Margaret O'Leary

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Margaret O’Leary
Personal information
Irish name Mairead Ni Laoire
Sport Camogie
Position centre-back
Born Monamolin County Wexford, Ireland
Years County
1966-1977 Wexford
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 3
All Stars 2004 Team of Century

Margaret O'Leary-Leacy born in Wexford is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1968, 1969 and 1975.[1]

Playing career[edit]

She played for Buffers Alley Club with whom she won three All Ireland Club Championships. She also holds eight Gael Linn interprovincial medals. She was selected as the Gaelic Weekly All Star Camogie Player of the Year in 1968 and was twice voted Wexford Powers “Sport Star of the Year” 1966 and 1968.


She later became Chair of the Oulart the Ballagh club where she trained five Féile na Gael teams to All Ireland success.


Her team of the century citation read “a player of remarkable all round ability, she was equally at home at midfield or in the backs. A powerful striker, she was capable of turning defence into attack with one puck of the sliotar. Highly motivated, determined and full of energy she inspired her team-mates.”[2]

GAA Family[edit]

Her daughters Mary and Una later played for Wexford.[3]