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Four games Live Streamed this weekend in the Bon Secours Sponsored Senior Football Championship.

Live Streaming Day & Season passes available to purchase here: https://page.inplayer.com/galwaygaa/

Match Tickets for Senior & Intermediate Fixtures can be purchased online in advance.

Pricing €10 online, €15 at gate.

U16s go free and do not need a ticket.

Senior Football Championship Fixtures 

Friday 12th August:

Bearna v St James, Pearse Stadium, 7.30 PM, purchase tickets here

 

Saturday 13th August:

An Spidéal v Tuam Stars, Kenny Park, 2 PM, purchase tickets here

Milltown v St Michael’s, Kenny Park, 3.45PM, purchase tickets here 

An Cheathrú Rua v Mountbellew/Moylough, Pearse Stadium, 4.30 PM, purchase tickets here

Claregalway v Caherlistrane, Tuam Stadium, 5.15PM purchase tickets here  

Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir v Corofin, Pearse Stadium, 6.15 PM, purchase tickets here 

Annaghdown v Salthill-Knocknacarra, Tuam Stadium, 7 PM, purchase tickets here  

 

Sunday 14th August:

Monivea-Abbey v Killannin, Pearse Stadium, 2PM, purchase tickets here 

Oughterard v Maigh Cuilinn, Pearse Stadium, 3.45PM, purchase tickets here

 

 

 

Intermediate Football Championship Fixtures:

 

Friday 12th August:

Maigh Cuilinn v Corofin, Kenny Park, 7.30PM purchase tickets here

Kilkerrrin-Clonberne v Headford, Tuam Stadium, 7.30PM purchase tickets here 

 

Saturday 13th August:

Kilconly v St Gabriel’s, Corofin, 2 PM, purchase tickets here  

Oileáin Árann v Killererin, The Priarie, 3PM, purchase tickets here

 

Sunday 14th August:

St Brendans v Caltra, Duggan Park, 12 PM, purchase tickets here  

Oranmore-Maree v Mícheál Breathnach, Moycullen, 1PM, purchase tickets here  

Dunmore McHales v Williamstown, Tuam Stadium, 4PM, purchase tickets here

Cortoon Shamrocks v Glenamaddy, Tuam Stadium, 5.45PM, purchase tickets here  

 

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The Bon Secours Senior Football Club Championship kicks off this weekend! 

Four games streamed this weekend.

Live Streaming Day & Season passes available here: https://page.inplayer.com/galwaygaa/

 

How can I purchase the available passes?

To purchase the Day Pass €10, click on any game of the day you wish to purchase the pass for.

You can purchase the Football Season Pass €120 via the Football Season Pass button on the Live Streaming home page.

You can purchase the Hurling Season Pass €120, via the Hurling Season Pass Button on the Live Streaming Home Page.

  • Season Passes guarantee a min of 24 games, which is great value at €5 per game

How to watch after I purchase a pass?

By logging in with your account you will automatically gain access to all games included in your purchase pass. Simply click on the game you wish to watch and enjoy!

Season pass holders have access to the games for 1 year, day pass holders for 7 days.

Bon Secours Senior Football Championship Round 1 Fixtures & Ticket Details

General Admission:  Purchase Match Tickets in advance online for €10 or pay €15 at the venue.

U16s Free of Charge and do not require a ticket.

If the game forms part of a double header the Match Ticket is valid for both games at the venue.
 
 

Saturday 6th  August 

St James v An Cheathrú Rua, Indreabhán, 12.00 PM, purchase match tickets here

Tuam Stars v Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir, Clonbur, 4.00 PM, purchase match tickets here

Corofin v Oughterard, Pearse Stadium, 5:30pm, purchase match tickets here

St Michaels v Claregalway, Tuam Stadium, 6.00 PM, purchase match tickets here

Salthill-Knocknacarra v Barna, Pearse Stadium, 7:15PM,   purchase match tickets here

!!Please note this Important Information relating to the Pearse Stadium Double Header on Saturday

The Streets of Galway 8km road race is scheduled to begin at Ravens Terrace at 7pm on Saturday the 6th of August 2022. 

