GAA

  • All-Ireland Quarter Final Group Stage 
    Group 1 Phase 1 

    Galway 1-13 
    Kerry 1-10 

    Monaghan 0-15 
    Kildare 1-10 

  • Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 
    Galway 1-22 
    Kilkenny 2-11 

  • Galway Tribesmen 5-17

    Mayo 0-7

    In Sylane GAA Grounds

    By Tháigh Morley

    On a warm summer evenings with two teams bound for Galway, in this year’s Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge teams played on a perfect evening for hurling.  While in back ground Turf men worked continuously to provide winters heat, in a game where 15 to 17 year old men played hurling in heated conditions.

    Galway started the game the stronger  hitting three quick points from play within first 5 minutes with scores from O Reilly, Mahon and Walsh before Mayo’s Shane Morrisroe turned on a six pence to hit the Yew men first score.  As the first half progressed, so did Galway’s strength on the game. All started from Galway’s centre-back Cian Naughton breaking up  Mayo’s attacks after attack  and instructing all good play for the Tribesmen picking out passes through the eye of a needle into Galway’s attack.  From all this cleaver play, Galway worked quick ball into full forward line and Phelim O Reilly scored opening goal of the game.

    On the 14th minute of the game, the Tribesmen had a free 21metre line, Galway’s full forward went for goal with Mayo’s  corner back, Josh Howard reacting quickest with a great save and clearance.   Mayo lost position from this clearance, and Galway’s Karl Healy hitting over from 65 metres who was a real torn in Mayo’s side in the opening quater.  From the puck out the Tribesmen worked quick ball and Ethan Costello finishing the ball to the Mayo’s net leaving the score 2.8 to 1 point.  On 20th minute Mayo’s Mathew Walsh won a breaking ball on opposition 65 and worked fantastic score from 45metres on the run.  From this score, Mayo’s half back line grew in character.  With Mayo’s half back growing, Mayo’s attacking options grew and worked two scores before  Mayo’s Man of match Paddy Dozio scoring a line cut from outside the 21metre flag. This wonderful expedition of skill to leave the half time 2.10 to 5points in favour of The Tribesmen.

    Straight from the throw in, Mayo went on the attack and their captain Luke Connor was foaled 25metres from goal. Mayo’s shaper shooter Oisin Greally  tapped over the score.  This score seemed to have spurred Mayo on dominating position for next 10 minutes but were only able to break very strong Galway deference once from a well worked score from Oisin Greally leaving his tally to 4 points for the day. With 12 minutes gone in the second half score line stood at Galway lead 2.13 to 7 points.  As the second half grew, the heat took its toll on both teams with benches being emptied.  Galway’s strength and deep in panel come through finishing then second half much stringer scoring 3. 4 unanswered in last 10 minutes of the second half.

    On the night their where two men that were head and shoulders above the rest and this was Galway’s Karl Healy and Mayo’s Line-cut specialist Paddy Dozio. Both Men won Best and Fairness awards appointed by match officials. Others who stood out for mention showing great skills were Mayo’s Josh Howard, Danny Hill, Shane Morrisroe, Oisin Greally and Galway’s Darragh Mahon, Niall Kelly, Cian Naughton, Fintan Donnellan and Phelim O Reilly.

    Scores  Mayo: Oisin Greally 4points (4frees), Paddy Dotzio, Shane Morrisroe, Mathew Walsh 1point each

    Galway: Jason McDonagh, Darragh Mahon, Creg Potter, Kevin Walsh, Cian Naughton,  Darragh O Sullivan, Karl Healy, Phelim O Reilly, Reece Ryan, Niall Kelly, Oran Fahy, Ethan Costello Evan Gyynn

     

  • Galway's under 21 hurlers will make a small piece of history this evening when they play their first ever game in the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster under 21 Hurling Championship.

    The likes of Sean Loftus and Brian Concannon - both of whom have senior experience - start against Offaly at Bord na Móna O'Connor Park tonight. It will be Galway's first foray into the Leinster under 21 championship following a ruling at Congress in 2017. Interestingly though, it is not the first provincial campaign for the county having participated in the Munster championship from the inception of the under 21 competition in 1964 until they left the province in 1969. In fact Galway and Kerry played the inaugural fixture in the Munster campaign in 1964. They played two Munster finals in their sojourn in the province, in 1965 & 1967.  

