Patsy Hetherton of Dublin was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Síghle Nic an Ultaigh Award at this weekend's Annual Congress in Croke Park.
A member of St Vincent’s GAA Club in Dublin, Patsy has served in administrative roles at Club and Provincial levels including the post of Leinster Council Treasurer which she held for five years. She has also been involved in the GAA, serving on the National Féile Committee. She has been a member of the All-Ireland Poc Fada Committee and is currently an active member of the Camogie All-Stars Committee.
Patsy has also been involved in the organisation of the Annual Camogie Legends Tournament and has played for, and managed the Dublin Legends team.
Patsy has won numerous League and Championship medals including Senior County Championship and All-Ireland Sevens medals with Marino Camogie Club, and Senior County and Leinster Championship medals with St Vincent’s. Patsy has represented Dublin Camogie, winning U16 and Minor medals as well as Junior, Intermediate and Senior League titles.
With over 30 years of volunteering within Camogie, Patsy is a thoroughly deserving winner of the Síghle Nic an Ultaigh Award.
From Warrenpoint, Co. Down, Sheila McAnulty is credited with guiding the path of Camogie for 50 years. Elected National President in 1949, Sheila served in many roles including Secretary of the Down County Board, Chairperson of Ulster Council, Ard Runaí (1953-1975), President of All-Ireland Primary Schools and Trustee (1985-2004). In 1999 she was honoured with the title of Life President of the Camogie Association. Sheila passed away in the Centenary Year of the Association, 2004, at the age of 88. The Síghle Nic an Ultaigh Award was inaugurated to acknowledge Distinguished Administrators of the Association.