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Replying To Mayonman:  "Have the league fixtures been confirmed?"
Jan 28th Mayo in MacHale Park at 7:30pm
Feb 5th Roscommon in Pearse Stadium at 2pm
Feb 19th Tyrone in Tuam stadium at 2pm
Feb 26th Donegal in Ballybofey at 3:45pm
March 5th Monaghan in Pearse Stadium at 1pm
March 18th Armagh in Athletic grounds at 7pm
March 26th Kerry in Pearse Stadium at 1:45pm

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 753 - 25/11/2022 15:28:22    2448715

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Things looking good for future of Football in Dunmore
Dunmore CS won the Galway Schools Senior League Final v The Bish
The Team Were nearly all from Dunmore Mc Hales

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1478 - 25/11/2022 18:15:43    2448731

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Replying To rhudson:  "Things looking good for future of Football in Dunmore
Dunmore CS won the Galway Schools Senior League Final v The Bish
The Team Were nearly all from Dunmore Mc Hales"
Yep. I think 12 starters from Dunmore, 3 from Michael Glaveys in Roscommon who I'd presume would be from the Cloonfad area. And when you consider that traditionally Dunmore CS would have a few from Davitts (Irishtown/Ballindine Co.Mayo), Milltown, Williamstown, Cortoon and maybe Clonberne to pick from, that in itself says a lot about the underage work put in by McHales...

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 413 - 26/11/2022 16:21:22    2448772

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Well done to the K/C ladies. Unstoppable. What a run they are on

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 26/11/2022 17:41:38    2448784

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Replying To streaker:  "Yep. I think 12 starters from Dunmore, 3 from Michael Glaveys in Roscommon who I'd presume would be from the Cloonfad area. And when you consider that traditionally Dunmore CS would have a few from Davitts (Irishtown/Ballindine Co.Mayo), Milltown, Williamstown, Cortoon and maybe Clonberne to pick from, that in itself says a lot about the underage work put in by McHales..."
Cloonfad indeed most Glaveys lads from there attend school in Dunmore including current senior Cathal Heneghan.

Robert Heneghan got man of the match in that Galway schools final, he was one of our few brights sparks in a difficult year for our county minors this year.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3339 - 26/11/2022 17:51:03    2448786

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Replying To streaker:  "Yep. I think 12 starters from Dunmore, 3 from Michael Glaveys in Roscommon who I'd presume would be from the Cloonfad area. And when you consider that traditionally Dunmore CS would have a few from Davitts (Irishtown/Ballindine Co.Mayo), Milltown, Williamstown, Cortoon and maybe Clonberne to pick from, that in itself says a lot about the underage work put in by McHales..."
Brilliant achievement from a small school like DCS! I seen a teamsheet, and it seems that there was only Dunmore and Glaveys players on the panel, which makes it an even greater feat. Can anyone confirm if there are still players from Davitts, Milltown, Williamstown, Cortoon and Clonberne still attending DCS, or is the trend in recent years for these players to go to other schools such a Claremorris, Tuam or Glenamaddy?
Also, can anyone confirm what grade they play it in the Connacht series?
Great to see a small town school beating a big city school like the Bish.
They must be doing trojan work in the underage of the club, and it is showing at adult level too!

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 27/11/2022 16:42:44    2448861

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Brilliant achievement from a small school like DCS! I seen a teamsheet, and it seems that there was only Dunmore and Glaveys players on the panel, which makes it an even greater feat. Can anyone confirm if there are still players from Davitts, Milltown, Williamstown, Cortoon and Clonberne still attending DCS, or is the trend in recent years for these players to go to other schools such a Claremorris, Tuam or Glenamaddy?
Also, can anyone confirm what grade they play it in the Connacht series?
Great to see a small town school beating a big city school like the Bish.
They must be doing trojan work in the underage of the club, and it is showing at adult level too!"
Dunmore CS play in the C Grade. Drew their opening group game against Mountbellew.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 753 - 27/11/2022 16:55:36    2448865

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Brilliant achievement from a small school like DCS! I seen a teamsheet, and it seems that there was only Dunmore and Glaveys players on the panel, which makes it an even greater feat. Can anyone confirm if there are still players from Davitts, Milltown, Williamstown, Cortoon and Clonberne still attending DCS, or is the trend in recent years for these players to go to other schools such a Claremorris, Tuam or Glenamaddy?
Also, can anyone confirm what grade they play it in the Connacht series?
Great to see a small town school beating a big city school like the Bish.
They must be doing trojan work in the underage of the club, and it is showing at adult level too!"
Dunmore are playing in Connacht Colleges "C" competition. Cortoon and Milltown lads usually go to school in Tuam. The big result over the weekend was Corofin U19's winning the Galway A championship. They all played for St Jarlaths or Claregalway college in last years Connacht schools "A" competition. It looks like Corofin have started the rebuild with some very good athletic players with a typical Corofin skill set of everyone being comfortable on the ball and playing of both sides.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 558 - 27/11/2022 17:07:07    2448869

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I See Kinvara doing very well in football
Their u17 were runners up on North Board final
The U19 Team Have just won the North board Title

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1478 - 27/11/2022 18:20:56    2448880

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Replying To GDL:  "Dunmore are playing in Connacht Colleges "C" competition. Cortoon and Milltown lads usually go to school in Tuam. The big result over the weekend was Corofin U19's winning the Galway A championship. They all played for St Jarlaths or Claregalway college in last years Connacht schools "A" competition. It looks like Corofin have started the rebuild with some very good athletic players with a typical Corofin skill set of everyone being comfortable on the ball and playing of both sides."
Great weekend for Corofin @ 19 level..
Claregalway back in the u 17 final against Moycullen.
Honestly in my opinion at the moment overall from u 19 down in the North the serious work been done is paying off in Corofin, Claregalway, Dunmore, and the smaller parishes of Milltown Cortoon Kilconly are doing great also.
The rest have some battle to keep up..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 795 - 27/11/2022 19:02:10    2448884

