2014 – Davie Sheedy:
2013 – John Sweeney:
2011 – John Joe Harding:
2007-Fr Billy Donovan
2006-Bro John Burke
On Friday night 4th April 2006 at Irwin’s Corner House Bar Shanballymore GAA Club presented the hall of fame award to Jerry Sheedy. This event recognises outstanding service and is much coveted. It was particularly poignant for Jerry as his late father Jerry Snr is a past hall of fame recipient. The perpetual trophy and piece of crystal Jerry gets to keep was presented by Tim Fitzgibbon, Chairman of the club
In his address Tim said Jerry, who isn’t a native of Shanballymore was and continued to be a tireless worker and a devoted clubman, Tim went on to outline Jerry’s playing career which started at juvenile level in 1954 and reached a highpoint 11 years later when he
lined out on the 1965 team that beat Hazelwood in the North Cork hurling
final. This was to be his only North Cork medal and he officially hung up his boots in 1980.
Since then Jerry has been actively involved with a variety of teams as well as helping out in the day to day running of the club. The fine state of the pitch in Shanballymore is due to his input and whatever needs to be done, Jerry is always a willing and able volunteer.
A man who doesn’t seek the limelight, Jerry said he was honoured to accept the same trophy his father received in 1978 and thanked everyone involved in organising the night. Trying to emulate the success Shanballymore had achieved in his fathers time wasn’t easy but he and his comrades did their best Jerry said. He thanked his family for their support and reserved a special word of gratitude to his wife Margaret.
Now a dyed in the wool Shanballymore man the story goes that Jerry’s mother wanted him to play with Killavullen, however a wrong turn en route to the GAA field in Killavullen led him to Shanballymore and the rest as they say is history!