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2014 Football draw
We are in group two with Fr Caseys, Newcastle West, Ballysteen, St Kierans and Adare.

G Factor. 25th January.


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Bigsy, were first on stage .(fondly referred also to as Cormac McCarthy & his Band) the only band in the competition, opened proceedings and the promise of things to come with a really uniquely grunge/rock sound which blasted through the hall and had everyone rocking in their seats. They were followed by the truly soulful r&b duo of Meave O'Mahony & Caoimhe Donovan whose original mash up of old and new rap was pure genius. Up next & Hailed by John "Ant" Kiely, as Galbally's answer to Justin Bieber (I think much more talented & better looking!!) was Paddy Donovan who again wowed us with his own mix of current tunes blended together to form Paddy's own medley which was accompanied by some serious guitar playing. The 5th & 6th Class Choir from Galbally National School made us want to get up and throw some shapes as they blasted through that great feel good tune "Happy". Emma O'Donnell's powerful renditions of Skinny Love and again some serious guitar playing left us breathless & wondering how in God's name would the performers for the second half be able to follow that first class soul train… we needed have worried about it… Grace Nihill put Rhianna to shame as she belted out her version of the big hit and we had to take a look around for a moment to be sure this was a local venue and not the O2! Local lad Niall Kearney brought proceedings to a whole other level with his amazing version of Wagon Wheel which had the crowd buzzing and audience members commented if there was a clap-o-meter Niall would have sent it through the roof!!! Bally man Declan Ryan looked and sounded every bit of a pop sensation with his versions of Passenger & Labrynth hits which took us nicely onto the power house that is Paula Hickey and that voice that sent shivers up every spine in the place with her magnificent version of One & Only by Adele. Ciara Walshe took the gauntlet in her stride and nailed it to the wall as looked and sounded every inch of the star that I feel she will become as she belted out Florence & the Machines Sweet Nothing to some truly awesome guitar playing.

The task of picking a top three for Judges Laura Henebry, Padraig Wallace and Stephen Walshe was immense one and all agreed this was going to be an almost mission impossible. After much deliberation the top three were decided with Declan Ryan & Niall Kearney coming in joint third, Emma O'Donnell securing second place and Bigsy taking the top spot and singing us out with not one but two encores….

Galbally GAA's AGM took place last Friday evening in the GAA Clubhouse.
The meeting was opened with mass for deceased members celebrated by Canon Denis Talbot.
The Committee elect for 2014 is as follows:
Life President: Jim Clancy; Vice Presidents: Fr. Jack O'Neill, Fr. Denis Talbot, Mike Henebry, John Wallace;

Chairman: Bill Cussen; Vice Chairman: Joe Downey;
Secretary Jonathon Scully; Asst Sec: Ger Cussen;
Treasurer John Magner; Asst Treasurer Nora Magner;
PRO Mary Magner; Asst PRO Lisa Kearney; Print Media PRO Greg Coughlan;
Registrar Declan Hickey;
Irish Officer martin Kearney;
Children's Officer Majella Cussen;
County Board Delegate Ritchie Bourke; Football Bord Delegate Tom Casey; South Bord Delegate Ger Cussen.

We were very pleased with the attendance on the evening and Bill Cussen thanked everyone for their support and help in running the Club in 2013.

For those who have not yet become members of Galbally GAA they can still do so. This is a great way of supporting the Club at only a cost of €20 for the year.

After 10 years at the helm, Tim Ryan retired as Club Secretary a position he had previously held for spells in both the 1970s and 1980s. He served the Club in various capacities as a player, manager, selector and officer at both underage and adult level over the years. The record books show that there were very few available positions that he did not hold in the club at some point over the years. He also acted as a commentator for a number of Galbally GAA games and was the Limerick Minor Football manager for a spell in the early 1980s. We wish him well in his retirement and support him in his quest to reclaim the National Tidy Town Award for Galbally village.

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