31st March 2020

We wish to extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Brother O’Connell who has recently passed away.

Every hurler that played Rice Cup (CBS Under 14) since the 80’s owe him a depth of gratitude for all he did to promote hurling through the Rice Cup. He first trained a Rice Cup team in Templemore CBS in 1967 before he won it with them in 1969 against Charleville CBS. He moved to work in Nenagh CBS and trained them to their second win in the competition in 1988. Since the 1980’s Brother has almost single handedly kept the Rice Cup competition alive through his work as Secretary, Chairperson and President. For any team that won the Rice Cup or Westcourt Cup, Brother O’Connell was usually the man who presented the cup to you. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.