Galway GAA News

Camogie Finals and Games

Camogie Finals and Games;

Games coming up including three Championship Finals and the first  four Championship Games Under Lights Friday 19th September(Double Header UNDER LIGHTS in Ballinasloe)AHASCRAGH/CALTRA vs KILTULLA/KILLIMORDALY (Duanes Daybreak & Hardware Intermediate Quarter-Final - 7pm)KILLIMOR vs PEARSES (Lough Rea Hotel & Spa Senior Quarter-Final - 8.45pm) Saturday 20th September(Double Header in Loughrea)CARNMORE vs ORANMORE/MAREE (Duanes Daybreak & Hardware Intermediate Quarter-Final - 1.45pm)KINVARA vs ST. THOMAS (Lough Rea Hotel & Spa Senior Quarter-Final - 3.15pm) Saturday 20th September(Double Header UNDER LIGHTS in Ballinasloe)SHAMROCKS vs SYLANE (Junior B Final - 7pm)ARDRAHAN vs SKEHANA/MENLOUGH (Junior B 12-a-side Final - 8.30pm) Sunday 21st SeptemberCLARINBRIDGE vs CRAUGHWELL (Junior A Final - 12pm Loughrea)


Intermediate Football Championship

Intermediate Football Championship;

The Intermediate Football Championship semi-finals are on tomorow in Tuam Stadium with Athenry playing Maigh Cuillin in the opening game at 1.30 followed by Killannin and Monivea-Abbey at 3.15


Ladies Football County Final

Ladies Football County Final;

Defending champions Kilkerrin Clonberne will renew rivalry with Corofin on Saturday at 4pm in Monivea in this year's Galway Senior Ladies Football Championship Final. Both sides came through their semi finals last weekend, with Kilkerrin Clonberne looking the side to beat after a big win over an up and coming Claregalway side, while Corofin edged out Dunmore MacHales 2-6 to 0-10.


Pearse Stadium Development

Pearse Stadium Development;

At present a major development is being completed in Pearse Stadium involving remedial drainage work and upgrade of the pitch. When completed this development will result in significant improvements of the playing surface.At this stage it is likely that Pearse Stadium will remain closed for games until the Spring of 2015. This is to ensure that the new playing surface has time to "bed-down" and settle and that pitch maintenance programmes are completed.In 2015 Pearse Stadium is expected to host a number of high profile Inter-County games including the Division 1 Hurling League games with Kilkenny and Clare and a number of games in the National Football League.In addition, Pearse Stadium will host at least one Connacht Football Championship game in 2015 and, depending on the County Team's progression, the 2015 Connacht Football Championship Final could be played at the venue also.While Pearse Stadium remains closed to games the Galway Competitions Control Committee (C.C.C.) will determine the alternative and suitable venues for both the 2014 County Club Football and Hurling Championship Finals.


All-Ireland weekend on TV

All-Ireland weekend on TV;

SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBERArmagh v Cork - TG4 All-Ireland Ladies' SFC semi-final, Pearse Park, Longford.Live television coverage on TG4 from 3.15pm10.30am - Kilmacud Hurling Sevens' - clubs featured include Blackrock and Midleton (Cork); Ballyboden and Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin); Portroe (Tipperary); Mullagh (Galway) and Wolfe Tones Shannon (Clare)SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBERKilkenny v Limerick - All-Ireland MHC final, Croke Park.Live coverage on TG4 from 1.15pm and on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra (Sunday Sport) from 1.00pmKilkenny v Tipperary - All-Ireland SHC final, Croke Park.


