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Corofin and Milltown have been drawn to face each other in one of the upcoming county football semi-finals, while in the other semi-final, Barna will face St Michael’s in a novel pairing after both sides had impressive victories over Caherlistrane and Annaghdown respectively last weekend.
By Ray Silke
Galway are hot favourites next Saturday to beat Sligo in Markievicz Park (7pm) in the Connacht semi-final, but why are so many people speaking so confidently about Galway's chances this weekend?
Current All-Ireland club hurling champions St Thomas and three-times winners Portumna renew acquaintances on Saturday (3.45pm) at Kenny Park in the replay of last Sunday's county semi-final. It finished Portumna 0-22 to 1-19 for a fortunate St Thomas outfit.
More than 250 people from community and voluntary groups from all around County Galway were honoured at the County Mayors Awards Ceremony last weekin the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity around County Galway. Eleven awards were up for grabs after a public call for nominations was made back in September.
Joe Bergin’s decision to retire from inter-county football after 13 years playing senior for the county was not a huge surprise.
St James joined Salthill in the Galway Senior Football Championship quarter-finals with a hard earned 1-10 to 0-8 victory over Caltra on Saturday evening in Tuam Stadium.
The Galway intermediate hurling champions Maigh Cuilinn lost out to Robert Emmetts (London) last Sunday in Ruislip by 1-12 to 2-7 in the All-Ireland quarter-final.
It is straight back into action for newly-crowned county champions James Stephens as they face Wexford’s Oulart-the Ballagh in Nowlan Park this Sunday.
The Galway minor footballers will take on a very highly rated Dublin outfit in the All-Ireland semi-final in three weeks’ time at Croke Park, following their 1-9 to 0-9 victory over Cavan last weekend in Longford. Their semi-final is fixed for August 28 and will be followed by the senior semi-final between Donegal and the winners of Tyrone and Dublin.