Galway Senior Hurlers team up with Hand in Hand for Family Funday Fundraising Event!

Galway Senior Hurlers team up with Hand in Hand for Family Funday Fundraising Event!

On Saturday, March 2nd, 2024 the Galway Senior Hurlers will host a Family Fun Day event in Pearse Stadium, Salthill from 12.00-2.00pm and wish to invite all future stars to a “meet and greet” with squad and management members.
There will be plenty options for selfies, photographs, and autographs with all as well as the chance to win some fabulous prizes, while supporting a truly deserving cause.

Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer Charity is based in Loughrea, Co Galway. The charity provides practical and emotional supports to children and their families who are affected by childhood cancer.

To support this event please click on the link

Caroline O Connor, Fundraising & Communication Manager Hand in Hand said ”We are deeply grateful for the support received from Galway GAA and the wider community. This is going to be a wonderful event organised by the Galway Senior Hurling Team and Management. The success of the GAA is rooted in the ethos of community engagement, involvement, support, and assistance which permeates throughout every club the country.   Hand in Hand Children’s Cancer Charity is rooted in the very same belief, co-ordinating all the team players to provide household cleaning, laundry services, family meal deliveries and wrap around supports for families dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis.  Like every community we are stronger together. Funds raised by this event will go directly towards helping families with practical and emotional supports with a childhood cancer diagnosis. These services are provided FREE of charge to families with a childhood cancer diagnosis undergoing active treatment with emotional services continuing post treatment.”

Michelle Healy, Galway GAA PRO said, “All in Galway GAA are proud to be involved in supporting this worthy event on March 2nd, 2024.  Supporting charities is ingrained in our GAA culture, with clubs, volunteers and players involved many initiatives. I want to pay a special tribute to our Senior Hurlers in coming together to initiate such a wonderful event. We are delighted to be in a position to work with Hand in Hand to help raise awareness about their initiatives and the impact of those. The benefits of this occasion will make a significant contribution to children and their families who are affected by childhood cancer.”

“We are looking forward to lending our time to support the excellent work carried out by Hand in Hand and are delighted to be able to contribute here. We also look forward to meeting all our supporters on the day in Pearse Stadium, we hope to see a large crowd there and would greatly appreciate your support online or on the day for this fantastic cause” said Cianan Fahy, spokesperson for the Senior Hurling organising committee.

Pat McDonagh said that Supermac’s was delighted to be involved with the fundraiser. “I commend the players for taking part in this worthy event,” he said. “It shows a sense of community and togetherness that is an important characteristic of any team.  Supermac’s is delighted to be associated with the Meet and Greet event on Sunday and we are particularly happy that the benefit will go to a children’s charity, Hand in Hand. These players are their hero’s and it will mean a lot to them. We urge everyone to come along on the day to this event and to make a donation to this worthy cause.”



For further information about the Event, please contact Michelle Healy,

For further information about the services that HIH provide or if you’re able to help in any way, please contact


All Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final

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Dillon Quirke R.I.P

Galway GAA extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Dillon Quirke RIP, as well as to his club Clonoulty-Rossmore and the wider Tipperary GAA community.

As a mark of respect Galway GAA request that all clubs and grounds in Galway City and County fly flags at half-mast and that all teams observe a moment’s silence prior to all games, this weekend.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Electric Ireland MFC Semi-Final – Galway 2-9 Derry 1-11

They needed to withstand a driving finish from Derry but Galway held on to reach their fourth All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final in seven seasons after a thrilling finale in Donnycarney.

Goals in either half from Jack Lonergan and Colm Costello placed a sizeable down payment on victory and with Costello and Éanna Monaghan, their standout forwards, kicking 1-8 between them, Alan Glynn’s side built a 2-9 to 1-5 lead by the 50th minute.

The Oak Leaf County lost wing-forward Johnny McGuckian following a second yellow card offence in the 57th minute but summoned a stirring fightback to kick the closing six points before coming up just short.

The Tribesmen never trailed over the hour and made a perfect start when clever approach work from Tomás Farthing was followed by a superb finish from Lonergan for a fourth minute goal.

Four of the next five points also belonged to the Connacht runners-up with Costello (two), Monaghan and Shay McGlinchey all on target.

Derry’s sole reply came courtesy of top scorer Ciarán Chambers and their chances received a major double boost before the break. First, Eoin Higgins blasted past Kyle Gilmore for a 29th minute goal and then Galway lost McGlinchey to a black card.

Rather than act as a turning point, Galway were galvanised and stretched their lead from 1-4 to 1-1 at the break to 2-5 to 1-1 despite operating with 14 men. Their crucial second goal came when Cillian Trayers found Costello and the Dunmore MacHales forward cut in from the left flank before finishing in fine style.

The excellent Ruairí Forbes, Chambers and Higgins were all on target for Derry but with Monaghan kicking back-to-back scores, Galway remained in control and held a seven-point lead on 50 minutes.

It was a day when Galway defenders came up with several magnificent goal-saving interventions, Vinny Gill in the second half following what Trayers had brilliantly managed in the first.

