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,  

  • Joe Canning and Conor Whelan could start for Galway in Sunday's Walsh Cup final, according to manager Shane O'Neill.

    O'Neill presided over a first competitive game and maiden victory over Dublin at the weekend and they will now play Wexford in Sunday's decider.

    Both Canning and Whelan were part of Galway's squad last Sunday, but neither made an appearance during the game.

    When asked by the Irish Independent if the pair would be ready to go this weekend, O'Neill said “They should be.”

  • There has been a massive shock at Croke Park this afternoon.

    Dublin have beaten Galway by four points in their Leinster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final.

    1-18 to 1-14 was the final score with Chris Crummey getting the goal for Mattie Kenny's side in the second-half.

  • There are two semi-finals in the Leinster under-20 hurling championship this evening.

    Offaly make the trip to Parnell Park to face Dublin while Tullamore is the venue for Galway against Kilkenny.

    Both those last-four clashes throw-in at 7:30pm.

  • 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.

  • Dublin meet a talented Galway side in their delayed Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-20 Hurling Championship final.

    The game throws in at Tullamore at 7.30.

  • 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 have beaten All Ireland Senior Hurling champions Limerick in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League this afternoon.

    26 points to 1-17 was the final score at Pearse Stadium this afternoon.

    The result ends the Treaty's 14 game unbeaten run as Shane O'Neill's side continue their impressive start to the new season.

  •  All Ireland champions Limerick dominate this year's Hurling PWC All-Stars shortlist.

    14 of John Kiely's side are among a total list of 45 with beaten finalists Waterford accounting for 10.

    Gearoid Hegarty is shortlisted for player of the year alongside Waterford marksman Stephen Bennett and Clare's Tony Kelly.

    Young Player of the Year will be won by one of Tipperary's Jake Morris, Kilkenny's Eoin Cody, or Waterford's Iarlaith Daly.

    There are seven Galway players nominated and they Daithi Burke, Aidan Harte, Pádraic Mannion, Brian Concannon, Joe Canning, Conor Whelan and Cathal Mannion.

  • All-Ireland champions Limerick have swept up at the 2020 PwC GPA All-Star Awards.

    A record-equaling nine of John Kiely's side were included in the team of the year after they won their second All-Ireland in three years.

    All-Ireland finalists Waterford won three with Clare, Galway, and Kilkenny all receiving one.

    The team in full that was named via a virtual ceremony on Saturday evening was:


    1. Nickie Quaid (Limerick – Effin)


    2. Seán Finn (Limerick – Bruff)
    3. Dan Morrissey (Limerick – Ahane)
    4. Daithí Burke (Galway – Turloughmore)

    5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Limerick – Patrickswell)
    6. Tadhg de Búrca (Waterford – Clashmore Kinsalebeg)
    7. Kyle Hayes (Limerick – Kildimo Pallaskenry)


    8. Jamie Barron (Waterford – Fourmilewater)
    9. Tony Kelly (Clare – Ballyea)


    10. Gearóid Hegarty (Limerick – St Patrick’s)
    11. Cian Lynch (Limerick – Patrickswell)
    12. Tom Morrissey (Limerick – Ahane)

    13. Aaron Gillane (Limerick – Patrickswell)
    14. TJ Reid (Kilkenny – Ballyhale Shamrocks)
    15. Stephen Bennett (Waterford – Ballysaggart).

  • The line-up for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final will be completed today.  

    In a repeat of the 2018 final Galway take on Limerick in the second of this year's last four clashes. 

    John Kiely has made two changes to his side that started the Munster final.

    Darragh O'Donovan and Seamus Flanagan come in for Peter Casey and David Reidy.

    The same 15 line out for Galway that did against Tipperary last week.

    Thrown in at Croke Park is at 4-o'clock and the winner will face Waterford in the showpiece in a fortnight.

  • 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 eased to a 17 point win over 14-man Westmeath this afternoon in Pearse Stadium in the Allianz National Hurling League.

    Shane O’Neill’s first game League game in charge of the Tribesmen resulted in a 1-24 to 0-10 win.

    Next up for Galway is a trip to Limerick next Sunday.

  • Galway were comfortable 5-34 to 1-16 winners over Westmeath in Mullingar this afternoon in Division One of the Allianz National Hurling League.

    Conor Cooney, Conor Whelan, Niall Burke, Jarleth Mannion and Brian Concannon with the goals for the Tribesmen.

  • 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.



  • The Galway team that hosts Waterford in Salthill tomorrow shows five changes to the side that began the defeat to Tipperary — TJ Brennan, Aidan Harte, Joseph Cooney, Jason Flynn and Kevin Cooney make way for Shane Cooney, Gearóid McInerney, Fintan Burke, Cathal Mannion and Seán Loftus.

    GALWAY (AHL v Waterford): Eanna Murphy; Shane Cooney, Daithi Burke, Darren Morrissey; Padraic Mannion (c), Gearoid McInerney, Fintan Burke; Johnny Coen, Joe Canning; Adrian Tuohey, Cathal Mannion, Sean Loftus; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Brian Concannon

  • 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.



  • Galway hurling is mourning the loss of All-Ireland winner Finbarr Gantley, who has died at the age of 70.

    Gantley, who lined out for St Brendan's, Sean McDermotts and Warwickshire after moving to England as a teenager, was introduced from the bench in the Tribesmen's historic 2-15 to 3-09 victory over Limerick in the 1980 All-Ireland SHC final after returning to Irish shores.

    He is the fourth member of that squad managed by Cyril Farrell to die. John Ryan, Niall McInerney and former GAA president Joe McDonagh passed away over the years and the death of Finbarr Gantley has caused widespread shock.

    He was heavily involved in the promotion of juvenile hurling with his native Beagh when his playing days were over, with his children following in his footsteps and going on to play for Galway at various levels.