacements scored 2-5.
A blistering burst for 20 minutes after half-time saw Galway power four points ahead with Cein D’arcy influential when introduced at centrefield.
D’arcy rifled over a point within seconds of the restart, while Michael Daly added a goal, and Sean Kelly struck the leveller.
Despite playing into the teeth of the wind Sligo reeled off three points on the spin courtesy of Paddy O’Connor (2) and Alan McLoughlin.
The Galway riposte was stuffed with quality football, though, as the visitors nailed seven points in a row before Sligo came swinging
Kyle Cawley netted a 56th minute penalty to inject Sligo’s revival with hope and momentum.
Still Galway were in front deep into stoppage time when Liam Gaughan kicked an equaliser from a free, 1-16 to 2-13.
But the Tribesmen seized the initiative in impressive fashion with two goals from the pacy Sean Kelly and Sligo just couldn’t respond again. Paddy O'Connor was dismissed in the closing stages for Sligo as Galway confidently closed the deal.
Final score: Galway 3-20 Sligo 2-14
Scorers for Galway: Sean Kelly 2-1, Robert Finnerty 0-6 (4fs), Michael Daly 1-2, Cillian McDaid and Cein D’arcy 0-3 each, Peter Cooke 0-2 (1f), Colin Brady, Eoin Finnerty, Antaine O’Laoi 0-1 each.
Scorers for Sligo: Alan McLoughlin and Kyle Cawley (1-0 pen) 1-2 each, Paddy O’Connor 0-5 (3fs), Liam Gaughan 0-4 (3fs), Jason Perry 0-1.
GALWAY: Ronan O'Beolain; Liam Kelly, Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh, Ruairi Greene; Kieran Molloy, Dylan McHugh, Cillian McDaid; Peter Cooke, Colm O'Braonain; Antaine O'Laoi, Michael Daly, Colin Brady; Robert Finnerty, Paul Mannion, Dessie Conneely.
Subs: Sean Kelly for Antaine O’Laoi (26), Cein D’arcy for Colm O’Braonain (30), Eoin Finnerty for Colin Brady (30), Eric Lee for Paul Mannion (38), Michael Boyle for Dessie Conneely (50), Cormac Haslam for Ronan O’Beolain (55), Colm Mannion for Sean Kelly (75), William Finnerty for Kieran Molloy (77), Padraig O’Curraoin for Cillian McDaid (77)
SLIGO: Daniel Cafferkey; Eddie McGuinness, Luke Nicholson, Michael Gordon; Darragh Cummins, Paul McNamara, Sean Power; Paul Kilcoyne, Paddy O’Connor; Stephen Connolly, Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch, Jodie O’Reilly; Alan McLoughlin, Liam Gaughan, Kyle Cawley.
Subs: Sean Carabine for Stephen Connolly (36), Nathan Mullen for Darragh Cummins (44), Jason Perry for Alan McLoughlin (57), Kevin Banks for Luke Nicholson (60), Darragh Cummins for Paul Kilcoyne (64), Brian Mahon for Eddie McGuinness (64), Dylan Kilgallon for Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch (66)
REFEREE: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon).

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Cillian McDaid of Galway receives the Man of the Match award from Manager access planning at EirGrid Louis Fisher after the EirGrid Connacht GAA Football U21 Championship Final match between Galway and Sligo at Markievicz Park, in Sligo. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Micheál Daly of Galway in action against Paul McNamara of Sligo during the EirGrid Connacht GAA Football U21 Championship Final. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Micheál Daly of Galway in action against Sligo's Paul McNamara with on the right Séan Kelly celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the EirGrid Connacht GAA Football U21 Championship. Photos by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Galway players, from left, Kieran Molloy, Liam Kelly and Dylan McHugh celebrate after the EirGrid Connacht GAA Football U21 Championship Final. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile