Andy Walsh Memorial Hurling Cup
CLAR AN LAE
Tuesday 10th October 2017
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Ballyvary NS||Balla NS|
|Culleens NS||Behy NS|
|Straide NS||Knockanillo NS|
|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|
- 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.
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.