Galway greats urged to help out

THE head of Galway hurling wants all former county players to become ambassadors as the Tribesmen bid to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time in almost a quarter of a century next year.

Hurling board chairman Joe Byrne has called on all former county players to join the Galway Hurling Supporters Club as they bid to end their famine since Conor Hayes captained the county to All-Ireland glory in 1988.

Byrne insisted that while they had an expanding supporters club, there was a pressing need to get former stars involved.

“They are the role models that all our supporters look up to. I’m calling on all ex-Galway hurlers to get involved,” said Byrne.

He said that they would also be looking to Galway people living abroad to become involved.

“We need to involve our diaspora now more than ever. The GAA has always played a big part in the lives of Irish people living abroad,” added Byrne.

Meanwhile, the South Kerry senior football championship final between St Mary’s and St Michael’s/Foilmore which was scheduled for this afternoon has been postponed.

The match will now take place on Saturday January 8th in Con Keating Park in Caherciveen. The game will serve as ideal preparation for St Mary’s ahead of their All-Ireland JFC semi-final on January 30th against the winners of the quarter-final tie between St Peter’s (Manchester) and Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin (Mayo).

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