TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 17th July 2018)

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Amy Coen, Katie Quigley, Karen Connolly and Aoife Coen pictured following the Galway Ladies Minors magnificent over Cork in the All-Ireland Final.

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



Our weekend V Par competition was sponsored by Luke O’Brien Shoes 

1st Larry Bane  (18) 7up  
2nd Christy Tighe (19) 6up
Gross David Burke (5) 1dn
3rd John wall (8) 5up b/d
Css 1up

Ladies results: 
1st Siobhan Joyce (23) 6 up 
2nd Annette Dolan (38) 4 up
3rd Shona Hendrick (17) 3 up b/d
CSS 70



The Irish Life Health Juvenile track and field championships took place over the weekend in Tullamore where members from our Juvenile club competed with the very best in the country over 2 days of competition.

There were no medals for the club on this occasion but members did not disappoint with personal bests aplenty over the two days.

On Saturday, Aine Maguire and Myah Gallagher competed in a very high standard field in the girls 600m final. Both girls ran exceptionally well in a very fast paced race with Aine achieving a personal best (PB) of 1.51.88.

Myah finished just behind Aine in a time of 1.55.08. Oisin Phelan represented the club in the boy’s U13 600m event. Despite a very fast pace race, Oisin fought hard and finished with a PB of 1.50.58.

Jack Mannion went into the National finals as the U16 high jump Connacht Champion and he secured a top 5 finish with a final jump of 1.55. Isabelle Moynihan competed in the U15 100m and high jump events. She finished 10th in the U15 girls high jump and ran a strong 100m finishing in a time of 13.99s.

Ryan O’ Connor achieved a PB in the U16 boys long jump with an exceptional jump of 5.24. This was a great achievement for Ryan who is a relative newcomer to athletics. Ella Rafferty took part in the U15 discus and shot putt.

She had a top 10 finish in the discus with a throw of 20.14m and finished 11th in the shot putt with a throw of 6.64m. Jack Hession competed in the U15 long jump and finished in 8th position with a jump of 4.54.

He also ran a solid heat in the boy’s U15 100m finishing in 14.03s but just falling short of the qualification time for the final. Ross Cosgrove participated in the U14 long jump and finished in 11th position overall with a jump of 4.55.

Ross just missed out on the qualification time for the final of the 80m sprint finishing in a time of 10.85s. Danielle Moynihan ran in heat 2 of the girls U12 60m sprint. She ran extremely well in a very fast heat finishing in a time of 9.05s.

Congratulations to all our members who competed over the weekend and to their coaches, Joanna Kiely, Marian Coleman, Olivia Fitzpatrick and Martin Kenny, for all their dedication and commitment over the past few months. Day 3 of the Juvenile track and field finals will take place on Sunday next 22nd July. 

This will mark the final day of competition for our Juvenile members in what was a very busy and successful athletics season for all.

The Athletics Ireland Summer Camp will take place at St. Jarlath’s College from 30th July to the 3rd August. This camp is for children aged 6-12 years. Further details and link to registration may be found on the Tuam AC Juveniles facebook page.



50/50 Lotto: Lotto collectors for Sunday 22nd July are Yvonne & Paul Kearney & Paul & Deirdre Cheevers. Next draw will take place on 30th July.  Make sure you are in to win.

Congratulations to Lorraine Meehan and the Galway Minors who defeated Cork in the All Ireland A Minor final, by a score line of 5-7 to 2-15. Well done to all.

Well done to the Community games U12 football team who were competing last weekend in the Connacht Finals. Unfortunately, Ballinamore of Leitrim proved too strong for the Dunmore girls in the Connacht Semi Final, but the girls put in a great performance. Well done to all involved.

CASH FOR clobber: collection continues at the dressing rooms of unwanted clothing to raise much needed funds for the ladies club. No duvets please.




Well done to Galway footballers who defeated Kerry in the Super Eights phase 1 to claim their first win over the kingdom in championship since 1965.

The final score was Galway 1-13 to Kerry 1-10, with Ian Burke contributing two points from play and being involved in many other scores in the course of the game.  Galway play Kildare next Sunday at 2.00 pm, in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge in phase 2 of the Super Eights.

The Club sends best wishes to Paul Conroy who sustained a serious injury in the game.


Galway collected their fourth Connacht Minor Connacht title in a row when they defeated Roscommon in the final in Hyde Park on Friday evening on a score line of 2-13 to 2-9.  This was the first ever minor title at U-17.

Congratulations to Man of the Match Matthew Cooley who scored five points and to the other Club players involved, Tony Gill and Conor Halbard.


We lost out to Tuam Stars in the league, division 1 by 0-13 to 0-14 played in Corofin on Tuesday of last week.

We play Salthill-Knocknacarra in the league at 7.00 pm on Saturday evening in the Prairie, Salthill.


Our under 16 team were defeated by Northern Gaels in division 1 (North) on a score line of 2-9 to 3-11, also played in Corofin on Tuesday of last week.

We defeated Monivea-Abbey by 6-9 to 5-10 in under 14 division 1 (North) played away on Friday evening.

Our under 13s defeated Mountbellew-Moylough by 3-10 to 4-5 in division 1A played at home on Saturday.


Congratulation to the Galway Minor Ladies Football team who captured the All-Ireland on Sunday, defeating Cork by 5-7 to 2-15.  Well done to the Corofin ladies who all played in the game, Karen Connolly, Amy Coen, Katie Quigley and Aoife Coen.


The Club offers its sympathy to Margaret Burke Anbally, whose mother, Kathleen Flaherty, Milltown, died at the weekend.  May she rest in peace.


The lotto numbers drawn were 16, 20, 27, 30.  We had no winners. The seller’s prize went to Patricia Langan.  Next week’s jackpot is €6,500 and the draw is in the Club Office. ‬


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