Details of Galway Minor Team to face Kilkenny in the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final announced


  1. Michael Egan (Cappataggle)
  2. Christy Brennan (Clarinbridge)
  3. Eoin Lawless (Athenry)
  4. Adam Nolan (Kilnadeema Leitrim)
  5. Enda Collins (Carnmore)
  6. Ian McGlynn Capt. (Kilconieron)
  7. John Cooney (Sarsfields)
  8. Liam Leen (Clarinbridge)
  9. Alex Connaire (Sarsfields)
  10. Colm Cunningham (Moycullen)
  11. Sean McDonagh (Mountbellew)
  12. Tiernan Killeen (Loughrea)
  13. Ruben Davitt (Oranmore)
  14. Shane Morgan (Loughrea)
  15. Greg Thomas (Ballygar)
  16. Eoin Killeen (Gort)
  17. Sean O’Hanlon (Turloughmore)
  18. Gavin Lee (Clarinbridge)
  19. Eanna Davern (Moycullen)
  20. Oisin Slevin (Ardrahan)
  21. Paddy Cummins (Gort)
  22. Colm Molloy (Kilnadeema Leitrim)
  23. Niall Glynn (Ahascragh Fohenagh)
  24. Luke Prendergast (Ballindereen)

 Other Panel Members:

  • Mark Hardiman (Athenry)
  • Ryan Howley (Craughwell)
  • Cillian Callaghan (Castlegar)
  • Jack Linnane (Gort)
  • Declan McLoughlin (Portumna)
  • Mathew Rosengrave (Michael Cusacks)
  • Ben O’Connor (Ardrahan)
  • Conor Slattery (Tommy Larkins)

Best Wishes to the all the Lads and the Management Team!

Congratulations to Cappataggle who won the Kevin Burke Tyres Division 1 Hurling League beating Loughrea 2-14 to 0-19




Congratulations to Oranmore/Maree who won the Kevin Burke Tyres Division Two Hurling League Title beating Ballindereen 4-14 to 3-7.






Congratulations to Meelick Eyrecourt who won the Kevin Burke Tyres Division 3 Hurling League defeating Kilconerion1 on a scoreline of 0-25 to 1-19


Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor hurling championship semi-final


By Paul Keane at Croke Park

Sean McDonagh helped himself to a dozen points as Galway moved within an hour of their third consecutive Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling title success.

The holders led from the first minute until full-time and were full value for the nine-point semi-final win which propels them through to an August 18 final against Kilkenny.

That'll be a repeat of the quarter-final group stage game which Galway won by three points at Croke Park earlier this month.

Ian McGlynn was sent off in the 38th minute so, as things stand, would be ruled out of the final.

The game stretched to almost 80 minutes in total due to an injury to Galway full-forward Shane Morgan.

He suffered the injury during a stoppage time fracas and referee Colm Cunning showed straight red cards to Wexford defenders Kyle Scallan and Cian Molloy following the flash-point.

It was a tough day for Wexford who returned to Croke Park following last month's Leinster final triumph, their first provincial title since 1985.

AJ Redmond fired 1-11 on that occasion but, mirroring the team as a whole, was unable to influence the game in the same way this time, striking four early wides.

In truth, it was a tense and tight encounter that reflected the huge prize on offer. Galway led 0-10 to 0-3 at half-time with six of the westerners' scores coming from placed balls.

Man of the Match McDonagh converted all of those and finished the half with seven points in total after an impressive display.

Alex Connaire was also on the mark with two first-half points for Galway as they put themselves in a winning position with 30 minutes to play.

Galway stretched their lead to nine before McGlynn's dismissal and, to their credit, retained that advantage at full-time.

Redmond drilled four second-half points from frees for Wexford but they needed a goal and it never arrived despite opportunities for David Cantwell and Molloy while Richie Lawlor fired a point just over the bar.

Wexford did reduce the gap to seven points in the 58th minute but Galway finished stronger with scores from McDonagh and substitute Paddy Cummins.

Galway scorers: Sean McDonagh 0-12 (0-9f), Alex Connaire 0-2, Tiernan Killeen 0-2, Colm Cunningham 0-1, Gavin Lee 0-1, Greg Thomas 0-1, Paddy Cummins 0-1.

Wexford scorers: AJ Redmond 0-5 (0-5f), David Cantwell 0-2, Cian Byrne 0-1 (0-1f), Josh Shiel 0-1, Luke Kavanagh 0-1, Richie Lawlor 0-1.

GALWAY: Michael Egan; Adam Nolan, Eoin Lawless, Christy Brennan; Enda Collins, Ian McGlynn, John Cooney; Liam Leen, Alex Connaire; Tiernan Killeen, Sean McDonagh, Colm Cunningham; Greg Thomas, Shane Morgan, Ruben Davitt. Subs: Gavin Lee for Davitt (40), Diarmuid O'Leary for Kirwan (48), Paddy Cummins for Leen (51), Eanna Davoren for Collins (55), Oisin Slevin for Killeen (63).

