Cunningham to have work cut out on Paddy’s weekend

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham was celebrating a doubly joyous weekend after his home club St Thomas’s and current club St Brigid’s qualified for the All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals on March 17.

Cunningham, who led Garrycastle to Croke Park 13 months ago when they drew with Crossmaglen before losing in the replay, is a native of Peterswell and played his club hurling with St Thomas’s. Since moving to Kiltoom, the Athlone IT software research manager has become heavily involved in St Brigid’s and guided them to a Connacht title in 2010 as well as two county titles.

St Patrick’s weekend will prove a busy one for him as he will manage Galway against Tipperary in Pearse Stadium the day after St Thomas’s and St Brigid’s face Kilcormac-Killoughey and Ballymun Kickhams respectively. The football final will also be special for St Brigid’s manager Kevin McStay who is a former Ballymun Kickhams player.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Desire for glory drives life consumed by football

Gearóid Cahill hat-trick eases Clare home against Waterford


Breaking Stories

Higgins one frame from final as Hawkins fails to fire

Vettel secures pole position for Russian Grand Prix as Hamilton qualifies fourth

Celtic win 5-1 against hapless Rangers

James McClean insists he has never been anti-British

Lifestyle

Live music review: The Swingles, Cork City Hall

Here's your TV wrap for the week ahead

Rag'n'Bone Man really is only Human, after all

Discover a hidden away rainforest on the Beara peninsula

More From The Irish Examiner