by Barry Donovan, Cahergowan
On the 8th August the inaugural AGM of a then un-named soccer club took place in Cloonacauneen Castle in Claregalway. An initial group of 14 local lads set about the process of forming a soccer team in Claregalway. After a long night of opinions and arguments (and the odd drink or two!) Claregalway Celtic was finally born shortly after closing time. With a committee compromised of those still standing, they set about the process of spreading the good news (in Central Park).
Under the guidance of Sir Gerry Cloherty, pre-season training commenced in Cloon, with numbers growing to over thirty, all eager to prove themselves as the next Maradona (or should that be Madonna!) After four (not so) friendly games, the season got under way with Claregalway getting off to a flying start remaining unbeaten after 6 games and topping Division 2C North, thanks in hand to a team building weekend in a certain gentleman’s club in Salthill! Now firmly settled in The Stadium of Light on the Tuam Road, the future of Claregalway Celtic looks bright and long may it last.
Huge credit must to to the Cloherty’s and the Moran’s as well as all our sponsors and everyone else who helped us get off the ground. Thank you.
Deposits are now being taken for the away cup game against AC Milan (in 2013)!
Training Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. Age: 18 upwards welcome.