• Regarded as one of Great Hurling Families in Ireland.
  • Reared in Ballybrit Townland, in Castlegar, Galway.
  • "Unfortunately they (Kinvara) were defeated by a great Castlegar team, backboned by the Connolly brothers".  Ref. Kinvara G.A.A.
  • " ......the Connolly brothers of Castlegar fame have won the hearts of hurling purists, aficionados and critics alike over the years " - The Hogan Stand 1993
  • " ...... the fact that all seven Connolly brothers played on the Castlegar team which won the All-Ireland Club Championship" - Kilkenny Cats
  • See RTE footage of Family, from 1982. This includes a piece on the manufacturing of Hurls.

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