Starting today, Galway Daily will be publishing local notes from sports clubs and societies across the Tuam and district areas.  They will include Glinsk, Abbeyknockmoy, Milltown, Killererin, Kilconly, Claremorris, Williamstown, Sylane, Cahergal, Corofin, Dunmore, Kilkerrin, Clonberne, Cortoon, Moylough and Glenamaddy.

As interest builds we will move split these areas in multiple sections and also extend to other parts of the county.  The details of upcoming and recent events will be online at 6pm every Tuesday starting today (8th May 2018).

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.



The Galway outdoor track and field championships took place in Dangan over the past two weekends with record numbers of athletes representing the club. In all, over 100 athletes travelled to Dangan where they took part in a wide variety of events with outstanding results across the two weekend sessions.

The U13-U19 athletes competed on the 29th April while it was the turn of the U9-U12 athletes on Sunday last the 6th May. There were numerous wins and qualifications for athletes in the U13-U19 age groups as follows:

U13 boys 60m hurdles: Dara Mannion (4th);

U15 Girls 80m hurdles: Natasha Zywczyk (3rd);

U16/U17 boys 100m hurdles: Ryan O’ Connor (2nd);

U13 Boys 80m: Roan Heslin (1st) and Sam Tynan (3rd);

U14 girls 80m: Sarah Oifoh (2nd);

U14 boys 80m: Ross Cosgrove (2nd);

U14 boys 200m: Ross Cosgrove (4th);

U16/U17 Girls 1500m: Megan Devaney (2nd);

U13 girls 600m: Aoife Hession (4th);

U15 girls javelin: Orla Blake (4th);

U15 girls long jump: Natasha Zywczyk (2nd);

U14 boys long jump: Ross Cosgrove (3rd);

U13 boys long jump: Oisin Phelan (3rd) and Roan Heslin (4th);

U16/U17 boys high jump: Jack Mannion (1st);

U15 girls high jump: Isabelle Moynihan (1st);

U13 boys shot putt: Shane Coleman (4th);

U15 girls shot putt: Orla Blake (1st);

U13 boys 4x100m relay: (2nd – above) Dara Mannion, Michael Hartnett, Oisin Phelan and Roan Heslin and (3rd) Shane Coleman, Ryan Riggs, Ryan O’ Donnell and Sam Tynan;

U14 girls 4x100m relay (below): (3rd) Shauna Hession, Jenni Reidy, Emily Kenny and Sarah Oifoh;

U15 girls 4 x 100m relay (below with their coach Martin Kenny): (2nd) Emma Morrow, Shannon Daly, Natasha Zywczyk, Isabelle Moynihan and Aoibheann Phelan.

Day 2 results:

U12 boys 60m: Cian Raferty (joint 3rd);

U11 girls long jump: Gemma Casserly (2nd) and Clodagh Fallon (4th);

U11 boys long jump: Ciarán O’ Donnell (2nd);

U9 girls turbo javelin: Saoirse Maguire (1st), Holly Hughes (3rd);

U11 boys turbo javelin: Matthew Hession (2nd);

U11 boys long jump: Ciarán O’ Donnell (2nd);

U10 girls turbo javelin: Jessica Moynihan (3rd);

U10 boys turbo javelin: Dylan Comer (4th);

U9 boys turbo javelin: Odhran Kelly (1st);

U10 girls 60m: Clodagh Gannon and Grace McGrath (2nd);

U9 girls 60m: Emer Fallon (1st);

U9 boys 60m: Odhran Kelly (1st);

U12 girls 60m: Aine Maguire (1st), Danielle Moynihan (2nd);

U11 girls 60m: Lauren Morrow (2nd);

U11 boys 60m: Jeremiah Oifoh (1st);

U9 girls 300m: Eimear Fallon (2nd);

U10 girls 500m: Grace McGrath (1st);

U11 girls 600m: Clodagh Fallon (3rd);

U12 girls 600m: Aine Maguire (1st), Myah Gallagher (2nd) and Eva Burke (3rd);

U12 boys 600m: Cian Halligan (2nd) and Ross Mitchell (3rd);

U12 High jump girls: Danielle Moynihan (1st), Aine Maguire (2nd);

U12 boys High jump: Cian Halligan (4th);

U12 girls shot putt: Saoirse Hunter (3rd);

U10 girls 4 x 100m relay: (1st) Shiofra Phelan, Grace McGrath, Kate Halligan, Clodagh Gannon, Jessica Moynihan and Sadhbh Hayes;

U10 boys 4 x 100m relay: (3rd) Isaac Costello, Dylan Monaghan, James Tynan, Ryan Hession and Dylan Comer;

U9 girls 4x100m relay: (1st) Emer Fallon, Chloe Mannion, Rachael Treacy, Saoirse Maguire and Evie Gallagher;

U9 boys 4 x 100m relay: (1st) Cian McGinn, Odhran Kelly, Eanna McGrath, Thomas Riordan and Evan Haughey;

U11 girls 4 x 100m relay: (3rd) Sarah Hartnett, Grace Riordan, Clodagh Fallon, Gemma Casserly, Lauren Morrow;

U11 boys 4 x 100m relay: (1st) Conor Mongey, Matthew Mannion, Ciaran O’ Donnell, Jeremiah Oifoh, Cian Mellet;

U12 girls 4 x 100m relay: (2nd) Aine Maguire, Abbi McGrath, Myah Gallagher, Danielle Moynihan and Eva Burke;

U12 boys 4 x 100m relay: (3rd) Cian Rafferty, Daragh Kenny, Cian Halligan and Oisin Kelly (4th) Ross Mitchell, Jack Cryan, Kevin Munnelly, Ultan Tighe.

