Galway GAA

  • 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.

  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • Kevin Walsh has stepped down as Galway football manager, saying he was 'honoured' to be able to leave football in the county in 'a better place'.

     

    The Tribesmen won two Connacht titles during his five years in charge and contested two other provincial finals.

     

    Walsh also led the team to last year's National Football League final and All-Ireland semis, losing both games to Dublin.

     

    Galway exited the Championship against their neighbours Mayo in the qualifiers this year.

     

    In a statement, Galway County Board have thanked Walsh for his 'tremendous dedication' and for putting 'professional structures' in place.

  • Maurice Deegan has been confirmed as the referee for the meeting of Mayo and Galway on Saturday evening in Castlebar in Round 5 of the Allianz National Football League.

    The Division 1 billing gets underway at 7.15pm and will be live on Midwest Radio Sport.

    The match will preceded by the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 meeting also between Mayo and Galway getting underway at 5pm.

  • GAA

    Pearse Stadium Salthill will play host to a double header on Sunday afternoon.

    At 12 noon round 3 of the Lidl Ladies National Football Division 1 will see Galway clash with Mayo.

    This will be followed by Mayo and Galway in round 3 of the Allianz National Football League Division 1 at 2pm.

    In Division 2 Roscommon host Down on Sunday in Dr. Hyde Park at 2pm.

    Meanwhile, Sligo welcome Fermanagh to Markievicz Park also with a 2pm throw-in.

  • The eagerly awaited Connacht championship clash between old rivals Mayo & Galway takes place this Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park. Following Connacht championship defeats to Galway in 2016 & 2017 Mayo will be hoping to get one over on their old rivals this Sunday and avoid a trip to the qualifiers for the third successive season. Mayo have one championship debut with Eoin O'Donoughe starting at corner back. This Sunday will see current footballer of the Year Andy Moran make an incredible 165th appearance for the county(73 championship & 92 league). He made his championship debut against New York back in 2004.

    Throw-in on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park is 4pm:

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

     

    Galway team:

    1. Ruairí Lavelle
    2. Declan Kyne
    3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh
    4. Eoghan Kerin
    5. Gary O’ Donnell
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Cathal Sweeney
    8. Tom Flynn
    9. Cathal Duggan
    10. Shane Walsh
    11. Paul Conroy
    12. Johnny Heaney
    13. Seán Armstrong
    14. Damien Comer
    15. Barry McHugh

     

     

     

  • Electric Ireland Connacht Minor Football Final

    Mayo 1-18 Galway 1-17 (AET)