Kilrush camogie is still going strong after 50 years
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.