GALBALLY GAA CLUB NOTES
The Galbally vs Oola County Senior Football Quarter Final will take place on this Wednesday night 23rd September at 8pm in Stakers Kilbreedy.
The Minors footballers beat Fr Caseys on Sunday morning by 1-10 to 2-6. The team was Dylan O Sullivan, Nathan O Mahony, Robert Sampson, Joe Farrell, Jack O’Reilly, Cathal O’Mahony, Michael O’Donnell, Peter O’Dwyer, Paddy Kennedy (0-3), Eoin McGrath (0-2), Josh Dineen (0-5), Ciaran Beston, Owen O’Sullivan, Shane Hanrahan (1-0), Patrick McGrath. Subs: John English for O’Sullivan (inj), Niall O’Dwyer, Aidan Carew, Josh Ryan. They need a result next Sunday against Monaleen to progress in the competition.
Split the Pot returned on Saturday night last, with Michael Greaney the first winner with €169. We appeal to all players and parents to make an effort to enter the draw every week. Let’s make a big effort to increase the pot #HelpThePot
All in Galbally GAA were saddened on Wednesday last to learn of the death of our esteemed treasurer Brian Chaplin. Upon relocating from England a number of years ago, he immersed himself in a number of local organisations, including Galbally GAA, and served them professionally and with great attention to detail.
He was introduced to the management scene with the Galbally Junior Footballers in 1993 as part of a management team with John Kiely Senior, Dinny Ryan and Mike Hennessy. This led to a promotion to the Senior Footballers for 1994.
Along with manager John Wallace, the late Dinny Ryan and Tommy Flynn, he formed the management team that led Galbally to the County Senior Football Championship for the very first time in 1994. He remained as a selector for 1995 and 1996 before stepping away and at that point, he became Assistant Treasurer of Galbally GAA.
Having served Galbally GAA for almost a decade, he stepped away and he began to focus on other local organisations and was heavily involved in those for a number of years.
In late 2015, he was approached to consider filling the vacant position of Treasurer of Galbally GAA.
After a period of consideration, he agreed to step into the role and made a huge contribution to Galbally GAA. His financial acumen was renowned, and he fulfilled the role to perfection, showing great attention to detail right up to the time of his death.
His legacy to Galbally GAA continues in the form of his grandsons Calum Sheehan, Ciaran Sheehan and Adam Sheehan, sons of his daughter Sonia, who represent Galbally GAA with distinction.
We extend our sympathies to his partner Bridie, and to all his family and extended family
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
PHOTOGRAPHS : John Wallace, the late Dinny Ryan and Brian Chaplin, members of the Galbally Senior Football Team Management 1994
Galbally Under 6 Football team.