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Senior Hurling Championship 2014—Opening Game

Carnmore v Sarsfields on 26th of April 2014 at 5pm in Kenny Park, Athenry

Carnmore do battle with Sarsfields at the Opening Game of the Championship on 26th March in Kenny Park, Athenry. The game ended in a draw. Full match report below.

Carnmore Senior Hurlers began their 2014 championship campaign against Sarsfields in a showery and windy Athenry on Saturday 26th of April. Although aided by the wind in the first half, Carnmore soon found themselves two points down, but had levelled the match by the 11th minute with points from Barry Hanley and Kevin Killilea. They finished the half strongly and led 8 points to 5 at half time. In the second half, Sarsfields made good use of the elements and had drawn level by the 42nd minute at 9 points apiece. Things didn’t look too good for Carnmore at this stage and Donie Fox went off injured. A well taken goal by George Hanley and a great point from play by Kevin Killilea, gave Carnmore a four point lead. Sarsfields fought back to level the match with a minute to go. Carnmore had a chance to win it with a long-range free, but it was narrowly missed and the game ended in a draw.

Final score
Carnmore 1–10
Sarsfields 0–13

Team: C Fahy, C Murray, J Garrett, A Davoren, O Grealish, D Fox, G Grealish, JP O’Connell (0–1), D Fahy, B Hanley (0–2), P Fox (0–1), K Killilea (0–1, 1–65, 0–3f) , G Hanley (1–1), A Reilly, J Byrne.

Report by Dylan McLoughlin


The replay of the draw match between Carnmore v Sarsfields took place on 3rd of May at 5pm in Kenny Park, Athenry, and resulted in a win for Sarsfields. Final Score Sarsfields 1–14: Carnmore 1–12.

Senior Championship Fixture

Carnmore v Padraig Pearses in Kenny Park, Athenry on Sunday 11th of May at 5pm.

Minor Hurling

The Minors are due to travel to Moycullen on Wednesday 14th of May to take on Moycullen at 7pm.

U16 Hurling

Apologies to the U16s. In last fortnight’s newsletter, it was incorrectly mentioned that Carnmore U16s were defeated against Ballygar on April 17th. They of course won that match. Final Score Carnmore 4–12, Ballygar 1–07. They played Ahascragh–Fohenagh on the 1st of May at 6.30pm in Ahascragh and the game ended level.

U11 Festival of Hurling

Carnmore U11s took part in the annual Festival of Hurling held in Pearse Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday 5th of May. They were fantastic representatives of the club, participating in the fes-tival in a spirited way, putting on a great display of hurling, teamwork and behaving wonder-fully. They met four teams in total, Castlegar, Moycullen, Clarin-bridge, and Salthill/Knocknacarra They topped their group, winning all their four matches. Well done to the U11 boys, stars in the making.

Pictured in Pearse Stadium at the U11s Festival of Hurling on 5th of May 2014, Group A. Back Row: Ryan Fox, Aodhan Byrne, Aaron Healy, Daniel Fox, Ryan O’Connell, Conor Maher, Jamie Lydon, Ryan Gaughan.  Front Row: Ronan Killilea, Gerry Owens, Ronan Hession, Michael Coleman, Riain Concannon, Sean McHugh, Sean Donovan.

U12 Hurling

Carnmore U12s played Clarinbridge at home on Friday evening last, 2nd of May in the third of their games in the Juvenile Hurling League. Carnmore U12s had a slow start in this match and appear a little lethargic in the first half, but still managed to be in the lead at half time. Throughout the match, Clarinbridge, took their scoring opportunities, and managed to put seven points on the scoreboard at the final whistle. It was not enough though to win them the game against the Carnmore side, who came to life in the second have. Final Score 2–08 to 0–07. The next U12 League match is against Salthill/Knocknacarra next week, fixture details to be confirmed.

Juvenile Training Times

  • U6 Pitch 1—Wednesday 6.30–7-30pm
    Contact Mike Ryan at [email protected] or 087 6690532
  • U8 Pitch 1—Wednesday 6.30–7.30pm
    Contact Tim Feeney at [email protected] or 087 3271311
  • U10 Pitch 2—Monday and Wednesday 6.30–7.30pm
    Contact Kevin Moran at [email protected] or 087 6780870
  • U12 Pitch 3—Monday and Wednesday 6.30–7.30pm
    Contact Derek Healy at [email protected] or 087 2888528
  • U14 Pitch 3—Monday 7.30–8.30pm and Wednesday 7.30–8.30pm
    Contact Liam Slevin at [email protected] or 087 9788853
  • U16 Pitch 2 —Monday 7.30–9pm and Wednesday 7.30–9p.m
    Contact Tom Cogley at [email protected] or 087 6687939

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe Press Release

On Friday next 9th of May 2014, Galway GAA has organised a pre-Championship open night at Kenny Park, Athenry commencing at 7pm.

Members of the Galway Senior Hurling and Football Panels will be in attendance along with members of their respective Management Teams. This will be a great opportunity for Galway supporters—children and adults alike—to come along and meet their County GAA Heroes. Those attending will have an opportunity to see both team panels train on the pitch, and afterwards to have an opportunity to meet and greet the players and managements, have photographs taken and get autographs.

Photo cards of both teams will be available for this purpose. The evening will also include face painting, a skills competition on the pitch, and a free raffle for Galway jerseys.


So come along and give your support to both our Senior Football and Hurling Teams as they prepare for the 2014 All-Ireland Championships.

Galway Footballers open their Championship campaign against London in Ruislip on Sunday 25th of May and the Hurlers begin their campaign in the Leinster Championship on June 1st with a game against the runners-up in the new round robin league format involving five teams—Antrim, Carlow, Laois, London and Westmeath.

Michael Curley, PRO Galway GAA