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  • 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.

     

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    8-15 v 3-17

    Clár Chlainne Mhuiris

       

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    5-12 v 3-6

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  • An internal audit of Galway GAA’s financial affairs, which was ordered by the new treasurer Mike Burke, will be completed by St Patrick’s weekend.

    According to today’s Irish Independent, the audit will focus on broader financial administration issues.

    The audit is separate to a report compiled by a three-man committee who last year found anomalies in the manner in which gate receipts were reconciled at various grounds around the county.

    Galway GAA showed a fairly healthy balance sheet at last December’s convention, when a profit, before depreciation, of €418,773 was recorded, which was up from €79,421 the previous year.

    Beyond a lucrative sponsorship deal with Supermacs, considerable debt has built up with the purchase of land for development of a training centre at Mountain South. The sum owed to Central Council is estimated at around €2.6m, on top of ticket money still owed to Croke Park, dating back to 2015.

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    UCC are the first side through to the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals following a 2-21 to 1-13 victory over UCD.

    While in in the Sigerson Cup, IT Tralee have thrashed IT Sligo on a 6-20 to 1-9 scoreline.

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    Sancta Maria Louisburgh 4-19 Colaiste Einde 3-08 
    Balla Secondary School 6-17 St Mary's Galway 0-04

     

     

     

  • James Horan has been handed a four year term as Mayo Senior Football manager, after he was ratified at a County Board meeting in Castlebar tonight. 

    It was confirmed at the meeting that Daniel Forde will be trainer, Conor Finn S&C, while James Burke and Martin Barrett on also on the backroom team, while Joe Doyle is operations manager.

    In a statement tonight James Horan said: 

    I am delighted to be involved with Mayo and am really looking forward to getting on the field with the players. All clubs (Senior/Intermediate/Junior) within Mayo will be contacted immediately seeking suggestions of players that may have the potential Technical/Tactical/Physical/Mental attributes required for the Inter-county game.

    There has been a coaching movement in Mayo over last number of years that has been staggering in its progression. In conjunction with Clubs & Divisional Boards we have seen huge advances with clubs across the county driving very high standards. That is something I want to be involved with, and help ensure that progress continues. It is busy but very exciting times in Mayo GAA & I cannot wait to get started.

    Also at tonight's meeting Derek Walsh was reappointed Mayo Senior Hurling manager for 2019. 

     

     

     

     

  • It’s believed James Horan could be appointed Mayo Senior Football manager for a second term later tonight.

    The position of Mayo Senior manager is due to be raised at a meeting of the County Board this evening.

    Horan met with Mayo GAA officials earlier this week to discuss his plans for 2019 and his management team.

    The Mayo Senior Hurling management is also on tonight’s agenda.

     

  • Galway's chances of regaining the All Ireland Hurling Championship have been dealt a double injury blow

    Joe Canning has been ruled out for up to sixteen weeks meaning he will miss the majority of the Senior Hurling Championship

    The Galway County board also confirmed today that Fintan Burke picked up a knee injury while playing for his club and has been ruled out for the season

  • Offaly look set to appoint John Maughan as their new senior football manager.

    He led his native Mayo to three All-Ireland Finals and has also previously been in charge of Clare, Roscommon and Fermanagh.

    He'll succeed Paul Rouse, who opted not to stay on after a spell as interim boss this summer.

    John Maughan will be put forward for ratification after securing the nomination from a selection committee. 

     

  • Following on from the successful 2018 hosting of Feile na nGael hurling by Connacht GAA in the five Connacht counties alongside Westmeath and Longford in which 128 hurling and camogie sides were in action as host sides and welcomed 128 visiting sides attention now moves onto Feile Peil na nOg. One highlight of the weekend was the thousands of supporters and hurlers who were present at the Connacht GAA centre on hurling finals day on June 10th.

    Connacht GAA have been selected by National Feile to host for the second time Feile Peil na nOg in June 2019 with the weekend date to be confirmed in the near future. Games will take place on the Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon with semi finals and finals occurring on the Sunday morning and afternoon.  Connacht GAA previously hosted Feile Peil na nOg in 2014 with 8 boys and 4 girls divisions. Currently 65 teams have expressed an interest.

    As a result Connacht GAA are requesting expressions of interest in Gaelic football Under 14 boys teams as well as LGFA Under 14 teams from Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo to be involved in 2019. One compulsory requirement is that one's club must be willing to host a visiting team.

    To confirm expression of interest clubs must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 17th.

  • Businessman JP McManus has donated €100,000 to every GAA county board in Ireland, to be divided equally among their local clubs.

    The €3.2million gesture has been made on the back of Limerick’s All-Ireland Hurling Championship win this year

    JP McManus has been a main sponsor of Limerick GAA for years.

    A spokeperson for the GAA has described it as an "incredible gesture".

     

     

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    Mayo football manager James Horan has been handed a double fitness boost ahead of Saturday's crunch Super 8s clash with Donegal in MacHale Park, Castlebar.

    Keith Higgins and Paddy Durcan are both in line to return from injury for the Mayo side.

    Captain Diarmuid O'Connor has also stepped up his recovery from a fractured wrist but he's unlikely to be involved this weekend.

     

     

     

     

  • Mayo's Connacht Championship preparations have been given a timely boost.

    Keith Higgins is back in the panel having spent the League campaign with the county's hurlers.

    Midwest Sport understands that the four-time All Star from Ballyhaunis trained with the football panel yesterday evening for the first time in 2018.

    Mayo begin their Connacht championship with a quarter final against League finalists Galway on May 13th.

     

     

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