Ballybricken-Bohenmore's Nicky Grene scored two goals as his team beat Hospital-Herbestown 3-5 to 1-7 in the Limerick Junior B Championship this past weekend.
The 64-year-old wasn't done there. He proved he can create goals as well as score them as he assisted the other. With his latest performance, he definitely is a role model for the young lads on the team.
Hail Hail!!!! https://t.co/6tsDiByKlb
— Ballybricken Bohermore GAA (@BallybGAA) October 18, 2022
Hurling For Six Decades
Nicky first started hurling for his club in the 1960s and has been involved with the club since. In the 1980s, he moved to Massachusetts in the USA, where he along with his cousin John O'Dwyer set up their own GAA club, Worcester Fenians. Thirty years after he founded the club, Nicky's son Conor emigrated and is playing both hurling and football for them.
However, he and his family returned to Ballybricken at the start of the 1990s, setting up his own business, Grene Sportsground. He was delighted to be back and immediately started hurling with the club again. The hurler is passionate about many sports including cricket, rugby and soccer and feels lucky to be involved with them through his business.
In 1994, Ballybricken won the Junior A County Final with Nicky playing as a full forward. He has played in various matches throughout the past decade, keeping a helmet in his van in case he is required. In 2013, a spectator of the opposing team commentated that Nicky must be at least 45. He was delighted to lose ten years!
He is the current groundskeeper at the club and his passion for the GAA is obvious. Club PRO Kieran McCarthy is certain the game at the weekend will certainly not be Nicky's last. In fact, this is the second game he has played this year. He lined out for his club against Ballybrown in May and scored a point. Everyone at his club is said to be extremely grateful and proud that Nicky is a part of their club.