2014 Galway Senior Hurling Championship

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2014 Galway Senior Hurling Championship
Greg Lally lifts Tom Callanan Cup.jpg
Tournament details
CountyGalway
Year2014
Winners
ChampionsGort
Manager
  • Michael Finn
  • Gerry Spellman
  • Matt Murphy
  • Shane Counihan
CaptainGreg Lally
Promotion/Relegation
Relegated team(s)Kinvara
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The 2014 Galway Senior Hurling Championship was the 117th staging of the Galway Senior Hurling Championship since its establishment in 1887.

The Preliminary Round and First Round draws [1] were made on 11 March 2014 at the Salthill Hotel. Gort won the final on 14 December 2014.

Format[edit]

22 teams contested the 2014 championship. The competition consisted of 2 full rounds of games (and two preliminary rounds), followed by a group stage and then quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final - as well as qualifier group to help decide which team will be relegated and a Shield Competition.

Matthew Keating Controversy[edit]

Matthew Keating of Turloughmore in action against Ardrahan in the 2013 Galway Senior Hurling Championship at Kenny Park, Athenry

At a Galway Competitions Control Committee meeting on 2 October 2014 it was ruled that Turloughmore would forfeit their Group C game against Beagh which was played on 14 September 2014 due to the fielding of an ineligible player.[2] Turloughmore's Matthew Keating had been granted an inter-county transfer to Long Island Gaels in New York deeming him ineligible to play in the Galway Senior Hurling Championship as it is not permitted for a player to play in two different championships in a single year.[3][4]

The group game was forfeited without award of the 2 points to Beagh. Nevertheless, Beagh moved to second in the group and were therefore eligible to play Ardrahan in the quarter finals. All this despite the fact that Turloughmore and Ardrahan had already contested the quarter final on 27 September 2014 - a game which has now also been declared null and void.

Turloughmore appealed the decision to the Connacht Council on 8 October 2014 who upheld the decision.[4][5] A further appeal was lodged with the Disputes Resolution Authority (DRA).[6]

On 11 October 2014 the Galway County Board released a statement stating that they will establish a new investigation committee to reprocess the request from Beagh to investigate the composition of the Turloughmore team that played in the Galway Senior Hurling Championship Game on 14 September 2014. Consequently, the quarter final between Ardrahan and Beagh scheduled for 12 October 2014 was postponed.[7] The new investigation on 22 October 2014 confirmed the initial ruling - that Turloughmore be eliminated from the championship.[8][9]

Turloughmore's final appeal against their expulsion from the competition failed on 17 November with an official statement released saying "At a hearing before the Disputes Resolution Authority Tribunal, held in Mullingar on Monday evening, 17 November 2014, the appeal of CLG Turloughmore against the decision of the Galway Competitions Control Committee was unsuccessful.”This allows the Galway Senior Hurling Championship to recommence immediately."[10]

Fixtures/Results[edit]

Preliminary to Round 1[edit]

A single game open draw from the 20 teams excluding the senior and intermediate champions of 2013 - Portumna and Kilnadeema-Leitrim.

26 April 2014
17:00
Preliminary to Round 1
Beagh 2-18 - 1-14 Craughwell Loughrea
Referee: Phelim Shaughnessy
Kevin Keehan (0-9, 0-8 frees), Joe Gantley (1-4), Kieran Diviney (1-1), Kevin O'Grady, Brian McGuane, Adrian Tuohy, Pádraig Landers (0-1) Niall Healy (0-8, 0-5 frees), Alan Callanan (0-3), Jamie Ryan (1-0), Shane Dolan (0-2), Cian Larkin (0-1)

Round 1[edit]

Billy Lane of Clarinbridge and David Headd of Mullagh in action in the opening game of the 2014 Galway Senior Hurling Championship

20 Teams: the winner of the Preliminary to Round 1 game plus 19 other teams - all teams excluding the loser of Preliminary to Round 1 game and the 2013 Intermediate Champions Kilnadeema-Leitrim. The 10 games of this round were to be decided by open draw - the winners progressed to the group phase, the losers to Round 2.

