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S McHugh - Galway footballer

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Looking for some small info on a Galway footballer who played Compromise Rules in the 1980s - "S McHugh".

Was he Sean, Seamus, Shane????
What club(s) did he play for? If he moved clubs, could you tell me the years he moved as well please?

thanking you in advance.

Cully (Laois) - Posts: 375 - 14/11/2017 10:44:02    2062231


Played for Headford, recentlky retired Primary Principal . Great player.

Coiscuain (Galway) - Posts: 48 - 14/11/2017 10:54:50    2062234


Seamus Mc Hugh

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1626 - 14/11/2017 11:04:34    2062236


Thanks for that. They were hardy hoors on those original Irish teams.

Cully (Laois) - Posts: 375 - 14/11/2017 11:29:50    2062239


A fine basketballer too back in his day if I am thinking of the correct individual

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 80 - 14/11/2017 11:39:41    2062242


One more.......Pat Comer? What club was he from?

Cully (Laois) - Posts: 375 - 14/11/2017 20:40:15    2062368


Replying To Cully:  "One more.......Pat Comer? What club was he from?"
Pat Comer won a county with An Cheathrú Rua in 1996. Also was the man behind 'A Year 'till Sunday' and other great sport docs.

galwayfan (None) - Posts: 747 - 14/11/2017 20:44:34    2062369


Replying To galwayfan:  "Pat Comer won a county with An Cheathrú Rua in 1996. Also was the man behind 'A Year 'till Sunday' and other great sport docs."
Comer played for Salthill originally.
Transferred to Carraroe later on.
Think he moved back there at the time.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 789 - 14/11/2017 21:39:15    2062374


Seamus McHugh of Headford was one of Galway's best players in the early and mid 80s. He was a bit on the light side for a defender but he read the game brilliantly and made great use of the ball when he got it. He rarely if ever played a bad game for Galway.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 841 - 14/11/2017 22:24:12    2062391


Seamus McHugh was one of Galway's finest footballers for almost a decade. Was part of the great team that won the National League in 1981 and were expected to challenge for bigger honours that year, until ambushed in Connacht. He featured prominently again in 1982, narrowly beaten in a close semifinal late goal by Offaly, who went on to stop Kerry's 5 in a row drive that September. He was one of our most consistent defenders the following year 1983, the infamous defeat to 12 man Dublin. Seamus and Johnny Hughes were two of the best footballers in the country, never to win an All Ireland. Seamus was and still is recognized as "an all time great". He was an integral part of a fine team, that didn't really produce the silver. Definitely not his fault.

Cornantybeg (Galway) - Posts: 8 - 16/11/2017 21:52:36    2062781