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    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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • There are two EirGrid under-20 Football Championship finals this afternoon.

    Neighbours Galway and Roscommon clash at Tuam Stadium in the Connacht decider at 2pm.

    While there's a 3pm throw-in for the meeting of Donegal and Tyrone in the Ulster final at Clones.

  • Galway and Dublin have named their teams ahead of their All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final this evening.

     

    Dublin have made 9 changes to last weeks win over Roscommon - which includes a completely revamped forward line.

     

    Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian howard occupy the new-look half forward line, with Con' O'Callaghan, Dean Rock and Paul Mannion playing in front.

     

    Johhny Cooper and James McCarthy bolster the Dubs half back line with Brian Fenton coming into midfield.

     

    The Tribesmen make just one change from their loss to Monaghan with Patrick Sweeney coming in at centre-forward in the place of Adrian Varley.

     

    1. Ruairí Lavelle
    2. Declan Kyne
    3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh
    4. Eoghan Kerin
    5. Cathal Sweeney
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Gary O’Donnell
    8. Peter Cooke
    9. Thomas Flynn
    10. Shane Walsh
    11. Patrick Sweeney
    12. Seán Kelly
    13. Ian Burke
    14. Damien Comer (Captain)
    15. Eamonn Brannigan
  • Super 8's 
    Monaghan 0-16
    Galway 0-08 

    Kerry 3-25 
    Kildare 2-16 

     

  • Connacht Minor Football Championship
    Galway 4-17 
    Leitrim 1-11 

    Roscommon 5-18 
    Sligo 1-13

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

    Galway win 4-2 on penalties 

    Roscommon 2-18 
    Sligo 1-16 

     

  • Galway Football manager Kevin Walsh has named two changes to his side as they prepare for a Division 1 National Football League visit to their neighbours Mayo tomorrow.

    The Tribesmen, who came out on top in the Connacht rivals’ league and championship meetings last year, face Mayo at Elvery’s McHale Park, Castlebar in tomorrow evening’s Round 5 meeting (throw-in 7.15pm).

    St Michael’s star Eamonn Brannigan and Headford’s Padraic Cunningham both start in the forward line this time around while Shane Walsh and Sean Kelly drop to the bench.

    Tomorrow’s game forms part of a double-header, with the two counties ladies’ sides going head-to-head at 5.15pm.

     

    1. Ruairi Lavelle
    2. Eoghan Kerin
    3. Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh
    4. David Wynne
    5. Gary O'Donnell
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Johnny Heaney
    8. Thomas Flynn
    9. Ciarán Duggan
    10. Michael Daly
    11. Johnathan Duane
    12. Eamon Brannigan
    13. Barry McHugh
    14. Padraig Cunningham
    15. Antaine Ó Laoí
  • The Galway football team to play Monaghan in Sunday’s opening round of the Allianz National Football League has been named.

    The Galway to play Monaghan on Sunday in the Allianz League is as follows.

    1-Connor Gleeson, 2-Johnny Duane, 3-Sean Mulkerrin, 4-Johnny Heaney, 5-Gary O’Donnell, 6-John Daly, 7-Cillian McDaid, 8-Tom Flynn, 9-Cein D’Arcy, 10-Michael Boyle, 11-Paul Conroy, 12-Michael Daly, 13-Robert Finnerty, 14-Shane Walsh (captain), 15-Adrian Varley

  • Galway beat Roscommon 1-14 to 11 points in the F-B-D Insurance Connacht Football League final at Dr Hyde Park today.

    Captain Shane Walsh with the goal for the Tribesmen from the penalty spot.

    Padraic Joyce's side finished with 14 men after defender Eamon Brannigan was sent off after just over an hour.

  • 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