Camogie Snippets from years ago
Cloughbawn Camogie Teams of the past were to the fore in County Wexford, backboned by the Clonleigh Kehoe Ladies, sisters of Pat, John, David, Peter, Jim, Eamon, Tommy and Noel.
There were Kit, Brigid, Annie, Josie, Gretta, Eileen, Bernie and they were the envy of many camogie team managers.
The 1976 Senior Camogie Team is one example where the six sisters and Josephine, a niece, played in a county final
Gretta Quigley (nee Kehoe) was Captain of the Wexford Team that won the All-Ireland in 1975 on the day after her wedding. Herself and husband, Ray Quigley, headed for the airport to start their honeymoon after the match. She says one consolation was that she didn't have to make all those homecoming speeches in Wexford when the team returned on the Monday night.
She was joined on the Wexford winning team by two sisters, Kit and Brigid and they gave her great support and encouragement on the days leading up to the match.
The 1976 Junior Camogie final was played in Patrick's park.
|1980 Féile na nGaeil Camogie Team was coached by Margaret Cullen (former GAA club Treasurer for years.)|
|In 1982 U16 team won Championship and League||
In 1984 the U14's won County and Feile honours (group)
|More Recent Camogie happenings etc..|
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The above photograph was taken from an article in the GAA Games Annual 1976 .."Ár gCluichi Féin 1976" by Una Bean Ui Puirseal..This is the text that accompanied the article:-
"What a way to begin a honeymoon, by winning an ALL-Ireland medal. That is a wedding present which does not come the way of very many people but for young Gretta Kehoe from Palace near Poulpeasty in Co. Wexford all her dreams must have come true at one and the same time on the third weekend in September.
On the Saturday she was married to Ray Quigley, who happens to be trainer to the Adamstown-Cloughbawn camogie team of which a variety of Kehoe sisters form the backbone. On the following day, Sunday, Gretta Kehoe, who was of course, Gretta Quigley by then, Captained Wexford to victory over fancied Cork in the Senior All-Ireland Camogie Final.
But hten it was an amazing weekend for the Kehoes. On that Saturday, all sixteen of her brothers and sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Josie, Kit, Bernie, Annie, Bridgid and Eileen; Eamon, Jim, Pat, Peter, David, John, Tommy and Noel, together with their Parents, Edward and Johanna, were present at Gretta's wedding.
On that Sunday three Kehoe sisters played on the winning Wexford team, Kit,Bridgid and Gretta, and three sisters have never played together on a winning All-Irealnd Camogie side before. Of course three sisters may well play together on a winning All-Ireland side again but they are unlikely to equal the record of the Kehoes because by then they were Kit Codd, Bridgid Doyle and, of course, Gretta Quigley.
But wearing the purple and gold of Wexford is no novelty in the kehoe family. Seven of the nine sisters have played for the county thus far in one grade or another while six of them, Bridgid, Kit, Gretta, Josie, Annie and Eileen, still a minor, played together for Adamstown-Cloughbawn in the recent county final. (Incidentally, they lost, to Buffer's Alley.)
And just for the record four of the brothers, John, Jim, Pat and Peter have at one time or another worn the Wexford hurling jersey.
In addition the Kehoe sisters have set up a record that no other family can ever hope to equal. Five of them - Bridgid, Annie, Kit, Gretta and Josie - have helped Wexford to All-Ireland senior victory.
Bridgid has starred in all her county's three victories to date, Annie, Gretta and Kit in one each, while in 1969 Josie was a star of the Wexford side right through to the final for which she was not available. In addition Kit Codd, while still Kit Kehoe, won All-Ireland senior medals with Dublin in 1965 and 1966."