Galway GAA News

Oileain Árainn 'fly out' this time

Oileain Árainn 'fly out' this time;

The Gaelic footballers of Oileain Árainn enter unchartered waters this weekend as they cross the Irish Sea to take on John Mitchels of Liverpool in the All-Ireland club junior football championship quarter-final.Throw-in time for this unique quarter-final showdown is 1.30pm on Saturday at Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham, home of Lancashire GAA. The Aran squadand management fly-out to England on Friday and a supporters' bus, which is sold out, is travelling from the islands by bus and ferry.Scores more islanders – and Galwegians – living in the UK are expected to make the…

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Sixties heroes to be honoured

Sixties heroes to be honoured;

GALWAY'S greatest ever Gaelic footballers will be honoured with a Golden Jubilee banquet to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the All-Ireland three-in-a-row winning teams of the sixties.By: Dara Bradley (Connacht Tribune)Tickets for the banquet to honour the heroes of the All-Ireland senior football champions of 1964, 1965 and 1966, are selling fast, according to the organiser, Galway GAA Chairman, Noel Treacy. The 30 or so squad members from that golden era of football in Galway will be honoured with awards at…

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Juvenile Award for Ballygar Club

Juvenile Award for Ballygar Club;

St. Brendan's, Ballygar have been presented with the Coiste Peil Na nOg Club of the Year award. From left: Padraig Mac Donnacha Larry Lohan, P.J. Rabbit, Regina Naughton, Mike Quinn, Tommy Fallon, Noel Treacy, County Board Chairman, Linda Kilheeny, Brendan McDermott, Frank Walsh, and Frank Quinn.

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The Abbey GAA Story

The Abbey GAA Story;

A history of Abbeyknockmoy GAA Club by West Cork born Caherine Forde was launched in O'Donohues, Abbeyknockmoy recently. The book, compiled in scrapbook style, from match reports in the Tuam Herald and Connach Tribune is on sale in the usual outlets.Photo: Senior team members Padraic O'Donnell, Declan Molloy, Stephen Ruane and Tommy Farragher with the club history at the launch.

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Gary masks up for Final

Gary masks up for Final;

Last weekend's victory marked Corofin's first Connacht title since they did two in-a-row in 2008 and '09 and it left them just one win short of the record seven won by Roscommon's Clann na nGael. They have a quarter-final against Tir Chonail Gaels in Ruislip on the weekend of December 13/14, to see who will play the Leinster champions in the semi-finals.Yet while Clann won seven Connacht titles from 1982-89 they never managed to push on and land an All-Ireland, which Corofin did…

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Gort v Beagh in Kenny Park

Gort v Beagh in Kenny Park;

The County Senior Hurling Championship continues this Sunday with the meeting of south Galway neighbours in the semi-final at Kenny Park, Athenry. Throw in is at 2.00pm with a place in the Final against All-Ireland Club Champions Portumna awaiting the winners on Sunday 14th December, again at Kenny Park.

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Thomas' crowned Minor Champions

Thomas' crowned Minor Champions;

St. Thomas' 1-9 Sarsfields 2-5A third quarter fightback, along with an Amy Caulfield goal ten minutes from time, helped St. Thomas' to a narrow victory asthey were crowned County Minor A camogie champions.In a keenly contested final that saw some physical but fair challenges, Caulfield's hand pass to the net finally gave the Kilchreest/Peterswell team the lead after trailing throughout the contest, but they still had to hold out over the final 10 minutes asKlara Donohue reduced the deficit for…

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Beagh back in contention

Beagh back in contention;

Beagh 0-13 Ardrahan 0-9The South Galway derby at Kenny Park, Athenry between Ardrahan and Beagh may not have gone as most people expected. Beagh seized their second chance to record a four point win and earn a place against Gort in the county hurling semifinal on Sunday next. They were fully deserving of their win and will now face another derby, this time against their nearest neighbours and 2011 county champions. Photo's: Sean Ryan.    

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Corofin's win Title with style

Corofin's win Title with style;

Corofin 2-13 Ballintubber 1-07Corofin cruised to their sixth Connacht SFC club title when they never trailed to Ballintubber in the final at at MacHale Park in Castlebar. They dominated the opening half but had to be content with a 0-07 to 0-04 interval lead.But once Gary Sice drilled home their first goal eight minutes after the restart they never looked back and Gary then set up Ian Burke for the decisive second goal three minutes later.Ballintubber, appearing in their first…

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Ardrahan face Beagh in SHC

Ardrahan face Beagh in SHC;