25 April 2014
19:00
Round 1
Mullagh 1-18 - 0-19 Clarinbridge Loughrea
Referee: Michael Haverty
Cathal Dervan (0-7 frees); David Glennon (1-3); Finian Coone (0-3); Conor Dervan, Kevin Briscoe, Niall Cahalane, Francis Hardiman, Tony Clarke (0-1) Paul Coen (0-10, 0-7 frees); Eoin Forde (0-4); Alan Armstrong, Billy Lane, Stephen Forde, Éanna Murphy, David Forde (0-1)

26 April 2014
17:00
Round 1
Carnmore 1-10 - 0-13 Sarsfields Kenny Park
Referee: Eoin Shaughnessy
Kevin Killilea (0-5, 0-4 frees); George Hanley (1-2); JP O'Connell, Barry Hanley, Paul Fox (0-1) Kerrill Wade (0-7, 0-5 frees); Niall Morrissey (0-2); Kevin Hynes, Liam M Kelly, Cyril Murray, Alan Ward (0-1)

26 April 2014
18:30
Round 1
Athenry 2-20 - 0-15 Liam Mellows Gort
Referee: Gerry Donoghue
Cathal Keane (0-8, 0-6 frees); Jack Carr (2-1); Tom Flynn (0-3); David Donoghue, Adrian Healy, Aidan Higgins (0-2); Conor Burke, Paddy Hannon (0-1) Tadgh Haran (0-10, 0-7 frees, 0-1 sideline); Aonghus Callanan (0-2); Kevin Lee, Adrian Morrissey, Conor Hynes (0-1)

26 April 2014
18:30
Round 1
Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry 2-15 - 0-15 Turloughmore Loughrea
Referee: Gerry O'Connor
Shane Moloney (0-7, 0-3 frees); Niall Moloney (1-2); Pádraig Robinson (1-1); Pádraig Breheny (0-3), Kevin Moloney, Paul Gordon (0-1) Conor Shaughnessy (0-7 frees); Gary Burke (0-3); Barry McDonagh, Ronan Badger (0-2); Brian Murphy (0-1)

26 April 2014
18:30
Round 1
Ardrahan 2-10 - 0-9 Pádraig Pearse's Kenny Park
Referee: Leonard Fay
Jason Kennedy (2-2); Maurice Callanan (0-4 frees); Jonathan Glynn (0-2); Cormac Diviney, Stephen Whelan (0-1) Emmet Ward (0-5 frees); Fearghal Flannery, Jimmy Gelston, Ronan Bellew, Tomás Flannery (0-1)

27 April 2014
14:00
Round 1
Killimordaly 1-15 - 0-14 Kiltormer Ballinasloe
Referee: Kevin Egan
Brian Burke (0-9, 0-4 frees); Éanna Ryan (1-0); Conor Daly (0-2); Keith Kennedy, Shane Concannon, David Concannon, Brian Concannon (0-1) David Hayes (0-6); Conor Ryan (0-4 frees); Brendan Kenny (0-3); Michael Dolan (0-1)

27 April 2014
15:30
Round 1
Tommy Larkin's 2-15 - 0-19 St. Thomas's Ballinasloe
Referee: Christopher Browne
Jason Flynn (0-11, 0-8 frees, 0-1 sideline); Eamon Hayes, Stephen Page (1-0); Gerard Kelly (0-2); Kevin Hooban, Kevin McHugo (0-1) Conor Cooney (0-11 frees); Éanna Burke, David Burke (0-3); Enda Tannion, Gerald Murray (0-1)

27 April 2014
17:00
Round 1
Loughrea 1-15 - 0-12 Gort Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Neil Keary (0-8 frees); Johnny Coen (0-5); Johnny Maher (1-1); Jamie Ryan (0-1) Michael Mullins (0-7, 0-6 frees); Aidan Harte (0-2, 0-1 sideline); Paul Killilea, Richard Cummins, Albert Mullins (0-1)

27 April 2014
18:30
Round 1
Portumna 1-29 - 1-19 Castlegar Kenny Park
Referee: Alan Kelly
Joe Canning (0-12, 0-9 frees); Ronan O'Meara (1-4); Damien Hayes (0-5); Kevin Hayes (0-3); Oisin Royston (0-2); Andrew Smith, Ollie Canning, Niall Hayes (0-1) Ger Farragher (0-11 frees); Enda Concannon (1-1); Kevin Brady (0-3); Dean Higgins, Jason O'Gorman, Martin Cullinane, Michael Fahy (0-1)

3 May 2014
17:00
Round 1 Replay
Sarsfields 1-14 - 1-12 Carnmore Kenny Park
Referee: Gerry Donoghue
Kerrill Wade (1-6, 0-6 frees); Liam M Kelly, Noel Kelly (0-2); Joseph Cooney, Niall Quinn, Éanna Dolan, Niall Morrissey (0-1) Kevin Killilea (1-7, 0-7 frees); Barry Hanley (0-2); Eoin Grealish, JP O'Connell, George Hanley (0-1)

3 May 2014
18:30
Round 1
Beagh 1-18 - 1-13 Kinvara Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Browne
Padraig Landers (0-7); Kevin Keehan (1-2, 0-2 frees); Rory Gantley (0-3, 0-1 frees); Adrian Tuohy (0-3); Adrian Diviney, Jamie Diviney, Joe Gantley (0-1) Conor Kavanagh (0-7, 0-4 frees); Colm Callanan (1-0 free); Stevie Moylan, Ronan Kilkelly, Tom Donovan, Conor Whelan, Cathal Connolly, Ger Mahon (0-1)

Preliminary to Round 2[edit]

Another single game open draw - this time from the losers of the Round 1 games. The teams that took part in the Preliminary to Round 1 game were exempt from this game. The loser of this game progressed to the qualifier/relegation group phase.

