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Craughwell Juvenile club will be holding a Hurling skills and Puc Fada competition on Sunday the 16th of September @ our training pitches. There will be an U-14 & U-16 competition in the skills and Puc Fada open to all clubs. Starting time will be 1pm, registration from 12.€2 entry fee for Skills, and €2 entry fee for Puc Fada.1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th prizes in the Skills for each age group and 1st and 2nd in Puc Fada.List of Skills below:1. Jab Lift and StrikeThree hurling balls are placed on the 20 metre line, twelve metres...

Kilbeacanty win All-Ireland Sevens Shield

Wednesday 12th September, 2012



Kilbeacanty went one step further this year winning the All IrelandJunior Sevens Shield at St Judes after being defeated in the finallast year. They were very unlucky not to progress form the group tothe cup competition only loosing out on scoring difference toAnnaghdown and considering the level of performance the team showed inthe knockout stages of the Shield they would have being right up thereto win the cup competition if they had qualified. They won 2 out of their four games in the group defeating St Sylvester's and...

Galway clubs win 4 titles in Sevens / Elevens

Monday 10th September, 2012


Galway's club sides made a strong start to the weekend with four of the six All-Ireland Sevens/Elevens titles going to the Tribesmen on Saturday.Well done to Mullagh, Moycullen, Clarinbridge and Kilbeacanty as they all brought titles back home West.In the 40th year of the One Direct All-Ireland Kilmacud Crokes Senior Sevens, it was a real Galway affair as not only were the two teams contesting the final from Galway, but the two beaten semi-finalists were also from over west. In the semi's, Mullagh beat Beagh by 4-10 to 0-7, while Gort...

Interesting piece here to read from the www.gaa.ie website. "Last week, our writers looked ahead to the GAA Hurling All-Ireland final and identified four key issues we predicted would influence the outcome of the game. On the morning after the final, with the benefit of hindsight we now revisit those key areas and analyse where the game was won, lost and, of course, drawn. THE MIDDLE THIRD As predicted, the middle third of the field was as choked up with traffic as any game we have seen this year. For most of the first half, Galway...

GAA confirm ticket price reduction for replay

Monday 10th September, 2012


The GAA is happy to confirm the following ticket reductions for the 2012 GAA Hurling final replay between Galway and Kilkenny at Croke Park on September 30; Stand €50 (down from €80) and Terrace €25 (down from €40). The GAA will also make available children's tickets costing €10 in the usual designated areas within the stadium and expect to sell in excess of 5,000 of these tickets. The Association can also confirm that the replay date for the hurling final was part of its fixtures master-plan that was...

Match tracker - the story of the Final

Monday 10th September, 2012


After yesterday's exhilarating All-Ireland Final drawn match with Kilkenny, its time now to relax and reflect on Galway game against the 2011 All-Ireland champions. To help you remember the match we are including here the www.hoganstand.com Match Tracker as it went live yesterday afternoon.(Note: scroll down to the end of this page and work you way up to re-live all the action and drama, minute by minute of yesterdays great occasion.)17:08 That's all from me on an action-packed day when nothing was decided. Good luck!17:08 So both...

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final: Galway 2-13 Kilkenny 0-19 Galway and Kilkenny will have to meet again on Sunday, September 30 - the first All-Ireland hurling final replay since 1959 - after Joe Canning's 73rd minute free salvaged a draw for the Tribesmen in a dramatic final at Croke Park. Canning forced a replay with what was effectively the last puck of a remarkable game, the Portumna man showing huge composure to add his ninth point of the day to an early goal, after Davy Glennon was fouled just under the Hogan...

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2012Sunday 9th September in Croke Park, 3:30pmGalway v KilkennyBe there and make the difference.

Kilkenny team for tomorrow's final

Saturday 08th September, 2012


Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has made one change to his team for Sunday's GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship final against Galway. Richie Hogan, who missed the semi-final win over Tipperary through suspension, has been drafted into midfield in place of the injured Michael Rice. Rice sustained a nasty hand injury in the first half of the 4-24 to 1-15 defeat of Tipperary, and was replaced in that game by Cillian Buckley. Cody, however, has opted to bring Richie Hogan, normally a forward, back into the side to partner...

Galway team announced for Sunday's Final

Friday 07th September, 2012


The Galway team selected to play Kilkenny in this Sunday's All-Ireland Hurling Final is as follows:1. James Skehill (Cappataggle)2. Johnny Coen (Loughrea)3. Kevin Hynes (Sarsfields)4. Fergal Moore (Turloughmore) Captain5. Niall Donoghue (Kilbeacanty)6. Tony Og Regan (Rahoon-Newcastle)7. David Collins (Liam Mellows)8. Iarlaith Tannian (Ardrahan)9. Andy Smith (Portumna)10. David Burke (St. Thomas)11. Niall Burke (Oranmoe-Maree)12. Cyril Donnellan (Padraig Pearses)13. Damien Hayes (Portumna)14. Joe Canning...

Don't miss Galway Bay FM this evening!

