Posted by Kieran Coyne, Claregalway GAA Club in Sport.

Congratulations to our U12 boys team who were crowned City League Division 1 Champions last Friday evening after an enthralling encounter with St James in Westside. We trailed 2–1 to 0–6 at half time but a wonderful second half performance of grit and determination saw our captain (and birthday boy!!) Jake Buckley lift the cup.

Scorers: Cillian Whelan 1–3, Riain Concannon 0–3, Eanna Ó Loinsigh 0–1, Gerard Ó Riordan 0–1, Stephen Healy 0–1.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches on this great achievement. Thank you to all the parents and supporters who came to the match to shout on the lads. Thanks also to Audi Galway our team’s sponsor and our club for the post match refreshments.

Not content with winning one competition last weekend, the same group of players took part in the Clarinbridge GAA Invitational 11 a-side Tournament on Saturday morning. Victories over Headford, St James and Clarinbridge in the group games was followed by an impressive win over Moycullen in the final rounding off a fantastic footballing weekend for the lads.  Well done again to all involved and many thanks to Clarinbridge GAA for the invitation to an excellently organised tournament.

Hard luck to our U12 Girls who played Cahrelistrane in the replay of the League Final in Tuam Stadium. Final score Caherlistrane 1–9 to Claregalway 1–3. Well done to the girls and Management Helen Ó Riordan and David Flaherty, who put in so much effort.

In U14 Ladies final preparations are ongoing for the National Féile which is being held in Cork and Kerry over the weekend. June 24–26th. The Girls are getting very excited and our new gear has arrived and will be distributed on Wednesday evening in the clubhouse. We would like to thank our Main Sponsors, Des and Deirdre Murphy of Murphy Commercials in Baunmore and Liam and Deirdre Slevin from Kesel Construction in Claregalway for their very generous support. The Girls Play Naomh Mhuire in Maree on Tuesday evening June 21st in their final game of the league. This will be their final tune-up before Féile.


We head to Cork on Friday Morning and at 5.45pm after meeting our Host club Passage West we take on Mayo representatives Westport, followed immediately by our second game against Cork club Douglas. We will play our host club Passage West on Saturday Morning and depending on our results we will be travelling to Rathmore Co. Kerry to play in the Quarter final. We then travel back to Carrigaline for the Féile Parade and pizza party on Saturday Evening. All of the Semi-final and Finals will take place in and around Killarney on Sunday.

We would like to congratulate our Girls who took part in the Regional Camogie Féile last weekend and also our Club-mate Danny Cummins and his Galway team-mates on a fine win over Mayo last weekend in The Connacht Senior Championship and finally the U12 Boys who defeated St. James in the U12A City League Final

Claregalway Gaelic Football Summer Camp will take place on week beginning August 15th, from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday in Claregalway GAA Grounds, Knockdoemore Park. For ages 6–13 the cost is €50 for 1st child, €45 for 2nd child, €40 for 3rd and so forth on a sliding cost scale. Application Forms now available at Notice Board in Cairde Mor Club House, Knockdoemore. To book email [email protected].