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  • 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.

  • The Galway minor football team to take on Kildare as part of football triple header in Longford tomorrow has been named.

    The Tribesmen show one change from the side that lost the Connacht final to Mayo as Kyle O’Neill replaces Daniel McNulty in the half-back line.

    The game throws in at 7pm and is preceded by the Galway U20’s against Dublin in the semi-finals at 5pm and the other minor quarter final meeting of Mayo and Dublin at 3pm. 

    The Galway team lines out as follows...


    1-Donie Halleran

    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 minors recovered from their Connacht final defeat against Mayo by beating the Leinster champions Kildare by eight points, 2-17 to 0-15.

    The Tribesmen were on fire in the penultimate game in Pearse Park on Saturday evening as they ran in goal courtesy of James McLaughlin and Nathan Grainger.

    They will play the winners of Kerry and Tyrone on the weekend of the 11th of August.

    Scorers for Galway: Tomo Culhane 0-6 (0-5f), Nathan Grainger 1-2, James McLaughlin 1-1, Daniel Cox 0-3, Warren Seoige 0-2, Evan Nolan 0-2, Daniel Cunningham 0-1

    Scorers for Kildare:Eoin Bagnell 0-5 (0-4f), Aaron Browne 0-5, Adam Conneely 0-2, Ciarán O’Brien 0-1, Aedan Boyle 0-1, PJ Cullen 0-1.

  • The Galway minor hurlers to face Clare at 3pm tomorrow in Portlaoise are named.

    Manager Brian Hanley has stuck with the same starting team as the one that defeated Kilkenny last Sunday by three points.

    Ian McGlynn captains the Tribesmen to take on the Banner.

    1. Michael Egan (Cappataggle)
    2. Eanna Davern (Moycullen)
    3. Eoin Lawless (Athenry)
    4. Adam Nolan (Kilnadeema-Leitrim)
    5. Enda Collins (Carnmore)
    6. Ian McGlynn, Captain, (Kilconieron)
    7. Christy Brennan (Clarinbridge)
    8. Liam Leen (Clarinbridge)
    9. Oisin Slevin (Ardrahan)
    10. Colm Cunningham (Moycullen)
    11. Sean McDonagh (Mountbellew Moylough)
    12. Tiernan Killeen (Loughrea)
    13. Gavin Lee (Clarinbridge)
    14. Shane Morgan (Loughrea)
    15. Greg Thomas (Ballygar)
  • The Galway Junior footballers have lost the All-Ireland Junior Final to Kerry in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, on a scoreline of Galway 0-13 to 3-14 Kerry.

    A second half hat-trick of goals were the difference for the Kingdom's junior footballers are Barry O'Dwyer, Stephen O'Sullivan and James Creen all found the net for the Munster champions.

    Despite the best efforts of Galway's Garry Kelly from frees and from play, Kerry ran out comfortable winners to be crowned the 2019 Junior All-Ireland Champions. 

  • Galway Minister hits out at calls to reopen the procurement for the National Broadband Plan as ill-advised and ill-timed.

    Galway East TD Sean Canney has warned that reopening the National broadband Plan would leave over a million people in rural Ireland waiting up to three to four years for internet service and that it would increase the final cost of the roll-out.

    Minister Canney  said the recommendation to bring the network back into public ownership would be impractical given that the infrastructure being used  are already in private ownership creating additional costs.

    The Minster for Community development advised against moves to bring the Plan under public ownership on the grounds that it may turn from an asset to a liability as technologies develop.

  • 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 United played out a 2-2 draw with Bray in Eamonn Deacy Park last night.

    The draw leaves United at second from the bottom in Division One of the league ahead of Wexford FC.

    United will now make the journey to Strokestown road to take on Longford Town next Saturday.

  • In the League of Ireland First Division Galway United will face Cobh Ramblers on Friday evening.


    United are in desperate need of points as they currently sit in eight position in the league and will have all to play for against seventh placed Cobh.


    They will need to refocus quickly from their devastating FAI Cup clash with Shamrock Rovers which saw the premier side break the deadlock in the 93rd minute.


    Kickoff in Eamon Deacy Park on Friday is at 7:45.


  • Galway United announce the signing of Stephen Christopher.

