Galway Hurling

  • Galway have named their side to face Limerick tomorrow as the Tribesmen bid to win back to back All-Ireland Hurling titles for the first time since 1988.

    The reigning champions will be boosted by the return of Gearoid McInerney who missed last weeks semi-final replay with Clare through an ankle injury.

    He's proved his fitness and starts at centre-back, while John Hanbury has also been passed fit to start at corner back.

  • Galway are through to their first ever Leinster Under-21 Hurling Final.

    They survived a late onslaught to beat Kilkenny by 3-13 to 1-17 in Tullamore last night.

    They will face Wexford in the decider as the Model County beat Dublin 3-15 to 3-12 at Parnell Park.

  • Galway and Kilkenny will meet in this year's Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final.

    The Tribesmen beat Wexford on a scoreline of 1-27 to 17 points at Croke Park this evening.

    Brian Concannon with the goal for Shane O'Neill's side in what was his first championship game.

  • Galway are through to the final of the Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under 20 hurling championship.

    They beat reigning champions Kilkenny on a scoreline of 19-points to 1-11 in Portlaoise.

    The Tribesmen will now meet Dublin in the Leinster Final.

  • Galway are back into an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final.

    They've beaten Tipperary 3-23 to 2-24 at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.

    Brian Concannon, Cathal Mannion and Aidan Harte with the goals for the Tribesmen.

    Liam Sheedy's side finished with 14 men after Cathal Barrett was shown a straight red card for a pull on the helmet in the second half.

  • Galway eased their way through to the Leinster U20 Hurling semi-final last night following a convincing 4-21 to 0-07 win over Laois.

    The Tribesmen will face a much sterner test against Kilkenny next weekend.

  • Galway's Under-21 hurlers set up a mouthwatering semi final with Kilkenny in the Bord Gais Energy Leinster Championship last night.

    Evan Niland struck 9-points in a 1-20 to 8-point victory over Offaly at O'Connor Park last night.

    Dublin will face Wexford in the other semi final, following a 2-13 to 1-13 win over Westmeath in Mullingar.

  • Brian Cody’s made four changes to his Kilkenny side for tomorrow’s Leinster hurling final with Galway.

    Into the starting fifteen come Tommy Walsh, Richie Leahy, Conor Browne and Martin Keoghan.

    Galway are unchanged from the side that beat Wexford in the semi-finals.

  • Galway last night won a first ever Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-21 Hurling Championship at the first attempt, and in the most dramatic fashion.

    Sean Bleahane's goal in added time of exta-time saw Galway beat Wexford on a scoreline of 4-21 to 2-26 at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise.

    That all came after an Ian Carthy goal for Wexford in the sixth minute of injury time levelled the match.

  • Gearoid McInerney is expected to return to the Galway hurling team for Sunday's All-Ireland final.

    Mc Inerney missed the All-Ireland semi-final replay against Clare due to a calf injury sustained in the drawn game, but has responded well to treatment and returned to light training last week.

    Galway will be hoping to win the All-Ireland hurling title for the second year running, while it's Limerick first final in 11 years, and they're reporting no injury concerns.

     

  • Kilkenny have won their 72nd Leinster Senior Hurling Championship.

    They've beaten Galway on a scoreline of 2-20 to 24 points at Croke Park this evening.

    Richie Hogan and TJ Reid with the goals in the second half for the Cats.

    Joe Canning scored 13 points for the Tribesmen.

  • All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 
    Limerick 3-16
    Galway 2-18 

    All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final 
    Galway 0-21 
    Kilkenny 0-14 

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    There was yet more glory for All-Ireland champions Limerick this evening as they were awarded six places on the PwC All-Star hurling team of 2018, and star players Cian Lynch and Kyle Hayes were unveiled as the Hurler of the Year and Young Hurler of the Year at Dublin’s Convention Centre.

    The Footballer of the Year Award winner is Dublin midfielder Brian Fenton, while Kerry’s teenage star David Clifford was crowned Young Footballer of the Year at the gala black tie event.

    It was a big night for the Treaty County. After defeating Galway to win their first Liam MacCarthy Cup since 1973, the six PwC All-Stars captured here brings their overall total to 53 hurling awards, and the 2018 tally is one better than the five awards they received when they defeated Kilkenny in the 1973 decider.

    Sean Finn, Richie English, Declan Hannon and Dan Morrissey dominate the defence, while Cian Lynch is named in midfield, with Graham Mulcahy completing the full forward line.

    Four other counties share in the awards with Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy picking up his second PwC All-Star for his goalkeeping heroics.

    Galway dual star Daithí Burke makes it a remarkable four in a row for All-Star awards at full back, while Hurler of the Year Nominee Galway’s Pádraic Mannion is named at wing back.

    Cork’s Darragh Fitzgibbon completes the midfield line up, with his Rebel County teammates Seamus Harnedy and Patrick Horgan named in the attack - where Horgan is now a three-time All-Star.

    Joe Canning is again named in the centre forward position and claims a staggering fifth career PwC All-Star in the process. Clare’s prolific duo of John Conlon and Peter Duggan complete the forward list.

    The PwC All-Star team was selected by a panel of senior Gaelic Games Correspondents and chaired by Uachtarán CLG John Horan.

    The overall Player of the Year Awards were voted on exclusively by inter-county players themselves.

    From the Patrickswell club, Cian Lynch’s tireless efforts and inspirational contributions were a key feature of a memorable summer for Limerick. The 22 year-old cemented his status as one of the marquee players in the game.

