Sunday September 12th will be a big day for one Monaghan man and it could be history
in the making. Gerry McQuaid, from Glaslough, is Fitness Trainer with the Wexford
Senior and Intermediate Camogie teams and they will both play in the All-Ireland
finals, Senior and Intermediate, on September 12th. They have both won the National
league in their respective levels back in April and if they go on to win the All-Ireland
titles in Senior and Internmediate it will be the first time in history that the
same county won all four titles (Senior League and Championship and Intermediate
league and Championship) in the same year. Both games are televised live by RTE 2
beginning at 2pm and people can watch the Wexford teams in action. As League winners
they obviously go in to the game as favourites and, with that Monaghan connection,
we will have added interest. The Senior team qualified for the final after beating
Kilkenny in the semi final on August 14th and they will face Galway in the final.
The Intermediate team will play Offaly in the final after beating Limerick in the
Gerry McQuaid was educated at St. Marys, Glaslough and St. Macartans College Monaghan.
During those days he was one of the foremost members of the Glaslough Harriers Athletics
Club and won many titles for the Club all over the country and abroad and for St.
Macartans in the College’s competitions. After his Leaving Certificate he went to
Indiana University on a five year Athletics scholarship from which he graduate with
a degree in Physical Education. He returned to Ireland and is now employed as a Physical
Education Teacher in St. Paul's Community College, Waterford City. He lives in New
Ross and in 2009 he was appointed Fitness Trainer for Wexford Senior and Intermediate
Camogie teams. He has clearly helped to bring success to Wexford Camogie and we wish
both teams further success on Sunday 12th.
Our photos shows Gerry with Ciara O’Connor, Captain of Wexford Intermediate Camogie
Team, and Una Leacy, Captain of Wexford Senior Camogie Team.
Our congratulations to Gerry and his teams - the Senior team won the All-Ireland
and the Intermediate team lost out by just two points.