    The 23-year-old midfielder joins the club from Cobh Ramblers, where he made over 100 appearances.

    Christopher has spent the past five seasons with Cobh Ramblers, where he helped the club reach the EA SPORTS Cup Final in 2018 and a second place league finish in the First Division in 2017.

    The Cork native has agreed a deal at Eamonn Deacy Park until the end of the 2019 season and will wear the number 22 jersey.

    The versatile midfielder goes straight into United's squad for the Drogheda game at Eamonn Deacy Park tonight at 7:45.

    Galway United also confirmed that James Tierney and Jeff McGowan have both left the club.

  • Former Galway ladies footballer, Niamh Fahey, has been named as Liverpool vice-captain.


    The Ireland international is the sister of 2001 All-Ireland winning Galway captain, Gary Fahey.


    Fahey, who signed for the Reds last year, previously enjoyed stints with Arsenal and Chelsea.


    She made 17 starts for Liverpool in her first season and capped off the campaign by picking up the club's Professional Footballers Association's Community Champion Award.


    She played as both a defensive midfielder and centre-back during her first season with the Reds.

  • Gardai in Galway are investigating after a cemetery on the west side of Galway City was subjected to 'mindless' and 'disgraceful' vandalism overnight. 

    Galway City Council says sometime between the hours of 4.30am on Thursday, and 8.30am on Friday, a significant amount of ornaments were smashed and scattered at Rahoon Cemetery.

    Any families affected by the act of vandalism are being advised they can make contact with the Recreation & Amenity Department at Galway City Council at 091-536400. 

  • Gardai are investigating a break-in last night at Midwest Radio headquarters on Clare Street in Ballyhaunis.

    It's believed the incident occurred sometime between 8pm and 1am.

    Intruders gained access to the offices and removed laptops and other items.

    Access was also gained to the Outside Broadcast Unit, with some items taken including a microphone and headphones - some damage was also caused to the bus.

    A Garda forensic team are examining the scene of the incident today, and Gardai are examining CCTV footage.

    They have appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Clare Street or Barrack Street areas of Ballyhaunis last night to contact them at Claremorris Garda Station at 094 - 93 72080.



  • Gardai in Castlebar are investigating reports of two break-ins at Castlebar business premises this week.

    In the early hours of last Wednesday, Midwest Radio News understands that a Castlebar butchers was forcibly broken into with a number of goods taken from the store.

    A Castlebar public house was also broken into in the early hours of this morning on the same street

    It is understood a substantial amount of money was taken from the business.

  • Gardaí in Castlebar are investigating reports of three break-ins at Castlebar business premises this week.

    Gardaí in are investigating a burglary at a butchers shop on Davitt street in Castlebar. Its understood intruders gained entry at approximately 2.40am on Thursday morning and made off with a small amount of cash. Inquiries are ongoing.

    A public house at Newline, Castlebar was burgled when intruders gained entry in the early hours of Saturday morning. A small sum of cash was taken. Inquiries into both are ongoing.

    It is believed a restaurant on Mill Lane was also broken in to over the weekend.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Gardaí in Castlebar.   

  • Gardai have confirmed that the equipment stolen during a break-in at Midwest Radio headquarters in Ballyhaunis has been recovered.

    The offices on Clare Street, Ballyhaunis and the Outside Broadcast Unit were broken into on Monday night, and a substantial amount of property was taken, including laptops, a camera, microphones, headphones and other radio equipment.

    The stolen property was recovered locally yesterday evening.

    Gardai say no arrests have yet been made, but it's understood they're following certain lines of enquiry.


  • Mulranny



    Sunday August 25th

    1st Dermot Devine(13)y 46pts

    2nd Seamus Duffy(17)y 43pts b9


    Shane Rice 133.