The route goes across Dr Mannix Road and on to Rockbarton Road, via the Pearse Stadium (5km mark). The first runners will reach this point at approximately 19:15hrs with the bulk of the entrants passing this point at 19:30hrs. The final runners/walkers will pass Pearse Stadium at approximately 20:00hrs.

The Gardaí will be road closures along the route from 18:45 for the duration of the event. This will cause some disruption to patrons travelling to Pearse Stadium for the second game.

Those attending the games are asked to approach Pearse Stadium via Quincentennial Bridge and Westside as opposed to coming through Galway City Centre. 

Limited parking will be available at the St. Enda's National School on Dr. Mannix Road, entry via Threadneedle Road only.

Patrons are asked to arrive early and to park responsibly. 

Please circulate to your members/supporters and thank you for your co-operation.!!

Sunday 7th  August  

Maigh Cuilinn v An Spidéal, Pearse Stadium, 1:30pm, purchase match tickets here

Killannin v Milltown, Pearse Stadium, 3:15pm, purchase match tickets here

Caherlistrane v Monivea-Abbey, Tuam Stadium, 4:15pm, purchase match tickets here

Mountbellew/Moylough v Annaghdown, Tuam Stadium, 6.00 PM, purchase match tickets here 

 

By Cian O'Connell

Pádraic Joyce's passion for Galway football endures.

A marquee forward when the maroon and white claimed All-Ireland glory in 1998 and 2001, Joyce is now providing leadership as manager.

Preparing for a first All-Ireland final in 21 years there is a buzz and sense of anticipation around the western county ahead of Sunday's decider against Kerry at Croke Park.

After taking the job, in an interview with Galway Bay FM Joyce gave an honest assessment about what he would deem to be successful. All-Ireland glory had to be attained to accomplish that mission.

"I was asked a simple question; what was my ambition as manager of Galway and I gave an answer," he says. "That was the statement of it.

"It is not an unshakable belief. I was asked a question about my ambitions as manager, I was not going to say, “Well, I am here for the craic, I am here to win a couple of championship games and go as far as I can.

"Every team does train to win the All-Ireland. They might not say it, but they do train to win the All-Ireland and I was no different. I wanted Galway to win the All-Ireland and I still do, we haven’t won anything yet. We are on a journey this year that might help us get there - we are as close as we have ever been."

Undoubtedly it has been an adventure. With Covid restrictions in 2020 and 2021 a significant factor - Galway considering the amount of talented emerging players being integrated into the senior panel - were unfortunate.

 

Pádraic Joyce celebrates with Damien Comer following the All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Derry at Croke Park.
Pádraic Joyce celebrates with Damien Comer following the All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Derry at Croke Park.

 

"It is about results. It is alright saying you are going to do this, you are going to do that - that’s the ambition to do it, you might not always go and do it but you are aiming at that all the time," he says.

"That is what we wanted in Galway was people who would commit to that and go for that and this year we finally got it. We might not have had it in the last couple of years but we have it now.

"We have a bunch of players who are committed to putting their life on the line and the number one priority in their life is Galway football. That is what we need."

Building a team and panel to seriously challenge at the highest level can be difficult.

"It takes a long time," Joyce replies. "I have gone through, someone told me 86 or 87 players since I came in so again people might think I am ruthless dropping lads, but I have only ever dropped three fellows as far as I can remember.

"The rest have just not stayed involved or could not commit for different reasons and that is fine, you respect people for that because even going back there is only four or five of the squad involved since 2018 when we got to a semi-final before but these things happen.

"Since then we have built a new squad and there is a great mix in it, there is young lads and a great mix of experience and youth in it so it is great."

Doubts can enter the mind, particularly following heavy league defeats to Mayo and Kerry, but Joyce has demonstrated resilience.

"I have had a lot of moments," he acknowledges. "You know, we have had a couple of hammerings in the league, a couple of different things over the years.

"Definitely the last two years were tough enough when the game was over. No matter what when you lose a game, the first thing you hear is that they were not fit enough and the second thing is that the manager has not got a clue, no matter what game you play and it is no different at inter-county level.

"I have had a few rough nights at it and I had a lot of soul searching last July as a group, as players and management, there is no one hiding from that.

"We went away, came back and talked about it and got a different formula put together and so far it has been working, it has been great. But we need to get a result against Kerry on Sunday before the real work is done, you know."

