Club Championship Draws 2024

Details of the upcoming Senior, Intermediate, Primary Junior Club Football and Senior, Senior B, Intermediate Club Hurling Championship draws have been announced

Scór na bPáistí County Champions 2024

Congratulations to the winners of Scór na bPáisti yesterday!

Thank you to all teachers, parents, Menlough hall committee, adjudicators, Fear an Tí Liam Rabbitte, Galway GAA Scór committee and finally all our brilliant competitors.

Recitation: Castleblakeney N.S.


Quiz: Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh

Ballad Group: Gurteen N.S.

Novelty Act: Castleblakeney N.S.

Solo Singing: Menlough N.S.

Instrumental Music: Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha

Set Dancing: Newtown N.S.


Figure Dancing: Ballymacward N.S.

Press Release: Uniting the Tribes

Galway GAA Fundraising Golf Classic

Scór na bPáisti

Appointment of Galway GAA Finance and Operations Manager

Galway GAA is delighted to announce the appointment of Sean O’Connor as the new Finance & Operations Manager. Sean joins us from Galway Property Management, where he held the position of General Manager. He succeeds Mark Gottsche, who is transitioning to the role of National Operations & Engagement Manager for Games Development at Croke Park.

Sean brings a wealth of experience in financial administration, commercial development, and facilities management to his new role. Sean’s active involvement with Loughrea Gaelic Football Club, where he served as Chairperson and contributes as a coach at the juvenile level, underscores his deep commitment to Gaelic games.

Galway GAA Chairperson Paul Bellew stated “We are delighted to have Sean on board and look forward to working closely with him. This is a pivotal role, and Sean’s extensive skill set will undoubtedly benefit Galway GAA in the years to come. Change brings opportunity and Sean has the energy and expertise to bring new ideas and insights that will have a significant impact. We wish him every success in his new role and supporting him in it.”

He also added “On behalf of everyone associated with Gaelic games in Galway, I want to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank Mark Gottsche for the indelible impact he has made on Galway GAA. He has been the key driving force in transforming the financial and reputational position of Galway GAA over the past 5 years. His contribution can never be overstated. We owe him a sincere debt of gratitude and we look forward to building on the position he has put us in over the next few years.”

Sean O’Connor is set to commence his role as Finance & Operations Manager on June 24th, 2024. Galway GAA extend our best wishes to both Sean and Mark in their respective roles and look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead.

Scór Gaillimh update

It was a very successful night in Oranmore for Scór Gaillimh. The event began with our quiz where eight teams were vying for a place in the Connacht Final. Beagh emerged as overall winners in a hotly contested competition. This was followed by the Solo Singing with Richard Egan from St. Thomas’ taking first prize. Next up were the Ballad Groups and here, Mountbellew/Moylough proved to be the winners. Finally, we finished off the night with the Nuachleas and Abbeyknockmoy emerged as victors. We at Scór Gaillimh – Cormac O Conaire, Marie Greaney and Carmel Costello, would like to sincerely thank Turloughmore, Kinvara Camogie and Hurling, Cortoon and Barna for participating and wish our winners the very best of luck in the Connacht Final. Special thanks to Roisin Rodgers for adjudicating and to our quizmaster, Liam Rabbitte. Great to see so many participants and audience members and we’re looking forward to hosting Scór na bPaisti in the near future. The Connacht Final will be held in Toreen, Co. Mayo on April 14th.

Ádh mór ar gach duine i gComortas an Chraobh Chonnachta !

Ballad Group: Mountbellew/Moylough

L to R: Elaine Ryan, Claire O’Sullivan, Corina Colleran, Éilis Colleran and Sharon Meehan.

Quiz: Beagh

L to R: Donncha Lucey Michael Mahon, Diarmuid Diviney and Tony Diviney

Nuachleas: Abbeyknockmoy 

L to R: Caroline Ward, Denis Byrne, Leonie Finn, Norrie Quinn Kevin McNama, Olivia McNama, William Ward and  Maeve Williams

Solo Singing: St. Thomas’ 

L to R: Richard Egan from St Thomas’ GAA Club, medal presented by Marie Greaney

Allianz Double Header Team News

Huge #AllianzLeagues Double Header on Saturday in Pearse Stadium

🕐1:15PM Galway v Limerick

🕒3:15PM Galway v Dublin

Read Match Information here relating to Parking and Tickets

Both games broadcast live on RTE.

