James Skehill

  • Galway’s James Skehill has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling at the age of 32.

    The Cappataggle man made his senior debut for the county in 2007 against Tipperary in the National League. He won 3 Leinster titles, 2 National League crowns and an All-Ireland Senior medal in 2017.

    “After 14 years playing with Galway, I’d like to announce my retirement from inter-county hurling. A huge thank you to my wife Grace, my family, friends and teammates who supported me over the years. It was a huge honour to play for my county. Thank you.” he tweeted on Wednesday evening.

    Skehill also won All-Ireland minor, under-21 and intermediate titles with the maroon and white as well as a Fitzgibbon Cup medal with LIT in 2007. He represented Ireland in Hurling-Shinty the same year.

    “I would like to thank James for the magnificent effort this year. He has been an outstanding goalkeeper with a great career. He showed true selfless in imparting his knowledge to the younger goalkeepers of the group whilst providing intense competition throughout,” said Shane O’Neill, Galway Senior Hurling Manager.

    “We would like to thank James for his fantastic service over the years in all grades and wish him and his family the very best,” said Pat Kearney & Paul Bellew, Galway GAA.