Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Sports

Galway HC’s patience pays off in reaching national final

Published

on

The Galway Hockey Club team which has qualified for the Irish Trophy Final. Back row, left to right: Nicola van der Walt, team manager, Catherine Timon, Gemma Rhatigan, Leah Casey, Emma Johnson, Heather Henry, Rachel Heskin, Emma Glanville, and Ollie O’Connor (Coach). Kneeling: Aoife Codyre, Niamh Barry, Dee Hatton, Louise Fahy, Katie Codyre, Catherine Clancy, Hannah Gormley (Captain), Rebecca Dillion, Carra Withero, and Kelsey Hengerer. Front, Michaela van der Walt.

Galway HC 3

Genesis  1

GALWAY Hockey Club are through to the Irish Trophy Final following a great second half performance against experienced Genesis in the semi-final.

The Tribeswomen started tentatively, striving to get control of the game and playing quick balls up to the forwards as they did in the quarter final against Armagh. However, Genesis had done their homework on Galway and marked the forwards tightly and allowed little time for the opposition midfielders to settle on the ball.

The opening quarter was more Armagh forcing the game than Galway. However, a quick break by Deirdre Hatton and Louise Fahy down the right forced a short corner midway through the half and captain Hannah Gormley stepped up to score from a direct shot.

This should have settled Galway but instead it was Genesis who began to dominate and they pressed forward, forcing uncharacteristic errors from the Galway defence. Ten minutes before half time, the pressure paid off when a poor defensive clearance gave Genesis an opportunity and they didn’t need to be asked twice.

The second half saw a different Galway team come out, with coach, Ollie O’Connor, spurring on his team to play their own game and to be patient on the ball. Their approach paid off and midway through the second half another short corner was awarded following great attacking play from Katie and Aoife Codyre. Gormley once again stepped up to take the shot but the ball was deflected beyond the defensive reach by Katie Codyre.

This second goal settled Galway and they took control of the game as Genesis looked to have no response. Defensively Catherine Clancy, Rachel Heskin and Hannah Gormley were in control dealing with whatever game their way. Goalkeeper Michaela van der Walt had only two saves to make which she made look easy.

Louise Fahey and Deirdre Hatton combined well down the right to turn defence into attack and for the second half, Genesis had no response to the latter’s pace. Cara Withero, Kelsey Hengerer, and Aoife Codyre in midfield always looked comfortable and played the patient game as requested by their coach, but were ready to turn up the pace when needed.

For more, read this week’s Galway City Tribune.

Connacht Tribune

Tuam men put late gloss on a hard earned win in Clonbur

Published

on

Tuam Stars' Cormac McWalter whose haul of 1-2 was vital in their Senior Football Championship win over Naomh Anna Leitir Móir in Clonbur on Saturday.

Tuam Stars 2-14

 Naomh Anna Leitir Móir 0-12 

Mike Rafferty in Clonbur

The outcome of this senior football championship contest in Clonbur looks decisive, but reality tells a different story as it was only in the latter stages that Tuam Stars pulled away to win with a shade of comfort.

For the majority of the opening half, it was the Connemara side who were the real drivers of the game, but despite that they still found themselves two points in arrears at the break. A Cormac McWalter goal on 29 minutes was to change the course of proceedings and, in reality, put Tuam in the driving seat for the rest of the match.

For a side that dominated the second half,  it was only in the closing quarter that Tuam Stars pulled away as a 1-5 tally without reply in a seven-minute spell turned what had been a close contest into a comfortable victory by the end. However, once they went ahead, the Stars stuck to their task and never gave Leitir Móir an opportunity to get back into it.

The performance of Naomh Anna saw contrasting productions. An impressve opening half when they were full of running and support play turned in the opposite direction on the resumption. It was almost as if they did not believe in themselves.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App

Download the Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App to access to Galway’s best-selling newspaper.

Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

 

Continue Reading

Connacht Tribune

Kelly and McHugh land the key scores for title holders

Published

on

Colm Mannion of Mountbellew-Moylough comes under pressure from Annghdown's Ryan Ford and Jonathon Creaven during Sunday's Senior Football Championship tie at Tuam Stadium. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Mountbellew/Moylough 2-13

Annaghdown 0-13

BARRY McHugh fired over seven points as Mountbellew/Moylough started the defence of their senior football championship title off with a deserved win.

Patrick Kelly’s goals in either half also proved decisive as Mountbellew/Moylogh overcame a stiff Annaghdown challenge to emerge with a six point triumph. Despite Michael Daly not featuring for last year’s champions, this was an ideal start to Mountbellew/Moylough’s campaign as they came through some rocky periods before their greater quality up front and ‘know how’ got the job done.

Annaghdown gave their opponent’s plenty to worry about in the first and third quarters but they went off the boil before half time, failing to score from play for the final 15 minutes of the opening period. They then went 13 minutes without a score in the concluding quarter as Mountbellew/Moylough were able to kick three of the final four points to seal an opening round triumph.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App

Download the Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App to access to Galway’s best-selling newspaper.

Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

 

Continue Reading

Connacht Tribune

Caherlistrane show plenty of grit to reel in Monivea-Abbey

Published

on

Jamie Burke of Monivea-Abbey secures possession ahead of Caherlistrane's Rory Glynn during Sunday's Senior Football Championship clash at Tuam Stadium. Photos: Hany Marzouk.

Caherlistrane 1-10

Monivea-Abbey 0-10

ALAN Morris’ 37th minute proved vital as Caherlistrane started their campaign with a gritty win over Monivea-Abbey at Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Although all goals are valuable, this one proved to be a game changer with Monivea-Abbey enjoying their largest lead of the contest, four points, before Morris struck. Garvan McDaid’s side led 0-8 to 0-4 and looked to be in control against an off-colour Caherlistrane outfit.

Despite enjoying a numerical advantage when Monivea-Abbey’s Jamie Burke was black carded as he hauled down Oisín O’Brien after a short kickout malfunctioned, Caherlistrane could not shake free of their stubborn opponents as they only outscored Monivea-Abbey 0-3 to 0-2 while playing against 14 men.

This meant the sides were deadlocked at 1-7 to 0-10, but Caherlistrane kicked the final three points of the contest as Ronan Conneely’s 57th minute effort was followed by scores from substitute Joe Monaghan and Morris. Although Caherlistrane manager Frank Doherty will certainly be looking for improvements this weekend as they face Claregalway, this was a huge win for Caherlistrane as they have flirted with relegation in recent years.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App

Download the Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App to access to Galway’s best-selling newspaper.

Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending