A young County Roscommon hurler, who comes from a family steeped in GAA history, will represent his club and county during Sunday’s All-Ireland senior hurling final between Limerick and Kilkenny in Croke Park.
Thomas Hanley from St. Dominic’s GAA Club will be taking part in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol exhibition game at half time.
Son of Ollie and Fidelma Hanley, the talented young hurler had enjoyed a stellar season with his club.
He was captain of the St. Dominic’s U-13 team that won the Michael Hanley Shield where he also picked up the Player of the Match award.
Maintaining a proud family tradition, Thomas’ grandfather Michael, his father Ollie and his uncle Benny plied their trade for St. Dominic’s and Roscommon.
Roscommon GAA has wished Thomas all the best on his debut in Croke Park and hopes that it will be the first of many times he plays at GAA headquarters.