Marie O’Callaghan RIP

We learned on Wednesday with great sadness of the passing of Marie. JV & Marie have been a big part of Dolphin since the mid 70’s. Originally they were heavily involved in the Youth Section and teens of the 70’s & 80’s still fondly remember Marie as a wonderful person.

Together JV & Marie would follow Dolphin up and down the country and when the games were at home Marie would be heavily involved in the Dolphin Ladies Committee.
JV (or Vince to Marie) was Club President in 1996/97 and it was Dolphin’s most successful season in living memory. Promotion to Division 1
for the first time and the Minor’s name inscribed on all five Minor trophies.
Marie most have walked the side-line encouraging the lads at nearly every game.

In a year that we see so many Women and girls playing for Dolphin, we must acknowledge that Marie was proud to be one of the first Women members in the club.
Throughout her illness, she was lovingly cared for by JV, their sons Tony & John and daughters in law Amanda & Brigid Marie left a lasting impression on people, she was always so welcoming,known by, and a friend to all.
Our thoughts are with JV & the family in this tough time