 

John Concannon, Pádraic Joyce, and Cian O'Neill pictured during the Connacht SFC Final.
John Concannon, Pádraic Joyce, and Cian O'Neill pictured during the Connacht SFC Final.

 

For this campaign Joyce added to to his backrooom team with Cian O'Neill added in a coaching role. Is it among the most important decisions made?

"Yeah, it is," Joyce replies. "It is up there along with the conversation with Jonathan (Harris-Wright) and Bernard Dunne as well. The three of them have come in this year and they have done really good.

"Cian brings a huge level of experience to it, he takes a lot of the training and he is really astute, a very keen guy. He is travelling from Cork to do the job two nights a week and he is coming the weekend, he is really, really good and he has worked out really good.

"Are we bosom buddies? We are probably not. We get on well together, I respect his decisions. We have had loads of rows, don’t get me wrong.

"It is part and parcel of it, that is why we got him in was to get the little bit of experience we were lacking as a group and that I was lacking probably but he has been exceptional for us. Again as Jonathan and Bernard has."

Joyce acknowledges Dunne's contribution too. "We needed a performance type coach person and he has just brought that little bit of mental toughness to the lads that I think we were lacking," he says.

"Just how to cope in tight situations and pressure situations. His record speaks for itself with what he has done with boxing in Ireland and the Dublin football team. He has been a huge addition as well."

 

Pádraic Joyce has steered Galway to a first All-Ireland SFC Final since 2001.
Pádraic Joyce has steered Galway to a first All-Ireland SFC Final since 2001.

 

Ultimately, Joyce was delighted to accept the opportunity to manage the Galway footballers. "It is something I always wanted to do, become a manager," he explains.

"I always wanted to play for Galway obviously, start with club Killererin. Play with Galway, retire. Take a few years out, try and create a family all that sorted in the background."

Balancing football, family, and work can be a challenge, but pleasant moments have been sampled.

"In fairness my wife Tracey and kids, they are great," he adds. "They are really into football, Tracey is getting into it. The kids are into it. We are enjoying it.

"It is something I wanted to do and that is why I did it. It was for three years and this is my third year of it, I said at the start what I wanted to do and we are almost there in the third year. It would be great to finish the job."

By Cian O'Connell

“It is massive, just the excitement,” Galway senior football captain Seán Kelly says about returning to a first All-Ireland SFC Final in 21 years.

Sunday's Croke Park clash against Kerry has captured the imagination in the west. Kelly, a games development officer for Galway GAA, knows how vital it is to ensure the next generation are inspired.

“I'm going around to Cúl Camps at the moment, just seeing the excitement on kids faces, even down in my own pitch, seeing lads out kicking footballs if I'm going down doing a gym session or whatever," he adds.

“It is great to see, it is something the county will benefit from. Hopefully we can keep reaching these high standards being in All-Ireland finals. It is where you want to be as a player.”

That three Kelly brothers – Seán, Paul, and Eoghan – are involved in the Galway set-up currently is another source of satisfaction. “We are busy enough, all going training together,” he laughs. “It is a bit of a family affair with three of us in there, but it is an honour for the family.”

 

Seán Kelly is a key performer for Galway.
Seán Kelly is a key performer for Galway.

 

Seán Kelly has flourished in the maroon and white jersey with 2022 providing plenty of medals and memories already. “Exactly, you could say that, winning is a habit, that is what we say,” he replies.

“It was great to get over the line in the Sigerson, we won the FBD at the start of the year, we lost the league final to Roscommon, we were disappointed. We kicked on from that, we had a Connacht Championship to prepare for one game at a time. We got over the line and then into the All Ireland series, we are looking forward to the next day.”

Sigerson and underage battles against a gifted crop of Kerry footballers linger in Kelly’s mind. The 2017 All Ireland U21 semi-final featuring several players from both counties, who will be involved this weekend illustrates the quality of that match reflecting back five years later.

“We have had a couple of games against them - 2017 we played them at U21, a lot of those young lads have come through,” Kelly says.

“We got over the line that day and obviously UCC too, a good few of the lads played them. It is not something we are scared of, you cannot be scared of someone else. We are looking forward to it, we know it is going to be a tough battle.”

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