Peadar was the cornerstone in the revival of Rounders in 1958, after he discovered a published set of rules from 1932. He remained the driving force within the organisation for the following five decades. He was instrumental in developing and promoting our sport, leading to the format of our underage and senior championships that are in place today.
Peadar fulfilled numerous positions within Cluiche Corr, from playing with his local GAA Club Naomh Mhíchíl in Derry to coaching, refereeing and becoming an esteemed member of Ard Comhairle, always with the support of his lovely wife Patricia by his side. Indeed, it was through his efforts to develop the game in schools that he met Patricia.
In his many years as National secretary he had a massive influence in the spreading of our game country wide, which resulted in him becoming development officer in his later years.
Over the years Peadar organised many international trips to France, England, Scotland and Wales, with return games being played in such venues as Kildress, Phoenix Park and Tymon Park.
Tonight we award Peadar with an Appreciation Of Service Award for all the above and so much more. A sincere “go raibh míle maith agat” from all that has come and gone over your sixty year career, without you we all would not be here tonight.
Peadar receiving his award from president Michael Dowling
Peadar with his family
Peadar with some old friends
A truly deserved standing ovation for Mr.Rounders