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Shanahan’s Turn takes the Galway Plate

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The winner of thetote.com Galway Plate, Shanahan’s Turn, as he crosses the finish line at Ballybrit last evening. He returned at odds of 16/1. In second place, was the Willie Mullins trained The Paparrazi Kid which returned at 12/1. The winner was ridden by Cork jockey Johnny Burke and trained in County Waterford by Henry de Bromhead, who also trained third placed Sadler’s Risk. Shanahan’s Turn carried the familiar colours of well known owners Alan and Ann Potts.

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Hurlers blow Cork away to set up semi-final date with Tipp

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Galway's Jonathan Glynn in action against Mark Ellis of Cork during the All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-final. Picture by Stephen McCarthy.

The prize for the Galway senior hurlers for their impressive 2-28 to 0-22 win over Cork last Sunday in Semple stadium is an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Tipperary in three weeks time at Croke Park.

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Footballers will have to produce a big performance to defeat Donegal

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

This Saturday in Croke Park (6pm) the Galway footballers will have to produce one of their best performances in a few seasons to beat the 2012 All-Ireland champions and 2014 All-Ireland finalists Donegal, in their round four qualifier clash. 

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Difficult to look past the favourites this weekend

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The Galway Races are coming to an end this Sunday, and the bookies' satchels will be bulging, or else they will have long faces after too many favourites came home in first place. So it is an opportune time to look ahead to the four big football games this weekend, where all the favourites will be expected to jump the fences put in front of them.

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Minor hurlers defeat Limerick to set up semi-final clash with the Cats

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Galway minor hurlers started the day off well last Sunday for the county in Semple Stadium, with a well merited 1-14 to 0-13 victory over Limerick in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

A goal by Gort's Jack Grealish was the crucial score in helping Jeff Lynskey's side qualify for an All-Ireland semi-final against Kilkenny on Sunday week, August 9.

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Minor footballers take on Tipperary in Tullamore

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Galway's footballers celebrate winning provincial championship in Tuam Stadium.  Photo by Mike Shaughnessy.

The Galway minor footballers, under the guidance of Clonbur's Stephen Joyce, take on defeated Munster finalists Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter-final this Monday afternoon in O' Connor Park, Tullamore.

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Galway Parks tennis finals

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The finals of the Galway Parks tennis competition took place at the Galway Lawn Tennis Club on Friday July 24. A total of eight venues hosted tennis camps for the previous four weeks, culminating in the competition finale last Friday.

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Galway United hope to produce improved performance against St Pat's

Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Following last Friday's demoralising SSE Airtricity League Premier Division defeat to Bray Wanderers Galway United will be hoping to produce a much improved performance against St Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park tomorrow.

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Cunningham is a likely starter for injured Curran against Bray

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Galway United's Jason Molloy and Liverpool's Callum Nicholas in action from Galway United's friendly match against a Liverpool XI in Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday. 
            
Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Another critical contest in Galway United's SSE Airtricity League premier division season is scheduled for tomorrow evening when Tommy Dunne's side host Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park.

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Tribesmen fall short at final hurdle

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

It was a bitter-sweet day for the Galway Tribesmen Rugby League club on Saturday. Creating history when hosting the first Munster/Connacht Rugby League final outside of Limerick, the Tribesmen also fell short against the Titans of Limerick by 28-18.

It is the second year in a row the Galway team has has fallen to the seven-times winner at this stage of the competition.

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Galway girls to face Kerry in final

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Galway's U16 girls are into the All-Ireland final after defeating Ulster champions Tyrone in Carrick-on-Shannon by 2-14 to 1-10.

They will now play Kerry in the final which is set for Wednesday  July 29 at a venue to be confirmed.

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Young sprinters break three national relay records

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

U13 gold, from left to right: Sarah Agboola,  Sinead Duggan, Chellene Trill, Emer Rowe and Emma Moore.

Galway City Harriers claimed five titles at the National Juvenile Relay Championships, breaking three All-Ireland records in the process.

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Good to see Walsh back in action

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Shane Walsh, a nominee last season for Young Footballer of the Year, received a warm reception when he was introduced for the last few minutes of the All-Ireland qualifier last Saturday in Salthill.

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Dunne's dad - a Connacht man 

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Ireland's attention was grabbed by Greystones' amateur golfer Paul Dunne who hit the headlines this week at the British Open.

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Calling all budding Galway hurlers 

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Galway hurling stars Iarla Tannion and Cathal Mannion will be in Pearse Stadium on Saturday to dish out healthy eating and training trips to the county's youngsters.

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Hurlers take on Cork for a place in the last four 

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The Galway hurlers take on Cork this Sunday in Semple Stadium (4pm) in the All-Ireland quarter-final.

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Footballers beat Derry to set up clash with Donegal at Croker

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Galway's Gary O'Donnell shows his strength and power against Derry's Christopher McKaigue in action from GAA Football All Ireland senior championship qualifier game at Pearse Stadium on Saturday. 							Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

The Galway footballers produced a solid workmanlike performance in horrible conditions at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening to deservedly beat Derry by 1-11 to 0-8 in Round 3B of the qualifiers. 

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Minors have another chance to win title

Thu, Jul 23, 2015

Following  their lacklustre draw last Sunday (0-7 to 1-4) in the Connacht final against Sligo at Hyde Park, the Galway minor footballers and, especially their forward division, have a chance to redeem themselves at Tuam Stadium tomorrow evening in the replay (Friday 7pm).

The Galway defence was impressive in the drawn game. Conceding one point in the first 20 minutes, they held the Sligo forwards well in the last quarter of the game too, with Barna's Ian Kent giving a very solid display. 

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Dunne to mix it up for Liverpool friendly

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

A bumper attendance is expected at Eamonn Deacy Park for Saturday's friendly between Galway United and a Liverpool XI, kick off 2pm.

Tommy Dunne's side do not have an SSE Airtricity League premier division game this weekend so the match with Liverpool is an opportunity for the United boss to allow some youngsters in his squad to demonstrate their potential.

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New academy recruits

Thu, Jul 16, 2015

Connacht's Robbie Henshaw training with the Ireland squad in the Sportsground on Tuesday.Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Seven new players have been recruited to the NUIG Connacht Rugby Academy for the next season.

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