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Coming today......Part 1 of an exciting two-part story that simply cannot be missed!Saturday 25th August 2012in Semple Stadium, ThurlesALL-IRELAND UNDER 21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS6:00pm...GALWAY V KILKENNY 4:00PM...CLARE V ANTRIM

Ballygar Hurling Club Notes

Friday 24th August, 2012


Follow all the latest news for Ballygar Hurling on their facebook also.MATCH REPORT - UNDER 16 : CHAMPIONSHIP 23rd Aug. 2012.Ballindereen 2-04 : Ballygar 3-06Congrats to our Under-16 team who overcame a very committed & determined Ballindereen side in Ballindereen yeaterday eve. (Thurs. 23rd Aug.). - With reference to the old cliche "A Game of Two Halves", well this was certainly the case in this instance & probably the best way to sum up this intriguing game!The home side settled straight into the game and raced into a 0-03...

Please note that all kids are requested that they must be wearing a helmet if they wish to part-take in the skills sessions with the Galway Senior Hurlers this evening in Kenny Park.No helmet, no entry.Also, please bring your own hurl and sliotar. See you all there!


There is a Church Gate Collection this coming weekend Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.All proceeds towards the Galway All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final and Camogie training funds.Please support our teams on their quest to All-Ireland glory.(And perhaps a few extra prayers while you are there!)

AI U21 semi-final previews

Friday 24th August, 2012


Saturday, August 25Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling U-21 Championship Semi-FinalGalway v Kilkenny, Semple Stadium, 6pm The second U21 semi-final in Thurles on Saturday features the same counties that will meet in the All-Ireland senior hurling final in a few weeks' time, Galway and Kilkenny. Both sides have serious recent pedigree in the U21 competition. Galway are the reigning champions, having beaten Dublin by 10 points in the final last year. The Tribesmen also won titles in 2007 and 2005, as well as being beaten finalists...

1982: AI U21 Semi...Galway v Kilkenny

Friday 24th August, 2012


By The Man with the CapIn 1982 Galway faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland U21 Hurling semi-final. We had not beaten the Noresiders at this grade ever before, and on top of that our senior hurlers had just suffered, the week before, a heavy defeat in their All-Ireland semi-final.This U21 match was fixed for Mullingar, and those of us who travelled that day were more than rewarded for our loyalty as our lads played with steel and determination to score a narrow win over the Kilkenny outfit.Unfortunately, Galway did not see success in the...

Galway U21 team announced for semi-final

Thursday 23rd August, 2012


The U21 team to face Kilkenny on Saturday at 6pm in Thurles in the All Ireland Semi Final has been announced. The team will line out as follows: Fergal FlanneryBrian FlahertyDaithi BurkeJason GrealishJohnny CoenDarragh BurkeJoseph CooneyPadraig BrehonyTadhg HaranRichie ComminsNiall BurkeJames ReganConor CooneyJonathan GlynnDavy Glennon

Galway's record at Under 21 level against Kilkenny is not exactly shining. Down through the years we have often stumbled when we met them and even came a cropper in years when we felt we had teams to go the whole way.In fact, we have lost more times to Kilkenny at Under 21 Championship semi-finals or finals than any other county.This Saturday we meet them again in the All-Ireland semi-final in what will be the two counties 16th meeting. Let's hope it will be a 'sweet' sixteen for the boys in Maroon and white!Our first ever meeting at U21 level...

The officials for the Galway v Kilkenny Senior GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship finals have been confirmed and are as follows: 09.09.2012 (Sun)GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship FinalPáirc an Chrócaigh3.30pm Gaillimh v Cill Chainnigh RTÉ2 Referee: Barry Kelly (An Iarmhí) - St. Oliver Plunketts, MullingarStd By: James McGrath (An Iarmhí)Linesman: Diarmuid Kirwan (Corcaigh)Sideline: Johnny Ryan (Tiobraid Árann) Barry Kelly has been appointed to take charge of his third All...


The quarter-final line-up in this years PIER HEAD BAR & RESTAURANT Minor B1 Hurling Championship should be decided this evening with three matches being played as teams battle for a better position in their respective group tables.Since the quarter-finals are cross-played (1st placed in Group A playing 4th in Group B, and so on) this should make for three lively matches.We already know the eight sides (Padraig Pearses, Sarsfields, Sylane, Kiltormer, Meelick-Eyrecourt, Moycullen, Michael Cusacks, Ballinasloe) in the...

The battle for this years PIER HEAD Minor B Hurling Championship continues this evening as Group A aims to get nearer to a conclusion with the meeting of Ahascragh-Fohenagh and Cois Fharraige.(This years B Championship see two groups of 7 teams each. Therefore each side plays 6 matches, and the top 4 in each group qualify for the quarter-finals. The quarters will see the teams cross play....A1 v B4, etc...)At present we have 6 sides (Oranmore-Maree, Kinvara, Portumna, Mountbellew-Moylough, St. Thomas, Killimor), already...


