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Joan O’Flynn was the Camogie Association’s first President-Elect. In March 2010, she will complete the first of her three years as Uachtarßn. Joan’s playing career stretched across three counties – with her native club Fr. O’Neill’s in east Cork, Celbridge, Kildare where she now lives and London Irish where Joan was a member of the first London representative team to play inter-county camogie twenty-one years ago. Joan served as Chair, Secretary and PRO of Kildare Camogie Board over a ten year period. She was a member of Leinster Council, Chair of the Association’s National Strategic Plan Committee for six years and its Management Committee for three years. In 2004, Camogie Centenary Year, Joan authored Soaring Sliothar, A History of Kildare Camogie.
Mary Moran is a former president of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael as well as an acclaimed manager, player and decorated administrator. A native of Limerick, Mary lined out for her adopted county of Cork, club side Old Aloysians as well as the renowned Dublin camogie side Celtic. She is the author of Cork’s Camogie Story and Munster’s Camogie Story and is currently writing a History of Camogie due for publication in 2011.

Eoghan Corry played camogie for the boys against the girls in the annual summer fun fixture at Presentation Convent Clane in the 1970s and once saved a penalty from later Kildare county star Marianne Johnson. He is a former sports editor of the Sunday Tribune, History graduate of University College Dublin and former lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology. He is the author of over two dozen sports history books. A travel writer, broadcaster and weekly contributor to RT+’s æToday with Pat Kenny’, Eoghan is also chairperson of the Communications and Website Committee of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael.

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Angela Downey was a joint recipient of the 2009 Irish Times/Irish Sports Council æLifetime Achievement’ award for a glittering inter-county career with Kilkenny that saw her amass twelve All-Ireland titles, nine national league titles as well as six All-Ireland club titles. She captained Kilkenny to All-Ireland success in 1977, æ88 and æ89. In 1986 she became only the third camogie player to receive the prestigious Texaco Sports Star of the Year award and was named on the Camogie Team of the Century in 2004.

Ann Downey is the current manager of the Kilkenny senior camogie team and also led them to last year’s Gala All-Ireland camogie final. She shares the Irish Times/Irish Sports Council æLifetime Achievement’ award with her sister Angela. They are the first camogie recipients of such a prestigious accolade. She is the holder of twelve All-Ireland titles, nine national league and seven All-Ireland club titles and was part of the first All-Ireland success in 1974 as well as the invincible seven-in-a-row winning team from 1985 to 1991.

Eileen Duffy -O’Mahony represented Dublin from 1949 to 1957. She is the holder of eight All-Ireland titles and captained the side to glory in æ57. She was selected as Sports Star of the Year in 1951 and again in æ57. Eileen was a former member of Celtic Camogie club winning five county championships with the Dublin outfit. In 2004 she was named as goalkeeper on the Camogie Team of the Century.

Liz Howard served as president of the Camogie Association from 2006 to 2009. She represented her native county Tipperary as well as lining out for Clare and her adopted abode, Dublin. She also played club camogie with Dublin side Celtic. Liz holds the distinction of becoming the first female to serve on the Tipperary GAA Board acting as P.R.O. She was also one of the first GAA analyst on RT+’s æThe Sunday Game’.

Mairead McAtamney-Magill won two All-Ireland titles with Antrim. The northern side captured their first in 1967 while Mairead captained the winning side in 1979. She is the holder of two Gael Linn medals; a Camogie All-Star and is a former Antrim Player of the Year. She is a manager, coach and administrator with club side Tir na nOg, Randalstown and is also involved in coaching and managing at inter-county level. Mairead was honoured on the Camogie Team of the Century in 2004.

Sheila Wallace served as Ard Sti·rth¾ir of Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael for twenty-two years. During her tenure the Association underwent many significant changes, including an expansion of teams from twelve to fifteen-a-side as well as the Camogie Centenary celebrations in 2004. Sheila played senior inter-county camogie for Dublin during the 70s and 80s and was part of the 1984 All-Ireland winning management team. She is a member of Cuala Camogie club, Dalkey with whom she won numerous county titles.


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