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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Killanin will fancy their chances

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The county minor final which throws in at 1.30 on Sunday brings together old rivals Killanin and Corofin. It should be a humdinger of a game and well worth the effort of getting to the stadium early.

Killanin will look to inspirational full-forward Patrick Sweeney to lead the way. The county minor player notched 2-12 out of 2-15 in the county semi-final against Oughterard, and if he is stopped, it will be interesting to see who else provides the fire-power for the Westboard champions, especially as his twin Cathal Sweeney is doubtful with injury.

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Clarenbridge can push Portumna all the way

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

The Galway Senior Hurling Championship hots up this weekend with four quarter-finals down for decision.

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Gort joins Athenry in opposing move to Leinster

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Monday night’s special county convention to determine Galway’s acceptance of participating in the Leinster Hurling Championships is set to be a lengthy meeting.

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The best of intermediate talent on show this weekend

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

At 2pm St Michael’s take on Kilconly and at 3.30pm Glenamaddy take on Oughterard with the county u-21 final between Tuam Stars and St James’ also on the billing at 5.30pm.

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Where does your ticket money go?

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Some of us often wonder where the €60 or €70 we pay for our All-Ireland ticket or semi-final ticket gets distributed. Well, last Sunday in the match programme a comprehensive breakdown of where the money from a single ticket gets spent was given.

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Portumna voted Ireland’s best hurling club

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Portumna GAA Club has been crowned the “Best Club under the Sun”, and with it comes a trip of a lifetime to Abu Dhabi.

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Galway camogie fixtures

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

SATURDAY: Loughrea Hotel & Spa Senior Championship: Mullagh v Pearses (Killimordaly 11am); Athenry v Killimordaly (Ballymacward 11am). O’Rourke & Sons Construction Ltd Junior B 15 Aside Championship semi-final: Mullagh v Ballinalsoe (Kiltormer 3pm); Juvenile u-13 B final: Craughwell v St Thomas (Killimor 12noon).

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Oughterard celebrates centenary

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Oughterard GAA, the second oldest club in Galway, is hosting a centenary social to commemorate the event on October 4.

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Connacht u-19s face Leinster for interpro title

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

There is much at stake for Connacht junior sides in this weekend’s interprovincial fixtures.

Top of the bill is the Connacht u-19 club side that is seeking this year’s interprovincial crown when facing Leinster on Sunday.

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Olympians gather in Loughrea for anniversary celebrations

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

This weekend Loughrea hosts a special athletic event as part of the athletic club's 40th anniversary celebrations.

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Loughrea’s second triathlon a huge success

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Some 400 athletes from all over Ireland made Loughrea’s second triathlon a resounding success at the weekend.

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golf results

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

•Three fighters from the Point Blank Gym in Parkmore faced off against their counterparts from the Top Pro Kilkenny Club for the Tribal Warfare Shield. Benjamin "Son of Life" Davis showed his speed when he knocked out Ger Coady with a lightening fast left straight, sending the ex-kickboxer to the canvas. Tom "The Catastrophe" Kelly had a war with Mick Timmins until early in the second round Kelly pounded Timmins until the referee stepped in, while Kevin Moran was able to get a dominant position and a technical knock out over Ray Dowd to make it a triple victory for the home fighters. Other Galwaymen on the card included Dave King who held off the early onslought of Swedish fighter Johan Vedenius to take a win in the second round by disqualification when the giant Swede inadvertantly broke the rules. Young Kiran Singh made short work of Dublin fighter Brian Kenny, taking only a shade over a minute to finish his opponent with a rear naked choke, while Tim Murphy increased Point Blank's spoils by bringing the featherweight title to Galway, defeating the Northern Irish Featherweight Champion Jonny Dooey. The main event saw Headford man Alan "The Cannon" Hannon give his all against his supremely talented opponent Martin "The Heat" Begley and midway through the second round Hannon secured a head and arm choke to submit the game northern fighter for the win.

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Bradley makes nine changes for Cardiff clash

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Another herculean effort will be needed by Connacht tomorrow evening if they are to come away from Arms Park with any points from Cardiff.

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United’s search for survival enters critical phase

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Only seven league games remain for Galway United, ensuring significance is attached to each and every one as the search for survival enters a critical phase.

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Galway cricket ends with cup victory

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

The season ended on a high note for County Galway Cricket Club last Sunday when they won the Wallace Cup for the first time in the club's history.

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SPORTS SHORTS

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

• Bow Waves, the only Galway-based maritime training organisation, has launched its winter training programme. The courses, for people who go to sea for a living or for leisure, range from basic sailing and powerboat courses up to advanced. Over the winter there are a number of evening courses, including navigation, GPS, VHF, first aid, diesel engine, and sea survival. Sailing courses include yachts, keelboats and dinghies, with adults, juniors, schools, and groups are catered for. Bow Waves is also running a commercial passenger boat skippers’ course (Master 200 ton - Power), starting in November; a yachtmaster course, and an introduction to navigation starting in the next few weeks. The venue is the Galway Harbour Enterprise Park. For further information contact Bow Waves on 091 560 560 or e-mail [email protected]

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