The 2016 Collingwood Cup begins in Cork on Tuesday afternoon with NUI Galway out to win the competition for the first time since 1999.The Last time Nui Galway reached the final was in 2014 when beaten 2-1 in the final by NUI Maynooth.FIXTURESTUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 (2.0)Irish Universities Collingwood Cup(Round One)UCD v Royal College of Surgeons, UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen (2.30)NUI Galway v Queens University Belfast, UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen (2.30)Ulster University v Maynooth University, UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen (2.30). WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24 (2.0)Irish Universities Collingwood Cup(Quarter Finals)(A) UCD/Royal College of Surgeons v NUI Galway/Queens University Belfast, UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen (2.30(B) Ulster University/Maynooth University v UCC, The Mardyke (2.30)(C) University of Limerick v Mary Immaculate College, UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen (2.30)(D) DCU v Trinity College Dublin, UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen (2.30).THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25 (2.30)Irish Universities Collingwood Cup(Semi Finals)Winner Quarter Final A v Winner Quarter Final BWinner Quarter Final C v Winner Quarter Final DBoth games at UCC Sports Ground The Farm, Curaheen. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 (4.0)Irish Universities Collingwood Cup(Final)The Mardyke. The NUI Galway Team beaten in the 2014 Final by NUI Maynoothprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Tuesday selections (with current morning odds):5.15 PENHILL 9/25.45 BRIAR HILL 11/8; TOCORORO 4/16.15 EZIYRA 8/13; MAGENS MOON 10/1; POCKET FULL OF DREAMS 10/16.50 SIKANDARABAD 8/11; SAAFARR 13/87.20 HASSANOUR (NAP) 7/17.50 COULD SHOULD WOULD 8/1; CHESTNUT FIRE 10/18.20 ARTFUL ARTIST 3/1; HEAD TURNER 20/1; AUTOMATED 7/1print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap (7.20) is the highlight on day two of the Galway summer festival and Dermot Weld, bidding to win the race for the first time since Stunning View in 2011, has two top chances with Ashraf and Karalara. The Colm Quinn BMW Novice Hurdle (5.15) gets Tuesday’s card off to a terrific start and the Joseph O’Brien-trained Oathkeeper is chasing a hat-trick of wins under Mark Walsh. Looking ahead to the action in association with the Racing Post is George McDonagh… Audio Playerhttps://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/sports.podcast/Galway+Day+Two+Preview.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Emer Flaherty is the Galway Captain this year. Galway face Mayo in the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Final on Sunday afternoon in McHale Park. (Throw in – 4.30pm) She Spoke To Darren KellyAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/EMER%20FLAHERTY%20PRE%20MAYO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.There will be regular updates from McHale Park on Sunday Afternoon from 4.30pm with Darren Kelly.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Here is another chance to hear the commentary of that extraordinary final. Presented by John Mulligan, Commentary by Sean Walsh, Conor Hayes, Niall Canavan and Liam Hodgins.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/All-Ireland%20Senior%20Hurling%20Final%202017.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway won their fifth All-Ireland Senior Hurling Title at Croke Park with Captain David Burke emulating the achievements of Mick Kenny (1923), Joe Connolly (1980) and Conor Hayes (1987 and 1988) in lifting the Liam McCarthy Cup. Scorers for Galway: Joe Canning 0-10, 6 f, 1 sideline; David Burke 0-04; Conor Cooney 0-03, Joseph Cooney, Cathal Mannion, Niall Burke, Jason Flynn 0-02 each, Johnny Coen, Conor Whelan 0-01 each.Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-11, 8f; Kevin Moran 1-01, Kieran Bennett 1-00, Jamie Barron 0-02; Michael Walsh, Brian O’Halloran, Tommy Ryan 0-01.Galway: Colm Callanan, Daithi Burke, Adrian Tuohy, John Hanbury; Padraig Mannion, Gearóid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Joseph Cooney, Cathal Mannion, Joe Canning; Conor Whelan, Jonathan Glynn, Conor Cooney.Subs: Niall Burke for Glynn 42 mins; Jason Flynn for Cathal Mannion 54 mins; Shane Maloney for David Burke 68 mins.Waterford: Stephen O’Keeffe; Noel Connors, Barry Coughlan, Shane Fives; Philip Mahony, Kieran Bennett, Darragh Fives; Kevin Moran, Jamie Barron; Jake Dillon, Austin Gleeson, Pauric Mahony; Shane Bennett, Michael Walsh, Darragh Fives.Subs: Maurice Shanahan for Shane Bennett 22 mins; Brian O’Halloran for Dillon 48 mins; Tommy Ryan for Walsh 55 mins; Colin Dunford for Barron 64 mins; Patrick Curran for Kieran Bennett 64 mins.Referee: Feargal Horgan (Tipperary)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
