Galway Hurling

  • Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has been handed a boost ahead of their Leinster Senior Hurling Championship campaign.

    Joseph Cooney is returning home from Australia and is expected to link up with the panel the coming days.

    Fellow forward Johnny Glynn is also in line to return for the Championship - which should soften the blow of injuries to Joe Canning and Conor Cooney,  

  • Wexford will find out their Leinster under-20 Hurling Championship final opponents tonight.

    Galway and Kilkenny meet in the second semi-final at Tullamore's O'Connor Park at half-seven.

    The winners will also be assured of a place in the last-four of the All-Ireland Championship.

  • Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 
    Galway 1-22 
    Kilkenny 2-11 

  • Galway Tribesmen 5-17

    Mayo 0-7

    In Sylane GAA Grounds

    By Tháigh Morley

    On a warm summer evenings with two teams bound for Galway, in this year’s Bank of Ireland Celtic Challenge teams played on a perfect evening for hurling.  While in back ground Turf men worked continuously to provide winters heat, in a game where 15 to 17 year old men played hurling in heated conditions.

    Galway started the game the stronger  hitting three quick points from play within first 5 minutes with scores from O Reilly, Mahon and Walsh before Mayo’s Shane Morrisroe turned on a six pence to hit the Yew men first score.  As the first half progressed, so did Galway’s strength on the game. All started from Galway’s centre-back Cian Naughton breaking up  Mayo’s attacks after attack  and instructing all good play for the Tribesmen picking out passes through the eye of a needle into Galway’s attack.  From all this cleaver play, Galway worked quick ball into full forward line and Phelim O Reilly scored opening goal of the game.

    On the 14th minute of the game, the Tribesmen had a free 21metre line, Galway’s full forward went for goal with Mayo’s  corner back, Josh Howard reacting quickest with a great save and clearance.   Mayo lost position from this clearance, and Galway’s Karl Healy hitting over from 65 metres who was a real torn in Mayo’s side in the opening quater.  From the puck out the Tribesmen worked quick ball and Ethan Costello finishing the ball to the Mayo’s net leaving the score 2.8 to 1 point.  On 20th minute Mayo’s Mathew Walsh won a breaking ball on opposition 65 and worked fantastic score from 45metres on the run.  From this score, Mayo’s half back line grew in character.  With Mayo’s half back growing, Mayo’s attacking options grew and worked two scores before  Mayo’s Man of match Paddy Dozio scoring a line cut from outside the 21metre flag. This wonderful expedition of skill to leave the half time 2.10 to 5points in favour of The Tribesmen.

    Straight from the throw in, Mayo went on the attack and their captain Luke Connor was foaled 25metres from goal. Mayo’s shaper shooter Oisin Greally  tapped over the score.  This score seemed to have spurred Mayo on dominating position for next 10 minutes but were only able to break very strong Galway deference once from a well worked score from Oisin Greally leaving his tally to 4 points for the day. With 12 minutes gone in the second half score line stood at Galway lead 2.13 to 7 points.  As the second half grew, the heat took its toll on both teams with benches being emptied.  Galway’s strength and deep in panel come through finishing then second half much stringer scoring 3. 4 unanswered in last 10 minutes of the second half.

    On the night their where two men that were head and shoulders above the rest and this was Galway’s Karl Healy and Mayo’s Line-cut specialist Paddy Dozio. Both Men won Best and Fairness awards appointed by match officials. Others who stood out for mention showing great skills were Mayo’s Josh Howard, Danny Hill, Shane Morrisroe, Oisin Greally and Galway’s Darragh Mahon, Niall Kelly, Cian Naughton, Fintan Donnellan and Phelim O Reilly.

    Scores  Mayo: Oisin Greally 4points (4frees), Paddy Dotzio, Shane Morrisroe, Mathew Walsh 1point each

    Galway: Jason McDonagh, Darragh Mahon, Creg Potter, Kevin Walsh, Cian Naughton,  Darragh O Sullivan, Karl Healy, Phelim O Reilly, Reece Ryan, Niall Kelly, Oran Fahy, Ethan Costello Evan Gyynn

     

  • Galway hurling  manager  Míchéal Donoghue has been handed another injury headache ahead of next month's Leinster senior hurling championship, after attacker Conor Cooney limped out of club action yesterday with an ankle injury.

