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St Michael’s back in the big time

Last Monday morning I had to drive to Dublin for an early appointment in the “Big Smoke”. At just after 5am I passed the St Michael’s local hostelry in Bushy Park in Galway city.

Corofin want to succeed in Connacht

Last gasp defeats can have a shuddering impact on a club. Back in November, 2006 at Dr Hyde Park, Corofin were on the verge of annexing Connacht title number five. Victory was within the Galway team's grasp, they had absorbed punishment from St Brigid’s, but Corofin were still standing. So when the knock out blow arrived three minutes into stoppage time the devastation was palpable. The languid Karol Mannion lashed as sweet a shot as he will ever drill, rippling the net to fracture Corofin hearts. They still haven’t been fully mended, but the restoration process has been assisted by Corofin’s Galway SFC success.

Gradual improvement continues for Corofin

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"A great feeling to be back on top of Connacht", was how captain Kieran Fitzgerald described leading Corofin to their fourth Connacht Club SFC title.

Knockmore head into the big time

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Following on from Carnacon’s success in last weekend’s senior club final, Mayo are looking to pick up their second All Ireland club title in the space of seven days in the ladies’ game. This time it will be the pride of Mayo who will be looking to take home the honours when Knockmore take on Clare and Munster champions Kilmichil in Tuam Stadium at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday November 29). The Knockmore ladies who claimed their first adult county championship in over 30 years this year when they defeated Westport in the final, have had some tough battles along the way to the this stage, where 60 minutes stand between them and destiny. The Mayo championship saw them see off Tourmakeady and St Brigids before the final against Westport, a game that saw them turn around a half time deficit to claim the championship.

Important year in store for Mervue

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Making decisions can be difficult. Since their stirring play/off success at Station Road over Kildare County when Mervue United performed diligently there have been debate and conferences. Now it appears a place in the Eircom League proper will be accepted as Mervue seek a licence. Is it the correct route to take? A provocative question indeed.

Corofin retain League title

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Corofin 2-12

Galway’s youngsters will find Leitrim a stern challenge

At the outset of 2008 as Galway football entered a decisive new chapter, the Connacht FBD League was utilised intelligently. Liam Sammon's approach saw Galway embrace the challenges with the required passion and zeal to book the considerable bounty of a trip to New York that awaits the winners.

Galway youngsters get last chance to shine before NFL opener

It is the January final everybody craved considering Galway and Roscommon have shown a keen interest in the 2009 Connacht FBD League.

Galway can expect robust challenge in league opener

A crucial NFL campaign is imminent, and Galway's opener on Sunday at Mullingar with Westmeath is significant.

Sunday showdown for students

One side has not won it since 1981, the other came out of a 60 plus year slumber to pick pocket two in a row in 1996 and 1997 but have not been able to get back to the summit in the 12 years since, one of those facts will become history on Sunday. The meeting of St Gerald’s, Castleba,r and St Colman’s, Claremorris, in the Connacht Colleges A final in Flanagan Park this Sunday will pit the best two sides in Mayo in battle for the Aonghus Murphy Cup at 3pm, with Roscommon’s Declan Hunt taking care of duties in the middle of the field.


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