WEXFORD: Cian Byrne; Joe Conroy, Kyle Scallan, Dylan Whelan; Justin Moran, Cian Molloy, David Codd; Jack Kirwan, Luke Kavanagh; Josh Shiel, Paddy Whitty, Dylan O'Neill; AJ Redmond, David Cantwell, Richie Lawlor. Subs: Cian Byrne for O'Neill (h/t), Cian Browne for Whitty (h/t), Conor Foley for Shiel (46), Sean O'Hanlon for Cunninhgam (48), Oisin Pepper for Redmond (56).

Referee: Colm Cunning (Antrim).

Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Championship

GALWAY 1-24 CLARE 1-22

By David Connors at O'Moore Park

Galway’s pursuit to become the first county since Cork in 1969-’71 to capture three All-Ireland minor titles on the spin remains alive after overcoming a spirited Clare and dumping their neighbours out of the championship in the process.

Brian Hanley’s side came into the contest in the knowledge that provided they avoided defeat to the Banner by a five-point margin or less they would qualify for the semi-final stage of the competition.

While for Clare, a win simply wasn’t enough, it had to be six or more, but it was always going to be an uphill task against a highly-fancied Galway outfit.

Fergal Lynch’s charges mounted an exceptionally brave second half fightback but Galway powered back in the final quarter to run eventually out two points winners in what was an absorbing encounter.

Sean McDonagh’s 29th minute penalty goal separated the sides following an eventful first half.

Alex Connaire, a late change to the Galway side, opened the scoring but Clare sharpshooter Shane Meehan pointed two frees to give his side the early advantage.

In a nip and tuck opening half, efforts from Sean McDonagh (two), Colm Cunningham, Gavin Lee, and Enda Collins had stretched Galway’s advantage out to three points by the 16th minute.

Long-range points from Tony Butler, Cian Galvin (free) and braces from Oisin O’Donnell and Meehan had the gap back to one, however, with five minutes of the half remaining.

But a foul by Clare midfielder Conner Hegarty on Shane Morgan saw the referee award a penalty which Mountbellew-Moylough’s McDonagh dispatched to the ‘keeper Aaron Shanahan’s left leaving the scoreline at 1-11 to 0-11 at the break.

Clare’s half-back were utterly dominant under the Galway restarts in the second half and provided the platform to flip the contest on its head.

The revival in attack, led by Meehan and substitute Sean Ronan, who fired over two points with his first two touches, had Clare 0-19 to 1-15 to the good by the 45 minute.

But Clare lost defender Storm Devanney to a straight red card on the 50th minute leaving them with an uphill battle against a resurgent Galway who hit the opposition for nine points in the closing ten minutes to secure victory.

Galway substitute Sean O’Hanlon was in sublime form down the home stretch bisecting the posts four times from play and carrying the fight to Clare late on.

Clare captain Cian Galvin blasted home a leader’s goal to tie proceedings in injury time, but Galway supersubs O’Hanlon and Paddy Cummins hit the last two scores of the contest to secure the win.

This victory booked Galway’s place in the semi-finals where they’ll take on Wexford next weekend at Croke Park.

Scorers for Galway: Sean McDonagh 1-9 (1-0pen, 5fs, 265), Sean O’Hanlon 0-4, Alex Connaire 0-3, Greg Thomas 0-2, Gavin Lee, Colm Cunningham, Enda Collins, Tiernan Killeen, Liam Leen and Paddy Cummins 0-1 each.

Scorers for Clare: Shane Meehan 0-13 (9fs), Cian Galvin 1-1 (1f) Oisín O’Donnell, Seán Ronan 0-2 each, Tony Butler, Colm O’Meara, Diarmuid Cahill and Conner Hegarty 0-1 each.

GALWAY: Michael Egan; Eanna Davoren, Eoin Lawless, Adam Nolan; Enda Collins, Ian McGlynn, Christy Brennan; Liam Leen, Alex Connaire; Colm Cunningham, Sean McDonagh, Tiernan Killeen; Gavin Lee, Shane Morgan, Greg Thomas.

Subs: Luke Prendergast for Davoren (37), Sean O’Hanlon for Killeen (43), Colm Molloy for Lee (52), Paddy Cummins for Morgan (55), Oisín Slevin for Leen (60).

CLARE: Aaron Shanahan; Tony Butler, Adam Hogan, Storm Devanney; Jarlath Collins, Cian Galvin, Colm O’Meara; Conner Hegarty, Oisín Clune; Oisín O’Donnell, Diarmuid Cahill, Cormac Murphy; Shane Meehan, Dylan Downes, Cillian O’Connor.

Subs: Seán Ronan for Murphy (43), Shane Punch for Downes (50), Keith Smyth for Cahill (52)

REFEREE: Cathal McAllister (Cork).

Galway Minor Hurling team to face Clare

Saturday July 20th at 3 p.m. in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.

1. Michael Egan (Cappataggle)

2. Eanna Davern (Moycullen)

3. Eoin Lawless (Athenry)

4. Adam Nolan (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)

5. Enda Collins (Carnmore)

6. Ian McGlynn, Captain, (Kilconieron)

7. Christy Brennan (Clarinbridge)

8. Liam Leen (Clarinbridge)

9. Oisin Slevin (Ardrahan)

10. Colm Cunningham (Moycullen)

11. Sean McDonagh (Mountbellew Moylough)

12. Tiernan Killeen (Loughrea)

13. Gavin Lee (Clarinbridge)

14. Shane Morgan (Loughrea)

15. Greg Thomas (Ballygar)

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