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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Farrell ready for final fling

Fri, May 06, 2016

When Mayo were awarded a penalty in injury time on Wednesday night and were trailing by a point against Sligo, the percentage option was to take a point and see where the chips landed after that, but that thought never entered their heads said Mayo captain Andrew Farrell after the game. "Ah no, when you've a man like Darren Coen standing over a penalty like that you know he's going to rattle it into the net."

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Determined Galway face Kilkenny in camogie league final

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Galway senior Camogie ladies head to Semple Stadium in Thurles on Sunday to take on Kilkenny in the Irish Daily Star division one league final (1.30pm).

Galway have been doing well this season under team manager Ollie Bergin (Kinvara), and his selectors, Joan Poland (Eyrecourt), Francis Larkin (Killimor) and David Forde (Clarinbridge), advancing to the league final after a one-point win over Limerick two weeks ago.

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Camogie ladies prepare for league final against Kilkenny

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Galway senior camogie will face Kilkenny in the Irish Daily Star National League division one final in Semple Stadium on May 1, having overcome Limerick by 1-11 to 0-13 in last weekend’s semi-final.

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Meehan brothers on Laochra Gael

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The Laochra Gael series is one of the most popular and enjoyable GAA programmes on TG4, and it comes to an end this Sunday with the final programme featuring the Meehan brothers from the Caltra GAA Club.

The six Meehan brothers from the Tycooly heartland of Caltra in East Galway are one of the most famous football families in the history of the GAA. Their All-Ireland club success in 2004 was a hugely novel and heart-warming All-Ireland club success.

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Sarsfields start title defence against ambitious St Thomas

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The Galway hurling championship kicks off this weekend with some interesting games down for decision.

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Galway face Limerick in camogie league semi-final

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The Galway camogie ladies head to St Brendan’s Park in Birr on Saturday to take on Limerick in the Irish Daily Star division one National League semi-final (4pm).

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Ladies miss out on league semi-finals

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Galway achieved an encouraging seven-point win over Dublin in Parnell Park, but it was not enough to book a place in this season's division one semi-finals of the National Football League.

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New city GAA club seeks players

Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Galway’s newest GAA club, Gaeil na Gaillimhe, is seeking players for mens and women’s football teams this year.

The city-based club is the only Irish-speaking one in County Galway outside of the Gaeltacht areas.

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Hurlers face Rebels in relegation play-off

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

The Galway senior hurlers take on Kieran Kingston's Cork this Sunday (3.45pm) at Pearse Stadium in a game to decide which team will stay in division 1A for 2017 or be demoted to division 1B.

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Footballers must beat Cavan for promotion to division one

Thu, Mar 31, 2016

The Galway footballers will head to Kingspan Breffni Park this Sunday for a 2pm throw-in knowing exactly what is required of them.

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