TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 18th September 2018)

Galway Daily courts Man sentenced for Christmas Eve assault in Tuam

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


Tuam Golf Club 

14 – 16th September 2018 
Scratch cups – Senior
1st Gross: Jamal Sabir (0) 73
1st Nett: Darragh Cunningham (2) 75

1st Gross: Philip Somers (5) 76
2nd Gross: Seamus Kelly (5) 77 b/d
3rd Gross: David Burke Jnr. (5) 77
1st Nett: John C Davin (8) 70

1st Gross: Michael T Roche (11) 80
2nd Gross: Conor McLoughlin (14) 83
3rd Gross: Kenny Fahy (12) 85
1st Nett: Michael Ryder (11) 75

1st Gross: Paddy Coyne (19) 86
2nd Gross: Bernard Glynn (18) 90
3rd Gross: Gerry King (19) 94
1st Nett: Ivor Gleeson (27) 73.


Tuam Camogie 

Congrats to our wonderful u6 & u8s who participated in a blitz in Abbeyknockmoy on Sunday. Thanks to Abbey for hosting & for the great welcome we received.

We encourage all parents and children to attend the underage blitzes as it is vital for the development of the girls.

Well done to the u11 team who fought well against a strong Mountbellew/Moylough side in Mountbellew last Thursday.

U12/u13 competitions continue – wishing both teams the best of luck.

Thanks to Brian Griffin, county development coordinator, for joining our training session last Saturday and showing our players some essential tips for the game.

Looking forward to having him join us for our Pull Together programme on Saturday 22nd.  All Moms & Dads participating don’t forget runners/boots.

We encourage all parents to get involved in this short programme.

Please place your club hoodie orders before October 6th as this will be the last date for ordering.

Our end of year celebration will be in the Ard Ri Hotel on November 16th and our annual fun table quiz November 23rd in the Ard Ri Hotel.

Further information from our club secretary, Nancy  087 2846768.


Tuam AC Juveniles 

Training for the upcoming cross-country championships has commenced for all juvenile athletes. A number of our athletes will compete on Saturday 22nd September at the Castlegar open cross-country event in Doughiska.

This is an Athletics Ireland permitted event featuring kids cross-country relay races for juvenile members. On Sunday, 7th October, the even ages cross country championships will take place in the Palace Fields with the uneven ages event taking place in Loughrea on Sunday, 21st October.

Parents who took sponsorship cards for the upcoming Hell and Back fundraiser are kindly asked to return all cards at your earliest convenience.

The Annual Champions Cup cross country event, hosted by Finn Valley AC will take place on Sunday 30th September at 12.30 in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. This event is open to club members aged U9-U16. Contact Marie for further details (087 8379059).

Training times as follows:

Monday: U7 and U8 St. Jarlath’s College (TBC) 

Wednesday: U9 and above: Palace Fields – 6.30-7.30pm   

Friday: U9 and above: Palace Fields – 4.00-5.00pm 

Sunday: U9 and above: Palace Fields -10.00-11.00am  

Updates and further information regarding training may be found on the clubs Facebook page: Tuam AC Juveniles.


Dunmore MacHales LGFA 

50/50 lotto, 

Lotto collectors for next Sunday 23rd September are Jarlath & Janet Slattery & Michael & Nicola Slattery. Lotto draw on Monday 24th sept in the Dun Ri. Tickets available in all of the businesses in Dunmore.

U14 ladies. The U14 ladies Championship unfortunately came to an end last weekend, when they suffered defeat in cup semi-final by Glenamaddy. Well done to all the girls on an excellent year of football and many thanks to the management team for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.

Our U16 ladies play Naomh Mhuire on Monday 17th in shield semi-final. Please check FB for up to date results.

Our Senior ladies play Corofin in round 3 of Championship in Dunmore on Friday evening at 8pm. Good luck to all involved, and please come to support our senior team.

Cash for clobber collection continues at the dressing rooms.  No duvets, pillows or cushions please.


Abbeyknockmoy Hurling 

Seniors lost to Athenry by 3-11 to 0-14 at the weekend. Athenry with two early goals made it a hilly start for Abbey but they fought back to be only three down at break 2-3 to 0-6.

