Promotion play-off beckons as Galway host Finn Harps

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

With only four SSE Airtricity League first division games remaining, Galway FC know a victory at Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday evening against Finn Harps will edge them closer to a craved promotion play-off berth.

Throughout the campaign a top three finish has been Galway's target and Tommy Dunne's charges have hit form at precisely the right time in the domestic footballing year. Recent wins over Longford Town, Waterford United, and Shamrock Rovers B ensure Galway lead fourth-placed Wexford Youths in the table by five points.

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Galwegians look to build on super start to Ulster Bank League

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Jerome Harimate scoring Galwegians’ second try in their victory over Trinity on Saturday in the Ulster Bank All-Ireland League division 1B game at Crowley Park. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy.

Galwegians enjoyed the perfect start to their Ulster Bank League division 1b campaign when they secured a 25-17 bonus-point win over Dublin University College (Trinity) at Glenina on Saturday.

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Corinthians host Malone in tricky home opener

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Corinthians host Malone on Saturday at Cloonacauneen (2,30pm) hoping to open their division 1B Ulster Bank League account.

Coaches Pat Cunningham and Sean Duignan will be looking for a big step up in performance after last weekend’s 20-0 loss away to Ballymena. However they face a difficult task in visitors Malone, who enjoyed a comfortable 29-11 victory over Buccaneers last weekend.

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Galway girl qualifies for US dressage champs

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Galway’s Shauna Finneran, pictured with Vito, has qualified for the national dressage championships in the USA which take place in Saugerties, New York, this week. She also has qualified for the New England Dressage Association Regional championships at the same venue.

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Farnan clear in Clifden 10k

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The seventh year of the Clifden Lifeboat 10k fundraising event saw up-and-coming GCH athlete Richard Farnan take a good win over the testing course in a time of 36 mins 25.

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Clonbur claim intermediate crown with accomplished display

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

A more experienced Clonbur claimed this year’s Galway Ladies Intermediate Club Football Championship after defeating Annaghdown in Saturday’s final in Monivea by 5-14 to 3-7.

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County minor hurling final on Sunday

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The county minor A hurling final between the reigning champions Turloughmore and Loughrea is down for decision next Sunday at 12.30pm in Kenny Park, Athenry.

Nominations for hurling managers

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Hurling championship quarter-finals

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Gary Burke of Tourloughmore comes under pressure from Beagh's Adrian Touhy in action from the Senior Hurling Championship quarter final at Kenny Park, Athenry, on Sunday. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

The four quarter-finals of the Salthill Hotel Senior Hurling Championship will be played on the weekend of September 27/28.

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Corofin to defend All-Ireland Sevens crown

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Five Galway teams, Corofin, Tuam Stars, Milltown, Kilkerrin Clonberne and Caherlistrane, will be aiming for All-Ireland honours at the 42nd FBD All-Ireland Senior Football Sevens at Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin on Saturday.

Corofin will be aiming to retain the title they won last year, and are placed in Group 5 along with Errigal Ciaran of Tyrone, St Laurences of Kildare, and Waterford's Clashmore.

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Henshaw in line for return to Guinness Pro 12 action

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

On attack: Connacht’s Jake Heenan, who injured his shoulder in the victory over the Dragons, is a doubt for tomorrow’s Guinness Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh.				Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

International Robbie Henshaw is expected to return to action for Connacht in tomorrow evening’s Guinness Pro 12 joust with Edinburgh at Murrayfield (7.35pm).

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Galwegians and Corinthians continue rivalry in Ulster Bank League

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Galway rugby clubs return to Ulster Bank League action on Saturday with both Galwegians and Corinthians competing in division 1B, alongside fellow Connacht rivals Buccaneers.

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Keegan keeps Galway in promotion race

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

With FAI Ford Cup action taking centre stage domestically, Galway FC do not have a fixture this weekend, which is a pity considering how well Tommy Dunne’s side performed when defeating Shamrock Rovers B at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Walsh and Warren vie for football vacancy

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Killanin’s Kevin Walsh and Tuam’s Peter Warren are the only two names nominated by Galway football clubs for the position of Galway senior football manager.

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Fallon represents Ireland at World Champs

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Craughwell AC’s young star Jamie Fallon represents Ireland in this weekend’s World Mountain Running Championships in Tuscany Italy.

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Corofin still favourites to claim Frank Fox Cup after win over Mountbellew

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Corofin and Milltown have been drawn to face each other in one of the upcoming county football semi-finals, while in the other semi-final, Barna will face St Michael’s in a novel pairing after both sides had impressive victories over Caherlistrane and Annaghdown respectively last weekend.

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Maigh Cuilinn girls claim All Ireland honours

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Maigh Cuilinn girls secured the All Ireland crown at the Kilmurray u-16 sevens championships at the weekend.

The Maigh Cuilinn girls topped the competition in which 27 teams from 16 counties competed.

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Galway WFC exit FAI Cup

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Galway WFC came unstuck against favourites Raheny United in the FAI Continental Tyres Women’s Senior Cup.

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Pearse Stadium closes until spring

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Pearse Stadium will remain closed for the remainder of the season for remedial drainage work and a pitch upgrade.

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Greater expectations for Connacht as new Guinness Pro 12 League opens

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Mils Muliaina, with elbow strapped, trains with the Connacht squad in the final stages of their pre-season preparations at the Sportsground on Tuesday  before their opening round of the GUINNESS PRO12 kicks off on Saturday when Newport Gwent Dragons visit the Sportsground. Kick-off is at 5pm.  Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy.

The games are about to begin and the goal is set. Connacht, with greater expectations than before, head into a new season with a single ambition - to qualify for the European Champions Cup through the Guinness Pro 12.

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Galway edge closer to play-off berth, but next up a tricky Rovers

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

As the Airtricity League first division season heads towards an interesting conclusion, Galway FC face a tricky task on Sunday afternoon at Tallaght Stadium against Shamrock Rovers B.

In recent weeks the Hoops, under the stewardship of Galway native Colin Hawkins, have shown signs of improvement so the promotion chasing visitors will certainly be forewarned.

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