A defender, Bradshaw made his senior inter-county debut in the 2007 National League, and made his Championship debut against Roscommon a year later.
He went on to win three senior Connacht titles.
Bradshaw also played football for NUIG and was on the Moycullen team that claimed their first ever County Senior Football title in 2020 beating Mountbellew-Moylough in the final.
“I am not sure most people really understand or appreciate the time, effort and commitment inter-county footballers put into their football careers. Most people just see the games”, said Galway manager Padraic Joyce.
“I was a teammate of Gareth 14 years ago in 2007 when he made his debut for the Galway Senior Football team.