Andy Walsh Memorial Hurling Cup



Tuesday 10th October 2017


Group 1 Group 2
Ballyvary NS Balla NS
Culleens NS Behy NS
Straide NS Knockanillo NS


Event Time
Players and volunteer arrival 10.30am
Rd1: Ballyvary v Culleens   & Balla v Behy 11.00am
Rd2: Culleens v Straide & Behy v Knockanillo 11.30am
Rd3: Ballyvary v Straide & Balla v Knockanillo 12.00noon
Cup Final: First v First 12.30pm
Shield Final: Second v Second 12.30pm
Plate Final: Third v Third 12.30pm
Presentation of Cup/Shield/Balls 1.00pm
End 1.30pm

Match Guidelines:


  • Games 11-a-side and may be mixed teams.
  • Games 10 minutes per half.
  • Full rules of hurling apply.
  • Unlimited substitutions throughout.
  • In the event of a tie in finals – the trophy is shared.

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Today’s event is in memory of Andy Walsh RIP of Curelaim, Turlough, Castlebar. Andy’s
early involvement in the GAA stems back to the Ballyvary GAA Club who played football
in East Mayo back in the 1960’s. Due to emigration the Ballyvary GAA Club disbanded in
1972. A lack of playing facilities in the Ballyvary area encouraged Andy and a team of
local volunteers to fundraise and develop the Ballyvary Community Pitch throughout the
early 2000’s. In 2005 the Ballyvary Hurling Club was established and Andy Walsh was its
first ever chairman. He also continued in his role as groundsman of the Ballyvary
Community Pitch and worked diligently to make the pitch one of the best GAA surfaces
in the county. Andy took great pride when the Mayo Senior Footballs and Senior Hurlers
both used the Ballyvary Community Pitch to train their teams in 2008. After an illness
Andy Walsh passed away in 2011, but his GAA legacy lives on through the Ballyvary
Community Pitch and the Ballyvary Hurling Club.