University of Galway crowned 2024 Purcell Cup champions

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

University of Galway are set to return to top-flight camogie for third level education in 2025 after being crowned the 2024 Purcell Cup champions.

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Galway put Clare to the sword in Very Camogie League

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

The Galway Intermediate Camogie team bounced back from defeat against Cork as they overcame Clare by eleven points in Inagh on Saturday. Three first half goals in the space of four minutes was key to success.

It was Clare who started the brightest with two Aisling Cooney frees. Chloe Broderick replied with Galway’s opening score in the tenth minute. Then three goals from the sticks of Mairead Dillion, Aoife Kelly and Katie Donohue between the 14th and 18th minutes really laid the marker for the Galway side's victory as they earned an eight point lead.

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Relegation battle looms for Maigh Cuilinn after Griffith College loss

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

On the week where Maigh Cuilinn native James Connaire was called up to the Irish Senior Men’s squad, his team were unable to overcome a polished Griffith College Éanna outfit who left Galway with a well deserved 65 to 90 road win.

After a back and forth initial two and a half quarters, the visitors from Dublin exploded late in the third quarter. They would push on after that to truly blow out a Maigh Cuilinn side that now faces three final games this season to save themselves from relegation.

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Galwegians RFC honours club legend

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Galwegians Rugby Club has honoured one of its own living legends, Mick Casserly, at a special function on Saturday.

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Injury woes continue as Galway taste first League win

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Galway continued their recent dominance over Tyrone with a deserved win in Omagh last Sunday. Despite just winning by 1 point, 1-10 to 0-12 Galway were certainly the better and more composed team in the second half. Following a slip pass from league debutant Rory Cunningham, Cathal Sweeney's fine strike proved to be the decisive score of the game.

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‘Big boots to fill’ for new Galway skipper Róisín Black

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

For the past four years, Róisín Black has been a teacher at Scoil Mhuire, the same primary school she attended in her home town of Oranmore.

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Disappointment for United on Premier Division return

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Galway United’s return to the Premier Division had loomed large in the collective imagination for fans but it was not a night that will live long in the collective memory. Despite a spirited performance, the air of anti-climax was hard to dispel.

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Key players' return boosts Connacht before Cardiff crunch

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Connacht's preparations for a return to the URC took a positive slant this week with the news that a host of players will make their return from injury. The news comes ahead of their away fixture against Cardiff this Saturday in the Cardiff Arms Park.

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Tribesmen hunt Tyrone for first League win

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Galway travel to Tyrone this weekend for round three of the league. Galway's performance two weeks ago against Roscommon was better than the game against Mayo last month. The team will need to raise its standard against the 2021 All-Ireland champions on Sunday.

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Maigh Cuilinn face Griffith College as Superleague winds down

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

The Basketball Ireland Superleague season is rapidly entering its closing phase. The visit of Griffith College Eanna this Sunday to the University of Galway Sports Arena, will be Maigh Cuilinn’s second-last home game of the 2023/2024 campaign.

With so few fixtures left, the importance of positive results grows ever greater. As the Connemara men sit keenly balanced between chasing a playoff spot but still being at risk of relegation, this weekend is a superb chance of a home win.

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Corinthians U20’s wins top of the table clash against Dublin University

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

It was a game that had been anticipated for some time. The battle of the top two teams in the JP Flanagan Leinster U20 League with the result having a major bearing on where the league title would go. Corinthians and Dublin University were the teams coming into this battle, and after eighty minutes of sublime rugby from both sides, it was Corinthians who came out on top by just a single point.

The win was significant for Corinthians because it extended the Galway team’s lead at the top of the Division to nine points with just four games remaining against Buccaneers, St Mary’s College, Greystones and UCD.

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Athenry Juveniles enjoy success at Galway Indoor Championships

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

We had a very successful weekend with an entry of 37 athletes taking home 4 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals.

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Galwegians fall to third League defeat against Enniscorthy

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Enniscorthy dent Galwegians' title ambitions with a 25-20 victory, despite a late surge from the Blues to force a losing bonus point.

A robust second-half performance from the county Wexford side saw them return to form after just one win in their previous four games while Galwegians only picked up their third loss of the season.

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Tipperary take the spoils in Semple Stadium showdown

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Having clawed their way back from significant deficits in both halves, the Galway senior hurlers ran out of steam in the closing minutes of last Sunday’s National League encounter with Tipperary as the hosts ran out five point victors.

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Injury woes for Shefflin's side ahead of trip to Premier county

Thu, Feb 08, 2024

Galway had a routine win in the first round of the Allianz Hurling League over Westmeath last Saturday afternoon in Pearse Stadium. The win was overshadowed however, by the news that Sarsfields forward Kevin Cooney will be out for up to five months after requiring surgery to repair a severe hamstring injury.

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Rossies hold Galway to draw in windy Hyde Park

Thu, Feb 08, 2024

After last week's loss to Mayo, Galway were made to work for a hard-earned draw against Roscommon on Sunday afternoon. The blustery game finished 0-9 a piece with both sides’ failing to score during the last 14 minutes of the game.

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Egan harries the field

Thu, Feb 08, 2024

Galway City Harriers’ Andrew Egan ran up a superb tally at the AAI National Indoor League finals in Athlone last weekend.

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United host Wexford in final pre-season game before Premier Division opener

Thu, Feb 08, 2024

After a busy pre-season, Galway United are in the final week of preparations for the Premier Division. They will complete their series of friendlies this Saturday when they entertain Wexford FC in Eamonn Deacy Park (Kick-Off 7pm).

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Maigh Cuilinn seek Superleague scalp at home to Neptune

Thu, Feb 08, 2024

The rugged beauty of Leitir Móir awaits the most storied club in Irish basketball when perennial powerhouse Neptune of Cork take to the Spórtlann Mhichael Mhóir court against Maigh Cuilinn in the latest round of Superleague action.

A growing Na Gael club based in Leitir Móir doing a huge amount of work and tapping into a rich if under-heralded basketball history in west Connemara, is at the heart of Maigh Cuilinn’s recent forays to the venue for a Superleague game.

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Corrib Oil Galway International Rally a great success as Keith Cronin and Mikie Galvin take top spot

Thu, Feb 08, 2024

Keith Cronin & Mikie Galvin were the impressive winners of the 2024 Corrib Oil Galway International Rally when they had 38.1 seconds to spare over Callum Devine & Noel O’Sullivan in their VW Polo R5.

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