Connacht await news of Super 14 centre

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Niva Ta’auso, Connacht’s Super 14 signing, is expected to arrive in Ireland in the next three weeks, but he will not be action for some time.

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Countdown to United’s survival begins at Terryland

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Armed with hope and confidence, Galway United will be anxious to maintain the resilience levels that has seen a half-dozen match unbeaten sequence stitched together at such a critical juncture of the campaign.

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Potumna strike first-half blow to Mellows’ dream

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Portumna are on course to retain this year’s Galway Senior Hurling Championship crown after easing to a 3 -10 to 0- 13 victory over Liam Mellows in Athenry.

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Mervue continue league assault

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Mervue United seek to consolidate their position in the top four of the Eircom League A Championship when they host a crunch tie on Sunday.

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Hunt for new manager begins

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Ger Loughnane wrote his own epitaph long before this week’s Galway County Board meeting.

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St Michael’s back in the big time

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Last Monday morning I had to drive to Dublin for an early appointment in the “Big Smoke”. At just after 5am I passed the St Michael’s local hostelry in Bushy Park in Galway city.

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Violence must be confronted

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Nobody likes any columnist to be overly dramatic, and when there are people losing their jobs hand over fist in manufacturing and construction, and the economic prospects for the country appear to be bleak, issues of sport can rightly be put on the back boiler.

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Salthill are u-16 county champions

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Last Sunday was also a highly successful one for city footballers at an underage level as Salthill deservedly defeated Corofin in the county u-16 final played at Pearse Stadium.

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Corinthians look to enhance strong league start

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Galwegians face another tough away fixture on Saturday against Ulster’s Ballymena in the third AIB League division one encounter.

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Thu, Oct 16, 2008

•Corinthians unbeaten 2nd XV take on the 2006 Junior League champions Westport in Carrowholly this Sunday. After an uninspiring victory away to Corrib last weekend, this is a mouth-watering challenge. In last year's corresponding fixture in Cloonacauneen, the game was won in the final play with a superb 50 metre finish by Ciaran Dolan.

Westport have been consistent performers in this competition over the last number of years. They will also take some consolation from their recent defeat to Galwegians with a final quarter comeback, reeling in a 22 point deficit to lose narrowly at the death. They will look to the likes to Eddie and JP Walsh and their try-scoring machine Kevin Corcoran to provide leadership.

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Moycullen basketball suffer first defeat

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

An Cearnog Nua, Moycullen, in suffering their first loss of the season at the weekend, must move on in what looks like being a highly competitive division one season in the National League.

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Heartbreak for Titans

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Titans suffered a heartbreaking one-point defeat in the National Basketball League division one on Sunday night to Team Garvey’s.

Previously unbeaten, the Galway side started well with early baskets from Paul Freeman and Danny Finn, but the home team edged the first quarter by two points.

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Thu, Oct 16, 2008

•The Oughterard Association Football Club will launch its Pitchmaker Draw on Sunday in the Connemara Gateway Hotel at 4pm. The event promises to be an entertaining afternoon and will provide all who attend with the opportunity to get an insight on club developments, as well as meeting with management and coaches. The Pitckmaker Draw will take place on St Patrick’s Day next year with the grand prize being a top of the range sporty Mazda2 three-door car. There is also a host of other prizes including a boat and trailer, holiday voucher, shopping spree, and a high- tech laptop. All proceeds raised through the draw will go towards funding new sports pitches and associated facilities at New Village, Oughterard. Tickets cost €50 each and will be available next week from the fundraising committee, club members or by calling 085-1000074. Chairperson Paul Silke says “The Pitchmaker draw is a chance for Oughterard and the wider community to support this fundraising initiative. Not only will it develop the sporting facilities in our locality, but those who support the draw will be in with a chance of winning a new Mazda2 car as a well as host of other prizes.”

•A fresh northerly breeze made for perfect sailing conditions on the bay last Sunday for races three and four in the McSwiggans October League. In class one, all boats had a clean start with That's Life crossing the line bang on the gun, followed by Quelle Surprise just to windward. That's Life held the lead until the windward mark when Catalpa gained the front spot, and the two boats jostled for the lead until a late gybe for Catalpa allowed That's Life to take out a small lead which they held till the end.In class two, Rhocodar led off with Silver Foam in hot pursuit followed by Golden Eagle and Sandrine. Cormac Furey, who at 11-years-old was the youngest helmsman in the fleet, skilfully handled Rhocodar on the downwind legs. To his delight and that of his younger sister Rhona, Rhocodar dominated the race from start to finish. The second race was similar to the first with That's Life maintaining their lead throughout to win the race with Catalpa crossing in second. Rhocodar again led the Class 2 fleet away while Silver Foam finished second.

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Connacht’s cup credentials will be tested by in-form London Irish

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Billed as the glamour home match of their European season, Connacht host pool favourites London Irish in a crunch Challenge Cup fixture tomorrow evening (7pm).

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Kenna seeks a ruthless United response in Sligo

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

As Galway United’s steady improvement continues, a Saturday evening of high consequence awaits at the Showgrounds.

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St Michael’s and Glenamaddy battle for promotion

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

This Sunday at Tuam Stadium (4pm) city side St Michael’s take on Glenamaddy in the intermediate championship football final.

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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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