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The Galway county hurling final has been called off this Sunday due to the fact that Mullagh GAA club is possibly going to appeal to the DRA about their game with Loughrea being fixed at a fixtures committee when the man who chaired that meeting was suspended at the time the fixture was made. They lost their county semi-final to Loughrea by a point, and as we all know there were some sickening scenes after the game with supporters and some players keen to have a cut off the referee.
If the docklands and the proposals to turn it into a major port and harbour area are subjected to an area development plan, the proposal will go the way of the Ardaun - a noble plan the city is still waiting to see become a reality.
Galway athletes took full advantage of the favourable conditions at the Athletics Ireland West Region Cross Country Championships for juvenile athletes aged under 11 to under 19 years. Hosted by Tuam Athletic Club, the championships saw a host of impressive performances from Connacht athletes. Individual titles were won by Liam Costello of Galway City Harriers in the u-11 boys, Annie Tynan Daly of Ballinasloe & District in the u-13 girls, Alanna Lally of GCH in the u-15 girls, and the Brassil sisters of Ballinasloe, Sive and Maeve, in the u17 and u-19 girls’ competitions respectively.
Corofin reached another Connacht senior football final with an impressive and professional victory over Glencar/Manorhamilton last Sunday in Tuam Stadium on a score-line of 2-13 to 0-9.
For those of you who did not know, Ballinasloe GAA club has one of the most prolific and proud histories of any GAA club in the country. The St Grellan’s football club have won 17 Galway county senior titles and are only behind Tuam Stars with 24, on the Galway roll of honour.
City centre residents may not have been hit by the floods, nonetheless The Skeff holds its rural patrons dearly, and is holding a fundraising event for those in the flood affected areas. Manager Andrew Phillips explains: “Many of our loyal customers are from towns and villages across Galway county. We really wanted to offer our support and let the people of Galway county know that their Skeff staff have not forgotten them.”