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.
— Nenagh Éire Óg (@nenagheireog) March 31, 2020
It was with the greatest sadness to hear of the passing of Brother O'Connell. Every hurler that played Rice Cup (Cbs U14) since the 1980's owe him a depth of gratitude for all he did to promote hurling through the Rice Cup. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.https://t.co/q4NxgnspmJ pic.twitter.com/rlsLzPLMzp
— Rice Cup (@cbsricecup) March 31, 2020
Deepest sympathies from @ourladys on passing of Br O'Connell. Br O’Connell taught at Templemore CBS in late 1960’s. Over 50 yrs Br O’Connell associated with Rice Cup, many hurlers who passed through Our Lady’s got their first taste of schools hurling with #ricecup. Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/cf7RbFQUZ2
— OurLady'sTemplemore (@ourladystm) March 31, 2020
Br. O'Connell R.I.P. was a champion of the Rice Cup. He was assisted in his work by past staff member Paddy Kelly in recent years. The Rice Cup plays a huge part in developing our young hurlers of all abilities. A true nursery of the game of hurling and one that will endure. https://t.co/uQsqbGsLd0
— The Abbey School – An Edmund Rice School (@abbeytipp) March 31, 2020
Deepest sympathies from all in @ArdscoilRisLimk on the passing of Br. O'Connell. The @ArdscoilRisLimk jersey (along with many others) can be seen from the thread below – all who wore our school jersey over the past 4 or so decades owe Br. O'Connell a depth of gratitude https://t.co/Aq54HVQbEy
— Ardscoil Rís Limk (@ArdscoilRisLimk) March 31, 2020