    At just 20 years of age, Kyle Hayes was one of the youngest members of the Limerick team under John  Kiely in 2018,  but the Kildimo Pallaskenry man repeatedly stepped up when needed and made a big impact in the All-Ireland final and is now Young Hurler of the Year.

    Named this week in the PwC All-Star Football team beside his clubmate Brian Howard, Raheny’s Brian Fenton holds the distinction of never having lost a senior Championship match, having made his Dublin debut at the start of their remarkable four in a row run in 2015. He has been ever present in midfield and has established himself as one of the most influential players in the game.

    From Fossa, David Clifford made his senior Championship debut this season at the tender age of 19 and carrying a weight of expectation after his stunning exploits at minor level. He made light work of that attention however, to make a seamless transition to the top flight, with his eye for scores setting him apart as something special and has landed him a PwC All-Star and Young Footballer of the Year.

     

    2018 PwC All-Stars Hurling

     

    Goalkeeper

     

    1. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny) Previous winner in 2016

     

    Defenders

     

    1. Sean Finn (Limerick)
    2. Daithí Burke (Galway) Previous winner in 2015/16/17
    3. Richie English (Limerick)
    4. Pádraic Mannion (Galway) Previous winner in 2017
    5. Declan Hannon (Limerick)
    6. Dan Morrissey (Limerick)

     

    Midfielders

     

    1. Cian Lynch (Limerick)
    2. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Cork)

     

    Forwards

     

    1. Peter Duggan (Clare)
    2. Joe Canning (Galway) Previous winner in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2017
    3. Seamus Harnedy (Cork) Previous winner in 2013
    4. Patrick Horgan (Cork) Previous winner in 2013, 2017
    5. John Conlon (Clare)
    6. Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick)

     

     

    Breakdown

     

    Kilkenny 1

    Limerick 6

    Galway 3

    Clare 2

    Cork 3

     

    PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

    Hurling – Cian Lynch (Limerick)

    Young hurler of the year: Kyle Hayes (Limerick)


    Football – Brian Fenton (Dublin)

    Young footballer of the year: David Clifford (Kerry)

     

    McDonagh/Ring/Rackard/Meagher Players of the Year

    Lory Meagher – James Weir (Sligo)

    Nickey Rackard – Declan Coulter (Donegal)

    Christy Ring – Paddy McKenna (Kildare)

    Joe McDonagh – Edward Byrne (Carlow)

     

  • Limerick are back in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final.

    They have beaten Galway 27 points to 24 in their last four clash at Croke Park.

    They will face Waterford in the decider in a fortnight.

    Galway's Joe Canning had to be stretchered off in the 61st minute, after scoring 12 points.

  • Dublin senior hurling manager Mattie Kenny is to stay put with the county for the 2020 campaign, after rumours that his name was in the hat to replace Micheál Donoghue at Galway.

    Donoghue departed his role with the Tribesmen this week after four years in charge.

    Kenny accepted a three-year term from the Dublin County Board in November of last year, and it is understood he intends to see out that commitment.

  • Due to overnight snow the GAA has confirmed that the following games fixed for today have been postponed and subject to pitch inspections will be played tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, March 19 at the same venue and at the same time.

    • AFL Roinn 2: Louth v Meath
    • AFL Roinn 3: Offaly v Sligo
    • AFL Roinn 4: Waterford v Leitrim, Wicklow v Limerick
    • AHL Roinn 1: Offaly v Kilkenny, Dublin v Tipperary, Wexford v Galway
    • AHL Roinn 2A Final: Westmeath v Carlow

    The AFL Roinn 2 Down v Tipperary match fixed for today is also postponed. However, this match has not been refixed for tomorrow due to the fact that it is not a Public Holiday in the Six Counties. The CCCC will confirm refixture details for this game on Tuesday.

    The GAA will continue to monitor pitches throughout the morning and further updates will be issued on gaa.ie and on official GAA social media platforms.

  • Midwest News understands that all three candidates nominated for the Galway Senior Hurling Managers position have decided to withdraw from the process to select the new manager.

     

    Yesterday, former Galway U21 hurling manager Tony Ward indicated he was not going forward to the interview process and now both Noel Larkin and Francis Forde have also pulled out of the race to become senior manager.

     

    Interviews with the candidates had expected to be set up imminently but now the wait goes on to find a successor to Micheal Donoghue.

  • Former Na Piarsaigh manager Shane O’Neill is set to be appointed as the new Galway senior hurling boss.

    With interviews having taken place earlier this week, O’Neill impressed the selection committee with his vision for the team, and the county’s management committee are set to endorse his candidacy today before clubs ratify him.

    In his five seasons in charge, Shane O’Neill guided Na Piarsaigh to an All-Ireland title in 2016 as well as the final last year. He was also manager when they claimed two county titles and two Munster crowns.

  • Eirgrid U20 All-Ireland Football Final 
    Kildare 1-18 
    Mayo 1-16

    All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 
    Dublin 4-24 
    Roscommon 2-16

    Tyrone 1-17 
    Donegal 1-13

    All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Replay
    Galway 1-17 
    Clare 2-13

  • Waterford are back into an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final for the first time since 2017.

    In his first year in charge, Liam Cahill has brought them to the decider after they beat Kilkenny 2-27 to 2-23 at Croke Park this evening.

    Stephen Bennett and Darragh Lyons with the goals for the Déise in the second half after they went into the break 7 points down.

    Galway and Limerick meet in the other semi-final tomorrow afternoon at 4pm in Croke Park.