It was confirmed at the county council meeting on Monday that there will be no trip for Galway’s All-Ireland winning hurlers to the White House for St Patrick’s Day.
The motion which was fully supported by the council, was put forward by independent councillor Michael Fahy last September after the minor and senior hurling teams’ successes in Croke Park.
However, after correspondence with the Irish Embassy, council executive Eileen Ruane said the suggestion was ruled out.
Ms Ruane said; “I made contact with embassy assistant Peter Glennon on January 19 and he said that due to such a small number only being invited to the White House on the day, it was highly unlikely an invitation would be extended [to the winning teams].
“He said he understood hurling very well and what an achievement it was for the teams.”
Cllr Fahy told the chamber he hoped a trip could be organised for next year if Galway retain their All-Ireland crown.