sideline chat

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

At what age did you start playing? Probably around four on the family farm at home and around seven with my national school in Gortanumera. Once you went into national school and started to play ‘real’ hurling games, you had to learn and understand team positions etc. Before that it was just running around like a crazy young lad chasing a sliotar.

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SPORTS SHORTS

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Connacht Rugby added the 41st member to its 2020/21 squad with Munster's Alex Wootton joining on loan for the season. The versatile backline player can expected to play an important part in Connacht's backline, particularly with the loss of several key players at the end of the last season. The 26-years-old, a former Irish U20 squad member, made a name for himself in Munster as a lethal finisher, and that is what Connacht coach Andy Friend will want as they prepare for the restart on Augut 22. Friend says Wootton’s arrival will strengthen Connacht’s back field options. "Alex is a very exciting back three player who has all the talent to take his game to the next level. His versatility across the back line will also help us as we look to compete on both fronts next season."

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Mullarney drives off in a new Toyota SUV

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Galway golfer Ronan Mullarney has received the keys of a new the Toyota C-HR - Ireland’s best-selling hybrid SUV.

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Galway Ladies to face intermediate champions

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

All Ireland Intermediate football champions Oughterard have been handed a tough draw in their return to senior football.

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Galway’s elite gymnasts return to training

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Galway's quartet of high performance gymnasts, Emma Slevin, Jane Heffernan, Kate Molloy and Blaithnid Higgins, have returned to training in Dublin.

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Billy Clery (44) Manager Galway Women’s FC Clubs: Footballer with Galway Hibernians, Belvedere FC Dublin, Galway United, Derry City, NUIGalway,

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

At what age did you start playing? Five.

Do you remember your first game? No, but I remember playing street soccer in the Claddagh.

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Good Old Danno - March 18, 1982

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Good fortune, wealth and success didn't come easily to the Heaslip brothers, Michael and Danno.

They worked hard to attain it. And when the all-smiling D a n n o led in For Auction after winning the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last Tuesday before an armchair TV viewing audience of millions, it was their greatest success of all.

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Golfers revel in lifted restrictions as sport tees off

Thu, May 21, 2020

Galway sport is taking a tentative step towards reopening this week with golf and tennis clubs among the first in the Government's roadmap since enforced closure due to Covid-19.

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Connacht players set to depart as new squad takes shape

Thu, May 21, 2020

A host of players are set to leave Connacht Rugby, following Robin Copeland's announced departure to France this week.

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Galway rower breaks world record in lockdown challenge

Thu, May 07, 2020

Galway has a new world record holder in rower Aifric Keogh, who claimed the fastest marathon distance at the weekend.

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Athenry golfers call on Ireland to fly the flag

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Athenry golfers are raising the flag of Ireland in defiance of Covid-19 and in solidarity with the people of Ireland, and are calling on all sports club in Ireland to follow suit.

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Sporting memories - 2010

Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Time flies. It is 11 years since Galway opted to play in the Leinster Championship, initially on a trial basis of three years. A big leap for Galway hurling at the time, which had been resisted by many, it is now an accepted system for Galway. It has not been all plain sailing, such as the lack of home games, request for equal financial status and representation on the Leinster Council, but on the field Galway has contested seven finals and won the title final three times. The 2018 Leinster round-robin game between Galway and Kilkenny at Pearse Stadium in Salthill was Galway’s first home Leinster Championship match. It was the first provincial championship game, excluding the Connacht championship, to take place in County Galway since 1965.

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Best sports documentaries to watch

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

“It is always difficult to explain the point of sport to those who do not like it. Non-aficionados will never be persuaded to take pleasure from ball skill or pace. But the level at which sport can be understood by anyone is as a story: as a narrative which must build to a decisive climax and in which character is revealed through actions.”

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Plenty on the line when Galway host Mayo in league clash

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

There is much at stake for Sunday’s protagonists Galway and Mayo who clash in Pearse Stadium (2pm) in round six of the Allianz Football League.

A win for Galway will see them almost guaranteed a league final berth, should results in other games go in their favour. Meanwhile, Mayo’s division one status hangs in the balance following a worrying run of form which sees them with only three points from their opening five fixtures.

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Hurlers secure quarter-final meeting with Wexford after strong second half

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Fourth-quarter goals by Conor Whelan and Cathal Mannion helped a resurgent Galway overturn an eight-point first half deficit to end Tipperary’s involvement in the National League in front of a crowd of 5,750 enthralled spectators on yet another horrible afternoon weather-wise for sport in the west.

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United under pressure to deliver a home win

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

It might be early in the SSE Airtricity League First Division season, but there is no disguising the importance of tomorrow evening’s tussle when Alan Murphy’s Galway United host Cabinteely at Eamonn Deacy Park (7.45pm).

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Leonard goal put Rabbitt's ladies top

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Galway Ladies have gone top of the division one table thanks to a facile 1-12 to 0-4 win over Tipperary, and Cork’s surprise loss to Donegal at the weekend.

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Galway U20 footballers to face Cork after destroying the Rossies

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

The Galway U20 footballers, under the guidance of An Spideál native Dónál Ó Fatharta, retained their Connacht U20 championship title last Saturday in Tuam Stadium with a resounding defeat of an extremely disappointing Roscommon side.

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Heartbreak for Pres Athenry girls

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

There was heartbreak for the girls from Presentation Athenry when an injury-time goal ensured Loreto College Kilkenny snatched victory in the Tesco All-Ireland Post Primary Schools’ Junior A Camogie final at St Rynagh’s in Banagher.

Heroine Caoimhe Keher Murtagh finished with 3-1 to her credit, but it was the match winner that put Loreto ahead for the first time in the game, having fallen behind to a goal after just 25 seconds from Olwen Rabbitte.

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