Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday Night Lights

Friday was a pretty big day for Galway United. We finally broke our 23-game losing streak after securing a point against Dundalk FC at home in Terryland Park. Fair play to the team for a gallant and Brave performance...

Photo by Vinny O'Connor SR.

Photo by Vinny O'Connor SR.

We also had a number of very special guests visiting the club Friday. First and foremost the Korean Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Chang Yeob Kim and his party. Galway United are the first professional footballing outfit in Ireland to field Korean players. We were joined mid-season by South Korean natives Yob Son and Jin Gu Kim and they have played an integral part in the development of the new team... The Korean ambassador, a football fan was eager to meet his fellow countrymen as well as the rest of the Galway United family. I only spoke with him briefly, but the Ambassador was a very nice man and I hope we have the opportunity to meet again.

Neen and Michael D.

Also visiting on the day was presidential candidate Michael D. Higgins. Michael D. is also the honourary president of Galway United FC and will I'm sure be getting all our Galway United votes come the Irish presidential election in October. Michael D. is a true gent. Neen and I chatted with him for a bit at the VIP after-party and we wish him the best of luck for the rest of his campaign.

(Also in attendance on the night were Foundation FC, local sponsors/patrons, Board Members and representatives from the Galway FA and LOI.) My congrats to my fellow Management Commitee members and all the countless other volunteers who worked hard to make the day the success it was.

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