LIMERICK legend Eamon Cregan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the GAA Museum at Croke Park this Monday.
Cregan enjoyed a 19-year inter-county hurling career, winning practically every hurling honour at senior level – four Munster championships, a National Hurling League, an Oireachtas medal, four Railway Cups and three All-Star Hurling Awards.
Of course, he starred on the Limerick team that won the 1973 All-Ireland - memorably switching from a forward role to No6 during the game. Tributes to Cregan were led by Claughaun GAA chairman John O’Brien at Tuesday’s County Board meeting.
“I would like to congratulate Eamon on his award on behalf of Claughaun GAA club. He has always been a great ambassador for our club and Limerick,” said O’Brien.
Limerick GAA chairman Oliver Mann echoed the words of John O’Brien. “We are privileged to have someone of Eamon’s stature still involved with Limerick hurling - not only with Mary Immaculate but also he is a selector with our county minor hurling team.”
Just hours after receiving his Hall of Fame award, in his 20th season as manager of the Mary Immaculate College senior hurlers Eamon Cregan has guided them into the quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup for the first time.
Cregan has guided the South Circular Road Third Level College throughout his inter-county managerial roles with both Limerick and Offaly and prior to this season Mary Immaculate had won three Ryan Cups under his reign.
Next Tuesday they will join Limerick IT and the University of Limerick in the quarter-finals of the Higher Education championship.