A Civic Reception was held at City Hall, Galway City Council, College Rd, Galway on Friday 1st December 2017 at 2.00pm, to celebrate the historic achievement of the Galway Senior and Minor Hurling Teams. The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Pearce Flannery, acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding sporting achievements of the teams. Galway Senior and Minor Teams won the All Ireland Championship titles on Sunday 3 rd September 2017.
During the course of the Reception, the Mayor commented: 'It is very clear that the Galway hurling teams has contributed significantly to the economic and social fabric of Galway. I am delighted to acknowledge and celebrate the Galway Minor and Senior Hurling teams today, and thank them for the many moments of sporting pleasure, as well as all the nervous moments, and wish them all the best for the future'.
The Chairman of the County Board, Pat Kearney, as well as Micheál Donoghue, Senior Team Manager and Jeffrey Lynskey, Minor Team Manager, also spoke on the day.