In June 2022 Clogher lost one of its most dedicated and committed Club members with the sad passing of Michael Shields R.I.P. Michael was steeped in the fortunes of Clogher Éire Óg’s, always on hand to assist the Club no matter what the task being asked. Michael and the Shields family were loyal to the Club, his sons Patrick and Conor proudly wear the Maroon & White Jersey. Conor helping Tyrone win the Sam Maguire in 2021. The first Clogher Player to win an All-Ireland Senior Football Medal.
As a fitting tribute to a Clogher Gael who loved his Club and who was always there when needed, the Clogher Éire Óg’s Committee and members have decided to organise a Memorial Football 7’s Competition to acknowledge the contribution and pride which Michael displayed so dearly.
The Michael Shields Memorial 7’s Competition will take place on Easter Monday 10th April in St. Patricks Park in Clogher. It will commence at 1.30pm. To date 12 Gaelic football teams from Fermanagh, Monaghan, Armagh, Derry & Tyrone will compete for the Mickey Shields perpetual Cup in memory of a treasured Clogher Gael.
Amongst the teams entered are Trillick, An Charraig Mhór, Loughmacrory, Galbally, Dromore, Aghyaran, Tempo, Castledawson, Truagh, Granemore, Augher, Clogher and Eskra.
The chosen Charity associated with the event is “The Niamh Louise Foundation” helping people come to deal with suicide, a donation will be made as the main Charity beneficiary. The support and comfort given to the family in helping to come to terms with suicide and the loss of a loved one has been immense.
There will also be a Raffle on the day to help boost funds for the Charity. 5 amazing prizes are on offer. The draw will take place just before the Final.
The Michael Shields Memorial 7’s Tournament will witness a feast of top-quality Football on Easter Monday so why not drop along to St. Patrick’s Park and see all the Key players in action both at Club and County Level. First Games throw in at 1.30pm.
Donations can be made online – https://www.gofundme.com/f/mickey-shields-7s-tournamentBy Rory Cox Thu 6th Apr