    Tonight's other quarter final sees Westmeath take on Dublin in Mullingar. Both games have 7.30 throw-ins.

     

     

     

  • Galway hurling fans are counting down to Sunday's All-Ireland senior hurling final against Limerick.

    It's a 3.30 throw-in at Croke Park, and will be televised on RTE and Sky Sports.

    The curtain raiser is the meeting of Galway and Kilkenny in the All-Ireland minor hurling final at 1pm.

     

     

  • Galway hurling fans are anxiously awaiting news of Joe Canning's knee injury.

    There are fears the Hurler of the Year could miss their semi final reply after he failed to finish Saturday's epic draw with Clare.

    All Stars Conor Whelan and Gearoid McInerney and are also doubts for Sunday's replay with the Banner in Thurles.

     

     

  • Galway manager Michéal Donoghue says Kilkenny still have a big role to play in this year's All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

    The Tribesmen held off a comeback to beat Brian Cody's men in the Leinster final replay at Semple Stadium yesterday.

    Kilkenny now face a short turnaround for their All Ireland quarter final against Limerick at the weekend.

    The Galway boss says the Cats can't be written off.

     


  • The first of this weekend's All-Ireland Football semi-finals takes place this evening, with Dublin and Galway going head to head for a place in the final of the Championship.

    It's the first Championship meeting between the two sides since 1983, and Galways first final 4 appearance in 17 years.

    When the sides met earlier this year in the Division 1 league final, the Dubs prevailed by 4 points.

    Throw in at Croke Park is at 5pm.

  • Galway midfielder Paul Conroy has confirmed he broke both of his legs in the game with Kerry.

    Conroy confirmed to Galway Bay FM that he suffered a double break in his left leg during the first half of Galway’s Super 8 win over Kerry on July 15th.

    Following surgery at Dublin’s Mater Hospital, the St James’ clubman learned he also had a hairline fracture in his right leg.

    Conroy said the messages from the GAA community has been uplifting on the road to recovery and is already eyeing up his return in 2019.

  • All Ireland champions Limerick have enjoyed a clean sweep in the PwC All Star Hurling nominations.

    All 15 of the team that started last month's final victory over Galway are shortlisted.

    It is only the second time since 1996 that has been achieved.

    The Tribesmen have nine nominees; Cork and Clare have seven and five.

    Joe Canning could become the first player to win successive  PwC GAA/GPA  Hurler of the Year awards.

    The Galway forward joins team mate Padraic Mannion and Limerick's Cian Lynch as the nominees.

    Kyle Hayes, Darragh Fitzgibbon and Mark Coleman are in the running to be named  PwC GAA/GPA  young Hurler of the Year.

    The winners will be announced on the 2nd of November.

    PwC All-Star Hurling Nominations

    GOALKEEPERS

    1. Anthony Nash, Cork
    2. Eoin Murphy, Kilkenny
    3. Nicky Quaid, Limerick

     

    DEFENDERS

    1. Mark Coleman, Cork
    2. Colm Spillane, Cork
    3. David McInerney, Clare
    4. Chris Crummey, Dublin
    5. Dáithí Burke, Galway
    6. Adrian Tuohy, Galway
    7. Aidan Harte, Galway
    8. Padraic Mannion, Galway
    9. Cillian Buckley, Kilkenny
    10. Padraig Walsh, Kilkenny
    11. Sean Finn, Limerick
    12. Mike Casey, Limerick
    13. Richie English, Limerick
    14. Diarmaid Byrnes, Limerick
    15. Declan Hannon, Limerick
    16. Dan Morrissey, Limerick
    17. Paudie Foley, Wexford
    18. Liam Ryan, Wexford

     

    MIDFIELDERS

    1. Colm Galvin, Clare
    2. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork
    3. David Burke, Galway
    4. James Maher, Kilkenny
    5. Cian Lynch, Limerick
    6. Darragh O’Donovan, Limerick

     

