A Mayoral reception was held in Galway City this week for the triumphant Minor Football team, who claimed the All-Ireland title.
The reception on Monday was to celebrate the historic achievement of the Galway team, who won the Tom Markham cup on July 8.
The Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Clodagh Higgins, acknowledged the outstanding sporting achievements of the team at the event, and praised their teamwork and dedication.
Speaking at the event, she said “Your achievement is the result of many hours spent on the pitch, honing your skills, and building your fitness and athleticism.”
“You have donned the county colours, and taken the good with the bad, to come out triumphant – All-Ireland Champions.”
“You are role models for the young boys and girls following in your footsteps, playing football across the City and County. You have done your City and County proud.”
The Mayor recognised the achievements of the Manager Alan Glynn, the Management Team, and the families of the players for their support.
The Minor Football Team Manager Alan Glynn, Team Co-Captain Eanna Monaghan; and Mìcheal Geraghty, Galway Football Board Chairman, also spoke on the day.
Now its up to the Senior Football team to see if Galway can claim both titles this year, as they will face off against Kerry in Croke Park this Sunday.
The match will be screened at the Heineken Big Top in a free, but ticketed event this weekend, giving a big screen for all the supporters who can’t make it to Dublin.