Friday 07th September, 2012


Live from Turloughmore this evening 6-9pm."On Friday evening our All-Ireland Final Preview programme will be broadcast live from the Turloughmore Centre from 6pm-9pm in the company of Gerry Murphy, Ollie Turner, Sean Walsh, John Mulligan, Niall Canavan and a host of special guests. The first hour will focus on the views from the Galway & Kilkenny camps, while between 7 & 9pm we will have an in-depth look ahead to Sunday's big game in the company of some famous hurling names from the past and present, as well as a good...

Previews of All-Ireland Finals on Sunday

Friday 07th September, 2012


From www.gaa.ieThe biggest day on the hurling calendar is coming up on Sunday at Croke Park, with the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship finals taking place. The country will come to a standstill at 3.30pm when Galway take on Kilkenny in the senior final, the fifth time the counties have met in what is one of the greatest showpieces in Irish sport.The two sides met back in July in the Leinster final, with Galway producing one of the great modern performances to stun Kilkenny that day, and win their first ever Leinster title by a...

Watch gaa.ie's "Round the Square"

Friday 07th September, 2012


Watch 'Round the Square now. Watch the latest episode of 'Round the Square as they check in with the Galway and Kilkenny camps ahead of their big clash in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior final on Sunday in Croke Park. Get both managers views on their team's respective preparations while players from both camps including James Skehill, Damian Hayes, Richie Power and Aidan Fogarty give us their thoughts. County Challenge is also back with Joe Canning taking on Jackie Tyrell in the "Buzz Off" challenge. Funny stuff! Get all the...

The 1975 AI Final.....looking back

Friday 07th September, 2012


Our first Final meeting - Galway v Kilkenny in 1975By the Man with the CapGalway have met the Cats plenty of times in senior championship hurling but it took until 1975 when we met for the first time in the All-Ireland Final.Galway hurling had been in a lull during the 1960's after reaching 3 unsuccessful All-Ireland finals in the 50's. Things were now begining to take shape and this 1975 Final was our first in 17 years. Our recent form had shown much promise, with the winning earlier in the year of the NHL, beating championship favourites...

The draw was held last night in Kenny Park with results as follows: First PrizeJosie Armstrong Clarinbridge 2 tickets plus overnight accommodation Second PrizeKaren Costello Sylane 2 ticketsThird PrizeWalter Burke Sylane 2 tickets

All-Ireland hurling final special on Seo Spoirt

Thursday 06th September, 2012


This Friday on Seó Spóirt Dara and the panel will be previewing the All-Ireland SHC final between Kilkenny and Galway.Joining Dara on the couch this week will be Donal O'Grady and Cathal Moore.Gemma Ní Chionnaith speaks with former Kilkenny legend Charlie Carter and Galway sharp shooter Damien Hayes to see how each camp are preparing for Sundays big game.New to the show Wexford Hurler Diarmuid Lyng delves into the GAA archive to bring us another great moment from the past. This week he speaks to fellow Wexford Legend George...

Connolly Cunniffe Galway U14 squad news

Wednesday 05th September, 2012


The following players are requested to attend training on Saturday, September 8th at 9 am in Kilconieron. This is in preparation for the Annual Connolly Cunniffe Connacht U14 hurling tournament, which will take place in Padraig Pearses ground, Co. Roscommon on September 22nd. Ronan Murphy Tommy LarkinsEanna Murphy Tommy LarkinsCian Lawless Ahascragh-FohenaghMark Buckley ArdrahanBrian Keary LoughreaEanna Rooney LoughreaIan Connolly CraughwellDylan Morgan CraughwellStephen Fahey Michael CusacksIarla Muldoon...

Legends Tour - Joe Connolly

Wednesday 05th September, 2012


This Saturday will see Galway hurling icon Joe Connolly revisit his most famous day in the maroon jersey, when he takes part in the All-Ireland Legends Tour at Croke Park. Taking place on the eve of Galway's All-Ireland hurling final clash with Kilkenny, Joe will look back on that famous day in 1980, when he captained the Tribesmen to victory on hurling's biggest day, ending a 57-year famine in the process. Click here for information on how to book for Joe's Legends Tour. Here's an exclusive interview GAA.ie conducted with Joe...

All-Ireland Final.........more stats!

Wednesday 05th September, 2012


All you need to know about this years Senior Hurling Championship and more!From the www.hoganstand.com website.WHO WILL TAKE HURLINGS BIG PRIZE?After three successive years of Kilkenny-Tipperary GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Finals, Kilkenny have new opponents in next Sunday's decider when Galway bid to take the title for the first time since 1988. Throw-in at Croke Park will be at 3.30pm and the senior game will be preceded by the Electric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor Final between Dublin and...

RTÉ 2FM Breakfast With Hector – Road to Croker As part of the RTÉ 2FM Breakfast With Hector Road to Croker, Hector & the 2FM team will land in Loughrea on Friday morning the 7th of September & will broadcast the breakfast show live from outside the Loughrea Hotel and Spa from 7am – 9am. Breakfast With Hector invite all Galway supporters to come along and join them on Friday morning for an action packed show celebrating Galway hurling. They will even feed ya - as the first 80 people who arrive will receive a free...

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