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Joseph Kelly, also known as ‘Joby’, is 34 years old and married to Cait with 3 small kids Keegan, Cara and Molly.
A publican by trade, Joe has been brought up in the pub game all his life. His business is situated in the heart of Ballinalsoe Town centre, on Society Street. The establishment is called Joe’s Bar.
Joe is currently chairman of Ballinasloe Town AFC and secretary of the Ballinasloe Social Club. He also currently spearheads the Ballinalsoe GAA Academy U9s Boys and U8s girls for Gaelic football, along with been head coordinator for the Ballinalsoe Town AFC soccer Academy for Girls & Boys.
Joe is a diehard follower of Galway GAA in both codes, hurling and football and he is also a member of Ballinalsoe Golf Club. Joby is also a KOP season ticket holder at Liverpool FC.
Joe was delighted to be nominated and named as the Galway winner in the Gala Retail Inspiration Awards in 2020 in association with Virgin Media for the voluntary work he has been doing with sporting organisations in the Ballinalsoe area.
Joe is delighted to take on his role on the Galway Sports Partnership Steering Committee and looks forward to working with Galway PPN and helping as many sporting organisations as they can into the future.
A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Zoe has lived in Galway on and off since 2015 and permanently since 2017.
Zoe has always been athletic, playing various sports from a young age, including playing on the Massachusetts state soccer team, multiple Ultimate Frisbee clubs, her town's swim club, and many others. She was a Grade 7 certified soccer referee and also began coaching Ultimate in her teens. Zoe was recruited to multiple colleges for soccer, but chose to focus more on her studies and received her B.A. from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts with a focus on Ethnomusicology.
Since moving fully back to Galway, Zoe has completed her M.A. in Irish Studies at NUI, Galway where she coached and continued to play Ultimate with the NUIG team and the club team in Galway - Tribe Ultimate Frisbee. In 2019, Zoe represented Ireland (and was an assistant coach) on the Women's Senior Ultimate Frisbee team who won gold medals at the European Championships last year which was the greatest feat of an Ultimate team in Ireland to date. Zoe is the Youth Officer on Tribe Ultimate this year. Outside of Ultimate, Zoe plays Gaelic football on the Gaeil na Gaillimhe team and works at the Kylemore Abbey Global Centre for the University of Notre Dame. She has tried to continue her efforts in promoting Ultimate through youth player efforts, including her current youth diversity project she is putting together for the Fall (depending on COVID).
She is especially an advocate for gender equity in sport and diversity & inclusion.