60+6′ Paul Donnellan get a final point. Corofin 2-14 Mountbellew.Moylough 0-1060+4′ Dylan Wall adds another.60+1′ Ian Burke stretches the lead. Corofin 2-13 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-9There will be FIVE minutes of added time!53′ Paul Donnellan adds the the M/M total. Corofin 2-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-951′ Barry McHugh scores a point. Corofin 2-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-850′ Gary Sice curls a lovely point from play. Corofin 2-12 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-748′ Galway Hurling hero Daithi Burke comes on as a sub for Kieran Molloy47′ Martin Farragher kicks a point. Corofin 2-11 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-747′ RED CARD for Joe Bergin40′ Eoin Finnerty points for M/M Corofin 2-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-739′ GOAL Corofin again. This time Martin Farragher finishes the move. Corofin 2-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-538′ Joe Bergin gets a point back37′ GOAL Corofin…….Conor Cunningham. Corofin 1-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-436′ Yet another free…Gary Sice makes no mistake. Corofin 0-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-434′ Ger Donoghue comes in for Stephen Boyle for M/M.32′ Jason Leonard opens the scoring for part 2. Corofin 0-9 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-4SECOND HALF Underway.Corofin will have 14 men after Cathal Silke’s red card.Mountbellew/Moylough will have wind advantage in the second half30+4 There goes the half time whistle…..Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-430+1 RED CARD! for Cathal Silke for an off the ball incident……Big Call! Corofin down to 14There will be three minutes of added time28′ Barry McHugh points the free from 47 metres. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-427′ Yellow Card for Michael Lundy26′ This time Dylan Wall gets his first point. Corofin 0-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-325′ Jason Leonard responds. Corofin 0-7 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-324′ Barry McHugh keeps M/M in touch with a free. Corofin 0-6 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-321′ Ronan Steede points from out the field. Corofin 0-6 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-217′ Jason Leonard points another free. Corofin 0-5 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-213′ Free for M/M….Barry McHugh slots it over. Corofin 0-4 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-211′ Barry McHugh opens the Mountbellew/Moylough account. Corofin 0-4 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-19′ Another free for Corofin. Jason Leonard pops it over. Corofin 0-4 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-05′ Free in for Corofin….could have been a penalty..Gary Sice points it. Corofin 0-3 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-02′ Michael Farragher kicks another. Corofin 0-2 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-02 Mins: First blood to Corofin…Ronan Steede kicks a point. Corofin 0-1 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-0GAME ON!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email FULL TIME: Corofin 2-14 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-10 – five in a row for Corofin Welcome to our Sunday Sport Match Tracker of the County Senior Football Final, Corofin V Mountbellew/Moylough, Tuam Stadium 4pm
Snooker fans in the city and county are in for a treat on June 7th as two of the greats to play the game in Steve Davis and Ken Doherty will play an exhibition in the Black Box theatre with the event getting underway at 7pm. Both players have won multiple titles between with Davis a winner of the World Championship on six occasions and Doherty, who won both the world Amateur and Professional championship. They spoke to John MulliganAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/STEVE%20DAVIS%20AND%20KEN%20DOHERTY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Tickets are €25 with a limited number of €40 VIP tickets available from https://tht.ie/print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There will also be a chance for a couple of lucky audience members to play a frame against Davis and Doherty on the night.
