History was made as Courcey Rovers joined the senior camogie roll of honour

History was made as Courcey Rovers joined the senior camogie roll of honour

Courcey Rovers celebrate their win in the Cork Camogie Senior Club Championship final at Castle Road. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

COURCEY ROVERS captain Karyn Keohane led the celebrations at Castle Road as the South East club made history on the big stage.

Having lost to Inniscarra two seasons ago, Courceys had no shortage of motivation here and once they settled drove home their advantage with a flurry of goals.

“I’m honoured and privileged to captain my club and to lead this fantastic group of girls to our first senior championship title is something I will always cherish,” said Keohane.

“This win is just not about today it’s about years and years of hard work and dedication by so many people to promote and keep camogie alive in our area.

“There are so many people I could mention, but it’s just to say this win is for every person who has worn the Courcey jersey, it’s a dream come through to see our club go onto the Cork roll of honour to join the names of all the great clubs who have won the title and we are really thrilled to have finally got over that line.”

 Fiona Keating, Courcey Rovers, battling Aine O'Regan and Aoife Kavanagh, Inniscarra. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Fiona Keating, Courcey Rovers, battling Aine O'Regan and Aoife Kavanagh, Inniscarra. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

Keohane has served the club down through the years with huge determination and having lost out to Inniscarra two years ago she said they could not have met a better challenge.

“We were so disappointed two years ago we lost out to a great Inniscarra side but nerves played a part that day.

“Today we said we would not allow ourself to fall into the same trap, we were going to play to our strengths and even if they went ahead we would not let ourself panic and I think we did just that. They went five points ahead, but we showed great character to get into the game.”

The win will do a huge amount for the club and they are looking forward to representing Cork on the provincial stage.

“It will keep the season going for us and hopefully we can drive it on and do Cork proud, for our club, it is a huge boost and it will help promote camogie for all the young girls who are coming through.”

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