Live Score updates via #WhatstheScor App on our X channels

Best of Luck to our Senior Footballers and Hurlers this weekend!



Allianz League Double Header Fixture Info

Huge #AllianzLeagues Double Header on Saturday in Pearse Stadium

🕐1:15PM Galway v Limerick
🕒3:15PM Galway v Dublin

Buy Match Tickets online in advance, tickets will not be on sale at the grounds

📺 Both Games broadcast Live on RTE

Important Information for Supporters attending Pearse Stadium on Saturday

On behalf of Galway GAA and the Pearse Stadium Committee we welcome all GAA Supporters to Salthill on Saturday next, the 16th of March for the Division 1 Allianz Hurling and Football League games listed above.

These games on Saturday will result in increased traffic in the Galway, Salthill and Pearse Stadium areas and we urge all Supporters to arrive early, in order to avoid traffic congestion and potential delays entering the Stadium.

These are all-ticket games and no tickets will be available to purchase at the ground on the day. Tickets can be purchased on line and in Centra and SuperValu Supermarkets in advance of the game. Please have your tickets available for scanning as you approach the Stadium.

Turnstiles will be open at the Main Entrance on Rockbarton Road, at Arus Bóthar na Trá on Dr. Manix Road and at the back of the stand. Gates will open at 11.30am.

There are ample Car Parks in Galway City and Salthill and we encourage patrons to use these car parks and walk or take public transport to/from Salthill.

Car Parking is available at St. Enda’s Secondary School on Threadneedle Road, Salthill, H91 X798.

Again, we ask all Supporters to arrive early, and to park legally and responsibly, at all times.

Finally, we appeal to all Supporters to be conscious, mindful and respectful to the needs of our neighbour’s and local residents.

In Summary:

1. Please ensure that you buy your ticket in advance. (No tickets for sale at the ground)

2. Please travel with care and arrive early.

2. Please park legally and responsibly.

3. Please be respectful and mindful of the needs of Local Residents

4. Enjoy the game

Thank You for your co-operation and your support.

AIB GAA Club Players Awards 2023/24

The players selected for this year’s AIB GAA Club Players Awards have been announced with All-Ireland champions Glen and St Thomas’ leading the way on the football and hurling teams of the year.

In football, Watty Graham’s of Glen have been honoured with six places on the final 15. Michael Warnock takes his second successive award in defence and is joined by Ryan Dougan and Ciarán McFaul. Their twin towers of Conor Glass and Emmett Bradley are the midfield anchor with the versatile Eunan Mulholland named in the half forward line.

After winning Connacht and then coming so close in the All-Ireland final, St Brigid’s are also well represented with Brian Stack, Pearse Frost and Ruaidhrí Fallon bolstering the defence and livewire Ben O’Carroll in a star-studded attack.

Darragh Kirwan’s prolific run of form in attack for Naas is recognised and so too, is Cork star Brian Hurley for his role with Castlehaven in Munster. Kilmacud Crokes’ lethal pairing of Paul Mannion and Shane Walsh also headline in the team.

American Football goal kicking hopeful Rory Beggan has been named in goal after his hugely influential role for Scotstown in their march to the Ulster final.

In hurling, the Burkes and Cooneys of St Thomas’ backbone the team after their All-Ireland final triumph with the Connacht club also taking six slots.

The Galway champions have Gerald Kelly honoured in goal after his expert guardianship of the St Thomas’ net. Fintan Burke is full back after his towering displays while the influential Shane Cooney is named wing back. Ever-green star David Burke is in midfield while shining lights of the attack Conor Cooney and Éanna Burke are centre and full forward respectively.

Leinster champions and All-Ireland finalists O’Loughlin Gaels are well represented with Huw Lawlor a unanimous choice in the full back line and David Fogarty and Paddy Deegan in front of him after their impressive seasons and Mark Bergin rewarded for his stellar form in attack.

