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PRESS RELEASE

3rd September 2019

 

Subject:        Galway Senior Football Management

 

Kevin Walsh (Galway Senior Football Manager), has confirmed to the Chairman of the Galway County Board, Pat Kearney and the Chairman of the Galway Football Committee , Kevin Clancy, that he is stepping down as the Galway Senior Football Manager, after 5 years.

Galway GAA wish to acknowledge Kevin’s tremendous dedication and contribution to Galway Football, and his achievements over the past 5 years.
Galway, under Kevin’s management, achieved promotion to Division 1 and consolidated our position there.
Galway GAA would like to acknowledge the professional structures Kevin put in place and Galway GAA were happy to support Kevin achieve these goals, and provide the necessary resources, and Galway GAA will continue to do this.

Galway GAA have been engaged in the review process with Kevin, over the past week, and following consideration, and Kevin has decided not to continue as Galway Senior Football Manager.

STATEMENT FROM KEVIN WALSH

 

"On behalf of the Galway Senior Management Team, I have informed the Galway County Board that after 5 years in charge of the Galway Senior Football Team we will not be seeking ratification for a 6th year. It was both an honour and a privilege to manage our county to 2 Connacht titles, promotion to Division 1 and maintaining that status. 

When we took over in 2015, we sought to introduce structures to achieve the 2 core objectives of making Galway football more competitive and leaving Galway football in a better position. Over 25 players have made their senior championship debuts for Galway since then and the commitment of the players over the years has been one of the key factors in achieving those objectives. We would like to thank them for their dedication and friendship. 

We wish to acknowledge the substantial contribution of the backroom team in putting in place the systems and processes that have been the foundation of what was built over the past few years. 

In many ways, the forgotten heroes of the modern game are our families. Without their understanding, support and commitment none of this would be possible. 

We would like to thank our sponsors and, in particular, Pat and Una McDonagh of Supermac’s, whose contribution to Galway GAA in general is the envy of counties throughout the country. The media is playing an increasing role in the game and we would like to thank the local media in Galway who were supportive of our efforts with a special word of thanks to Galway Bay FM’s, Kevin O Dwyer. 

We would like to thank the Galway County Board for their support and giving us the opportunity to manage our county. 

Finally, we would like to thank the genuine Galway football supporters. Your passion for the maroon and white never went unnoticed. 

I emphatically believe that there are great things to come for Galway football. Having had the opportunity to work with professionals at the top of their field over the last number of years, I would like to see the recommendations in our reports to the County Board which included facilities and equipment, operations, alignment and development of underage teams through to senior level, finance, competition structures, player development and welfare, medical screening and deep level coaching  implemented in the interests of Galway football going forward. 

I am honoured to have been given my chance to leave Galway football in a better place and I wish the players and new management team every success in the future."

Kevin Walsh

 

Le meas,

Padraig Ó Cearnaigh   (Chairperson)     

Séamus Ó Gráda  (Secretary)      

Micheál de Búrca (Treasurer)

 

on behalf of Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe, CLG

 

The Galway Minor team to play Kerry in the All-Ireland football semi-final on Sunday is as follows

1-Donie Halleran

2-Jonathan McGrath

3-Ruairí King

4-Liam Tevnan

5-Cian Hernon

6-Ethan Fiorentini

7-Kyle O’Neill

8-James McLaughlin

9-Daniel O’Flaherty

10-Evan Nolan

11-Warren Seoige

12-Dylan Brady

13-Nathan Grainger

14-Tomo Culhane

15-Daniel Cox

Galway U-20 team to play Dublin on Saturday in Pearse Park Longford  at 5.00pm

1-Oran Burke

2-Ross Mahon

3-Sean Mulkerrin (Capt)

4-Eoin McFadden

5-Liam Boyle

6-Cian Potter

7-Jack Kirrane

8-Mathias Barrett

9-Brian Harlowe

10-Matthew Tierney

11-Darragh Silke

12-Tony Gill

13-Padraig Costello

14- Liam Costello

15-Rory Cunningham

Junior Team Copy WEb

Kerry retain Junior Title

KERRY 3-14 GALWAY 0-13

The Kingdom reached the magic 20 in junior titles after beating Galway for the second year in a row in the All-Ireland final at Portlaois on Saturday, the Tribes started in flying form with Gary Kelly scoring three on the bounce a couple of which could have been green flags, Kerry were slow to get into their stride in that opening quarter but as the half went on they pegged back Galway on five different times and went in leading by two at the break 0-8 to 0-6.

In part two Galway opened brighter with early points from Kelly and Sean Ó Currin but a fisted goal from Barry O’ Dwyer after thirty four minutes and when Stephen O’Sullivan repeated the dose six minutes later the game was over as a contest and Kerry had done the five in a row.

GALWAY: Cormac Haslam; Eddie O’Sullivan, Dara Ó Ruairc, Thomas Rabbitte; MacDara Geraghty, Conor Costello, Patrick O’Donnell; Alan Molloy, Enda Tierney; Sean Denvir, Jonathan Ryan, Thomas Gleeson; Padraig Éoin Ó Curraoin, Colm Brennan, Garry Kelly.

Subs: Seán Ó Currin for Tierney black card Lorcan Molloy for Gleeson ,Enda Concannon for Ó Ruairc, Connor Brady for Padraic Éoin Ó Curraoin Aongus Ó hIarnáin for Ó Currin Ger Gibbons for Ryan (

Galway scorers: Garry Kelly 0-8 Lorcan Molloy 0-2, Patrick O’Donnell, Seán Ó Currin and Sean Denvir 0-1 each

KERRY: Eoghan O’Brien; Cian Ó Murchú, Padraig O’Connor, Padraig Jackie O’Sullivan; Jack Brosnan, Mike Breen, Michael Foley; John Mark Foley, Nathan Breen; Phillip O’Connor, Chris Farley, Brandon Barrett; Stephen O’Sullivan, Daniel Daly, Barry O’ Dwyer.

Subs: Caolim Teahan for Farley James Crean for O ‘Dwyer Thomas Lynch for Barrett Gerald O’Sullivan for Daly Fionán Clifford for Ó Murchú John Spillane for Brosnan.

Scorers for Kerry: Stephen O’Sullivan 1-4, Barry O’ Dwyer and James Crean 1-0 each, Eoghan O’Brien 0-3) Daniel Daly 0-2, Jack Brosnan, Michael Foley, Caolim Teahan, Mike Breen and Thomas Lynch 0-1 each.

The Galway Junior football team to play Kerry tomorrow in the All-Ireland Final in Portlaoise at 5.00pm  is as follows

  1. Cormac Haslam Glenamaddy
  2. Eddie O’Sullivan Oughterard
  3. Dara O’Ruairc Tuam Stars
  4. Thomas Rabbitte Kilkerrin-Clonberne
  5. Sean Ó Currin Carna Caiseál
  6. Adrian Ward Kilkerrin-Clonberne
  7. Padraic O’Donnell Oileain Árann
  8. Alan Molloy Corofin
  9. Conor Brady Corofin
  10. Seán Denvir Micheál Breathnach
  11. Micheal Day Headford
  12. Thomas Gleeson Dunmore Mac Hales
  13. Padraic Éoin Ó Currin An Spideál
  14. Colm Brennan Oileáin Árann
  15. Gary Kelly Williamstown

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