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  • Upcoming Fixtures
    09.02.2019 (Sat) AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 16:45 Kilcummin v Naomh Éanna TG4 (Online) (Ciarraí) (Aontroim) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

    AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship
    Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 15:00 Beaufort v Easkey TG4 (Online) (Ciarraí) (Sligeach) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

    10.02.2019 (Sun) AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 15:15 Charleville v Oranmore-Maree TG4 (Online) (Corcaigh) v (Gaillimh) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

    AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship
    Final Páirc an Chrócaigh 13:30 Castleblayney Hurling v Dunnamaggin TG4 (Online) (Muineachán) (Cill Chainnigh) Referee: TBC (E.T. if Necessary)

  • The times, dates and venues for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Super 8s have been announced this afternoon.

    On Saturday week next 13th July, Roscommon will take on either Cavan or Tyrone at Dr Hyde Park at 5pm.

    The following day, Sunday 14th, the winners of the Mayo / Galway qualifier will travel to Killarney to take on Kerry at 4pm.

    Roscommon will meet Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday 20th July, while on Sunday 21st, Mayo or Galway will take on Meath or Clare in Croke Park.

     

     

     

     

  • The G-A-A has announced the details of this Sunday's Allianz National Hurling League Division One quarter-finals.

    All-Ireland champions Galway are away to Wexford at 2pm on Sunday,

    Offaly welcome Kilkenny to Tullamore for a 1pm throw-in,

    it's a 3pm start for the meeting of Dublin and Tipperary at Parnell Park,

    and having secured promotion to One A yesterday, Limerick host their neighbours Clare at 4pm.

     

  • The GAA has confirmed its panels of referees for the 2018 Championship in Hurling and Gaelic Football.

    Two new referees have been included on the Championship panel - Monaghan's Martin McNally (Football) and Limerick’s Johnny Murphy (Hurling).

    Sligo official Marty Duffy (Football) and Offaly’s Brian Gavin (Hurling) retired from the panel at the end of 2017.

    Rory Hickey (Clare) was not considered for the football panel due to injury while Barry Kelly (Westmeath) has stepped down from hurling refereeing this year. However, both will continue as linesmen in 2018.

    National Referees Development Chairman Willie Barrett was satisfied with how the Allianz Leagues unfolded in both codes.

    He said: “Obviously it is a very exciting time for the referees involved, but they would have been waiting with a lot of trepidation for the past fortnight to see who is on and who is not on the panel. It is an exciting time for the referees. Everyone is there on merit.”

    "We would be happy overall with the Leagues. Referees aren't going to get every decision 100% right, but we would be very happy in the review of the League with the overall performance of our referees in both Gaelic Football and Hurling. We had some excellent games in the League, we had two excellent Division One Finals and we believe they were all refereed exceptionally well."

    Barrett is also adamant that the panel has a nice mix of experienced and emerging officials.

    "We are a development committee so we have to develop referees: that is our job,' Barrett says.

    "It is very easy to pick the top seven or eight referees and to keep using them the whole time. You aren't developing referees then. We are a development committee, which is why we have the numbers we have. We put referees into big games as standby referees and linesman alongside experienced referees.

    “That is how you are going to develop referees, which has been our aim. We are happy we are doing that. We have a good mix of experience to go with the up and coming referees. We are very happy with the layout of our panels.”

    Four members of the Gaelic Football panel have refereed All Ireland Senior Finals previously - David Coldrick (3), Maurice Deegan (3), Joe McQuillan (3), and Conor Lane.

    Diarmuid Kirwan (2), James McGrath (2), Fergal Horgan and James Owens have all taken charge of All Ireland Senior Hurling Finals.

