Hurling

  • Allianz Football League 

    Division 1 
    Galway 1-12
    Donegal 0-14

    Division 2
    Roscommon 1-17
    Tipperary 3-09 

    Division 3
    Sligo 1-16
    Wexford 1-13

    Division 4
    Laois 3-16
    Leitrim 3-10 

    Allianz Hurling League
    Division 2B
    Mayo 3-15
    Armagh 2-13

    Division 3A
    Monaghan 0-16
    Roscommon 1-13

    Division 3B
    Sligo 2-19
    Cavan 0-04

    Lancashire 0-15
    Leitrim 0-14

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1
    Dublin 2-14 Roscommon 1-12 

    Division 3
    Westmeath 2-12 Sligo 1-10 

    Division 4 
    Leitrim 1-09 London 0-07 

    Allianz Hurling League 
    Division 1B 
    Waterford P-P Galway 

    Division 2A
    Westmeath 2-12 Mayo 0-06 

    Division 3A
    Lancashire 2-13 Roscommon 1-06 

    Division 3B
    Sligo 3-15 Longford 0-03 

  • Davy Fitzgerald has committed his future to the Wexford senior hurlers.

    The Clare man will take charge of the Model County for a further two years.

    Fitzgerald guided Wexford to the Leinster Championship title this summer.

    He was the subject of reported interest from Galway.

  • A decision was taken at  tonight's County Board meeting to bring the discussion about Caiseal Gaels and Ballyvary Hurling Clubs and the JP McManus donation back to the steering group.

    This was taken after much discussion about the donation and what constitutes a club within the county, as both clubs are juvenile hurling clubs. 

    A number of delegates spoke on the matter before the decision was taken to take the matter back to the steering group. 

  • The draws have been made for the 2018 John West Feile na nGael Hurling and Camogie competitions.

    There will be 256 hurling and camogie sides in action over the weekend with 128 host sides (72 hurling and 56 camogie sides) in action with the same amount of teams visiting the province of Connacht with Westmeath and Longford also offering hurling and camogie sides to this years competition. There are nine hurling and seven camogie divisions. Details of times and venues will be released shortly.

    The league games commence on Friday evening 8th June with round three games quarter finals on Saturday 9th June with the semi finals and finals taking place on Sunday 10th June. For further information contact Connacht Feile Secretary Michael O Connor 0879840184. 

    http://connachtgaa.ie/news/draw-2018-john-west-feile-na-ngael-hurling-camogie-competitions-made/

  • Former Galway dual player Alan Kerins has taken up a selector position with the Westmeath hurlers.

     

    Alan joins the Westmeath management team under new Senior Hurling boss Shane O'Brien.

     

    The Dubliner succeeds Joe Quaid as the Lake County prepare to play Division One Hurling in 2020.

     

    Kerins is joined in the backroom team by ex Tipperary coach Paudie O'Neill while Brendan Murtagh is retained as a selector.

  • The fixtures have been confirmed for the Joe McDonagh, Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cups.

    Mayo will open their Christy Ring campaign against Wicklow in Aughrim on Saturday May 12th at 3pm. Their second round encounter is a home one against Kildare in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday May 19th at 3pm.

    Mayo’s third round is against Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park on Saturday June 6th at 3pm.

    The semi-finals are down for Saturday June 9th, with the final due to take place on Saturday June 23rd.

    Roscommon open their campaign against Kildare on Saturday May 12th in Newbridge, while their second round is against Wicklow in Dr Hyde Park on May 19th.

    Sligo open their Lory Meagher campaign on Saturday May 26th against Fermanagh in Markievicz Park at 3pm, while they face Cavan on June 9th at 1pm, again in Markievicz.

  • Four Roads          (Roscommon)   6-8 Castlebar Mitchels      (Mayo)     5-4

     

    Roscommon side Four Roads are on course to retain their Tain Og National U13 Division 1 title which they won last year, after they overcame a plucky Castlebar Mitchel’s challenge recently at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan. Four Roads seemed to be coasting when they led by thirteen points at half time, but a valiant Castlebar comeback in the second half brought the deficit to just seven points on the final whistle.

    Playing against the strong breeze in the opening half, it was Castlebar who got off to the better start with a goal in the fourth minute by Christian McNamara. However, the remainder of the half was all Four Roads as the champions got to grips with the game. Roscommon scores from Luke Tully (1-3), Conor Morris (0-4) and Daniel Bolger (2-0) gave Four Roads a strong half time platform, as they made advantage of the space afforded in the 13-a-side formation. To their credit Castlebar battled hard but went in at the break on a 3-7 to 1-0 deficit.