    The All-Star winner fell when coming down from a high ball as St Thomas' suffered a 1-17 to 0-14 defeat to Liam Mellows in the opening round of the Galway senior hurling championship in Loughrea at the weekend.

    It's unclear how long the 26-year old is facing on the sidelines.

    This comes following news that Joe Canning will miss the entire provincial series after undergoing groin surgery.

     

     

  • Galway hurling fans are counting down to Sunday's All-Ireland senior hurling final against Limerick.

    It's a 3.30 throw-in at Croke Park, and will be televised on RTE and Sky Sports.

    The curtain raiser is the meeting of Galway and Kilkenny in the All-Ireland minor hurling final at 1pm.

     

     

  • Galway hurling fans are anxiously awaiting news of Joe Canning's knee injury.

    There are fears the Hurler of the Year could miss their semi final reply after he failed to finish Saturday's epic draw with Clare.

    All Stars Conor Whelan and Gearoid McInerney and are also doubts for Sunday's replay with the Banner in Thurles.

     

     

  • Galway hurling great Conor Hayes is among 6 players being inducted in to the GAA Museum at Croke Park Hall of Fame for 2019.

    The addition of 6 new Gaelic games stars to the Hall of Fame brings the total number of inductees to 54, across hurling and football.

    Three hurlers and three footballers from the 1985-1989 time frame were announced in the same ceremony at Croke Park.

    Hurling greats Nicky English of Tipperary, Conor Hayes of Galway and Antrim's Terence "Sambo" McNaughton and iconic footballers Denis "Ógie" Moran of Kerry, Meath's Colm O'Rouke and Larry Tompkins of Cork are this year's inductees.

    Conor Hayes made his debut for the Galway senior hurlers in 1979 and went on to play a key role for the Tribesmen for over a decade, winning three All-Ireland and two National Leagues, as well as three All-Stars, and a number of club titles.

     

     

  • Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Semi Finals
    Limerick    1-19    1-16    Dublin                       
    Galway    0-19    1-18    Waterford

     

  • All Ireland champions Limerick have enjoyed a clean sweep in the PwC All Star Hurling nominations.

    All 15 of the team that started last month's final victory over Galway are shortlisted.

    It is only the second time since 1996 that has been achieved.

    The Tribesmen have nine nominees; Cork and Clare have seven and five.

    Joe Canning could become the first player to win successive  PwC GAA/GPA  Hurler of the Year awards.

    The Galway forward joins team mate Padraic Mannion and Limerick's Cian Lynch as the nominees.

    Kyle Hayes, Darragh Fitzgibbon and Mark Coleman are in the running to be named  PwC GAA/GPA  young Hurler of the Year.

    The winners will be announced on the 2nd of November.

    PwC All-Star Hurling Nominations

    GOALKEEPERS

    1. Anthony Nash, Cork
    2. Eoin Murphy, Kilkenny
    3. Nicky Quaid, Limerick

     

    DEFENDERS

    1. Mark Coleman, Cork
    2. Colm Spillane, Cork
    3. David McInerney, Clare
    4. Chris Crummey, Dublin
    5. Dáithí Burke, Galway
    6. Adrian Tuohy, Galway
    7. Aidan Harte, Galway
    8. Padraic Mannion, Galway
    9. Cillian Buckley, Kilkenny
    10. Padraig Walsh, Kilkenny
    11. Sean Finn, Limerick
    12. Mike Casey, Limerick
    13. Richie English, Limerick
    14. Diarmaid Byrnes, Limerick
    15. Declan Hannon, Limerick
    16. Dan Morrissey, Limerick
    17. Paudie Foley, Wexford
    18. Liam Ryan, Wexford

     

    MIDFIELDERS

    1. Colm Galvin, Clare
    2. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork
    3. David Burke, Galway
    4. James Maher, Kilkenny
    5. Cian Lynch, Limerick
    6. Darragh O’Donovan, Limerick

     

