Hurlers to field shadow team for Walsh Cup tie

GALWAY senior hurlers will hope to get 2017 off to a winning start when they face a highly rated DIT in an interesting Walsh Cup first round tie at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe on Sunday...

Connacht’s top six hopes in real jeopardy

Connacht 9 Munster 16 THESE  are challenging times for Connacht. Home form since October has been the saving grace for a team beset by bad luck and reeling from post title squad departures. Well the home...

Galway open defence of FBD League against Sligo

  INJURIES, and the ‘first call’ by the colleges on players, will mean that Galway footballers are likely to field an experimental team for their trip to Enniscrone on Sunday (2pm) where they face Sligo...
Galway jockey Paddy Brennan.

Big Grade One win for Brennan but it’s not on Cue Card

IF Paddy Brennan was told beforehand that he was about to ride a Grade One winner at Kempton’s flagship meeting last Monday, the Galway jockey would have assumed a second King George on Cue...

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...

Connacht’s resources stretched to the limit for visit of in-form Munster

IT may be the clash of the reigning Pro12 champions against the current league leaders when Connacht host Munster at the Sportsground (5:30pm) on New Year’s Eve but, as it stands, the home side’s...


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