Championship win for Beagh

Championship win for Beagh;

The final round of Group games in the County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships will be played on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of September. Beagh had a 2-11 to 1-8 win over Craughwell in the outstanding Round 2 Group game played at Kenny Park, Athenry on Friday evening. The following are the Group 3 fixtures:On Saturday the 13th of September in Group A Sarsfields face Killimordaly at Kenny Park, Athenry at 4.30pm while at the same time at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe Loughrea take on Mullagh.In Group D at Kenny Park at 6.00pm Ardrahan play Carnmore and at Duggan Park at the same time Portumna meet Athenry.On Sunday the 14th in Group C in Kenny Park at 3.30pm its Turloughmore vs Beagh while at the same time in Loughrea Craughwell play Tynagh Abbey/Duniry.In Group B at 5.00pm in Kenny Park, Tommie Larkins play Clarinbridge while at the same time in Killimor, Gort take on Kilnadeema/Leitrim.There are also relegation Group Games scheduled for that weekend. On Saturday the 13th in Loughrea, St Thomas meet Padraig Pearses while on Sunday the 14th…


Ladies Football Development

Ladies Football Development;

The Galway U15 Academy held its last session on Saturday. A special word of thanks to Gemma Lohan, St James Club for organising the pitch and our new referees Gerard Devaney, Ide Nic Dhonncha and Eric Callanan for officiating. Without the help of our coaches, players and clubs who have supported this Academy it would not have been possible. Clubs will be notified soon of the final arrangement for the U13 & U15 Connacht blitz which will take place on the 13th September in the Centre of Excellence, Bekan, Co. Mayo. All Enquires to Maura Conneally 087 831 3764 / County Galway Development Officer


Dublin too good for Galway

Dublin too good for Galway;

Dublin ladies senior footballers are through to a first TG4 All-Ireland final since 2010  and within touching distance of Brendan Martin Cup glory again.For Galway, however, this was a third successive semi-final defeat, as goals from Lindsay Peat and Carla Rowe proved their undoing in the second half.Dublin led by 0-10 to 0-8 at half-time and in the second half at Cusack Park in Mullingar, the Leinster champions managed to turn the screw.Galway had a goal chance early in the second half as Ger Conneally forced a good save from Cliodhna O'Connor and at the other end, in the 40th minute, Peat forced the ball over the line at the second attempt following good work by sub Siobhan Woods.Dublin lost Leah Caffrey to the sin-bin for a yellow card offence but still managed to keep Galway comfortably at arm's length.And when Rowe finished a flowing move in the 49th minute, the Jackies were 2-12 to 0-10 clear and firmly in the driving seat.Despite the best efforts of Annette Clarke and Barbara Hannon, Dublin were simply too good as they set up…


Watch the London Finals Live

Watch the London Finals Live ;

The 2014 London GAA football and hurling finals will be broadcast live on television for the first time ever this coming weekend.Irish TV, a new local and international channel targeting the global Irish diaspora, will broadcast both games on Sky 191, Freeview 400, all free-to-air boxes, and online at irishtv.ieOn Saturday, August 30 the Irish TV cameras will be at The Emerald GAA Grounds in Ruislip for the Ardent Tide Senior Hurling Championship final between Kilburn Gaels and Sean Treacy's. The following day's coverage from Ruislip will feature the Danny Sullivan & Sons Senior Football Championship decider between arch rivals Tír Chonaill Gaels and Fulham Irish. Coverage on both days will commence at 5.00pm


Championship resumes with 'Free' game

Championship resumes with 'Free' game;

The Galway Senior Hurling Championship resumes on Friday evening the 28th August at Kenny Park, Athenry. Craughwell will play Beagh in a refixture of their Group game abandoned earlier due to weather conditions. Admission to this game, which starts at 6.15pm, is free.


Championship Game under lights

Championship Game under lights;

The first Football Championship game played under lights was the Moycullen v Headford Intermediate Football Championship game at Corofin.The Senior Championship is now at Quarter Final stage with the following pairings:   Salthill-Knocknacarra V Milltown Caherlistrane v BearnaCorofin v Mountbellew-MoyloughAnnaghdown v St Michaels The Intermediate championship, three teams are in the semi-finals with the winners of the An Spidéal v Monivea-Abbey to join Athenry, Maigh Cuillin and Killannin. Photo: The lights are switched on at Corofin.


