GALBALLY GAA CLUB NOTES
Congratulations to Kevin Denihan (Manager), Niall Kearney (Analysis), Owen O Sullivan and Cathal O’Mahony on the Munster Minor Football victory over Clare. They now reach the Munster final against Cork. The game will take place at a neutral venue on 11th August.
It will be the first Munster Final appearance for Limerick Minor Footballers since 1998, a game where there were strong Galbally links with both Eddie Scully and Jeremy Staunton on the starting 15. Pat O’Shea of Kerry managed that team. The game is remembered for the disallowed goal that hit the back stanchion just before half time. Tadhg Kennelly scored the second goal for Kerry on the day. Highlights can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-AluL2exRk
Eddie Scully also played in the 1997 Munster Minor final, and the team was managed by the late Seamus Murphy of Ballylanders. Kerry were inspired by two goal Paul Galvin with Noel Kennelly also grabbing a goal. Highlights can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSaUPydByBQ
James O’Brien of Carrickaroche is a link to a previous Munster Minor Final, being part of the Limerick team beaten by Kerry in 1950.
The Senior Footballers beat Oola in the Dinny Ryan Cup during the week. The team was: Peter Morrissey, Cathal Flynn, Peter Dwyer, Ryan Robin, Jack O Mullane, Liam Casey, Gary McCarthy, Robert Sampson, Kieran Hickey, Ciaran Sheehan, John Kearns, Eoin McGrath, Jamie Morrissey (Captain), Ger Quinlan, Josh Dineen. Subs: Jordan Dineen, Pa Murphy, Dylan O’Sullivan, Paddy Donavan, Shane Hanrahan, Johnny McCarthy
The U13 team drew on a scoreline of Galbally 2-2 Dromin-Athlacca-Banogue 1-5
Team: Paul Fenton, Cathal McGuire, Bill Crawford, John Lees ,Adam Lonergan, Oran Sheedy, Jamie O’Shea, Philip Ryan, Alan Carew, Ciaran Hyland, Jack Reynolds, Fionn O’Carroll, Fergal Mathewson.
The latest Split the Pot winner was Morgan Staunton with €150.
It was a busy weekend for Galbally GAA being involved in the local fundraiser for the Air Ambulance Service. It was an excellent success and a huge thanks is extended to all people involved. The link for donations remains open here https://www.idonate.ie/…/11409181_galbally-gaa–camogie… Your donation is greatly appreciated