“Ann O’Halloran was treasurer for 17 years and is now chairperson,” explained Myers. “Another former player Michelle Tobin is the assistant coach. Carol Fitzgerald’s daughter is playing now so I’m sure she’ll be involved and I’m doing PRO, and did secretary before. There’s a lot of work in that but no one does the amount Ann O’Halloran does, she’s incredible.”
“There is a committee of seven people but the work that goes on behind the scenes goes much further. We’ve a brilliant sponsor in Tomás Singleton and he’s a great supporter at games too.
“There will never be a team like that again. Marla Maupin, the Forde sisters, Elaine Hurley, Tracey Nagle and more. All internationals. They were almost unbeatable,” reflected Myers.
“It wasn’t like we could stick on our phones or go onto Snapchat or whatever. We’d only two channels on TV. We played against the lads and they were taken very seriously. Winner stays on usually and the lads didn’t lay off because we were goals.
O’Neill still misses the feeling of giving your all on the court. “If you ask me what do I miss about basketball it’d be the physicality. Just ripping that basketball off somebody. There’s nothing like that in real life!”
“Our kids are very lucky because they’ve made the most of their chances so far. They’ve a lot more medals than us already!”