TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 16th October 2018)

Mikey Kelly

Covering local sports news in Tuam and the surrounding areas including Abbeyknockmoy, Claremorris, Corofin, Dunmore, Kilconly, Sylane and Others.


Tuam AC Juveniles 

The Connaught Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships took place in Bushfield, Loughrea on Saturday. Many athletes from the club represented their local primary schools at this event.

In the Junior Girls 1000m race, Grace McGrath finished in 5th position with Grace Riordan following closely behind in 15th.

Both girls won individual medals for their efforts but also managed to win the gold medal in the team event where they represented Ballinderry N.S along with team members: Rebecca Moynihan, Ava Davey, Ciara Mooney and Jessica Moynihan.

Further success followed in the Senior girls 1200m race where Aoife Hession finished in 8th position overall.

Aoife was joined by her team members (Ballinderry N.S) including:  Danielle Moyhihan, Abbi McGrath, Abbie Daly, Aimee Keane and Leah Farragher, in winning the silver medal in the team category of the race.

Myah Gallagher was another successful club member finishing in 14th position in the Senior Girls race. Myah was representing Gaelscoil Iarfhlatha on the day.

Oisin Phelan ran superbly in the Senior Boy’s race and finished in 8th position. Oisin was representing Brierfield N.S.

The County Cross Country Championships (uneven ages) takes place in Bushfield, Loughrea on Sunday 21st October. Entries to be submitted to Marie Moynihan. See club Facebook page for further details.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Hell and Back 10k challenge in September and who raised a remarkable sum of €10,228.60.  

This cheque was recently presented to Martin Kenny, Chairman of We Are Tuam Community Sports Facility and other committee representatives, by the event organiser Julie Keane.  A special word of thanks to Julie for all of her hard work over the past number of months.

Julie is a member of the We are Tuam Community Sports Facility fundraising group and her dedication and commitment to the club are very much appreciated. Well done all!

The Annual General Meeting will take place in the Ard Ri Hotel on Tuesday 23rd October at 8pm.


Tuam Golf Club 

Men’s Results 14/10/18 

  1. Adrian Molloy (22) 38 pts.  2. Frank Clancy (26) 37 pts b/d. 3. Aidan Donnellan (15) 37 pts. gross – JohnWall playing (7) 29 gross points. CSS 36 Pts.

Ladies Results: 

1st Clare O Halloran (25) 39 Pts 2nd Jackie Cullen (16) 38 Pts Gross Marie Coen (17) 17 GPts 3rd Mary Davin (26) 34 Pts 4th Fionnuala Walsh (24) 33 Pts Cat A Jacqui McGrath (17) 31 Pts Cat B Valerie McGrath (26) 33 Pts Cat C Catherine Canavan (32) 31 Pts Past Captains Anneta O Neill (14) 30 Pts

Front Nine Evelyn Ronayne (29) 20 Pts Back Nine Annette Dolan (38) 15 Pts b/d  Css 37 Pts.


Corofin GAA 


We play Annaghdown in the senior championship semi-final in Tuam Stadium at 3.15 pm on Sunday.  Once again, we ask that you support our players in their effort to progress to the County final.  

The other semi-final will be contested by Mountbellew-Moylough and Salthill-Knocknacarra with throw in at 1.30 pm.  


Congratulations to our Junior team who defeated Mountbellew / Moylough by 0-14 to 1-9 in the North Board Junior Football Championship final played in Tuam Stadium, on Saturday. ‬ We will play An Fhairche – Clonbur, in the County final.  Details have yet to be confirmed.  

Well done also to our Junior C team who defeated Glenamaddy by 3-10 to 0-6 on Sunday.  Details of their next game are not confirmed at this stage.  


The TG4 Underdogs will take on Dublin in a challenge game under the lights in Parnell Park on Friday, October 19.  The game will be broadcast live on GAA Beo on TG4 with the ball being thrown in at 7.45. 

Enda Fleming has made it to the final panel of 29 players following a lengthy training programme and selection process under managers Ray Silke, former Cork Ladies Footballer, Valerie Mulcahy and former Kerry footballer Paul Galvin.  The Club sends best wishes to Enda in the game.  


