Galway GAA

  • The Galway U20's were denied a place in the All-Ireland final by a Dublin team seeming with firepower, it ended Dublin 2-14 to 1-10 Galway.

    Ciaran Archer led the charge for the Dubs scoring 2-6, the goals dispatched at ease in a crowded Galway defense.

    It's the end of the road for the Connacht champions who kept fighting until the end.

    Dublin go on to face the winner of Cork and Tyrone in the final next weekend.

    Scorers for Dublin:Ciarán Archer 2-6 (0-4f), Ross McGarry 0-3, Brian O’Leary 0-2, David Lacey 0-1, Niall O’Leary 0-1, James Doran 0-1.

    Scorers for Galway:Brian Harlowe 1-0, Tony Gill 0-3, Padraig Costello 0-3 (0-2f), Rory Cunningham 0-2, Matthew Tierney 0-1, Liam Boyle 0-1

  • 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.

  • Galway's All Ireland senior hurling semi final replay with Clare has forced the movement of the All Ireland under-21 semi final.

    Galway and Tipperary had been slated for this Saturday in Ennis, but instead the game has been moved to the Gaelic Grounds for Wednesday August 8th.

    Galway senior management continue to sweat over the fitness of Joe Canning.

    The Hurler of the Year was taken off with a knee injury during Saturday's drawn game with Clare.

    There are also doubts remaining over the fitness of both Gearoid McInerney and Conor Whelan for Sunday's replay in Thurles.



  • Galway midfielder Ciaran Duggan has emerged as doubt for their opening Super-8 meeting with Kerry.

    Duggan suffered a suspected broken wrist while playing for Annaghdown in the Galway Championship on Saturday.

    Galway begin their Group 1 campaign against The Kingdom on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of July.

  • Galway midfielder Fiontán Ó Curraoin has been discharged from hospital after being stretchered from the field during Sunday's FBD Connacht League semi-final win over Mayo.

    Ó Curraoin sustained a heavy knock in the second half, leading to play being delayed by 12 minutes as he was attended to and eventually saw him depart the field.

    The Irish Independent reports that Ó Curraoin had been discharged from Castlebar Hospital late on Sunday night.

    It remains to be seen if he will be considered for Saturday's final against Roscommon.

  • Gearóid McInerney looks set to lose his battle to be fit for Galway's All Ireland semi- final replay with Clare on Sunday.

    The half-back has had a scan on a suspected torn calf, and could miss the All Ireland final next month if Galway see off the Banner at the second attempt.

    The news on Joe Canning appears to be more positive, with the hurler of the year not suffering any serious damage to his knee despite his withdrawal from the first game.

    That replay throws in at 2 o'clock on Sunday in Semple Stadium, with Tipperary's Fergal Horgan appointed referee.



  • 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.

  • Galway's Jack Glynn has been named the Eirgrid U20 Player of the Year while Donal Ó Fátharta has won the Manager of the Year award.

    The Tribesmen captured All-Ireland crown last month by seeing off Dublin by one point in the decider.

    Galway have six players on the Eirgrid 20 U20 Football Team.

    They are Conor Flaherty, Jack Glynn, Conor Raftery, Paul Kelly, Matthew Tierney and Tommo Culhane.

    EirGrid 20 U20s

    • Conor Flaherty (Galway)
    • Jack Glynn (Galway)
    • Conor Raftery (Galway)
    • Paul Kelly (Galway)
    • Matthew Tierney (Galway)
    • Tomo Culhane (Galway)
    • Lee Gannon (Dublin)
    • Mark Lavin (Dublin)
    • Lorcan O’Dell (Dublin)
    • Ciaran Archer (Dublin)
    • Darragh Canavan (Tyrone)
    • Cormac Munroe (Tyrone)
    • Ethan Jordan (Tyrone)
    • Tiernan Quinn (Tyrone)
    • Sean O’Brien (Kerry)
    • Dan McCarthy (Kerry)
    • Ruairi Ó Beaglaoich (Kerry)
    • Blake Murphy (Cork)
    • Aaron Doherty (Donegal)
    • Ronan Coffey (Laois)




  • Galway’s Shane Walsh and Cork’s Patrick Horgan have been rewarded for their respective performances in football and hurling in June by being voted as the PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award winners.  

    The pair were at PwC’s Cork office this morning to pick up their awards from Munster council Chairman Jerry O’Sullivan, GPA National Executive Member Noel Connors and PwC Partner Ger O’Mahoney.

