Posted by Kieran Coyne in Sport.

The Buy a Block campaign for the Knockdoemore Park Community Sports and Social Centre is in full swing. This community project between Cairde Mór and Claregalway GAA will have meeting rooms, changing rooms, community offices and recreation facilities.


Fundraising is ongoing and to assist in this the Buy a Block campaign is organised by virtue of Silver, Gold and Bronze contributions which will be recognised on a permanent notice that will be part of the building interior. Volunteers are asked to get actively involved in the completion of this progressive community project. Posters have been put up at various points in the parish so keep an eye out for developments of this very significant community project.


The Community Sports Centre building in Knockdoemore is now well underway with steelworks and blocks rapidly rising from the ground. The centre will consist of meeting rooms, recreation and changing facilities and community facilities. To assist in financing this construction a major fundraiser is being planned and the committee tasked with progressing this work are getting a very positive response to their recently launched Buy a Block fundraising campaign.

Congratulations to Richie O’Donovan who has been appointed captain of the Galway Masters Footballers (over 40s). Richie plays full back with the team who are pursuing a three in a row this year. Hopefully the lads can achieve the same feat as that wonderful three in a row Sam Maguire winning Galway team of the mid sixties.

In Division 2 of the Senior Football league Claregalway are next playing on October 4th at home to Kilconly. Start time is to be confirmed.

In Division 1A West of the U12 league Claregalway’s next match is away to Barna on October 5th at 11am. Hard luck to the lads who were beaten 5–9 to 0–6 by Salthill-Knocknacarra on the 21st of September.


The Intermediates suffered a defeat in their final home game of the year on Sunday last against Kilconly. With preparation less than ideal, the team managed to dominate the opening half although but could not translate their dominance onto the scoreboard which ultimately has been an issue all year. We were hit with a late Kilconly surge late in the half and they managed to cut our lead to the minimum at the break with the scores in our favour 1–8 to 1–7. Conor Costello registered our goal with Enda O’Connell, Conor Glynn, Danny Cummins and the always dangerous Mark Rohan contributing our points.

Kilconly took control of proceedings in the second half and managed to tie the game almost instantly. They then hit a serious purple patch and raced into a six point lead after Paul Mannion converted a goal chance. We always managed to stay in the game and kept fighting to the end with Martin Kelly converting a penalty and some frees but it was not enough and Kilconly were worthy winners on the day.

This now leaves the team under pressure to maintain their Division 2 status with two away games remaining. The team that lined out were B O’Donoghue, M Goldrick, S Cunniffe, J Kearney, M Evans, C Costello, P Kearney, K Hansberry, C Glynn, S Moran, D Cummins, D Hennessy, M Rohan, E O Connell, M Kelly. Subs: D Hansberry, C Harte, P Griffin, E Feeney, B Creaven, P Fahy, C Hansberry.

Lotto numbers this week 9, 15,18, 25. There were two match-three winners Nuala Greaney Carnmore and Paul Nash Claregalway. The sellers prize went to Martin Joe Farragher. The Jackpot is now €2800 and the next draw is in the Summerfield Bar on Monday 6th of October.