Weekend sports roundup: Galway GAA, Galway United & more

Galway United fans in the stands at Mounthawk Park, Kerry. Photo: Michael Gough

Galway Senior and Intermediate Football Championships move on to quarter-finals

Despite three games in the Senior Football championship being cancelled due to weather conditions, it was an exciting weekend of results.

Claregalway secured top place of their group with a 1-12 to 2-7 win over Dunmore MacHales. The result also puts Dunmore into the relegation battle.

Tuam Stars prevailed in a very close game with Mountbellew/Moylough. A 0-13 to 0-12 score giving Tuam the win. They now go on to the preliminary quarter-final stage.

Maigh Cuilinn would also top their group with a 2-11 to 1-11 win over Annaghdown. The result sees Annaghdown finish middle of their group.

St James also moved on to the next round of the championship with a 2-6 to 1-6 win over Milltown.

In the preliminary quarter-finals of the Intermediate Football Championship, wins for Cortoon Shamrocks, Caltra, St Brendans and Michéal Breathnachs see them move on to the quarter-final stage.

The draw for the quarter-finals is as follows:

Glenamaddy vs Cortoon Shamrocks

Monivea Abbey vs Michéal Breathnachs

Kilconly vs St Brendans

Oileain Arann vs Caltra

Ireland record famous 13-8 victory over South Africa in the Rugby World Cup

Billed as a clash of world rugby’s number first and second-ranked sides, reigning world champions South Africa and Andy Farrell’s dominant Ireland team met to decide who would take control of Pool B and get one step closer to the knockout stages.

As was expected, the game was played with a fiercely high intensity, with both sides testing each other at every level.

Despite losing multiple lineouts in the South African half Ireland would take a 7-3 lead into halftime thanks to a well-made Mack Hansen try.

The second half continued the trend of costly errors as this time it would be South Africa’s woeful place kicking costing them numerous chances to extend their lead following a quick Cheslin Kolbe try.

Ireland would push on despite the early storm and regain the lead through penalties from Johnny Sexton and Jack Crowley. A last-gasp push for a try by South Africa was halted just outside the try line by Ireland giving them a well-earned and historic win.

Galway United secure the First Division title with huge win against Kerry FC

With a conclusive 4-0 win Galway United once again are back in the top flight of Irish football and look forward to a potential league and cup double.

For the full match report click here.

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