Coley Folan Family Fun Day and Memorial Tournament
This year’s tournament is open to ages U8, U10, U12 and U14, and will be held on Saturday 3 June 2017 at Pairc na hEireann, Bickenhill Lane, Solihull B92 0DB, West Midlands.
As you will be aware, Sean McDermott’s suffered a huge blow in July 2013 with the loss of Coley Folan. Many tributes have been paid to Coley from across the GAA world; he is remembered by many as an outstanding player, committed manager, mentor and good friend to many.
Coley was a true Gael, upon hanging up his boots he became involved in Sean McDermott’s underage set up by mentoring younger players. At the time of his death, Coley was the manager of Sean McDermott's under 16 team which included his son Cianan, a team he had mentored from under 10. Coley was also the highly regarded senior manager, having had involvement with many of the current senior players through the youth set up.
Coley brought enthusiasm and passion to the game as well as huge knowledge and understanding. He was an excellent role model to young and old. Coley also had a fantastic sense of fun; there was always plenty of craic when Coley was around!
This year’s tournament is a fantastic opportunity to bring together the GAA community, with clubs attending from around the country who share the same spirit and commitment that Coley gave to his club and sport. Like all previous tournaments we promise this to be a fantastic family day and donations will be made to charities chosen by the Folan family, from monies raised.