Bartley Gilsenan Snr. was one of Killygarry GFC's great stalwarts. He served the club with distinction in a variety of capacities, including club chairman from 1976 until 1981. He sat in the chair again in 1988 when Killygarry Athletic Grounds was officially opened and acted as vice-chairman on a number of occasions. Bartley also represented the club as a delegate to the County Board. His foresight, vision and energy were tremendous assets to the club and Killygarry GFC would not exist as it does today but for the massive contribution of the late Bartley Gilsenan Snr.