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A record crowd is expected at this weekend's Galway Indoor Track and Field championships at the Athlone International Arena.
On a perfect winter's day for running, Gary Thornton of Galway City Harriers, enjoyed a great start to his racing year, winning this year's Allianz Resolution Run.
Recently-crowned Connacht football champions Corofin will travel to London this weekend to play Fulham Irish in the All-Ireland quarter-final in what is a novel pairing for both teams.
The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Gym has eight fighters in action in The Unified World Championships this week.
The Salthill/Knocknacarra minor footballers, under the guidance of team manager Anthony Finnerty and selectors Seán Murphy and Brendan Keane, proved too strong for Barna when they won the West Board minor title easily on a score-line of 4-14 to 3-11 in Pearse Stadium on Saturday.
Between the years 1947 and 1955 Rocky Marciano entered the squared circle 49 times and remained undefeated against all challengers. The reasons are many, including his relentless fighting style, punching power, stamina, and iron chin. However, at the end of his career, 49 pros had thrown everything they had at him, and he always found a way to survive. And win. Retiring with a perfect record 49-0 and an 88 per cent knockout rate, he stands as one of the undisputed greatest boxers of all time. Dublin footballers now stand on the cusp of such immortality with a possible three in a row of titles on the horizon.
This Saturday’s preliminary championship quarter-final in Tuam Stadium at 3.45pm between Corofin and Salthill/Knocknacarra will be a repeat performance of last year’s county final.
The Galway minor footballers face Cavan in the All-Ireland quarter-final in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick on Shannon on Sunday (2pm).
Sitting in the stand in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon after Kerry beat Galway easily by 1-18 to 0-13 in the All-Ireland quarter-final, it was hard not to feel quite deflated and disappointed.
The Galway senior hurling panel will head up the motorway this weekend knowing they face a severe test of their All-Ireland credentials from Tipperary in Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park (4pm),