    The Mitchels started the second half the brightest as Kevin Rowland pointed a free from long range. Castlebar goalkeeper John Heneghan made some blinding saves, but could do very little when Four Roads Conor Morris goaled from close range. Two further Four Roads goals from Rory Coyle and sub Adam Kenny stretched their lead further, but with ten minutes remaining Castlebar began their comeback. In a dramatic closing ten minutes of play, the Mayo side reeled off 4-1 without reply, as goals from Eoin Enright, Daniel Swift, Lucas Kenny and Gavin Forry caused some panic in the Four Roads camp.

    However time ran out on the Castlebar comeback, and in the end Four Roads were deserved of their place in the final, which will be held on Saturday 6th July in Breffni Park in Cavan against Keady of Armagh.

    Four Roads: Oisin Hynes; Sean Mannion, Gavin Meares; Jamie Kelly, Jack Tully, Roan Trundle; Conor Morris (1-4), Daniel Bolger (2-1); Rory Coyle (1-0), Oisin Finneran, Luke Tully (1-3); Ethan Kelly, Billy Glennon. Subs: Adam Kenny (1-0), Cathal Kennedy, Enda Killian, Eoghan Mulry, Hugh Coyle, Luke Finneran, David Kelly, Sean Scott.

    Castlebar: John Heneghan; Kevin Rowland (0-1), Oisin Mulroy; Eoin Enright (1-0), Conal Durcan, Colm Heneghan; Lucas Kenny (1-2), Sean O’Reilly; Aaron Quigley, Mark Fahy, Fionan O’Reilly; Dylan Quinn, Christian McNamara (1-0). Subs: Diarmuid Swift (1-0), Niall Monaghan (0-1) & Gavin Forry (1-0).

    Ref: James Judge (Tooreen)

     

  • The G-A-A has announced the details of this Sunday's Allianz National Hurling League Division One quarter-finals.

    All-Ireland champions Galway are away to Wexford at 2pm on Sunday,

    Offaly welcome Kilkenny to Tullamore for a 1pm throw-in,

    it's a 3pm start for the meeting of Dublin and Tipperary at Parnell Park,

    and having secured promotion to One A yesterday, Limerick host their neighbours Clare at 4pm.

     

  • Galway County Board has paid Croke Park 390,000 euro for All-Ireland Final tickets in 2015.

    RTE is reporting that Galway treasurer Michael Burke told a County Board meeting on Tuesday night that the outstanding sum has been paid to GAA HQ.

    Galway were beaten by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Hurling Final that year and have since contested two finals, and won one of those in 2017.

    The treasurer also told the meeting that the County Board had to write off around 100,000 in bad debt, sums that were owed to them, but that could no longer be collected for various reasons.

    The news came as delegates await the publication of an internal audit report, commissioned by the treasurer, that has been completed for some months and has been seen by senior GAA officials in Croke Park.

    The report hasn’t yet been made public, as it has been the subject of legal correspondence.

    Croke Park have commissioned Mazars, the international auditing and corporate financing company, to conduct a full audit of Galway GAA and they have been working in Galway for a number of weeks. They are expected to report their findings in the next couple of weeks.

  • Galway's under 21 hurlers will make a small piece of history this evening when they play their first ever game in the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster under 21 Hurling Championship.

    The likes of Sean Loftus and Brian Concannon - both of whom have senior experience - start against Offaly at Bord na Móna O'Connor Park tonight. It will be Galway's first foray into the Leinster under 21 championship following a ruling at Congress in 2017. Interestingly though, it is not the first provincial campaign for the county having participated in the Munster championship from the inception of the under 21 competition in 1964 until they left the province in 1969. In fact Galway and Kerry played the inaugural fixture in the Munster campaign in 1964. They played two Munster finals in their sojourn in the province, in 1965 & 1967.  

    Tonight's other quarter final sees Westmeath take on Dublin in Mullingar. Both games have 7.30 throw-ins.

     

     

     

  • Galway contest their first ever Leinster hurling final this evening in the under 21 grade.

    They face Wexford at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise.

    The game throws in at 7.30pm

  • Galway manager Michéal Donoghue says Kilkenny still have a big role to play in this year's All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

    The Tribesmen held off a comeback to beat Brian Cody's men in the Leinster final replay at Semple Stadium yesterday.

    Kilkenny now face a short turnaround for their All Ireland quarter final against Limerick at the weekend.

    The Galway boss says the Cats can't be written off.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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 and Kilkenny will meet again next Sunday in a replay of the Leinster Senior Hurling final, after yesterday's match finished 18 points apiece.

    Semple Stadium in Thurles is the venue for the replay, which will throw-in at 3pm on Sunday.

    Croke Park is unavailable for the decider, as Michael Buble is playing a concert at the GAAA headquarters on Sat evening.

     

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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.