Lotto numbers drawn were 5, 16, 17, 18.  Jackpot not won and one match 3, Mary Hynes.  Seller’s prize Gerry Collins. Next week’s jackpot is €8, 450 and draw is in the Club Office.


Abbeyknockmoy Hurling 

Our U15’s are County Champions again! This incredible group of players continue to progress up through the grades and continue to overcome every obstacle in their path.

Having won the U14B1 final last year this tight panel of players made light of the step up and have once again ended the year unbeaten as county champions, will play in A1 next year and have now added more silverware to their already fine collection of County medals.

They started off the campaign with two away fixtures against Pearses and Ardrahan and finished the group with a home fixture to Kilconieron.

As we finished top of the group, we got a home semi- final with Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry and progressed into the final to play Cois Farraige who came through the other group also unbeaten.

We were hit along the way with some serious injuries but every member of the panel stepped up their game and took advantage of the opportunity to express themselves and shine.

But nothing seems to phase these young men and their never say die attitude, dedication, commitment and will to win has to be witnessed to be believed and every one of them are an absolute credit to their families and club.

We played the final Sat 13th on a horrendously wet day for hurling in Carnmore and came away with a win on score line of 6-6 to 3-4.

We had a quick tour of the parish and were warmly welcomed by Mattie and Mary Ryan of Ryan’s Laraghmore where they kindly provided food and refreshments for all who attended which is much appreciated.

Huge thanks to all parents for their support all year in getting players to training and matches. Thanks to Abbeyknockmoy HC for their continued support.

Massive thanks to Seamus McWalter for his amazing rehab in looking after all our young players not only on this panel but all club players no wonder people travel far and wide to attend Seamus and get 1st class physio.

Panel was:

Jamie Burke, Kian Flaherty, Mark Crehan, Lennan Doyle, Sean Lydon, Darragh Burke, Gavin Kelly, Michael Molloy (capt), Jamie Collins, Shane Forde, Thady Moran (MOTM), Niall Farragher, Niall Mannion, Cian Forde, Kevin Maher, Daire King, James Quirke, Cian Quirke, Olin Murray, Cillian Rabbitte, Jake Haverty, Cuan Lennon, Dylan Cosgrove.

Management: Declan Molloy & Cathal Moran.

Abbey U21’s are fixed to play Portumna in Abbey this Sunday at 11am. Please support.

Club meeting this Thursday at 9pm in the clubhouse.

We hope to have a novel fundraiser this Christmas in that awkward time between Stephen’s day and the New Year when people are unsure what to do with themselves. Abbey Hurling club to the rescue again. You can thank us later!

This will be a very interesting and exciting event for everyone to witness so we hope you can be available. More details next week when there is more to say. And when we say novel, we don’t mean books.

Lotto numbers 8 October: 16, 19, 23, 31. 

No Winner and no Match 3.

Lucky Dip: Gerry Flaherty.


Abbeyknockmoy Handball


Dunmore MacHales LGFA 

BINGO! The ladies club will be holding a bingo fundraiser in the Town Hall on 4th November.  Save the date in your diaries! We would appreciate support from all of our members families at this annual event.

50/50 Lotto draw will take place on Monday 29th October. Collectors for 28th October are Barry & Joan Murray and Sinead & Pat Glynn.

OPEN MEETING:   Dunmore MacHales GAA Club is always trying to be the best club we can for our community. We are now ready to embark on improving our Clubs Dressing & Gym rooms and we need your help to bring this project to fruition.

Your assistance as members of the Community would be warmly welcomed with these efforts.   We are appealing to EVERYONE to get involved and show support by attending this open meeting @ 8pm in the Enterprise Centre, Thursday 18th Oct

CASH FOR CLOBBER: collection continues at the dressing rooms. If you’re having a clear out please donate all unwanted clothing, shoes, bags, towels etc to raise funds for the ladies club. Bags can be left at the dressing rooms. No duvets please.


Details of upcoming and recent events will be online at 5pm every Tuesday.   

If your club or society has any information you want to share, please contact sport@www.galwaydaily.com with news/results/reports/events/pictures etc.  You name it, we want it!  And anything received before 10pm the previous Monday night will be included.