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Connacht’s season hinges on tomorrow night’s big clash with French side Montpellier at the Galway Sportsground (7pm).
The Kilkenny annual Camogie Awards Night will take place on Friday, January 29, 2010 in Langtons House Hotel. This year the awards night will also incorporate a clubs night which enables all camogie clubs to also hold their dinner dance on the very same night.
The New Year has come and with it the Connacht junior league enters its final furlong as the chase for a top four place and avoiding relegation intensifies. With the competition in hibernation since the middle of December, there will be a warm welcoming return to the fold for the Mayo sides in the competition this weekend in Division 1A with two Mayo derbies topping the billing for Mayo attention.
The cold snap that has taken over the country saw a number of games called off in Mayo soccer circles, going back as far as the Oscar Traynor Cup clash between Galway and Mayo at the tail end of December, that game has now been fixed for Sunday January 17 in Milebush Park.
Seven of the clubs in contention for February’s AIB GAA Club Championship semi finals received a boost today with the news that a player from each club will be recognised with an AIB Provincial Player Award, to be presented in Dublin on Tuesday, February 9.
AIB’s Better Ireland Programme has announced details of the three children’s projects short listed by each branch for the current 2009/2010 programme.
The 2009 football year was a fantastic one for Naomh Anna Leitir Mór. They regained senior status in Galway and collected the county and provincial titles at intermediate level. They ticked all their boxes and their objectives were met with style and gusto.
Galwegians host a crunch local derby clash with Buccaneers on Saturday (2.30pm) at Crowley Park with money raised from the game being donated to earthquake hit Haiti.
A challenge hurling match and a return game played between Galway Woollen Mills, Newtownsmyth, and the Post Office was the seed that led to the inauguration of an inter-factory hurling competition. A meeting was held in the CYMS in February 1954 and the following committee was elected: Jimmy O’Connor, GPO, chairman; Tommy Connellan, CIE, secretary; Tom Mooney, the Hat Factory; Sean Duggan, ESB; Sean O’Connor, Galway Woollen Mills; Jimmy Duggan, O’Gorman’s; Paddy Purcell, Sisk’s; Mick McGrath, AA Stuart’s; and Cronan Treacy, McDonoughs.