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Constant improvement is key for Galway

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"Brian's a fierce competitor and he'd fight for every ball there, whether it's a Galway ball or a Kilkenny ball - and so would I.  The thing we'd love to be doing is  still playing," says Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham of his Kilkenny opposite Brian Cody.

Three key battles for Sunday’s clash with Kilkenny

Joe Canning v Joey Holden

Date with destiny for Galway senior hurlers

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Cycling home from work in Galway city to Moycullen on Tuesday evening, the same car passed me three times in the ongoing traffic jam that has existed at the edge of the Connemara village for the past nine months.

Back in eight minutes and 41 seconds

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It was done and dusted, Mayo were going home and the dream looked to have died for another year when Jack McCaffrey put the ball over the bar to put Dublin 2-12 to 0-11 clear with 60.45 gone on the clock. Mayo brought in Alan Freeman just after the white flag had been raised.

Managing the moving parts

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"What we do need to concentrate on is being at our very best in June, July, August, and September, and whatever we have to do to be in the best shape we can be, that's what we have to concentrate on," said Noel Connelly on a wet and cold evening last November when he and Pat Holmes sat down to meet the local press for the first time after their appointment as the new Mayo senior management ticket. This coming Sunday is last Sunday in August, and things have gone exactly to that plan so far. If they are to keep going until September then the next step is to get over Dublin on Sunday.

The pro who stayed at home

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A well known Galway golfer, Peter O’Connor, otherwise known in the golfing world as “Snowball”, recently passed away at the age of 89.

Women's doubleheader at the Sportsground

Connacht Women’s Rugby hosts a rare representative doubleheader this weekend when Munster's senior and u-18 teams visit the Sportsground on Saturday.

Connemara Golf Club to confer life membership on Ryan Tubridy

On Sunday, the Captain of the Connemara Golf Club will be presenting honorary life membership to RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.  Ryan, in 2012, was granted the Freedom of Connemara to celebrate the Bicentary of Clifden. The presentation of Honorary life membership will be followed by a live concert by Eurovision winner Paul Harrington. 

Clarke and Cunniffe winning fitness battles

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Joint Mayo manager Noel Connelly said last night, (Monday, August 17) that he expects both David Clarke and Tom Cunniffe to be back in full training this weekend as Mayo ramp up their preparations for their All Ireland semi-final against Dublin on August 30. Connelly was speaking on the day that Mayo attacker Micheal Conroy was ruled out for the season after picking up an injury in club action at the weekend.

Higgins satisfied but bigger challenges lie ahead

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Not long after captaining Mayo to their fifth All Ireland semi-final in as many years, Keith Higgins reflected on what had just happened out on the field of action in Croke Park. The swashbuckling Mayo number four had scored one point and been part of a new look Mayo defensive set up that nullified Donegal's main attacking threats over the 70 minutes on the field. "Satisfying is one word, I would suppose. I don't know how you would describe it to be honest" was his initial reaction when asked to describe what had just happened.

 

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