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    FORWARDS

    1. Peter Duggan, Clare
    2. John Conlon, Clare
    3. Shane O’Donnell, Clare
    4. Daniel Kearney, Cork
    5. Seamus Harnedy, Cork
    6. Pa Horgan, Cork
    7. Joe Canning, Galway
    8. Conor Whelan, Galway
    9. Cathal Mannion, Galway
    10. Jonathan Glynn, Galway
    11. TJ Reid, Kilkenny
    12. Kyle Hayes, Limerick
    13. Gearoid Hegarty, Limerick
    14. Tom Morrissey, Limerick
    15. Aaron Gillane, Limerick
    16. Seamus Flanagan, Limerick
    17. Graeme Mulcahy, Limerick
    18. Jason Forde, Tipperary

     

    PwC GAA/GPA Hurler of the Year Nominees

    1. Joe Canning, Galway
    2. Padraic Mannion, Galway
    3. Cian Lynch, Limerick

     

    PwC GAA/GPA Young Player of the Year in Hurling Nominees

    1. Darragh Fitzgibbon, Cork
    2. Kyle Hayes, Limerick
    3. Mark Coleman, Cork
  • Galway have named their side to face Limerick tomorrow as the Tribesmen bid to win back to back All-Ireland Hurling titles for the first time since 1988.

    The reigning champions will be boosted by the return of Gearoid McInerney who missed last weeks semi-final replay with Clare through an ankle injury.

    He's proved his fitness and starts at centre-back, while John Hanbury has also been passed fit to start at corner back.

  • Galway are through to their first ever Leinster Under-21 Hurling Final.

    They survived a late onslaught to beat Kilkenny by 3-13 to 1-17 in Tullamore last night.

    They will face Wexford in the decider as the Model County beat Dublin 3-15 to 3-12 at Parnell Park.

  • Galway's Under-21 hurlers set up a mouthwatering semi final with Kilkenny in the Bord Gais Energy Leinster Championship last night.

    Evan Niland struck 9-points in a 1-20 to 8-point victory over Offaly at O'Connor Park last night.

    Dublin will face Wexford in the other semi final, following a 2-13 to 1-13 win over Westmeath in Mullingar.

  • 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.

  • Gearoid McInerney is expected to return to the Galway hurling team for Sunday's All-Ireland final.

    Mc Inerney missed the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Clare due to a calf injury sustained in the drawn game, but has responded well to treatment and returned to light training last week.

    Galway will be hoping to win the All-Ireland hurling title for the second year running, while it's Limerick first final in 11 years, and they're reporting no injury concerns.

     

  • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 
    Limerick 3-16
    Galway 2-18 

    All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final 
    Galway 0-21 
    Kilkenny 0-14 

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    There was yet more glory for All-Ireland champions Limerick this evening as they were awarded six places on the PwC All-Star hurling team of 2018, and star players Cian Lynch and Kyle Hayes were unveiled as the Hurler of the Year and Young Hurler of the Year at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

    The Footballer of the Year Award winner is Dublin midfielder Brian Fenton, while Kerry’s teenage star David Clifford was crowned Young Footballer of the Year at the gala black tie event.

    It was a big night for the Treaty County. After defeating Galway to win their first Liam MacCarthy Cup since 1973, the six PwC All-Stars captured here brings their overall total to 53 hurling awards, and the 2018 tally is one better than the five awards they received when they defeated Kilkenny in the 1973 decider.

    Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon and Dan Morrissey dominate the defence, while Cian Lynch is named in midfield, with Graham Mulcahy completing the full forward line.

    Four other counties share in the awards with Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy picking up his second PwC All-Star for his goalkeeping heroics.

    Galway dual star Daithí Burke makes it a remarkable four in a row for All-Star awards at full back, while Hurler of the Year Nominee Galway’s Pádraic Mannion is named at wing back.

    Cork’s Darragh Fitzgibbon completes the midfield line up, with his Rebel County teammates Seamus Harnedy and Patrick Horgan named in the attack - where Horgan is now a three-time All-Star.

    Joe Canning is again named in the centre forward position and claims a staggering fifth career PwC All-Star in the process. Clare’s prolific duo of John Conlon and Peter Duggan complete the forward list.

    The PwC All-Star team was selected by a panel of senior Gaelic Games Correspondents and chaired by Uachtarán CLG John Horan.

