Corofin's Michael Farragher, in action against Barry Moran of Castlebar Mitchels, who will be central to the club's hopes of defeating Dr Crokes at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday.

Corofin braced for mighty All-Ireland semi-final challenge against Dr Crokes

GALWAY and Connacht champions Corofin may be 60 minutes or so away from a second All-Ireland final appearance in three years but manager Kevin O’Brien says any talk beyond the 4pm throw-in at the...
Connacht hooker Dave Heffernan who has signed a contract extension with the province.

Heffernan overcomes initial doubts at change of role in the Connacht pack

TO be a hooker in rugby, you must be prepared to stick your head where others wouldn’t put their boot. No wonder, then, Dave Heffernan thought twice when asked by the Connacht management to transition...
Galway's Aidan Harte who performed well in Sunday's Walsh Cup final defeat to Kilkenny at Nowlan Park last Sunday.

Galway’s mixed bag is not enough to thwart the Cats

Kilkenny 0-20 Galway 0-18 AS a yardstick to judge Galway’s prospects of promotion from Division 1B in the upcoming National Hurling League campaign, Sunday’s Walsh Cup decider at Nowlan Park was inconclusive. Too many front-liners are still...
Galway's Ailbhe Davoren is challenged by Donegal's Katie Herron, left, and Karen Gutherie during the Ladies Football National League tie at at Tuam Stadium on Sunday. Photos: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Slow-starting Galway ladies lose out in a physical battle

Donegal 2-10 Galway  1-12 GALWAY came out the wrong side of a bruising physical battle on Sunday in the Ladies National Football League as two late Geraldine McLoughlin points gave Donegal the spoils. In truth, the damage...
St Thomas' Donal Cooney looks in control of this situation against Stan Lineen of Ballyea during Saturday's All-Irelannd club semi-final in Thurles.

St Thomas’ left to rue getting going far too late in Thurles

Ballyea 1-19 St. Thomas' 2-14 A valiant St. Thomas’ comeback – in which they reduced a 13-point deficit to the bare minimum in the final quarter – just came up short as Clare’s Tony Kelly hit...
Galway attacker Damien Comer tries to break free from Cork's James Loughrey during Sunday's National League tie at Pearse Stadium.

Galway get lucky as O’Neill lets hosts off the hook

GALWAY 0-14 CORK 1-11 QUITE heavy going in every sense of the expression at Pearse Stadium on Sunday in the opening stakes of the National Football League, but at least by the winning post, Galway had...


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