Galway face a huge task to reach All Ireland semi-final

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

When the dealer threw the cards on the table last Sunday evening, it was Galway who got the joker in the pack - drawn to play against Kerry on Saturday in Croke Park at 4pm.

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A winner all right

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The highlight of the Galway Races, the Galway Plate, proved a winner of No 3 Oslot, the Paul Nicholls-trained horse ridden by Ruby Walsh and owned by stockbroking millionaire Andy Stewart.

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High-stakes tussle for United in Ballybofey

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Every season a defining fixture arrives, and tomorrow evening in Ballybofey Galway United will sit an exacting exam. If relegation is to be avoided, United cannot afford to lose so delivering a substantial performance is the remit.

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Galway up with the best of British ladies soccer

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Galway & Distict League Ladies team were given a huge boost ahead of their EUFA Cup qualifying in September at the prestigious Manchester Umbro Cup.

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Caherlistrane and Corofin look impressive

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Queally men are on a good run of form and look very organised and highly motivated. They will be hard beaten.

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Galway footballers will know who they face on Sunday

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Anyone who has been up at Ballybrit during the week will know how difficult it can be to predict a winner. Likewise in the All-Ireland football championship there is no real consensus on who will be first past the finishing post on September 21.

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Pressure on O’Mahony and Mayo to deliver

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Inter-county management is a tough station. The facts speak for themselves this season.

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Dramatic final showdown for showjumpers

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Fahey Sales Showjumping League is poised for a most dramatic final next weekend in Claregalway.

Ballinasloe’s Damian Griffin has kept the title battle alive after an almighty effort in Turlough on Sunday. He finished second behind Knockmore’s Alex Duffy who showed tremendous poise and confidence on Courtown to take his second Grand Prix victory of the season.

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Galway rowers claim gold for Ireland

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Irish women’s junior 8 rowing team which won gold in Cardiff at the Home Countries International Regatta, beating England, Scotland, and Wales. Galway boasted seven rowers on the team. Back row: Mary Bonner (coach), Zoe Mannion (Jesuits Galway), Clare Howley (Jesuits Galway), Rosie Woods (Skibbereen Cork), Georgina Rushe (Jesuits Galway), Jane Foley (Jesuits Galway), and Sinead Folan (Coach). Middle row: Leisanne Gallagher (Tribes Galway), Laurna Smith (Tribes Galway) and Kate O'Brien (Skibbereen Cork). Front row: Sinead Ruane (Tribes Galway).

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Late summer series begins for Galway sailors

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Galway docks was expected to be awash with colour last evening with the second of the Galway Bay Sailing Club’s Alfa Romeo Late Summer Seriers due to finish in the city.

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Faherty wins Oughterard captain’s prize

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

•Oughterard Golf Club: Pat McEvilly Captain’s Day, Niall Faherty (8) 168 nett, 1; Gerry O’Connor (14) 170 nett, 2; Gross, Cathal Jordan (5) 185 gross, 1; Michael O’Keane (6) (37.0B9), 2; Sean Coyne (17) 170.5, 3; James Geoghegan (15) 170.5, 4; Mike English (14) 172, 5; Ray Keleghan (12) 172, 6; Michael H Walsh (12) 172, 7; Sean O’Reilly (6) 173, 8; James O’Dea (20) 173; 9; Paddy O’Halloran (17) 173.5, 10; Past captain, Frank Kyne (22) 176;Veteran, Tom Naughton (24) 175; Committee, John Waters (17) 174.5; First qualifier, Liam O’Reilly (4) 67; 2nd qualifier, Billy O’Boyle (11) 66; Guests, John Deasey (20) 30, 1; Ritchie Lee (15) 27, 2; Larry Tighe (23) 27, 3; Ladies, Bridget Walsh (17) 28, 1; Carmel Morahan (36) 26, 2; Barbara Richardson (20) 23, 3.

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Connacht prepare for Leeds next week

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Connacht will kick off their European Challenge Cup campaign with a visit to France on October 10.

Connacht will meet newly promoted French side Dax in the south of France in the opening European encounter before hosting what is regarded as the biggest clash of the the pool, London Irish, the following week.

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Another lively Saturday in store

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The ultra competitive nature of the Galway SFC was emphasised once again last weekend as reigning county champions Killererin were dumped out of the title race by a highly impressive Cortoon Shamrocks outfit. It meant that for the third

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Galway girls claim medals for Ireland in European Rowing Championships

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

There was great success for the Tribesmen Rowing Club in the European Rowing Championships held at Inniscarra Lake in Cork over the weekend.

The Coxed Eight rowed on Friday and were the Bronze Medal Winners in a tense, nail biting finish. The finish was so close, in fact, that Italy were celebrating victory of the bronze medal until a photo finish confirmed it was Ireland that were ahead. France and The Netherlands won the Gold and Silver medals respectively in this competition. The Coxed Eight team was made up of Kate Rushe, Lisa Dilleen, Aisling Harris, Katie Barrett, Aifric Keogh, Holly Nixon, Orla McEvoy, Sarah, and Rachel Egan.

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Tyrone, Donegal, Limerick and Down to advance

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The wheat is continuing to be separated from the chaff now in the All-Ireland football qualifiers and this Saturday sees four games in Round 2 down for decision.

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Favourites expected to progress

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Corofin who are many people’s favourites to lift the Frank Fox cup later this year will resume action this Saturday against Tuam Stars in Tuam Stadium at 7pm.

Corofin, managed this year by club chairman Jimmy Sice, have only had one game to-date - that being a facile win over Menlough.

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Santa’s Son to bring Christmas early to Ballybrit

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Well readers, the 2008 Galway Races are virtually upon us and with the prophets of doom and gloom working overtime for the last two months this year’s festival has taken on the role as a barometer of the country’s financial state as well as being the top racing festival in the fair island of ours.

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Galway crash out in Thurles

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Cork 0-23

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Showjumping season prepares for thrilling finale

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The Fahey Sales Grand Prix league is set for a thrilling finale in the coming weeks with three of the region’s leading riders battling it out for top honours. Darragh Kenny from Offaly won Saturday’s Loughrea Grand Prix but it was the performance of Ballinasloe’s Damian Griffin that proved crucial as his second place finish moved him within five points of overall leader and reigning champion Carl Hanley.

Claremorris native Hanley leads on 38 points ahead of next weekend’s penultimate event in Turlough Castlebar while Griffin has 33 and Crossmolina’s Matt Gordon is on 27. The league will finish in two weeks time in Claregalway with points and a half on offer for the top 10 riders.

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