10 May 2014
18:30
Preliminary to Round 2
St. Thomas's 0-17 - 0-11 Castlegar Kenny Park
Referee: Gerry O'Connor
Conor Cooney (0-4 frees); Éanna Burke (0-4); Gerald Murray, Kenneth Burke (0-2); Enda Tannian, David Burke, Shane Cooney, James Regan, Ritchie Murray (0-1) Ger Farragher (0-6, 0-5 frees); Thomas Mannion, Ronan O'Flynn, Enda Concannon, David O'Gorman, Martin Cullinane (0-1)

Round 2[edit]

10 Teams: the losing team from the Preliminary to Round 1 game, losing teams from Round 1 plus the winner of the Preliminary to Round 2 game. The winners of the 5 games progressed to the group phase, the losers to the qualifier/relegation group phase.

10 May 2014
17:00
Round 2
Gort 4-13 - 4-11 Liam Mellows Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Brown
Michael Mullins (1-8); Ger O'Donoghue (2-2); Albert Mullins (1-0); Paul Killilea (0-2); Richard Cummins (0-1) Aonghus Callanan (2-3); Tadgh Haran (0-7 frees); Adrian Morrissey (1-1); Jack Hastings (1-0)

11 May 2014
14:00
Round 2
Clarinbridge 0-13 - 1-9 Kiltormer Kenny Park
Referee: Eoin Shaughnessy
Paul Coen (0-5, 0-3 frees); Éanna Murphy (0-3); Shane Burke (0-2); Eoin Forde (0-2 frees); Alan Armstrong (0-1) Conor Ryan (0-6, 0-2 frees); Derek Dervan (1-2, 0-2 frees); David Hayes (0-1)

11 May 2014
15:30
Round 2
Turloughmore 1-12 - 2-8 Kinvara Kenny Park
Referee: Alan Kelly
Conor Shaughnessy (1-2, 0-1 frees); Darren Shaughnessy (0-4, 0-2 frees); Jamie Holland (0-2); Dathaí Burke, Shane Burke, Denis Forde, Brian Murphy (0-1) Conor Whelan (1-3, 0-1 free); Colm Callanan (1-0); Shane Kavanagh (0-2 frees); Tom Donovan (0-2); Ronan Kilkelly (0-1)

11 May 2014
17:00
Round 2
Carnmore 0-16 - 2-9 Pádraig Pearse's Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Kevin Killilea (0-9 frees); Aidan Reilly (0-2); Eoin Grealish, Ciaran Murray, George Hanley, Oisin Keane (0-1); Barry Hanley (0-1 free) Tomás Flannery (2-1); Emmett Ward (0-6, 0-5 frees); Fearghal Flannery (0-1 free); Cormac Ward (0-1)

17 May 2014
17:00
Round 2
Craughwell 0-22 - 1-17 St. Thomas's Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Brown
Niall Healy (0-13, 0-9 frees); Niall Callanan, Michael Coughlan, Cian Larkin, Jamie Ryan (0-2); Alan Callanan (0-1) Conor Cooney (1-11, 1-7 frees); David Burke (0-3); Éanna Burke (0-2, 0-1 sideline); Ritchie Murray (0-1)

Group Phase (Rounds 3, 4 & 5)[edit]

16 Teams: the 10 winners from Round 1, the 5 winners from Round 2 and the 2013 Intermediate Champions Kilnadeema-Leitrim.

An open draw made in the Maldron Hotel, broadcast live on Galway Bay FM on 13 May 2014 decided 4 groups containing 4 teams each. The top two teams in each group qualified for the Quarter-finals. The third and fourth placed teams played in the Shield Competition.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Loughrea 3 2 1 0 0-58 2-39 13 5
2 Killimordaly 3 2 1 0 2-57 1-55 5 5
3 Sarsfields 3 1 0 2 1-49 2-49 -3 2
4 Mullagh 3 0 0 3 3-42 1-63 -15 0
24 May 2014
17:30
Group A
Loughrea 0-15 - 0-13 Sarsfields Kenny Park
Referee: Sean Moran
Neil Keary (0-4, 0-2 frees); Johnny Maher (0-3 frees); Emmet Mahony, Jamie Ryan (0-3); Johnny Coen (0-1) Kerill Wade (0-6 frees); Kevin Hynes (0-3); Cyril Murray, Joseph Cooney, Niall Morrissey, Noel Kelly (0-1)