    Val Jennings 135


    1st           Evelyn Duggan  36 pts

    2nd          Beverly Flynn 35pts  


    1st:       Aodan MacSuibhne, 41 2nd:        Derek Reilly, 37 back 9   Ladies:

    1st:       Breege Walsh, 35

    2nd:      Marie Flanagan, 34 back 9




    1st Gary McNeela 41pts

    2nd John Sheahan 40pts



    O’Hara Cup - 18 Hole Stableford sponsored by O’Haras Carpets

    1st Dympna O’Donnell 34pts

    2nd Mary Horkan 34pts



    Barry S. Holmes (13) 42pts, 2nd: David Kirby (15) 41pts (back 6),

    The Ladies 18 Holes

    Kathleen Bergin (22) 38pts, 2nd: Marie Conway (27) 37pts,

    Ballina Kenneth Sheridan  40  paul walsh  40

    Belmullet Golf Club Results

    1st     Donal Shine                 42  points

    2nd   Cormac O Muirithe      40  points


    1st Jean Godfrey 25pts, 2nd Jaki Fraser 25pts,

    Gent’s Single Stableford 1st John Staunton 41pts, 2nd Kevin Finnegan 39pts


    Men s results 25/8/19.

    1st Oisin Roche (12) 44 Pts

    2nd Kevin Scully (16) 40 Pts



    1st Catherine Niland (30) 37 Pts, 2nd Sheila Mahon (32) 34 Pts b/d,

  • Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July


    Vaughan Shoes 18 Hole Stableford

    Ladies Results

    1st Loretta O Malley     44pts

    2nd Patty Merrick         39 pts



    Aston Crean 9 Hole Stableford

    1st Mary Flanagan 16pts

    2nd Mary Doyle 16pts


    Canon Higgins Cup 18 Hole

    1st Keith McHugh 6up

    2nd Declan Healy 4up


    Connacht Shield Rd 1

    Mulranny 3-2 Swinford


    1st Mick McDonnell 65; 2nd Fergus Rothwell 66;

    Weekend winners at Balla Golf Club


    1st Danny Bourke 40pts B/9

    2nd John Hyland 40pts

    3rd Paul Galvin 35pts


    1st Aine Mhic Suibhne 38pts B/9

    2nd Margaret Forkan 38pts



    18 hole played 27th July

    1st Paul F O'Donnell  (18) 43 pts

    2nd Mark Burke  (4) 40 pts


    Saturday men

    1st Noel Enright(20)y 44pts

    2nd Michael Cawley(11)y 43pts b6

    Sunday ladies

    Cat 1 Joan Ruane (15) 2 Up

    Cat 11 Marie Moran (24) 2 Up


    Seniors results for Wednesday 24th July Winners: Martin Farrell, Michael Kitt, Caroline Delaney


    1st Ronan O Neill (16) 59 Pts, 2nd Tristan O Connor (12)


    1st Ann Higgins, 2nd Catherine Niland


    Mens Captain’s Prize

    1st Brendan Reilly   101.5  nett 

    2nd  Jonno Murphy   103.5  nett

    Ladies Captains Prize

    1st  Bernie McAndrew    37  points

  • Dunmore Demesne Golf Club


    1st         James Gaffney                                  64 

    Student    Conor Finn                                   65


    1st        Cathy Silke                                           70   

    Balla Golf Club:


    1st:  Geraldine Kilgallon, 37


    1st:  Sean Canny, 36 


    Blackrocks Nursing Home 18 Holes Stableford 

    1st Carmel Timoney 35pts


    18 Hole Stableford

    1st Sean Comer 41pts

    Westport  Allergan pharmaceutical

    Maureen Keane (8)


    Paul Harney


    Mary Rafter

    Mountbellew Golf Club

    Seniors results for Wednesday 17th July:

    Winners: Jim Bowe,Tom Cunningham, John Fanning.


    Winner: Bernadette Jordan (29) 39pts


  • A Grange Institute of Technology Sligo student has won the Allergan Innovation Award. 

    Patricia Regan of the Faculty of Science at IT Sligo won the prestigious award along with €7,500 for her pioneering research into Alzheimer’s disease.

    Her research aims to provide pivotal diagnostic evidence in the field of Alzheimer’s research by understanding the processes in brain development.

    This specialist scientific analysis will be carried out under the expert supervision of Dr. Margaret Doherty, a leading lecturer in Biomedical Science at IT Sligo.

    Patricia has been a student at IT Sligo since 2013, achieving a First Class Honours in BSc in Medical Biotechnology before continuing her studies at the Institute through a Master's in Bioanalytical Chemistry.