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Galway United's Ronan Murray and Sean Brennan of Drogheda United at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Leagues at the Aviva Stadium. The clubs meet in the opening round of the Premier Division on Friday night. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile.

New-look Galway United kick off campaign with home tie against Drogheda

A new season, a new manager, and a new-look squad that is chomping at the bit to get the campaign underway – Galway United’s players don’t have long more to wait, as they host...
THIS weekend could be a watershed moment for Galway GAA as it not only seeks to have Ardrahan native Frank Burke elected as the 39th President of the GAA, but also endeavours to secure equal rights for all of its inter-county hurling teams by having them embraced into a single provincial structure. On Friday evening, all eyes will be on former Galway County Board chairman, Burke – one of five candidates contesting the GAA Presidential election – as he puts himself before the delegates at the annual GAA Congress at Croke Park. “Things have gone well and I have a chance,” Burke told Tribune Sport this week. “Obviously, the election is very keenly contested with five candidates but I have made a huge effort and I am looking forward to it. “It is difficult to predict an outcome but I have a strong level of support and if I can hang in long enough (in the election) there is a good chance that I could succeed. I will have to maximise my vote though on the first count and hopefully be in the top two. After that, I will be hoping to garner transfers.” In fairness to Burke, who has held all of the top positions at both county and provincial level, his time on the GAA’s National Management Committee along with serving as Chairman on both the National Hurling Development Committee and Coaching & Games Development Committee, which he still chairs, marks him out as an extremely meritorious candidate. Indeed, his 11-point election manifesto, touching on a myriad of topics, painted a very concise vision for the GAA and he says the feedback from other counties to this has, by and large, been positive. “Club fixtures is a big issue. It is the cloud on the horizon, really. I have got a lot of support on that. The plight of rural clubs is another. Right around the country, the clubs in rural communities are in difficulty. So, there is a need to revitalise the rural communities and that needs to happen or there will be another generation lost. They would be the two big issues.” For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

Galway’s double Congress quest: GAA Presidency and all hurling teams in Leinster

THIS weekend could be a watershed moment for Galway GAA as it not only seeks to have Ardrahan native Frank Burke elected as the 39th President of the GAA, but also endeavours to secure...
Comedian Áine Gallagher (left) launched the programme for this years Múscailt arts festival at NUIG. She is pictured with NUI Galway Arts Officer Fionnuala Gallagher and artist James Fleming and his 'Gas Pig' which will feature in his exhibition ‘Sculptures from a Mobile Home'.

Múscailt celebrates arts and science

The annual Múscailt Festival returns to NUIG from March 6-10 with a free programme of drama, comedy, music, song, spectacle, film, dance, visual arts and talks. Highlights include a musical performance and lecture, entitled Portrait...
Galway defender David Walsh who will be hoping the Tribesmen can continue their unbeaten run in Division Two against Clare at Pearse Stadium on Sunday.

Galway on guard for rare clash with Clare in Salthill

A novel pairing, as Galway and Clare senior footballers lock horns this Sunday at Pearse Stadium (2pm) in the National League for the first time in over two decades. Galway were at a low-ebb in...
Athenry's Colm O'Donovan comes away with the ball despite the attentions of Mervue's Kevin Fitzpatrick and Kevin McHugh during the clubs' Premier League clash at Fahy's Field on Sunday morning. EIREFOTO

Smith’s late winner throws Mervue United title lifeline

Mervue United   1 Athenry 0 Mike Rafferty A week previously, Mervue United stumbled over the line when defeating Renmore in the Connacht Junior Cup, but on Sunday last, with their title challenge on the line, they...
By the Shore, one of the works by Kathy Ross that is currently being exhibited.

Food for thought in Kathy’s café exhibition

Artist Kathy Ross is currently exhibiting her colourful paintings in Tuam’s Leaf and Bean Café. The exhibition features some of Galway's best loved landmarks such as the Claddagh, Long Walk, Galway City's West End and...

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