Glór an Pasáiste Book Launch: Passage West GAA Club
A treasure trove of stories, match reports, evocative photography, famous wins, club events and statistics on the history of Passage West GAA Club over the last 15 years is now available to the public thanks to the publication of a new book Glór an Pasáiste.
The publication paints a vivid social as well as a sporting picture and has something for everyone to enjoy. The decision to publish the book arrives at a timely moment with Passage having been recently crowned Seandun Junior A Hurling Champions for the first time in their history. It was a day that will live long in the memory of everyone associated with the club.
This edition of Glór an Pasáiste continues a rich tradition of documenting the history of the Passage Club. Sean Geary published the first edition back in 1966 and continued doing so till 1969. Matt Ahern, Tommy Lester, and Paddy O’Mahony were the next to take up the baton publishing editions in 1979 to 1984.
Present author John O’Connor closed a 20-year gap in 2004 and also completed another edition in 2005. Matt Ahern published a full history of the Club in 2006 and his work won the National McNamee award the following year. This is the only time a Cork Club have won this award in the club history section.
This year’s book details how our club continues to evolve and the significant changes it has undergone in recent times. The development of our new main pitch which will be open in May 2022, our extended astro turf hurling wall facility and a huge increase in particular in our Pasaiste Óg, Camogie and Ladies Football membership.
Other Chapters of interest cover topics our County Final victories, the club’s National School Coaching Programme, City Championship wins and losses, Club volunteers, Cork representatives, Club Legends, visits of oversea clubs, club trips and a number of great photo galleries.
The 200 page Book is available in local shops for €20 and makes a great gift for people near and far. There are only a limited number of books printed so make sure and get one early to avoid disappointment.