Galway GAA Referee Training Course

in Loughgeorge each Tuesday and Thursday evening at 9:00 pm. The course runs for ten weeks. All referees are welcome to attend.


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At the Coiste Peil na nÓg AGM Tom Cunningham was presented with the 'Bertie Coelman Award' for 2017. Photo: (left to right) Larry Lohan P.R.O., Caroline Mannion Juvenile Secretary of Mountbellew/Moylough GAA Club, Tom Cunningham and Liam Challoner sponsor of 'player of the match awards' during th year. Other awards were presented as follows: Club of the Year: Salthill/Knocknacarra, Special Achievement: Carna Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh, Club Awards also wend to: Clifden/Renvyle, Clarinbridge, Micheal Breathnach, St. Michaels, Caherlistrane, Oranmore/Maree, Dunmore McHales, Killererin, St Gabriels and Caltra



Liam Mellow's Adrian Morrissey is presented with the 'man of th match award' following the County Senior Hurling Final at Pearse Stadium by Nigel Canavan of th Salthill Hotel (sponsors)


Fr. Joe Keogh and Mairtain Ó Curraoin presenting (on behalf of the sponsors, Keogh Accountancy Group) the West Board Under 21 A Football Cup to William Finnerty, captain of the Salthill/Knocknacarra Team.


Padraic Mac Donnacha, Chairman West GPC, presenting the Under 21 B Football Cup to Colin Ó Dómhnaill, captain of the An Cheathrú Rua.



A good day for Galway GAA in particular Galway Hurling, with the GAA Special Congress passing all three Motions in relation to the structures of the Inter-County Hurling Championships, all of which were endorsed by Galway.

Motion 2 (Senior Championship) was passed with 62% of the vote in favour. This means that the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship will be restructured on a three-year trial basis. The Liam MacCarthy Cup will be reduced to 10 teams, and the five-team Munster and Leinster championships will play on a round-robin basis, with Galway participating in Leinster and guaranteed a minimum of two Home games each year. The top two teams in each provincial group would face-off in the provincial final, while the third placed teams advance to the All-Ireland quarter-finals. The bottom two teams in either group play-off would reach the quarter-finals. The quarter-final winners play the provincial champions in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

Motion 9 (U21 Championship) was been passed by with 72 per cent of the vote. That means Galway will participate in the Leinster U21 Championship together with any suitable Ulster teams (as agreed by Ulster and Leinster Councils). The winners of the Leinster Championship will then play the runners up in Munster and vice versa in the All-Ireland U-21 Hurling semi-finals.

Motion 12 (Minor Championship) was passed with 90% of the votes in favour. This means that any suitable Ulster teams will participate in Leinster. The winners of Leinster and Munster qualify for the All-Ireland semi-finals, while the runners-up in both provinces and Galway compete in a round-robin All-Ireland series. The top two teams advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

The winds of change!

Sean O hEidhin (John Hynes)
Runai, CLG na Gaillimhe