Galway GAA News

Corofin win League Title ;

Corofin added the Div 1 League title to their list of trophies for 2014 when deafeating Annaghdown in the replay in Tuam Stadium by 1-12 to 1-6, leading at the break by five  points 1-5 to 0-3, they went on to add seven points in part two to Annaghdowns 1-3. Tadgh Ó Conghaile presented the Mike Kenny cup to Michael Farragher

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Corofin U-21 'A' County Champions

Corofin U-21 'A' County Champions;

                        Corofin after beating Barna in the County U-21 A Football final played in Cregg, Annaghdown to day by 3-8 to 1-8

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Presentation to sponsor Pat McDonagh

Presentation to sponsor Pat McDonagh ;

To mark his long association and sponsorship of Galway GAA teams, Noel Treacy, County Board Chairman, presented Pat McDonagh of Supermac's with a replica of Croke Park at the County Convention in the Lough Rea Hotel & Spa.

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Think you can do better?

Think you can do better?;

Professonal referees are not on the GAA's agenda and any suggestion of full-time paid game officials is unlikely to be accepted by the Association.That's the view of Pat McEnaney, former top referee and current chairman of the GAA's Referees Committee. McEnaney was speaking at the launch of a national drive to recruit new referees into Gaelic games.Dubbed the 'Think you can do better?' campaign, the scheme will incorporate training and support for novice refs and will be extensively promoted throughout…

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Sean Armstrong leaves Inter-County scene

Sean Armstrong leaves Inter-County scene;

Galway forward Seán Armstrong has announced his retirement from inter-county football.The Salthill-Knocknacarra attacker is aged just 29, but he says he has lost the "grá" for the game.Armstrong didn't start a championship game for Galway in 2014, but he scored two points when he came off the bench against Mayo in the Connacht final, and did the same against Tipperary in the All-Ireland qualifiers.

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Paddy Sweeney Memorial Walk

Paddy Sweeney Memorial Walk;

On Saturday 20th December the Paddy Sweeney Memorial 8km Walk in aid of Cancer Care West and Killannin/Maigh Cuilinn GAA starts at Killannin Community Centre at 11.00am and finishes at Supervalu Maigh Ciillinn.For your sponsorship card contact Nora Ryan at 087 771 7794 or John Joe Higgins at 087 694 9861.You can also contact Cancer Care West at 091- 545000Nollaig Shona Dauibh

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Gort are the new Galway Champions

Gort are the new Galway Champions;

Gort 2-13 Portumna 1-10In a dramatic finish, Gort surprised reigning county and All-Ireland champions Portumna in the much-delayed Galway senior hurling final in Athenry, pouncing with two decisive late goals to take the title.They had led more or less all the way through, but Kevin Hayes' late goal for Portumna levelled the sides, and it briefly looked as though it might drive the champions to victory.However, Gort replied immediately with a goal from substitute Wayne Walsh to re-take control and…

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Corofin grind out win at Ruislip

Corofin grind out win at Ruislip;

Corofin 0-9 Tir Chonaill 0-2Corofin were forced to dig deep as they overcame a dogged Tir Chonaill Gaels side at Ruislip. The Galway champions looked in trouble at the interval, leading by just a single point after failing to utilise the strong breeze. But Tir Chonaill Gaels' hopes of a first All-Ireland quarter-final victory in 15 attempts were quickly quashed after the restart as Gary Sice inspired his side to victory, the half-forward kicking five second-half points.Corofin travelled to London…

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Match venue Change

Match venue Change;

The Div 3 football League play-off between Micháel Breathnach  and Cárna Caiseal will be played in Killannin at 2.00 tomorrow(Sunday) and Congrats to Killannin who beat Salthill Knocknacarra in the Div 2 League Final today pictured

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Athenry win their tenth U21 Title

Athenry win their tenth U21 Title;

Athenry 2-7 Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry 0-10The day might have had an arctic hue to it but the final contest for this county under-21 hurling A championship at Duggan Park on Sunday was red hot, as an Athenry side calling in all the old virtues of spirit and resilience – eventually prevailed after a gripping encounter.A sticky sod, a bitingly cold wind and some vicious showers did not present the ideal setting for this county final, but both sides still managed to produce some…

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Annaghdown add Junior A Title

Annaghdown add Junior A Title;

Annaghdown 1-8 An Spidéal 0-7This was trench warfare: abruising December battle, in which Annaghdown just about had the better hurlers to edge out An Spidéal in hand-to-hand combat to secure intermediate status for 2015.Annaghdown were the better team, but their scoring conversion rate was poor, which meant An Spidéal hung in there and always had a chance, making for a tense finale to this county junior 'A' decider.The quality of play was disappointing at times but it was good-spirited, and…

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Oranmore-Maree take Under 21 B Title

Oranmore-Maree take Under 21 B Title;

Oranmore-Maree 2-7 Kinvara 0-7A late goal in each half was enough for Oranmore-Maree to win the Under-21 B County Final. In a contest that failed to re-ally ignite, the goals proved crucial in a game where both sides' shooting was out of sorts.There was a total of 24 wides throughout the game with Oranmore-Maree proving far more wasteful, contributing 17 of the misses. To be fair to both sides, conditions were not easy with a swirling wind and heavy showers…

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Off the Booze Challenge

Off the Booze Challenge ;

Since its formation, the GAA has been about more than just providing a sporting and cultural outlet for our members. It has become part of the fabric of Irish life and we pride ourselves on the work carried out by our clubs, counties, and provinces on behalf of the health and wellbeing of our members and our communities. The GAA Community & Health Section was created to enhance and support this work. Click Here for Information

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Galway GAA 2014 Annual now on Sale;

