Galway fail to avoid replay despite Mayo captain red-carded

A rip-roaring TG4 Connacht SFC Final gave the Castlebar crowd everything they craved and more when a ferocious Mayo team put Galway to the pin of their collar on Sunday afternoon.

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Tribesmen blitz stuns Leitrim to secure final place

Galway advanced to the Connacht final with a facile win over Leitrim in Tuam.

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Championship exits don’t save money,Galway treasurer claims

There is no saving to be made by county boards from one of their flagship teams exiting the All-Ireland championship as early as mid-June, Galway treasurer Mike Burke has claimed.

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Connacht chief John Prenty favours countdown clock

Connacht Council secretary John Prenty believes the pitch invasion before the end of Sunday’s provincial final may have been prevented if a countdown clock was utilised.

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Donoghue non-committal on Galway future after ‘devastating’ early exit

Micheál Donoghue has another year to run on his management deal with Galway but after this who can say what the future holds.

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Colm Callanan: Bench can drive Galway on like in 2017

After missing all of last year’s championship and this year’s league campaign through injury, Callanan (36) has forced his way back into the first-choice role

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Three changes for Roscommon as teams named for Connacht final

Galway and Roscommon have named their started XVs for Sunday's Connacht SFC final.

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Galway hold out for win in Nowlan Park thriller

It was the first time that the Cats were beaten in the Championship on home soil since 1949.

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Tribesmen in search of a turbo boost

There are some All-Ireland finals that were they played another nine times would produce a myriad of different outcomes.

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Why has Donoghue become the tinkerman?

Following three championship campaigns where the Galway management’s consistency of selection was near impeccable, the county’s hurling team no longer picks itself.

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Decision on Canning so crucial as Galway holding out for a hero

By 9am tomorrow morning, people other than those inside the Galway camp will know if Joe Canning is in line to play in Sunday’s crucial Leinster Round 4 game in Nowlan Park.

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Galway captain Comer to miss Connacht final

The powerful full-forward suffered a fractured ankle while playing a charity soccer match on St Stephen's Day last winter.

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Canning comeback may come just too late

Everyone wants to know at what stage of the All-Ireland series Joe Canning will make his return — but has anyone stopped to consider the growing possibility that Galway might not see beyond Leinster, putting paid to any late-summer running of The Joe Show?

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If Galway don’t win on Sunday, they won’t be winning an All-Ireland

Anthony Daly I was below in Cork the day that Galway played Carlow two weeks ago. It never even entered my head to check the result because I thought it was a foregone conclusion. Yet when I heard Carlow were just three points behind with eight minutes remaining, I honestly wasn’t that surprised.

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Canning’s injury may prove ‘a blessing in disguise’ for Tribesmen, reckons Lane

Noel Lane wants Joe Canning back in the maroon and white as soon as yesterday but the former Galway manager reckons his groin injury could yet be “a blessing in disguise” for the county.

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Galway again expose gaps in Sligo’s blanket defence

A second win in a fortnight, another performance that didn’t reach the heights of 2018 and a nasty injury have given Kevin Walsh plenty to ponder as this win over Sligo qualifies Galway for the Connacht final.

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For Galway summer starts now

Last summer Galway provided us with a 21-point spread against Sligo. Yesterday, a spirited and youthful Sligo team managed to keep the score respectable for the majority of the game.

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Glynn not overawed by transatlantic travels

On a dull rain-soaked afternoon at Gaelic Park last Sunday, one noticeable figure enthusiastically roaming the sidelines for New York’s clash with Mayo was All-Ireland winning Galway hurler Johnny Glynn.

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Canning coy on comeback date

Joe Canning has no problem findings targets.

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Ollie Canning: Joe's injury came at worst possible time

Former Galway captain Ollie Canning has admitted little brother Joe’s groin injury couldn’t have occurred at a worse time.

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Galway skipper Comer hoping to return for Connacht final

Galway football captain Damien Comer, who has not featured for the county this year because of an ankle injury, is hopeful of making his comeback in the Connacht final, should the Tribesmen reach a fourth successive provincial decider.

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Comer set to miss Galway’s Connacht title defence

Galway manager Kevin Walsh believes that the depth developed in the squad during an injury-stricken league campaign will stand to them as they face into the championship without several key players.

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Fears Joe Canning may miss entire Leinster Championship

The 2017 hurler of the year did suffer a dead leg following the collision with Waterford's Kevin Moran in additional time in last Sunday's Division 1 semi-final in Nowlan Park, which saw him stretchered off the field.

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Free-taking responsibility helps laidback Bennett turn a corner

You might be wondering when Pauric Mahony, arguably the best in the business with the exception of Patrick Horgan, will return to free-taking duties for Waterford.

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Star already shining bright in Galway says Cooney

The Galway senior hurlers will be aiming to lean on Kieran ‘Star’ Donaghy’s basketball expertise as much as his experience of big football days, according to forward Conor Cooney.

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‘Fortress Castlebar’ sacked

Saturday night brought further evidence — not that much more was needed — that the balance of power in Connacht football has unmistakably shifted in recent seasons.

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Sammon: Galway now have a psychological effect on Mayo

Six years ago in the run-up to the counties’ Connacht quarter-final, The Mayo News’ Edwin McGreal had the audacity to suggest nine Galway players would improve Mayo.

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Players hope draw with Galway can spark Carlow rising

Carlow hurlers Seamus Murphy and Richard Coady are hopeful Sunday’s league stalemate with 2018 All-Ireland finalists Galway will help grow the game in the county.

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Kyne: Take Dubs out of Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-finals

Galway defender Declan Kyne says more of Dublin’s championship games should be moved out of Croke Park.

