Squad Pen Pictures

Taken from the Souvenir Scrapbook put together by Martin Carey, during the preparations for the All-Ireland Club Football Final, 2012.

Mark McCallon (21), 5ft 10 ins; From Cornamaddy. Mark has been a consistently outstanding player for the club at all underage levels and won a Leinster Colleges medal in 2008 with Athlone Community College. Recipient of AIT GAA Scholarship.

David O’Shaughnessy (33) 6ft 4ins; From Retreat. David has won honours at every level for Garrycastle and captained the club to its first senior title in 2001. First Westmeath man to lift the Delaney Cup when he led the county to its only Leinster senior title in 2004.

Cathal Mullin (33) 6ft 4ins; From Retreat. Cathal was captain of the Garrycastle team to the 2004 title. He has won Minor and Under 21 All-Irelands and National League with Westmeath.

Karl Henson (33), 5ft 10ins; From Moydrum. A very capable defender, Karl was on Westmeath’s Minor team in 1996 and captained the Garrycastle championship winning team in 2002.

Doron Harte (28), 6ft; From Coosan. Member of the Féile winning panel of 1995 he was captain of the 2010 championship winning side.

Seánie O’Donoghue (29), 5ft 11ins; From Willow Park. Seánie won a Leinster Under 21 medal in 2000. He captained the 1995 Féile winning team, Represented Ireland in the Under 17 Compromise Rules games against Australia in 1998

John Gaffey (27), 6ft; From Moydrum. John captained Garrycastle to their 6th senior championship win in 2011. First Westmeath man to captain a club team to win the Leinster Senior Club Football championship in 2011.

Alan Fox (25), 5ft 7 ins; From Garnafailagh. A versatile and talented defender with terrier like qualities. Member of the Junior B side that won the Championship in 2010.

Enda Mulvihill (32), 6ft; From Retreat. Enda holds one All-Ireland Under 21 medal as well as 6 Westmeath Senior Club Football Championship Medals.

James Dolan (21), 5ft 10ins; From Garrycastle. A very talented and promising player who can play in both defense and attack. He won a Fr. Manning Cup medal with Westmeath in 2006 and played for Westmeath Under 21s in 2010 and 2011. Recipient of AIT GAA Scholarship.

James Duignan (30), 6ft; From Garnafeile. Represented Leinster in the Compromise Rules against Australia in 1998. An All-Ireland Féile winner in 1995 and winner of 6 Westmeath Senior Club Football Championship Medals.

Gary Dolan (30), 6ft 3ins; From Coosan. Captain of the 2009 Senior Championship winning side. Won a Leinster Senior medal in 2004 with Westmeath.

Dessie Dolan (32), 5ft 11ins; From Coosan. One of the best forwards in the country. Leinster Senior and All-Star winner in 2004. Dessie was a member of Ireland’s Compromise Rules team that toured Australia in 1999 and 2003.

Tom McHugh (29), 5 ft.10 ins; From Ardnagrath. A top-class defender, Tom played in the winning Féile team of 1995. He also won 3 Junior B hurling titles with Southern Gaels. Another player with 6 senior championship medals.

Patrick Mulvihill (27), 6ft 1 in, From Coosan. An outstanding underage player who has emerged over the past few years as a very potent attacker. Patrick was on the Ireland U17 compromise rules team which toured Australia in 2001.

Conor Cosgrove (24), 5ft 11ins; From Moydrum. In the first match of 2011 Conor kicked the winning point to win Garrycastle's first ever Junior B Championship. In the last match of 2011 he kicked the winning point to win the Garrycastle’s first ever Leinster Senior Championship.

Paul Dillon (28), 6ft 2 ins; From Ballymahon Rd. Paul has been with the Garrycastle senior squad since 2000 and has 6 senior championship medals. A great ball winner he was on the successful 1999 minor team and won an U21 championship medal in 2001. Paul also represented Westmeath at Minor and U21 level.

Stephen McGuire (28), 5 ft 10ins; From Coosan. Stephen transferred to goalkeeper in 2008 and has been a model of consistency as net minder for the Junior team in league and championship.

Alan Daly (33), 5ft 8ins; From Retreat. Alan has Minor and Under 21 All-Ireland medals with Westmeath. Scored an outrageous overhead scissor kicked goal in the 2011 senior championship.

Padraig Cosgrove (29), 6ft; From Moydrum. Padraig scored a great goal after coming on as a substitute in the 2002 senior final. Captain of the 2010 Junior B championship winning team in and he won a Junior A championship in 2011.

Seán Carey (18), 5ft 10ins; From The Elms. Seán won an All Ireland Hurling U14 Tony Forristal with Westmeath in 2007. Seán picked up 5 Football Championship medals in 2011: Junior B, Minor, Junior A, Senior, and Leinster Club.

