A First for Peterswell School
Recently founded Coiste Iomana na Gaillimhe organised national school competitions and St. Thomas’ National School Peterswell was entered for a seven-aside competition for 1965-1966 season.
Syl Keely (Captain)
Tommy Farrell (RIP)
Subs: JJ Cooney, Gerard Keely & P.J Keely
First match – Peterswell played Kilbeacanty and Peterswell won easily. A feature of this game was Tommy Farrell’s kicked goals. Other match played were against Killina, Kilamoran, Kiltiernan, Killeeneen and Kilchreest.
Peterswell qualified for the semi-final, which they won defeating Killeeneen in Ardrahan. In the final Peterswell defeated neighbours Kilchreest in a closely contested game played at Ardrahan and referred by All-Ireland Referee Aubrey Higgins.
Players brought extra sandwiches on match days, which were eaten with tea which was made in the school before setting off in two A40 cars for match venues.
Tom Sands a member of the famous Galway three in a row football team presented the medals at a Ceilí in the local hall. The players were presented with Galway socks on the night.