     

    The Referee and Linesman Panels for the 2018 Championship

    Football - Championship Panel of 18:

    Ciaran Branagan (An Dún)

    Barry Cassidy (Doire)

    David Coldrick (An Mhí)

    Niall Cullen (Fear Manach)

    Maurice Deegan (Laois)

    David Gough (An Mhí)

    Jerome Henry (Maigh Eo)

    Padraig Hughes (Ard Mhacha)

    Sean Hurson (Tír Eoghan)

    Fergal Kelly (An Longfort)

    Conor Lane (Corcaigh)

    Martin McNally (Muineachán)

    Joe McQuillan (An Cabhán)

    Noel Mooney (An Cabhán)

    Paddy Neilan (Ros Comáin)

    Anthony Nolan (Cill Mhantáin)

    Derek O'Mahony (Tiobraid Árann)

    Cormac Reilly (An Mhí)

    Football - Championship Linesman Panel of 8:

    James Bermingham (Corcaigh)

    Brendan Cawley (Cill Dara)

    Liam Devenney (Maigh Eo)

    Paul Faloon (An Dún)

    Sean Lonergan (Tiobraid Árann)

    James Molloy (Gaillimh)

    Padraig O’Sullivan (Ciarraí)

    Barry Tiernan (Áth Cliath)

     

    Hurling – Liam MacCarthy Championship panel of 10:

    Sean Cleere (Cill Chainnigh)

    Fergal Horgan (Tiobraid Árann)

    John Keenan (Cill Mhantáin)

    Alan Kelly (Gaillimh)

    Diarmuid Kirwan (Corcaigh)

    Colm Lyons (Corcaigh)

    James McGrath (An Iarmhí)

    Johnny Murphy (Luimneach)

    Paud O'Dwyer (Ceatharlach)

    James Owens (Loch Garman)

    Hurling – Joe McDonagh Cup and Christy Ring Cup Panel of 16:

    Peter Burke (Cill Chainnigh)

    James Connors (Dún nan Gall)

    Colum Cunning (Aontroim)

    Alfie Devine (An Iarmhí)

    Liam Gordon (Gaillimh)

    Justin Heffernan (Loch Garman)

    David Hughes (Ceatharlach)

    Shane Hynes (Gaillimh)

    John Keane (Gaillimh)

    Cathal McAllister (Corcaigh)

    Rory McGann (An Clár)

    Patrick Murphy (Ceatharlach)

    John O'Brien (Laois)

    Johnny Ryan (Tiobraid Árann)

    Sean Stack (Áth Cliath)

    Thomas Walsh (Port Láirge)

     

    Hurling – Nicky Rackard Cup and Lory Meagher Cup Panel:

    Kevin Brady (An Lú)

    James Clarke (An Cabhán)

    Aiden Ferguson (Fear Manach)

    Thomas Gleeson (Áth Cliath)

    Kevin McGeeney (Ros Comáin)

    Gearóid McGrath (Loch Garman)

    Chris Mooney (Áth Cliath)

    Gavin Quilty (Cill Chainnigh)

    Nathan Wall (Corcaigh)C.

  • The GAA have confirmed the throw in details for this weekend's All-Ireland hurling quarter finals.

    Clare will face Wexford at Pairc Ui Chaoimh this Saturday, with a 3pm throw in.

    The other quarter final will be between Limerick and Kilkenny on Sunday, with a 2pm start at Semple Stadium in Thurles.

    Arrangements have also been made for the Super 8 fixtures next weekend.

    On Saturday, in the All-Ireland senior football championship quarter-finals,

    Roscommon take on Tyrone in Croke Park at 5pm Saturday evening.

    That's followed at 7pm by Donegal V Dublin.

    On Sunday, Galway and Kerry meet in Croke Park at 4pm.

    That's preceded at 2pm by the meeting of Kildare and Monaghan.

     

     

     

  • The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, today launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park, providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world.

     113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature. The new archive also includes All-Ireland club finals since 1989.

     In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.

    As well as being available to access edited highlights of games via gaa.ie, visitors to the GAA Museum at Croke Park will be able to access the games through an interactive touch screen and there will also be an access point in the GAA Museum Reading Room where entire games can be viewed.

     

  • The GAA are hoping to put more tickets on general sale for the All Ireland senior football semi final between Mayo  and Dublin,  once club allocations are finalised.

    Saturday's showdown is set to be an 82 thousand sell-out at Croke Park.

