Sport Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:08:46 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dermot Earley named as GPA Chief Executive

In Gaelic games, Son of Roscommon legend Dermot Early has been awarded a prestegious role in the GPA.

Two time all star Dermot Earley Junior’s appointment as GPA Chief executive has been confirmed.

The ex Kildare player says his initial priority is to assess where they are as an organisation and to listen to the views of all of their members and stakeholders.

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Ardnaree Boxing club holding Memorial tournament this Friday night


Ardnaree boxing club is holding the Des Beatty Memorial tournament on Friday night in their gym at 8pm.

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Mayo meet Donegal this Saturday in U21 North West Cup

It’s round 3 of the U21 North West Cup this Saturday where Mayo will face Donegal at 2.30pm in James Stephens Park, Ballina.

Mayo’s last outing saw them fall to Sligo by a solitary point.

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John Cooney signs from Connacht to Ulster

Ulster have announced two new signings, just 24 hours after their European Champions Cup campaign all but came to an end.


Scrumhalf John Cooney has signed from neighbours Connacht, and South African flanker Arno Botha will join up with the squad at the end of the Super Rugby campaign in the summer.


Botha was twice capped by South Africa in 2013 and captained his country in the Under 20 World Championships two years earlier.

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Wins for Castlebar in men and ladies rugby today

Connacht Junior Rugby Cup 
Castlebar 50-5 Claremorris 

Connacht Ladies League 
Castlebar 57-0 Carrick-on-Shannon 

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Ballina Town bow out of FAI Junior Cup

FAI Junior Cup Round 6
Ballina Town 3-3 Boyle Celtic
Boyle win 3-1 on penalties

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Round 2 results from the FBD League

Connacht FBD League

Section A

Mayo 1-21 IT Sligo 1-15

Roscommon 1-17 NUI Galway 0-14


Section B

Sligo 5-24 GMIT 0-01

Galway 5-21 Leitrim 0-09

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Sligo defeat Mayo in North West U21 Cup

North West U21 Cup 
Sligo 2-05 
Mayo 0-10 

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Connacht kept their hopes of reaching last eight of Champions Cup alive

Connacht kept their hopes of reaching the last eight of the Champions Cup alive.

They recovered from a shaky start to secure a bonus point 66-21 win over Zebre at the Sportsground.

Matt Healy, Tiernan O'Halloran and Kieran Marmion scored two tries each for Connacht while John Cooney, Finlay Bealham, Craig Ronaldson and Caolin Blade also went over.

Cooney also kicked eight conversions for Connacht who are top of Pool 2.

Johan Meyer, Federico Ruzza and Mattia Bellini with the Zebre tries.

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St Patrick's College Lacken Cross through to FAI Schools Senior B All-Ireland Semi-Final

Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ Girls Connacht Cup Final

St. Joseph’s SS, Foxford 2-2 St. Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross (AET) St. Patrick’s won 4-1 on pens

Milebush Park, Castlebar

Friday, January 13, KO 12 noon  

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St Joseph's Charlestown through to All-Ireland U19 Girls C Basketball Cup final

St. Joseph's Community College, Charlestown's U19 basketball team are through to the All-Ireland u.19 Cup C Girls final in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght at the end of the month. They had after a 32-25 victory over Castlerea Community School today in Ballina Sports Centre. 


Chelsea Doherty

Jenny Cawley

Elisha Duffy

Elaine O’Donnell

Leesha McHale

Hannah Burke

Anna McHale

Vicky Lynn

Sarah Burke

Anna Sloyan

Kellee Crean


Coach Ann Leydon

Ian Johnson 



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John Muldoon and Craig Ronaldson back in Connacht team for clash with Zebre

Number 8 John Muldoon and centre Craig Ronaldson are back in the Connacht team for their clash with Zebre at the Sportsground tomorrow in the Champions Cup.

John Cooney starts at out half for the first time in his career.

Connacht are still missing several players through injury.

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Galway pick up second win of Walsh Cup campaign

Galway picked up their second win in this year's Bord Na Mona Walsh Cup last night. Sean McInerney found the net late in the game for the Tribemen who came from behind to beat N-U-I-G 1-20 to 13-points in Ballinasloe.


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Ex-Galway Utd player provides valuable assist for QPR

Last night ex-Galway Utd winger Ryan Manning provided an assist for QPR's only goal in a 1-0 victory away to Reading. 

The win lifts Rangers to 14th while Reading remain third. 

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Corrib Oil to sponsor 2017 Galway International Rally for second year

Corrib Oil are proud to be the main sponsors of the 2017 Galway International Rally for the second year which takes place from the 3rd to the 5th of February around Galway City and County. The competing teams, their sponsors and crews, and the thousands of spectators that will line the route will bring a welcome early season boost to visitor numbers to Galway city and county.

The rally will get under way with a mechanical scrutineering on Friday the 3rd of February hosted by the Galway Race Course. This will be a perfect opportunity to get up close to the cars and drivers prior to the high-speed action on Saturday and Sunday.

Galway Motor Club’s Kieran Donohue, from Headford, is once again Clerk of the Course. He and his dedicated team have laid on a challenging route, based in the Athenry area on Saturday 4th February, and Tuam on Sunday 5th February.

