SPORTS SHORTS

•The next instalment of Galway Triathlon Club’s lecture series will take place next week with a talk on long-distance racing by some of Galway’s most experienced athletes. The open-forum will be hosted by Athenry AC’s ultra distance runner Mick Rice, multiple Ironman competitor Reilly Dibner, and stage race cyclist Nigel Forde. The session will be chaired by GTC coach Ray Glynn and will give an insight into long distance running, cycling, and triathlon. The talk will take place in the Radisson Hotel on Monday January 25 at 7pm.

•Clarenbridge Juvenile GAA Club was awarded second place as Galway Juvenile Hurling Club for the Year 2009.

•Galway United Supporters’ Trust will have a season ticket stand this Saturday at Elverys Sports, Galway Retail Park, Headford Road (11am to 5pm ). Adult tickets remain on sale at €150 with concession tickets costing €90. For further information contact Ronan Coleman 087-6972823, or the club office 091-767336. Champions League draw tickets will also be on sale at the stand, and 2010 GUST membership forms will be available. Anyone who becomes a member of GUST before the end of January will be entered in a draw for a Galway United season ticket.

•Corofin captain Kieran Comer and long-serving third-level GAA figure Tony Regan have been honoured in the Connacht GAA Writers Personality of the Month scheme. Comer was selected as the winner of the November award following his man-of-the-match performance in Corofin’s victory over Charlestown of Mayo in the final of the Connacht senior football club championship. Roscommon native Regan has been honoured with the December award after retiring from the post of sports officer at NUI, Galway. Since joining the staff of NUIG in the mid-1970s, he has had a huge influence on GAA affairs in the college, and also throughout Connacht. Many of the country’s leading footballers, hurlers, lady footballers, and camogie players benefitted from his tutelage.

• In a closely-fought and exciting game Bearnau-13 boys overcame Titans 26-22 at Mary’s College on Sunday. Although Titans won the first and second quarter, Bearna rallied well to win the last two quarters and secure the game. Mark Dennigan started the scoring for Bearna while points from David Givich and Neil Kilbane kept Bearna in touch. David Byrne, Adam Jacobsen and Gavin O Toole defended well, while Givich got through the Titans’ defence to score three baskets, well assisted by Jonathon Pesaitis and Kenneth Pesaitis. Ball handlers Neil Kilbane and Diarmuid McGee took good control of the play, and, assisted by Dara Regan, closed the gap.

 

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