Mulkerrins captures Connacht Title

Mulkerrins captures Connacht Title;

Martin Mulkerrins from Moycullen Handball Club captured the Connacht title over the weekend in Intermediate Singles 60x30. He overcame Mayo's Paul Flynn in the final 21-5 21-12.Martin marches on to the All-Ireland Semi-final next, along with Galway's William Corcoran (Emerald B Masters) and Janet Connaughton (Ladies Junior B). Next weekend are the doubles Connacht finals.Morgan Darcy from Moycullen was unlucky in the Ruby A final while Abbeyknockmoy's Michael Coleman also was beaten in his Golden Masters B game. Full Connacht Final Results involving Galway Players, all singles:Intermediate : Galway Martin Mulkerrins dft v Mayo Paul Flynn 21-5 21-12Junior : Leitrim Martin Raftery dft Galway Kevin Craddock 21-18 21-14Over 35 B: Roscommon Stevie Joyce dft Galway Trevor Hannon 18-21 , 21-4, 21-12Silver Masters B: Sligo Martin Cooney dft Galway Pronsius Maughan - walkover to SligoGolden Masters B: Mayo George Miller dft Galway Michael Coleman 21-5 21-4Emerald Masters B: Galway William Corcoran dft Mayo Columba HolleranRuby Masters A: Mayo John Kenny dft Galway Morgan Darcy 21-17 21-16Ladies Junior B: Galway Janet Connaughton dft Mayo Shona Ruane walkover to Galway One remaining Singles…


Revenge for Kilkenny in Camogie

Revenge for Kilkenny in Camogie;

Kilkenny 4-12 Galway 3-07Kilkenny earned some measure of revenge for their Liberty Insurance All-Ireland senior camogie final loss to Galway last year by overcoming the champions in this year's semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.Niamh McGrath opened the scoring for Galway after five minutes but it was Kilkenny that got the bit between their teeth.Denise Gaule had the Noresiders level from the next attack and wing-back Elaine Aylward sent over a fine score to put them ahead.Kilkenny were asking a lot of questions of the Galway defence and Mullinavat sharpshooter Michelle Quilty pounced for a goal after 12 minutes to put some daylight between the teams.The advantage soon stretched to six points but Galway remained composed and points from the McGrath sisters, Niamh and Orlaith, looked to have steadied the ship.Kilkenny struck another major blow though when midfielder Ann Dalton ventured forward to rifle a shot beyond Susan Earner with 10 minutes to go in the first half.Aisling Dunphy added a point to put eight between them but Orlaith McGrath breathed life into Galway with a strong a smart finish…


Ladies into All-Ireland Semi-final

Ladies into All-Ireland Semi-final;

Galway 0-17 Monaghan 0-14Galway edged Monaghan in a cracker at St. Brendan's Park in Birr to reach the last four of the TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship.A spirited second half display was good enough for Connacht champions Galway as they knocked out last year's beaten All-Ireland finalists.Ten different Galway players were on the scoresheet but it was the Farney girls who started brightly when Ciara McAnespie split the posts after 25 seconds to mark their early intent, before Barbara Hannon squared the game with a well-taken Galway score.Therese McNally/Scott and Cathriona McConnell then gave the Ulster champions a two-point cushion, before they were controversially awarded a penalty on seven minutes when Noelle Connolly was judged to have foot-blocked a shot from McConnell.Galway will feel justice was done when Monaghan keeper Linda Martin's low kick sailed wide to the left of the posts, missing out on a golden chance to go five ahead early on.Caitriona Cormican and Ellen McCarron swapped scores before Niamh Kindlon restored Monaghan's two-point advantage.However a Galway purple patch saw Kevin Reidy's charges turn the game on…


Under 21's fail to Wexford

Under 21's fail to Wexford;

