• R.I.P.  October, 2011, age - 52.
  • Christy O Meara, fundraiser - Saturday, September 1st, 2012 - in the Clubhouse.
  • A childhood buddy of the late Gerry Connolly, and hundreds more.




{Thanks to Aisling for permission to use the photo}.

Christy O Meara Poster



Aisling has Photos up on Facebook of the Match, Table Quiz and preparations (new window).


A fun evening out to remember Christy O Meara (Deano), over 40's hurling match, table quiz, live music and mighty craic!! In aid of Chernobyl Aid Ireland (Galway branch) as this was a charity very close to Christy's heart.

He (and a few other local tradesmen) went to Belarus volunteering on many occasions ( www.chernobylaidireland.ie ) - offering his Blocklaying skills, for the benefit of others.

Castlegar Sports Complex from 6.30pm til late

6.30pm - Over 40's hurling exhibition - come on down and cheer the men on! Castlegar v Oranmore/Maree

€5 entry fee - tickets include entry to draw for TWO ALL IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS!!

8.30pm - Bumper Table Quiz - 4 persons per table €10 each 

Quiz followed by live music from Pulse until late!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/PULSE/201432313236286


Other information regarding Deano;
  • To mention just two; Christys mates on his overseas Charity work, were Mike King (Plumber) and John Small (Block/bricklayer).
  • He played Hurling with Castlegar in the 1970's with the likes of Billy Keady (to name just one).
  • He was a highly skilled Stonemason (and known for it), as well as a competent Blocklayer - "serving his time" in O Malley Construction with the likes of Mike Mc Gath and Gerry Grealish (ref. pm).
  • Samples of his work, are almost everywhere throughout the Parish - The Entrance to the Racecourse (back gates), is probably the largest reminder/cluster of his Stonework prowess.
  • Son of Christy O Meara Senior - their Shop was one of a few, positioned on the Galway - Monivea road, close to where the Morris Roundabout/Junction, would be today.
  •   A Character!