She also represented Ireland in both handball and racquetball and filled the role of President of the Ladies Handball Association.
Passing of Iar-Uachtarán Brídín Uí Mhaolagáin
Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Kathleen Woods has expressed her sympathy on the death of Iar-Uachtarán Brídín Uí Mhaolagáin who passed away in Dublin on Sunday evening June 30th.
Brídín was President of the Camogie Association from 1991 to 1994. Born in Dublin of Ulster parents, Brídín was educated at Scoil Mhuire, Dublin, St. Louis, Monaghan and UCD. Her father, Séamus Dobbyn, hurled for Antrim and was President of the Ulster GAA Council.
Brídín was synonymous with the Ashbourne Cup, a competition which she won on five occasions with UCD, captaining the winning team of 1958. She retained her links with the club in the capacity of President for many years. Her many years of work for third-level colleges was rewarded with the title of Uachtarán Saoil, Comhairle Camógaíochta Ard-Oideachais.
Uachtarán an Cumann Camógaíochta Kathleen Woods stated “I speak on behalf of all members of the Camogie Association and all who knew Brídín in acknowledging our deepest sympathy on her passing. Brídín was a truly remarkable woman who played an integral role within the Association throughout her life.
“Brídín achieved so much within the sport as a player as well as a volunteer, in particular her incredible five Ashbourne Cup titles – a competition which was very close to her heart.
“I wish to extend my condolences to her husband Aidan and all her family and friends at this difficult time.”
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.