Former Irish squad champion John Rooney at Galway Lawn Tennis Club.

Former Irish squash champ Rooney still haunted by being forced to quit

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon There was a time when former professional squash player John Rooney looked destined to rule the courts for even longer than he did. However, over a decade ago, he was...
Craughwell native Kevin Devin (far left), co-founder of Charlotte James Connolly's GAA in North Carolina, with the club's senior ladies football team which won the North American senior title last September and will tour Ireland, including Galway, in May.

North Carolina natives are taking to the GAA in droves thanks to Devin

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon One of the sporting success stories from North American GAA in 2017 – Charlotte James Connolly’s senior ladies football team – is to play a series of challenge games around...
Ray Silke captain both Corofin and Galway to All-Ireland titles in 1998 pictured with his daughter Fáinse.

Silke recalls the days when his Corofin side came of age in ’98

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon You would often wonder what makes an All-Ireland winning team so special. One of the best people to answer this is Corofin’s Ray Silke, who has not only the distinction...
Niall Rooney and Noel O'Toole at the Bearna na Forbacha Aontaithe new all weather pitch in Furbo. The club is also aiming to build a full size international grass pitch in the coming years.

Progressive Barna Furbo Utd club laying groundwork for the future

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon IF there is one club on the move it’s Barna Furbo United – or to give it his official name, Bearna Na Forbacha Aontaithe – and with plans to develop...
At the launch of the Galway Bay Rugby Club’s Thousandaire fundraiser in O’Reilly’s Bar, Salthill, were: Anthony O’Reilly, sponsor; Brian Harte, club chairperson; Peter McCabe, Connacht Rugby Club prop; Richard Hartmann, of Hartmann’s Jewellers; John Ryan, sponsor from the Ardilaun Hotel; Aengus Burns, sponsor from Grant Thornton; Steve Crosbie of Connacht rugby; Conor Carey, Connacht Rugby; and Jimmy Duffy, forwards coach with Connacht Rugby.

Amenity plans to give ‘mini’ rugby club a foothold in the community

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon Galway Bay Rugby Club – formerly Barna Knocknacarra Rugby Club – may be one     of the youngest sporting entities in the region but it is also one of the most...
Galway city athlete Gary Thornton who won seven marathons on seven continents in seven days in winning the World Marathon Challenge.

Harsh Irish weather helps to give marathon-man Thornton an edge

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon There are not too many in this neck of the woods who can see the positive side of these harsh winter days of snow and sleet and wind and rain...


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