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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


NOV 94


The Ballincollig club recently elected long time supporter John

Hogan as their new president. The popular Hogan, a native of

Waterford, will serve a three year term.

John and his wife Nancy (whom he married over forty three years

back) are fanatical supporters of the club and can be seen (and

heard) at two or three games each weekend.

Eleven of their twelve sons played with Ballincollig. The

exception was Pat but he made his contribution as PRO. Paul,

when he retired as a player, enjoyed a successful spell as first

team manager.

Finbarr, currently player-manager with the senior team, is

following in Paul's footsteps as is Brendan, now in charge of the

third team who play in AUL 1.

Keeper Finbarr and his twin brother Anthony (also a member of the

senior team) played with the AUL at youths and junior level.

Finbarr gained further representative honours when selected for

the Republic's Under 17s and for the Munster youths.

Another brother, Colm, emigrated to the USA last season but,

before leaving, captained the juniors to success in AUL 1B while John managed Coachford.

Nancy and John have to do a little travelling these days to keep

up with the relations. Three sons, Noel, Declan, and Ger, play

with nearby Leemount while grandsons Brian and Philip are showing

great promise with Rockmount's juniors.

The former League of Ireland defender John Coughlan is

Ballincollig's senior vice-president and his experience and

straight talking are highly valued by the officers of this

vibrant club. Vincie Drumm and Mick Healy are the other current


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