John Collins Camogie Tournament

A CAMOGIE tournament in memory of the late John Collins will be held in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Sunday May 12th marking one of the most successful mentors to have been involved in the sport at underage level with the Blues.

Twelve teams from across Clare and Limerick will partake in the minor Camogie tournament at Fr Murphy Memorial Park in Newmarket-on-Fergus the Sunday. Clubs from A, B and C grades will be involved with the first of the games commencing at 1pm followed by finals at 4pm in both the Cup and Shield.

Interested Clubs can register now using the links provided on this page and registrations must be completed by May 1st.


Bookings are now closed

About John Collins


Following an accident, John died in July 2018, his loss is still widely felt in his local community where he was regarded as a gentleman with a smile almost always etched across his face.

John was always in the background of Newmarket camogie. His coaching expertise and his unwavering dedication ensured Newmarket’s underage camogie players were well taken care of. Every player who was coached by John had so much respect for him and he a mutual respect for them. He was involved with many teams, some who even went forward as the Clare representatives in National Féile championships in 2004 and 2005.

John’s wife Noirin and two children Gary and Chloe have been in attendance at our previous tournaments and are so grateful to  have this tournament dedicated in his memory. Chloe welcomed her own baby boy ‘Freddie John’ last year the week after the tournament, making it both a bittersweet but special time for the family. Noirin has fondly told us the past few years of John’s love of coaching. Underage camogie teams and those who knew John knew of his good nature and humour that made those coaching sessions enjoyable for everyone. 

Each year, Noirin tells us John would be embarrassed but proud to know that his love for camogie is being continued in Newmarket Camogie club.