Camogie Golden Jubilee
Drumgoon Camogie Club celebrated their Golden Jubilee in glorious sunshine, on a packed Boyle Park, on Sunday last. Events got under way with underage teams from Drumgoon, Kill, Knockbride and Shercock taking part in a very enjoyable U-9 and U-11 camogie blitz. The girls played 3 games each and were cheered on by enthusiastic parents and supporters. This was follow by a Puc Fáda competition. The winners were U16 Girls Alannah Clarke, U16 Boys John Mc Dermott, Ladies Codi Shalvey, Men’s Conal Farrell. Epecially to Joan Gibson who won the Legends event which was held in memory of her niece Joanne McCabe Duffy. This was followed by an over 35’s men match with a team from “below the water” playing a team from “above the water”. Then the an over 35 camogie team played a very enjoyable draw the current camogie team. The young children all enjoyed the face painting and of course the shop. At a presentations awards in the Sportshall, pupils from Dernakesh got their rewards, for an art competition they took part in. There was a special presentation to one of the founding members of the club Eileen Shalvey. The presentation was made by four of her great-grandchildren, Rose, Grace, Katie and Cliona. Caroline Shalvey thanked Eileen for her great support over the past 50 years and everyone who helped out in any way, to make the day the great success that it was. So many people helped out preparing the two pitches, the sportshall, teas, sandwiches, shop, refereeing, running the competitions. The club is looking forward to the next 50 years.