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New album celebrates Galway hurling success


CUP OF JOY John Dooley (left) of Greens Menswear and JG Sports holds the Liam McCarthy Cup along with Michael Commins of The Mayo News when Galway senior panel members Gearóid McInerney, Niall Burke and Martin Dolphin visited the premises in Claremorris on Saturday.

Cory Kilbane

A song composed by Mayo News reporter Michael Commins is the title track on the new 14 track album released in support of the Sylane Hurling Club in north Galway.
The song, ‘Galway the Champions 2017’, recorded by Frankie Colohan and The Conquerors, celebrates Galway’s first senior crown since the great team of the mid to late 1980s won the two in a row back in 1987 and ’88.
“My good friend Tom Gilmore from The Tuam Herald asked me to write a fresh verse or two to celebrate Galway’s win in September and update a song I wrote for the last Galway winning team in 1988.
“It was a privilege to oblige and salute our neighbours in the maroon and white as well as lend support to Sylane, a proud bastion of hurling in the football heartlands of north Galway. I want to wish Sylane all the best in the All Ireland Junior Club semi-final when they play Fethard-on-Sea (Wexford) out in January,” says Michael.
Half of the songs on the album are dedicated to the Sylane teams celebrating the success of the current panel as well as previous successes carved out back in 1984 and 1991. Rita Flaherty and Mattie Keane composed the Sylane numbers. The rest are mainly a mix of country and ballads.
The album, the project and idea of Tom Gilmore, was produced and engineered by Tony Maher in Cloughanover, Headford, and the CD retails at €10.

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