Mick Dolan’s contribution to Cork GAA will never be forgotten

Mick Dolan’s contribution to Cork GAA will never be forgotten

The family of the late Mick Dolan, former chairman of Cork County Board, presented a cup to honour his memory at a function in Páirc Uí Rinn. Front row: Michael Dolan junior, Colette Dolan-Moore presenting the cup to Ger Lane, Pearse Murphy. Back row: Mark Dolan, Eoin Dolan, Richard Murphy, Niamh Dolan, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Donal Leahy, Noel O’Callaghan. Picture: George Hatchell

A FORMER chairman of the Cork County Board was remembered last Friday night when a trophy, presented by his family, was handed over to the captain of the Dromtarriffe U21 team after their victory in the Cork County C Football Championship.

It was a nostalgic occasion for the family of the late and beloved Mick Dolan from Fermoy, who gave a lifetime of distinguished service to the GAA at many levels.

His popularity throughout the county was widespread and he was a much-respected development officer, vice-chair and chair of the county board for many years. He was synonymous with the Cork hurlers’ last era of glory in the mid-noughties.

He was a calming influence in sometimes troubled waters and his work in field development was recognised everywhere.

His family are now following in his footsteps with his son Michael very prominent in Douglas GAA affairs.

His grandsons, Eoin and Mark are leading players with the southside club and were in action last weekend with the club’s senior and intermediate teams.

Duhallow club Dromtarriffe were the first winners of the new trophy after they defeated St Kevin’s in the final.

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