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Senior CLUB ALL STARS Hurling Team of the Year 2019 Sponsored by McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty:

1 James Barrett St Thomas

2 Declan Cronin Cappataggle 3 David Collins Liam Mellows 4 Michael Morris Turloughmore

5 Jamie Holland Turloughmore 6 Shane Cooney St Thomas 7 Cathal Burke St Thomas

8 James Regan St Thomas 9 David Burke St Thomas

10 Alan Dolan Cappataggle 11 Darragh Burke St Thomas 12 Jamie Ryan Loughrea

13 Jarlath Mannion Cappataggle 14 Tadhg Haran Liam Mellows 15 Conor Kavanagh Liam Mellows

 

  • Tadhg Haran picks up his 4th award, while David Collins, Shane Cooney, David Burke and Darragh Burke win their 3rd awards

 

  • Declan Cronin and Jarlath Mannion pick up their second awards. The remaining 8 players are being honoured for the first time: James Barrett, Michael Morris, Jamie Holland, Cathal Burke, James Regan, Alan Dolan, Jamie Ryan Loughrea & Conor Kavanagh

 

  • Alan Dolan becomes the 3rd player to receive both senior and intermediate awards after Colm Callanan and Declan Cronin

 

  • Co Champions St Thomas have 6 representatives, while County Finalists Liam Mellows have 3. One set of brothers selected - Cathal, David and Darragh Burke.

 

  • There are 5 survivors from last year’s team: David Collins, Shane Cooney, Darragh Burke, Jarlath Mannion & Tadhg Haran

Intermediate CLUB ALL STARS Hurling Team of the Year 2019 Sponsored by McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty:

1 Paul Dullaghan Turloughmore

2 Cillian O’Hara Killimor 3 Martin Ryan Kilconieron 4 Shane Byrne Kinvara

5 Diarmuid Mullen Turloughmore 6 Paul Uniacke Kilconieron 7 Ultan McGlynn Kilconieron

8 Alan Leech Kinvara 9 Danny Gleeson Moycullen

10 Shane Caulfield Kilconieron11 John Fleming Meelick Eyrecourt 12 Cillian Hurney Turloughmore

13 Cathal Curtin Kinvara14 Conor Whelan Kinvara 15 Niall Kinneen Annaghdown

  • Conor Whelan wins his 5th award; the most for any Intermediate player since the inception of the Awards – this is also the 5th year in a row, he receives an Award. Alan Leech is being honoured for the third time.

 

  • Martin Ryan, Paul Uniacke, Shane Caulfield, John Fleming and Niall Kinneen are receiving their 2nd awards, while Cillian O' Hara is the 1st Killimor recipient of an award

 

  • County Finalists Kinvara & Kilconieron each have 4 players on the team

 

  • 8 First time winners: Paul Dullaghan, Cillian O’Hara, Shane Byrne, Diarmuid Mullen, Ultan McGlynn, Danny Gleeson, Cillian Hurney & Cathal Curtin

 

  • There are 5 survivors from last year’s team: Martin Ryan, Paul Uniacke, John Fleming, Conor Whelan and Niall Kinneen

 

 

  • This is the 7th year of the Awards. The Awards began in 2013. Since then 66 Intermediate players and 68 Senior Club players have been honoured
  • Turloughmore become the first club since the inception of the Club All Stars to have representation on both the Senior & Intermediate teams in the one season
  • Presentation Function in McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty TBC

 
 
 
GALWAY GAA LAUNCH THEIR 2020 GAA FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET PLUS 

It's a ticket all Galway GAA football fans will certainly want to get their hands on for next season. 
 
The 2020 Season Ticket Plus launched earlier this week gives you the opportunity to attend a huge selection of games as well as access to other big games and removes all the hassle in trying to get tickets throughout the season. 
 
The golden ticket costs just €200 for the year which is significantly lower and exceptionally good value compared to what it would cost you to attend every game throughout the year. To start, you get tickets to all of Galway's Allianz League games including 
the play-offs and finals. "With four big matches at home in division one including games against Mayo and All-Ireland champions Dublin having your season ticket plus will be hugely beneficial with a stand ticket guaranteed for all four", Kevin Clancy, Football Chairperson, Galway Co. Board. Galway also play Monaghan and Tyrone at home with big games away to Kerry, Donegal and Meath. 
 
The season ticket plus also gets you into all Galway club matches in 2020 including the All-Ireland Finals at Croke Park in January. As well as all that you get a ticket to the Connacht semi-final should Galway see off New York in early May and access to buy stand ticket for all of Galway's other championship games. You'll also have access to buying a ticket for the All-Ireland Senior Football Final if Galway qualify. "Its incredible value for an entire season of football. I hope every Galway GAA fan will join us on our journey", Padraic Joyce, Galway Senior Football Manager. 
 
"I love the idea of the season ticket plus as it removes all the worry and all that hassle in people trying to get tickets for matches every year. It's the perfect Christmas gift for all Galway GAA fans", Paul Conroy, Galway Senior Footballer. 
 
As well as all that there's an incredible prize to be won. When you purchase a season ticket plus you will automatically be entered into a draw for a truly amazing prize. It's a matchday experience like none other for two adults and two children. This wonderful prize includes attending a private training session with the team in advance of a game. You'll also get the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with the team on the day of the match, travel on the team bus and get 4 VIP tickets for the match itself. The prize also includes a visit to the Galway dressing-room after the match and a jersey signed by the senior football team. 
 
The Galway GAA Football Season Ticket Plus is now on sale at https://seasonticket.gaa.ie 
 
Click to Watch the launch video: https://vimeo.com/374465570/9b4fd39de8
 

 

 
 
For more information please contact Paul Byrnes, Galway Senior Football Media Manager @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 087 2500051
 
[Photographs attached by Iain McDonald]

 The County Teams Fundraiser Draw was held last night in the Loughrea Hotel & Spa. Below are the results of the Draw.

 

  • 1st Prize: Toyota Camry Sol
    • Sponsored by Tony Burke Motors, Ballybrit.
    • Winner: Michael Walsh, Ashford, Cong.

  • 2nd Place: Trip for two to New York
    • Flights, Accommodation, Match tickets for Galway v. New York in Connacht S.F.C. 2020
    • Sponsored by Jake’s Saloon NYC, c/o Jimmy Glynn.
    • Winner: Anne Burke, Meadow View, Brackloon, Ballyglunin, Tuam.


  • 3rd Prize: 2 x All Ireland Hurling Final tickets (2020 Final)
    • including overnight stay in the Intercontinental Hotel Dublin.
    • Winner: Paul Hearty, Lakeview, Claregalway.


  • 4th Prize: 2 x All Ireland Football Final tickets (2020 Final)
    • including overnight stay in the Intercontinental Hotel Dublin.
      Winner: Frank Kearney, Lackagh, Turloughmore.


  • 5th Prize: 2 x Galway GAA Club Passes
    • Winner: Dan McArdle, Gortadooey, Claregalway.

Congratulations to all the lucky winners and Sincere Thanks to all who supported this Fundraiser on behalf of our County teams.

Is mise le meas,

Michael Burke
Cisteoir, Coiste Chontae na Gaillimhe, CLG

 


"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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