It was tit for tat all the way through second half and Abbey were three down approaching full time when they received a penalty which was then inexplicably changed to a ’21 after the referee consulted with the umpire. The definition of inside the box must be different in Loughrea.

Unfortunately, the ’21 was missed and Athenry wrapped up proceedings with a late goal.

A good performance from the lads. Paul Flaherty was superb from play and on the frees as usual. We now have one game left against Ardrahan. We are level on points with Moycullen but we have a superior scoring difference.

Hopefully we can beat Ardrahan so we won’t have to be relying on the Athenry Moycullen result to avoid the relegation scrap.

Our U15’s backed up the Pearses win with a win over Ardrahan last week. Well done lads.

Round 3 report from Kilconeiron game next week. Abbey already into cup semi final which is on Thursday 20th.

Full club meeting tonight (Wed) at 9pm

Lotto numbers 10 Sep: 3, 23, 25, 31. 

No Winner, no match 3. Lucky Dip: Enda Maher.

Thanks to all for supporting us in our lotto. Play online at: www.abbeyknockmoy.gaa.ie/club-lotto

You can purchase 10, 25 or 52 draws. €2 per line or 3 for €5 in normal envelopes in the various pubs and shops in the parish.

There is a golf classic fundraiser for the Galway senior hurling training fund on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of September in Portumna Golf club.

Teams of four €200, food on the course, spot prizes on the day and the best GAA club top ranked team will receive a special GAA prize.

If anyone wants to enter a team, sponsor a tee box at €50 or give any support it would be greatly appreciated.

The hurlers have given us massive enjoyment over last few years and would be great to show our support not only on the big days but in preparation for next year also.

Any questions feel free to call Declan on 086 815 9309.


Corofin GAA 


Congratulations to our under 13 team who captured the Division 1A title defeating Caherlistrane by 1-8 to 0-5.  The game was played in Headford on Sunday. Shane Canavan captained the team.

The manager is Alan Kelly and mentors included Cecil Looney, Brian McDonald, and Tommie O’Brien.  The team did a victory tour of the parish on Sunday evening. Well done to all involved.


Our minors were defeated by Northern Gaels (Glenamaddy-Glinsk-Williamstown) in Corofin on Saturday evening on a score line of 0-12 to 3-12.   We play Caherlistrane in Corofin at 7.30 pm on Friday evening.

Congratulations to the Tony Gill and Matthew Cooley who have been selected for the Electric Ireland Minor Football Team of the Year 2018.  Well done lads.

We had a busy Sunday evening in Mountbellew when we played two junior games, winning both.

We defeated Ballinasloe in the Junior North Board semi-final by 4-17 to 0-2.  The goals came from Cathal Newell (2), Justin Burke and Conor Newell. The other semi-final between Mountbellew-Moylough and Kilkerrin-Clonberne ended in a draw at 13 points each.

Our second game that evening was the Junior C Championship North final group game against Mountbellew-Moylough.  The final score in a hard-fought game was Corofin 3-5 to Mountbellew-Moylough 0-10. Our goals were scored by Seán Silke, Oisín Corcoran and Seán Raftery.

We now top the group with all our five games played. Well done everyone.

Our Junior A team will play the North Board final against Pádraig Pearses at 1.30 pm in Barnaderg on Saturday.  We send best wishes to the team and ask for your support at this game.

Our seniors will play their final group game against St James’ in Pearse Stadium at 2.15 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to Ian Burke who received an All-Star nomination.


Our under 8 team travelled to Newbridge Sarsfields GAA Club in Co. Kildare on Saturday to take part in a blitz with 48 teams from around the country.  All enjoyed a great day out. Special thanks to all players, parents and coaches for travelling and to our hosts Newbridge Sarsfields.


The Club offers its sympathy to the families and friends of Mary Burke, Manchester, who died recently.  She was a sister in law of Joe and Robert Burke, Caheravoola. May she rest in peace.


No winner of lotto jackpot and no match 3.  Numbers drawn 2, 4, 10, 32. Seller’s prize Gerry Collins. Next week’s jackpot is €7,850 and draw in Club Office.


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