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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# into the west

This year
Biden delivers homecoming speech in Ballina as Ireland trip comes to a close
The US President is due to travel home to Delaware this evening.
Last year
NUI Galway land first Sigerson Cup title since 2003 as strong display secures win over UL
Tough conditions in Carlow for tonight’s decider.
All time
Two goals from Carr as Mayo defeat Meath to top their group in Division 2
An eight-point victory for the home team in Castlebar.
Culhane shoots 1-6 as Galway hold off Dublin challenge to land All-Ireland U20 title
Galway won out 1-11 to 0-13 in the day’s first game in Croke Park.
'At the end of the day, it's only trying to get a ball between two posts... but it's more than that'
Galway WFC captain Keara Cormican on a big 2020 season, her own football journey and teaching through the Covid-19 crisis.
Go west? Government set to appoint 17 junior ministers
The government has faced significant anger over the lack of geographical diversity among senior ministers.
'A bit surreal,' as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad finally taste All-Ireland success
19-year-old Siobhán McGrath clinched their first title and ended Slaughtneil’s four-in-a-row bid.
Irish internationals return to boost Connacht for crunch clash with Toulouse
Jack Carty and Bundee Aki are both back for Andy Friend’s side.
Corofin survive Ballintubber test and will face Padraig Pearses in the Connacht final
Roscommon champions Padraig Pearses enjoyed a successful trip to London today.
'If it's not (sorted), it's going to set us back years' - Canning frustrated as Galway manager hunt goes on
Galway are still looking for a replacement for Micheal Donoghue.
Two-time All-Ireland winner Joyce set to take over Galway senior footballers
Padraic Joyce is to be recommended as the Tribesmen’s new boss.
All-Ireland champs Corofin are closing in on 7-in-a-row in Galway after defeating Salthill
Tuam Stars or Moycullen now await in the Galway county senior final.
Padraig Joyce is now a Connacht winning manager after Galway defeat Mayo
A six-point success for the home side in Tuam this evening.
Clare finish strong to see off Cork and claim first McGrath Cup title in 11 years
Three points separated the sides in Miltown Malbay this afternoon.
2017 Galway U21 hurling final to be played on Saturday - a year behind schedule
Turloughmore and Liam Mellows face off.
'Before coming to South Africa, we said that if we lose both games, we are dead'
Connacht’s South African double leaves them in a strong position to challenge for the Pro14 play-offs.
O'Connor brothers hit all of Ballintubber's points in win and Shine shoots 0-9 as Clann na nGael march on
There were Connacht quarter-final ties in Enniscrone and Dr Hyde Park this afternoon.
'It's a huge thing for everyone in Sligo seeing them in Connacht jerseys'
Sligo RFC continue to produce promising players to drive their AIL team and rise even further.
'I've got a great love for this place. I don't think I can do it justice, but I love it, absolutely f**king love it'
Johnny O’Connor is in his third spell with Connacht and ahead of today’s Pro14 season-opener, explains why he has always been drawn back to Galway.
'The euphoria and the amount of joy that people were getting when you handed them the cup, they couldn't believe it'
Johnny Coen experienced that winning feeling in 2017 and wants to capitalise again this season.
Cora Staunton starts for Mayo but Galway win out to lift Connacht title
Captain Tracey Leonard inspired her side to victory in today’s provincial final at MacHale Park.
3 goals for Galway and they hold off late Kilkenny revival to book Leinster U21 hurling final spot
A two-point victory for the Tribesmen in Tullamore.
4 debutants and big names return as Mayo and Galway name teams for Connacht showdown
Stephen Rochford and Kevin Walsh have unveiled their starting sides.
Stephen Rochford: 'I don't see them being a particularly dirty team to be honest'
The Mayo manager is full of praise for their opponents Galway.
'Definitely in the last couple of years there is a bit of an edge and a bit of a bite' - the Galway Mayo rivalry
The clash of Galway and Mayo on 13 May is eagerly awaited.
Late scoring spree saves All-Ireland champs Galway from league loss to Antrim
Tough test for the Liam MacCarthy Cup holders in Pearse Stadium.
Durcan goal helps holders Castlebar into semi while upset sees O'Shea's Breaffy exit
Elsewhere in the Mayo SFC quarter-finals, Ballintubber and Hollymount-Carramore have to do it all again.
Massive win for Galway as they take derby honours and give survival hopes a huge boost
Kyle Callan-McFadden gave Sligo Rovers the lead but Marc Ludden, Kevin Devaney and Gavin Holohan found the net for the Tribesmen.
New Connacht 10 eager for a taste of a packed Sportsground
Australian Andrew Deegan has found his feet already on Irish soil, as Connacht clash with Cardiff Blues tomorrow
'I fell into a bit of a comfort zone, we were going through the motions'
Tiernan O’Halloran says there is a new energy around Connacht as they prepare to begin life under Kieran Keane.
Connacht set to sign promising Australian out-half Deegan
The Randwick product will battle Jack Carty and Steve Crosbie for the number 10 shirt.
Draw sees Sligo move out of bottom three though it could've been better but for a familiar face
Galway’s Stephen Folan – formerly with the Bit O’Red – grabbed a leveller after Jonah Ayunga put the hosts in front.
Spurs humble Rockets as Harden's MVP-worthy season ends in a whimper
It was a historically bad night for the Houston side.
Joe Canning: League over-reactions, Galway home hurling and a love for more games
The Portumna man is getting set for a 10th senior championship season.
'It's kind of odd getting a Chinese goalkeeper in Donegal': GMIT's All-Ireland star
Donegal’s Rosa Kelly helped her side to Lagan Cup glory at the O’Connor Cup weekend.
The key Cork, Dublin, Mayo, Galway and Clare players to watch in colleges action this weekend
It’s O’Connor Cup weekend out West.
When Syria comes to Roscommon: 'We can't run to Mass, then say 'you're not welcome''
A disused four-star hotel in the Co Roscommon town is to be turned into an integration centre for (mostly Syrian) refugees.
The tiny island of Inishbofin had two Galway senior football debutants on Sunday
Ruairi Lavelle and Michael Day made history in the game against Sligo.
Mayo manager on All-Ireland glory, Twitter use and his brother's Arsenal experience
Michael Solan guided Mayo to All-Ireland U21 football glory in 2016 – and he’s not the only high achiever in the family.
11 reasons why Into The West is beloved by Irish 90s kids