30 years of Ladies Football celebrated at Tyrone club Omagh St Enda’s

Founder members of Omagh St Enda’s ladies joined past and present players as well as officials at the clubrooms on Saturday night, as the club marked 30 years of Ladies Football at the club.

Also present were the famed “Pink Ladies”, who kick started Football at the club. The night was filled with interviews, videos chat and craic, which culminated in cutting a celebratory cake.

Mrs Sheila Meyler, Ann Cullen and Rosemary Carson recollected stories from the formative years that saw first coach Patsy Kerlin take the first session of over 60 girls with “one football and a whistle”.

There were contributions from former players from the squad that claimed the club’s first adult title in 2010, the same team that won the Ulster club title and reached the All Ireland final. The 2010 manager, Vinny McCullagh, delivered an emotional but pinpoint account of the success, as well as the difficulties the squad faced at that time and the work done, confirming he was back assisting with the minors.

Current Manager Kenny Clarke and current players outlined the progress made on and off the field since, paying tribute to club chairman Conor Sally and his current committee, as integration plays a key component of the club now.

Mr Sally spoke too of the progress made, as well as presenting a special memento to club Captain Christiane Hunter, to mark her 17 years in inter-county football.

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