Galway senior hurling captain David Burke proudly stands beside the four cups won by the county in 2017, Leinster, McCarthy, Irish Press (minor) and National League, at a presentation function for the Galway minors in the Lough Rea Hotel.

Moorefield’s late heroics show that a game is never over until it’s over

Inside Track with John McIntyre HIGH-wire finishes in sport tend to be thrilling spectacles and we had another one at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise last Sunday when Moorefield pulled off a stunning victory in the Leinster...
Mountebellew-Moylough’s Shane Moran prepares to challenge Claregalway's Mark Rohan during Saturday's North Board U-21 A Football Final at Tuam Stadium. Photo: Enda Noone.

Mayo’s brazen attitude spells big trouble for new fixtures schedule

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT’S barely mid-December and already next year’s GAA radical and condensed fixtures programme is coming under strain. The basic tenant behind the overhaul which includes an earlier start to the...
Liam Mellows players Jack Ford, Stephen Killeen and Adrian Morrissey show their delight after overcoming Gort in Sunday's Galway senior hurling final at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Enda Noone.

County final specialists Mellows rise to big occasion once again

Inside Track with John McIntyre THERE are clubs like Liam Mellows in most counties . . . when they get to county finals, they generally win them. In claiming their ninth Galway title from just...
Some of the survivors from the last Liam Mellows team to win the county senior hurling title in 1970 are pictured at the club's grounds ahead of Sunday's Galway final between the city club and Gort. Back row, left to right: Ray Gilmore, Paddy Ryan, Liam Sammon, Matt O'Malley, Martin Ryan. Front row: Jimmy Hegarty, Paddy Kearns, Jim Bishop, John Walsh, Clarrie Quinn

Liam Mellows will need to hit new heights to bring down Gort men

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT’S 33 years since a city club last won the Galway senior hurling title, but Liam Mellows will have a long-awaited opportunity to end that protracted famine since Castlegar’s county...
Galway hurlers with Aer Lingus cabin crew ahead of their flight to Boston for the AIG Fenway Classic over the weekend. Galway defeated Dublibn in the semi-final but lost to Clare in the final. Photo shows, left to right: Doreen Crotty, Monica Bermejo, Jackie Bailey and Olive Bohan of Aer Lingus with Galway manager Micheál Donoghue, Gearóid McInerney, Cyril Donnellan, Adrian Tuohy and Joe Canning. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Ireland played it too straight in unsuccessful bid for World Cup

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT’S a shame Ireland’s ambitious bid to host the 2023 rugby World Cup bit the dust as expected last week. It would have been a marvellous event for the country,...
Liam Mellows' Jack Hastings comes under pressure from Cappataggle’s Michael Broderick and Daniel Nevin during Sunday's senior hurling semi-final at kenny Park. Photo: Enda Noone.

Aki’s solid show as Ireland run riot against limited Springboks

Inside Track with John McIntyre WE have been critical of the players left out of Joe Schmidt’s Irish squads in the past, but you have got to hand it to the New Zealander for taking...


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