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Congress Annual GAA Report

Congress Annual GAA Report;

Páraic Duffy, Ard Stiúrthóir of the GAA, released his Annual Report for 2014 in Croke Park.Click here to read the full reportAmong the headline topics discussed and analysed by the Ard Stiúrthóir in his report are the successful introduction of the black card in 2014 as well as other proposals of the Football Review Committee, with a particular focus on the area of player welfare, especially with regard to fixture planning.

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Ladies ready for 'big guns' in Div1

Ladies ready for 'big guns' in Div1;

2015 promises to be another exciting year for Ladies Football in Galway and it all starts off on Sunday next 1st Feb in Tuam Stadium when the Supermac's sponsored Senior Ladies under the management of Kevin Reidy, play Laois at 2pm in Div 1 of the Tesco Home Grown NFL. Galway will have 5 very exciting home league games this season and are delighted that they will all be played in Tuam Stadium. Normal entry fee is €8 for adults…

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Go ahead for Pearse Stadium lights

Go ahead for Pearse Stadium lights;

Plans for flood lighting at Pearse Stadium in Salthill have been given the go-ahead. The application from Galway GAA provides for the erection of five floodlit columns, and was subject of an appeal.Galway City Council had approved planning permission for the project last August subject to 11 conditions. However this decision was later appealed to An Bord Pleanal who has now given the go ahead with nine revised conditions.

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No FBD Final joy for Galway

No FBD Final joy for Galway;

Galway 1-12 Roscommon 4-8The old saying that goals win games was once again prover right today as Roscommon found the net four times in the second half to cruise past visitors Galway in the FBD final played in Kiltoom.The hosts had the benefit of the wind and rain in the opening half but only had a slender one point lead to show on the scoreboard 0-6 to 0-5 at the break but the opening twelve minutes of part two saw…

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Hurlers on top at Tullamore

Hurlers on top at Tullamore;

Galway 2-22 Offaly 1-13Galway were always on top in their twelve point win over Offaly in their Walsh Cup game at O'Connor Park, Tullamore. In the opening half the winners scored some great points and after a superb bock-down by Jonathan Glynn, the Ardrahan man set up Jason Flynn for the games first goal.Galway led by 1-17 to 0-5 at the break and took control again early in the second period when Glynn again delivered the perfect pass to Joe Canning…

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Club Hurling Teams of the Year

Club Hurling Teams of the Year;

The 2014 Galway Senior & Intermediate Hurling Club All-Stars 'Teams of the Year' have been announced and a presentation and Buffet Evening sponsored by McCarthy's of Kilbecanty is on in McCarthy's on Saturday 31st January 2015 commencing at 8.00pm.Tickets costing €15 for the event are available from: Michael Larkin (087-8119309), Malachy Hanley (087-2505120) and Pat Kearney (086-8308886) Photo: Sponsors Fiona, Ann and Áine McCarthy with Hurling Committee members Pat Kearney and Michael Larkin, County Board Treasurer John McGann and Galway Bay…

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Galway Club teams in action

Galway Club teams in action;

Annaghdown and Cappataggle are making final preparations this week for their respective All-Ireland semi-finals on Sunday.Annaghdown face Kilkenny side Bennetsbridge at 2.00pm in the Junior Hurling semi-final at 2.00pm at Nenagh.In the Intermediate Championship Cappataggle face London side Kilburn Gaels at 1.00pm in the Gaelic Grounds Limerick.

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Galway  v Leitrim in Hasting Cup Semi

Galway v Leitrim in Hasting Cup Semi;

Galway 0-10 Tipperary 1-6 Galway defeated Tipperary last night in the refixed U-21 football Hastings Cup Group game. The game was played in Portumna in very difficult weather conditions. Galway led 5 points to 3 at the break after dominating possession in the first half. They found themselves 3 points in arrears midway through the second half; however they finished strongly and despite a missed penalty they ran out deserving winners. This win means that Galway top the Group and qualify for the…

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Galway MacNamee Award winners

Galway MacNamee Award winners;

At the MacNamee Awards night in Croke Park with Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill , who presented the Awards are Jarlath Cloonan (Best Programme Award) Micheál Mac Donnchadh (Hall of Fame Award) and Noel Treacy, Chairman of Galway County Board. (Photo: Sportsfile)

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Galway in FBD Final

Galway in FBD Final ;

Galway 1-13 GMIT 0-5 At Moycullen Galway continued their winning run in the FBD League with an easy win over GMIT, and will now meet Roscommon in the final next Sunday. Galway lead at the break by seven points 0-8 to 0-1 with scores from Michael Martin 0-3, Shane Walsh 0-2 and one each from Keith Kelly, Oisin O’Brien and Cathal Sweeney while Alan Meeneghan replied for the students in added time. Paul Whelehan increased the lead with the opening…

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Major GAA changes proposed

Major GAA changes proposed ;

Press ReleaseIt was agreed at today's Ard Chomhairle meeting to allow motions from the Hurling 2020 and Minor Review Report that need rule changes to proceed to Congress and leave other non-rule changing amendments to Ard Chomhairle.At their August 2014 Meeting, Central Council agreed in Principle to Proposal number 3 from the Football Review Committee's 2nd Report that the All Ireland Club Championships should be completed in December.Ard Chomhairle established a workgroup to conduct an examination of how the motion…

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MacNamee Award for best Programme

MacNamee Award for best Programme;

The winners of the 2014 MacNamee Awards have been confirmed by the GAA with Galway winning the - Best Programme Award for their County Hurling Final Programme "The winning entry was a comprehensive publication that offered a wide range of content to meet every taste and interest. There was a special historical backdrop provided in addition to player pen pics complete with headshots.
In addition to a special focus on the competing clubs a light was also shone on underage activity, camogie…

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Corofin & Gort Club Fixtures

Corofin & Gort Club Fixtures;

Saturday, February 7AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalsKilmallock (Limerick) v Portaferry (Down), Semple Stadium, Thurles, 2pm (Live on TG4)Gort (Galway) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), Semple Stadium, Thurles, 3.45pm (Live on TG4)Saturday, February 14AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalCorofin (Galway) v St Vincent's (Dublin), O'Connor Park, Tullamore, 2pm (Live on TG4)Sunday, February 15AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalAustin Stacks (Kerry) v Slaughtneil (Derry), O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, 4pm (Live on TG4)***Extra-time if necessary in all of…

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Galway beat Leitrim in FBD Rd 2

Galway beat Leitrim in FBD Rd 2;

Galway 0-13 Leitrim 1-9 Galway ended Leitrim’s 11th game unbeaten run in the FBD league Rd 2 at Philly McGuinness Memorial Park in Mohill today, the slender one point win was hard earned for the visitors, who lead by five points at the break with the aid of the strong breeze. Alan McLoughlin gave the hosts an early lead when he pointed from play after five minutes but a brace of points from Killannin club men Patrick Sweeney and Johnny…

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Football Awards Presentation

Football Awards Presentation;

Presentation of the Pa Grealish Award at the 2014 Galway Football Awards function in the Claregalway Hotel. Standing, from left : Noel Treacy, Seamus O'Grady, Tadhg O Conghaile, John Connolly, Frank Walsh. Seated: Geraldine Quealey, Mairtin O Curraoin, Phil Grealish, Pat Quealey, (Pa Grealish Award recipient), Sarah Quealey, Hubert Grealish. Nuala O'Hare, Noel Carney, Jim Carney, (Pa Burke Award recipient) and Claire Carney.  The Galway Football Committee, from left: P.J. Rabbitte, Seamus Connolly, Mairtin O Curraoin, Tadhg O Conghaile, Padraig Kelly,…

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