24 May 2014
19:00
Group A
Killimordaly 1-19 - 0-20 Mullagh Ballinasloe
Referee: Peter Murphy
Brian Burke (0-9, 0-6 frees); Brian Concannon (1-2); Éanna Ryan (0-3), Tomas Madden (0-2); Shane Concannon, Conor Daly, Jonathon Creavan (0-1) Cathal Dervan (0-10, 0-5 frees); David Glennon (0-3), Finian Coone, Kevin Briscoe (0-2); Conor Dervan (0-2, 0-1 free); Francis Hardiman (0-1)

12 July 2014
19:00
Group A
Sarsfields 0-20 - 2-12 Mullagh Kenny Park
Referee: Sean Moran
Kerril Wade (0-8, 0-7 frees); Joseph Cooney (0-3, 0-2 frees); Noel Kelly (0-3); Niall Morrissey, Liam M. Kelly (0-2); Kevin Hynes, Eanna Dolan (0-1) Cathal Dervan (1-7, 0-5 frees); David Glennon (0-4); Justin Gaynor (1-0); Finian Coone (0-1)

13 July 2014
17:30
Group A
Loughrea 0-19 - 1-16 Killimordaly Kenny Park
Referee: Seamus Moran
Johnny Maher (0-5, 0-2 frees); Niall Keary (0-4, 0-3 frees); Kenneth Colleran (0-3); Emmet Mahony (0-2); Johnny Coen, Gavin Keary, Joseph Mooney, Jamie Ryan, Gearóid Loughnane (0-1) Brian Burke (0-12, 0-10 frees); Paul Madden (1-1); Keith Kennedy (0-1 free); Andrew Daly, Éanna Ryan (0-1)

13 September 2014
16:30
Group A
Killimordaly 0-22 - 1-16 Sarsfields Kenny Park
Referee: Phelim Shaughnessy
Brian Burke (0-10, 0-9 frees); Thomas Madden, Brian Concannon (0-3); David Concannon (0-2); Eanna Ryan, Darragh Cooney, Andrew Daly (0-1); Nigel Daly (0-1 free) Niall Morrissey (0-9, 0-8 frees); Kerril Wade (1-1); Kieran Kelly, Eamon Cleary, Liam M Kelly, Éanna Dolan, Noel Kelly, Alan Ward (0-1)

13 September 2014
16:30
Group A
Loughrea 0-24 - 1-10 Mullagh Ballinasloe
Referee: Michael Dolan
Johnny Maher (0-11, 0-8 frees); Joseph Mooney, Johnny Coen, Jamie Ryan (0-3); Neil Keary, Emmet Mahony, Gearóid Loughnane, Paul Hoban (0-1) Cathal Dervan (1-7, 1-6 frees); Finian Coone (0-2); Seán Hardiman (0-1)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Gort 3 3 0 0 8-49 4-30 31 6
2 Tommy Larkin's 3 2 0 1 2-51 4-46 -1 4
3 Clarinbridge 3 1 0 2 2-44 4-45 -7 2
4 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 3 0 0 3 1-33 1-56 -23 0
24 May 2014
17:30
Group B
Clarinbridge 1-15 - 0-13 Kilnadeema-Leitrim Loughrea
Referee: Eoin Shaughnessy
Paul Coen (0-7, 0-6 frees); Barry Keane (1-1); Shane Burke (0-4); Billy Lane, Eoin Forde, Éanna Muprhy (0-1) Brian Molloy (0-7, 0-4 frees); Liam Kelly (0-4); Liam Geraghty (0-2);

25 May 2014
17:30
Group B
Gort 4-14 - 2-13 Tommy Larkin's Kenny Park
Referee: Leonard Fay
Michael Mullins (1-3, 0-3 frees); Richard Cummins (1-2); Albert Mullins (1-1); Wayne Walsh (0-4); Paul Killilea (1-0); Ger O'Donoghue (0-2); Sylvie Óg Linnane, Martin Nestor (0-1) Jason Flynn (1-7, 1-6 frees); Niall Kelly (1-0); Kevin Hooban, Gerard Kelly (0-2); Kevin McHugo, Eamon Hayes (0-1)

12 July 2014
17:30
Group B
Tommy Larkin's 0-16 - 0-12 Kilnadeema-Leitrim Loughrea
Referee: Michael Dolan
Jason Flynn (0-9, 0-7 frees); Kevin Hooban (0-3); Eamonn Hayes (0-2), Kevin McHugo, Gerard Kelly (0-1) Brian Molloy (0-6 frees); Damien Donoghue (0-3); Sean Burke, Liam Geraghty, Tom Tierney (0-1)

