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Lally and Treacy head the Galway roll of honour at juvenile indoors

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THE All Ireland Juvenile Indoors took place last weekend over two days in the Athlone IT arena and there were some superb performances by Galway athletes.

Alanna Lally was the top GCH performer at the All-Ireland indoors at the weekend. She had a fine double win, claiming victory in the 400m in a Championship best performance of 56.75 seconds in the under 19 girls 400m on Saturday, followed up with an 800m final victory on Sunday.

Maebh Brannigan of GCH also had a fine run in the under 18 girls 800m, winning a silver medal behind Louise Shanahan of Leevale. On Saturday, she finished 4th in the 400m. Cillin Greene, GCH, ran a terrific 200m in the under 17 boys, picking up silver in a time of 23.11 seconds.

Clubmate James Fleming also produced a splendid performance, winning a bronze medal in the under 19 boys 60m hurdles. Other strong GCH showings came from Elisabeth Maher, who reached the final of the 400m, Sarah McDonnell, who ran a PB in the under 16 girls 800m in a time of 2.21 to finish 4th,  and Aoife Sheehy and Laura Nally who both made the under 15 girls 800m final.

Robert Meagher made the final of both the 200m & 400m under 19, while Samuel Samson qualified for the under 18 boys 400m final. Luke O’Shaughnessy made the under 16 boys 60m final, with Zoe Moore also featuring in the line up for the under 13 girls 60m hurdles final.

Athenry athletes Brandon Lee took the gold medal in the U14 hurdles and bronze in the 800m, while  Lydia Doyle took silver in both the U15 60m sprint and hurdles.

There was a fine performance by Veronica Burke of Ballinasloe & District AC who won a silver medal in the U19 1500m Walk. Craughwell AC’s stars of the action were Sineád Treacy, who won her first National title with gold in the U18 200m and Aisling Keady-Cummins, who captured the U16 high jump on her return to competitive action after an 18-month absence due to injury.

It was an unbelievable weekend for Sineád Treacy who, on Saturday, took silver in the U18 60m with a new personal best time of 7.74s. Sineád followed this up with a silver medal in the U18 long jump on Sunday in an indoor PB of 5.28m and shortly afterwards had a stunning victory in the U18 200m in an elite time of 24.73 – just one-tenth of a second short of breaking the national record in that age group and also qualifying Sineád for selection for the European Youth Olympic Trials in May.

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

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Connacht eager to make up for lost time against Italians

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Connacht scrum half Caolin Blade who has recovered from injury and is back in training. Inset: Nigel Carolan the team's attacking coach.

By Rob Murphy

ALL going well, Connacht are due to take on Benetton this Friday at the Sportsground (7:35). ‘All going well’ has to be the phrase after last weekend became the third time in eight short weeks where a game involving the westerners was called off at late notice. Similar to before, it was an issue in the opposition camp, a case of Covid-19 within the Ospreys squad, that put an end to the fixture.

This weekend’s game is a re-fixture from round five when Benetton had to withdraw from the contest in Galway. They’ve since got back on track in terms of getting games played but after a number of impressive seasons in recent years, the disrupted campaign has not been kind to the men from Treviso as they are yet to win a game after six rounds of action.

For Connacht, the form lines are a little better but they could have done with more games. They only found out about Saturday’s cancellation 24 hours beforehand with the captain’s run session having been completed that morning. After the ups and downs of previous rounds, hopes had been high that two good performances against the Ospreys and Benetton could have steadied the ship. Attack coach Nigel Carolan noted this at Tuesday’s press conference.

“Momentum is an important word at the moment, and we’re missing the chance to develop it with games being cancelled. We have had our inconsistencies, games like Cardiff and Scarlets along the way, so we certainly would have taken a lot of confidence from the win over Zebre. We were very pleased with it and we were hoping to roll that into the Ospreys game.

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

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Confidence in Galway camp that their best is yet to come

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Galway's Tracey Leonard on the attack against Monaghan's Aoife McAnespie during their recent All-Ireland ladies football championship clash in Carrick-On-Shannon.

GALWAY and Cork renew rivalry when they meet in this Sunday’s LGFA All-Ireland semi-final at Parnell Park (1:30pm), with Galway boss Tim Rabbitt noting that his side’s season – disrupted as it was – has all been about building toward this stage of the championship.

With All-Ireland champions Dublin already back in the final following their win over Armagh in their penultimate fixture last weekend, it means the three best teams in the country are now left fighting it out for the Brendan Martin Cup.

In recent times, Galway and Cork have vied to be four-in-a-row chasing Dublin’s main threat, although both fell short to Dublin in the knockout stages in 2019. Cork lost to Mick Bohan’s outfit 2-11 to 0-11 in the semi-final before Dublin defeated Galway in the final on a 2-3 to 0-4 scoreline.

As it stands, Cork would still be viewed as a step ahead of Galway, given their successes since 2005 and having beaten the Tribeswomen in the National League final last year, but there have been green shoots from a Galway perspective.

Reaching an All-Ireland final in 2019 was a big boost to the set-up while, in the past two seasons, Galway have beaten both Dublin (2018) and Cork (2019) in the group stages of the National League. The next step Galway need to take now is to beat one of the above in championship.

Galway manager Rabbitt agrees. “To be fair, we have been building towards this point all year long, knowing this game was going to come. It has come now and it is just about being ready and that we attack the game and that we are brave enough to take it to Cork.

“They pose a lot of challenges in terms of physicality and their belief in themselves. They have a lot of quality footballers throughout the field and they can definitely hurt us if we are not on top of our game. So, that is what everything is geared towards in training; to make sure we are ready for this game on Sunday.”

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

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Galway & District League’s Team of the Millennium is revealed

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Mike Rafferty

Last week the Connacht and City Tribune published a selection of 44 players who were chosen by the clubs in the Galway & District league as amongst the best players who had played in the local junior game over the past two decades.

A selection committee has now selected its starting XI from that shortlist as the Galway League’s Team of the Millennium, picking the 11 players in a 4-4-2 formation.

All the players were nominated by the clubs throughout the league and the side chosen will be awarded with caps by the FAI to honour their selection in an event sponsored by the Galway Truck and Van Centre on the Headford Road.

While picking the original shortlist of 44 players was difficult enough, but selecting the actual 11 players to make the team was even more challenging.

Some played with powerhouse sides that challenged annually for titles, while others plied their skills and qualities with some of the less successful teams, but still stood out for their ability and class.

As highlighted last week, Athenry and Mervue United won the majority of domestic and provincial honours in the last two decades and their achievements are acknowledged by a fair selection of selection of players from the respective sides – for some, they shared the joys by moving between the two clubs and winning honours with both.

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

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