The Galway Sports Stars banquet in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday night January 27th, will be dominated by the sport of hurling with the county’s glorious run to All-Ireland success celebrated with three different awards – Joe Canning, Player of the Year; Micheál Donoghue, Manager of the Year; and Galway receiving the Team of the Year honour. In the Special Achievement category county champions Liam Mellows’, winning their first county championship in 47, years are acknowledged while one of the county’s greatest ever exponents of the game, Athenry’s P J Molloy will be honoured with the Galway Sports Stars Hall of Fame award for 2017.
The selection panel com prised of: John McIntyre, Connacht Tribune; Billy Coss, Tuam Herald; Mártan Ó Ciadhra, Raidio na Gaeltachta; Frank Farragher, Connacht Tribune; Stephen Glennon, Connacht Tribune; Mark Walsh, Tuam Herald; Michael Glynn, Connacht Tribune; Seán Bán Breathnach, Raidio na Gaeltachta; Keith Kelly, Connacht Tribune; and Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune.


Students from the third level sector were acknowledged by the Connacht GAA in their annual student bursary awards at a ceremony which took place in the Connacht GAA Centre. Read More

2018A024The Galway senior panel prior to their FBD Connacht Football League opener against Sligo in Bekan last Wednesday. Back: Frankie Burke, Robert Finnerty, Padraic Cunningham, Cathal Sweeney, Paul Conroy, Rónán Ó Beoláin, Johnny Duane, Patrick Sweeney, Ciaran Duggan, Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh, Peter Cooke, John Maher; front: Dessie Connelly, Sean Kelly, Evan Wynne, Eamonn Brannigan, Tom Flynn, Adrian Varley and David Wynne


The 2017 Senior and Intermediate Club All Star Hurling Teams of the Year Sponsored by McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty is as follows:
Senior Club Team 2017 - 1 Kenneth Walsh Liam Mellows, 2 Gerard O’ Halloran Craughwell, 3 Sean Morrissey Liam Mellows, 4 Declan Cronin Cappataggle, 5 Paul Claffey Cappataggle, 6 David Collins Liam Mellows, 7 Adrian Cullinane Craughwell, 8 Aidan Harte Gort, 9 Jack Hastings Liam Mellows, 10 Tadhg Haran Liam Mellows, 11 Joe Canning Portumna, 12 Aidan Helebert Gort, 13 Shane Dolan Craughwell, 14 Niall Healy Craughwell, 15 Adrian Morrissey Liam Mellows.

Intermediate Club Team 2017 - 1 Brian Kelly Rahoon/Newcastle, 2 James Burke Meelick/Eyrecourt, 3 Colm Meehan Ballindereen, 4 Kieran Meehan Ballindereen, 5 John Hanbury, Rahoon/Newcastle, 6 Sean Collins Ballindereen, 7 Martin Corcoran Meelick/Eyrecourt, 8 Michael Larkin Meelick/Eyrecourt, 9 Kevin Lane Ballindereen, 10 Niall Burke Oranmore/Maree, 11 Conor Whelan Kinvara, 12 James Downey Meelick/Eyrecourt, 13 Roy Lane Ballindereen, 14 Niall Lynch Meelick/Eyrecourt, 15 Cillian O’hEochaidh An Spidéal.



The Nominations have been announced for the Galway County GAA Board for 2018. There will be elections for the position of Vice Chairman, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Development officer. The elections will take place on the 11th of December in the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa.

Going for the post of Vice Chairman will be Kenneth Fox of Moycullen, Kevin Clancy of Oughterard, Mary Judge of Caherlistrane and Michael Larkin of Craughwell. The Assistant Secretary vote will be between two people, Mary Judge of Caherlistrane and Seamus O’Grady of Monivea/Abbey, The position of treasurer will be filled by either John McGann of Ardrahan, Michael Burke of Kinvara or Kenneth Fox of Moycullen and Finally, the position of Development Officer will be between two Corofin men in Tommy Kelly or Michael Ryder. All other positions have only one nomination in each post.



CATHAOIRLEACH: Pat Kearney (Kilbeacanty) 

LEAS-CATHAOIRLEACH: Kenneth Fox (Moycullen) Kevin Clancy (Oughterard Mary Judge (Caherlistrane) Michael Larkin (Craughwell)

RUNAÍ: John Hynes (Liam Mellows)

RUNAÍ CÚNTA: Mary Judge (Caherlistrane) Seamus O’ Grady (Monivea Abbey)

CISTEOIR: John Mc Gann (Ardrahan) Michael Burke (Kinvara) Kenneth Fox (Moycullen)

CISTEOIR CÚNTA: Seamus Connolly (Kilconly)

OIFIGEACH FORBARTHA: Tommy Kelly (Corofin) Michael Ryder (Corofin)

OIFIGEACH GAEILGE: Michael Monaghan (Turloughmore)

OIFIGEACH OILIÚNA: Micheal Geraghty (Tuam Stars)

P.R.O: Seamus Finnerty (Annaghdown)

COMHAIRLE CHONNACHT (1): John Joe Holleran (Naomh Padraig, Clonbur)

COMHAIRLE CHONNACHT (2) Noel Treacy (Padraig Pearses)

ÁRD CHOMHAIRLE: Gerry Larkin (Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry)