Galway GAA

  • The Galway minor hurlers held off a battling Clare challenge to progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals.

    The Tribesmen defeated the Banner on a full-time scoreline of 1-24 to 1-22 in O'Moore Park, Poortlaoise.

    Brian Hanley's side needed to avoid a six point loss to Clare to progress, while the Banner needed a six-point win.

    They will now face Wexford next weekend in the last four of the competition in Croke Park.

  • Connacht Minor Football Championship 

    Galway 2-12 Mayo 0-11

  • The Galway minor hurlers will take on Wexford in the All-Ireland semi-finals as part of a double-bill with the Wexford Tipperary All-Ireland semi-final in Croke Park.

    The young westerners are hoping to book an All-Ireland final date with the winners of Kilkenny and Limerick as they continue their push for three All-Irelands in-a-row.

    The game throws in at half past one on Sunday and there will be live coverage on TG4.

  • Electric Ireland GAA Football All-Ireland Minor Championship

    Semi-Final

    Galway 3-13 Meath 2-09

  • Galway have named an unchanged side for tomorrow's All-Ireland Hurling Championship semi-final replay with Clare.

    It means Joe Canning has recovered from a knee injury he suffered in last weeks game and starts among the tribesmen attack.

    Gearoid McInerney is also fit to play and takes his place at centre-back.

    Clare will name their starting 15 tomorrow.

     

  • Galway players will have a role to play in the selection of their manager.

    The Irish Independent reports that a special meeting of the Galway hurling board drew up a representative group tasked with finding a new manager.

    Galway hurling board chairman Michael Larkin confirmed that the players' leadership group would be consulted during the process.

    A meeting of delegates last night decided the process for finding a successor for Donoghue.

    Successful underage managers Jeffrey Lynskey and Brian Hanley are among the prospective candidates for the job.

  • DUBLIN’S success in winning the League, Leinster and All-Ireland titles has been reflected in the final list of nominations in this year’s PwC All-Star Awards.

    The release today by the GAA and the GPA of the 45 best footballers of the 2018 season has yielded 12 nominations for Dublin who won their fourth senior title in a row.

    The nominations are divided into 3 goalkeepers, 18 defenders, 6 midfielders and 18 forwards. The final 15 that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2018 will be presented with their awards at a gala black-tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 2, which will be screened live by RTE TV.

    Beaten All-Ireland finalists Tyrone received 7 nominations as have Galway and Monaghan. The remainder of the breakdown is Kildare and Donegal 3 each, Kerry 2 and Armagh, Carlow, Fermanagh and Laois receiving 1 each.

    The selection was voted on by a committee made up of GAA media, and chaired by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan.

    Also announced today is the short list for this year’s Footballer of the Year and Young Footballer of the Year award.

    These overall awards will be voted on exclusively by intercounty players and they will choose between Ciarán Kilkenny, Jack McCaffrey and Brian Fenton (Dublin) for the senior prize.

    The shortlist for the Young Footballer of the Year prize is still confined to players under 21 and this year’s nominees are Brian Howard (Dublin), David Clifford (Kerry) and Michael McKernan (Tyrone).

     

     

    PwC All-Star Football Nominations

    GOALKEEPERS

    1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)
    2. Graham Brody (Laois)
    3. Rory Beggan (Monaghan

     

    DEFENDERS

    1. Eoghan Bán Gallagher (Donegal)
    2. Jonny Cooper (Dublin)
    3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)
    4. Eoin Murchan (Dublin)
    5. James McCarthy (Dublin)
    6. Che Cullen (Fermanagh
    7. Sean Kelly (Galway)
    8. Eoghan Kerin (Galway)
    9. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Galway)
    10. Gavin White (Kerry)
    11. Eoin Doyle (Kildare
    12. Karl O’Connell (Monaghan)
    13. Drew Wylie (Monaghan)
    14. Ryan Wylie (Monaghan
    15. Padraig Hampsey (Tyrone)
    16. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
    17. Tiernan McCann (Tyrone
    18. Peter Harte (Tyrone)

     

    MIDFIELDERS

    1. Michael Murphy (Donegal)
    2. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
    3. Thomas Flynn (Galway)
    4. Niall Kearns (Monaghan)
    5. Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone)
    6. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone)

     

     

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    FORWARDS

    1. Rory Grugan (Armagh)
    2. Paul Broderick (Carlow)
    3. Ryan McHugh (Donegal)
    4. Niall Scully (Dublin)
    5. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
    6. Brian Howard (Dublin)
    7. Paul Mannion (Dublin)
    8. Dean Rock (Dublin)
    9. Con O’Callaghan (Dublin)
    10. Shane Walsh (Galway)
    11. Damien Comer (Galway)
    12. Ian Burke (Galway)
    13. David Clifford (Kerry)
    14. Daniel Flynn (Kildare)
    15. Paul Cribben (Kildare)
    16. Conor McManus (Monaghan)
    17. Ryan McAnespie (Monaghan)
    18. Niall Sludden (Tyrone)

     

    Footballer of the Year Nominees

    1. Brian Fenton (Dublin)
    2. Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)
    3. Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)

     

    Young Footballer of the Year Nominees

    1. Brian Howard (Dublin)
    2. David Clifford (Kerry)
    3. Michael McKernan (Tyrone)
  • It's finished all square in the Galway senior football final.

    Tuam Stars had looked on for a big shock but Gary Sice scored a last minute equaliser for All-Ireland champions Corofin to leave it all square.

    Tuam Stars 2-9 Corofin 0-15 was the final score and that decider will now go to a replay.

    Tourlestrane claimed their fourth successive Sligo Senior title today following a 2-17 to 0-09 win over Coolera/Strandhill.

  • The Galway Junior footballers have lost the All-Ireland Junior Final to Kerry in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, on a scoreline of Galway 0-13 to 3-14 Kerry.

    A second half hat-trick of goals were the difference for the Kingdom's junior footballers are Barry O'Dwyer, Stephen O'Sullivan and James Creen all found the net for the Munster champions.

    Despite the best efforts of Galway's Garry Kelly from frees and from play, Kerry ran out comfortable winners to be crowned the 2019 Junior All-Ireland Champions. 

  • The Galway team to face Roscommon is

    1. Rory Lavelle
    2. Declan Kyne
    3. Sean Andy O’Ceallaigh
    4. David Wynne
    5. Cathal Sweeney
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Sean Kelly
    8. Paul Conroy
    9. Thomas Flynn
    10. Eamon Brannigan
    11. Shane Walsh
    12. Johnny Heaney
    13. Ian Burke
    14. Damien Comer
    15. Barry McHugh
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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