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(Photo – Galway GAA)

Corofin’s qualification for the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final was the Galway GAA highlight of the weekend as Kevin O’Brien’s team overturned an early one-man deficit to book their place in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day against Nemo Rangers or Slaughtneil.

Martin Farragher was sent-off after just 70 seconds in a shocking decision after he got entangled with Moorefield full back Liam Healy.  But Corofin produced an excellent organised display before Liam Silke stepped up with the winning goal near the end.

Galway’s senior hurlers are on three wins from three thanks to two Joseph Cooney goals in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.  Even though they travel to Dublin next Sunday, this result sets them up for a promotion clash with Limerick in Salthill on March 4th.

Despite Kieran Molloy producing Padre Pio act getting to Santry for the second half on Saturday following Corofin’s win, NUIG came up just short in the Sigerson Cup Final as UCD edged home 1-13 to 2-9.

A Conor McCarthy first half goal brought UCD back into contention but second half strikes for Sean Kelly and Adam Gallagher seemed to turn things the Tribesmen’s way.  Only for Tipperary’s Liam Casey to deliver two winning scores for the Metropolitans” 34th crown.

Galway footballers’ six match unbeaten run came to an end in the Connacht FBD League Final as a late free gave Roscommon a 2-16 to 3-12 victory.

And three first half goals from Niamh Hanniffy (2) and Ailish O’Reilly gave Galway’s senior camogie team a second National League victory setting them up for a winner-takes-all game in Wexford next Sunday.


Domestically, the under 21 hurling and under 20 football championships took pride of place.  Ardrahan ran out eight-point winners in the under 21 A championship.  And Killimor were a goal to the good against Padraig Pearse as they secured an under 21 B semi-final place.

Claregalway and Mountbellew/Moylough also booked final four berths in the new look Under 20 North Football Championship.  And Naomh Anna Leitir Moir advanced to the same stage in the Under 20 B West competition.

And there was a full programme of games in the Under 20 B Football North championship with St. Gabriel’s, Headford, Menlough and St. Brendan’s picking up the wins.

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Semi-Final 

Corofin 1-6 Headford 0-6 (REPORT)

Allianz National Hurling League 

Galway 2-19 Offaly 0-14

Sigerson Cup Football Final 

UCD 1-13 NUIG 2-9 (REPORT)

Connacht FBD Football League Final

Roscommon 2-16 Galway 3-12

Littlewoods National Camogie League

Galway 3-11 Offaly 0-11

Challoner Trophies Under 21 A Hurling Championship 

Ardrahan 0-18 Castlegar 1-7

Challoner Trophies Under 21 B Hurling Quarter-Final 

Killimor 2-12 Padraig Pearses 1-12

Under 20 A Football Quarter-Finals 

Claregalway 1-12 Glenamaddy/Glinsk 0-7

Mountbellew/Moylough 2-9 Monivea/Abbey 0-13

Keogh Accountancy Group Under 20 B Football Quarter-Final 

Naomh Anna Leitir Moir 2-10 An Fhairce, Clonbur 0-7

Under 20 B Football North Football Championship 

St. Gabriel’s 3-13 Ballinasloe 0-6

Headford 2-7 Caltra 2-6

Menlough 2-16 Athenry 1-8

St. Brendan’s 1-12 Dunmore MacHales 1-10

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