U9 boys long jump: 1st Thomas Riordan, 2nd Oisin Munnelly.

U10 boys long jump: 2nd Jude Heslin

U13 boys javelin: 1st Cian O’Brien 2nd Cian Rafferty
U10 girls Javelin 3rd: Jessica Moynihan and Taillte O Callaghan

Paired results were not available at time of print. Provisional results may found on: www.connaughtathletics.com.

Huge congratulations are due to both athletes and coaches on their outstanding performances and results.  Once again, this is evidence of the enormous amount of work and dedication that goes into preparing our young athletes for these showcase events. We would like to wish all athletes and coaches the very best as they prepare for the Connacht finals over the next number of weeks.



Last Sunday proved to be an historic day for Kilkerrin United as the senior side won the TP Brennan Connacht Shield beating beat Mayo side, Swinford FC 1-0 at the Roscommon & District League Grounds in Lecarrow. Despite lining out without the competition’s top scorer, Liam Boyle, Kilkerrin’s strength in depth would prove vital on what was a warm, energy sapping day.

Swinford forced a corner in only the second minute putting early pressure on the Kilkerrin goal. A quick Jason Ward freekick on 13 minutes set Conor Moran free on the right and from his cross, Declan Murphy’s goalbound header was cleared off the line by a Swinford defender. Conor Moran had a terrific long-range shot on the half-hour mark but it was well saved by the Swinford keeper.

The only goal of the game was scored by Declan Murphy in injury time at the end of the first half. Keith Mahon took a quick throw on the left to Aidan Kitt, who picked out Murphy at the edge of the penalty area and, from twenty-five yards, he curled an unstoppable shot to the top corner of the Swinford net.

Swinford enjoyed more possession in the second half but with Kilkerrin’s back four of Paddy Gordon, Sean Collins, Kevin Comer & Jason Ward in top form, Fiachna McEntee’s goal was never under serious threat and the keeper dealt well with some dangerous crosses.

Damian Mahon had a header well saved by the Swinford keeper at the start of the second half & Conor Moran came close to adding a second for Kilkerrin in the 78th minute when he stuck the post with a powerful shot from outside the box. Cillian Halvey & Damian Mahon never gave Swinford time on the ball in midfield as they struggled to create chances.

Substitutes Evan Fahy, Kieran Gannon & Eoin Folan eased the pressure when they were introduced and Kilkerrin held on to claim their first provincial title.

Man of the match Aidan Kitt was presented with the trophy by CFA Chairperson, Padraig McHale & CFA Administrator, Gerry Tully, himself a former Kilkerrin United manager. It was a very proud day for all associated with the club and the management team of Martin Walsh, Paul Naughton & Donie Fahy deserve great credit for their successful season.

Thanks to all who came out to support the team on Sunday and to all who welcomed the team back to Kilkerrin on Sunday evening. Thanks also to all who sponsored the team and put advertisements in the match programme. Next up is the semi final of the RDFL First Divison Cup on Sunday at 11am against CP Ajax in Castleplunkett.

U12 girls drew 6-6 with Dunmore Town with goals from Hannah Morrissey (5) & Lucia Kelly.

U11 boys had an exciting game against neighbours Moylough ’79 in Kilkerrin on Friday. Well done to both teams. Eoin Morrisey, Rian Hargadon & Sam Nolan were all on target for Kilkerrin.

U12 boys drew 3-3 with Moylough ’79 with Cillian Brennan, Enda Keane & Luke Walsh getting the goals.

U14 boys lost out 4-1 to Glen Celtic despite Daniel Stephens goal.

U16 boys lost out 2-0 to a strong Ballaghaderreen team on Saturday.

Congratulations to James King & Pauline Smyth who were married on Saturday. We wish them a lifetime of health & happiness together.

Kilkerrin United are currently promoting our annual €50 lotto tickets. Tickets are available from club members or through our club website www.kilkerrinunited.com and facebook page. The jackpot currently stands at €13,200 and tickets are valid for 26 bi-weekly draws beginning with the draw on 22nd May.

By supporting the club lotto you are supporting the development of our facilities and our young players. Your generosity is greatly appreciated

Sympathies are extended to the Glynn family on the recent passing of Betty Flaherty. May she rest in peace.

Squad Photo (back from left): Jason Ward, Liam Boyle, Evan Fahy, Eoin Martin, Fiachna McEntee, Cillian Halvey, Kieran Gannon, David Fahy, Michael Duffy, Damian Mahon, Eoin Folan.

(front from left): Cathal Heverin, Kevin Comer, Sean Collins, Keith Mahon, James O’Donnell, Aidan Kitt, Declan Murphy, Patrick Gordon, Conor Moran, Oisín McGann.


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.