Minor footballers will face Kildare or Laois in quarter-finals in a fortnight

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

The Galway minor footballers will face either Kildare or Laois in the All-Ireland quarter-finals in two weeks time after an impressive 1-9 to 0-6 Connacht final victory over Mayo last Sunday in Pearse Stadium.

The Connacht champions will face the losers of the Leinster minor final which is on this Sunday at Croke Park.

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Roscommon and Galway need to up their game for Connacht final replay

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

The senior footballers of Galway and Roscommon will head to McHale Park in Castlebar next Sunday to battle it out for the Nestor Cup (3.30pm) after drawing last weekend’s Connacht final on a score-line of 0-13 to 1-10 in Pearse Stadium. Both teams will go in knowing that they have the criticism of many GAA pundits and fans - some of it unjustified - rebounding from social media, print outlets, and the national wireless and TV.

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Galway can build on Mayo victory and defeat Roscommon

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

When we narrowly defeated Roscommon in the Connacht final in 1998 after a replay, it was a bit of luck that made the difference between two evenly matched sides.

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Galway minors now face Mayo

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Following their impressive win over Roscommon in Kiltoom in the Connacht semi-final, the Galway minors will take on Mayo this Sunday in the Connacht final at 12 noon in the curtain raiser to the senior final at Pearse Stadium.

Stephen Joyce and his management team will be hoping to add another provincial title to the one collected last season and to go on a run in the All-Ireland series.

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Budding Galway hurlers set new challenges

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Young hurlers from Galway will have a chance to show off their skills on Saturday when Centra hosts a community hurling event in Kenny Park with hurling stars Cathal Mannion and Jason Flynn.

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Staunton on song as Mayo end Galway's winning streak

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

A player who scorers 2-14 deserves to be on the winning side, and that was the case for Mayo’s Cora Staunton on Sunday when her team ended a four-match losing streak to Galway in the Connacht Senior Ladies Football Championship final at MacHale Park.

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Kilkenny too strong for Galway - again

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

The Galway senior hurlers must be sick to their back teeth of the sight of the black and amber jersey after Richie Hogan, Conor Fogarty, and company tore into the second half of the Leinster final last weekend to see off Galway with a fair degree of comfort, 1-26 to 0-22.

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O' Donnell focusing on team consistency for a win on Sunday

Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Galway football captain Gary O'Donnell has been down the Connacht final road before and he knows the victors next Sunday will be the team that produces a consistent and solid team performance.

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“What we have won is a bit of pride back”- Walsh

Sun, Jun 19, 2016

He was one of the finest midfielders of his generation, a Galway man through and through and when he stepped out from a bouncing Galway dressing room in MacHale Park on Saturday night, Kevin Walsh had a contented and deserved smile on his face.

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Tribesmen stand tall in Castlebar

Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Mayo’s reign in Connacht was always going to come to an end at some stage, on a drizzly and grey night in Castlebar the maroon and white invaders from south of border, stared them down and stood tall at the end of the battle. When the final whistle went, the Galway faithful celebrated their 39th championship win over their old rivals with as much gusto and glee as if they had just claimed the All Ireland title.

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What must Galway do to stop Mayo?

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Galway have not beaten Mayo since July 13, 2008 in championship football.

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Hurlers target Leinster final spot

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Galway hurling manager Micheál Donoghue does not do hyperbole.

The Clarinbridge man has been around hurling all his life and he knows the only real place for any team to do its talking is inside the white lines, during the 70 minutes that matter, on any given Sunday.

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Galway hurlers enjoy positive start to new season

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

The Galway hurlers will face Offaly in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday week (June 19) after their solid 3-27 to 0-19 victory over Westmeath at the weekend.

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Can Mayo footballers learn from Connacht’s marvellous season?

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Last Tuesday night most of the teachers who are involved in Extra-Curricular activities during the school year at The Jes on Sea Road in Galway city where we teach, went out for a bite to eat and a few beverages in An Pucán just off Eyre Square.

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Joe McDonagh was an iconic GAA personality

Thu, May 26, 2016

We were reading the papers last Friday night when a few texts hit the phone to say that Joe McDonagh had died.

Even with the knowledge that Joe had been seriously ill over the past while, it was still difficult to comprehend that such a gregarious, energetic and vibrant man had passed away at such a young age.

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Milltown will have to be at their best to stop Corofin

Thu, May 26, 2016

There is a full round of senior football championship matches down for decision this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday evening three in-a-row county champions Corofin will take on Milltown (7.30pm) in Tuam Stadium in what promises to a be a lively encounter.

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St James produce a Houdini act to defeat Caherlistrane

Thu, May 19, 2016

Drama is what we like in sport and plenty of drama is what the paying punters enjoyed on Sunday in Corofin when Terry O’Regan’s St James snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when beating Caherlistane by 3-9 to 1-14.

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Championship Points podcast launched

Thu, May 19, 2016

This week sees the launch of the new www.advertiser.ie Championship Points podcast which will run throughout the GAA Championship football season.

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Senior club football championship kicks off this weekend

Thu, May 12, 2016

After a few weekends of exciting club championship hurling action, the football clubs swing into competitive championship fare this Saturday and Sunday with both the seniors and intermediates kicking off.

There are a myriad of football fixtures down for decision over the weekend. However two double headers on Saturday in Tuam Stadium and Pearse Stadium, and a another double header on Sunday in Pearse Stadium, genuinely catch the eye.

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