This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 14 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019
Advertisement

Meet the 18 brothers in the squad of All-Ireland finalists St Thomas

Because club is family right?

ALL-IRELAND CLUB finalists generally tend to have a few families at the core of their squad.

But Galway outfit St Thomas, bidding for their first ever national hurling crown next Sunday in Croke Park, take that trend to a new level.

There are 18 brothers in the Galway club’s squad with two Skehill’s, two Sherry’s, two Kelly’s, three Cooney’s and three Murray’s.

But it is the Burke family that provides the heaviest numbers to the team with six brothers – Kenneth, Sean, David, Cathal, Darragh and Eanna – all involved in the recent semi-final replay win over Loughgiel Shamrocks. In addition their father John is the team manager.

As RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey found out this is a club that is certainly close-knit.

YouTube: rte

Dublin forward Flynn backs FRC proposal on taking frees

GAA fixtures for the week ahead

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole

Read next:

COMMENTS (2)