    Thousands of Mayo supporters were left disappointed yesterday, after queuing for hours in Supervalu and Centra stores across the county, and online at Tickets.ie

    Fans were queuing in stores across Mayo from before tickets went on sale at 10am yesterday morning, but the system seemed to go down several times during the day, leaving only a small percentage with tickets.

    Similarly for those who went online, many were left in a virtual queue for hours, only to be told in the late afternoon that there were no further tickets left online.

    Frustrated supporters contacted Midwest Radio throughout the day, and took to social media platforms to outline their anger at the system.

    The GAA has denied its system crashed, but says it was slowed down due to the unprecedented demand for semi-final tickets.

    The bulk of the tickets will go to GAA clubs, while about 7,000 season ticket holders across the two counties will also have to be accommodated.

    After that, a fresh batch of tickets is expected to go on general sale for Saturday's matches, which start at 3pm with the Mayo minors taking on Cork, followed by the senior showdown between Mayo and Dublin at 5pm.

     

     

     

  • Kildare and Mayo County Boards will each receive 1500 tickets for club distribution for Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier game between the sides in Newbridge.

    It follows the decision earlier to switch the game from Croke Park to Newbridge, after Kildare GAA said they would not play the game in Dublin, having been drawn out of the hat first on Monday morning.

    In a statement this afternoon the GAA confirmed the change and said that following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both county boards will receive 1500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA has also confirmed that tickets purchased for the double header will not be valid for the refixture and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    The GAA has also confirmed that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets for the games will be priced at 20 euro for adults and 5 euro for juveniles.

     

     

    Statement from the GAA regarding Kildare v Mayo qualifier game: 

    The GAA can confirm that the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round Three meeting of Kildare and Mayo will take place in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening at 7.00pm.

    Following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both Kildare and Mayo County Committees will receive 1,500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA can also confirm that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets purchased for the Croke Park double-header fixture will not be valid for these games and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    Tickets for the new fixtures will be priced at €20/£18 (adults) and €5/£5 (juveniles).

     

     

     

     

  • GAA President John Horan has agreed to meet with representatives of the GPA.

    The Players Association is unhappy that new rule changes in football are to be trialed in next year's Allianz Leagues.

    The limiting of three consecutive hand-passes is the rule with which the GPA have the biggest problem, with 96 per cent of their membership believed to be against it.

    Horan is to meet with GPA President Paul Flynn, but says the GAA is not a "kneejerk organisation", and the decisions of Central Council are unlikely to be reversed so quickly.

  • All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final 
    Galway 1-30 
    Clare 1-30 AET 

    All-Ireland Minor Hurling Semi-Final 
    Galway 3-22 
    Dublin 0-16

    All-Ireland Minor Football Quarter Finals
    Kerry 2-16
    Roscommon 2-07 

    Meath 1-15
    Derry 1-10 

    Monaghan 2-11 
    Kildare 0-08 


  • Five rule changes to Gaelic Football have been proposed by the GAA's Standing Committee on Playing Rules.

    Restricting the number of consecutive handpasses to three is the first of those proposed changes.

    They've also put forward the idea to re-introduce the sin-bin period of 10-minutes for players receiving a black card, or a second yellow card.

    Under their proposals, only two players from each team would be allowed between the two 45-metre lines at a kick-out.

    They're also seeking to expand the parameters of the rule surrounding the mark, and for sideline kicks to only be taken in a forward direction once they're outside the opponent's 13-metre line.

    If approved, the proposals could be trialled in next year's League campaign.

     

     

  • GAA supporters travelling to the Leitrim v Roscommon game in Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow evening are being asked to enter the town from the Longford side where possible.

    Gardai have asked anyone who can possibly use the N4 on their way to the game to do so.

    Gardai and stewards will be on duty on the day and motorists are asked to be patient and leave themselves enough time to get there.

     

     

  • The GAA will wait until Friday to make a decision on whether this weekend's League games will go ahead.

    There's a full round of fixtures slated for the Football League across Saturday and Sunday.

