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Personal News (Liam Spillane)

Births There are several new and not so new babies to report on! Aoibhinn Marie Reidy was born on June 22nd 2007 at the CP Medical Centre in San Francisco to Liam and Stephanie – a sister for Shane.

People on the Move Fr. Ciaran Harkin has moved from LIT to Stranolar parish; Fergal Quinn from Pfizer to Schwartz Pharma and Paul Carr from Abbott to Boston Scientific in Letterkenny.

James and Sheila Dillon had their first birth in September 24th 2006 when Scott was born. John and Sinead Browne have two daughters now aged 15 months and 2 yrs and 9 months. Mark and Mary Foley are proud parents of Sophie – Mark is currently playing with the Colts.

Achievements Gerry O’Connor, a former Club captain, has picked up another degree - this time from WIT. Another ex-captain, Capt. Rob Kiely has gained an MBS at UL. Benny O’Connor has completed the Prom Swim in 43 minutes. Well done lads.

Deaths Sincere sympathy to John Dooley whose wife and sister died in September. Sympathy also to Brendan Meehan and the Meehan family on the death of their father in May 2007.

The Galway Advertiser featured a photo on March 15th last when Seamus Conneely was congratulated by James O’Toole of Sports Med West and Eric Mortimer, Club Chairman, on being selected for the Irish Universities. Iarlaith Davoren was also picked.

Pat Horgan SC, father of Neal (current Cork City player), who managed UCC (with his friend Kieran Grainger) to several successful Collingwood cup wins passed away very recently.A long obituary appeared in the Cork Evening Echo on 27 Oct.

Mr. James O’Toole (Sports Med West), Dr. Eric Mortimer (NUI Galway) with Mr. Seamus Conneely on his selection for the Irish Universities.

Our sympathy to John, Brendan and the Meehans and Neal and the Horgan family.

Wedding Bells Sean Mulkerrins in Cork on July 12th 2007. Karol Mortimer married Susan Evans on June 28th 2007 and to John Cronin who married Evelyn on the same da !!! That was some “Colts” coincidence.... Best wishes to Billy Cleary in his upcoming big day out in December.

Mickey Gorman has found a new role managing the Galway Girls U-16 hockey team and daughters Irene and Dora are on the Irish international team. Under-16 representative honours in soccer were also gained by Robert Benson, son of Ray Benson. Robert played on the Irish U-16 team in Turkey and did well for Ireland though the Turks on home soil defeated the Irish 5-2.

Great picture on the front of the Irish Examiner on June 1st last of Andy and son Richy Kilfeather of the 96th Inf. Batt. at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel returning from Liberia.

Birthdays Tony Corcoran, our esteemed former Club Chairman, who served the Club so wholeheartedly from 1948 to at least 1982 celebrated his 80th birthday on October 18th. A big surprise party on Saturday October 20th for family and friends at the Victoria Hotel in Eyre Square brought people from everywhere. We wish him many more years of good health and contentment.

James O’Toole had a big write up in the City Tribune on May 7th last on improving young peope’s dietery habits.

Congrats to Galway United on retaining their FAI top division status. Great credit due to all concerned.

The Only Here For The Burgers team who captured the Salthill Devon National Fives at Salthill Park on the June Holiday weekend included Fran Carter, Garreth Gorman, Padraig Lally and Billy Cleary. Congrats lads.

Belated congrats to SDFC on winning in December 2006 the Dr.Tony O’Neill U-21 Eircom League Cup; manager Emlyn Long tells us that quite a few College lads were involved including Jamie Madden, Ronan Larkin, Shane Browne, Michael Forde, Sean Murphy, Brian Geraghty, Mark Loughlin, Robert Porter and Chris Mortimer.

Mr. James O’Toole (Sports Med West), Dr. Eric Mortimer (NUI Galway) with Mr. Seamus Conneely on his selection for the Irish Universities.

WINTER ‘07 ISSUE NO.1 Page 4

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