Keith and Gle­nealy were unstoppable

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE HURL­ING

Bray People - - GARDEN COUNTY GAA SPORTS STARS AWARDS 2012 - KEITH SNELL

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.

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