The annual is now on sale around the county, its a 108 page issue and costs €10 a ideal Christmas Gift

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Junior B Title for Clarinbridge

Junior B Title for Clarinbridge;

Clarinbridge 2-9 Kinvara 2-5In the County Junior B Hurling Final Clarinbridge defeated Kinvara by four points. For one Clarinbridge man this victory was special - Brian Carr completed a unique collection of medals. He has now won county hurling medals at Minor, Under 21, Junior A, Junior B, Junior C, Intermediate and Senior

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Photograph and Video Gallery

Galway Hurling Final Jubilee Team 1989-2014
The Sarsfields team which won the County Senior Hurling Final in 1989 were honoured at Kenny Park on County Final day to mark the Silver Jubilee of that triumph. Back Row: (left to right) Patsy Ward, selector, Aidan Donohue, Brendan Cooney, Benny Wade, Michael Cooney, Noel Morrissey, Peter Cooney, Tommy Kenny, Mattie Conneely, Enda Morrissey, Sean Morrissey, Joe McGrath, Paddy Cleary, Tommy Fox, John McIntyre, coach, and Sean Kelly, selector. Front row: Joe Cooney, Declan Leslie, Donal Keane, Michael Mulkerrins, Michael Kenny, Padraig Kelly, Michael McGrath, Gerry McGrath, Pakie Cooney, Willie Earls, Joe Dolan, Jimmy Cooney, Dermot Hynes, Gerard Donoghue, Tony Ward and Cathal Dolan representing his late father, Martin, selector.
County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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County Final Hurling Day at Kenny Park
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Galway 3 in-a-row Celebrations
NOSTALGIA was in the air for the Galway 1960s’ All-Ireland Three-in-a-row heroes when the County GAA Board hosted a night of ce lebration at the Salthill Hotel last weekend. In front, from left: Seán Meade, Noel Tierney, Mrs Anne Colleran (for the late En da Colleran), Bosco McDermott, Mrs Kathleen McDonagh (for the late Mattie McDonagh), Mary O’Connor (for the late Kieran O’Connor), Mick Garrett, Michael Moore. Middle row, from left: Martin Newell, Tom Brennan, Tom Sands, Jimmy Glynn, Brian Geraghty, Jimmy Duggan, Liam Sammon, Frank McLoughlin, Colie McDonagh, Michael Coen, Tommy Keenan, Brendan Higgins (for Greg Higgins). At back, from left: Johnny Geraghty, Cyril Dunne, Séamus Leydon, Christy Tyrrell, Seán Cleary, John Keenan and John Reynolds (for Mick Reynolds).
Galway New York Hurling that won three-in-a-row senior championships in 1964, '65 and '66.
Front Row: (left to right) Frank Connolly (Craughwell), Josie Harte (Kilbeacanty), Ken Croke (Moycullen), Mike Curtin (Kinvara), Paddy Egan (Castlegar), Frank Connor (Ballinakill/Tommy Larkins), P.J. Curtin (Kinvara), Martin Dempsey (Turloughmore), Sean Ford (Ardrahan/Dublin), John Moran (Manager, Craughwell). Back Row: (left to right) Mattie Maloney (Monivea/Abbeyknockmoy), Paddy Donoghue (Ballinakill/Tommy Larkins), Frank Heaney (St Augustine's Galway City), Mike Conway (Ballinakill/Tommy Larkins), Paddy Ryan (Gurteen/Pearses), Jimmy Donoghue (Ballinakill/Tommy Larkins), Brendan Hynes (Ballymacward/Pearses), Jimmy Kelly (Loughrea), John Maher (Loughrea), Mike Wade (Bullaun/Sarsfields), John Hough (Kiltormer), John Joe Egan (Castelgar), Mick Bermingham (Dublin).
Galway New York 1964 Hurling Team at the Galway GAA Board Jubilee Banquet
Front Row: (left to right) Gerry Maher (Johnny Maher), Paddy Donohue, Raymond Croke (Ken Croke), Nasa Heaney (Frank Heaney), Brendan Hynes (Captain), Joe Burke, Mick Bermingham, Paddy Egan. Back Row: (left to right) Josie Harte, Frank Connors, John Joe Egan, Pat Curtin (P.J. Curtin), Pakie Burke (Johnny Burke), Erin Donohue (Jimmy Donohue), Frank Forde (Dennis Forde), Kevin Rohan (Bernie Rohan), Jimmy Kelly, Michael Maloney (Mattie 'Monty' Maloney), Paddy Ryan, Jody Connolly (Frank Connolly), JohnHough, Mike Wade and Michael Curtin (Mick Curtin)
Galway GAA Jubilee Banquet in the Salthill Hotel
In honour of the three-in-a-row Teams
Athenry County Under 21 A Hurling Champions
Front Row: (left to right) Darragh Keane, Aaron Van Niekerk, Shane O’Reilly, Michael Mullins, Oisin McLoughlin, Keith Keady, Ronan Byrne, Colm Flynn, Ryan Shaughnessy, Stephen Parr. Back Row: (left to right) Cathal Keane, Dean Healy, Darragh Rohan, Ciaran O’Dwyer, Darragh Hynes, Cathal Hardiman, Paddy Hannon, Aidan Higgins, Dermot O’Halloran, Damien Fahy, Stephen Madden and Enda Gannon.
County Juvenile Hurling Committee
Front Row: (left to right) Damian McGrath Runai Cunta, Mark Brennan Leas Uachtaran, Michael Hehir Cathaoirleach, Tony O'Donovan Runai, Sylvie Donoghue Uachtaran, Eamon Kelly Leas Uachtaran. Back Row: (left to right) Pauric Logan, John McDonagh, John Cloonan, Dessie O'Brien, David Earls and Patrick Healy.

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