Jack Lynch. It was a great honour for both St. Nicholas and Glen Rovers when, in 1966, Jack Lynch was elected Taoiseach of our country. Duing his playing career from 1928 to 1951 he captured every major award at club and county level. He was the first player to bring back an All-Ireland Senior Football Medal to Blackpool and established a record when he added five All-Ireland Senior Hurling Medals to complete six victories in a row. Whenever, and wherever, the great games and great names of football an hurling are discussed and argued, Jack Lynch will always rank high amongst the very best of them. The Lynch family, Father Charlie, Theo, Finbarr and Jack have given outstanding service to the club both as administrators and players and their contribution to the successes of both St. Nicks and Glen Rovers is well known and widely recognised.
Donie O'Donovan. To those who followed the fortunes of St. Nicks from the early forties the name of Donie O'Donovan is synonymous with the club. Though small in stature he was a skilful and dedicated player, but most of all, it was his commitment and tremendous competitive spirit that was the hallmark of his play. Immaculaely togged out, he always carried the famed black and white jersey of his club as well as the colours of his County and Province with pride. Donie won many honours with St. Nicks during the fifties and sixties and he made a major contribution to the most successful period in the club's history. Donie graced the inter county scene for ten years winning two Munster Championships and one National League
|medals. He was a member of the winning Munster Railway Cub team in 1949 and gave a majestic display before an audience of over 40,000 in the final. He never won an All-Ireland Medal but, following years of involvement with the county senior team, he had the great satisfaction of training and coaching the victorious team that brought the Sam Maguire Cup back to Cork in 1973, for the first time since 1945. He was regarded as one of the most knowledgable and respected football coaches in the county. Donie also had a long and distinguished career with Glen Rovers as a player, trainer and coach of teams at all levels. As a player he won five Senior and two Intermediate County Championship medals. Donie O'Donovans contribution to St. Nicks and Glen Rovers over forty years was monumental, he was at the forefront of every worthwhile promotion and activity for the betterment of St. Nicks and Glen Rovers.|
|Vincie Twomey. Vincie Twomey died on the 30th May 1993. There was no great excitement. He passed away peacefully. There was never any great fuss about Vincie. He pulled on his jersey, settled his cap on his head, and going on to the field, moved gracefully and silently. He won his All-Ireland Hurling Medals, as well as his Cork County Senior Hurling and Football Championship Medals and he also won thousands of admirers. he came back into the dressing rooms, accepted congratulations with a no, shook hand with his team mates, whispered a few words to each with a smile, changed and left. He cherished his family, attended the games, paid his yearly club subscription and never forgot to sell his monthly draw tickets. He carried out what he know was his duty for Cork, Glen Rovers and St. Nicks. There was no big deal for Vincie, he did things silently, without any great excitement or fuss.|
|Tom O'Reilly. A history of St.Nicks would not be complete without special mention of Tom O'Reilly. His great interest in life was Gaelic games, especially football, and he devoted over 60 years in helping to establish St Nicks as a club always to be respected. Tom was born on Valentia Island and come to Cork at an early age. In 1911 he was the first Nicks man to bring honours to Blackpool, being a member of the Cork Junior Football Team which won the Munster Championship. The All-Ireland Junior series didn't begin until 1912. He will be remembered for hsi work as an administrator and organiser and he gave of his time unsparingly to ensure that St. Nicks and Glen Rovers would be a credit to Blackpool and Cork. He was Chairman on St Nicks and Glen Rovers for 25 yearsand the club delegate to the County Board for nearly 30 years where he was held in high esteem by everybody. He was elected Vice-President of the Cork County Board in 1956 as recognition|
|of his long and dedicated services to Cumann Luthcleas Gael in the County. His most rewarding work was as a selector of both Cork and St. Nicholas teams and he regarded the All-Ireland Victory of 1945 and the County Championship wins of St Nicks in 1937-38-41-54 and '65 as the most cherished events of his life. Tom died in 1966 just a few weeks before the County Final of that year, which saw his beloved St. Nicks win the County for a second year in a row. A fitting tribute to a man who gave his life to the club.|