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As nationalist sentiment was rising in the early years of the last century, a new generation of GAA officials emerged who were zealous in their belief in the transformative power of the GAA and they saw themselves as engaged in a project of national liberation. Some GAA tournaments were staged as part of a pro-Boer campaign. Police reports noted: “The ambition it seems to get hold of the youth of the country and educate them in rebellious and seditious ideas,” a somewhat hysterical interpretation of the GAA ban on foreign games.
June 16, 1957, was a blistering hot day, a day of celebration for the Galway GAA fraternity. It was the day the president of the GAA , Seamus McFerran, officially opened the Pearse Stadium in Rockbarton.
Galway Community College (GCC) has been serving the educational needs of the people of Galway since 1969 and is situated close to the city centre at Moneenageisha junction. GCC continues to offer a broad range of Level 5 and 6 QQI courses in a variety of disciplines. The courses provided are designed to offer the best in education and training for school leavers and for people wishing to enhance their professional development or to change their career.
The Galway hurlers head to Walsh Park in Waterford this Sunday (2pm) knowing they must, at the very least, win to avoid a relegation play-off with an improving Cork outfit to see who will play in division 1B next season.
The first rounds of the Irish Daily Mail Fitzgibbon Cup Championship begin today (Thursday) hosted by GMIT Hurling Club.
To honour the centenary of the Fitzgibbon Cup, a team of 15 has been chosen as the team of the century.
Galway qualified for their 10th u-21 hurling final in the last 15 years when they brushed aside Dublin in Tullamore last Saturday evening.
The Ulster Bank Fitzgibbon Cup, the highlight of the Higher Education hurling season, was officially launched this week at host venue NUI Galway by GAA stars, left to right, Finian Coone, John Lee, and Cormac O'Donovan.
NUI Galway play the Garda College in the Ashbourne Shield semi-final Saturday in Cork after being defeated by UCD in the cup quarter-finals by 5-8 to 0-9 in Dangan recently.
Shortly after the GAA was founded 125 years ago, the universities started putting out hurling and Gaelic football teams and competing against each other. These intervarsity competitions were put on a formal basis with the presentation of the Sigerson Cup for football in 1911, the Fitzgibbon Cup for hurling in 1912, and the Ashbourne Cup for camogie in 1915. Involvement in the GAA in third level institutions was a help to many students in adapting to a new life away from their homes and local clubs. It gave them a common interest with fellow students and helped the process of integration into a more diverse community.