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winning Down Under

winning Down Under


County Waterford’s contribution to gaelic football
in Australia was crystal-clear with two Waterford tourists helping
the Brisbane Shamrocks club to a thrilling victory in ladies football
over the weekend. 

Mags O’Brien and Ashley Tyrrell – both holidaying in
Australia from Waterford – played crucial roles in their
first games as Shamrocks won its Queensland League match by a
solitary point.


O’Brien, from Butlerstown, was solid in midfield, while
Tyrrell from Waterford City filled the wing forward position in
her first ever game of gaelic football.


O’Brien is a Waterford County camogie representative, and
won three consecutive Waterford Championships with the Butlerstown
GAA club in 2002-2003-2004.


Her brother Owen O’Brien, also from the Butlerstown GAA
club, played with Shamrocks back in 2001, grabbing headlines with
a match-clinching goal in his debut game, and winning the 2001
Queensland hurling long-puck title.


Her parents Margaret and John O’Brien live at Butlerstown,
while the parents of Ashley Tyrrell, Eddie Coleman and Maria Tyrrell,
live in Waterford city.


Waterford visitors to Australia are always welcome at the Brisbane
Shamrocks Club. More information is available from the website


Waterford’s Mags O’Brien (right) and Ashley
Tyrrell a big hit Down Under

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