Nancy Murray

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Nancy Murray, Neans Uí Mhuirí
16th President of Camogie Association
In office
1973–1976
Succeeded by Úna Uí Phuirséil
Personal details
Died May 16, 2004

Anne "Nancy" Mulligan-Murray (Neans Uí Mhuirí) from Antrim was the 16th president of the Camogie Association.[1]

Playing career[edit]

From Deirdre club in Belfast, she won three All Ireland medals at full-back in 1945, 1946 and 1947 as Nancy Mulligan,[2] playing her last match for the county in the All Ireland semi-final of 1970, and also played in the All Ireland Club finals of 1964 and 1965.[3] She trained Antrim to victory in another All Ireland.[4]

Presidency[edit]

During her presidency closer co-operation with the GAA was belatedly initiated after a meeting in January 1974. In that year the All Ireland minor county and All Ireland Junior Colleges Championships were inaugurated, and Camogie was included for the first time in the under-14 festival Féile na nGael.[5]

Nancy Murray Cup[edit]

In 2007 the camogie trophy for the annual inter-county All Ireland Championship for counties graded Junior A was named in her honour.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460. 
  2. ^ The Evolution of the GAA by Donal McAnallen (Ulster Historical Foundation 2009) ISBN 978-1-903688-83-0
  3. ^ "Death of former Antrim great Nancy Murray - Independent.ie". 
  4. ^ Obituary in Irish News May 17, 2004
  5. ^ "Féile na nGael website". 
  6. ^ 2007 Jun A Laois 1-15 Meath 1-9 in Leixlip report on hurlingblog.com

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