Golden Memories Night at Glen Rovers GAA Club, Cork for Martin
O’Doherty of Cork Hurling Fame
On Friday 29th September at Glen Rovers GAA Clubhouse, Cork, Irish exile in Los Angeles since 1981 and former Cork All Star hurler, Martin O’Doherty, was the recipient of a dual presentation in recognition of his hurling career with Glen Rovers and Cork.
Martin was the Cork captain in 1977 when Cork claimed their second title en-route to winning 3 All Ireland senior hurling titles in a row 1976/77/78. As a full back par excellence, Martin won 3 All Star awards and hurling’s history books record the Glen Rovers No.3 as one of the greatest ever full backs.
Glen Rovers marked the Ruby Anniversary of Martin’s 1977 Cork captaincy and the club also recognised the participation of another three Glen players associated with the 1977 Cork team.
Denis Coughlan, Pat Horgan and the late Cork dual inter county player, Teddy O’Brien, were also panel members of that historic Cork team.
Presentations were made to all four Glen Rovers players and that was followed up by a further presentation to Martin O’Doherty by Derry JF Doody of All Ireland Hall Of Fame Online Gallery, who in a personal tribute to Martin, recorded his magical journies wearing the Glen Rovers and Cork jersies, as one of counties greatest ever dual players.
The story of Martin O’Doherty’s hurling life is now preserved around the globe for current and future generations of GAA fans and as Martin left his native shore once again for Los Angeles on Monday 2nd October 2017, his flight home was filled with many nostalgic memories of a short vacation in his homeland of Cork city.
Derry JF Doody