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  • Currently, Club Chairman - Feb. 2021.
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Hall of Fame.

  • Inducted into the GAA Museum Hall of Fame in 2016.

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In-house, Files.

The Connolly Brothers. 

John, Padraic, Michael, Tom, Joe, Gerry (R.I.P., 2015), Murt,

Each, passionate about the Game of Hurling.

 Early Life.

  •  Born in Tir an Fhia, Connemara, before his Family moved to Ballybrit, when he was a Child. Himself and his Neighbours began practicisng Hurliing in a make-shift Pitch, at the South of the Galway Racecourse property. The Official and current Pitches, were purchased in 1970.
  • Native Irish Speaker.
  • He dabbled in Pugilism as a Teenager, under Chick Gillen and The Olymic Boxing Club which trained in the Old Castlegar National School on the Tuam Road.

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Hurling Career. 

  • Minor and Under 21 Hurler with Galway.
  • First Senior game - Galway versus County Clare in 1968.
  •  Connacht Railway Cup Hurling Champion - 1980. Joe Connolly was also on this team.
  • Galway All Ireland Champions player - '80.
  • All Star Award Winner in 1971 - the only Galway Hurling Winner that year.
  • All Star Award Winner in 1979, among the great Iggy Clarke and Frank Burke.
  • Texaco, Hurler of the Year in 1980.
  • Galways first Hurling All Star.

Professional Life.

Builder / Developer.