Mick Galwey - Irish Rugby Legend, GAA Star, Charity Campaigner, Media Personality and After Dinner Speaker
A well-known and respected former rugby international, Mick is remembered for his inspirational displays for club and country throughout his distinguished career. A fans favourite at Shannon, Munster and International level he also has the rare honour of being the only person to win an All-Ireland title in both rugby union and Gaelic football.
Born in Currow, Co. Kerry, he quickly made an impression on the sporting world. Mick cut his teeth in football with local club Currow before going on to forge a successful career in Rugby Union with Shannon and Munster respectively, as well as captaining Ireland at International level.
His media and television credits include occasional punditry on a range of television and radio panelist shows, sharing his insight and opinions on the latest developments in rugby union.
In 2011, ahead of the Rugby World Cup, Mick led a team of cyclists in New Zealand to raise funds for the IRFU Charitable Trust which supports seriously injured rugby players.
Mick’s career is littered with success in the sporting world. His early career in Gaelic Football saw him win a Kerry Junior and Senior Football Championship (1988) at club level as well as an Under 21 Munster Championship medal (1987) and a Senior All-Ireland winner’s medal (1986) at county level.
Mick scores against England
It was in rugby union that Mick experienced prolonged success and legendary status. His honours include 41 international caps for his country (four times as captain), 10 Munster Senior Cups, 6 All-Ireland Leagues, 1 Celtic League and 1 selection for The British Lions Tour in 1993. As a manager he has coached Shannon RFC to 2 AIL victories and 2 Munster Senior Cups.
Mick is seen as a legend of Rugby Union in his native Munster, especially in Limerick City. His popularity is evident across the country, which was recognized in 2003 when he was made Kerry Person of the Year.