Huge Crowds expected in Galway for home coming celebration

The Liam McCarthy Cup is heading back to Galway for the first time in 29 years today.

The Tribesmen beat Waterford by 0-26 points to 2-17 at Croke Park yesterday, to claim their first All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship title since 1988.

Micheál Donoghue’s men will receive a hero’s welcome when they return to the county this evening.

It will be a double celebration as Galway also won the All Ireland Minor Final, defeating Cork by 2-17 to 2-15.

The Galway manager says his players deserve huge credit for the win.


In The Kepak Roscommon senior hurling championship, Four Roads saw off the challenge of Four Roads by five points.  Padraig Pearses and Oran finished all square.

The Semi-final results from over the weekend:

Padraig Pearses 0 – 14 Oran 1 – 11

Athleague 2 – 13 Four Roads 1 – 21

The final round of matches in the Roscommon senior football championship will take place next week.

For the weekend that has just concluded the action was confined to the senior football league.  In Division One St Croans defeated Clan na nGael by a single piont. In Division two St Faithleach’s defeated Castlerea.  In Division 3 Shannon Gales enjoyed a four piont win over Kilbride.

 Note: The winning team is displayed first
Hodson Bay Hotels AFL Division 1
Sat, 02 Sep,
Sat, 02 Sep, Venue: Enfield, St Croan’s 2-10 Clan na nGael 0-15

Mulryan Construction AFL Division 2
Sat, 02 Sep,
Sat, 02 Sep, Venue: O’Rourke Park, St Faithleach’s 3-19 Castlerea St Kevin’s 0-10

Seamus Carthy Auctioneers AFL Division 3
Sat, 02 Sep,
Sat, 02 Sep, Venue: Kilmore GAA Grounds, Shannon Gaels 2-14 Kilbride 2-10