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Hurlers get Leinster campaign off to perfect start at Tullamore (2)

League champions Galway got their championship campaign up and running with an emphatic 2-28 to 1-17 win over Dublin at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.The dismissal early in the second-half of Dublin defender Cian O’Callaghan minimised any chance of an upset as Galway advanced to a Leinster SHC semi-final meeting with Offaly next month. It was only Galway’s second ever senior ch... read more..

Celtic Challenge Round 3

CELTIC CHALLENGE ROUND 3 Three wins for Galway Teams Galway McDonagh 4-16 North Clare 0-7Three in a row and heading for Division one is the mid term progress report for Galway north. Darren O Brien opened the scoring for North Clare before three in a row from TJ Brennan, Conor Molloy and Isaa Dehora set Galway up for a lead they never subsequently surrendered. North Clare's top forward Tom Bar read more..

Football Championship Draws (Round 2) 2017

Senior Winners GroupCaherlistrane v St JamesCorofin v Maigh CuilinnTuam Stars v Salthill-KnocknacarraLeitir Mór v Monivea-AbbeyAnnaghdown v Mountbellew-MoyloughSenior Losers GroupMilltown v CaltraCortoon-Shamrocks v KillanninMl Breathnach v BearnaSt Michael’s v KillererinAn Cheathru Rua v KilconlyIntermediate Winners GroupOranmore-Maree v GlenamaddyAn Spideal v HeadfordMenlough v Cl read more..

Irish Junior National Under 19 Handball Title

Diarmuid Mulkerrins erupts with joy after clinching his maiden Irish Junior National Under 19 Handball Title.... read more..

HurlingToTheCore

To mark the beginning of a summer of hurling. #HurlingToTheCore celebrates Bord Gáis Energy’s belief that hurling is more than a sport or pastime - it is deeply ingrained in Irish history and stitched into our national identity. In attendance at the Bord Gáis Energy Summer of Hurling Launch is GAA Director General, Páraic Duffy, centre right, with from left, Patrick Curr... read more..

Celtic Challenge Galway Hurling Squads

Celtic Challenge Galway Hurling Squads Galway McDonagh Celtic Challenge SquadBack Row: (left to right) Willie Burke, T J Brennan, Sean Burke, Conor Lee, Diarmuid O’Brien, Dylan Shaughnessy, Mark Gill, Jack Egan, Daragh Conneely, Sean Joyce, Jack Hughes, Eoghan Kerin, Damien Curley. Front Row: (left to right) Damien McGlynn, Conor Molloy, Micheal Glynn, Mark Kennedy, Isaac Dehora, Nei... read more..

Ladies Football Draw Winner

Galway Ladies Football Captain Emer Flaherty presents Marion Wilson and her children with her €100 prize in  March Supporter's Club Draw. read more..

Hurling League Final Management 2017

Galway manager Michéal Donoghue with selectors Noel Larkin and Francis Forde after the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Final between Galway and Tipperary. Photo by Joe Keane read more..

David Burke inspires Galway to victory at Gaelic Grounds

All-Star midfielder David Burke produced a stunning display for Galway as they ended Division 1B campaign with a fourth win at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Limerick led by 1-13 to 0-15 at the end of an exciting opening half which saw Cian Lynch strike for the only goal of the game just before the break. But David Burke was a colossus at the start of the second-half, and he reeled off five poi... read more..

Footballers score five goals against Derry at Tuam Stadium

Galway’s promotion hopes stepped up a gear in a cracking contest at Tuam Stadium when they eventually saw off a brave Derry side. Damian Barton’s men looked good on a number of occasions to secure a priceless victory, but a youthful Derry side were hit by a good response from the Tribesmen at crucial moments of a superb match. Derry had the advantage of the diagonal wind in the openi... read more..

Under 21 Footballers survive poor second half display against Leitrim

Galway survived a spirited second half rally from Leitrim to set up an intriguing Eirgid Connacht Under 21 Semi-Final encounter with All Ireland champions Mayo. A bizarre match unfolded in Tuam with Galway accumulating a 19 point advantage which was cut down to four in the closing stages. With Michael Daly and Peter Cooke prominent at centrefield Galway took control reeling off 4-8 on the spin f... read more..