13 July 2014
19:00
Group B
Gort 4-10 - 1-9 Clarinbridge Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Richie Cummins (2-4); Jack Grealish (2-1); Wayne Walsh, Albert Mullins, Martin Nestor, Michael Mullins, Kaelen Higgins (0-1) Paul Coen (0-4, 0-3 frees); Barry Keane (1-1); Eoin Forde (0-2, 0-1 free); Shane Burke, Stephen Forde (0-1)

14 September 2014
17:00
Group B
Gort 0-25 - 1-8 Kilnadeema-Leitrim Killimor
Referee: Michael Conway
Gerry Quinn (0-7, 0-6 frees); Albert Mullins, Michael Mullins, Ger O'Donoghue (0-4); Wayne Walsh (0-2); Seán Forde, Martin Nestor, J Commins (0-1); Greg Lally (0-1 free) Brian Molloy (0-6, 0-1 free); Liam Kelly (1-0); David Tierney (0-2, 0-1 free)

14 September 2014
17:00
Group B
Tommy Larkin's 0-22 - 0-20 Clarinbridge Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Browne
Jason Flynn (0-9, 0-7 frees); Kevin McHugo (0-4); Colm Flynn, Conor Gardiner, Gerard Kelly, Eamon Hayes (0-2); Kevin Hooban (0-1) Paul Coen (0-7, 0-3 frees); Éanna Murphy (0-5); Alan Armstrong (0-3); Eoin Forde (0-2, 0-1 free); Christy Bannon (0-1); Cathal Coen, Aaron Bindon (0-1 free)

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Craughwell 3 2 0 1 4-38 2-40 4 4
2 Beagh 2 1 1 0 3-27 2-24 6 3
3 Turloughmore 2 1 0 1 2-22 2-22 0 4
4 Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry 3 0 1 2 3-45 6-46 -10 1
24 May 2014
19:00
Group C
Craughwell 0-12 - 0-10 Turloughmore Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Browne
Fergal Healy (0-4, 0-3 frees); Stephen Hynes, Niall Healy, Alan Callanan (0-2); Aidan Ryan (0-1 free); Michael Coughlan (0-1) Gary Burke (0-3); Conor Shaughnessy (0-2 frees); Barry McDonough (0-2); Darren Shaughnessy, Sean Linnane (0-1)

25 May 2014
13:30
Group C
Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry 1-16 - 1-16 Beagh Loughrea
Referee: John Keane
Shane Maloney (1-8, 0-6 frees); Padraig Breheny, Niall Moloney (0-3); Paul Killeen, Paul Gordon (0-1) Kevin Keehan (0-7 frees); Joe Gantley (0-4); Kieran Diviney (1-1); Padraig Landers (0-2); Jamie Diviney, Adrian Tuohy (0-1)

18 July 2014
19:30
Group C
Turloughmore 2-12 - 2-10 Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Browne
Jamie Holland (0-5, 0-3 frees); Conor Shaughnessy (1-2, 0-2 frees); Ronan Badger (1-0); Cian Burke (0-2); Darren Shaughnessy, Gary Burke, Brian Murphy (0-1) Padraig Breheny, Pádraig Robinson (1-1); Shane Moloney (0-4 frees); Colm Larkin, Micheal Dervan (0-2)

29 August 2014
18:15
Group C
Beagh 2-11 - 1-08 Craughwell Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Kevin Keehan (1-6, 0-6 frees); Pádraig Landers (1-1); Joe Gantley (0-3); Rory Gantley (0-1 free) Kealan Cullinane (0-4 frees); Cian Larkin (1-0); Thomas Monaghan (0-3, 0-1 free); Fergal Healy (0-1)

  • The original fixture on 19 July in Athenry was postponed due to torrential rain at half time. The score at the time was Craughwell 0-7 - 0-6 Beagh
14 September 2014
15:30
Group C
Craughwell 3-18 - 0-19 Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry Loughrea
Referee: Alan Kelly
Fergal Healy (0-7, 0-4 frees); Jamie Ryan, Cian Larkin, Michael Coughlan (1-0); Alan Callanan (0-3); Niall Callanan, Kealan Cullinane (0-2); Ian Daniels, Ger O'Halloran, Adrian Cullinane (0-1); Aidan Ryan (0-1 free) Shane Moloney (0-13, 0-11 frees); Pádraig Robinson (0-2); Paul Killeen, Colm Larkin, Paul Gordon, Johnny Conroy (0-1)

Group C Null and Void Game[edit]
14 September 2014
15:30
Group C
Turloughmore Null and Void