Wexford 1-21 Galway 1-19Wexford are through to their first Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland Under-21 hurling final since 2001 after defeating Galway by two points at Semple Stadium.The Slaneysiders lost last year's semi-final in shock fashion against Antrim but banished the bitter memories of that defeat.The sides were level ten times in front of 6,853 spectators but late scores from Gary Moore and Guiney edged Wexford over the line.Galway's Pádraic Brehony was desperately unlucky to find himself on the losing side, having contributed 1-05 of his 1-06 tally before half-time.The sides were level seven times in that opening half but a purple patch of scoring saw Galway reel off seven points before and after the break.Galway hels a one-point interval lead, 1-14 to 1-13, with a run of four points approaching the break.And when Shane Maloney and Padraic Brehony added points after the restart, Galway had four to spare.But Wexford's responded with a run of five unanswered points to regain the lead.Cathal Mannion levelled matters again and when wing back Adrian Tuohy landed another log range point, Galway were back in…


Galway face Wexford in Under 21

Galway face Wexford in Under 21;

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U21 Semi-FinalGalway v Wexford, Thurles, 6pm (Live on TG4) Galway play an All-Ireland semi-final in the U21 grade, in their first outing of the year in the competition, at Thurles on Saturday. All-Ireland minor champions in 2011, beating Dublin by 1-21 to 1-12 in the final, the Galway side will hope for telling contributions from Pádraic Brehony, Jason Flynn, Jonathan Glynn and Paul Killeen. All four are now established senior players and will be key members of Johnnie Kelly's side in Thurles, along with Éanna Burke from St Thomas' and Cathal Mannion. Given the strength they have in their panel, it is little wonder that the bookmakers have them as slight favourites ahead of the game.


Press Release- Alan Mulholland

Press Release- Alan Mulholland;

Alan Mulholland has decided not to exercise his option of another year as Galway Senior Football Manager for 2015. Alan has informed the County GAA Board that due to work and family commitments he will be unable to continue in his role as Senior Manager for the coming season. Alan’s contribution to Galway Football over the years has been both distinguished and significant. As a player, Alan had a distinguished career with both his Club and his County. He won a Senior County Club Football Championship medal with his Club Salthill-Knocknacarra in 1990. At County level, he won an All-Ireland Football medal in 1986 and two Senior Connacht Football Championship medals in 1987 and 1995. Alan also represented Ireland in the International Compromise Rules series in 1990. As Manager since 2004, Alan has been in charge of U16, U18, U21 and Galway Senior Teams. During this time, he guided Galway to win the All-Ireland Minor Football Final in 2007 and the All-Ireland U21 Football Final in 2011. Alan was appointed Manager of the Galway Senior Football Team in 2011 and…


Intermediate Quarter-Finals

Intermediate Quarter-Finals;

The Intermediate football championship has reached the Quarter Final stage with four games on this week-end, starting on Saturday in Kenny Park Killannin meet Ballinasloe at 5.00, in the opening rounds Killannin beat Claregalway by 0-14 to 1-10 and Glenamaddy by 1-13 to 0-6 while Ballinasloe lost their opening game to Monivea-Abbey by 0-12 to 1-12 but bounced back with wins over Oughterard 1-11 to 0-13 and Glenamaddy by 3-11 to 0-6, on the scoring front Simon Keller is Ballinasloe top marksman with 2-9 from three games while the Sweeney twins have shot six points each for two games. On Sunday we have three games Athenry play Corofin in Kenny Park at noon, Athenry beat Maigh Cuillin in round one by 2-8 to 1-10 and Monivea-Abbey by 2-17 to 1-16 while Corofin had wins over Williamstown 0-16 to 1-8 and Claregalway by 1-10 to 0-12 and lost to An Spideal by two points 4-9 to 4-11. Cathal Fahy is Athenry's top marksman with 3-7 from two outing while Colm O'Donovan has scored 3-15 from three games. In Annaghdown on Sunday…


Climb Croagh Patrick 'challenge'

Climb Croagh Patrick 'challenge';

