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Milltown GAA Westmeath

03/06/18
On Wednesday the 6th of June the annual Iggy Fulham memorial football tournament takes place in Sean Doolin Park Milltown. This is attended by over a dozen national schools from Westmeath and is coordinated by the Fulham family and Westmeath coaching and games development committee.

Since it's inception 10 years ago, the event has been organised by PJ and Maureen Fulham in memory of Iggy who passed away at a relatively young age following a short illness. On the day there are two competitions in his memory, the Iggy Fulham Memorial Tournament which comprises of teams from larger national schools and the Iggy Fulham Memorial shield which comprises of smaller schools. The tournament has been played in Milltown each year and are always hugely enjoyable days for the kids and teachers alike.

Iggy and indeed his father PJ have had a long association with Milltown GAA where they have officiated at home games for Milltown and even many decades ago when the when the club played all their home games in Colonel Bellingham Fields, the old home of Milltown GAA.

In the later years of his association with Westmeath GAA, Iggy returned to the National school to conduct the Coaching clinics to the various classes of boys and girls in National Schools when working as a GAA development course with Westmeath GAA. He was held in exceptionally high regard by both teachers and pupils, so it is an honour and privilege for the Milltown club to be associated with the memory of a fine GAA person who was such an immensely pleasant and accommodating individual.

Attached photo, pictured after a game he officiated at in Croke Park is Iggy and his umpire's and linesman in 1983, back row left to right Jim Dalton, Johnny Flynn, Michael Quinn and Christy Heffernan front row left to right Pat Hughes, Iggy and Kieran Hogan

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