Congress decisions are progressive

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Last weekend was a big day for the GAA. Special Congress made some real and important decisions and, in my opinion, most were of a progressive nature.

The biggest decision from a hurling perspective was the vote that now allows Galway and Antrim to play in the Leinster championship for a three-year trial period, starting in 2009.

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Corofin do just enough to collect Frank Fox

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Thankfully there are very many funny and humorous people in Galway GAA circles. And sometimes that wit can pass down the gene pool to the younger generation.

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Three reasons why Corofin are champions

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

1 – MICHAEL COMER NULLIFIED SAVAGE THREAT

For Cortoon to win, they needed Derek to have a massive influence. The fact that they had to play him out on the wing meant they were robbing Peter to pay Paul and left him too far from the red zone.

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Connacht stun league champs Leinster in enthralling tie

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Finally. The long wait is over. Four years had passed since Connacht last recorded a victory over Leinster; three years since they overcome a fellow Irish province; and in between there had been a host of near misses, moral victories, but ulimately, defeats.

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Wegians must make home advantage count

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Galwegians open their AIB League home campaign on Saturday when they host Ulster outfit Dungannon at Crowley Park (2.30pm).

Having lost their opening match to UL Bohs last weekend, Galwegians need to get points on the board if they are to realise their ambitions to finish in the top eight.

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Salthill Devon Ladies claim a second national title

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Salthill Devon Ladies secured a second national title for the club when claiming the honours in the All Ireland Intermediate Cup final over local rivals Galway Bohemians.

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Solid start for Moycullen basketball

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

An Cearnog Nua, Moycullen, after a solid start to another National League season last weekend, are back on the road again.

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McCarthy suspended for three weeks as Connacht head to France

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Connacht departed Galway yesterday for their first European foray of the season with a spring in their step.

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Salthill Devon and Galway Bohs square up in Irish Cup final

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Salthill Devon Ladies, backboned by seven of last year’s victorious u-16 squad, will take on local rivals Galway Bohemians in an historic All Ireland Intermediate final Saturday in Terryland (7.30pm).

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Galway crave Terryland victory

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

As a year filled with dramatic twists and turns enters its final chapter Galway United’s need for a Terryland Park win is inestimable.

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New season tips off for Moycullen basketball

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A new season begins for An Cearnog Nua, Moycullen basketballers on Saturday when the National League division one gets underway.

Moycullen face new entrants Limerick Lions in this opening encounter which takes place in the University of Limerick (6.30pm).

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Twenty years not out

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Twenty years is a long time in any individual’s journey through life. And 1989 seems like a different planet compared to some of the advances and negatives that we have experienced in the country over the past two decades.

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Oughterard celebrates with over-40 match

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The highlight of Oughterard GAA’s centenary year takes place this weekend with its Centenary Social on Saturday evening.

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St Michael’s and Glenamaddy advance

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Last Sunday at Tuam Stadium city side St Michael’s were too strong for pre-match favourites Kilconly and progressed to the county intermediate final on a score-line of 1-11 to 1-07.

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Mervue continue hunt for top-four finish

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Mervue United’s hunt for a top-four finish in the Eircom League A Championship continues on Saturday with a home fixture against Derry City (2pm).

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Portumna still on course

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

All-Ireland club champs Portumna have qualified, as expected, for the semi-finals of the Galway Senior Hurling Championship final with a hard-fought 2-11 to 0-15 victory over Clarinbridge.

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Walk a mile for a good cause

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The inaugural Carnmore Mile will take place on Sunday at the Carnmore hurling pitch near Galway Airport. The event is a unique fundraiser in aid of Carnmore Camogie Club and Galway Hospice which is billed as a family fun event. The club is inviting people of all ages to participate in this one mile run walk.. or crawl. Anybody interested should arrive at Carmore pitch between 12 and 2pm. All participates, who will receive a commemorative Carnmore Mile cap and a certificate of completion, are requested to raise a minimum of €20 to be handed in at registration on the morning of the walk. Further details are available from any member of the Carnmore Camogie Club.

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Connacht’s chance to restore some pride against Leinster

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Connacht have a chance to redeem themselves after last week’s mauling at the hands of Cardiff when they host the current Magners League champions Leinster on Sunday at the Galway Sportsground (6pm).

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AIB League kicks off with tricky assignments

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A new All Ireland League season begins on Saturday for Ireland’s 48 senior clubs, and there is much to play for at the top.

Planned changes at the end of the season, which will see division one divided into an A & B section, will ensure a highly competitive season.

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Corofin can stop a happy ending to Cortoon’s fairytale

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Giant-killers Cortoon Shamrocks are just one step from their first county title and a successful end to their fairytale championship when they face favourites Corofin in Sunday’s Claregalway Hotel Senior Football Championhip final at Pearse Stadium (1.30pm).

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