Saturday 24 February 2018

I knew I had another year or two left in me, reveals Galway convert Kavanagh

John Fallon

Former Kildare star James Kavanagh hopes he can offer something to Galway over the next few seasons after making an excellent debut for the Tribesmen on Sunday.

The 28-year-old garda was man of the match as Galway beat Sligo 3-10 to 0-8 victory in the FBD League.

Kavanagh has been living in Milltown for over a year and played for Milltown last season; he was delighted to make his debut for his adopted county.

"I was happy to get the run out. I enjoyed it out there and it's nice to start off," he said.

Kavanagh has strong Galway connections, having moved to St Jarlath's College for his final two years in secondary school and helped them win the Hogan Cup in 2002 with a side that included his new colleagues Michael Meehan, Alan Burke, Gary Sice and Niall Coleman.

"That was the first connection I had. And then when I was down there I met my wife Linda, so I'm down here full-time," he said.

"I managed to get a move with the job so it made sense to me to come in. I wanted to give it a go. I felt I still had a year or two to offer.

"I was a bit anxious coming in -- how the current lads would see it -- but they've been so sound, very welcoming."

Irish Independent

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