Who will survive?

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Claregalway Hotel senior football championship really takes off this weekend with some clashes up for decision.

The game that stands out as in the “must attend” category is Killererin and Cortoon Shamrocks on Sunday in Tuam Stadium at 6.30pm.

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Early supremacy sets up smashing Galway win

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Like many other pundits and indeed Galway supporters - if they are prepared to admit it after the event - I travelled to Castlebar last Sunday expecting a very close game, but I felt that Mayo would just sneak over the end line in the closing stages.

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Galway hurlers enter the real championship

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

This month 10 years ago in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park Waterford gave Galway a good trimming in Cyril Farrell’s last day in the managerial hot-seat. The Déise men won handily on a score-line of 1-20 to 1-10 with Tony Browne in superb form, hitting 0-7 from midfield.

Waterford had been beaten in the Munster final by Clare that year but they bounced back from that bitter defeat to give a much improved display in seeing off the Tribesmen.

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Galway go to Semple Stadium for clash with Cork

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

On Saturday night in Thurles a thrilling touch of the Irish sporting summer will be available as the All Ireland hurling championship is now in the long desired do-or-die phase. Whoever loses from here on in will be a mere afterthought in the tale of 2008 so there shouldn’t be any shortage of intensity or incentive.

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