    While the final round of group games in the hurling league are set to be played on Sunday.

    If they're called off it could prove problematic, with no free weekends between now and the slated Division 1 Hurling Final date of March 24th. It could also prove problematic in Mayo's Division 2B Final, which is down for Sunday March 11th. 

     

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    The division 1 & 2 Allianz National Football League finals will be played in Croke Park on Easter Sunday.

    Roscommon and Cavan meet at 2 o’clock in the Division 2 final – that’s followed at 4pm by the meeting of Galway and Dublin in the Division 1 final.

  • Super 8's 
    Monaghan 0-16
    Galway 0-08 

    Kerry 3-25 
    Kildare 2-16 

     

  • FBD League Semi-Finals
    Galway 1-09 
    Mayo 1-09 

    Galway win 4-2 on penalties 

    Roscommon 2-18 
    Sligo 1-16 

     

  • Paddy Tally is the new Down senior football manager.

    It's the Tyrone native's first spell in senior intercounty management, but Tally has been part of several successful intercounty setups.

    He was on the backroom team for the Tyrone footballers when they won their first All-Ireland title in 2003, as well as helping out with Down when they reached the decider in 2010.

    More recently, Tally has worked under Kevin Walsh with the Galway footballers.

    He also managed St Mary's University College to the 2017 Sigerson Cup

  • Sunday 26th Aug 2018

    Venue

    Team 1

    Score

    Score

    Team 2

    Tuam Stadium

    Oranmore-Maree

    2-20

    1-4

    Glenamaddy

    An Spideal

    Clifden

    5-13

    0-6

    Athenry

    Maigh Cuilinn

    Moycullen

    5-8

    0-10

    St Michael's

    Letterfrack

    Renvyle

    1-10

    2-9

    Clg Mícheál Breathnach

    An Spideal

    Cárna-Caiseal

    2-6

    2-16

    CLG Oileáin Árann

    Loughrea

    Loughrea

    CONC

    0-0

    Corofin

    Barnaderg

    Headford

    3-12

    0-9

    St. Gabriels

    Saturday August 25th 

    Pearse Stadium

    Killannin

    0-8

    0-8

    CLG Bhearna

    Tuam Stadium

    Milltown

    1-17

    0-15

    Monivea-Abbey

    Kenny Park

    Salthill-Knocknacarra

    0-8

    1-13

    Annaghdown

    Clifden

    Clifden

    1-8

    2-9

    Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir

    Clonbur

    An Cheathrú Rua

    1-8

    5-16

    Corofin

    Pearse Stadium

    Caltra

    0-5

    4-15

    Moycullen

    Tuam Stadium

    Dunmore MacHales

    2-13

    0-10

    Kilkerrin-Clonberne

    Corofin

    Menlough

    0-13

    0-4

    Williamstown

    Kenny Park

    Cortoon Shamrocks

    0-11

    1-11

    St. James' GAA

    Corofin

    St Brendan's

    1-11

    1-14

    Clg Mícheál Breathnach

  • Galway County Board has paid Croke Park 390,000 euro for All-Ireland Final tickets in 2015.

    RTE is reporting that Galway treasurer Michael Burke told a County Board meeting on Tuesday night that the outstanding sum has been paid to GAA HQ.

    Galway were beaten by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Hurling Final that year and have since contested two finals, and won one of those in 2017.

    The treasurer also told the meeting that the County Board had to write off around 100,000 in bad debt, sums that were owed to them, but that could no longer be collected for various reasons.

    The news came as delegates await the publication of an internal audit report, commissioned by the treasurer, that has been completed for some months and has been seen by senior GAA officials in Croke Park.

    The report hasn’t yet been made public, as it has been the subject of legal correspondence.

    Croke Park have commissioned Mazars, the international auditing and corporate financing company, to conduct a full audit of Galway GAA and they have been working in Galway for a number of weeks. They are expected to report their findings in the next couple of weeks.

  • All-Ireland Minor Football Quarter Final 
    Galway 0-18 
    Clare 0-11