Astro Turf Pitch Grand Opening


The official opening of our new astro turf pitch took place on Friday last. Many sporting activities were organised for the day including a 1 mile sprint and a Basketball match involving members of the recently crowned All-Ireland winning senior side from the college. The opening was preceded by a student Vs teacher soccer match which was hotly contested resulting in a penalty shoot-out.  The atmosphere was electric as each penalty was taken leaving the sides level until Man of the Match, Teacher and goalkeeper Mr Darran Conroy made a fantastic save propelling the teachers team onto the winner’s podium and into a frenzy of back slapping and bear hugs!!

Afterwards the official opening of the pitch was performed by past-student and former premiership (Crystal Palace) soccer player Rory Ginty, assisted by Connacht Rugby’s Craig Clarke and Brett Wilkinson; while teachers & Galway Hurler Cyril Donnellan and Ladies Football Star Barbara Hannon also made an appearance to add sporting big names present. A fantastic week was had by all. The organising committee made up of: David O’Sullivan, Rosanne Ní Chéidigh, Ciara Conway & Cyril Donnellan would like to thank all those who helped during the week.

IMG_1863Rory Ginty gets ready to cut the tape on the new Astro while the Student and Sporting Celeb's look on.

LR Rory Ginty, the only Galway man to play for the English Premiership with Craig Clarke & Brett Wilkinson of Connacht Rugby

Students Team, BR, Eanna Forde, Shane Heavey, Somto Arajuba, FR, Liam Gallagher, Kevin Horgan, Ben Anderson

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