Galway’s Man of the Match Ciarán Duggan celebrates with supporters, Ciara Devine (left) and Maria Fitzpatrick, both from Annaghdown, aftertheir Connacht football championship victory over Mayo in Castlebar on Sunday. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Galway less beautiful on the eye but getting good at winning ugly

Inside Track with John McIntyre THERE was enough to crab about Galway’s display in Castlebar on Sunday, but the only thing that mattered when all’s said and done was the result. Set up for a...
Galway's Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh who has been a big addition to the county football squad this year. He is pictured with team-mate Eoghan Kerin in action against Dublin's Paddy Andrews.

Time for talking over as Galway teams bid to hit ground running

10 SOON the time for speculation and conjecture will be over. By Sunday evening, we will have some hard evidence of what kind of shape the Galway footballers and hurlers are really in. Local GAA...
Connacht captain John Muldoon is in the thick of the action on his final appearance for the province against Leinster at the Sportsground last Saturday. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Connacht squad hit a season high in honouring the mighty Muldoon

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT was set up for a big Connacht performance at the Sportsground last Saturday and the home team certainly rose to the occasion with their most swashbuckling display of a...
Glenamaddy players Kate McGann, Eva Noone, Aoife Smyth and Eimear Collins celebrate after their school defeated Presentation Thurles in the All Ireland Post Primary Schoosl Senior B Final at Duggan Park on Sunday. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Mullins and Elliott are primed for another big Punchestown battle

Inside Track with John McIntyre THE backdrop to the upcoming Punchestown National Hunt Festival is virtually the same as 12 months ago. Just like 2017, the build-up to Ireland’s season finale is dominated by the...
Laura Connolly presents the winning trophy to Speedie O'Farrell, Monivea, after Jumeirah Big Tom won the Fundraising at the Dogs A5/A6 Final at Galway Greyhound Stadium. Also included are Bobby Collins, Marian and Danny Potter and Liam Carr. Photo: Iain McDonald.

Tipp left to lick some wounds again as revitalised Cats bare their claws

Inside Track with John McIntyre WE were hoping (praying!) that they would be down for a little longer, but Kilkenny have no interest in hurling democracy or acceptance of the widespread theory that it would...
Galway's Johnny Heaney is chased by Brian Fenton of Dublin during Sunday's Allianz Football League Division 1 Final at Croke Park. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile.

Galway can’t allow league exploits to disarm them for big Mayo clash

Inside Track with John McIntyre The widespread reaction to Galway’s gritty display in Sunday’s National Football League Final has been positive – and so it should be – and while the Tribesmen have made significant...


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