2012 Kay Williams Perpetual Tournament

posted 27 Dec 2012, 11:56 by Unknown user   [ updated 15 Jan 2013, 03:14 ]
On September 29
th 2009 we lost our most honourable and respected member our club has had, Kay Williams. Kay’s contribution to this community is untold. Her dedication to her family was immense and she carried this same commitment with all her colleagues at work. However, one of the most endearing aspects of her life was her contribution to sport but more so with the under age. Along with her husband Paddy they devoted the best part of 30 years in the promotion of sport in the parish of Abbeyknockmoy.
While they followed all sports they had a great fondness for hurling and they helped immensely in all aspects of running a club from fundraising, coaching teams, but it’s also fair to say that they were the main instigators of having a proper under age structure set up which would compete on an equal basis similar in line with most senior teams which we have in place today.
It was quite poignant that on Kay’s last day, she and her husband Paddy along with their granddaughter attended one of the most important hurling fixtures in the Parish, the Fr. O’Brien Cup & Shield tournament, involving all the local national schools where she witnessed top class action and in a way it was a fitting tribute to all her efforts over the years.
Her sad and untimely passing touched us all which is why we as a club found it only fitting to hold the ‘Kay Williams Perpetual Tournament’ to commemorate this wonderful lady who we hold in very high esteem.
This was and U12’s tournament which saw Ahascragh/Fohenagh defeat Tuam in the shield final and Skehana narrowly defeating Abbey in the Cup Final. Abbey had the better of the exchanges during the match but failed to take advantage and were caught in the closing minutes by a goal to lose out by two points.
Overall the competition played over two weeks was a great success and a fitting tribute to the late Kay Williams. This is now an annual event set in the club calendar and we hope next year our boys can win back the trophy.

Kay Williams Memorial 2012