Galway Hurling & Football Championship Draws 2017

County Hurling Championship Draws 2017 Senior A (Group 1) Senior A (Group 2) Senior B (Group 1) Senior B (Group 2) CraughwellLoughreaLiam MellowsTommy LarkinsCappataggleMullagh Padraig Pearses PortumnaSarsfieldsGortTurloughmoreSt. Thomas' CarnmoreBeaghArdrahanTynagh/Abbey-DuniryCastlegarClarinbridge  MoycullenAthenryKillimordalyAhascragh/FohenaghKilnadeeman/Leitri... read more..

Galway retain Connacht FBD Football League Title

Goals from Cillian McDaid and Danny Cummins ensured Galway retained the Connacht FBD League title.Ultimately a lively encounter at Kiltoom was shaded by Galway, who will be content with the form of newcomers Cillian McDaid and Barry McHugh in attack before their Allianz Football League games.Roscommon were bright initially with Ultan Harney effective in a targetman full forward role enabling his c... read more..

New GAA Senior Hurling Championship Sponsor - Bord Gais

Bord Gáis Energy has signed a three-year deal with the GAA to become a sponsor of the All-Ireland senior hurling championship. The company has also sponsored the U-21 hurling championship since 2009. The deal was announced at Croke Park, where GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghaill said the organisation "hope to further build on what is already an excellent partners... read more..

Galway far too strong for Leitrim in FBD League

Promising Galway under 21 player Cillian McDaid rifled two goals for Kevin Walsh's team, who cruised to a surprisingly emphatic win over Leitrim at Ballinamore.Galway made a flying start scoring three goals in the opening six minutes. Danny Cummins, Cillian McDaid, and Paul Conroy all rattled the Galway net as the Tribesmen accumulated a 3-14 to 0-4 half-time lead.McDaid and Sean Armstrong decorat... read more..

Galway prevail in the snow against NUIG at Duggan Park

Sean McInerney's late goal sealed Galway's win over NUIG at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe on Thursday evening.Galway trailed by six points at the break, but dominated the second period with Davy Glennon, Dan Nevin, and McInerney prominent.Backed by the wind in the opening period NUIG established a 0-11 to 0-5 interval advantage. Gerry Hennelly fired over four first half points, including three frees.... read more..

Islanders make football history - Inishbofin duo make Galway debuts

Michael Day (left) and Ruairi Lavelle from Inishbofin who both made their senior debuts for Galway against Sligo in the FBD League  Photo: MEDIA WEST   In a week when the GAA clubs of Ireland stood up to be counted, the small Galway island of Inishbofin had a double reason for celebration after two of their own made the breakthrough at senior intercounty level.Goalkeeper Ruairi Lavel read more..

Heart always close to home - the late Vincent Walsh returns to Derrybrien

Dusk was enfolding evening and 2016 was dropping into the New Year as the family and many friends of Vincent Walsh gathered at his burial in his beloved Derrybrien on the slopes of Sliabh Aughty.Former Galway County GAA Chairman, Noel Treacy, summed things up when he described Vincent's passing as a huge loss to County Galway. “Vincent was a mainstay of County Galway in Dublin, a welcoming v... read more..

Holders Galway advance in FBD Football League at Enniscrone

Holders Galway finished strongly to defeat Sligo at Enniscrone. Eddie Hoare and Barry McHugh rifled over important late points for Kevin Walsh's side, who were 0-6 to 0-4 behind at half-time. Johnny Duane, Fiontan O'Curraoin, and Sean Armstrong all returned to inter-county action for Galway. Brendan Guckian's first match in charge of Leitrim culminated in an emphatic win over GMIT. Emlyn Mulliga... read more..

Galway off to winning start in 2017 (2)

A youthful Galway outfit were far too strong for DIT securing a comfortable 1-30 to 0-12 win in Ballinasloe.With Thomas Monaghan, Brian Molloy, and Davy Glennon effective in attack Galway dominated throughout.Micheal Donoghue’s charges led by 0-18 to 0-8 at the break as Monaghan, Molloy, and Glennon combined to score 11 points between them.Ahead by 0-10 to 0-6 after 23 minutes Galway then st... read more..

Connacht Footballers advance to Interprovincial Final

Sigo man Niall Murphy's 59th-minute goal kept alive Connacht's hopes of winning back-to-back interprovincial football championship titles for the first time since the 1950s as they edged Leinster at Parnell Park. A youthful Connacht side started this semi-final well and raced into 0-5 to 0-1 lead as Danny Cummins and Jason Doherty were among the early scores for the westerners. Westmeath’s... read more..

