Death of former Dublin Camogie great Betty Hughes

(16 Mar 2020)

Death of another former Dublin Camogie great.

The death has taken place of former Dublin camogie great Betty Hughes 

Gerry (Right) was Dublin Captain in the 1961-All _Ireland final and she had just handed the O'Duffy Cup to the legendary Kay Mills who picked up her record 15th senior All _Ireland on the day.

Gerry played with the great C.I.E Club that were based in Inchicore

 

 

She was always known as Gerry. Gerry played in the golden era of Dublin camogie and completed her career with nine senior All -Ireland medals. The great hearted defender made her debut against Antrim in 1954. She captained her side twice in 1961 and in 1962. 

Gery is features in this team picture front row first on the left.

She is always remembered for a wonderful sporting gesture in 1961 when as captain of the winning All-Ireland side she handed the O'Duffy Cup to the legendary Kay Mills as Kay was picking up her 15th Senior All-Ireland medal that day and it was widely known it was Kay's final game.

 

 

 

In December 2018, Gerry was honoured by The Echo Sports hall Of fame with an award marking her part in Dublin's great era. She was given a standing ovation on the night and was surrounded by former players and her family.

featured in this team picture front row 3rd from left

Funeral Arrangements via RIP.IE
https://rip.ie/death-no…/betty-davis-glasnevin-dublin/416571

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