Club News November/December 2019


Ladies Club Updates:

Well done to the Junior ladies who won the Division 4 League Final in Oughterard on Sunday. Final score was Claregalway 0 – 13 Grainne Mhaols 3 – 3.
What a year it’s been for this team winning the double, Junior A Championship and League.  Good luck to the Seniors who play Kilkerrin Clonberne in the Division 1 League Final next Sunday, 1st December, at 11am, venue TBC.

Congratulations to Chellene and Andrea Trill, Megan Glynn and Deirdre Brennan on their selection on the 2019 Senior Dream Team.

Well done to Megan Glynn who was nominated for an All Star earlier this month.

The Clubs underage presentations will take place at the annual Breakfast morning on Sunday December 22nd.

Congratulations to the U16 Ladies and their Management team who have added the County title to the League title that they won earlier on this year. The Girls played some very entertaining Football on their way to a very Comprehensive Victory over their neighbour’s Corofin ..Claregalway had 10 different Scorers on the day..Final Score Claregalway 2.23 — Corofin 1.04


Under 20’s North Board County Final:

Our Under 20’s are playing against Corofin this on Saturday the 30th of November at 12:00 in Tuam Stadium in the North Board final. Get out and support the lads if you can.

County Team Representation:

This year has seen more players than ever represent Galway and make development squads for the county at both male and female grade. Well done to all who help to make this happen and the individuals themselves for putting in the hard work. Every player within the club can aspire to represent the county. READ MORE HERE


Light up Knockdoemore – Supported by Clubforce:

The club are lighting up Knockdoemore for the second year running and this year we are Lighting up the House as well.
Please read more about this event and see how you can support it by buying a light. Thanks to Clubforce for supporting this event and thanks to all who purchase a light!

It would be great to see you all at the lighting up event on Saturday the 7th of December at 18:00 in Knockdoemore and your support in buying a light would be greatly appreciated.

Questions of Sports:

All of the scores have been double checked and we have a final result for the prediction competition that began back in July. First prize has been split between Jonathan Small and James Malone – receiving €300 each. They scored 75 points each. The next three people scored 73 points each so they will receive €100 each. These are Sean Conroy, Joe Walsh and Liam Moran. The sellers prize of €100 goes to Michael Kearns. We will be in touch with all shortly. Thanks for your support. We hope to run this again next year.

Bingo Party:

Thanks to all who supported and sponsored prizes at our end of season Bingo Party in the Claregalway Hotel on Sunday the 10th of November. Well done to our volunteers who organised and ran it. A great afternoon of fun was had!

Sports Capital Grant:

We are delighted to announce that we have received an allocation of €58,350 from the Sports Capital Grant funding to progress further improvements in Knockdoemoe!!!
It is planned that this grant will be drawn down in early 2020.

We would like to thank all members who assisted with this application and would like to acknowledge the assistance received from Deputies Noel Grealish and Sean Canny.
As an expanding club we are endeavoring to upgrade and improve our facilities in a number of areas.

Lakeview Developments:

Claregalway GAA held an information evening for members of the public, local residents and club members regarding the proposed development in Lakeview on Wednesday October 16th.  All plans and illustrations to do with this planning application were  displayed including some aspirational outlines of future facilities.

There was a brief overview of the application provided by the Planning Consultants, Corbwell Design.

There was also a briefing on the proposed lighting plan from Public Lighting Consultants, Electric Skyline and Pitch lighting Specialists, Phillips Ireland.

Club officials were on hand to illustrate the planning overview of the proposed Development and the Consultants took questions and answered queries on the specifics of the plan.

Claregalway Gaa, Colaiste Baile Chlair, and the Community Centre hope this event was of benefit to all in the community and we hope all got a full appreciation of the “Baile Pheile” Development and it’s significance to the community in general.


Handball Club up for an award:

The Handball Club has been nominated for Club of the Year. This is judged on public vote – please spend a few minutes of your time voting for them.

As with many clubs around the parish, some great work is being done in the promotion of this sport!

Click Here To Vote


Coaching Tops:

The club wish to thank Jarlath Sweeney of Westbuild homes for his continuing support towards the purchasing of coaching tops for the Juvenile coaches this year and over the past number of years. It is great that the coaches within our boys and girls Juvenile groups are easily identifiable during training sessions or matches. Míle Buíochas


The jackpot stands at €10,600.

Lotto results for the past few weeks are available by clicking:  LottoDetails

We have added some new payment options which we hope provides better value for money. We are also running a €25 lucky dip for online players only at the moment. The last of these draws for the moment is on Monday the 2nd of December.

You can also play online at the same link.  Please share the link with anyone abroad or not currently living within the community who may want to support the club but cannot buy a ticket within the community. You can also buy a ticket as a gift for someone. Thanks for the continuing support.


Our twitter page is here:  Claregalway GAA Twitter


The club have a Youtube channel – we’ve recently uploaded some video highlights from last season. If you have any video (recent or historic) that you’d like to put on the channel, please let us know. CLICK HERE


Follow us on our new Instagram account:


Club Shop:

The shop is available here: SHOP NOW

O’Neills are currently running a Black Friday event where there are some great deals just in time for Christmas.


Thanks to all of our sponsors who support the club in various areas through out the year. The club appreciates the help and support from any businesses. Please support our sponsors where possible. If you wish to get your business involved in any area of the club please get in touch.


There’s lots going on at various levels within the club, this only captures some of it, please keep an eye on Facebook for other updates and thanks to all for contributing.

Thank you for your continuing support.


 If you wish to contribute to this regular news article going forward please email communications@claregalwaygaa.net

All information in this article is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy or timeliness.


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