GALBALLY GAA CLUB NOTES
The Galbally Senior Footballers hosted Claughaun in Galbally in the County League on Saturday last. It proved to be a challenging game, with Claughaun winning comfortably by 1-20 to 0-5. The team was Ger Ryan, Tom Davern, Tony Henebry, Frank Cussen, Cathal Shanahan, Liam Casey, Jacko Mullane, James Ryan, Sean Kearney, Nathan O’Byrne, John Kearns, Eoin Halligan, Ger Quinlan (0-1), Jonathan Scully, Gary McCarthy (0-4).
The Galbally Under 16 team played Fr Caseys on Monday night last. The team was Jack O Keeffe, Billy O Keeffe, Owen O Sullivan, Shane Ryan, David O Mullane, Ciaran Beston, James O Sullivan, Bailey Ryan, Eoin Mc Grath, Jamie McGrath, Niall O Dwyer, Dylan Moriarty, Josh Ryan, Ben Ryan, Eoghan Beston.
Sunday 30th June 2019 was an extremely proud day for Galbally GAA as John Kiely led his charges to a 12 point victory over Tipperary in the Munster Final. It now means that John Kiely as a manager has won every honour in the Senior Intercounty Game that Limerick can possibly win, with the Munster Title, All Ireland Title, and League Title all in the locker. While the Munster Championship completed the set, the league title was important achievement. Illustrious names such as Ger Loughnane, Michael Ryan, Liam Griffin, Donal O’Grady, John Allen, Eamonn Cregan and would have had provincial and All Ireland success, but would not have won the League title. John Kiely has emulated the top managers in the game, such as Babs Keating, Brian Cody, Jimmy Barry Murphy, Liam Sheedy, Nicholas English, Davy Fitzgerald, Ollie Walsh and Michael Donoghue among many others who have all won Provincial, League and All Ireland Titles, while Davy Fitz has now won both provincial titles.
To win all three titles is an important and precious achievement and there are some gracious memories garnered in the last year to last forever more. Indeed when the Munster League, Fenway Classic, Munster Under 21 Title and All Ireland Under 21 Title are included, John Kiely has led Limerick to seven different pieces of silverware. Any further success is bonus territory, as a manager he has done it all with Limerick, and it can never be taken from him. Hopefully there is more to follow! Best wishes to James Cummins in action with the Limerick Under 20 footballers on Tuesday night in Thurles.
Galbally GAA had two winners in the Limerick GAA Development Draw, Colm Richardson who won €3000 and Maurice Costello who won €100. The Latest Split the Pot Winner was Pat Gooley who was the lucky winner of €362. Next Draw The Foxes Den, Knockcarron on Saturday 6th July.