Leinster hold out for Interprovincial Hurling victory

Leinster lost Kilkenny star Colin Fennelly to a red card but still managed to fend off the challenge of Connacht in this afternoon’s Inter-provincial hurling semi-final clash in Nenagh. Fennelly walked following an off-the-ball clash with Paul Killeen midway through the second half and while the scores were tied at the time – 1-08 apiece – Ciarán Hetherton’s Leinste... read more..

All-Ireland Final glory for Annaghdown Ladies Football

Niamh Duggan, left, and Mary Kate Killilea of Annaghdown lift the cup following the All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Club Championship Final 2016 between Annaghdown and Shane O’Neills at Parnell Park. Annaghdown ladies joined an elite number of Galway clubs to capture the All-Ireland Intermediate final at Parnell Park on Sunday last with a two point win over Armagh side Shane O&rs read more..

Ahascragh/Fohenagh crowned Connacht Champions after replay

Cathal Mannion shot a personal tally of 2-11 for the Galway Intermediate Hurling Champions, Ahascragh/Fohenagh, who won the Connacht Final Replay at Athleague. The winners led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the break after playing into the breeze.Cathal's brother Padraig excelled in defence in a sweeper role and with midfielder Laurence Tully also to the fore throughout, the Galway representatives got a grip on... read more..

Corofin will play St. Bridget's in Connacht Club Final

Corofin set up a Connacht SFC club final meeting with St Brigid’s of Roscommon after defeating the reigning provincial champions in their own backyard at McHale Park in Castlebar.It will be a repeat of the 2011 Connacht final in two weeks when Corofin will be bidding for their seventh provincial title against a Brigid's side going for their fifth.Corofin, backed by the wind, made the most of... read more..

Corofin will play St. Bridget's in Connacht Club Final

Corofin set up a Connacht SFC club final meeting with St Brigid’s of Roscommon after defeating the reigning provincial champions in their own backyard at McHale Park in Castlebar.It will be a repeat of the 2011 Connacht final in two weeks when Corofin will be bidding for their seventh provincial title against a Brigid's side going for their fifth.Corofin, backed by the wind, made the most of... read more..

Masters Football Team are pipped by Cavan in Semi-Final

Galway Gaelic Masters Football Team fell short in their attempt to make their 5th final in 5 years, halted by a very good Cavan team performance in Ballymote Co. Sligo. Galway started the brightest with a well taken point from Ballygar’s Thomas Finneran. Cavan then replied with 2 points from Rapheal Rodgers and Michael Clinch before Glenamaddy’s Shay Walsh scored a trademark long range... read more..

Claregalway Hotel Football Dream Teams 2016

This years Galway Senior and Intermediate Football Dream Teams have been announced and are sponsoed again by the Claregalway Hotel - the teams are as follows: Senior Team1 Bernie Power – Corofin2 Cathal Silke – Corofin3 Finian Hanley – Salthill/Knocknacarra4 Gavin Duffy – Salthill/Knocknacarra5 Kieran Molloy – Corofin6 Kieran Fitzgerald – Corofin7 Conor Hollora... read more..

Kiltormer 1991 Hurling Champions Honoured

Heroes of the past... the victorious Kiltormer Hurling Team of 1991, honoured at the 2016 Galway County Senior Hurling Final in Pearse Stadium. Front Row: (left to right) Tony Hough, Sean McKeigue, Brian McManus, Damien Curley, Tony Kilkenny, Tony Furey, Kevin Tierney, Kieran Lynch, Michael Callagey (selector), Dermot Cox, Fionan Curley and Stevie Cormican (representing Sean Cormican). Back Row: read more..

Two in row Minor A Hurling Titles for the 'Bridge

Clarinbridge won the County Minor A Hurling Final at Kenny Park in Athenry with a 2-20 to 0-9 win over Kilnadeema/Leitrim. Photo: Hurling Committee Chairman Michael Larkin presenting Clarinbridge minor captain Evan Nyland with the Fr. Griffin Cup. Minor Hurling Championship Sponsorship Michael Burke presenting the Pier Head player of the match award to Clarinbridge's Ian O'Brien.... read more..

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