Mill­street bowler takes O’Ma­hony ti­tle

The Corkman - - SPORT -

BAN­TEER based bowl­ing club De­nis Hor­gan re­mem­bered a great Duhal­low sport­ing leg­end on Mill­street bowler Danny Mur­phy col­lect­ing the in­au­gu­ral John O’Ma­hony Me­mo­rial Tro­phy af­ter cap­tur­ing the inter club league.

The com­pe­ti­tion ac­knowl­edges a larger than life char­ac­ter, for­mer Cork se­nior foot­baller Johnny O’Ma­hony had a word for ev­ery­one and a won­der­ful rap­port with all age groups.

Leav­ing be­hind a record of a life­time of im­mense achieve­ments both on and off the foot­ball pitch, Johnny held an in­cred­i­ble pas­sion­ate in­ter­est about sport and reg­u­larly re­count­ing his play­ing days and team man­age­ment with Cork, Duhal­low, Kan­turk and other clubs.

Hold­ing an in­ter­est in other sports from bowl­ing to bas­ket­ball and hand­ball en­sured a fist­ful of mem­o­ries to savour. Johnny’ sheer con­sis­tency and inter-county level was matched by im­pec­ca­ble sports­man­ship

Spokesman for the De­nis Hor­gan club Donal Cash­man stated Johnny was a tire­less worker and no mat­ter what game, that loy­alty, ded­i­ca­tion and sheer love for sport re­mained stead­fast and a source of in­spi­ra­tion for oth­ers to fol­low.

“De­spite all his fame and ac­claim though, he was a mod­est and unas­sum­ing man. Johnny served the com­mu­nity in many facets, al­ways in a quiet and dig­ni­fied man­ner. The Bowl­ing club de­cided to recog­nise Johnny and of­fer a tro­phy for the club league,” he said.

On do­ing so, Mill­street’s Danny Mur­phy main­tained a con­sis­tent run all sea­son to claim a pop­u­lar vic­tory and re­ceive the tro­phy from Theresa O’Ma­hony at a pre­sen­ta­tion at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar.

“I’m thrilled to win the in­au­gu­ral Johnny O’Ma­hony Tro­phy, a great am­bas­sador of sport in Duhal­low and be­yond,” he said.

Theresa O’Ma­hony presents the John O’Ma­hony Me­mo­rial Tro­phy to Danny Mur­phy, Mill­street af­ter win­ning the De­nis Hor­gan Road Bowl­ing Club League in Ban­teer Photo by John Tar­rant

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