One of the true legends of Galway hurling, Tim Sweeney of Fohenagh, has died aged 88. Tim played for Galway in the All Ireland finals of 1955 and 1958 and captained the Tribesmen to their only victory in the Munster Championship over Clare in 1961. He won back to back county championships with Fohenagh in 1959 and 1960.
Pictured above is Tim (front row 5th from the left) with the rest of the Galway team that lost out to Tipperary 4-9 to 2-5 in the 1958 All Ireland senior hurling final.
Back row (from left) Jim Fives, Mick Sweeney, Joe Young, P J Lawless, P J Lally, Tommy Kelly, Pakie Burke. Front row (from left) Fintan Spillane, Joe Salmon, Jamsey Duggan, Seamus Cullinane, Tim Sweeney, Fergus Benson, Tom Conway, Billy O’Neill.