Wednesday morning 28th March our friend and Camogie President of Britain Etty Kelly passed away after a short illness.
Etty loved camogie and with the help of Mary McArthur and Rita O Hanlon Wright they revived camogie in London in the mid 80s. Our own club started 86 so really if those 3 ladies didnt have that burning desire we wouldnt be here now.
Etty gave out to us all but we always went back for more. She was a great character, full of laughter and life. She travelled all round London by public transport for games, sitting on the sidelines, roaring encouragement, advising referees especially Beano her favourite and having the chat. She would talk to anybody, tell her stories of her childhood, Meath and the good old days. We will miss Etty on the sidelines and her words of wisdom.
On behalf of everyone from Tara Camogie club, both past and present players we express our sincere sympathy to Ettys family.
We all have great memories with Etty that will never be forgotten. RIP Etty
The Funeral will take place on Thursday 19th, at St. Antony's Church, East Ham 10 am. Final hooley at the Red House which is near the church.
1 Etty happy out on the sidelines at Greenford, laughing away
2.With Carmel and Majella, Tara Founders and Rita O Hanlon Wright at Tara 30th Anniversary tournament 2016
3.Etty with our resident President Tommy McConnon
4.Etty at McGovern Park Ruislip 2017
So if you fancy taking up or returning to camogie then get in touch. Its a great way to make instant friends in London