Thursday, 19 June 2008

Rosina McManus – a true Gael

Was sad to learn of the death of former Camogie President Rosina McManus who died suddenly at the weekend.
Rosina was a lady, and an absolute character and was not someone to cross, especially when she was a referee.
Although well known on the national and county camogie scene in Antrim, I came to know Rosina when I was a community worker in the Twinbrook area of West Belfast.
Rosina was training and running an Under 14 camogie side Connolly's and she worked along with the local community forum to try to attract some resources into the development of camogie in the burgeoning estate.
Her enthusiasm was boundless and she believed in taking the game out to the grassroots.
Although she was in her 70s when she passed away this week Rosina had still been training the Connolly Under 14s right up to week before her death.
It's people like Rosina who make the GAA the best sporting association in the world.

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