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Well done to the K/C ladies. Unstoppable. What a run they are on"
They're a tremendous team. I hope K-C go all the way now. Whatever defensive coaching is going on there needs to be replicated at IC level as it's just unbelievably solid defending and a great platform for their midfield and forwards to do damage from. Their backs only conceded 2 points against the Munster champions and only 4 points against the Mayo champs in the Connacht final. Even with winter football taken into account, that is unreal defending.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 733 - 27/11/2022 19:25:53    2448887

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Mountbellew also impressive in Minor B and with Holy Rosary winning schools connacht league they are also bringing players through. Galway minor A was very competitive this year, anyone could have won it. Although Claregalway had 5 or 6 from the county team other teams pushed them. They beat Tuam by 3 and Oranmore by 4, Oranmore beat Corofin by 3 and Moycullen beat Tuam today by 3. Moycullen would love to do the Senior/minor double.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 558 - 27/11/2022 20:38:51    2448894

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Replying To rhudson:  "I See Kinvara doing very well in football
Their u17 were runners up on North Board final
The U19 Team Have just won the North board Title"
Sad to see the game of hurling dying while an alien activity takes over.
The people of Craughwell and Clarenbridge are to be complemented for standing up for hurling and their traditions.
Hope its not too late in Kinvara.

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 236 - 28/11/2022 09:20:46    2448907

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Replying To Yondu:  "Dunmore CS play in the C Grade. Drew their opening group game against Mountbellew."
Thanks for clarifying this re the level of competition. One of my pet gripes is people over glorifying success at a lower grade. For sure a grading system is required , and for sure success in these grades should be celebrated and acknowledged but it should not be read in any way as a barometer of future success. A better indicator would be a school or club being competitive at A ( not wining) than actually winning B or C grades. In my opinion nobody should refer to winning a county or Connacht title at a lower grade as, ay, " winning the county title" without qualifying it with the grade as it is very misleading. You dont hear Westmeath people saying they won the All Ireland when they won the Tailteann Cup. Westmeath celebrated this win well and deservedly so, but they didn't celebrate it like the would if they had won the All Ireland, The media acknowledged that victory but not like as if they won Sam. And this is correct because over glorifying it would be unfair to teams like Galway, Derry, Armagh etc... who had no National success but had a great year and are still clearly ahead of Westmeath in any rankings for 2023.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 503 - 28/11/2022 09:28:08    2448908

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The u17 and u19 are great and hopefully they all keep playing but the pitches and weather are terrible this time of year.

ref (Galway) - Posts: 232 - 28/11/2022 09:29:02    2448909

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Replying To GDL:  "Mountbellew also impressive in Minor B and with Holy Rosary winning schools connacht league they are also bringing players through. Galway minor A was very competitive this year, anyone could have won it. Although Claregalway had 5 or 6 from the county team other teams pushed them. They beat Tuam by 3 and Oranmore by 4, Oranmore beat Corofin by 3 and Moycullen beat Tuam today by 3. Moycullen would love to do the Senior/minor double."
That Minor A final between Claregalway and Moycullen should be a good one. Claregalway have all the county lads but Moycullen are very solid and Charlie Cox looks like he could be an excellent player. Two goals for them yesterday and he scored 3-5 for them in an earlier game. Sill underage for minor next year as well.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 28/11/2022 09:30:32    2448910

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "Sad to see the game of hurling dying while an alien activity takes over.
The people of Craughwell and Clarenbridge are to be complemented for standing up for hurling and their traditions.
Hope its not too late in Kinvara."
Good man yourself, that's the style.

Clarinbridge have won 1 county title in 20 years and Craughwell in 90 years, ye are both doing great. And it all footballs fault, ha ha!

hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 149 - 28/11/2022 09:56:11    2448915

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "Sad to see the game of hurling dying while an alien activity takes over.
The people of Craughwell and Clarenbridge are to be complemented for standing up for hurling and their traditions.
Hope its not too late in Kinvara."
Go off and move to Kilkenny or somewhere like a good lad! No bigger pain in the rear end than a hurling snob.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 28/11/2022 10:20:11    2448919

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Go off and move to Kilkenny or somewhere like a good lad! No bigger pain in the rear end than a hurling snob."
No no, the football snobs are worse. We are a dual county, its great to see any sport growing in any area. Credit to the volunteers in these areas, give kids as many options as possible. Let them make their own choices then.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 28/11/2022 11:22:19    2448928

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Replying To GDL:  "Mountbellew also impressive in Minor B and with Holy Rosary winning schools connacht league they are also bringing players through. Galway minor A was very competitive this year, anyone could have won it. Although Claregalway had 5 or 6 from the county team other teams pushed them. They beat Tuam by 3 and Oranmore by 4, Oranmore beat Corofin by 3 and Moycullen beat Tuam today by 3. Moycullen would love to do the Senior/minor double."
This age group for Claregalway are a special bunch in fairness, I could be corrected but I don't think they have lost a game in a few years, won Minor A u 16 A . They have won their games this year and even on occasions without a few county lads like Monaghan and Lonergan. Most teams now just flood players back against them and hope for the best but They still prevail..
As I said Claregalway with Corofin still the dominant force in A in the North , with Dunmore doing well.
The rest ......

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 795 - 28/11/2022 13:02:59    2448952

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