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Local football field to be named after five-time Grey Cup winner

A motion, put forward by  councillor Marcus Tignanelli, will ask council this Tuesday to the name the football field at the Steve Omischl Sports Field Complex, Mike O’Shea Field'
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North Bay native Mike O'Shea has won five Grey Cups, and now the City is going to name a local football field in his honour.

See: North Bay's O'Shea hoists the Grey Cup again

O'Shea won the cup last season as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

It was the former Widdifield Wildcats star linebacker's fifth Grey Cup, one as a head coach, three as a player, and another as a special teams coordinator of the Toronto Argonauts.

A motion, put forward by  councillor Marcus Tignanelli, will ask council this Tuesday to name the football field at the Steve Omischl Sports Field Complex - “Mike O’Shea Field.” 

O’Shea played in the CFL for 16 seasons for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Toronto Argonauts winning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award.

He is also a member of the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Tignanelli's motion calls O'Shea "an exemplary role model for all youth everywhere," adding, "his long list of achievements have always made his hometown extremely proud."

O’Shea will enter his seventh season as Bombers head coach this season.

The Sports Complex was named after Canadian freestyle skier Steve Omischl. The four-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympian who was born in North Bay and trained for his athletic career in the city.




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