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Minor Hurlers 2017 get new jerseys.

[ Friday, 19th May 2017 ]

Our minor A squad are carrying a very special logo this year becoming the 20thsquad nationally to carry the Donal Walsh #livelife foundation logo. A decent crowd of minor hurlers and their parents listened attentively as Donal’s father Fionnbar joined us on the night for the launch and spoke eloquently and movingly about his wonderful son and the legacy he has left behind. Last week was the 4th anniversary of Donal’s passing at the tender age of 16 but as Fionnbar proudly recalled his legacy and the power of one is continuing to carry a very powerful message for young people in particular about relishing the joy of live and making the best of each and every day. 

A quick squad picture was taken on the new hallowed turf(don’t tell JR) and we look forward to the lads carrying the logo with pride once our home pitch opens in the summer.  A big thanks to Fionbar for joining us on the night and to our “anonymous benefactor” who sponsored the jerseys GRMA.

We were also joined on the night by club stalwart and long term mentor of the 99 boys Martin Garvey who has once again generously sponsored the club and who was on site to present a new set of Eurogas jerseys to our Minor B squad, their gym work and growth spurts have seen them outgrow a previous set. A massive thanks to Martin for his continued support both on and off the pitch and best wishes to him and his business for the years ahead.

Photos by Cliona Mellett. For more photos, see here.

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