Galway GAA

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    Galway are hoping Joe Canning won't miss any game time after been sent off in yesterday's Wild Geese Trophy match in Sydney.

     

    The 2017 Hurler of the Year was shown a straight red card for a high tackle on Kilkenny defender Enda Morrissey during the exhibition game in Australia.

     

    The Tribesmen will be keeping their fingers crossed that Canning gets a time suspension, to ensure he doesn't sit out the start of the new season in January.

  • Galway manager Tony Ward has made two changes for his side for tomorrow's Bord Gais Energy Under-21 hurling semi final with Tipperary.

    Andrew Geaney is in for Mark Hughes at centre-back, while Patrick Foley replaces Cian Salmon in the half-forward line.

  • Kilkenny are through to the Leinster U20 hurling championship final after a 1-19 to 1-15 win over Galway in Tullamore last night.

    Eoin Cody scored the goal for DJ Carey's side who will now play Wexford in the final.

  • It's the final day of the round-robin section of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

    Defending champions Galway will advance to the final if they draw or win against Dublin at Parnell Park this evening.

    Dublin manager Mattie Kenny has made two changes from their win against Carlow.

    Fergal Whitely comes into the full-forward line with Darragh O'Connell starting at wing-back.

    Paul Ryan and Shane Barrett drop to the bench.

    Kilkenny and Wexford are locked on four-points each going into their clash at Innovate Wexford Park.

    Davy Fitzgerald's Wexford need to win if they're to reach a second final in three seasons while a draw would be enough to send Kilkenny to the decider.


  • The first of this weekend's All-Ireland Football semi-finals takes place this evening, with Dublin and Galway going head to head for a place in the final of the Championship.

    It's the first Championship meeting between the two sides since 1983, and Galways first final 4 appearance in 17 years.

    When the sides met earlier this year in the Division 1 league final, the Dubs prevailed by 4 points.

    Throw in at Croke Park is at 5pm.

  • The Galway team to play Roscommon in the FBD League final on Saturday shows 7 changes from the side that started against Mayo last Sunday, including Goalkeeper Ronan O’Beolain and an entirely new full back line of Conor Campbell, Sean Mulkerrins and Johnny Duane.

    Cein Darcy comes into midfield and in the forwards, Sean Kelly and Robert Finnerty both start. It is the sixth year in a row that Galway and Roscommon are meeting in the decider with Saturday’s game in Hyde Park throwing in at 2pm.

  • Padraig Joyce has made a trio of changes to his Galway starting fifteen for Sunday's Allianz Football League clash with Tyrone.

    All Ireland club winner with Corofin Liam Silke comes into the half-back line, while Eamonn Brannigan and Adrian Varley restored to the forwards.

    John Daly, Finnian Ó Laoi and Michael Boyle are the players to drop out.

  • Sean Kelly and Mikey Boyle have been drafted into the Galway team to face Donegal for Sunday’s Allianz Football League Round 3 clash in Letterkenny.

    Padraic Joyce brings Kelly into the defence, while former minor captain Mikey Boyle is named to start at left corner-forward.

    GalwayConnor Gleeson; Seán Kelly, Seán Mulkerrin, Johnny Heaney; Gary O’Donnell, John Daly, Cillian McDaid; Ronan Steede, Céin D’Arcy; Eamonn Brannigan, Damien Comer, Michael Daly; Rob Finnerty, Shane Walsh, Mikey Boyle

  • Galway midfielder Paul Conroy has confirmed he broke both of his legs in the game with Kerry.

    Conroy confirmed to Galway Bay FM that he suffered a double break in his left leg during the first half of Galway’s Super 8 win over Kerry on July 15th.

    Following surgery at Dublin’s Mater Hospital, the St James’ clubman learned he also had a hairline fracture in his right leg.

    Conroy said the messages from the GAA community has been uplifting on the road to recovery and is already eyeing up his return in 2019.

  • Galway Minor Footballers name an unchanged side for their All-Ireland final against Cork on Sunday from the one that beat Kerry by 0-14 to 0-13 in the Semi-Final.

     

    The Galway Minor team to play the Rebels in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday is as follows:

     

    1- Donie Halleran – Cortoon-Shamrocks

    2- Jonathan McGrath – Caherlistrane

    3- Ruairí King – Clifden

    4- Liam Tevnan – Northern Gaels

    5- Cian Hernon – Bearna

    6 -Ethan Fiorentini – St Michaels

    7 -Kyle O’Neill – Caherlistrane

    8 -James McLaughlin – Maigh Cuilinn

    9 -Daniel O Flaherty – Salthill-Knocknacarra

    10- Evan Nolan – Salthill-Knocknacarra

    11- Warren Seoige – Leitir Mór

    12 -Dylan Brady – Corofin

    13- Nathan Grainger – Claregalway

    14 -Tomo Culhane – Salthill-Knocknacarra

    15- Daniel Cox – Maigh Cuilinn

  • Galway minor hurling boss Brian Hanley praises underage selectors for the county wide reach of his player base.

    After sealing a third consecutive All-Ireland in-a-row against the Cats yesterday, the minor hurling manager believes talk of panelists coming from football strongholds is blown out of proportion.

    On last nights’ Sunday Game Cyril Farrell made note that the All-Ireland champions had players from traditional football clubs due to men from hurling strongholds ‘marrying in.’

    The minor hurling manager says that if a player is good enough, he will be selected for the team irrespective of where in the county he was born.

  • The Galway Minor team to play Kerry in the All-Ireland football Semi-Final on Sunday is as follows…

    1-Donie Halloran

    2-Jonathan McGrath

    3-Ruairí King

    4-Liam Tevnan

    5-Cian Hernon

    6-Ethan Fiorentini

    7-Kyle O’Neill

    8-James McLaughlin

    9-Daniel O’Flaherty

    10-Evan Nolan

    11-Warren Seoige

    12-Dylan Brady

    13-Nathan Grainger

    14-Tomo Culhane

    15-Daniel Cox

  • 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.