Camogie commemorates memory of late Biddy Phillips
The Camogie Association will commemorate the memory of the late Biddy Phillips with the launch of the Inaugural Camogie Legends tournament this Saturday, March 5th at St Judes GAA Club, Dublin.
The Camogie Legends Cup will be named in honour of the late Phillips, a national camogie referee and administrator, who passed away on July 6th 2010.
Phillips managed Tipperary to their first Senior Camogie All Ireland title in 1999.
She was a long serving member of the Camogie Association serving on the National Referees Committee. She took charge of the All Ireland Senior Camogie Final in 2007 and was also referee for the Intermediate, Junior & Senior Club All Ireland Finals between 1993 and 1999. She also acted as treasurer of Tipperary Camogie Board from 1988 to 2000.
Speaking about the Biddy Phillips Cup President of the Camogie Association, President Joan O’Flynn:
“”Biddy’s commitment to Camogie on and off the field was exceptional. She gave wonderful service to Tipperary Camogie, Munster Camogie Council and also at National level. The Camogie Association is honoured to have the opportunity to commemorate the memory of Biddy with the Inaugural Legends Tournament and we look forward to a great event on the day.””
The Camogie Legends tournament will take place at St Judes GAA Club, Templeogue Dublin on Saturday March 5th. Cork, Clare, Kilkenny, Galway and Wexford are confirmed for the seven-a-side tournament. The event commences at 11.00am with finals scheduled to take place at 3.30pm.
Former Camogie greats such as Cork’s Linda Mellerick, Kilkenny’s Ann and Angela Downey as well as Galway’s Sharon Glynn are among some of those scheduled to play.
Notes to the editor:
o The Inaugural Camogie Legends Tournament will take place Saturday, March 5th 2011 at St Judes GAA Club, Templeogue, Dublin.
o The presentation of the Biddy Phillips Cup will take place after the Camogie Legends 2011 Tournament final scheduled for approximately 3.30pm.
o The All Ireland Club Finals will take place at Croke Park on March 6th 2011. The Intermediate Final takes place at 1.00pm with The Harps (Laois) facing Eoghan Rua (Derry) while the Senior decider takes place at 3.00pm with Inniscarra of Cork facing Killimor of Galway.
o Tickets for the All Ireland Camogie Club Finals can be purchased on the day at the Hogan Stand entrance, Jones Rd and Gills Corner.
o Ticket prices are Adult €15; Students/OAPS €10; Juveniles €5; Group Prices of 10 juvenile tickets €50 and two adults free.
o For further information check out www.camogie.ie
* For further information contact Claire Egan, Communications & Marketing Director, The Camogie Association, 01 865 8651, 087 9030755, Claire@camogie.ie