Gerry Murphy looks back at the weekend's sport across the county including the Hurling Quarter Finals, Galway United's win over Athlone Town, the opening weekend of basketball's Men's Superleague and Division One and horse racing.
FOOTBALL: Barna manager David Donnellan with Galway Bay FM's Jonathan Higgins after their SFC defeat to Corofin
FOOTBALL: Corofin manager Kevin Johnson with Galway Bay FM's Jonathan Higgins after their SFC victory over Barna
FOOTBALL: Salthill/Knocknacarra manager John O'Mahony with Galway Bay FM's Mike Rafferty after their SFC draw with Oughterard
OVER THE LINE: Online Football Special (Thursday, 28th September 2023) with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly, Tommy Devane, Mike Rafferty and Jonathan Higgins
Galway has a new minor football manager after the announcement by Galway GAA that Neil McHugh will be recommended for a two-year term. His backroom team includes Gary O'Donnell (head coach), Edwin Murray (strength & conditioning), JP Steede (coach), Johnny Duane (coach), Martin McNamara (goalkeeping coach) and Mike Tully (Administration & Team Liasion Officer). The Caherlistrane man replaces Alan Glynn and will oversee Galway's under-17s for 2024 and 2025, once ratified by teh Galway board. Neil has been chatting to Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly
Connacht legend John Muldoon joined Gerry Murphy, George McDonagh and William Davies in studio to talk about his career in playing and coaching and we also looked back at Connacht's famous Pro 12 win of 2016 when he captained Connacht to the title.
Galway United is back in the Premier Division of the Airtricity League following a comprehensive 4-0 win over Kerry FC at Mounthawk Park. The win guaranteed them the title going fifteen points clear of Waterford with just four games remaining. Here is the commentary of that famous game with Mike Rafferty and Derek Rogers who were also joined by Colm Horgan. Presented by Gerry Murphy
This week's guests on 'The Panel' were Gerry Murphy, David Collins, William Davies and George McDonagh. On today's show: The QFinancial.ie Senior Hurling Team of the Week Ireland beat Tonga in the Rugby World Cup as they build up to Saturday's clash with South Africa Galway United beat Dundalk in FAI Cup semi-final as they close in on league glory All this and more. == 'Over The Line' broadcasts every Monday evening from 8pm on Galway Bay FM.
HURLING COMMENTARY: Clarinbridge 0-28 Oranmore/Maree 2-10 (under 20A Final with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly and Cyril Farrell)
HURLING: Clarinbridge manager Liam Madden with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly after their under-20A Final over Oranmore/Maree
HURLING: Clarinbridge captain Gavin Lee with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly after their county A final win over Oranmore/Maree
HURLING: Clarinbridge 0-28 Oranmore/Maree 2-10 (under 20A Hurling Final report with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly)
HURLING COMMENTARY: St. Thomas 1-22 Padraig Pearses 2-10 (under 20B1 Final with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly and Cyril Farrell)
HURLING: St. Thomas manager Cathal Burke with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly after their under-20B1 hurling final win over Padraig Pearses
HURLING: St. Thomas 1-22 Padraig Pearses 2-10 (under 20B1 Hurling Final report with Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly)
Connacht are continuing their preparations ahead of their pre-season friendly on Friday afternoon. Pete Wilkins' side face Munster at the Sportsground in the first of two games in two weeks with an away trip to Edinburgh a week later. William Davies looks ahead to the game and has been speaking to Pete Wilkins, Joe Joyce and Tom Daly.
Tributes have been paid this afternoon following the passing of Monsignor Dermot Maloney of Tuam. A champion swimmer himself, Monsignor Maloney was heavily involved in the Tuam Swimming Club and was very influential in saving Tuam Swimming Pool some years ago when Galway County Council proposed closing it down in 1971. As an administrator, Monsignor Maloney was president of the Irish Amateur Swimming Association, now Swim Ireland in 1976. Norma O’Rourke is the chairperson of Tuam Swimming Club. She paid this tribute when speaking to John Mulligan.
