Sad passing of 13-time All-Ireland Dublin camogie winner

March 04, 2020

The late Úna O'Connor, front row, fifth from left (captain) won 13 senior All Ireland camogie medals with Dublin. Pic Dublin Camogie

Camogie lost a legend yesterday with the passing of Dublin's Una O'Connor.

Regarded as one of the greatest exponents of the game, Una won an incredible 13 All-Ireland senior medals during an illustrious career that spanned a remarkable 22 years from 1953 to 1975.

She was selected as a half-forward on the Camogie ‘Team of the Century’ back in 2004.

Una was a key player for Celtic when the club won the first All-Ireland Club Championship in 1964.

Coached by legendary Cork woman Nell McCarthy she developed a marvellous range of skills and won ten county Championships with her club.

She started her inter-county career winning three All Ireland titles in a row.

Antrim broke the sequence in 1956 but Dublin were back on the winning trail the following year.

Una created her own record, winning ten successive All Ireland medals 1957- 1966 inclusive. She captained her team in 1963 and ‘64.

In 1964 she was the recipient of the Gaelic All Star Award, initiated that year and achieved the distinction of becoming the first ever Camogie player to be honoured with a Caltex award, the supreme recognition of her outstanding talent.

Funeral arrangements:

Reposing at Jennings Funeral Home, Oscar Traynor Rd, Coolock on Friday from 4pm until 6pm. Removal on Saturday morning to The Church of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Marino, to arrive for 11.30am Funeral Mass, followed by cremation at Glasnevin Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust Ireland.

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