Mayor Higgins praises skill and achievement of All-Ireland Camogie Champions

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Mayor Higgins praises skill and achievement of All-Ireland Camogie Champions

Mayor of Galway City Cllr Clodagh Higgins paid tribute to the skill, talent, and teamwork of the Galway Intermediate Camogie Team at an event this week.

A Mayoral Reception was held for the victorious Camogie team on Monday, celebrating their All-Ireland victory last month.

The Galway women claimed the title with a 0-13 to 0-11 victory over Cork in Croke Park.

Speaking about the significance of this achievement, Mayor Higgins commented, “Following in the footsteps of our ancestors 3,000 years ago, most of us in the room will have had a go of a camán and sliotar at some point in our childhoods”

She added that, “very many of us will soon have realised that it takes hours of practice, and innate natural athleticism, and sporting prowess to make that sliotar go where we want it to.”

“The Camogie team being honoured today have mastered this skill. They have also mastered teamwork and strategy, and shown determination and tenacity on the pitch.

“For every young girl in Galway running around a GAA pitch tonight – you are an inspiration.”

“When you ran onto the pitch in Croke Park, you showed them what can be achieved by the women of Galway in sport. You walked on to the national stage, played like champions, and were rewarded with victory.”

Galway Daily sport Mayor Higgins praises skill and achievement of All-Ireland Camogie Champions

The Mayor recognised the achievements of the Manager Cathal Murray, and the management team who supported the team to victory, and thanked the families of the players for their support.

The Team Captain, Lisa Casserly; Cathal Murray, Team Manager, and Brian Griffin, Chairperson, Galway Camogie, also spoke on the day.