    Shane Walsh has been in outstanding form so far this championship and was a key member of the Galway team that won the Connacht title. 

    He scored five points in their semi-final win against Sligo before going on to notch 0-8 in a man of the match performance against Roscommon in the Connacht final.

  • The Government this morning clarified that ONLY senior inter-county GAA activity will continue in the next six weeks as level 5 restrictions are set to kick in from midnight tonight.

    The decision means that Saturday’s All Ireland U20 football final between Galway and Dublin in Portlaoise is off, as is the Connacht Minor football championship game between Galway and Leitrim scheduled for Friday night in the Connacht GAA Centre.

    The Mayo Minors were due to play Sligo tomorrow week and that has also now fallen victim of these new restrictions.

  • The GAA have confirmed details of the delayed Eirgrid All Ireland Under 20 football final.

    The meeting of Galway and Dublin will take place on Saturday, December 19th at Croke Park.

    It will be a curtain raiser to the All-Ireland Senior Football Final.

    Underage competitions have been allowed to resume this month with the country leaving level-5 restrictions.

  • Galway’s U20 Leinster Hurling final with Dublin has been postponed due to Covid restrictions.

    Galway were meant to face Dublin in Portlaoise on Sunday with the winners to face Cork the following weekend in the All-Ireland Final.

    The Tribesmen’s minor All-Ireland semi-final with Limerick, scheduled for Saturday, had already been called off and all postponed fixtures will be played at the first available opportunity.

  • Galway’s Gareth Bradshaw has announced his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 33.

    The Moycullen man made his senior debut for the county in 2007 in the NFL and played in his first GAA Championship game in 2008 in the opening round of the Connacht SFC against Roscommon.

    He won 3 Connacht titles and an Allianz League Division 2 medal in 2017.

    “After 14 years playing with Galway, I’d like to announce my retirement from inter-county football. A huge thank you to my parents and family, my partner Sarah-Jane, friends and teammates who supported me over the years. It was a huge honour to play football for my county. Thank you.” he tweeted this morning.

    Bradshaw also played football for NUIG and was on the Moycullen team who claimed their first ever County Senior Football title in 2020 beating Mountbellew-Moylough in the final.

  • Gary Sice has come out of retirement to make a shock return to inter-county football with Galway ahead of a truncated winter championship.

    Sice, now 36, has been one of the leading club players in the country and a pivotal member of the three-in-a-row All-Ireland-winning Corofin team.

    He is understood to have returned to training last week, having maintained impressive form throughout the Galway club championship with a seven-point haul in a recent match against Salthill-Knocknacarra in their quarter-final.

  • 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.

  • It's Mayo v Galway in Munster this weekend as both teams head to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick for a Round 4 Football qualifier.

     A one point win over Armagh last weekend means Mayo will be looking to make it three wins in as many weeks through the qualifiers.

    Following that win the team named shows four changes. Into the team comes Michael Plunkett, Stephen Coen, Kevin McLoughlin & Cillian O'Connor with Lee Keegan, Mikey Murray, Conor Loftus & Andy Moran missing out.

    The winners of this game will head to a Super 8's meeting with Kerry in Killarney next weekend.


    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
      2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
      3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
      4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
      5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
      6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
      7. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
      8. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
      10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
      11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
      12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
      13. Cillian O'Connor - Ballintubber
      14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      15. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
  • James Owens has been named as the referee for this Sunday's Leinster Senior Hurling Final replay between Kilkenny and Galway.

    Semple Stadium will host the decider after the sides finished 18 points apiece at Croke Park 2 days ago.

  • 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

  • Cavan official Joe McQuillan has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday’s round 4 qualifier between Mayo & Galway.

    Joe was the referee in both the 2017 & 2013 All-Ireland finals involving Mayo.

    The game gets underway at 7pm and is part of a double header at the Gaelic Grounds.

    First up at 4pm is the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Final replay between Mayo and Galway.

  • Former Galway senior footballer John Donnellan will be part of the Michael Glaveys senior football management team for 2021.

    The All-Ireland winner with the Tribesmen from 2001 will team up with former Glaveys player Eugene Coggins who will be manager of the Ballinlough-based side this season.

    The Dunmore native, who has also managed Western Gaels, will train the team.

    Michael Glaveys reached the quarter-finals of last year’s Roscommon SFC, where they were beaten by eventual champions St. Brigid’s.

    Donnellan has been involved with last year's Mayo Junior Football Champions Kilmaine for the past couple of seasons.

    He previously served as manager of the Galway Minor Footballers, in 2013 & 2014.