Derry refused to go away, though, and a storming finish delivered points from McGuckian, sub Conor Downey, Cahir Spiers and three further Chambers efforts. ‘Keeper Ben O’Connor also joined their attack to good effect and despite losing McGuckian, the 2020 champions kept pouring forward.

It was backs to the wall in the closing stages from a Galway perspective but they held out with Antain Donnelly’s last-gasp attempt at an equaliser tailing just wide.

Scorers for Galway: Colm Costello 1-4 (2f), Éanna Monaghan 0-4, Jack Lonergan 1-0, Shay McGlinchey 0-1.

Scorers for Derry: Ciarán Chambers 0-6 (4f), Eoin Higgins 1-1 (1f), Ruairí Forbes, Johnny McGuckian, Cahair Spiers, Conor Downey 0-1 each.

Galway: Kyle Gilmore; Tomás Farthing, Ryan Flaherty, Vinny Gill; Mark Mannion, Cillian Trayers, Ross Coen; Jack Lonergan (joint-captain), Shay McGlinchey; Sean Dunne, Éanna Monaghan (joint-captain), Owen Morgan; Colm Costello, Fionn O’Connor, Stephen Curley.

Subs: Olan Kelly for Dunne (48), James Summerville for O’Connor (57), Charlie Cox for Curley (58), Adam Colleran for Flaherty (60), Padraic McNeela for Coen (60+2).

Derry: Ben O’Connor; Fionn McEldowney, Eoin Scullion, Danny McDermott; James Murray, Odhran Crozier, Shea Birt; Dara McPeake, Ruairi Forbes (captain); Johnny McGuckian, Conal Higgins, Cahir Spiers; Eoin Higgins, Ciarán Chambers, Odhran Murphy.

Subs: Conor Downey for Conal Higgins (39), Antain Donnelly for Scullion (41), Dara McGurk for Birt (52), Joe Dillon for Murphy (53).

Referee: Seán Laverty (Antrim).

By Billy Coss at Parnell Park

Galway v Armagh All Ireland Senior Football QF – Ticket Details

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Galway v Derry All Ireland Minor Football SF

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Electric Ireland MHC SF: Tipperary win thriller

Electric Ireland MHC Semi-Final

Tipperary 3-24 Galway 3-20

By Shane Brophy at TUS Gaelic Grounds

Tipperary snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to edge past Galway in a thrilling All-Ireland Minor Hurling Semi-Final at the TUS Gaelic Grounds.

Despite forging six points clear at one stage of the second half, Tipp fell behind in the second minute of added time to a fifth Rory Burke point, as Galway looked to be timing their run perfectly.

However, Tipperary weren’t willing to throw in the towel with Adam Daly producing the levelling score before Joe Egan slotted over the lead point, with sub Senan Butler putting the seal on the win with a last ditch goal, all in ninety second spell deep in injury time.

It was a high-quality game, with the sides shooting four points each by the eighth minute, with the latest from Rory Burke following a save from Eoin Horgan. Tipp enjoyed the first purple patch with a four-point run with Conor Martin to the fore.

Galway responded and hit Tipp for a two-goal blast in the 20th minute, with Rory Burke provider in both goals for Aaron Niland and Conor Dolphin. Burke was a real thorn in the Tipperary side with four first half points from play.

However, Tipperary responded well and struck for a goal on 25 minutes with Adam Daly finishing from close range, but Galway enjoyed the better of the play coming up to half time and Niland free gave them a slender 2-11 to 1-13 advantage at the break.

It was Tipperary who took control in the third quarter with Tom Delaney and Paddy McCormack becoming more prominent in attack shooting ten points from play between them, and when Joe Egan goaled in the 43rd minute, it put them in a strong position.

However, they became a little tentative and Galway took full advantage with rising star Aaron Niland top scoring with 2-11, his second goal on 58 minutes setting up a grandstand finish.

It looked as if they were going to snatch victory when Rory Burke scored his fifth from play but as they had done in the Munster Final, Tipperary had other ideas and set-up a final showdown with Offaly in two weeks time.

Scorers for Tipperary: Tom Delaney 0-6; Joe Egan, Adam Daly 1-3 each; Paddy McCormack 0-4; Damien Corbett 0-3 (1 free, 1 65); Senan Butler 1-0; Conor Martin 0-2; Tadhg Sheehan, Cathal English, Ciaran Foley (free) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Galway: Aaron Niland 2-11 (0-7 frees); Rory Burke 0-5; Conor Dolphin 1-2; Cillian Trayers, Orin Burke 0-1 each.

Tipperary: Eoin Horgan; Chris O’Donnell, Aaron O’Halloran, Jack Quinlan; Sam O’Farrell, Tadhg Sheehan, Jack O’Callaghan; Ciaran Foley, Adam Daly; Joe Egan, Conor Martin, Cathal English; Damien Corbett, Tom Delaney, Paddy McCormack.

Subs: Paddy Phelan for English (44); Darragh McCarthy for Martin (49); Jamie Ormond for Foley (60); Senan Butler for Corbett (60+3).