Kilconieron GAA Club are currently organising a sponsored 'Climb of Croagh Patrick' in conjunction with Cystic Fibrosis Galway Hospital Project. The climb will take place on Saturday 30th August 2014. In an effort to make it a day to remember, we are reaching out to all the GAA clubs in Galway to seek their support for this venture. There are two targets, we hope to achieve: 1. We would like to have over 500 people climbing on the day. Many people say they would like to climb Croagh Patrick but had never got around to it. If you are one of them maybe this can be an opportunity not to be missed. 2. We are also trying to have every GAA club in Galway represented at the top of the mountain on the day. It would be a unique occasion and we are  hoping that every GAA club in Galway will be able to send one or more representatives togged out in their club jersey to climb with us on the day. Any support you could give us will be…


Extra time heartache for U16 Girls

Extra time heartache for U16 Girls;

GALWAY 4-13 DUBIN 6-12 The Galway U 16 girls had one leg in the All-Ireland final only to run out of steam in extra time after an epic battle with Dublin at Moate. The girls from the west were always chasing the game despite playing some good football especially in the 1st half but the 4 Dublin goals had them under pressure all the time. Dublin were a goal to 2 points up when Hannah O' Neill found the back of the net in the 11th minute to increase their lead. Claire Dunleavy fisted a point for Galway and this was followed by a point from Niamh Carty 3 minutes later. Laura Hession pulled off a fantastic save in the 26th minute but Dublin's Kate Huggard attempt at a point in the 28th minute just dropped short and ended up in the back of the net.Galway needed a goal quickly and Leanne Coen had the ball in the back of the net after a fantastic run. Another O'Neill goal in the last minute of the half left the H-T score…


Galway Under 14 Hurling Team defeated by Kilkenny in the Tony Forristal  Tournament Final
Front Row: (left to right) Gordan Duane, Mark Kennedy (Joint Captain), Ryan Flanagan, Jack Glynn, Paul Creaven, Conor Molloy, Darach Fahy, Diarmuid O'Brien, Cillian Lawless, Niall Coen, TJ Brennan, Michael Gallagher (manger) Back Row: (left to right) Noel Morrissey, Fergal Healy, Eoin Caulfield, Sean Joyce, Adam Clarke, Nathan Earner, David Jordan, Caimin Killeen, Enda Egan, Jack Egan, Conor Lee, Simon Thomas, Sean Duffy and Conor Walsh (Joint Captain) Tom Monaghan (Photo: Mike O’Hehir)
Galway Under 14 Hurling Team that competed in the Sonny Walsh Tournament hosted by Waterford
Front Row: (left to right) Shane Burke, Jack Finnerty, Sean Burke, Evan Kenny, Ben Murphy, Cathal Dolan, Simon O Grady, Ronan Mitchel,l Anthony Burns, Darren Costello, Damien McGlynn.  Back Row: (left to right) Michael Hehir, Gordan Duane,  Noel Keogh, Adam Page, Isaac De Hora, Jack Smyth, Mark Gill, Ryan McNeill, Cillian Clancy, Jack Reveille, Dylan Shaughnessy, Ronan Flannery, Aaron Madden, Michael Glynn, Jack McCullagh and Tom Monaghan.
Galway Ladies Under 14 Football Team
Connacht Champions 2014
Galway Minor Ladies Football Team
All-Ireland Champions 2014
County Senior Hurling Championship
Craughwell defeat Tynagh-Abbey-Duniry by 3-18 to 0-19
County Senior Hurling Championship
Gort defeat Kilnadeema-Leitrim by 0-25 to 1-8
Duggan Park Ballinasloe
County GAA Chairman, Noel Treacy & Members of the Duggan Park Committee under the first Floodlight mast
County Senior Hurling Relegation Round 1
Castlegar defeat Kiltormer by 1-16 to 0-16
Clarinbridge County Under 16 A Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Mark Kennedy, Liam Moran,  T.J..Brennan, Andrew Monaghan, Evan Niland, Patrick Foley, Sam McArdle, Shane Ryan, Jack Tuohy,Sean Tynan, Shane Donoghue.  Back Row: (left to right) Conor Lee, Ross Hynes, Aaron Martin, Hugh Lane, William Corcoran, Cian Salmon, Paul Donoghue, Ronan Walsh (Capt,) Ian O Brien, Philip Brennan, Conor Fox, and Luke Butler.

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