Sport & Leisure in the town

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Mountbellew GAA Club is probably the main focus of sporting activity in the town.
Mountbellew GAA grounds are situated just outside Mountbellew town on the Tuam Road.
Mountbellew / Moylough GAA Club (the club's official title) was founded in 1932.
The club has produced many great footballers who have served Galway with great pride over the years, most notably Enda Colleran (captain 1965 All Ireland winning team), Johnny Hughes, Fergal Gavin,
Val Daly (current Senior Team Player /Manager).
Mountbellew Footballers have won the County Galway Senior Championship
on 4 occasions: 1964, 1965, 1974 and 1986.
More recently the minor footballers won the County B Football Championship in 1996 for the first time since 1969.
Mountbellew Hurlers' most notable achievement was in winning
the County Junior Championship in 1993.

Club President: Msn Michael Tobin
Club Chairman: Barry O'Sullivan
Club Secretary: Vincent Flynn
Intermediate Team Manager: Pat Donnellan

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Golf Club

Mountbellew Golf Club is suituated one mile from the town of Mountbellew.
The Club was founded in 1929.
It is a nine hole course set in a scenic woodland setting.
It is a par 69 for men and a par 70 for ladies.
Mens' Captain for 1997 is Seamus Loftus and Ladies' Captain is Rita O'Connor.
President is Iggy O'Brien. The Chairman is Liam Challoner.
There is a comfortable clubhouse and bar with clubhouse catering at the week-end during the summer.
Greenfees are £7 per day.
Golf enthusiasts are always welcome.
Tel. (0905) 79259

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Amateur Drama

The Malthouse Players are small but very active Amateur Dramatic Group based in Mountbellew.
Since the group was formed in 1992, they have staged nine productions.
The club has gone from strength to strength culminating in qualification for the
All Ireland One Act Drama Finals in 1996 and 1997.
I hope you get an opportunity to see them in action some time.
Feel free to visit their Home Page and browse their pages.
Link to Malt House Players Homepage
If you are a member of another Irish Drama group who has a home page they would love to hear from you.

Club Chairman is Mr John Corcoran (also on the staff of Holy Rosary College).

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Other Activities

Badminton Club - in the Community Centre.

Soccer Club - Shiven Rovers.

Fishing - a relaxing past-time on the local lake.

Youth Club - Meetings every Friday night in the Community Centre.

No Name Club - Non - Alcoholic Activities for young people.

Readóirí - Pioneer Competitions.

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