Galway: Donagh Fahy; Luke McInerney, Sean Murphy, Darragh Counihan; Gerry Carr, Oscar O’Gorman, Jack Lonergan; Cillian Trayers, Paddy Mac Carthaigh; Orin Burke, Rory Burke, Conor Lawless; Cullen Killeen, Aaron Niland, Conor Dolphin.

Subs: Ryan O’Donnell for Lawless (HT); Aaron Doyle for Killeen (47); Vince Morgan for Mac Carthaigh (51); Ben O’Donovan for O’Gorman (56); Conor Gilligan for Dolphin (60+2).

Referee: Patrick Murphy (Carlow).

All Ireland SHC Quarter-Final Galway 2-19 Cork 1-21

Galway will face Limerick in the All-Ireland SHC semi-finals after they held off Cork at FBD Semple Stadium in Saturday’s quarter-final.

A pair of first-half goals ensured that the Tribesmen led throughout this game, giving them a fifth straight championship victory over the Rebels. The Munster side will reflect on the concession of those green flags as well as wastefulness at the other end, especially in the first half. Down by five points at half-time, they came back to within one on more than one occasion but an equaliser remained elusive.

The game wasn’t even a half-minute old when Galway corner-back Jack Grealish put them in front as his long ball wasn’t cleanly claimed by Cork goalkeeper Patrick Collins and ended up in the net. Cork almost replied immediately but Éanna Murphy saved from Alan Connolly and the goalkeeper was to make two more important saves in the first period, denying Robbie O’Flynn and Darragh Fitzibbon.

Though Cork did get up and running as Conor Lehane’s free cut the gap to a point, 1-1 to 0-3, Galway’s Conor Cooney replied with a free and then they had a goal as Conor Whelan beat Seán O’Donoghue to a Tom Monaghan delivery and produced a superb low finish across Collins and into the net.

Cork responded well to that and when Robbie O’Flynn landed a fine point on 27, it was 2-3 to 0-6 but Galway had scores from Whelan, David Burke and Joseph Cooney to give them a cushion again.

Shane Kingston’s free for Cork left five in it at the break and then, four minutes into the second half, the same player made it a two-point game when he seized possession as Galway came out of defence and kept his composure to finish well.

However, Henry Shefflin’s side weren’t knocked out of their stride and cancelled out the goal with points from Burke, Conor Cooney and an outrageous Whelan effort. Much of the half was like that as Cork would make a burst to come within touching distance only for Galway – with Joseph Cooney excelling after moving to centre-back – to push on again.

A Cathal Mannion point, awarded by Hawkeye just after a Mark Coleman sideline cut had been similarly adjudicated, made it 2-13 to 1-12, but Cork sub Patrick Horgan had two in a row before O’Flynn got his third. It left a point in it again but once more Galway tacked on a trio, through sub Johnny Coen, Monaghan and Joseph Cooney.

Horgan and another Cork sub, Alan Cadogan – who finished with three points – cut the deficit again but Cathal Mannion popped up with two big points to give him four and Conor Cooney made it 2-19 to 1-18 with 66 minutes on the clock.

Galway wouldn’t score again, but they would survive without needing to. They face Limerick in Croke Park on Sunday, July 3.

Scorers for Galway: Conor Whelan 1-2, Conor Cooney 0-5 (0-4 frees, 0-1 65), Cathal Mannion 0-4, Jack Grealish 1-0, David Burke 0-2, Joseph Cooney, Ronan Glennon, Tom Monaghan, Johnny Coen, Jason Flynn, Brian Concannon 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork: Shane Kingston 1-2 (0-1 free), Patrick Horgan 0-4 (0-2 frees, 0-1 65), Mark Coleman (0-2 frees, 0-1 sideline), Robbie O’Flynn 0-3 each, Alan Cadogan, Darragh Fitzgibbon 0-3 each, Conor Lehane (0-1f), Luke Meade, Damien Cahalane 0-1 each.

GALWAY: Éanna Murphy; Jack Grealish, Daithí Burke, Darren Morrissey; Gearóid McInerney, Pádraic Mannion, Fintan Burke; Ronan Glennon, David Burke; Tom Monaghan, Conor Cooney, Joseph Cooney; Conor Whelan, Cianán Fahy, Cathal Mannion.

Subs: Brian Concannon for Fahy (30), Jason Flynn for McInerney (34, injured), Johnny Coen for Glennon (45), Evan Niland for David Burke (69), Gavin Lee for Monaghan (70).

CORK: Patrick Collins; Noel O’Leary, Damien Cahalane, Seán O’Donoghue; Robert Downey, Ciarán Joyce, Mark Coleman; Darragh Fitzgibbon, Luke Meade; Robbie O’Flynn, Séamus Harnedy, Shane Kingston; Tim O’Mahony, Alan Connolly, Conor Lehane.

Subs: Patrick Horgan for Lehane (half-time), Jack O’Connor for Connolly (47), Ger Millerick for Downey (51), Alan Cadogan for O’Mahony (63), Tommy O’Connell for Harnedy (67).

Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow).

Team News: Galway v Cork All Ireland SHC QF

The Galway Senior Hurling team to play Cork in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Quarter Final on Saturday is announced:

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Wishing our Senior Hurlers & Team Management the Best of Luck tomorrow.