A dedication to Donal O'Donoghue
February 18, 2018
DONAL O DONOGHUE - RIP
Neptune Basketball Club was founded in 1947, with Donal being one of the founder members. Donal played on the first club team and from the very beginning, involved himself wholeheartedly in the administration of the club.
His commitment to administration saw Donal occupy many positions in Irish Basketball including, Chairman Neptune Basketball Club, Chairman Cork County Board, Chairman Munster Council, Chairman National Executive, President Neptune Basketball Club.
Donal realised from the beginning that a solid foundation was paramount in terms of creating a sustainable club and a solid constitution and bylaws that governed the club from the outset - a foundation that stands the club in good stead to this day.
Donal also realised that a strong juvenile section of the club was essential and helped put the structures in place to achieve this.
He encouraged younger members to take responsibility for the running of the club and helped many people who took up the task of running the club over many years.
Neptune Basketball Club has long been a beacon on the North side of Cork City, allowing many thousands of young people enjoy the sport of Basketball and will continue to do so - this is Donal's legacy.