1-19 - 0-16

Beagh Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Cian Burke (0-4); Dathaí Burke (1-2 frees); Brian Murphy, Darren Shaughnessy (0-2); Gary Burke, Michael Morris, Shane Burke (0-1) Kevin Keehan (0-6, 0-4 frees); Rory Gantley (0-3); Pádraig Landers, Adrian Tuohy, Joe Gantley (0-2); Jamie Diviney (0-1)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Portumna 3 3 0 0 5-62 4-41 24 6
2 Ardrahan 3 2 0 1 6-47 2-37 22 4
3 Athenry 3 1 0 2 11-40 4-41 20 2
4 Carnmore 3 0 0 3 3-34 15-64 -66 0
23 May 2014
19:00
Group D
Ardrahan 1-13 - 1-11 Athenry Loughrea
Referee: Michael Haverty
Jonathan Glynn (1-2); Maurice Callanan (0-4 frees); Ger Hennelly (0-3); John Greene (0-2); Damien O'Shaughnessy, Stephen Whelan (0-1) Cathal Keane (0-5, 0-4 frees); Conor Caulfield (0-3); Jack Carr (1-0); James Divilly (0-2); David Donoghue (0-1)

25 May 2014
19:00
Group D
Portumna 2-28 - 2-14 Carnmore Kenny Park
Referee: Gerry Donoghue
Joe Canning (1-8, 0-5 frees); Damien Hayes (1-3); Kevin Hayes (0-5); Ronan O'Meara (0-4, 0-1 free); Ollie Canning (0-3); Niall Hayes (0-2); Conor O'Hare, Oisín Royston, Patrick Dolphin (0-1) Kevin Killilea (1-10, 0-8 frees); Barry Hanley (1-3); George Hanley (0-1)

20 July 2014
12:00
Group D
Portumna 1-17 - 1-14 Ardrahan Loughrea
Referee: Leonard Fay
Andy Smith (0-5, 0-1 free); Joe Canning (0-4, 0-3 frees); Niall Hayes (1-1); Damien Hayes, Ronan O'Meara (0-3); Kevin Hayes (0-1) Maurice Callanan (0-7, 0-4 frees); Jonathan Glynn (1-0); Jason Kennedy, Cian Walsh (0-2); Joe O'Leary, Gerry Hennelly, Gerard Forde (0-1)

20 July 2014
14:30
Group D
Athenry 9-16 - 1-11 Carnmore Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Cian Burke (5-2); Cathal Keane (0-7 frees); Jack Carr (2-0); David Donohue, Thomas Flynn (1-2); Conor Caulfield, Mark Hannon, Paddy Hannon (0-1) Kevin Killilea (0-7, 0-6 frees); Donie Fox (0-3, 0-1 free); Aidan Reilly (1-0); George Hanley (0-1)

13 September 2014
18:00
Group D
Portumna 2-17 - 1-13 Athenry Ballinasloe
Referee: Eoin Shaughnessy
Joe Canning (1-9, 0-7 frees); Ronan O'Meara (1-2); Kevin Hayes, Damien Hayes (0-2); Ollie Canning, Niall Hayes (0-1) Cathal Keane (0-4 frees); James Divilly (1-0); Liam Howley, Mark Hannon, Paddy Hannon (0-2); David Donoghue (0-2 frees); Tom Flynn (0-1 free)

13 September 2014
18:00
Group D
Ardrahan 4-20 - 0-9 Carnmore Kenny Park
Referee: Michael Haverty
Jonathan Glynn (3-2, 0-1 free); Maurice Callanan (1-5, 0-2 frees); Jason Kennedy (0-4); Cian Walsh (0-2); Gerard Forde, David Kennedy, Ger Hennelly, John Greene, Stephen Whelan, Richie Mullins (0-1) Kevin Killilea (0-4, 0-3 frees); Gary Grealish (0-2); Ciaran Murray, Barry Hanley, K Concannon (0-1)

Knockout stages[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
28 September - Kenny Park
 
 
Gort3-11
 
30 November - Kenny Park
 
Killimordaly0-11
 
Gort1-15
 
23 November - Kenny Park
 
Beagh0-10
 
Beagh0-13
 
14 December - Kenny Park
 
Ardrahan0-9
 
Gort2-13
 
28 September - Kenny Park
 
Portumna1-10
 
Portumna2-15
 
12 October - Kenny Park
 
Loughrea1-17
 
Portumna1-15
 
28 September - Loughrea
 
Craughwell0-15
 
Craughwell0-19
 
 
Tommy Larkin's1-13
 

Quarter-Finals[edit]

An open draw of the 8 first and second placed teams from the Group Phase was made at Kenny Park, Athenry on 14 September 2014.

