|Irish name Gearoid Bradseach|
All stars 0
All ireland titles 1
|Position Right Half Back|
Height 1.85 m
Sport Gaelic Football
Name Gareth Bradshaw
|Born 13 February 1987 (age 28)Galway, Ireland (1987-02-13) |
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Interview with galway s gareth bradshaw 24 04 2012
Gareth Bradshaw (born 13 February 1987 in Galway) is a Gaelic footballer from Galway. He is currently a member of the Galway senior football team. Bradshaw has been described as "a future All-Star" and "one of the best attacking defenders in the country".
He kept his place for the semi-final against Leitrim. In the build-up to the 2008 Connacht Final against Mayo, his starting place was under threat since Keiran Fitzgerald, All-Ireland medal winner and former captain had regained full fitness but Sammon decided to keep faith with Bradshaw. He returned the faith placed in him by putting in an impressive performance against Mayo, scoring one point in Galway's 2-12 to 1-14 victory.
Bradshaw plays his club football with Moycullen. Moycullen were crowned the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football champions although Bradshaw missed the final due to suspension after being sent off in the simi-final with Annascaul.
He has since established himself as one of the main fixtures in the Galway panel, with his aggressive forward runs and his ability to read the game. He has played in numerous positions, including corner back, wing back and midfield but his strongest position is often centre half back as he has the ability to control the game from that area of the field.
He has been linked with a move to the AFL with clubs such as St. Kilda having offered him a contract. But he chose to continue to play for the Galway set up for the 2010 season.