This Sunday sees the four quarter-finals being played for in the PIER HEAD Minor A Hurling Championship. Galway hurling supporters are being treated to two double headers on Sunday 26th August with first Loughrea hosting two matches, followed by later that evening Kenny Park hosting the remaining two.Sunday 26th August in Loughrea12:00pm.........Gort v Tommie Larkins1.30pm............Athenry v ClarinbridgeSunday 26th August in Athenry4.30pm...........Loughrea v...

The Galway U14 Development Squads will travel to Thurles tomorrow evening, for their final challenge games versus Tipperary, before departing for Waterford on Friday week for the annual Tony Forrestial Tournament. Both games will take place in the pitches beside Semple Stadium at 7pm Pick Up times:4.00pm......Oranmore GAA Pitch4.15pm......Craughwell Hall4.30pm......Loughrea GAA Pitch4.45pm......Gurtymadden5.00pm......Concannons Shop, Killimor5.15pm......Portumna Church Car Park...

Galway U16 Hurling squads news update

Tuesday 21st August, 2012


The following is the schedule for the Galway U16 hurling squads as they approach their national competitions:TRAINING SCHEDULEThursday 23rd - training - mullagh pitch @ 7.00Saturday 25th - A PANEL - clarinbridge pitch 9.00 eamon o shea training clarinbridge gym 10.00 kevin craddock B PANEL - clarinbridge gym 9.00 kevin craddock clarinbridge pitch 10.00 eamon o shea trainingTuesday 28th - carnmore 7.00 training and gear distributionThursday 30th - carnmore 7.00 trainingThe following are the selected 48 players, broken down...

Oranmore Maree GAA will be holding an All Ireland Hurling Draw on the 5th September @ 9:30 in Maree Community Centre, the prizes are as follows1st Prize - 1 Nights Stay at Jury's Hotel Croke Park for 2 People & 2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets2nd Prize - 1 Nights stay at Jury's Hotel Custom House Quay for 2 People & 2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets3rd Prize - 2 All Ireland Tickets4th Prize - Galway Jersey - Sponsored by Gerry McInerney SportsTickets are €5 each or 3 for €10 and are available from the Club executive.These are...

Ballygar Hurling club notes

Tuesday 21st August, 2012



Ballygar Hurling Club are currently running a fund raising draw. To win this impressive prize simply purchase a ticket for 10 euro from any member. First prize: Two All-Ireland Hurling final Premium Tickets and one nights Pre-Match accommodation in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin. Second prize: 200 euro. Third prize : 100 euro.Purchasing a ticket entitles you to become an associate member of Ballygar HC. Associate members can apply to the club and be entered into a draw for All-Ireland Hurling final tickets. UNDER 12 :...

Meet the Galway players - Friday 24th

Tuesday 21st August, 2012



Calling all juvenile hurlers!!!Thanks to Galway team sponsors Supermacs, there is a great opportunity to meet the Galway senior hurling panel 2012 as they prepare for next months All-Ireland showdown against the Cats!Bring the kids along to Kenny Park, Athenry this coming Friday 24th August for a great opportunity to meet the boys in maroon. - This event is open to all juveniles from U6's, U8's, U10's, U12's and U14's.- Registration from 6 - 7 pm- Skills session and autograph signing from 7.30pm- free entry and all welcome!Can we...

The 2012 Bord Gais Energy Under 21 Hurling Championship started off with 17 teams and we are now down to the final four. This Saturday see's the three provincial winners being joined by Galway as they play out the semi-finals in an eagerly anticipated double header in Semple Stadium, Thurles.Galway will have the slight disadvantage as this is just their first outing of the year, while the other 3 semi-finalists will be playing their third championship match each.Galway's opponents on Sunday Kilkenny cruised through their province...

The busy month of August for Galway hurling continues this coming weekend as our u21 Hurlers face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Semi-final.The match forms the second half of an attractive double header in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday 25th August.Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland U21 Hurling Semi-finalsSaturday 25th August, in Semple Stadium, Thurles.4:00pm.......CLARE V ANTRIM6:00pm.......GALWAY V KILKENNY

In what will be a repeat of this years Leinster Final, Galway will now face Kilkenny in next month's All-Ireland Final on September 9th in Croke Park.Here is the www.gaa.ie match report from Kilkenny's hammering of Tipperary in todays semi-final.GAA Hurling All-Ireland Semi-Final: Tipperary 1-15 Kilkenny 4-24 Kilkenny wore all their finery at Croke Park on Sunday as they produced a performance to rival their very best and defeat Tipperary by an incredible 18 points in the All-Ireland semi-final. Remarkably, they outscored...

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