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CUMANN LÚTHCHLEAS GAEL

Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe

Príomh Oifig, Stáid an Phiarsaigh, Bóthar na Trá, Gaillimh

 

PRESS RELEASE

  

Galway GAA are delighted to announce Brooks as the new sponsor of the Galway Senior, Intermediate and Minor club hurling championships for the next 3 years.

Brooks, one of the leading timber and builders’ merchants in Ireland have extended their support of the Galway club hurling having sponsored the minor hurling championships in 2019.

On behalf of the Galway Hurling Committee, Chairperson Paul Bellew commented "We are thrilled to have Brooks on board as our sponsors at Senior, Intermediate and Minor level for the next 3 years. Firstly, we want to thank them for their sponsorship of the minor competitions over the last couple of years and for their continued support of Galway GAA in general to date. Their commitment over the next three years reaffirms the status of the Galway hurling championships as one of the premier club competitions in the country. We look forward to partnering with them in the years ahead and having them on board represents a major boost to Galway GAA."

Brooks Managing Director, Mark Lohan noted “We are delighted to have signed a 3-year package to support the Galway Senior, Intermediate and Minor club hurling championships. The GAA is hugely important to us; our staff, our customers and our supply partners and it is a pleasure for us to continue and deepen our ties with Galway GAA. We wish all players, team management and supporters and the officials involved in the promotion of Gaelic games a safe return to activity. Nobody will take sport for granted for some time to come. Gaillimh Abú.”

The draws for the Brooks Senior, Intermediate and Minor hurling championships take place on Monday, June 29th in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa at 8 p.m.

 

 

Club Hurling Championship Draws take place on Monday night next June 29th in Loughrea Hotel & Spa.

The Senior and Intermediate Draws will be covered live on Galway Bay FM from 8 p.m.

Championship draws  for all grades will be made

  • Senior
  • Intermediate
  • Junior A
  • Junior B
  • Junior C
  • Minor A
  • Minor B
  • Minor B1

Note: To comply with the restricted numbers allowed under Covid 19 regulations only 1 person per club will be allowed to attend                    

Is mise,

Sean Ó Fathaigh, (Runaí)

 

The following document outlines Galway Hurling Committee’s plans for our club championships in 2020.

Click here to view the full document details.

If you have any questions arising from the above, please contact any of the following Hurling Committee officers for further information:

Galway GAA are delighted to announce that Padraic Mannion (Ahascragh Fohenagh GAA) will captain the Galway Senior Hurlers in 2020.

Conor Whelan (Kinvara GAA) is appointed as Vice Captain for the season ahead.

We wish Padraic and Conor every success in their roles.

 

 

 


"After 13 years wearing the maroon and white jersey, and after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the Galway senior hurling panel. It’s a massive privilege to play for your county and I feel honoured and proud that I got to play for Galway for as long as I did. I was lucky enough to win everything on offer at least once.

I was blessed to have shared a dressingroom with such brilliant people throughout my career, which enabled me to forge friendships that will last a lifetime. It was an honour to go into battle with all of those Galway players, while it was also a privilege to get the opportunity to play against the very best players from other counties.

I was also lucky to have enjoyed the support of excellent managers, coaches and backroom team members over the years. Special mention must go to the managers I played under – Ger Loughnane, John McIntyre, Anthony Cunningham and Micheal Donoghue.

I’d particularly like to extend huge thanks to Christy O’Connor for being my goalkeeping coach all the way back to before I started with Galway in 2007. Christy opened my mind as to what was required at the top level, and he really lifted my standards.

I’m indebted to my club Kinvara for all their support and loyalty over the years. I want to pay tribute to all the coaches that helped me improve my game, which enabled me progress and go on and play for Galway.

I’d also like to thank the various county board members which looked after us over the years.

Most of all though, I’d like to thank my family. My wife Jen has always provided the amazing support which allowed me to chase my dream for so long. Her patience and understanding facilitated the longevity of my career, especially with our two young kids at home, Ciara and Daniel. I hope I made ye all proud.

I’d also like to pay a special thanks to my parents, Mary & Gerry and my sisters, Colleen and Roisin. It was the best feeling ever to share some of those golden moments with them after matches.

I’m content that I gave everything I had to the Galway jersey for 13 years. I’ve loved every minute of my journey and to have played in front of its dedicated and passionate supporters has allowed me to make memories that I will cherish forever.

I’d also like to thank Shane O’Neill for his understanding and support of my decision. I’m also delighted that the transition will be made easier after accepting a coaching role in Shane’s new backroom team.

Let the next chapter begin! Up Galway! "

Colm Callanan

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