Oughterard celebrates with over-40 match

The highlight of Oughterard GAA’s centenary year takes place this weekend with its Centenary Social on Saturday evening.

The second oldest club in Galway and the oldest in Connemara, the social takes place on the Saturday in the Oughterard Community Centre.

As part of the club’s celebrations Oughterard is hosting an over-40 Gaelic match on Sunday (October 5 ) at 11am in Killannan's pitch.

A North Board selection, managed by Galway Advertiser columnist and 1998 All-Ireland winning captain Ray Silke, will take on a West Board selection with double All-Ireland winner and International Rules player Seán Óg de Paor acting as bainisteoir.

The West Board team boasts some impressive talent, including former minor and senior all-Ireland winner Kevin Walsh from Killannin and his teammate from the 1986 minor winning Galway team, Alan Mulholland from Salthill/Knocknacarra. Other players of note are the former Mayo duo of Mark Butler and Anthony Finnerty.

The North Board selection is backboned by Matt Duggan who is experienced at this level having played for the Longford Masters, while the Kilcommins brothers, Tadhg and Tomás from St Brendan’s, Tom Greaney from Corofin, Cathal McGinn from Tuam Stars and Paul Concannon from Claregalway which will ensure the game will be well contested.

The game will be refereed by local referee Gerry Gibbons.

For further information contact John 086-1908030 or Kathleen 087-6410250. Tickets are €65 and are also available from McNamaras and Keoghs shops, Oughterard.

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