Minor Hurling Team into County Semi-Final
Athenry Minor A hurling side qualified for the county Semi-Final thanks to a well deserved victory over Castlegar at Pearse Stadium. The winners started well and built up a 4 point lead midway through the first half however Castlegar battled back and only one point seperated the sides at the interval. Athenry took the game to Cashel in the second half and were rewarded with some lovely points. With their defence getting on top and conceding little Paddy Rabbitte cut through to plant the ball in the Castlegar net to give Athenry an unaissable lead and they ran out deserving winners.
Final score Athenry 1-19 Castlegar 0-10.
Athenry: D Treacy, R Collins, E Lawless, J Dowling, M Hardiman, S Quirke (capt) ,B Haverty ,A Haverty, D Parr, P Rabbitte, A O Brien, R O'Donnell, E Ruane, B Lee, J Treacy. Subs used: D Morrissey, K Langan, R Jennings, E Brady and E Feeney.
Senior Hurling Championship
Athenry seniors may be classed as a developing side, but entered into the summer months off with a perfect record of two wins from two that placeed them top of Group 1 in the Senior B Hurling Championship. A late Noel Keogh goal helped them past Beagh two weekends beforehand, but their viictory this time around was more commanding in nature. James Divilly and Conor Burke set the tone from the halfback line, the duo contributing a point apiece and were complicit in Athenry's second goal, where Keogh was again on hand to apply a finishing touch to what was the best move of the match.
They recorded their third group win, defeating Ahascragh-Fohenagh, but had to withstand a strong second half fightback from 10-point deficit to secure their place in the knockout stages. Goalkeeper John Grealish smothered a late goal opportunity to level the game and Athenry weathered the storm.
Galway capture first Camogie League Title
Galway produced a performance fit for the occasion to dethrone four in-a-row-chasing Kilkenny and capture a first National League Division I Camogie tite in four seasons at Croke Park. The Tribeswomen were very impressive and well-organised throughout, and were more dominant than the two-point winning margin may suggest. Kilkenny were pedestrian in comparison, playing second fiddle to Cathal Murray's charges for long spells and went eight points down at one stage, a lead the winners never fully relinquished.
Three-in-a-row for Galway Minor Hurling Team
Three is the magic number or at least it was for Galway as they captured a first ever three in-a-row of All-Ireland minor hurling titles at Croke Park in what amounted to a facile 11-point victory over Kilkenny.
No joy for Presentation College in Post Primary School's Final
There was no joy for Presentation College in the All-Ireland Post Primary Senior A Hurling Championship Final at Tullamore.
The Senior Hurling Team had a six point win 4-13 to 2-13 over Ahascragh/Fohenagh at Loughrea to keep their Championship hopes on track.
Great Under 6 Hurling Blitz with Craughwell. Thanks to all the boys, their parents and coaches for a great effort.
Mary McGovern R.I.P.
St. Mary's GAA Club was profoundly saddened to hear of the passing of a great club stalwart Mary McGovern. Mary and her husband Sean were great servants of the club over many decades and were to the forefront in setting up and running the club's Lotto.
Two Athenry Under 12 Hurling teams played in the Killmacud Crokes Juvenile Hurling Tournament.
The Athenry A team narrowly lost to Waterford's Ballygunner in the final but the B team were successful against the hosts B team. Well done to all the players, manager Paddy Kelly and his mentors
Under 12 team that won the Michael Brennan Trophy in Ballygar
|Galway All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions 2019
Front Row: (left to right) Jack Linnane (Gort), Ruben Davitt (Oranmore-Maree), Liam Leen (Clarinbridge), Adam Nolan (Kilnadeema-Leitrim), Paddy Commins (Gort), Tiernan Killeen (Loughrea), Ian McGlynn (captain, Kilconieron), Michael Egan (Cappataggle), Colm Cunningham (Moycullen), Oisín Slevin (Ardrahan), Luke Prendergast (Ballinderreen), Matthew Rosengrave (Michael Cusacks), Sean McDonagh (Mountbellew-Moylough), Alex Connaire (Sarsfields) and John Cooney (Sarfields). Back Row: (left to right) Gavin Lee (Clarinbridge), Mark Hardiman (Athenry), Niall Glynn (Ahascragh-Fohenagh), Christy Brennan (Clarinbridge), Shane Morgan (Loughrea), Conor Slattery (Tommy Larkins), Greg Thomas (Ballygar), Enda Collins (Carnmore), Eoin Lawless (Athenry), Ryan Howley (Craughwell), Ben O’Connor (Ardrahan), Declan McLoughlin (Portumna), Cillian Callaghan (Castlegar), Eoin Killeen (Gort), Sean O’Hanlon (Turloughmore), Colm Molloy (Kilnadeema-Leitrim) and Éanna Davoren (Moycullen)
Conor Murphy of St Kieran’s, Kilkenny (left) and Presentation College’s Shane Quirke with referee Johnny Murphy before throw-in in the All-Ireland Post Primary Senior A Hurling Championship Final at Tullamore.
Congratulations to Carnaun National School winners of the Division 1A Hurling 11 a side Final against Kiltullagh on a score line of 7-10 to 3-6 at Loughgeorge. Well done to all the players and team management
Galway National League Division 1 Camogie Champions
Back: Laura Glynn (Sarsfields), Molly Mannion (Mountbellew-Moylough), Niamh Murphy (Clarinbridge), Laura Ward (Sarsfields), Karen Kennedy (Mullagh), Leanne Freaney (Athenry), Niamh Hanniffy (Oranmore-Maree), Sarah Healy (St. Thomas'), Heather Cooney (St. Thomas'), Sarah Dervan (captain, Mullagh), Catriona Cormican (Cappataggle), Dervla Higgins (Athenry), Maria Cooney (Sarsfields), Niamh McGrath (Sarsfields), Lisa Casserly (Balllnderreen), Ciara Murphy (Clarinbridge), Mairead Dillon (Kilconieron), Anne Marie Starr (Killimor): Front: Catriona Lee (Castlegar), Ellsha Broderick (Castlegar), Carrie Dolan (Clarinbridge), Catherine Finnerty (Mountbellew-Moylough), Sarah Spellman (Sarsflelds), Ava Lynskey (Ardrahan), Noreen Coen (Athenry), Niamh Kilkenny (Pearses), Ailish O'Rellly (Oranmore-Maree), Tara Kenny (Sarsflelds), Emma Helebert (Balllnderreen), Shauna Healy (Ardrahan), Lorraine Ryan (Kiltullagh-Killmordaly) and Aolfe Donohue (Mullagh).