Munster champions Ballygunner are represented with Dessie Hutchinson winning his third Club Player Award since 2020 with Paddy Leavey honoured for the second year in a row in midfield and Peter Hogan deservedly joining them. The team is completed by the presence of inspirational Cushendall players Paddy Burke at corner back and Neil McManus at top of the left.

The players will be honoured at a special function at Croke Park this Friday, where they will be presented with their awards by Uachtarán CLG Jarlath Burns.

Also announced on the night will be the overall AIB GAA Club Footballer and Hurler of the Year. St Brigid’s star forward Ben O’Carroll, Kilmacud Crokes sharpshooter Shane Walsh and Watty Graham’s inspirational midfielder Conor Glass are the nominees for the football prize.

In hurling, O’Loughin Gaels’ pillars David Fogarty and Paddy Deegan are shortlisted after they spearheaded the Kilkenny champions drive for Croke Park and alongside them is St Thomas’ hero David Burke who was prolific when he was needed most.

Uachtarán CLG Jarlath Burns said: “I want to congratulate all the players who have been selected for an AIB GAA Club Players Award. The high calibre of the teams is a reflection of what was another outstanding campaign.

“The club championship is like a Holy Grail at county level, then for a special few there is a shot at provincial success and if you are fortunate enough, the chance for All-Ireland history. Year after year this pursuit of glory by clubs and their communities produces fantastic competition that leaves us enthralled. I want to acknowledge the support of our partners in AIB for their assistance in sustaining this great success story for the GAA.”

Congratulating the winners, Mark Doyle, Chief Marketing Officer for AIB, said: “The AIB GAA Club Player Awards celebrate the incredible feats achieved by club players across Ireland and on behalf of everyone at AIB, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the players being honoured with a place on the team of the year. The tremendous effort and resolve to achieve success with your clubs epitomises everything that is special about the AIB GAA Club Championships. A huge congratulations to all 30 players featuring on the AIB Club Teams of the Year who have so proudly represented their communities and clubs this season. AIB is proud to be able to honour these fantastic athletes and we look forward to another season supporting the Club Championships in 2024.”

The awards were selected by a panel of Gaelic Games correspondents from across print, broadcast and digital media. The AIB GAA Club Players Awards have been held annually since 2018.

Each season, the AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Championships feature some of #TheToughest players from communities nationwide. With the partnership now in its 33rd year, AIB is proud to once again celebrate the people and wider communities that play such a pivotal role in sustaining the culture, entertainment and passion of our national games.

St Thomas' David Burke is named on the AIB Club Hurling Team of the Year. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

St Thomas’ David Burke is named on the AIB Club Hurling Team of the Year. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile



  1. Rory Beggan (Scotstown)
  2. Ryan Dougan (Watty Grahams, Glen)
  3. Brian Stack (St Brigid’s)
  4. Pearse Frost (St Brigid’s)
  5. Ruaidhrí Fallon (St Brigid’s)
  6. Ciaran McFaul (Watty Graham’s, Glen)
  7. Michael Warnock (Watty Graham’s, Glen)
  8. Conor Glass (Watty Graham’s, Glen)
  9. Emmett Bradley (Watty Graham’s, Glen)
  10. Eunan Mulholland (Watty Graham’s, Glen)
  11. Paul Mannion (Kilmacud Crokes)
  12. Shane Walsh (Kilmacud Crokes)
  13. Ben O’Carroll (St Brigid’s)
  14. Darragh Kirwan (Naas)
  15. Brian Hurley (Castlehaven)


Conor Glass

Ben O’Carroll

Shane Walsh


  1. Gerald Kelly (St Thomas’)
  2. Paddy Burke (Ruairí Óg, Cushendall)
  3. Fintan Burke (St Thomas’)
  4. Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels)
  5. David Fogarty (O’Loughlin Gaels)
  6. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)
  7. Shane Cooney (St Thomas’)
  8. David Burke (St Thomas’)
  9. Paddy Leavey (Ballygunner)
  10. Mark Bergin (O’Loughlin Gaels)
  11. Conor Cooney (St Thomas’)
  12. Peter Hogan (Ballygunner)
  13. Dessie Hutchinson (Ballygunner)
  14. Éanna Burke (St Thomas’)
  15. Neil McManus (Ruairí Óg, Cushendall)


Paddy Deegan

David Burke

David Fogarty