World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Maeve Gilroy

Article Id: WHEBN0028092322
Reproduction Date:

Title: Maeve Gilroy  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Antrim GAA, All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Camogie All Stars Awards
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Maeve Gilroy

Maeve Gilroy
Personal information
Irish nameMeadhbh Níc Giolla Ruaidh
SportCamogie
Positionforward, centre back
BornAntrim, Northern Ireland
Club(s)*
YearsClubApps (scores)
St Malachy's?
Inter-county(ies)**
YearsCountyApps (scores)
Antrim?
Inter-county titles
All Irelands2
* Club appearances and scores correct as of (16:31, 30 June 2010 (UTC)).
** Inter County team apps and scores correct as of (16:31, 30 June 2010 (UTC)).

Maeve Gilroy is a former camogie player, winner of the Cuchulainn award in 1966[1] and of All Ireland medals in 1956 and 1967.[2]

Career

She was already regarded as one of the country’s best players[3] when she scored two goals for Antrim against Dublin in the historic 1956 All Ireland semi-final, a match that prevented Dublin winning 19 All Ireland titles in a row. She was goalscorer and lead forward on the first ever Queen’s University, Belfast team to defeat UCD, by a score of 3-1 to 3-0 in the Ashbourne Cup of 1959, but the cup went to UCD at the end of the round-robin series. When the competition reverted to knock-out in 1961, she was on the QUB team that beat UCC 7-2 to 2-1 at Cherryvale in the Ashbourne Cup semi-final, alongside Margaret Treacy, Eileen Maguire and Maire O’Kane.

Playing in defence through the second half of her career, she was playmaker for the team that defeated Dublin in a 1967 replay and for the Ulster team that won their first Gael Linn Cup in 1967. She continued to play until Antrim’s defeat in the All Ireland final of 1969.

Coach & Referee

She coached the Queens’ University Ashbourne Cup teams in the 1960s and refereed matches up to All Ireland level, taking charge of the All Ireland finals of 1961 and 1962.

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.