As we approach the final stages of the process, around finding a suitable alternative site for Galwegians, the Sub Development Committee are now considering two final sites, one on the East side of Galway city and one site on the West side of Galway city.
All relevant costings and site investigations are currently being undertaken on both sites.
As a result, we would like to confirm the following two events:
- Information Evening
- Date: October 15th
- Venue: Connacht Hotel
- Time: 8pm
- EGM / Vote
- Date: October 24th
- Venue: Crowley Park
- Time: 8pm
Again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their patience and support throughout this process.
Niall Beatty, Director of Planning & Development
U20 Player of the Year: Fiachra Ó Gríofa
The U20’s player of the year is very well respected among his team mates. He can play in any position on the pitch he is asked to fill . He is the best tackler in the team and would run through a brick wall for you. He attends every training session. In the dressing room when he speaks everyone listens and does what he says. He is one for the future for the senior and junior teams.
Thirds Player of the Year: Alan Campbell
In a transition season for the Thirds, consistency is vital. Both on training nights and on match day. Three, among others, are players we’d like to mention, Gary Carroll and David Stewart are two of these. But we are without any doubt on the Thirds player of the season. Only missing two games, and that owing to injury, is the man who led from the full back position.
Seconds/Junior Player of the Year: Eamonn Dowling
Our winner here has shown that his commitment to the Wegians jersey is second to none. He consistently gives 100% at every training session. At every match this season he has left it all on the pitch and played to the final whistle no matter what the score or circumstances. A great example to any young player both on and off the pitch.
Firsts/Senior Player of the Year: Josh Pim
This gentleman is a leader both on and off the pitch, his consistency throughout the season and past seasons shows his commitment to the club and team mates. His resilience to keep going through good and bad and the most severe pain threshold makes him an inspiration to others. This was typified by being called up to train with the Connacht Senior squad for the season.
Clubman of the Year: Martin Kelly
The club is very fortunate to have so many people giving of their time to keep all teams on the pitch. We acknowlege the
effort of all volunteers at all levels of the Club but it is our job to choose one as our recipient this year. This recipient had the thankless job of making sure we fulfilled our Junior League fixtures each week under very trying circumstances.
His team were rewarded by holding on to our J1A status and he carried out all of his duties with a smile. He was often first to training each night to carry out bags, bottles etc and became Mr Dependable as the season progressed to the end.
Vice President Declan O’Connor, Director of Rugby Paul Casserly, Junior Player of the Year Eamonn Dowling, Senior Player of the Year Josh Pim, President Billy Glynn, Clubman of the Year Martin Kelly and Chairman Paul Shelly
One of Galwegians biggest events of the season kicks off this Sat when our Firsts play Cork Con.
The match will be live on RTE2, but we have a full programme of events at Crowley Park so please come to enjoy the atmosphere and support your club.
Programme of Events
- 10:40 Flag raising by UN Veterans post 30 Galway with Last Post, Reveille and National Anthem
- 10:50 Brunch event (tickets already sold out)
- 12:40 Youth Academy guard of honour
- 12:45 Match kickoff
- 15:00 Youth Academy prize giving in marquee
- Professional catering available all day.
- Gate charge is €10, children 16 and under free.
- Parking in club will fill up early. Please use GMIT or Renmore Church car parking as overflow.
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