Galway’s Robert and Lesley Pullen are to receive a Welfare Award at theNational Greyhound Racing Awards later this month, in recognition of their workwith retired greyhounds. The Pullens, based in Loughrea, Co. Galway, have rehomed a number of retired greyhounds from the IrishRetired Greyhound Trust (IRGT) over the last number of years through BrigidFrank, also based in Loughrea. They are currently fosters to a number ofretired greyhounds which are being rehomed through the IRGT. Also receiving Welfare Awards will be Patricia Tobin (Kilfeacle, Co.Tipperary) and Bridget Murphy (Ovens, Co. Cork).The ‘Special Merit’ award will be jointly presented to BobShanahan and Tim Keane, regular attendees at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. Bobhas been a director of the stadium and a member of the local Advisory Council,as well as part of a number of syndicates, while Tim, also a member of theAdvisory Council, is a former chairman of the Irish Greyhound Owners andBreeders Federation and has owned greyhounds for nearly 50 years.2018 Irish Greyhound Derby winner Ballyanne Sim is nominated for ‘Dogof the Year’, along with the Patrick Guilfoyle-trained Cabra Hurricane,winner of the Night of Stars 525 race, and Slippy Cian, trained by GrahamHolland and owned by Limerick’s Full House Syndicate.The ‘Hall of Fame’ award will be presented to Waterford’s GerryKiely.Gerard Dollard, CEO of the Irish Greyhound Board, commented: “TheNational Greyhound Racing Awards are a fitting way to showcase the very bestthat our sport has to offer, in both canine and human form. I wish tocongratulate all nominees for their achievements. The high standard of qualityacross all categories is evidence of the commitment and passion that existswithin the Irish greyhound sector.”The winners of the awards will be revealed at a special ceremony in theKillashee House Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare, on Sunday, March 24.Tickets are €40 per person for adults and €15 per person for childrenand are now on sale on www.igb.ie Full list of nominees for the 2018 National Greyhound Racing Awards:Dog of the YearBallyanne SimCabra Hurricane Slippy Cian Bitch of The YearBallymac ArmintaJaytee Jordan VancouverSprinter of the YearArdnasool Jet Broadstrand KiwiRossbirr RangerStayer of the YearAre Nagini Ballykett BeautyJavielenkoBrood Bitch of the YearBallydoyle HoneyGlobal LibertySizzling SarahStud Dog of the YearDroopys JetKinloch BraeLaughill BlakeFuture StarBallymac Anton Killer BeeSliabh LiagSpecial Merit AwardsBob ShanahanTim KeaneGerry KielyWelfare AwardsBridget MurphyPatricia TobinLesley and Robert Pullenprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
This afternoon saw players from the five countiesplaying in the 2019 Joe McDonagh competition come together to help raise theprofile of the competition, its heritage and its players. Representatives fromeach of the competing counties also hosted a hurling skills session with U14’sand U16’s teams from McDonagh’s club Ballinderreen.The Joe McDonagh Cup is named in honour of theformer Galway hurler, Joe McDonagh. McDonagh also served as President of theGAA from 1997 to 2000. In 2005, the Irish Independent named him amongst itssubstitutes in its list of “The Men Who Changed the Face of GalwayHurling”. One of the most iconic moments associated with McDonagh is hisrendition of ‘The West’s Awake’ from the Hogan Stand in Croke Park afterwinning the All Ireland Hurling Final with Galway in 1980.The event was held in Ballinderreen, the home clubof Joe McDonagh and his some of his family members and team mates were inattendance. The event aimed to tie the history and culture of the competitionto the players who are competing in it today. Ballinderreen GAA Chairman, MattieLarkin hosted the group on the day and welcomed songs from Mike Burke and aperformance from Abbeyknockmoy Scór na nÓg Champions.Niall Canavan was there and he spoke to Galway hurling legend and team mate of Joe’s, Noel LaneSpeaking about the event Paul Flynn, CEO at the GPAsaid, “The GPA have three main pillars player welfare, player development andplayer representation. Under representation promoting our players and our gamesis of the upmost importance to us. We are delighted to be working with theteams