Turloughmore's appeal against their explusion from the Galway Senior Hurling Championship has been lost. At a hearing before the Disputes Resolution Authority Tribunal in Mullingar on Monday evening, the appeal against the decision of the Galway Competitions Control Committee was unsuccessful.This allows the Galway Senior Hurling Championship to recommence immediately and Ardrahan are due to take on Beagh this Sunday in Kenny Park (2pm).The winners will face 2011 champions Gort at the semi-final stage on Sunday week (November 30).Reigning county…

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Corofin seek Connacht glory

Corofin seek Connacht glory;

The eagerly anticipated AIB Connacht senior Football Club Championship final between Corofin and Mayo champions Ballintubber takes place this Sunday (2pm) at MacHale Park, Castlebar. It promises to be a top class game with both sides possessing some sublime forwards and showing tremendous form in their respective wins over St Brigid's and Aughawillian

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Glenamaddy/Kilkerrin Reunion

Glenamaddy/Kilkerrin Reunion;

St. Mary's Camogie Club Glenamaddy/Kilkerrin will hold a reunion on Saturday December 13th commencing with Mass in Glenamaddy Church at 7.00pm followed by Refreshments in Conneally's Lounge Kilkerrin for all former players, mentors, officers and supporters of the Club. The Club was formed in 1970 by Fr Sean Higgins, Sr Fatima, Peadar O'Dowd of St Benin's VS, Mary Monaghan and Anne Quinn. The Club went on to win County Junior and Provincial titles in the 1970s before their big breakthrough…

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Galway Club in New York celebrate

Galway Club in New York celebrate;

It was a momentous occasion for the Galway hurling fraternity in New York when the club celebrated their 100th anniversary with a major function. The incredible success of the Galway Hurling Club in New York over the last century was marked with a lavish celebration in the Astoria World Manor. Players from the past and present were honoured by the club with former Galway hurling star and former GAA President Joe McDonagh being the guest of honour. The club have won…

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Press Release - Senior Championship

Press Release - Senior Championship;

At a hearing before the Disputes Resolution Authority Tribunal, held in Mullingar on Monday evening, 17th November 2014, the appeal of CLG Turloughmore against the decision of the Galway Competitions Control Committee was unsuccessful. This allows the Galway Senior Hurling Championship to recommence immediately.

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Glory for Árainn in Connacht Final

Glory for Árainn in Connacht Final;

Oileain Árainn 0-16 Achill Island 0-8Oileain Árainn recorded a double-scores victory over Achill Island in the 'battle of the islands' Connacht Club Junior Football Championship Final at Tuam Stadium.The Galway champions were always in control, leading by 0-8 to 0-4 at half-time and eventually pulling away for a comfortable victory after Pee Sweeney's '45' had left just a goal between the sides early in the second half.Some excellent score-taking by Mairtin Gill, Eoin Pol and Cillian Connolly in the last…

