The Galway hurlers are playing a very special, charity game on Thursday 5 years ago

The Galway hurlers are playing a very special, charity game on Thursday

This should be a fantastic occasion.

Galway's senior and minor hurlers did the double, last Sunday, when they clinched All-Ireland titles at Croke Park within hours of each other. The party has not stopped since.


On Monday, Jonny Glynn told The GAA Hour:

"Last night was some craic, yeah, it was great craic actually. It hasn't sunk-in, yet. Give us a few days on the beer and it might sink in then."

However, both the senior side and the minors will get back to what they really do best - hurling - and all for a great cause.

Sunday saw some tremendous scenes as Galway captain David Burke paid tribute to late hurling legend Tony Keady, who was man of the match in the Tribesmen's last All-Ireland victory [1988] but who passed away in August.


Keady's family celebrated the capture of the Liam MacCarthy Cup on the Croke Park pitch and Galway talisman Joe Canning made a point of staying close by when Burke was giving his victory speech.

On Thursday evening, at 6:30pm, many of Galway's newly crowned All-Ireland champions will take part in a game organised to raise money for the Keady family.


The match will take place at Kenny Park in Athenry and admission for hurling fans is €10.

Current and former players - stars of Galway's hurling past - are set to feature and fans will hope to see these two bucks lining out for a puck about.

It sounds like a great evening and it will be good for the champions to blow off some cobwebs after a few nights' celebrations and song.


We'll add more details as we get them.