THERE were tears and cheers in the Phoenix Park on Sunday as St Oliver Plunkett's Eoghan Ruadh captured the U13 Camogie Division 2 Championship title and paid tribute to a dear friend lost so suddenly just two weeks earlier.
Mairtín O'Dwyer, who also had close links with Clann Colaiste Mhuire, was a mentor on the Plunkett's U13 team for whom his daughter Sorcha played a starring role as they overcame St Judes in a thrilling match. And afterwards, the newly-named Mairtín O'Dwyer Cup was presented to captain Chloe Beahan and Sorcha by Mairtín's wife Colette (pictured).
Plunkett's played four finals over the weekend, each one preceded by a minute's silence. It was a fitting tribute to a man who loved life and Gaelic games, but most of all his family.
Mairtín will be sadly missed by all who knew him, but always fondly remembered whenever his many friends gather.
Ní feicimid a leithéid ann arís.