Connacht men at the coalface on great day for Irish rugby

CONNACHT men played prominent roles on an historic day for Irish rugby last Saturday. Ireland coach Nigel Carolan masterminded a victory over New Zealand in the U20 World Championship in Manchester on Saturday. Two Connacht...
Goal scorers Ryan Manning, Alex Byrne and Gary Shanahan celebrate Galway FC's victory over UCD in the League Promotion Final at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Youthful Galway FC make light of hectic schedule to secure promotion to Premier Division

TO Tolka Park in 1986, Lansdowne Road in 1991 and Turners Cross in 1997, you can now add Eamonn Deacy Park in 2014. Those first three years listed are the years in which Galway United...
Annaghdown's Damien Comer whose switch to the attack played a big part in his team earning a draw with Corofin in the league final.

Switch of Comer to the attack helps reel in Corofin

Corofin  0-15 Annaghdown 3-6 FOLLOWING a terrific run this year of 16 victories this year in the league and championship, Corofin were held to a draw by Annaghdown in last Sunday’s county senior league final in...

Connacht’s injury crisis deepens in away loss to Ulster

Ulster 23 Connacht 7 THERE’S no doubt Connacht’s away record improved immeasurably last season but it is regressing at a rapid rate as 2017 rolls in. Each away defeat has its own extenuating circumstances but if...
Ahascragh-Fohenagh's Stephen Kelly and Eoghan Delaney in a race for possession with Lismore's Ray Barry during the All-Ireland Club Intermediate hurling semi-final at Tullamore on Sunday. Photos: Enda Noone.

Ahascragh/Fohenagh men hit new high to stun Lismore in Tullamore

Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-17 Lismore 0-13 IT may have been new territory for the hurlers of Ahascragh/Fohenagh at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday, but their pioneering spirit ensured that they weren’t daunted in the slightest at the prospect...
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...


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