Village returns to the crease a century later
Published 23/08/2011 | 05:00
A GAA-obsessed Limerick village will next weekend stage its first cricket match in almost a century.
Galbally -- located in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains -- believes it is the first cricket match staged in the village since before 1910.
For most of the last century, playing soccer or rugby -- let alone cricket -- would earn any GAA player an automatic ban.
"If Cork, as the Rebel County, can give Queen Elizabeth a rousing welcome then Galbally can host a cricket match," one local said.
The exhibition game, which takes place this Sunday, will involve the newly-founded Thurles Cricket Club (TCC) -- a fledgling club trying to establish itself in the famous hurling town in Tipperary.