Ray Silke is a former Galway Gaelic Footballer. Hailing from Corofin, Silke played a crucial role in his local club’s success, leading them to victory in the All-Ireland Club Championship on St Patrick’s Day in 1998.
As the centre-back and captain of Corofin, Silke showcased skills and leadership qualities. Corofin became the first Connacht Club to ever lift the prestigious Andy Kerrigan Cup in ’98. This triumph marked the beginning of a successful era for the club, with several more victories to follow.
He earned his place in the Galway senior inter-county team in the 1990s and remained an integral part of the squad until 2001. Silke’s leadership shone through once again as he captained Galway to their first All-Ireland title in thirty-two years in 1998.