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Footballers beat Derry to set up clash with Donegal at Croker

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The Galway footballers produced a solid workmanlike performance in horrible conditions at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening to deservedly beat Derry by 1-11 to 0-8 in Round 3B of the qualifiers. 

Mayo should complete historic five in a row on Sunday

An acquaintance of mine from Galway and his wife took a few nights away in lovely Westport last February to celebrate Valentine's Day. When he had a few jars taken one evening he went talking football with an older man in his sixties in a local tavern and proceeded to start slagging him about Mayo's defeats in All-Ireland finals since 1989.

Galway can beat Derry with spirit and support

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The reward for Galway's hard-fought three-point victory over Armagh (1-12 to 0-12) on Sunday at the Athletic Grounds is a home tie with Derry this Saturday evening (5pm) at Pearse Stadium. 

With nips in the air and a spring in our step

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There’s an auld Irish saying that me great granny used to say as she chewed a sod of turf on the days the baccy ran out, spitting it out across a room and nearly taking the head off the cat sat dozing on the range. “  And as the cat ran yelping around the room and headfirst into the fire, she’d gawk at me and say “Geraldine…” (She always called me Geraldine) “Níl an samhradh tagtha go dtí go n-eitlíonn pearóid ilsineach os cionn na feirme i mí Iúil” And as I’d rush to the focloir to make out what the focloir she was saying to me, I saw what her line meant “

Mayo should complete historic five in a row on Sunday

An acquaintance of mine from Galway and his wife took a few nights away in lovely Westport last February to celebrate Valentine’s. 

Warriors on the verge of league breakthrough

Galway Warriors, the province's sole representatives in the Irish American Football League are in a race to finish runners-up in IAFL2 conference.

United head to Limerick targeting three points 

While Tuesday's absorbing SSE Airtricity League encounter with Dundalk eventually ended in a 4-2 defeat for Galway United, Tommy Dunne's side will be hoping to register a positive result when visiting the Markets Field on Saturday for a clash with bottom-of-the-table Limerick FC.

Footballers drawn with Armagh away

The Galway footballers have been drawn away to Armagh next weekend, July 11/12, in round two of the All-Ireland football qualifiers.

Mayo ready and raring to go

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When Noel Connelly used to come face to face with Kevin Walsh in the white-heat of championship action in their playing days, Tuam Stadium was the battle ground. Next Sunday they'll renew their rivalry in Salthill. But Mayo's old torture chamber of Tuam Stadium is where Connelly has his fondest memory of getting one over on Galway. "I suppose the one that's more special for me is the Tuam one in 1997, when the hoodoo was there for so many years and there was so much talk of it. Back then going to Tuam and winning it was like nearly winning the championship outright. To get that winning feeling in Tuam after all the talk and stuff, that was special," Connelly said this week, when asked about his own playing memories against the Tribesmen.

SOAK - Derry songwriter to play Róisín Dubh

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SOAK, THE Derry singer-songwriter whose music has been called "a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking," by The Guardian, and as having "snippets of Cat Power and the delicacy of Lykke Li" by the Noisey blog, is coming to Galway.

 

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