The West Karate members who were part of the 50-strong Irish delegation which took part in the World IJKA Championships in Poznan last weekend. Back row, left to right: Orlaith Burke, Jonathan Lardner, Sensai Vtsumi Takato, Jillian Marelich, Jacqui O'Shea. Front row: Chief Instructor, Brendan O'Flaherty, Jessica Palmer, Rebecca Palmer, Donagh Hanrahan, Darren O'Brien, Craig Dempsey, Jack Quinn, Brian Toomey (Sensei).

West Karate Club packs a punch

WEST Karate Club in Galway City is celebrating an impressive haul of 21 medals – including eight gold – from the World IJKA (International Japanese Karate-do Association) Championships which were held in Poznan last...
The successful Galway SC girls team of Kate Kavanagh, Keena Walsh, Dairne Ryan and Kate Finn which won the gold medal and set a new Connacht record in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the Irish Championships.

Galway SC make big splash at the national Open Championships

AT the Irish Age, Youth and Open Championships held in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin at the weekend, swimmers from Galway SC had one of their best national meets in many years. The city...
Turloughmore's Michael Morris is challenged by John Shiel and Paul Killeen of Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry during the clubs' county championship clash at Kenny Park on Friday evening. Photos: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Holland thrives as Turloughmore get title hopes back on track

Turloughmore   2-12 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry   2-10 TURLOUGHMORE got their Salthill Hotel SHC campaign back on track in front of a sizeable crowd at Kenny Park, Athenry last Friday evening when they had two points to spare over...
GALWAY HOPEFUL: The Black Russian, trained by Carnmre's Fergus Hanley, has a choice of engagements at next week's summer festival.

Orgilgo Bay tipped for hurdle glory and McCoy’s selected mount can take Plate

IT’S a tip in itself. Champion trainer Willie Mullins is usually mob-handed when he plans an assault on National Hunt racing’s bigger prizes, but next Thursday he will rely on only one horse in...
Trainer Michael Winters and jockey Robert Power celebrate after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle with Missunited last year.

Omens looking good for big crowds and betting bonanza in Ballybrit

THERE’s no race meeting like it in the country and huge crowds will once again descend on Ballybrit next week for the Galway Summer Festival – an unique sporting occasion which brings together all...
Portumna's Owen Treacy clearing his lines as Ardrahan's John Greene closes in during Sunday's championship encounter in Loughrea. Photo: Enda Noone.

Portumna survive stiff test in robust tie with Ardrahan

Portumna 1-17 Ardrahan 1-14 IT is games like these that define character and All-Ireland club champions Portumna and rivals Ardrahan both demonstrated that this was something they had in spades in this keenly – and at...


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