Hundreds Queuing To Pay Respect to GAA Giant McDonagh

April 1988; Joe McDonagh, Galway. Hurling. Picture credit; Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE. Former GAA president  and Galway All-Ireland hurling champion Joe McDonagh has died aged 62. His death, after an illness, was confirmed at the week-end by the GAA. His funeral is tomorrow 24 May. Scroll down for more funeral details. Mr McDonagh, an Irish speaker from County Galway, was president of the association between 1994 and 1997. He captained Galway hurlers to the All-Ireland championship in 1980 and won his county’s, and nation’s hearts when he led Croke Park in a memorable rendition of The West’s Awake. Source: Death of former GAA president Joe McDonagh, GAA President from 1997 to 2000 – The Irish […]

Good Morning Galway

Good Morning Galway All Ireland senior Hurling Final Kilkenny vs. Galway Today! Last time teams met in Croke Park in final in 1979 where Kilkenny were celebrating. This time will Liam Mc’Carthy Cup come home to Galway! We have sourced a typical Mick Dunne commentary on the 1979 All-Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Galway. In this clip Dunne’s descriptive coverage includes the weather, the slippery ball and the greasy conditions on the pitch and a goal for Kilkenny. Source: RTÉ Archives | Sports | All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final via @RTEArchives @RTEgaa #GAA #Hurling – The CRAIC in Galway – Google+ Source: The CRAIC in Galway – Google+

Minions Settled in South  Galway to support the All Ireland Final

The Craic in South Galway is the Minions trail from Kinvara to Ballinderreen! Have you seen them yet?   Photo by James Hastings      

Requiem for an Irish mother

Originally posted on Dave Hannigan:
One night last week, I tried to figure out how many matches my mother saw me play as a child. I know it was less than ten. It may even have been fewer than five. There were a couple of street league finals I forced her to turn up to. There was definitely a county juvenile hurling final with St. Finbarr’s where I was, rather embarrassingly, called ashore 20 minutes into the first half (“It just wasn’t your day, love”). There was also an FAI Youths Cup semi-final defeat with Casement Celtic at a drenched Turners Cross (“How did they expect ye to play in that?”)…