Colm still a great sport 30 years on

Incoming captain Colm O’Shea (front, centre) at the traditional drive-in with his wife Marie, son Tadhg, mother Anne, sisters Sinead and Áine, brothers Padraig, Aidan and John and relatives Karl and Cian McMahon, Rachel O’Shea and Maura Fitzgerald at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.
Pictures: Michelle Cooper Galvin

He sampled All-Ireland Club Championship glory with Dr Crokes in 1992 and, three decades later, Colm O’Shea is still making his mark in the world of sport.

A tough-tackling wing back on the ground-breaking black and amber team of 30 years ago, Colm has just been elected captain of Killarney Golf and Fishing Club for 2023 and he is eagerly looking forward to the many challenges in store.

New lady captain Kathleen Brosnan at the drive-in with her husband Brendan

The son of Anne and the late Paddy ‘Bomber’ O’Shea from O’Sullivan’s Place in Killarney officiated at the traditional captains’ drive-in ceremony in the company of new lady captain Kathleen Brosnan.

Colm succeeds Tommy Galvin while Kathleen takes over the helm from Anne Duggan and, in keeping with a great tradition built up over the years, by driving their tee-shots into Lough Lein.

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