|Birth name||Michael Joseph Galwey|
|Date of birth||8 October 1966|
|Place of birth||Currow, County Kerry, Ireland|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (254 lb)|
|Notable relative(s)||Sean McCarthy (nephew)|
|Rugby union career|
Michael Joseph Galwey (born 8 October 1966, Currow, near Castleisland, County Kerry, Ireland) won an All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with the Kerry Gaelic football team in 1986, as a 19-year-old, before turning to rugby union. He is thus the only winner of an "All-Ireland" in both rugby union and Gaelic football. He also holds County Championship medals in Senior, Junior and Minor grades. His nickname 'Gaillimh' comes from the name of Irish town Galway, in the Irish language.
Galwey was a key figure in Shannon R.F.C.'s side during their four in a row winning streak of All- Ireland League titles in the late 1990s. Throughout his career Galwey proved to be a leader who could inspire and motivate players around him to punch above their collective weights. Galwey instilled a "don't panic" and professional attitude in his Shannon team which later would become the hallmarks of Munster Rugby during his tenancy as captain.
Galwey's involvement in the Irish national squad was more of a mixed bag. Making his debut in 1991 against France, Galwey's 11-year international career was rarely without controversy. Owing to the selection decisions of various national coaches and selectors, Galwey became the most dropped player in international history. He fought his way back onto the Irish squad, becoming the team's captain ten years after he made his debut. In the 1993 Five Nations Championship match against England, Galwey rounded off a fine display in the 17–3 defeat by scoring the only try of the game. His efforts were rewarded later that year when he was selected for the Lions tour to New Zealand.
8 October 1966|
County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Before becoming a rugby player Galway played Gaelic football with Kerry. His first success at intercounty level came in 1986 when he was part of the Kerry team that won that year's All Ireland, Galway played in the semi final win over Meath. The following year he won a Munster Under 21 Championship medal and later played in the All Ireland final but his side lost out to Donegal. In 1989 he played his second and last championship game with Kerry in the Munster Championship first round win over Limerick a game that he also captained the side in.
At club level he played with his local Currow club. The club has produced 3 other Irish Rugby Internationals Moss Keane and Mick Doyle and Tommy Doyle,an All Ireland Minor winner in 1962.He played a key part in helping Currow win their first Kerry Junior Football Championship in 1988 when they beat Rathmore in the final.
His rugby record includes:
He has coached Shannon to 2 AIL victories and 2 Munster Senior Cups.
| Kerry Senior Football Captain