Ballinascarthy Camogie Club turns 50 and celebrates a hugely successful year

Posted on: 10th December, 2018

Category: Sport & Fitness

Contributor: West Cork People

Front l to r: Marie Phayer, Siobhán Hennessy (captain 2018 Junior B County winning team with the cup), Siobhán McCarthy (mascot), Kate O’Donovan. Middle row: Young indoor fun and fitness girls who train every Tuesday night. Back row l to r: Team of the 1970’s, including some members of the very first team in 1969, Mary Coffey, Pauline Smith, Betty Hennessy, Nora McCarthy, Marion Campbell, Kay Keohane, Ita McCarthy, Eileen O’Mahony, Theresa Ahern.

Ballinascarthy Camogie Club launched its 50th Anniversary Celebrations last month, which will be taking place in the Spring of 2019. At the launch were some of the original players from the very first team in 1969, when the club was then called Castleview. These players, along with players from the following five decades, are currently writing down their memories of what it was like to play camogie back then; these ‘scealtaí’ will be compiled into a book that will be launched at the celebrations in springtime.

Any past or retired players who would like to submit their stories please contact Kate Crowley at 086 4540981 or email: katecrowley224@gmail.com.

Ballinascarthy Camogie Club have had an amazingly successful year in 2018; they won the Junior B County final in September, and in November they added the West Cork Junior Cup to their tally, being victorious over St. Colums in an eagerly contested match. The final score was Ballinascarthy 2-13 to St. Colums 0-9. It has been an unforgettable season for this talented team.

A victory Dinner Dance will be held in Fernhill House Hotel on Saturday February 2 and tickets are available at 086 4540981. Everyone from the community is invited, as well as past players. The team of 1969 will be introduced on the night.

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