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Camogie players reflect on the 2018 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League ahead of the final

As the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League final is on the horizon, we asked players for their standout moments from the League season so far. Although we’ve been impressed by the sheer skill displayed by all counties, players and teams have their own personal moments that meant a lot to them.   Cork’s Ashling Thompson “For…

Launch Of The 2018 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues 10/1/2018
Launch Of The 2018 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues. Phot credit: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

As the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League final is on the horizon, we asked players for their standout moments from the League season so far.

Although we’ve been impressed by the sheer skill displayed by all counties, players and teams have their own personal moments that meant a lot to them.

 

Cork’s Ashling Thompson

Cork Camogie star Ashling Thompson. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Cork Camogie star Ashling Thompson. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

“For me it’s probably just been certain passages of play.

Waterford’s Brianna O’Regan

Waterford
Waterford’s Brianna O’Regan. Photo credit: Inpho/ Dan Sheridan

“The standout moment for me personally was when we played Clare and we all glued together as a team. Our work rate and enthusiasm that day was phenomenal. We were winning and Clare came back on the attack. They got a goal and we went back down and got a few points over the bar. We got the draw, it was the best result for both teams that day.”

 

Limerick’s Sarah Carey

Limerick's Sarah Carey. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Limerick’s Sarah Carey. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

“Definitely the comeback from the Dublin game! We were down by seven points at half time and coming back from that was super. Dublin had a amazing championship campaign last year, so we really feared them going into the match. We were asleep for the first ten minutes, to then come back and draw the game. It gives you more confidence to go and do it again, believing that you can do it, rather than putting your head down and thinking that the day was over.”

 

Galway’s Sarah Dervan

Galway's Sarah Dervan. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Galway’s Sarah Dervan. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

We have a girl that’s breaking onto the team now this year, Niamh Hanniffy, she is pulling up in full forward. She has been brilliant up there, she got two goals against Offaly, and she set up two goals for Ailish O’Reilly against Wexford. Watching her develop has really been unbelievable and seeing her confidence grow for herself has been great. She has always been good enough, she just always doubted herself. For us as a team, it’s brilliant to see somebody coming up like that, and standing up and being counted.”

 

Kilkenny’s Shelly Farrell

Kilkenny's Shelly Farrell Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Kilkenny’s Shelly Farrell
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

“The match we lost to Limerick gave us more of a boost to go into the Meath match then. It gave us more fire in our bellies so I think with the loss is after teaching us a lot, it’s great to have it at that time of the year.”

 

 

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Pippa Doyle

Pippa Doyle is a Sponsorship Executive at Littlewoods Ireland. She is a pop culture fanatic, avid Instagram scroller, and tea drinker; with a love of all things GAA, fashion, and chocolate. You will often find Pippa on the side lines of a GAA pitch!

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