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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

 

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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)

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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.

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

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When Corofin and Castlebar Mitchels clash out west drama is inevitable and this match dripped with intrigue.
On a grim, grey afternoon it was Corofin, who stayed the distance at Tuam Stadium securing a stirring win over a wonderfully spirited Castlebar Mitchels.
The Mayo standard bearers reeled off the last five points in normal time, but when the action resumed Corofin’s emerging talent delivered when it truly counted.
Ciaran Brady made a significant impact at centrefield helping to steer Corofin to another western title and a December 9 All Ireland Quarter-Final at McGovern Park against Fulham Irish.
Tight, tense, and tactical the opening period illustrated why these two clubs are serial winners in Galway and Mayo.
Both outfits were defending in diligent fashion, while they were careful with shot selection in attack too.
Ultimately, though, Corofin went in protecting a 2-4 to 1-3 advantage at the break as they responded impressively to the concession of an early goal.
That Mitchels major arrived in the third minute and it was all about the industry of Neil Douglas and Cian Costello, who released Aidan Walsh to palm a goal.
Corofin remained cool and plundered a 10th minute goal of their own when Liam Silke’s pass located Colin Brady and the Galway Under 21 player rattled the Castlebar net.
It remained hard fought with Corofin 1-4 to 1-3 ahead when a splendid quick free from the nimble Ian Burke was gathered by Micheal Lundy, who stayed cool to clip a goal.
After the restart Corofin nailed three of the first five points to edge 2-7 to 1-5 in front, but Castlebar finished with a flourish.
Five points on the spin in the closing stages from David Stenson (three) and Neil Douglas (two) to force extra-time.
Stenson curled over the leveller late on with Corofin’s resources stretched following the injury enforced departures of Kieran Fitzgerald, Ciaran McGrath, and Lundy.
Sice, Ronan Steede, and Jason Leonard contributed sweet points and Corofin squandered a goal chance when Justin Burke’s penalty was saved by Castlebar custodian Rory Byrne.
Stenson narrowed the gap to two, but in the second period Corofin dictated the tone with Sice, Barry O’Donovan, and Martin Farragher converting scores. It was a decisive burst and Kevin O’Brien’s team retained the Shane McGettigan Cup with equal measures of defiance and dynamism.
Final Score: COROFIN 2-13 CASTLEBAR MITCHELS 1-12 After Extra-Time
Scorers for Corofin: Jason Leonard 0-5 (3fs), Colin Brady 1-1, Micheal Lundy 1-0, Gary Sice 0-3 (2fs), Martin Farragher 0-2, Ronan Steede 0-1.
Scorers for Castlebar Mitchels: David Stenson 0-6 (4fs), Neil Douglas 0-5 (2fs), Aidan Walsh 1-0, Eoghan O’Reilly 0-1.
COROFIN: Bernard Power; Ciaran McGrath, Kieran Fitzgerald, Liam Silke; Kieran Molloy, Conor Cunningham, Dylan Wall; Michael Farragher, Ronan Steede; Micheal Lundy, Gary Sice, Jason Leonard; Ian Burke, Martin Farragher, Colin Brady.
Subs: Cathal Silke for Kieran Fitzgerald (21, blood), Daithi Burke for Colin Brady (53), Justin Burke for Martin Farragher (56), Dylan McHugh for Kieran Molloy (56), Barry O’Donovan for Micheal Lundy (60), Ciaran Brady for Dylan Wall (60), Kevin Murphy for Ciaran McGrath (60), Kieran Molloy for Conor Cunningham (72), Martin Farragher for Justin Burke (78).
CASTLEBAR MITCHELS: Rory Byrne; Donie Newcombe, Ger McDonagh, Ray O’Malley; Johnny Maughan, Eoghan O’Reilly, Paddy Durcan; Aidan Walsh, Barry Moran; Shane Hopkins, Danny Kirby, Cian Costello; James Durcan, Neil Douglas, David Stenson.
Subs: Shane Irwin for Johnny Maughan (34), Niall McCarney for Shane Hopkins (48), Mark Towey for Aidan Walsh (71), Matthew McCormack for Niall McCarney (77, BC).
REFEREE: Marty Duffy (Sligo)

Report by: Cian O'Connell