The event will finish at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, on the Sunday evening with the top cars crossing the finish ramp and the victors spraying the champagne.

Official Rally Programmes and Merchandise are available from all Corrib Oil Locations and on sale at The Galway Racecourse on Friday and at Service areas on Saturday and Sunday. 

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Westaro Masters League results from Wednesday January 11th

Division 1—Round 9


7  v  5

Ballina Town

Castlebar Celtic

4  v  2


Conn Rangers

8  v  1

Kiltimagh Knock Utd

Fahy Rovers

2  v  4

Westport Utd



Division 2—Round 9

Mulranny Utd

4  v  10

Snugboro Utd

Swinford ‘B’

8  v  5

Ballyhaunis Town


3  v  3

Manulla ‘B’

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Gortnor Abbey capture Flanagan C Final

Flanagan C Final 
Gortnor Abbey Crossmolina 3-09
Davitt College Castlebar 1-02


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Ballyhaunis CS capture Mayo PP Senior Hurling Title

Mayo Post Primary Senior Hurling Final 
Ballyhaunis Community School 7-09 
St Coleman's Claremorris 3-04 

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Mayo League Service to Football Award winners

The Mayo Football League is delighted to announce the winners of the Henry Downes “Service to Football” awards for 2016 goes to:


P. J. Duffy, Conn Rangers


Michael Lavin, Hollister



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Ballinrobe CS through to semi-final of Connacht Post Primary Senior B Championship

Connacht Post Primary Schools

Senior B Championship

Quarter Final


Ballinrobe CS 0-13 Roscommon CBS 1-08

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Connacht add three players to the Senior Squad

Connacht has today confirmed that out-half Steve Crosbie and centre Tom Farrell have been added to the senior squad for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

Loosehead prop Peter McCabe has also joined the province on a loan deal from Munster Rugby.

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Jack Carty out for Connacht's clash with Zebre

Jack Carty is out of Connachts Champions cup clash with Zebre this Saturday at the Sportsground.

The Roscommon out half picked up a low grade medial knee ligament sprain against Ospreys last week but could still be available for the game against Toulose the weekend after next.

Craig Ronaldson may be available for the game having returned to training.

Peter Robb is following return to play protocols after picking up a concussion while Jake Heenan is out with a knee injury but could be back for the group finale.

Quinn Roux could feature against Zebre despite a groin injury.

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Round 2 of FBD League this Sunday

It’s round 2 of the FBD League this Sunday.

In Section B, Mayo will look to record their first win of 2017 when they face IT Sligo at 2pm in James Stephens Park, Ballina.

Elsewhere, NUI Galway take on Roscommon in Ballyforan.

Meanwhile, in Section B Sligo meet GMIT at the Centre of Excellence and Leitrim entertain Galway in Ballinamore.

 All of Sunday’s games throw in at 2pm.

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Tom Farrell to join Connacht with immediate effect

Connacht have moved to ease their injury crisis with the signing of Tom Farrell.

The former Leinster centre joins the province with immediate effect from English Championship side, Bedford Blues.

According to a statement by the club, the 23 year old will link up with the western province with immediate effect.

Tom Farrell joined Bedford last summer after coming through the Leinster academy.


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Mayo meet Sligo in Round 2 of U21 North West Cup next Saturday evening

In Round 2 of the U21 North West Cup, Mayo are away to Sligo next Saturday 14th January at the Sligo GAA Centre of Excellence – throw-in is at 6pm.

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Results from Connacht Junior Rugby 1A and 1B on Sunday January 8th

Connacht Junior Rugby 1A 
Galweigans 28-21 Westport 
Connemara 32-0 NUIG 
Monivea 29-5 Buccaneers 

Junior 1B 
Tuam 16-12 Castlebar 
Sligo 13-6 Creggs 
Corinthians 43-10 Loughrea 

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Galway overcome Mayo in Ladies Connacht Winter League

Ladies Connacht Winter League Semi-Final 
Galway 7-10 
Mayo 0-09

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Mayo Football League Elverys Superleague Team of the Year 2016

Mayo Football League 
Elverys Sports Super League Team of the Year 2016

Niall Gallagher - Ballyglass
Sean Morrissey - Manulla 
Cillian McGlade - Manulla 
Martin Geraghty - Westport Utd 
Joe Lawless - Westport Utd
Dave Cameron - Westport Utd 
Danny Scahill - Westport Utd 
Anthony Johnston - Castlebar Celtic 
Jamie Cawley - Ballina Town 
Dean Roddy - Claremorris 
Dylan McKee - Ballina Town 

Nominations for Player of the Year
Jamie Cawley - Ballina Town 
Martin Geraghty - Westport Utd 
Cillian McGlade - Manulla 

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Results from Round 1 of the FBD League

FBD League

Section A:

N.U.I. Galway 1-21 Mayo 2-16

Roscommon 6-21 IT Sligo 0-15


Section B:

Galway 0-13 Sligo 0-10

Leitrim 5-20 GMIT 2-10

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Galway League defeat Mayo League in Oscar Traynor Trophy Round 3

Oscar Traynor Trophy 
Round 3
Galway League 5-0 Mayo League

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