Kil­rush camo­gie is still go­ing strong af­ter 50 years

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

THE five founder mem­bers of Kil­rush Camo­gie Club were hon­oured at a spe­cial 50th anniversary cel­e­bra­tion held in Askamore Hall re­cently.

Kit Kennedy, Peig Moore, Mary O’Connor, Bri­die Fox, and Nancy Ke­hoe re­ceived flow­ers, while the 1967 team or their rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and men­tors, were pre­sented with com­mem­o­ra­tive medals.

The Un­der 14 pre­mier team were pre­sented with county fi­nal medals by Una Leacy. Old­est club mem­ber Kit Kennedy, and the youngest mem­ber, Nessa Byrne, were in­vited to cut a cel­e­bra­tory cake.

Also present were county board chair­per­son Don­nacha Kerins, and county sec­re­tary Kath­leen Ke­hoe, while the pres­i­dent of the Camo­gie As­so­ci­a­tion Cather­ine Neary phoned ear­lier to wish them well.

Kil­rush is one of the big­gest camo­gie clubs in the county with just un­der 200 mem­bers. Thanks went to all who sup­ported the evening, in­clud­ing those on food and sound, and Lor­raine Roth­well who made the cake.

Front row: founder mem­bers and play­ers, Nancy Ke­hoe, Mary O’Connor, Kit Kennedy, Peig Moore, and Bri­die Fox. Back: Percy Ho­gan for his late wife Nancy Ho­gan (nee O’Connor), Mary Byrne for her late sis­ter Mar­garet Whe­lan, Ann Lan­caster for her late fa­ther Martin Lan­caster, Brenda Cole­man, chair­man Wex­ford Camo­gie Don­nacha Kerins, Mary Cole­man, Mary Byrne, Mary Gren­nan for her late sis­ter-in-law Nancy Gren­nan Whe­lan, and man­ager Sam Brick­ley.

Founder mem­ber and player Kit Kennedy and Nessa Byrne cut the cake. Three gen­er­a­tions: founder mem­ber and player Kit Kennedy, with Mary MacSweeney and her chil­dren Shauna, Orla and Aoibhe.

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