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Shane Walsh: Galway 'to keep moving and hopefully it’s the right direction'

There’s part of Shane Walsh that believes Galway were possibly spared last year because they faced Dublin in an All-Ireland semi-final and not the final.

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Galway and Leitrim account for Connacht's spending hike

Connacht counties increased their spending on inter-county team preparations by 8% to €4.88m in 2018, audited figures show.

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Leinster Council won’t budge on Galway board demands

The demands of the Galway County Board for a bigger percentage of gate receipts from their home fixtures in the Leinster SHC will not be acceded to by the Leinster Council when the two parties meet later this month.

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Galway want better deal to ‘keep Leinster going’

Galway GAA officials are hoping to work out a new participating agreement with the Leinster Council for their hurlers continuing to play in the province.

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Galway costs got out of control

Analysis of Galway GAA’s accounts this decade show how much county board executive costs escalated over the years.

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Galway GAA credit card was used to pay for personal expenses

The management committee of the Galway County Board has been criticised for failing to complete an internal finance review midway through 2017 amid ongoing rancour over the finances of the GAA in the county.

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Mattie Murphy: ‘Croke Park have to take some blame’ amid Galway financial controversy

Galway’s six-time All-Ireland minor hurling manager Mattie Murphy believes Croke Park have to take their share of the blame for the financial controversy that has rocked the county.

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Galway finances get timely boost

Galway GAA’s finances this year are expected to make for positive reading, including a considerable jump in gate receipts.

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Galway pay €390k to Croke Park for All-Ireland ticket debt

The Galway County Board has paid €390,000 to Croke Park for debt outstanding on All-Ireland final tickets, club delegates were told at Tuesday’s monthly board meeting.

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Ian Burke aware good times might not last forever for Corofin

Ian Burke knows there is a cohort of Corofin players that have never lost a county championship game — but is constantly reminded about the fallow times.

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Former GAA site to be turned into €20m soccer academy

Galway hurling’s difficulty could be Galway United’s opportunity. The 103-acre site sold by the Galway board, at a loss of almost €2m, is to be turned into a €20m soccer academy.

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Galway SHC: Sparkling win for Cappataggle

Reigning Galway SHC champions Liam Mellows will face Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry in the quarter-finals this year.

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Galway SFC: Annaghdown secure Corofin rematch as Championship down to last four

Damien Comer’s Annaghdown will aim to halt Corofin’s bid for six successive Galway SFC titles when they face off in the semi-finals again.

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Galway SHC: Brilliant Burke proves the inspiration for St Thomas’

2016 champions St Thomas’ sealed their place in the quarter-final of the Galway SHC after a convincing nine-point win over record winners Castlegar, with Darragh Burke on song.

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Galway GAA braced for audit findings

Current and former senior Galway GAA officials are bracing themselves for the release of a potentially explosive internal audit into the finances of the county board.

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Galway lead the way as five counties represented on Minor Team of the Year

Donal O'Shea, son of former Tipperary manager Eamon, is selected at full-forward.

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Eugene Carey U16 Hurling: Polished Galway hold off stiff Cork challenge

Galway’s hopes of completing a third consecutive All-Ireland MHC title in 2019 received a timely boost after warding off a Cork rally to lift the Eugene Carey Memorial U16 Hurling Tournament Final in Mallow on Saturday on a 1-11 to 1-6 scoreline.

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TONY BROWNE: Some observations now that the smoke has cleared...

Leading into last year’s All-Ireland final, something that nagged at me as a Waterford man was the thought we might come to rue the time we didn’t kill off Galway earlier that season during a league quarter-final up in Salthill, writes Tony Browne

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Conor Whelan reminds people of human element to inter-county scene

When the players involved in the All-Ireland SHC final are retiring to their beds next Saturday night, Niall Donohue is sure to pop into Conor Whelan’s mind.

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‘It’s not the beautiful game anymore’

Former Galway captain Finian Hanley has admitted the All-Ireland semi-finalists had to get “cynical” this year in order to compete with the top teams.

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With a provincial campaign behind them, Galway U21s won’t be caught cold

There are two changes to the Galway team from the side which scored a dramatic extra-time Leinster final victory over Wexford.

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Forde: Leaders stood up when pressure was on

Galway selector Francis Forde hailed the leadership of the players — and Joe Canning in particular — in their defeat of Clare in Sunday’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay on Sunday.

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Galway claw their way to All-Ireland final after scrappy affair with Clare

Galway clawed their way to a second successive All-Ireland final after withstanding a second-half barrage from a wasteful Clare in this afternoon’s replay in Thurles.

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Galway won’t bench stars in Salthill, says Farney’s Freeman

Galway manager Kevin Walsh will pass on the opportunity to rest his marquee players for Saturday’s visit of Monaghan, according to former Farney forward Tommy Freeman.

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Joe Canning set for replay but Gearóid McInerney remains doubt

With Joe Canning expected to be fit to take his place at centre-forward for Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay, Gearóid McInerney has emerged as Galway’s chief injury concern.

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Atlantic crossings worth it for Galway's Jonathan Glynn

Galway forward Johnny Glynn said balancing a work life in New York with a bid for All-Ireland glory is worth every bit of the effort.

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Gearóid McInerney: Kilkenny tests will stand to us

Gearóid McInerney will hope to take one more step towards emulating his father’s back-to-back All-Ireland success this weekend but knows his Galway side face a huge battle in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final with Clare.

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Gallant Galway hold tight under tense circumstances to take Super 8 win over Kildare

Sean Kelly and captain Damien Comer struck the crucial injury-time scores for a gallant Galway side that held firm in tense circumstances to rack up back to back wins in the Super 8s.

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