A priceless heirloom with undoubted sentimental value has been handed in to the Dublin Camogie Board recently with PRO Gerry O'Sullivan hopeful to trace family or connections of its original owner, writes Rónán Mac Lochlainn.
Since the medal was commissioned midway through the 1920s, it may be difficult to source its initial recipient but if anyone knows the owner they could email Gerry at email@example.com
The medal was found on the streets of Donnycarney 30 years ago but the owner was never located. It is dated "Dublin Camogie League 1924-25" and carries the initials "LC" on the back. On the front it says "Crokes".
Clubs gust into Gaels for finals
Trinity Gaels' superb facilities on Drumnigh Road will house five championship finals on Saturday, August 28.
The grades concerned range from Senior B to Junior B with Gaels representative Geraldine Prendergast expecting a busy day.
"We're delighted to get the chance to showcase our superb facilities and to welcome so many clubs to Trinity Gaels," she said. "Having just had a meeting with the County Board, we know we have a lot of word to the day.
"We've been lucky enough to host a couple of intercounty games in the past year or so and with the two pitches we have, there shouldn't be any difficulty in running the games off according to the schedule," added Prendergast.
Details of timings will be announced when the pairings are known.
pCongratulations to Karl O'Brien of Good Counsel who took charge of the Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Semi-Final on Saturday in Nowlan Park between Cork and Galway. The game finished level and will replay next Sunday in Semple Stadium.
pThe second All-Ireland Under-13 Camogie Sevens takes place on Saturday, September 11 at Naomh Jude Camogie Club, Tymon Park, Templeogue, Dublin 12. This Championship has been officially approved by Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael and it is a first chance to win an All-Ireland Championship for players and for their clubs in pre-Féile year. Invitations have been accepted by the 2009 Under-12 Camogie champions in the following counties: Cahir (Tipperary), Turloughmore (Galway), Éire Óg (Cork), Danesfort (Kilkenny), Lucan Sarsfields (Dublin), St Martin's (Wexford), Lavey (Derry), St Cillian's (Offaly), Sixmilebridge (Clare) plus holders Toomevara (Tipperary), and the host club Naomh Jude. The group stages run from 11am to 2pm, with quarter-finals and semi-finals starting at 3pm and Cup and Shield finals at 5pm. The competition has been kindly sponsored by Johnston, Mooney and O'Brien. The club also organised a Family Bring a Friend Day for the same date on the all-weather pitch as well as a family bbq. It was a great weekend last year so come along and join in the fun. For further details log on to www.stjudesgaa.ie or contact John Coman on 087 9087105.
pDublin Under-14s will participate in the Tipperary Blitz on 28th August.