Eoin Monahan (18), 6ft 3ins; From Coosan. A deadly accurate forward, Eoin scored the winning goal in the 2011 Minor Premier Final, Eoin won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Minor, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Rory McGowan (26), 6ft 1in; From Coosan. After a period overseas Rory returned home and quickly re-established himself on the 2010 senior championship team.

Aidan Browne (23), 6ft 4ins; From Willow Park. Winner of a Div. 2 minor championship in 2006 Aidan burst onto the senior scene in 2007 as a 19 year old. Overseas for most of 2011 Aidan returned in time for the Leinster Final.

Justin Barrett (17), 6ft 3ins; From Coosan. A brilliant midfielder, Justin was the captain of the 2011 Minor Premier winning team. He won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Minor, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Conor Molloy (23), 6ft 4ins; From Arcadia. Conor played full back on the U14 team that narrowly lost the 2003 Féile Final to St. Lomans. After concentrating on Rugby Conor returned to Gaelic Football to win 3 Football Championship medals in 2011: Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Johnny McGuire (26), 6ft 1in; From Coosan. A naturally talented footballer, Jonathan established himself as a regular on the team in 2009.

Gary McCallon (19), 6ft; From Cornamaddy. Younger brother of Mark, Gary has blossomed into a very good defender and is pushing strongly for a place on the senior team. Gary won 3 Football Championship medals in 2011: Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Mark Keenan (18), 5ft 11ins; From Moydrum. A talented goalkeeper, from the 2011 Minor Premier winning team. He won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Minor, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Seán Brennan (19), 6ft 1in; From Willow Park. A quiet but very determined defender Seán won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Junior B, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Anthony Larkin (24), 5ft 11ins; From Cartrontroy. Anthony has served the club well at all underage levels and has scarcely missed a training session all year. Anthony won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Junior B, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Alex Gardiner (18), 6ft 2ins; From Retreat. A talented forward and accurate freetaker. Alex won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Minor, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Enda Keena (19), 5ft 10ins; From Moydrum. Fiercely dedicated footballer Enda won 4 Football Championship medals in 2011: Junior B, Junior A, Senior and Leinster Club.

Gary Mullery (20), 5ft 7ins; From Woodville. Gary has firmly established himself as a valued member of the senior panel and is one of the most promising young players in the club.

Donovan Hermbusche (24), 5ft 10ins; From ArdnaGrath. Donovan won an All-Ireland medal in 2004 when he shone at centre half back for the Athlone Community College Under 16 team.

John O’Shaughnessy (29), 6 ft; From Retreat. John won a Leinster minor medal with Westmeath in 2000 and was the youngest member of the history-making 2001 senior team.

Peadar Mulvihill (25), 5ft 9ins; From Cornamaddy. Peadar played most of his underage football in defense but is now more comfortable in attack. Peadar won a Junior A Football Championship medal with Garrycastle in 2011.

Paul Mulvihill (23), 5ft 9 ins; From Cornamaddy. Paul is another graduate from the 2006 Minor Div. 2 winning team and he won a Junior A county title in 2011.

Justin McAteer (30), 6ft 1ins; From Castledaly. An outstanding U12 player Justin remained loyal to Garrycastle after his family moved to Castledaly. A member of the Westmeath panel that won Leinster in 2004 he spent much of last 2 years studying overseas.

Robbie Shine (30), 6ft 1 in; From Willow Park. Robbie starred on several underage teams including the All-Ireland Féile team of 1995 and the minor team of 1999. He plays mostly in the attack and his accuracy has yielded many vital scores for the club.

Noel Galvin (32), 6ft. From Moydrum. One of the best two-footed midfielder/forward in the club. A great leader and captain of the 2011 Junior A Championship winning team.

Team Management and Mentors

Anthony Cunningham Team Manager; From Kiltoom. First man to captain Galway to an All-Ireland Minor Hurling title in 1983. First man to manage St. Brigids and Garrycastle to Provincial Club Football titles.

Ken Veale Team Co-ordinator; From Moydrum. Ken is the son of Jack, a founder member of the club. Ken played in goal for Garrycastle at underage and was on the panel for the first ever Féile na n-óg in Cavan in 1982.

Richie Murray Selector; From Cornamaddy originally but now living in Moydrum. Richie holds championship medals at both Junior and Intermediate level for Garrrycastle. He has been involved with many Garrycastle teams as selector in recent years.

Shay McDermott Selector; From Glynwood. A dedicated cub member Shay played regularly in Garrycastle’s league success in 1981 and Junior championship victory in 1982.

Aidan Dunning Selector; From Baylin. Aidan gave great service to Caulry over recent years winning county titles at Junior and Intermediate levels. Also played for Westmeath at Senior level. Manager of the Garrycastle 2011 Junior A Championship winning team.