Rachel Kenneally Cup
The Rachel Kenneally Cup was introduced on April 1st 2019 in rememberance of the Aherlow and Tipperary ladies footbal player Rachel Kenneally. Rachel made her debut with the Tipperary senior team in 2009, and played until 2014 and was a member of the Tipperary team who lined out in the 2013 TG4 All-Ireland intermediate final against Cavan in Croke Park. She also played in a National league Division 2 final in 2010, and was a Munster Minor B championship winner in 2009 and 2010, as Tipp went on to contest All-Ireland finals in both years. At club level, Kenneally appeared in the 2011 All-Ireland junior club final for Aherlow against Sperrin Óg, and she was a county and Munster winner with her club in that same year.
A native of Ballyglass, Tipperary Town, Kenneally was also a Giles Cup medallist in 2012 with Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, where she studied to become a primary school teacher.
The thoughts of Tipperary senior team manager Shane Ronayne is echoed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her:
“On behalf of everybody involved with the Tipperary ladies senior squad I would like to express our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Rachel Kenneally our former player, teammate and friend.
“We are all proud to have had the opportunity to coach and play with Rachel and very privileged to have known her as a person. She was a fantastic player and a wonderful character full of life, humour and great courage. She will be sorely missed but forever remembered.”
|The Rachel Kenneally Cup|
Photos & Reports
|2019||Patrician Presentation Fethard||St. Anne’s, Tipperary town||Match report|