Saturday 17 August 2019

Champs put Co. Wexford (and camogie) on the map

WASN'T IT just fantastic to see the Wexford girls securing three in a row in the camogie AllIreland. The victory has given the entire county a lift.

A striking thing since the game was the number of people who mentioned the victory to me on discovering I was from Wexford. This I think is a further indication that as a sport camogie has really clawed its way to centre stage and is now seen as a sport on a par with hurling and gaelic football, something which was not the case in the past.

The current crop of very successful girls can certainly take some credit for this achievement because the skills they have displayed in each of the past three years have been fantastic, but of all the games I really thought they came into their own on Sunday week.

They deserved the great coverage they received in the media after the game and the tremendous reception which the people of Wexford afforded them on their return to the county.

Of course the big question on everyone's lips is why we can't replicate some of the girls' success with the guys. Indeed, I have even heard it suggested that a few of the girls could be drafted into the men's side to give them a bit of long range accuracy and added passion.

I assume it's passion for hurling they are talking about!

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