TUAM and DISTRICT Sports Notes (Tuesday, 25th September 2018)

Daithi King
Corofin Captain Micheál Lundy with his nephew Daithí King.

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

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


Tuam AC Juveniles 

The cross-country season kicked off over the weekend with the Castlegar Open Cross-Country event taking place in Doughiska. Seven teams from the club participated in the 4 x 500m relay events with numerous wins for the club in each age category.

A number of the club’s members also participated in the 2k event. This event, which was enjoyed by all those who participated, prepares athletes for the upcoming County XC Finals which take place on Sunday 7th October (Even Ages) in the Palace Fields in Tuam.

Any member who is hoping to participate at these finals should notify the club’s competition secretary, Marie Moynihan, this week.

Best wishes to all the club coaches who are participating in the Hell and Back fundraiser for a Community Sports Facility in Tuam. They leave for Kilruddery Estate, Bray, Co. Wicklow, on Saturday morning.

Sincere thanks to the management and fitness instructors at Coral Leisure who have been a huge support to all those taking part in this event.

They have trained many of the participants throughout the summer months in the form of Bootcamp classes which were held three times per week in the Palace Fields. If you would like to support this fundraising venture, please contact Julie on 087 2990820. 

Club training times: Ages U7 and U8 (born 2012 and 2011): St. Jarlath’s College, 6.30-7.20pm (commencing Monday 1st October). €2/session. All children must be at least 6 years of age to be able to register with the club.

U9-U18: Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm; Friday 4.00-5.00pm; Sunday 10-11am. All sessions will take place in the Palace Fields in preparation for the upcoming cross-country season. €2/session.


Tuam Golf Club 

Galway Hooper Dolan      23/09/2018 

1.PJ Murphy (22) 42pts 
2.Michael Casserly (19) 37pts.
Gross:John Bodkin (5) 25gpts
3.Gerry Cunningham (23) 36pts

Results ladies :23/9/18 sponsor Icon Hair.

1st Ann Treacy (19) 35 pts 2nd Fionnula Walsh (24) 33 pts B/D  3rd Jackie Cullen (16) 33 pts 4th Siobhan Joyce (21) 32 pts B/D   CSS 35pts


Abbeyknockmoy Hurling 

Great weekend for our U15 team who defeated Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry in the County B semi-final yesterday by 1-15 to 2-9. With the county final to come they are now guaranteed A1 hurling next year. Well done lads. They had beaten Kilconieron last week by 1-15 to 2-7.  

Also promoted were our U-12’s who won their divisional league final yesterday and came home from Donegal with the shield win. 

Senior team are fixed to play Ardrahan at 3pm this Saturday in Kenny Park, Athenry. Best of luck to the lads. 

Lotto Numbers 17 Sep: 8, 10, 17, 32. 

No Winner. 2 x Match 3: Jason Burke, Eimear Geraghty. 

Lucky Dip: Frank Boyle. 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 

The sympathy of the club goes to Sinead Kelly and Johnny, Portumna on the death of her mother Ceila Keane.


Dunmore MacHales LGFA 

Our U6, U8 & U10 girls have now finished for the season. Many thanks to all of the trainers and helpers involved this year who gave so freely of their time and gave the girls a great start to their footballing careers! Many thanks to Killererin also for a very enjoyable blitz last weekend. 

Our U12 girls play county final next Saturday vs St. Brendan’s of Ballygar. Time and venue not known yet, keep an eye on fb for more details.  Best of luck to all involved. 

Our Senior ladies were defeated by Corofin at the weekend and now play Caltra in the Shield B Final of the championship on October 7th. Best of luck to the ladies and management. 

Well done to Caoimhe O Rourke & Jodie Scarriff who were out right winners with Eastern Stars in the U15 development.  Also, well done Amy Canny on the Northern Stars team. Thanks to all who organised a great day in Monivea.


Corofin GAA 


Congratulations to our seniors who have qualified for the senior football championship quarter-final having defeated St James’ by 0-15 to 1-8, played in Pearse Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  This game also doubled as the 2017 division 1 league final.

This win brings us to four-in-a-row league titles. Well done to captain, Micheál Lundy and the team.

We have been drawn to play Caherlistrane in the championship quarter-final on either Saturday or Sunday of this weekend.  As ever we thank you for your support in Pearse Stadium and ask for your on-going support in the next game.


Hard luck to our Junior A team who were defeated by Pádraig Pearses  in the North Board final played in Barnaderg on Saturday. This was an excellent game of football with the teams tied at 1-5 each at half time and level again at full time 2-13 each.

However, Pearses went on to win by 3-19 to 2-16 in extra time. The scoreline does not reflect the closeness of the game even in extra time as with time almost up we were down by 2 points and had a chance of a goal.  This was denied and Pearses went upfield to score 1-1 without reply.

Conor Creaven and team captain, Alan O’Donovan, scored the Corofin goals. Well done to all the players involved with this panel and their dedicated mentors.  The team played excellent football throughout the campaign and gave us great entertainment in all their games.

The Club offers its sympathy to the families and friends of Padraic Connolly, Dublin, uncle of Patrick Connolly and Mary Langan, Clough; Hannah Tarsnane, New Jersey, USA, sister of Eddie Collins, Caherhugh; and Bridget Duffy (née Ward, Anbally), Barnaboy, Turloughmore; mother of Tom Duffy, Tavanagh.

May they rest in peace.

No winner of lotto jackpot and no match 3. Numbers drawn 9, 10, 27, 28. Seller’s prize John Coen. Next week’s jackpot is €8,000 and draw in Club Office.


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