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Sunday 15 September 2019

Ciara's 'Storey' is a real inspiration

There has been a lot of positive comments winging the way of Wexford camogie player Ciara Storey after her interview with Cliona Foley which appeared in the 'Irish Times' last week.

To the uninitiated, the 26-year-old was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015, but that hasn't stopped her from lining out with distinction with club and county throughout the year.

Indeed, she lined out with Wexford in every league and championship game and was only taken off once, in the quarter-final of the latter competition against Tipperary.

Ciara is in remission at the moment, and her illness came as another shattering blow to the family as her younger brother, Martin Og, had been diagnosed with cancer in his mouth just one year earlier.

Happily, he was able to return to hurling after surgery, and was used regularly as an impact substitute in the Oulart-The Ballagh forward line this year.

As for Ciara, her sunny disposition in the face of such adversity has drawn the admiration of people far and wide.

Fair play to her for proceeding with such a positive attitude, and here's hoping she will continue to display her undoubted camogie ability with Oulart-The Ballagh and Wexford for many years to come.

Wexford People

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