Kieran McCrickard Cup 2018

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On Wednesday 23rd May the annual Kieran McCrickard competition was played in memory of Kieran McCrickard who, as a pupil at St. Malachy’s, was fully committed to Gaelic games.
He played hurling and football with a smile on his face and never missed a training session. As a Year 9 pupil he was part of the squad which won the first ever Ulster U-14 football title for St Malachy’s in March 1995. In November of the same year as a Year 10 pupil, preparing for a Down semi-final, he tragically lost his life on his way home after a training session. This competition and cup presented by his family ensures that his name will always live on as an example and an inspiration to the young gaels of St. Malachy’s High School.

Kieran’s father, Kevin attends the tournament every year to present the memorial cup to the wining team. This year’s tournament was a fitting tribute to Kieran due to the competitive but enjoyable nature of the day and credit must go to all who took part. The president of the GAA was also in attendance for the tournament and was particularly impressed not only by the skill level on show but by the spirit and sportsmanship which was on offer. Congratulations to the Connaught team captained by Martin Steele who were worthy winners of the Kieran McCrickard cup for 2018.