Arrivederci Ranieri - Fantasy Football February

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

February is drawing to a close and out of the blue Claudio Ranieri has been given the boot. The Italian who led Leicester City to their first title in the club's history last May was sacked last night with the Foxes hovering one point above the drop zone.

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Bundee gives Connacht a boost

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Player of the year Bundee Aki is one of several players hoping to make a return to action for Connacht this weekend.

Aki, who was the "waterboy" in Connacht's hard-earned win over the Dragons, fellow centres Stacey Ili and Eoin Griffin, fullback Cian Kelleher and lock Andrew Browne, have all returned to full training this week and are available for selection for Connacht's visit to Italy where they face Treviso on Sunday.

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Galway athletes tipped for Connacht gold

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Galway athletes are gearing up for the Connacht Indoor Track and Field Championships which take place at the Athlone IT Arena this weekend.

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Clean sweep for handballers

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Galway handballers continue to progress in the All Ireland competition with three victories in Aughagower on Saturday.

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Galway women on fire

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Galway head to Birr to face Offaly in St Brendan's Park on Sunday (2pm) looking to continue their positive start to their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League campaign in division one.

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Moycullen face league leaders

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Moycullen men's basketball are on the road again this weekend to face Griffith's Sword Thunder on Saturday (6pm).

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Open day at Athenry Golf Club

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Athenry Golf Club is hosting an open day for new and old members at its clubhouse in Palmerstown, Oranmore, Co Galway, on Saturday March 4.

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Footballers should have enough to lower the Banner on Sunday

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Having attended college for five years with plenty of lads from Clare, and having played a few Sigerson and Collingwood cups with a blast of them too with UL, I know one thing for certain, they are sound men. And hard men to beat.

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Hurlers may have blown chance of promotion

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Sunday was a genuinely tough afternoon for Galway hurling supporters in a crowd of more than 7,000 at Pearse Stadium as they watched their team blow a good lead twice before going down to Wexford by 1-21 to 3-13.

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Kieran Keane gets the thumbs up from all at Connacht

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Timing is everything, and it looks like the right time for new Connacht head coach Kieran Keane.

After two seasons with Super Rugby's Chiefs as an assistant, the Christchurch-born Kiwi departs Hamilton for a new challenge as a head coach in Ireland. With his Chiefs' boss Dave Rennie heading to Glasgow, and the Waikato franchise turning to Colin Cooper to fill those boots, the time appears right for Keane to make his move.

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Keegan hopes to deliver new season promise for Galway United

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

New manager Shane Keegan is looking forward to Friday's SSE Airtricity League premier division opener against Drogheda United at Eamonn Deacy Park.

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Mellows, Galway co-op, and the RBS Six Nations Trophy

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

•Corinthians RFC, in association with Ulster Bank Galway, will be bringing the RBS Six Nations Trophy to Corinthian Park next Wednesday (February 22) with special guests Alan Quinlan, Luke Fitzgerald and a member of the Connacht squad. This night is open to all. At 5.45pm, Quinlan and Fitzgerald will take a training session with one of the club’s youth teams. Photo opportunities will be available from 6.30pm until 7.30pm, followed by a Q & A session.

•Liam Mellows GAA Club Registration Day 2017 takes place on Sunday (February 19) from 10am to 1pm. A host of activities are planned, including The Fit Fellas, a minor challenge game, Brown Bag Donuts, NHL Galway v Wexford ticket raffles, face-painting and membership T-shirts. Visit www.liammellows.ie for further information.

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Moycullen look to close gap on Demons

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

SSE Airtricity Moycullen will welcome a return home this weekend when they host UCC Blue Demons (7pm).

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St Thomas come up just short after epic come-back

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

John Burke's men can be extremely proud of their courageous come back in the All-Ireland semi-final last weekend against Munster champions Ballyea in Thurles.

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Medal finish for Galway men's team

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Galway secured a podium finish at the National Indoor League final in the new National Indoor Arena in Abbottstown in Dublin at the weekend.

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Hurlers want swift return to division 1A

Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The Galway hurlers are away to Offaly this Sunday (1pm) in the first round of the National Hurling league at O'Connor Park in Tullamore.

Having been relegated from Division 1A last season, Michael Donoghue's priority for the spring will be to get a few wins under their belts in the league and return to the top division for 2018.

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Manager of the Month: January

Mon, Feb 06, 2017

January saw plenty of Premier League action with five game weeks in play and Fantasy Football managers just loved it as their teams garnered point after point.

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St Thomas will have to be at their best to beat Ballyhea on Saturday

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Galway county senior hurling champions St Thomas take on Munster and Clare champions Ballyhea on Saturday at Semple stadium in Thurles at 5pm looking for a tilt at the All Ireland club crown.

Ballyhea defeated Glen Rovers (Cork) in their provincial final before Christmas, winning by 1-21 to 2-10, with Clare’s 2013 Hurler of the Year, Tony Kelly in tremendous form.

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Final Suir flourish sinks Galway Teachers

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

An understrength Galway Teachers went down to a strong Suir Engineering side by 1-18 to 1-10 in the Interfirms All Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final in Kilkenny on Saturday.

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Sarsfields women win battle to set up final

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

Sarsfields are through to the AIB All-Ireland senior camogie final after a tough battle with Thomastown at St Brendan's Park, Birr, on Sunday.

At the end of a dogged affair, the Galway women prevailed by 0-8 to 0-7 to set up a date with Derry champions Slaughtneil on March 5 in Croke Park.

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