The untimely death of Teddy White has shocked us all, especially those who played hurling and football with him at under age level with Shamrocks. Teddy was a member of the Shamrock Under 14 Football team that made history in 1972 by winning the first ever County title at that level.
The White family had a farm at the Tower in Ringaskiddy and their lands skirted the shores of Loughbeg. De Puy and Pfizer are now located there. Hugely popular in the area, the children attended Ringaskiddy National School. Industrialisation forced them to move out and the family set up their new home in Bishopstown. It was a sad day for our community when the Whites and so many other great families were forced out to make way for industrialisation.
We all mourn Teddy’s passing and another link with our rich past has gone to his reward.
We extend our deepest sympathies to his brothers Alan, Pat, Justin, sisters Mary and Breda and extend family and friends.He was predeceased by his parents Paddy and Noreen.
Suaimhneas Siorai dá nAnam.
For the record, Shamrocks won the South East and County football titles in 1972. The Under 12 Team also won the South East Title. The Under 14 team were trained and coached by Pat O’Neill. The following were the lads who made up these teams.
Denis Barry, Kieran Barry, Kevin John Barry, Ronald Sisk, Christy O’Sullivan, Teddy White, John Dineen, John Brady (Under 14 Captain), Jimmy Cowhig, Oliver Carroll, Eddie Hanley, Declan O’Neill, Pat Cusack, Gene Coughlan, Jim Ronayne, John Frizelle, Neil O’Sullivan (Under 12 Captain), Richard Jordan, Vincent O’Donoghue, John Hickey, Gerard O’Sullivan. Willian Ashman played in the earlier rounds and was sidelined for most of the season with a broken leg.