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County Junior C Hurling Final
Meelick/Eyrecourt players celebrating their victory
Cappataggle County Intermediate Hurling Champions
Players celebrating their victory after the final at Ballinasloe
Intermediate Final goes to replay
The destination of the Mick Sylver Cup for 2014 will be decided on Saturday next at 2.30pm in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. Cappataggle and Ahascragh Fohenagh have to meet again following a thrilling draw at the same venue. With five minutes remaining, Ahascragh Fohenagh, leading by three points looked like winners but Cappataggle dug deep to grab three valuable points to earn a draw. Photo: Joe Keane
Mullagh County Senior Camogie Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Jennifer Coone, Ciara Donohue, Sinead Cahalan, Aoife Donoghue, Rachel Monaghan, Patricia Manning, Maria O'Brien, Cathy Bowes, Alison Clarke, Claudia Lowry, Aisling Hobbins. Back Row: (left to right) Erica Coen, Colette Hardiman, Karen Kennedy, Carol Briscoe, Niamh O'Brien, Leona Monaghan, Colette Glennon, Claire Dolphin, Sarah Dervan, Brenda Cahalan, Catriona Daly, Therese Manton, Sharon Dolan, Sarah Dolan and Deirdre Kelly.
Oranmore Maree County Intermediate Camogie Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Aisling Harte, Christina Brennan (Captain), Eilis Hogan, Aoife Bannon, Aoife Harte, Ciara Hanniffy, Roisin Black, Ailish O'Reilly, Eimear O'Donovan, Tara Costello and Danielle Clear. Back Row: (left to right) Aoife Geraghty, Roisin McInerney, Fiona Whelan, Kelley Malone, Shannon Costello, Niamh Hanniffy, Lorraine Reynolds, Elaine Hanniffy, Aishling Finn, Sorcha Hanniffy, captain, Sacra Mannion, Aisling Nolan, Jenny Joyce, Emily Gill, Avril Shaugnessy and Aoife Carr.
Clarinbridge County Under 15 A Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Conan McCann, Ryan Flanagan, Oisin Salmon, Shane Ryan, Issac Dehora, Jack Touhy, Stevie Lane-Spelman, Sean Tynan, Mark Kennedy, Barry Corcoran, T.J.Brennan, Luke Egan. Back Row: (left to right) Sam McArdle, Conor Fox, Ross Hynes, Jack Murphy, LiamMoran Luke Butler, Paul Donoghue, Hugh Lane, Shane Donoghue, Conor Lee, Aaron Martyn, Dylan Butler and Luke Foley.
County Minor Football Champions
Mountbellew-Moylough panel and mentors celebrating their County Minor (A) Football Championship final victory over Salthill -Knocknacarra at Tuam Stadium
Corofin County Senior Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Barry O'Donovan, Conor Langan, Eanna Langan, Conor Cunningham, Ian Burke, Michael Farragher, captain; Ronan Steede, Martin Farragher, Kevin Murphy, Alan Burke, Michael Comer, Micheál Lundy, Joe Canney, Aeneas Lawless, Dylan Wall. Back Row: (left to right) Shane Monaghan, Keith Murphy, Gary Delaney, Oisín Mannion, David Morris, Alan O'Donovan, Liam Silke, Daithí Burke, Kieran Fitzgerald, Thomas Healy, Gary Sice, Pádraig Hanly, Adrian Molloy, Jason Leonard, Greg Higgins, Cathal Silke, James Farragher and Ciarán McGrath.
Galway’s All-Ireland Three-in-a-Row of the 1960s were honoured at the County Football Finals
At back, from left: Cyril Dunne, Séamus Leydon, John Keenan, Liam Sammon, Jimmy Duggan, Seán Meade, Tommy Brennan, Mick Moore, Seán Cleary, Martin Newell, Pat McLoughlin (for his brother, Frank), Mick Garrett, Pat Coen (for Mick Coen), Frankie Kyne (selector), Noel Tierney, Tommy Keenan. In front, from left: Bosco McDermott, Brian Geraghty, Chri sty Tyrrell, Colie McDonagh, Shane Colleran (for the late Enda Colleran) , Alanna Power (for the late Mick Tarpey), Mrs Kathleen McDonagh (for the late Mattie McDonagh), Laura Mulrooney (for her father, Johnny Geraghty), Seán Brennan, Anthony Glynn (for Jimmy Glynn). Tom Cunningham, a selector in the Three-in-a-row era, was also in attendance on the day. PHOTO: RAY RYAN
Killimor County Minor B Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Aaron Duane, Shane Scully, Brian Gohery, Killian O Hara, Shane Whelan, Sean O Grady (captain), Shane Madden, Sean Callagy, Kevin Hanney, Stephen Quinn, Seamus McEvoy (selector). Back Row: (left to right) Francis Larkin (selector), Donal Shiel, Ryan Gohery, Sean Costelloe, Emilio Burke, Cian Ryan, Conor Donnelly, Ronan Egan, Jason Broderick, Eoin McEvoy, Stephen Quinn, Cathal Porter and Eamon Hanney (selector).
Annaghdown County Minor B Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Pete Lynch, Enda Callanan, Stephen Burke, Mike Naughton, Michael Devaney captain, Darragh Fahy, Cathal Small, Adam Quirke, Aaron Hardiman, Tomás Griffin, Egan Naughton. Back Row: (left to right) Patrick McLoughlin, Nigel Kerr, Eoin Curry, Conor Maloney, Isaac Hand, Darren Groarke, Stephen Potter, Patrick Flaherty, D. J. Whelan, Ryan Forde, Pierce Glynn, John Curry.