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    FORWARDS

    1. Peter Duggan, Clare
    2. John Conlon, Clare
    3. Shane O’Donnell, Clare
    4. Daniel Kearney, Cork
    5. Seamus Harnedy, Cork
    6. Pa Horgan, Cork
    7. Joe Canning, Galway
    8. Conor Whelan, Galway
    9. Cathal Mannion, Galway
    10. Jonathan Glynn, Galway
    11. TJ Reid, Kilkenny
    12. Kyle Hayes, Limerick
    13. Gearoid Hegarty, Limerick
    14. Tom Morrissey, Limerick
    15. Aaron Gillane, Limerick
    16. Seamus Flanagan, Limerick
    17. Graeme Mulcahy, Limerick
    18. Jason Forde, Tipperary

     

    PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year Nominees

    1. Joe Canning, Galway
    2. Padraic Mannion, Galway
    3. Cian Lynch, Limerick

     

    PwC GAA/GPA Young Player of the Year in Hurling Nominees

    1. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork
    2. Kyle Hayes, Limerick
    3. Mark Coleman, Cork
  • DUBLIN’S success in winning the League, Leinster and All-Ireland titles has been reflected in the final list of nominations in this year’s PwC All-Star Awards.

    The release today by the GAA and the GPA of the 45 best footballers of the 2018 season has yielded 12 nominations for Dublin who won their fourth senior title in a row.

    The nominations are divided into 3 goalkeepers, 18 defenders, 6 midfielders and 18 forwards. The final 15 that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2018 will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 2, which will be screened live by RTE TV.

    Beaten All-Ireland finalists Tyrone received 7 nominations as have Galway and Monaghan. The remainder of the breakdown is Kildare and Donegal 3 each, Kerry 2 and Armagh, Carlow, Fermanagh and Laois receiving 1 each.

    The selection was voted on by a committee made up of GAA media, and chaired by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan.

    Also announced today is the short list for this year’s Footballer of the Year and Young Footballer of the Year award.

    These overall awards will be voted on exclusively by intercounty players and they will choose between Ciarán Kilkenny, Jack McCaffrey and Brian Fenton (Dublin) for the senior prize.

    The shortlist for the Young Footballer of the Year prize is still confined to players under 21 and this year’s nominees are Brian Howard (Dublin), David Clifford (Kerry) and Michael McKernan (Tyrone).

     

     

    PwC All-Star Football Nominations

    GOALKEEPERS

    1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
    2. Graham Brody (Laois)
    3. Rory Beggan (Monaghan

     

    DEFENDERS

    1. Eoghan Bán Gallagher (Donegal)
    2. Jonny Cooper (Dublin)
    3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
    4. Eoin Murchan (Dublin)
    5. James McCarthy (Dublin)
    6. Che Cullen (Fermanagh
    7. Sean Kelly (Galway)
    8. Eoghan Kerin (Galway)
    9. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Galway)
    10. Gavin White (Kerry)
    11. Eoin Doyle (Kildare
    12. Karl O’Connell (Monaghan)
    13. Drew Wylie (Monaghan)
    14. Ryan Wylie (Monaghan
    15. Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)
    16. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
    17. Tiernan McCann (Tyrone
    18. Peter Harte (Tyrone)

     

    MIDFIELDERS

    1. Michael Murphy (Donegal)
    2. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
    3. Thomas Flynn (Galway)
    4. Niall Kearns (Monaghan)
    5. Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)
    6. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)

     

     

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    FORWARDS

    1. Rory Grugan (Armagh)
    2. Paul Broderick (Carlow)
    3. Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
    4. Niall Scully (Dublin)
    5. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
    6. Brian Howard (Dublin)
    7. Paul Mannion (Dublin)
    8. Dean Rock (Dublin)
    9. Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)
    10. Shane Walsh (Galway)
    11. Damien Comer (Galway)
    12. Ian Burke (Galway)
    13. David Clifford (Kerry)
    14. Daniel Flynn (Kildare)
    15. Paul Cribben (Kildare)
    16. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
    17. Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan)
    18. Niall Sludden (Tyrone)

     

    Footballer of the Year Nominees

    1. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
    2. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
    3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)

     

    Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

    1. Brian Howard (Dublin)
    2. David Clifford (Kerry)
    3. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
  • Galway have named their side to face Limerick tomorrow as the Tribesmen bid to win back to back All-Ireland Hurling titles for the first time since 1988.

    The reigning champions will be boosted by the return of Gearoid McInerney who missed last weeks semi-final replay with Clare through an ankle injury.