    The overall Player of the Year Awards were voted on exclusively by inter-county players themselves.

    From the Patrickswell club, Cian Lynch’s tireless efforts and inspirational contributions were a key feature of a memorable summer for Limerick. The 22 year-old cemented his status as one of the marquee players in the game.

    At just 20 years of age, Kyle Hayes was one of the youngest members of the Limerick team under John  Kiely in 2018,  but the Kildimo Pallaskenry man repeatedly stepped up when needed and made a big impact in the All-Ireland final and is now Young Hurler of the Year.

    Named this week in the PwC All-Star Football team beside his clubmate Brian Howard, Raheny’s Brian Fenton holds the distinction of never having lost a senior Championship match, having made his Dublin debut at the start of their remarkable four in a row run in 2015. He has been ever present in midfield and has established himself as one of the most influential players in the game.

    From Fossa, David Clifford made his senior Championship debut this season at the tender age of 19 and carrying a weight of expectation after his stunning exploits at minor level. He made light work of that attention however, to make a seamless transition to the top flight, with his eye for scores setting him apart as something special and has landed him a PwC All-Star and Young Footballer of the Year.

     

    2018 PwC All-Stars Hurling

     

    Goalkeeper

     

    1. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny) Previous winner in 2016

     

    Defenders

     

    1. Sean Finn (Limerick)
    2. Daithí Burke (Galway) Previous winner in 2015/16/17
    3. Richie English (Limerick)
    4. Pádraic Mannion (Galway) Previous winner in 2017
    5. Declan Hannon (Limerick)
    6. Dan Morrissey (Limerick)

     

    Midfielders

     

    1. Cian Lynch (Limerick)
    2. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork)

     

    Forwards

     

    1. Peter Duggan (Clare)
    2. Joe Canning (Galway) Previous winner in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2017
    3. Seamus Harnedy (Cork) Previous winner in 2013
    4. Patrick Horgan (Cork) Previous winner in 2013, 2017
    5. John Conlon (Clare)
    6. Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick)

     

     

    Breakdown

     

    Kilkenny 1

    Limerick 6

    Galway 3

    Clare 2

    Cork 3

     

    PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

    Hurling – Cian Lynch (Limerick)

    Young hurler of the year: Kyle Hayes (Limerick)


    Football – Brian Fenton (Dublin)

    Young footballer of the year: David Clifford (Kerry)

     

    McDonagh/Ring/Rackard/Meagher Players of the Year

    Lory Meagher – James Weir (Sligo)

    Nickey Rackard – Declan Coulter (Donegal)

    Christy Ring – Paddy McKenna (Kildare)

    Joe McDonagh – Edward Byrne (Carlow)

     

  • Dublin senior hurling manager Mattie Kenny is to stay put with the county for the 2020 campaign, after rumours that his name was in the hat to replace Micheál Donoghue at Galway.

    Donoghue departed his role with the Tribesmen this week after four years in charge.

    Kenny accepted a three-year term from the Dublin County Board in November of last year, and it is understood he intends to see out that commitment.

  • Due to overnight snow the GAA has confirmed that the following games fixed for today have been postponed and subject to pitch inspections will be played tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, March 19 at the same venue and at the same time.

    • AFL Roinn 2: Louth v Meath
    • AFL Roinn 3: Offaly v Sligo
    • AFL Roinn 4: Waterford v Leitrim, Wicklow v Limerick
    • AHL Roinn 1: Offaly v Kilkenny, Dublin v Tipperary, Wexford v Galway
    • AHL Roinn 2A Final: Westmeath v Carlow

    The AFL Roinn 2 Down v Tipperary match fixed for today is also postponed. However, this match has not been refixed for tomorrow due to the fact that it is not a Public Holiday in the Six Counties. The CCCC will confirm refixture details for this game on Tuesday.

    The GAA will continue to monitor pitches throughout the morning and further updates will be issued on gaa.ie and on official GAA social media platforms.

  • Eirgrid U20 All-Ireland Football Final 
    Kildare 1-18 
    Mayo 1-16

    All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 
    Dublin 4-24 
    Roscommon 2-16

    Tyrone 1-17 
    Donegal 1-13

    All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Replay
    Galway 1-17 
    Clare 2-13