Craughwell County Under15 B Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Morgan Flynn, Diarmuid McCartin, Dean Callinan, Jack Lally, Paul Greaney,(Capt)  Fiachra Morrissey, Alan Callinan, Dean Clarke, Calum Kenny. Back Row: (left to right) Stephen Forde, Adam Lawlor Smalle, Dylan Hamill, Kyle Heverin, Brian Hynes, Cormac Dooley, Adam Clarke, Cillian Dolan, Ronnie Galvin, Dylan Finn, Oisin O Brien, Adrian Prendergast and Oisin Keating.
Kilkerrin-Clonberne County Ladies Senior Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Louise Ward, Nicola Ward, Ailbhe Mahoney, Karen Finnegan, Anne Marie Boyle, Aoife Heverin, Lisa Walsh, Olivia Divilly, Emma Flanagan, Annette Clarke (captain), Anne Marie Finnerty. Back Row: (left to right) Lisa Gannon, Deirdre Bracken, Sarah Ward, Sarah Gormally, Caoimhe Boyle, Claire Dunleavy, Siobhán Divilly, Lisa Murphy, Marie Treacy, Ciara Heverin, Katie Fleming, Aoife McStay and Aisling Walsh.
Killannin County Intermediate Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) David O Connor, Robert Ryan, Niall Walsh, Peter O' Halloran, Marvin Lee (captain), Johnny Heaney, Stephen Kavanagh, Ruairi Greene, Enda Kelly, Cathal Walsh, Ardal O' Neill, Callum Chiaponi, Ronan Caldwell, Kieran Caldwell, Robert Lee. Back Row: (left to right) Pat Quealey (manager), Dave Melia (selector), Shane Sheridan, Niall Acton, Ferdia O Halloran, Patrick Sweeney, Edwin Murray, Cathal Sweeney, James Walsh, Eamon McDonagh, Iano Thornton, PJ Gorham, Mark Kinnevey, David Walsh, Chris Ryan, Johnny Kelly (selector) Christy Lydon (chairman) and Kevin Walsh
Oileain Árainn County Junior Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Aonghus O hIarnáín, Mairtin Seoighe (Stiofan), Mairtin O Goill, Patrick O Domhnaill, Conal O hIarnáin, Ciaran O Domhnaill, Padraig Éinne O hIarnáin, Kealan Seoighe, Mairtin Seoighe (Celine) Cillian Seoighe, Cian O hIarnain, Stiofan O hIarnáin, Joe Seoighe. Back Row: (left to right) Mairtin Seoighe (Maggie) Michael O Flatherta, Eoin de Blacum, Tyler O Flatherta, Ronan O Flatherta, Adrain O Coinceannan, Adam O Cléirigh, Caomhan Seoighe, Diarmad O hAllmháin, Daracn O Breannán, Cillian O Conghaille, Eoin Poil agus Colm O Breannán.
Claregalway County Under 16 Division 1A Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Michael O'Dwyer, Matthew Kilgannon, Sean Kilmartin, Keelan Granger, Aaron Molloy, Barry Goldrick, Jack Hansberry, Eoghan Gallagher, Brion Connolly, Conor Campbell, Padraig Commons, Sean Lyons, Cillian Green. Back Row: (left to right) Luke Roche, Mark Hughes, Oisín Connolly, Thomas Coyle, Mark King, Andrew Carr, Shane Moylan, Tommy Molloy, Aaron Moran, Barry Callanan, Colm Trill and Colm Kelly.
Turloughmore County Minor A Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Mark Fahy, Daniel Loftus, Conor Shaughnessy, Daniel Burke, Keith Herwood, Barry Callanan, Matthew Hession, mascot, Sean Linnane, Brian Callanan, Karl Conneely, Eoin Whelan, Cathal Whelan and Ronan Duffy. Back Row: (left to right) Conor Phillips, Stephen Doyle, Gearoid Linnane, Michael Naughton, James Murphy, Cillian Hurney, Shane Moores, Jamie Holland, Sean Loftus, Richard Doyle, Dara Joyce, Shane Dunleavy, Cian Mullen, Padraig Kearney and Ultan Hurney.
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.
Sarsfields County Under 16 A Camogie Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Alana Duhan,  Maura Melody, Cliona Cahalan, Deirdre Larkin, Yvonne Lyons, Erica Leslie, Karina Cannon, Hannah Curley, Siobhan McGrath, Rachel Murray, Stephanie Spain. Back Row: (left to right) Ciara Keane, Aishling Kenny, Aoibheann Duhan, Katie Monahan, Sarah Glynn, Sarah Gallagher, Sarah Spellman, Eimear Larkin (captain), Klara Donohue, Rachel Murphy, Grainne Ryan, Sinead Cannon, Stephanie Cannon and Denise Gormally.
Clonbur County Intermediate Ladies Football Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Aoife Kerrigan, Leah Doyle, Karen Keane, Clíona Joyce, Deirdre Joyce, Ashling Egan, Aoife Joyce, Lorna Joyce, Emer Wallace, Michaela Kearney and Blaithín Coyne. Back Row: (left to right) Ashling Doherty, Trish Moran, Paula Fitzgerald, Maireád Joyce, Aoibhinn Joyce, Rita Kearney, Anne Marie Kerrigan, Maireád Coyne, Máire Casey, Sinéad Egan, Caitríona Egan and Jackie Moran.
Mountbellew/Moylough County Minor Football Champions
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Craughwell Under 12 Hurling Team
Winners of the Jim Doyle Hurling Tournament in Maree

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