competing in the Joe McDonagh cup to promote this exciting competition.To have the cup back in Joe’s home club is really special and we look forwardto the kick off of the competition this summer.”Paul Flynn the spoke to Niall CanavanMikey Boyle of Kerry Hurling said, “The Joe McDonagh competition is an exciting competitive competition, it means a lot to me as a player and we pay against teams on the same level, knowing that on any given day the game could be won by either team.”This is the final event of a Roadshow in the lead upto the official launch of the Joe McDonagh, Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard andLory Meagher Cup Competitions. The Roadshow saw each of the cups making theirfirst ever visit to their name sake club locations along with therepresentatives from each team competing in that tier.The first games of the Joe McDonagh competition kickoff with Antrim against Kerry and Offaly against Laois on Saturday 11th May.The national launch of the Joe McDonagh, Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cup Competitions will take place on Thursday 9th May in Croke Park.Peg McDonagh, wife of the late Joe McDonagh, in attendance during the Joe McDonagh Competition promotion at Ballinderreen GAA Club which was the club of Joe McDonagh in Ballinderreen, Co Galway. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfileprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) continues a Roadshowto promote the Lory Meagher, Nicky Rackard, Christy Ring and Joe McDonagh Cups andCompetitions, this time visiting Ballinderreen GAA – the home club of JoeMcDonagh. 2019 is the second year of the Joe McDonagh Cup, with Carlow takinghome the silverware in its inaugural year. In attendance, from left, Eoghan Cahill of Offaly, Mikey Boyle of Kerry, Neil McManus of Antrim, Paddy Purcell of Laois and Aonghus Clarke of Westmeath during the Joe McDonagh Competition promotion at Ballinderreen GAA Club which was the club of Joe McDonagh in Ballinderreen, Co Galway. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Following on from Carlow’s success in 2018, thisyear Antrim, Kerry, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath will compete for a covetedplace in the final in Croke Park and the ultimate prize of promotion to theLiam McCarthy Cup in 2020. The game will precede the 2020 Leinster Final.
Saturday4th January 2020 Basketball Ireland Men’sSuper League: Abbey Seals Dublin Lions v Griffith College Templeogue, ColaisteBride, 17:30; Belfast Star v Pyrobel Killester, De La Salle, 18:30; DCU Saints v Moycullen, St Vincent’s SS-Glasnevin, 19:00; UCD Marian v Coughlan CandS Neptune, UCD, 19:00; Garveys Tralee Warriors v DBS Eanna, Tralee Sports Complex, 19:30; Maree v Keane’s Supervalu Killorglin, Calasanctius College, 20:00; Basketball Ireland Women’sSuper League: Maree v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, Calasanctius College-Galway, 17:00; Marble City Hawks v DCU Mercy, O Loughlins GAA, 17:00;Fr Mathews v Maxol WIT Wildcats, Fr Mathews Arena, 17:00; Pyrobel Killester v Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics, IWA Clontarf,19:00; Basketball Ireland Women’sDivision One: Trinity Meteors v Phoenix Rockets, Trinity, 16:00; NUIG Mystics v Fabplus North West, Ballinfoyle CC, 16:30; UL Huskies v Tipperary Knights, UL Arena-Limerick, 17:00; Ulster University v Portlaoise Panthers, UUJ, 17:00; Swords Thunder v Team Tom McCarthy’s St Marys, ALSAA-Dublin, 19:00 The Basketball Ireland Superleague action continues on Saturday with the Maree women’s team hosting Brunell in Calasanctius College at 5 o’clock, followed by the Men’s team against Killorglin at 8pm at the same venue. Also on Saturday in the Men’s Superleague Moycullen are in Dublin to play DCU Saints, while NUIG Mystics host Fabplus North West on Saturday in Ballinfoyle Community Centre in the Women’s Division One. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Former Ireland and Lions Rugby Captain Ciaran Fitzgerald joined Gerry and George on Over the Line last night for an in-depth chat about his life and career, from playing minor hurling with Galway and schools rugby in Garbally to winning Triple Crowns with Ireland in the 80s….. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email