Courcey Rovers forward will captain Cork camogie team in 2021

Linda Collins will lead the line and the Rebels this season
Courcey Rovers forward will captain Cork camogie team in 2021

Linda Collins, Courcey Rovers, shoots from Laura Hayes, St Catherine's, in the Cork camogie championship last summer. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

CORK County Camogie champions Courcey Rovers have named Linda Collins as Cork senior captain for the 2021 season.

The powerful corner-forward will lead the challenge to bring the O’Duffy Cup back to Leeside for the first time since 2018.

Collins first come to prominence as a young player with Courceys' underage teams and her potential was quickly spotted as she graduated to the Cork U16 and then the minor squads. She quickly became a player to keep an eye on. 

Fast to the ball her reaction time is superb and her movement when in possessions makes her a handful for any defender. 

Collins has a wonderful eye for goal and once in possession is very hard to stop moving at lightning speed. She has a deceivingly fast and skillful burst of speed.

She is no stranger to All-Ireland finals having played in minor and intermediate deciders before winning her first senior medal in 2018, in dramatic circumstances, as an injury-time Orla Cotter free proved the winner for Cork.

Linda is teaching in Summercove National School and helped her club Courcey Rovers take their first senior county title contributing 1-5 of her side's tally as they brushed aside the challenge of Inniscarra to be crowned champions for the first time in their 21-year history.

Collins after the defeat to Kilkenny this season. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Collins after the defeat to Kilkenny this season. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

She began her camogie career in Ballinaspittle National school where along with most of her classmates she went on to join the local camogie club. 

Despite the family having no real connections in the game, Linda, her sister Theresa and brother Liam became deeply involved in playing with the club. Their mum Geraldine is now also very much involved and is a member of the club's committee and has also acted as a delegate to the county board.

Courcey Rovers mentor Kevin Hannon said they were delighted to put the name of Collins forward as captain of Cork.

“We are delighted to nominate Linda as captain of the Cork senior team for 2021," Hannon said. "It is a huge honour for our club as county champions and we wish her and the team well in the season ahead.

"She will do a great job for the team."

More in this section

Sponsored Content