The GAA have announced their recipients of the 2022 GAA President’s Awards, with the Camogie recipient being Roscommon’s Marie O’Brien from the Four Roads Club.
Marie has been involved with Four Roads Camogie Club since it was founded in 1971 and was part of the Club’s junior team that won a very first Junior County title in 1973 and then won Senior titles in 1977, 1978 & 1979. Marie was full back on the team which won the Connacht Junior Final in 1975.
When Marie finished her playing career she got involved in administration and coaching at Club, County and Provincial levels and served in a variety of positions from Chairperson of Four Roads Camogie Club, Chairperson and Treasurer of Roscommon County Board, Chairperson of Connacht Council and has also served on Ard Chomhairle. Marie has also acted as County and Connacht Child Welfare Officer.
Dedicated to the promotion of Camogie, she has served for many years as chairperson including leading the club to the first county final as well as the All-Ireland success in 2010.
Marie was selector on the Roscommon Junior Camogie team which reached its first ever All-Ireland Junior Camogie Final in 1995. She has trained numerous underage Club teams down the years with enormous success particularly at U.14 level.
Congratulations Marie on your fully deserved award.
*Image from Official GAA.