TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 23rd October 2018)

Tuam AC
Boys U9 (1st place) Back (L-R) Eanna McGrath, Cian McGinn, Odhran Kelly, Thomas Riordan. Front (L-R) Fionn Mitchell, Ben Hynes and Oisin Munnelly.

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


Tuam Golf Club 

Tyrrells Insurance/Auctioneers  21/10/2018  
1.Rae Gilmore (21) 36pts b/d 
2.John Kelly (10) 36pts
Gross:Morgan Lynch (3) 29gpts
3.Sean Acton (7) 35pts

Ladies competition sponsored by Patrice’s Art of Beauty: 
1st Ann Treacy (20) 36 Pts  
2nd Sheila Mahon (36) 35 Pts
Cat A Breege Finnerty (16) 33 Pts
Cat B Clare O Halloran (25) 30 Pts
Cat C Mary Casey (31) 30 Pts
CSS 34 Pts


Tuam AC 

It was a busy week of athletics with members taking part in both the Allianz Cumann na Bunscol XC Championships in Renmore on Friday and in the County XC Finals in Bushfield, Loughrea on Sunday.  

Congratulations to Danielle Moynihan (representing Ballinderry NS) who won the Cumann na mBunscol 800m Junior Girls event. Danielle was joined by team members Grace McGrath who finished in 3rd position, Abbi McGrath in 5th and Grace Riordan in 13th.

The girls won the team gold for Ballinderry N.S.

Our athletes had further success in the Senior Girls and Boys 1000m race with Aoife Hession (Ballinderry N.S) and Oisin Phelan (Brierfield NS) both finishing in 2nd position in their respective races. Congrats also to Eva Burke (Belmont NS) who finished in 3rd position in the Senior Girls race.

Other club members who took part included: Sean Breslin, Isaac Costello, Matthew Hession, Gemma Casserly, Ciarán O’ Donnell, Cillian Comer, Sarah Murphy and Michelle Hession.

The County XC Finals (uneven ages) took place in Bushfield, Loughrea on Sunday with forty-three athletes from the club participating in U9-U17 events.

Tuam AC members performed exceptionally well in all races with many athletes securing both medals and qualification for the Connacht finals next month. One of the main highlights of the day was in the U9 Girls race where Eimear Fallon led for much of the race and stormed home to take the gold medal. 

Eimear was joined by team mates Chloe Mannion, Aisling Hession, Saoirse Maguire and Evie Gallagher. The girls won the team bronze based on their combined finishing positions.

Two teams from the club took part in the Boys U9s race. The boys did not disappoint with four athletes from the club finishing in the top 7 in what was a thrilling race.

Cian McGinn, Eanna McGrath, Odhran Kelly and Thomas Riordan all ran exceptionally well with Cian just edged out of first position by Alan Hallinan from Craughwell AC.

Well done to Cian McGinn (2nd), Eanna McGrath (3rd), Odhran Kelly (4th), Thomas Riordan (7th), Oisin Munnelly (13th) and Ben Hynes (17th) who claimed the gold medal in the team event.

Congrats to Alfie, Dowling, Ruairi Costello, Daragh Brady and Fionn Mitchell who all ran very well with their team finishing in 8th position overall.

Further success followed in the U11 Girls race when Clodagh Fallon ran superbly to finish in 2nd position. Also running very well were Sarah Hartnett (7th), Grace Riordan (13th), Savanagh O’ Callaghan (15th), Caoimhe Phelan and Ciara Mooney.

The girls won the gold medal in the team event. Caoilagh Kelly, India Cunniffe, Ella Costello and Leah Delaney made up the second team from Tuam AC in this race and their team finished in 7th position.

Tuam AC fielded two teams in the Boys U11 race. Ciaran O’ Donnell led home the Tuam boys running a strong race to finish in 4th position. Ciaran was followed closely by Isaac Costello (10th), Ryan Hession (19th), Matthew Mannion (21st), Rian Burke and Matthew Hession.

The boys won the bronze medal in the team event. Well done to Conor Haverty, Conor Mongey and Frankie Dowling who all ran very well but just finished outside the medals in the team rankings.