28 September 2014
13:00
QF
Craughwell 0-19 - 1-13 Tommy Larkin's Loughrea
Referee: Phelim Shaughnessy
Kealan Cullinane (0-5); Fergal Healy (0-5 frees); Niall Callanan (0-3); Stephen Hynes, Alan Callanan (0-2); Ger O'Halloran (0-1); Aidan Ryan (0-1 free); Jason Flynn (1-6, 0-5 frees); Conor Gardiner (0-3); Kevin Hooban, Gerard Kelly (0-2)

28 September 2014
15:00
QF
Gort 3-11 - 0-11 Killimordaly Kenny Park
Referee: Christopher Browne
Gerry Quinn (1-6, 1-5 frees); Richard Cummins (2-2); Aidan Harte, Ger O'Donoghue, Jack Grealish (0-1) Brian Burke (0-7, 0-5 frees); Paul Madden, Éanna Ryan, Thomas Madden, David Concannon (0-1)

28 September 2014
16:30
QF
Portumna 2-15 - 1-17 Loughrea Kenny Park
Referee: John Keane
Joe Canning (1-10, 0-5 frees); Ronan O'Meara (1-2); Ollie Canning (0-2); Damien Hayes (0-1) Johnny Maher (1-8, 0-7 frees); Johnny Coen (0-4); Joseph Mooney, Neil Keary (0-2); Brian Mahony (0-1)

23 November 2014
14:00
QF
Beagh 0-13 - 0-9 Ardrahan Kenny Park
Referee: Leonard Fay
Pádraig Landers, Adrian Tuohy (0-3); Kevin Keehan (0-3 frees); Rory Gantley (0-2 frees); Damien Landers, Joe Gantley (0-1) Maurice Callanan (0-6 frees); Cian Walsh (0-2); Ger Hennelly (0-1)

Quarter Final Null and Void game[edit]
27 September 2014
15:00
Void QF
Turloughmore Null and Void

0-18 - 1-15

Ardrahan Kenny Park
Referee: Michael Haverty
Gary Burke (1-3); Ronan Badger (0-5, 0-1 frees); Cian Burke (0-2); Brian Murphy, Darren Shaughnessy, Barry McDonagh (0-1); Dathaí Burke, Conor Shaughnessy (0-1 free) Maurice Callanan (0-9, 0-7 frees); Iarla Tannian, Jonathan Glynn (0-3); Jason Kennedy (0-2); Cian Walsh (0-1)

Semi-Finals[edit]

An open draw of the Quarter-final winners was made in Athenry on 28 September 2014

12 October 2014
14:30
SF
Portumna 1-15 - 0-15 Craughwell Kenny Park
Referee: Michael Haverty
Joe Canning (1-8, 0-5 frees); Gareth Heagney, Damien Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Ronan O'Meara, Ollie Canning, Niall Hayes, Ivan Canning (0-1) Report Fergal Healy (0-8, 0-5 frees); Alan Callanan (0-3); Stephen Hynes, Kealan Cullinane (0-2)

30 November 2014
14:00
SF
Gort 1-15 - 0-10 Beagh Kenny Park
Referee: Alan Kelly
Gerry Quinn (0-7, 0-6 frees); Richard Cummins (0-4); Ger O'Donoghue (1-0); Aidan Harte, Michael Cummins, Albert Mullins, Michael Mullins (0-1) Report Kevin Keehan (0-6 frees); Pádraig Landers (0-2); Rory Gantley (0-1 free); Redmond McDermott (0-1)

Final[edit]

Albert Mullins of Gort eludes Portumna's Joe Keane and Gareth Heagney to score in the 2014 Galway Senior Hurling Championship final at Kenny Park, Athenry

The 2014 County final was played on 14 December 2014 in Kenny Park, Athenry due to the closure of Pearse Stadium.[11] The game was shown deferred on TG4.

14 December 2014
13:30
Final
Gort
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2-13 1-10 Portumna
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Kenny Park
Referee: Christy Browne
Gerry Quinn (0-7 frees); Albert Mullins, Wayne Walsh (1-0); Greg Lally (0-2, 0-1 free); Richie Cummins (0-2); Aidan Harte, Paul Killilea (0-1) Report Joe Canning (0-6, 0-4 frees), Kevin Hayes (1-0); Damien Hayes (0-2); Ollie Canning, Ronan O'Meara (0-1)