    He's proved his fitness and starts at centre-back, while John Hanbury has also been passed fit to start at corner back.

  • Galway star Damien Comer says they are preparing for the unknown ahead of the opening weekend of the Super 8s.

    The All Ireland Football Championship's new format gets underway at Croke Park tomorrow, with the meeting Dublin and Donegal and Tyrone and Roscommon.

    Kildare meet Monaghan at headquarters on Sunday, before the Tribesmen take on Kerry.

  • The GAA have confirmed their plans for the games that fell victim to the weather this past weekend.

    Wexford and Galway will play their Hurling League quarter final on Saturday at Innovate Wexford Park where there'll be a 3pm start.

    While Dublin's meeting with Tipperary will serve as the curtain raiser at Croke Park on Sunday with a 1pm throw-in.

    The semi finals will now be played the following week, with the final pushed back to April 7th.

    The round-7 Football games go ahead as planned this coming weekend, with the outstanding Division 2 and Division 4 games to be played across Easter weekend if final positions need determining.

    That would push the football final back a week as well.

    Meanwhile, Na Piarsaigh and Cuala will replay their drawn All Ireland Club hurling final on Saturday at O'Moore Park where there'll be a 5.30 start.

  • Galway and Kilkenny will meet again next Sunday in a replay of the Leinster Senior Hurling final, after yesterday's match finished 18 points apiece.

    Semple Stadium in Thurles is the venue for the replay, which will throw-in at 3pm on Sunday.

    Croke Park is unavailable for the decider, as Michael Buble is playing a concert at the GAAA headquarters on Sat evening.

     

     

  • Galway last night won a first ever Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-21 Hurling Championship at the first attempt, and in the most dramatic fashion.

    Sean Bleahane's goal in added time of exta-time saw Galway beat Wexford on a scoreline of 4-21 to 2-26 at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise.

    That all came after an Ian Carthy goal for Wexford in the sixth minute of injury time levelled the match.

  • All Ireland Champions Dublin dominate this year's P-W-C All Stars winning seven awards, but Captain Stephen Cluxton misses out.

    Jack McCaffey, James McCarthy, Brian Fenton and Ciaran Kilkenny are all honoured for the third time, but Monaghan's Rory Beggan is preferred to Cluxton as goalkeeper.

    Beggan is one of six first time winners in the selection, and one of three Monaghan players.

    Karl O'Connor and Conor McManus are also named, handing the Farney County their best ever representation.

    Colm Cavanagh and Padraigh Hampsey are the only Tyrone players in the selection.

    It is the lowest tally for the All Ireland runners up since 2007.

    David Clifford is Kerry's sole representative.

    Ian Burke represents Galway and Ryan McHugh Donegal.

  • Gardai are advising motorists heading to Castlebar tomorrow (Sunday) for the big match to arrive in plenty of time with around 28,000 spectators expected at MacHale Park.

    Castlebar Garda Superintendent Joe McKenna says from 1pm until 8pm it will be extremely busy around the County Town.

    All approach roads are expected to be extremely busy and patrons are asked to be patient both before the game and afterwards.

    Superintendent McKenna says people should use the car parks and ensure they have no valuables left on display in their cars.

  • Gardai are advising supporters attending tomorrow evening’s Allianz League game between Mayo and Roscommon in Castlebar to arrive early and not to park on the N5.

    Gardai say a crowd of between 12,000-15,000 is expected at Elverys MacHale Park for the game which throws in at 7pm.

    Gardai are advising those attending to arrive as early as possible and not to park on the N5 road – instead they should use the official car parks in the town and at the Military Barracks.

    If people are intending to walk to the ground they should wear florescent jackets so they are plainly visible.

    Supporters are asked to co-operate with Gardai and stewards on duty for the game.

    They are also advising that tickets are on sale prior to the match at local Super Valu and Centra outlets, at the early bird price of €15, as opposed to €20 on match day.

  • Gearoid McInerney is expected to return to the Galway hurling team for Sunday's All-Ireland final.

    Mc Inerney missed the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Clare due to a calf injury sustained in the drawn game, but has responded well to treatment and returned to light training last week.

    Galway will be hoping to win the All-Ireland hurling title for the second year running, while it's Limerick first final in 11 years, and they're reporting no injury concerns.