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.

The Salthill management team of Tom Joyce, Sean Armstrong senior, and Eddie O’ Donnell were absolutely delighted. Rightly so, as their charges put in a terrific last quarter to come from behind to oust the Corofin lads with a few well-worked goals.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

Though Sligo Rovers are clearly a tidy and thoughtful outfit prompted intelligently by Paul Cook, it is Galway who require the spoils. With Finn Harps, UCD, and Cobh Ramblers all eager to avoid the drop, Galway head up the N17 completely aware of how significant the combat is.

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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.

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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.

Having overcome a battling Limerick Lions by 12 points (79-67) in the UL Arena on Saturday, they return to the city for the first of a number of double header weekends. On Saturday they take on “A Taste of Europe” before hosting their first home game of the season on Sunday at 3pm in the new NUIG Sports Centre. And once again they will face another newcomer to division one basketball, Lisburn 94s.

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