Keith and Glenealy were unstoppable
GLENEALY'S gallant goalkeeper lives and breathes the game of hurling and is an extremely welldeserving winner of the Intermediate hurling Player of the Year award for 2012.
It was a tremendous year for Keith and the Glenealy club with the Senior hurlers winning the three-in-row and Keith playing a starring role in the second team's championship victory.
“I wasn't thinking about awards to be honest,” said Keith, “I'm more interested in winning championships with Glenealy. It was a shock to get it to be honest and very nice to get it. We're after having a good year, especially with the Seniors getting the three-in-a-row and us winning the Intermediate championship was brilliant. It's nice to be on a winning Intermediate side with the lads you grew up with,” he added.
The reliable netminder admitted that after the Seniors had brought the glory back to the village the pressure was on the Intermediates to do the same in a big way.
“The pressure was on us to win the Intermediate, for the last two years it has been in the back of our minds. We trained against the Seniors every second night during the year. Hurling's in our blood up here in Glenealy. Your born with a hurl in your hands. It's a big thing,” he said.
For 2013 the 31-year-old is abundantly clear about both his and the club's ambitions on the hurling fields of Wicklow.
“Four-in-a-row at Senior and the two-in-a-row for the Intermediates,” he said.
Glenealy’s Keith Snell (right) in actino against Eire Og.