Galway GAA

  • Galway manager Pádraic Joyce has confirmed that forward Damien Comer will miss Sunday's Connacht final clash with Mayo, but suggested he would be back in time for an All-Ireland semi-final, if Galway get there.

    The Annaghdown man was an All-Star nominee in 2016 and 2018 but missed last year’s provincial championship due to injury and will suffer the same fate this year.

    It's understood he sustained a hamstring injury three weeks ago, so will not feature in Sunday's Connacht final.

    Padraig Joyce also told RTE that Eamonn Brannigan, Damien Varley and Ronan Steed are all also injury concerns ahead of Galway’s first provincial final meeting with Mayo since 2014.

    The game throws in at 1.30pm Sunday in Pearse Stadium , Salthill, and will be live on Midwest Radio Sport with thanks to Ballintubber Store & Agri.

    Mayo will be appearing in their first provincial final for five years after their six point win over Roscommon on Sunday.

     

     

     

  • The dates and times for the All Ireland Football Semi Finals have been confirmed.

    Dublin will face Galway, Monaghan or Kerry at Croke Park on Saturday August 11th, where there'll be a 5pm throw-in.

    The other semi final will take place the following day at 3.30, with Galway or Monaghan to face either Tyrone or Donegal.

     

  • Davy Fitzgerald says he will make a decision about his future shortly.

    The Clare native has to decide whether to remain on in Wexford for a fourth year amid reported interest from Galway.

    Speaking to Midwest Radio today, Fitzgerald says it will be a tough call to make.

    He also said he has heard nothing from the Galway County Board.

  • The death has taken place of John Power, former Secretary of Galway Football Board.

    John served as Secretary of Galway Football in the glorious era that saw the Tribesmen win the Sam Maguire Cup in 1998 and 2001.

    A native of Waterford, John who served as a Garda in Galway city has been battling illness for the past six years.

    John Power gave tremendous service to Galway GAA. Along with the late Pat Egan who served as Chairman and the late Miko Kelly who served as

    Treasurer the three people at the top table in the era of John O’Mahony successful tenure as Galway manager have now gone to their eternal reward.

    To his wife Breda and daughter Michelle and extended family and friends we extend our sincere sympathy.

  • The All-Ireland winning Minor Hurling Team and the senior finalists will be welcomed back to Galway city and county today with the Irish Press Cup in tow.

    The county council will host a civic homecoming at The Fairgreen in Ballinasloe at 3.30 this afternoon.

    Cathaoirleach of the county council, Seán Ó Tuairisg will welcome both teams and management at the event and traffic and parking restrictions will be in place.

    Meanwhile, the Minor All-Ireland champions, who beat Kilkenny in Croke Park yesterday, and the senior team, who narrowly lost out to Limerick, will be welcomed back to Pearse Stadium in Salthill at 6.30 this evening.

    The Gaelic Grounds will be the venue for the Limerick homecoming.

    Thousands of fans are set to give thier team a hero's welcome.

  • Elverys MacHale Park Castlebar will play host to a double header tomorrow evening.

    At 6.30pm the Connacht Junior Football Quarter Final will see Mayo clash with Roscommon.

    That will be followed by the U17 Football clash involving Mayo & Leitrim at 8pm.

    Galway meet Roscommon in the U17 Championship on Friday night at 7pm in Tuam Stadium.

  • GAA

    A number of today's Allianz Football League ties have fallen victim to the weather, with more potentially to follow.

    Pearse Stadium passed a pitch inspection this morning so both Mayo & Galway in the Lidl Ladies National Football League and the Allianz Football League will go ahead as planned.

    The ladies game starts at noon while 2pm is the start time for the round 3 clash in the Allianz league game.

    Elsewhere in division one, Monaghan and Kerry is off while Kildare and Tyrone still goes ahead.

    In Division 2 the meetings of Clare and Tipperary, and Roscommon and Down, are both going ahead at present.

    As it stands Cork's game with Louth goes ahead.

    The rescheduled Division 2 clash of Cavan and Meath has again been called off, as well as the Division 3 meeting of Sligo and Fermanagh.

    Elsewhere in Division 3 Armagh face Longford, Derry take on Offaly and Wexford host Westmeath.

    While in Division 4 Antrim take on Wicklow and London face Limerick.

    That game in Ruislip throws in at 1pm, with all the other games underway at 2pm.

    Elsewhere, the Roscommon v Meath Ladies National Football League game has been postponed.

    Stay tuned to Midwest Radio for the latest updates.

  • The Draw for the 2020 Galway Club football Championship has taken place.

