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United seek to reverse Sligo's stolen win in crunch Showgrounds tie

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Galway United goal scorer Enda Curran is congratulated by Colm Horgan and Ryan Connolly in action from the SSE Airtricity League game against Shamrock Rovers at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.				Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

With each passing week every SSE Airtricity League premier division clash seems to be increasing in importance - thus Saturday’s Showgrounds clash between Sligo Rovers and Galway United can certainly be classed as crucial.

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Footballers drawn with Armagh away

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Galway footballers have been drawn away to Armagh next weekend, July 11/12, in round two of the All-Ireland football qualifiers.

The date and time of the game will be announced next Monday and it is not clear at this stage if the game will be played on either Saturday or Sunday.

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Tribesmen can seal first rugby league home final on Saturday

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Galway’s Tribesmen in line for first Munster League final.

It is the Tribesmen versus the Treaty men on Saturday and there is much at stake for both rugby league sides when they clash at the Claddagh on Saturday

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Monivea boxer wins silver

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Monivea Boxing Club's Hugh McTigue, Orla McInerney, Marie Clarke, and Gus Farrell at the Alexandra Palace, London.

Monivea Boxing Club's Marie Clarke claimed silver in the Haringey Boxing Cup London at the weekend.

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Mullins and Meehan take gold in county half marathon

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Top three in the Galway 5000m championship were Peter O 'Sullivan (runner-up,, Peadar Harvey (third), and winner Damien O Boyle, all Craughwell AC.

Ollie Mullins of Craughwell AC has taken top honours in this year's County Galway AAI Championship half marathon.

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Strong performances from Galway girls at Gaynor Cup 

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Galway Gaynor Cup squad: pictured,  [back row]: Chloe McDonagh (Corrib Rangers), Claire Conry (CCFC), Megan Mulleady (Salthill Devon), Catherine Timon (Salthill Devon), Angela Dempsey (Athenry), Nia Folan (Corrib Rangers), Gemma Coll (CCFC), Grace Gilmore (CCFC), Lauren O’Dea (Maree-Oranmore), Maeve O’Connell (CCFC), Sadhbh Doyle (Salthill Devon), from L-R [front row]: Molly McNevin (Salthill Devon), Emma Connolly (CCFC), Aoife Thompson (CCFC), Aoife Phillips (CCFC), Melissa McGreen. capt (Salthill Devon), Rachel Hanniffy (Maree-Oranmore), Ciara Murphy (Colga), Rachel Honan (Salthill Devon), Laura McDaid (Colga)

Galway women's soccer continues to make great strides with the u-16 team finishing ninth in this year's FAI Gaynor Cup.

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A healthy sponsor for Connacht Rugby summer camps

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The healthy option: Connacht Rugby players Darragh Leader, John Muldoon, and Fionn Carr launch the new rugby summer camps with Connacht Rugby’s commercial executive and Kevin Towey of sponsor Galway Free Range Eggs.

Connacht Rugby's popular summer camps will be sponsored this year by local family business, Galway Free Range Eggs. 

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Galway hurlers aim to deliver first Leinster title since 2012

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

The Galway hurlers face a severe test of their credentials this Sunday afternoon at Croke Park (4pm). In order to annex what would be the county's second Leinster title, they will need to produce a top-class display against current All-Ireland champions Kilkenny.

The Cats looked fantastic when they dismantled Wexford by 5-25 to 0-16 in their recent semi-final clash at Nowlan Park. Ger Aylward was their main scorer with 3-05 from play, and the usual names up front such as TJ Reid and Richie Hogan also chipped in with a combined 2-12. 

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The Cats are favourites, but Galway must ask questions

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Jason Flynn, part of a lively Galway forward line that should ask questions of Kilkenny’s rearguard.

Galway have had issues at full-back and centre-back over the past few years and it will be interesting to see if John Hansbury and Iarla Tannian are the men to solve those problem positions. 

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Galway expected to be too strong for Offaly

Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Apart from long term injury victim Orla McGrath (cruciate ligament) Galway camogie team manager Tony Ward has a full squad from which to select for this weekend’s championship clash with Offaly at St Brendan’s Park,  Birr (2.30pm).

Ward is wary of the challenge Offaly will pose, but, he is hopeful of building on the win his charges had in their first round game over Cork.

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United survive cup test, but now face Cork in tricky league assignment

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Galway United’s Jason Molloy  and North End’s Robin Dempsey in action from the FAI Cup game at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday.                 Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Fortunate to survive a tricky test from North End United in the FAI Cup, Galway United are back in Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow evening when they host Cork City in the SSE Aitricity League premier division.

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Galway to host richest hunt race in Ireland

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Prize money is set to hit a record high for this year's Galway Races, which start on July 27.

The fund of €1.8 million represents an increase of €160,000 over last year, boosting the prize money for the two main feature races, thetote.com Galway Plate and the Guinness Galway Hurdle.

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Larkin flies around Galway course

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Athletes Maeve Brassil, Pat Dirrane, Ronan Dirrane, Eilis Ni Dhuil, and Barbara Dunne after completing the Galway leg of the 5k series at the Galway Airport.

Damien Larkin from Craughwell AC grabbed his second win on the trot in the penultimate race of the Galway 6km series.

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Galway's Kevin Thornton triumphs in Lough Cutra triathlon

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Galway Triathlon Club's Kevin Thornton was triumphant in the longest race at Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon, in Gort on Sunday.  

Competing in the event known as The Gauntlet, a tough half iron distance, with 200 competitors, Thornton led from the swim exit and smashed the course record with 4:15:08.

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Hurlers must build on last week's performance in Tullamore 

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The Galway hurlers will know better than anyone that they need to up the intensity and passion, and produce a better overall performance than last Sunday if they are to beat Dublin in O'Connor Park, Tullamore, on Saturday (4.45pm).

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Forget Tullamore - Galway should be the home venue for our hurlers

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept,  based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion. 

If a team plays away one weekend, and has to play the same team six days later, they should surely, based on any loose interpretation of natural justice, be granted  a home fixture.

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GAA Fixtures

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Hurling Fixtures: Friday 5 June: Senior Hurling Championship, At Duggan Park , Clarinbridge v Kiltormer, 8pm Ref: G Donoghue. Intermediate Hurling Championship, At Kenny Park, Craughwell v Moycullen, 7.30pm Ref: R McNicholas. Junior A Hurling Championship,  At Turloughmore, Athenry v Sylane, 7.30pm Ref: A Mooney; At Carnmore, Bearna-Na Forbacha v Sarsfields, 7.30pm Ref: L Fay. Junior B Hurling Championship, At Castledaly, Menlo Emmetts v Meelick-Eyrecourt, 7.30pm, Ref: K Egan;At Ballymacward, Abbeyknockmoy v Killimordaly, 7.30pm Ref: S Moran; At Killimordaly, Mountbellew/Moylough v Kinvara, 7.30pm Ref: J Lundon. Junior C Hurling Championship,  At Kilnadeema, Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Ardrahan, 7pm Ref: J Larkin;  At An Spideal, An Spidéal v Pádraig Pearses, 8pm, Ref: C Quinlan. 

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St James suffer surprise loss

Thu, May 28, 2015

City side St James suffered a surprise one point loss, 1-6 to 0-8, to Mountbellew/Moylough at the weekend.

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Kilkenny legend heads to Kilbeacanty 

Thu, May 28, 2015

Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Sheflin will open Kilbeacanty's new pitch on Monday as the club hosts the annual seven-aside hurling tournament.

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