Camogie was played in Tramore for a brief period about 1946
and was revived in 1952 but had a rather short existence.
No efforts were made to revive the sport in the 1960's or
1970's. Then in November of 1982 Patsy Flanagan called a meeting
of interested parties who opted to form a Camogie Club in
The following committee was elected to run the new Club: Chairperson:
Geraldine Sullivan, Secretary: Gaye Gavin, Treasurer: Theresa
Murray. Committee members: Bernie Cowman, Bernie Carbery,
Joan Burns, Eilish Walsh, Caroline McCormack, and Olive Flanagan.
Tramore entered a team in the Junior Championship and so training
commenced in the month of March 1983 under a hard task master
in Tommy Fleming.
||Fr. Pat Cooney
At the beginning of 1984 all clubs in the County were gearing themselves
to win the Championship in what was a very special Centenary Year.
Our Tramore girls quickly made an impact in the Junior Championship
by defeating Butlerstown and Ring, thereby setting up a Centenary
Final confrontation with Touraneena. It became apparent from the
start of the game that the Tramore girls were not going to let this
special championship slip their grasp and at the final whistle had
outclassed a game Touraneena by 3-2 to 1-4. Tramore were Centenary
Champions and Touraneena were left with a century of preparation
for the next one. The following players did us proud on that memorable
occasion: Joan Burns, Ann Piper, Bernie Carbery, Geraldine Sullivan,
Caroline McCormack, Theresa Murray, Bernie Cowman, Gaye Gavin (Capt.),
Maria Pollard, Helen Caulfield, Mary Purcell, and Helen Crowley.
|The Club caters for all ages: U-10, U-12, U-14,
U-16 and U-18 in addition to the Senior or Junior sides, which
is the hallmark of a good and progressive Club. County representative
honours have been bestowed on Tramore girls at all levels from
Senior and Junior right down to Juvenile
When it comes to the sticky problem of raising finance to keep
a club afloat our Camogie Club Committee are experts in the field
and over the passing years they have devised very many and varied
fund raising projects. In the first year of the Club's existence
they relied on the old faithful: flag days, variety concerts and
sponsored runs. In 1985 new ideas were explored such as Darts Competitions,
Discos, Dances in the Centre, and Cabaret. Later on Cake Sales and
Supper Dances helped fill the Club coffers, which had been swelled
with the addition of a tidy £1,050 won in the G.A.A Club Draw. In
late years the running of the "Rose of Tramore" competition and
a Mini Fleadh in the local Club grounds have proved entertaining
and worthwhile fund raisers. The Club has a sound financial base
because of the great work of the fundraisers and with a strong vibrant
Juvenile section rarin' to go there is a very bright future for
Camogie in Tramore as we begin this new Millennium.