Two girls took part in the U13 race. Well done to Aoife Hession and Sarah Mongey who both represented the club over the 2.5km distance. Congrats to Aoife who finished in 5th position.

The boys U13 team won the silver medal in the team event with Oisin Phelan running an outstanding race to finish in second position. Oisin was joined by team members Cian Halligan (9th), Sean Rhattigan (10th), Ross Mitchell (12th), Ryan O’ Donnell (15th) and Kevin Munnelly (16th).

Finally, well done to Ciara Maguire who finished in 7th position in the Girls U17 4k race and who has qualified for the Connacht XC Championships next month.

Well done to everyone who took part in Renmore and Loughrea over the past few days and special thanks to all the coaches and parents for their commitment to training and travelling to support our members over the past few weeks.

The Club AGM will take place on Tuesday 23rd October at 8pm in the Ard Ri Hotel. We are hoping for a good turnout of parents to ensure the continued growth and success of the club.


Dunmore MacHales LGFA 

The Dunmore MacHales committees would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting Friday night & were delighted with the crowd that showed up and gave support. The feedback is very positive & the project will kick off this week.

The first fundraising committee meeting this Thursday 25th at 8:30pm in the Dunmore national school. If any members of the community want to join us it would be much appreciated.


Abbeyknockmoy Hurling 

Abbey defeated Portumna in the U21 championship by 7-18 to 1-11. Great win lads.

Team: 1 Glenn Moran 2 John McHugh 3 Jason Flaherty 4 Dylan Moran 5 Barry Loftus 6 Dara Coleman 7 Eric Neilan 8 Cathal Cooley 9 Philip Muldowney 10 Fionnán Garvey 11 Liam McCarthy 12 Keith Boyle 13 Martin Finn 14 Colm Flaherty 15 Jason Joyce.

Well done to our U10 panel who competed in the Connacht Blitz in the Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Ballyhaunis yesterday and played several games showing great skill, commitment and team spirit. Well done lads.

Thanks to Rory, Pat, Wayne & Declan for looking after the lads yesterday and for their dedication all year.

Lotto numbers 15th October: 2, 19, 21, 28. No Winner. No Match 3.

Lucky Dip: Niall Jennings.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.

AHC will be hosting a white-collar boxing tournament over the Xmas period, probably the 28th December. This should be a great night and will be publicised in more detail in the coming weeks. The lads have already started training and eating raw eggs. Some great fights lined up also.

Sibling rivalry will be the order of the day in the main fight too! Don’t miss it.


Corofin GAA 


We defeated Annaghdown in the senior championship semi-final by 0-12 to 0-8 played in Tuam Stadium on Sunday.  We will play Mountbellew-Moylough in the County final in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, with throw in at 3.00.

Sincere thanks for the tremendous support given to the team in Tuam and hopefully we can win again with you support next Sunday.  Good luck to the players and all involved.


We play An Fhairche-Clonbur in the Junior Football Championship Final at 3.00 pm in Tuam Stadium on Saturday.

We play Mountbellew-Moylough in the County Senior Final at 3.00 pm in Pearse Stadium on Sunday.

We play Annaghdown in the Junior C Football Championship at 2.00 pm in Tuam Stadium on Monday.


We play Caherlistrane in under 16 division 1 at 7.00 pm Wednesday.  This is a home game for Corofin.


The TG4 Underdogs played Dublin in a challenge game under the lights in Parnell Park last Friday.  Although well beaten on the night, the team should be proud of their achievement in participating in this novel event.

Well done to Enda Fleming who came on as a sub in the second half. Well done also to Ray Silke for his involvement.


Saturday 29th December 2018, has been confirmed as the date for our Club ‘Social’.  The event will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Galway. The exact details, in terms of the format, ticket costs, band/music, guest of honour, MC and so on, will be confirmed as soon as possible.

So, in the meantime, please circulate the date so players and supporters can put the date in their diaries.


The Club offers its sympathy to Bernard Power and the extended Power family on the death of Teresa Power (nee Glynn), Mervue, Galway.  May she rest in peace.


No winners of lotto. Numbers drawn 3, 10, 12, 23. Seller’s prize John Coen. Next week’s jackpot €8,600 and draw in Club Office.


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