Galway United has been drawn to face Bohemians in the Semi-Final of the FAI Cup with the game taking place on the weekend of the 8th at Eamon Deacy Park. The draw was made this afternoon at the FAI Headquarters in Abbottstown by the president of the FAI Gerry McAnaney and by the Assistant director of football with the FAI Shane Robinson on FAI TV. The other Semi-Final will see Cork City at home to St Patrick’s Athletic. After the draw, John Mulligan got the reaction of Galway United's Colm Horgan.
The special guest on Monday's Over The Line was Ireland Men’s Golf Captain Niall Mac Sweeney. Niall is from Oranmore and is a member of Athenry Golf Club. He is responsible for selecting and running Irish Golf teams for competitions all over Europe and the world. Niall spoke to Gerry Murphy and George McDonagh.
The draws have been made for the Brooks Senior Hurling Quarter Finals, The WINAHOMEGALWAY Intermediate Quarter Finals and the Brooks Senior B Semi-Finals. They took place at Duggan Park on Sunday evening following the last of the Preliminary Quarter Finals between Sarsfields and Killimordaly. Here are the draws as broadcast with Darren Kelly, Hurling Board Chairman Claude Geoghegan, Hurling Board Secretary Damien McGrath and Liam Brady of Sponsors Brooks.
Friday the 15th of September 2023 will be a date that will be forever etched in the minds of Galway United supporters all over the World. In Eamon Deacy Park, John Caulfield's side booked their place in the FAI Cup Semi-Final for the first time in fifteen years when they destroyed Dundalk 4-0. The last time United were at this stage of the competition was in 2008 when they lost 1-0 to Derry City. Later that evening, it emerged that Waterford, second to United in the league, lost 2-0 to Cobh Ramblers meaning that United needs just a single point from their game with Kerry on Friday night next to clinch the First Division Title and automatic promotion to the Premier Division. Here is the Commentary of United's famous Cup Win with Mike Rafferty, Derek Rogers and Jonathan Higgins. Presented by Gerry Murphy
Tickets are selling out for Friday's (15th September) FAI Cup quarter-final against Dundalk as Galway United seek a first final four appearance since 2008. There are concerns for Stephen Walsh and Conor McCormack, but Colm Horgan looks set to be available to face brother and former Ireland international Daryl. Galway United manager John Caulfield has been chatting to Galway Bay FM's Darren Kelly. == Kick-off at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday is 7.45pm and we’ll have LIVE coverage here on Galway Bay FM.
George McDonagh was joined by William Davies, Cian O'Connell and Padraic Cunningham to discuss the weekend's sport including the County Senior and Intermediate Football Championships, the start of the Rugby World Cup and Galway United's win over Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity League.
The Special Guest on Over The Line on Monday night was none other than Galwegians, Lansdowne, Connacht and Ireland legend Eric Elwood. During his playing career, Eric played 35 times for Ireland and was part of two World Cup Squads in 1995 and 1999. After retiring, Eric became head coach of Connacht and was head coach when they qualified for the Heineken Cup for the first time. He joined George McDonagh and William Davies in the studio to talk about his career.
Galway United continued their dominance at the top of the Airtricity League First Division with a 4-1 win over Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday Night. Stephen Walsh scored a Hat Trick and David Hurley scored a Penalty to keep United fifteen points clear of Waterford in Second Place. Here is the commentary of the game from Jonathan Higgins.
Former Galwegians and Ireland Scrum Half Mary Healy has been called to come out of retirement and feature for the most famous club team in Rugby The Barbarians when they face Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday the 30th of September at 2pm. Mary had a long and distinguished career with Connacht first playing for the province in 2013 and went on to win 32 caps with the province. She also won 14 international caps with Ireland. Following her retirement, Mary was appointed as Director of Women's Rugby with Galwegians, a club she served with great honour on the field. She has also been part of Galway Bay FM's coverage of the Vodafone Women's Interprovincials in 2023. John Mulligan caught up with his old friend on Sunday Morning and spoke to her about her call up to the Barbarians Squad.