    2020 Claregalway Hotel County Senior Football Championship

    Group One

    Salthill/Knocknacarra

    St Michaels

    An Spideál

    Bearna

    Group Two

    Moycullen

    Micheal Breathnach

    Mountbellew/Moylough

    Annaghdown

    Group Three

    Tuam Stars

    Caherlistrane

    Claregalway

    Killannin

    Group Four A

    Corofin

    Oughterard

    Monivea/Abbey

    Group Four B

    An Cheathrú Rua  

    Milltown

    St James

     

  • Galway Senior Football Final 
    Corofin 0-07 
    Mountbellew/Moylough 0-07

    Galway Intermediate Final replay 
    An Spideal 1-13
    Micheal Breathnach's 1-10 AET

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1 Final 
    Dublin 0-18 
    Galway 0-14 

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Dublin 115 Galway 0-07 

  • Former Galway dual player Alan Kerins has taken up a selector position with the Westmeath hurlers.

     

    Alan joins the Westmeath management team under new Senior Hurling boss Shane O'Brien.

     

    The Dubliner succeeds Joe Quaid as the Lake County prepare to play Division One Hurling in 2020.

     

    Kerins is joined in the backroom team by ex Tipperary coach Paudie O'Neill while Brendan Murtagh is retained as a selector.

  • The first of the Connacht Junior Football Championship Semi-Finals take place this evening in Tuam.

    Galway & Sligo face off at 7pm.

    At the same time tomorrow evening in Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim host Mayo.

    The Connacht Junior Final will then serve as a curtain raiser to the senior championship clash of Galway & Mayo on Sunday.

  • Former Dublin forward, Jason Sherlock, thinks Kerry are one of the teams to watch in this year’s Championship. 

    Speaking as he launched the 2020 Electric Ireland GAA Minor Championships this week, Sherlock assessed the chances of Mayo, Galway and the Kingdom and stated that small or no crowds in grounds could have a bearing on how games go.

    He thinks no crowds could be a benefit to Mayo.

  • A site the GAA invested €2.8m in at the height of the Celtic Tiger is now being turned into a soccer academy.

     

    It's understood the 103 acres of land near Athenry has been bought by the Comer Group for less than €1m - representing a loss to Galway GAA.

     

    The Comer brothers Luke and Brian property developers from Glenamaddy want to turn the land at Mountain South in Athenry into a base for Galway United, which would develop footballers in the region.

     

    It previously belonged to the GAA with the Galway hurling board spending €2.8m on the site in 2006 with a view to turning it into a Centre of Excellence in the long term.

     

    It had borrowed to pay for the land and continued to make contributions in the form of bank interest before working out a deal with Croke Park which saw the GAA take over the loan.

     

    But the development failed to materialise and late last year Galway GAA acknowledged it would have to cut its losses and sell the site for a price far below what it paid. It was bracing itself to lose around €2m on the venture.

    The 'Connacht Tribune' reported the Comer Group bought Mountain South for less than €1m.

     

    It plans to submit a proposal to Galway County Council which would see the construction of six soccer pitches, a gymnasium facility and 30 apartments which would be used to house the young footballers.

    The estimated cost of the project has been set at €20m.

  • Former Galway footballer Cormac Bane has been forced to retire from the sport due to concussion. 

    The Caherlistrane clubman suffered a serious and prolonged concussion last year and followed that up with a similar injury this year, which forced him to retire. 

    He told the Irish Independent that it has been a rough couple of weeks and doctors have told him he can't continue playing. 

  • There are four candidates in the running to succeed Kevin Walsh as Galway football manager.

     

    The deadline for nominations closed on Friday and the shortlist is made up of Padraic Joyce, Liam Kearns, Matt Duggan and Alan Flynn.

     

    Outgoing U20 manager Joyce was part of Galway’s golden generation in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and has been tipped for the job by many people in the county.

     

    Former Tipperary manager Liam Kearns - who plotted Galway's downfall in the 2017 All-Ireland SFC quarter-final - is also seen as a strong contender.

     

    Alan Flynn, who managed the Galway U21s to All-Ireland success in 2013 is also in the running, while Matt Duggan, who led Galway to an All-Ireland JFC final appearance against Kerry this year, is the outsider.

  • Four Mayo players have been included in the GAA.ie football team of the week.

    They include man of the match from yesterday’s game in Tuam Mark Moran, Aidan O’Shea, Paddy Durcan & Oisin Mullin.

    Roscommon’s Sean Mullooly has also been named at full back.

  • Mayo and Galway meet in the Connacht U20 Football Championship tomorrow in Elverys MacHale Park which promises to be a cracking game.

     

    The game throws in at 2pm and we’ll have full live commentary with Michael D. McAndrew, Declan O’Reilly and Austin Garvin.

     

    Our coverage is brought to you by Colm Cosgrove cars Westport.

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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.