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Junior ‘A’ League

Claregalway 2–11
Oranmore/Maree 1–11
at Oranmore

To come: Good Friday At Home to Carna/Cashel, Easter Sunday At Home to Na Piarsaigh

Minor ‘A’ League

Claregalway 2–12
Salthill 3–7
at Claregalway

Barna 0–12
Claregalway 0–9
at Barna

As spirited a display in the second half as seen for many a day after being 8 points in arrears at half-time marked the first round game against Salthill. Derek Murray scored 1–10, 6 points from frees.

The game in Barna was badly affected by a pre-match downpour which turned the pitch into a bog. Although we led by 2 points at half time Barna got the upper hand later on. In a close finish Patrick Walsh was unlucky to have a goal disallowed.

To come: Round 3 April 4th—Away to Oranmore 7pm, Round 4 April 15th—At Home to Ml.Breathnach 7pm, Round 5 April 22nd—Away to Carraroe 7pm

U16 ‘A’ League

We lost the opening game in the League to a much bigger St.Michaels team. There has been a great turnout of the panel and the upcoming fixtures are:

  • Round 2 April 7th—At Home to Carraroe
  • Round 3 April 14th—Away to Oranmore/Maree
  • Round 4 April 21st—At Home to Barna
  • Round 5 April 28th—Away
  • Round 6 May 5th—Away to Salthill
  • Round 7 May 12th—At Home to Ml. Breathnach

All games at 7pm.

U14 ‘A’ League

Training is on Fridays at 7pm. The County League fixtures are:

  • Round 1 April 17th—At Home to Salthill
  • Round 2 April 24th—Away to Moycullen
  • Round 3 May 8th—At Home to St.Michaels
  • Round 4 May 15th—Away to Mervue
  • Round 5 May 22nd—Away to Oranmore/Maree
  • Round 6 May 29th—At Home to Ml. Breathnach
  • Round 7 June 5th—Away to Carraroe

All games at 7pm.

Féile Peil na nÓg on Saturday May 2nd

16 Teams from the top Clubs in the county play their Group games at 4 venues—Salthill, Corofin, Oranmore and Tuam. We travel to Corofin and our games (15 minutes a side) are:

  • 11.45am Claregalway V Annaghdown
  • 12.45pm Claregalway V Mervue
  • 3.15pm Claregalway V Corofin


U12 City League

Claregalway had a good win over Spiddel in Spiddel. In a very entertaining and high scoring game on Palm Sunday at the Leisure Centre, Claregalway put in a great second half effort against a talented Renmore side and pulled back a big half time deficit to 5 points. The score was Renmore 6–11, Claregalway 6–5.

To come: Thursday April 9th—At Home to Barna at 7pm, Thursday April 16th—At Home to Fr Griffins at 7pm, Sunday April 19th—Away to Salthill East at 11am.

Baile an Chláir

If a full description of the Club’s history is written, the author may wish to record several prolonged discussions on Irish placenames for Claregalway. Parkinson would be reassured to know that we obey some of his rules! So, let us recall again an extract from Aodán McGlynn’s article of July/August 1997 which points to Baile an Chláir being the original version:

Claregalway—”There is a place in Galway which was formerly called by this name, where a great Abbey was founded in the thirteenth century, and a Castle in the sixteenth, both of which are still to be seen in ruins; the place is mentioned by the Four Masters, who call it Baile-an-Chláir, but it retains only a part of this old name, being now called Clare-Galway to distinguish it from other Clares.”

Reference: P.W.Joyce in The Origin and History of Irish Names of Places, Vol.1 p.427. Research in recent weeks by Paul Concannon has provided further evidence for the same conclusion. Another reference for Baile an Chláir is entered in the AA Road Book of Ireland, Gazetteer 1970 p.122 (The Town of the Plain). It is also found in Gaiscigh an Achreidh (1985) pp 34, 49. As a result Baile an Chláir is the name chosen for the Club’s logo.

Sean O Flannagáin PRO