3 GAA Handball champions in Galmoy -
Friday May 3rd will live long in the memory in Scoil Mhichil Naofa as we travelled with much excitement and trepidation to our first ever appearances at the county
handball finals. What followed was way beyond our wildest dreams. First into the alley was Billy in the under 11 final. We knew this as going to be a tough match and
so it proved against the competitor from Thomastown. 2 evenly matched players served up a great game which saw Billy win the first set 11-
his stride and seens of unbridled joy greeted him when he took the 2nd set 11-
anticipated under 13 doubles finals between Patrick and Conor for Galmoy and their Dunamaggin opponents. They say special players can find something extra when
in pressurised situations well this was definitely the case here as the 2 Galmoy boys played their best games yet in what was by general consensus one of the best finals in
years. The standard in play belied all 4 players young years. The rallies were long and every ball was competed for. Mistakes in such a high pressurised arena were at a
minimum and both teams had to rely on thir own ability as it was clear from the outset mistakes by one or other of the teams would be kept at a minimum. Galmoy took the
first set 11-
back to 9-
in the school and began by using a soft tennis ball and a sponge ball in th bicycle shed at break-
motivation for their whole school by showing what hard work and dedication can achieve.
These 3 boys were an immense source of pride for their family, teachers, school and club on the day, Most heartening of all was the support they received from their classmates outnumbering all other schools support on the day. These supporters cant wait to get into the alley and build for next year. Thanks for the memories and a speical word of thanks to
the parents whol helped the school with the coaching and the transport to matches.