Purcell Cup round two: NUI Galway 8–14 Queens Belfast 3–5 By Michael O Connor A five star turn by Sarsfields duo Maria Cooney and Laura Ward propelled NUI Galway to their second win in the Purcell Cup over Queens University Belfast in Loughgeorge on Wednesday 9 January. The Belfast college made the long trip the Galway GAA centre and the tie was played at 14 – a – with … [Read more...] about Cooney and Ward star as NUI Galway win again
Purcell Cup 2019 Round One: NUI Galway 5–12 IT Carlow 2–5 By Michael O Connor Reigning Purcell Cup champions NUI Galway enjoyed a winning start against a determined IT Carlow in round one, played in perfect conditions in Dangan on the afternoon of 4 December. Fielding five of last year’s winning side, NUI Galway were tipped by many to secure the league two points. … [Read more...] about Hannify and Donohue secure opening win for reigning champs NUI Galway
By Martha Brennan As the inter - county GAA calendar drew to a close earlier this month, with the women’s Gaelic football final finishing off a spectacular summer of Irish sport, we were once again reminded of the stunning gap between men and women’s sporting coverage in Ireland. The ladies’ finals once again garnered only a fraction of the coverage of the men’s, … [Read more...] about The coverage question: should the ladies’ All-Ireland finals be played the same day as the men’s?