After a good win over Caherlistrane in the championships, Claregalway lost the quarter-final to Annaghdown in Cregg on Wednesday July 17th. After being the sharper side in the first half and leading at half-time by 2 points, they were unable to match Annaghdown in the second half.
It was a good effort at the ‘A’ level and thanks are due to their manager Fergus Madden and P. J. McGovern and to Seán Dunleavy for donating the strip.
Claregalway have qualified for the league final after an unbeaten run. They play Corofin in the decider. In the championship we went under to Mountbellew after a replay. Both games were well contested and we missed a few chances over the 2 hours of play.
Ted Webb Inter-County Cup U16
U16 teams from Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, etc. competed. Galway has 2 teams, County and City. Damien Noonan, Derek Murray, Keith Holland, Liam Hyland and Phillip Ryan were on the city panel
With a younger than usual team we had an excellent turnout for the 6 Co. League games. Most of the panel are U-14 again next year.
Féile na nÓg
32 teams took part in the Championship blitz at various venues around the county on the week-end Sat/Sun, May 4-5. Claregalway competed in Group 3 at Caherlistrane and, though not winning, put up spirited displays against Corofin, Caherlistrane and Caltra. Those present saw Claregalway creating a fair share of chances but a few turning points including a penalty miss against Caherlistrane made a big difference in the end. To the panel—Well Done.
The City League will be played in the autumn. All 1995 U12 players are eligible.
The League starts on Sun. August 25th, when we play Killanin in the Leisure Centre at 11am. Games are played on every Sunday morning thereafter against Salthill, Éire Óg, Oranmore, Ml. Breathnach, St. Michaels. Oughterard.
FÉ 10 agus FÉ 8
The big turnout of U10s and U8s is a feature of the year and there is a great buzz on the small pitch every Sunday morning.
Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael visited Claregalway School on May 28 last. He was welcomed by P. Coen, Principal, on behalf of the pupils and teachers and by M. Higgins, Club Chairman.
The physical fulfilment for years of voluntary effort, fund raising, rounding up support, etc. has culminated with the completion of the new Centre for the Club, dressing rooms, showers, etc. Club Chairman, Mick Higgins has headed up this project and he and his fellow officers deserve full tributes for these new facilities which are now there and which will be there for the coming generation and beyond.
Raheny GAA Club
U12 hurlers and footballers and adults visited Galway recently and stayed with us overnight. Carnmore Hurling Club and Ronan Walsh arranged a match on Saturday evening at Carnmore. We played a football match at the Leisure Centre on Sunday morning. Special thanks are conveyed to the parents who provided them with accommodation and transport.
Football Summer Camp
Over 60 juveniles participated in the AIB/Connacht Council summer camp organised by the Co. Galway Coaching and Games Development Committee at the Leisure Centre on July 1–5th last.
Michael Monaghan, Liscanninaune, whose help and advice we value highly, has been elected to the Connacht Council, GAA. He was formerly Secretary, Co. Football Board.
Patrick Stephens played with the Co. Galway minors in the Connacht League and Championships; Galway won out the League by beating Mayo at Clonbur.
Fergal Moore, Paul Francis, Paul Kilgannon helped St. Mary’s College win the Connacht Colleges First Years Football championship final against St. Jarlaths at Cregg; Dara O’Malley, A. Kearney were on the St. Jarlath’s team.
Ex-Juvenile footballer Brian Holland was on the Galway Vocational Schools hurling team which reached the All-Ireland final against Cork in Limerick; Gary Hurney and Joe Hession were on the panel. L. Hyland, P. Stephens, A. Monaghan, D. Moore won Connacht Colleges Junior football medals with St. Mary’s who beat Summerhill, Sligo in the final.
Co. Galway Schools Selection
Michael Maguire, Dermot Hession, Gary Dillon, Thomas Moran and Stephen Cunniffe played on the county team in the exhibition games during half-time at the big Connacht Senior Matches in Sligo and Tuam.