Gort:
1 Gavin Lally
2 Mark McMahon
3 Tadhg Linnane
4 Micheal Cummins
5 Aidan Harte
6 Greg Lally (c)
7 Sylvie Óg Linnane
8 Sean Forde
18 Jason Grealish
10 Michael Mullins
11 Albert Mullins
12 Paul Killilea
13 Gerard O'Donoghue
14 Richie Cummins
15 Gerry Quinn
Substitutes Used:
17 Conor Helebert for Jason Grealish (46 mins)
20 Wayne Walsh for Gerard O'Donoghue (48 mins)
9 Niall Forde for Sean Forde (54 mins)
19 Jack Grealish for Albert Mullins (62 mins)
Management:
Michael Finn, Gerry Spelman, Mattie Murphy & Shane Counihan
Portumna:
1 Joe Keane
2 Gareth Heagney
3 Conor O'Hare
4 Peter Smith
5 Owen Treacy
6 Martin Dolphin
7 Eoin Lynch
8 Leo Smith
9 Damien Hayes
10 Kevin Hayes
11 Niall Hayes
12 Ollie Canning (c)
17 Ronan O'Meara
14 Joe Canning
15 Andy Smith
Substitutes Used:
13 Patrick Dolphin for Leo Smith (50-51 mins, blood)
13 Patrick Dolphin for Ronan O'Meara (56 mins)
Manager:
Michael Monaghan

Qualifier Group Phase[edit]

Six teams, the losers of the Preliminary to Round 2 game and the Round 2 games. An open draw made on Galway Bay FM on 14 May 2014 split the teams into two groups. The top two teams will progress to the Shield Competition. The 4 second and third placed teams will contest relegation.

Qualifier Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 Castlegar 2 2 0 0 3-37 3-32 5 4
2 Kinvara 2 1 0 1 7-27 3-34 5 2
3 Kiltormer 2 0 0 2 1-29 5-27 -10 0
14 September 2014
14:00
Qual. Grp A
Castlegar 1-16 - 0-16 Kiltormer Loughrea
Referee: Sean Moran

21 September 2014
Qual. Grp A
Castlegar 2-21 - 3-16 Kinvara

28 September 2014
11:30
Qual. Grp A
Kinvara 4-11 - 1-13 Kiltormer Loughrea
Referee: Leonard Fay

Qualifier Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L SF SA Diff Pts
1 St. Thomas's 2 1 0 1 0-37 2-24 7 2
2 Pádraig Pearse's 2 1 0 1 4-27 2-32 1 2
3 Liam Mellows 2 1 0 1 2-27 2-23 -6 2
13 September 2014
17:30
Qual. Grp B
Pádraig Pearse's 2-13 - 0-18 St. Thomas' Loughrea
Referee: Leonard Fay

20 September 2014
Qual. Grp B
Liam Mellows 2-16 - 2-14 Pádraig Pearse's

28 September 2014
12:00
Qual. Grp B
St. Thomas' 0-19 - 0-11 Liam Mellows Clarinbridge
Referee: Gerry Donoghue

Relegation[edit]

The second and third placed teams from the Qualifier Group Phase cross played. The two losing teams will played each other with the loser being relegated to Intermediate for 2015.

Semi-finals[edit]

11 October 2014
15:00
Relegation SF
Kiltormer 1-17 - 2-10 Pádraig Pearse's Loughrea

11 October 2014
16:30
Relegation SF
Liam Mellows 2-17 - 2-14 Kinvara Kenny Park

Final[edit]

25 October 2014
14:30
Relegation Final
Pádraig Pearse's 0-14 - 1-9 Kinvara Kenny Park
Referee: Leonard Fay
Report

Shield Competition[edit]

10 teams: the 8 third and fourth placed teams from the Group Phase and the top two teams from the Qualifier Group Phase. Two teams were drawn to play two others - the two winning teams plus the 6 other teams will play open drawn quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final.

Shield Preliminary Round and Quarter-finals[edit]

Carnmore, Clarinbridge, Sarsfields, Mullagh, Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry and Turloughmore were all eliminated before the semi-finals.

Shield Semi-Finals[edit]

8 February 2015
15:30
Shield SF
Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-15 - 2-8 Castlegar Kilnadeema
Referee: Shane Hynes

8 February 2015
15:30
Shield SF
St. Thomas' 1-17 - 1-14 Athenry Athenry
Referee: Alan Kelly

Final[edit]

24 May 2015
12:00
Shield Final
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v St. Thomas' Loughrea

Scoring[edit]

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Tally Total Matches Average
1 Joe Canning Portumna 4-55 69 7 9.8
=2 Jason Flynn Tommy Larkin's 2-42 48 5 9.6
=2 Kevin Killilea Carnmore 2-42 48 6 8
4 Brian Burke Killimordaly 0-47 47 5 9.4
5 Kevin Keehan Beagh 2-33 39 6 6.5
6 Cathal Dervan Mullagh 2-31 37 4 9.25
=7 Johnny Maher Loughrea 2-28 34 5 6.8
=7 Kerril Wade Sarsfields 2-28 34 5 6.8

Individual feats[edit]

Cian Burke scored 5-2 from play for Athenry against Carnmore in their Group D clash on 20 July 2014

References[edit]

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