Carracastle Community Centre was recently bedecked in green and white, which are the colours of local hurling club Caiseal Gaels. Fittingly, Caiseal Gaels share their colours with Limerick, as two All-Ireland medal winners from the 2018 Limerick panel, Pat and Colin Ryan, were guests of honour at the Gaels’ medal presentation day.
Pat and Colin brought with them the Liam McCarthy Cup which was given pride of place at the presentation ceremony. The two players proved very popular guests and addressed the large crowd of players, parents and other club members who were present.
They spoke of the enjoyment they have received from playing hurling and the great joy experienced in Limerick after the All-Ireland victory last August. They gave some great advice to the young hurlers present and wished them well in 2019 as they represent Caiseal Gaels and Mayo GAA on the field of play in various competitions.
Pic1: The Caiseal Gaels U16 team from 2018 received their Mayo GAA U16B medals from All-Ireland winners Colin & Pat Ryan from Limerick – whilst present also was the MacCarthy Cup.
Pic2: The Caiseal Gaels U13 team from 2018 received their Mayo GAA U13 medals from All-Ireland winners Colin & Pat Ryan from Limerick – whilst present also was the MacCarthy Cup.
Pic3: Caiseal Gaels Hurling Club chairman Michael Raleigh addresses the crowd and introduces All-Ireland winners Pat and Colin Ryan to the locals. Both were part of the historic Limerick side who bridged the 44 year gap since Limerick last won the MacCarthy Cup.
Pic4: Mayo GAA U17 Hurling vice-captain Shane Morrisroe and Mayo GAA U16 hurling captain Paddy Dozio (both Caiseal Gaels) pose with the MacCarthy Cup with Limerick players Pat and Colin Ryan at Carracastle Community Centre.