Wicklow Camogie Management have named a strong team to take on Waterford in tomorrow’s Walsh Park clash in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Championship. Wicklow had an opening round defeat to Offaly but the never say die attitude and the performance of the team in that game gives great reason for positivity heading into tomorrow’s clash. Camogie has long been the forgotten code in the Garden County but these ladies are doing great work to improve the standard of Wicklow Camogie and the work being put in by so many behind the scenes is what will ultimately keep Wicklow Camogie on its upward trajectory and huge credit must go to them all. Our Wicklow Ladies can hopefully go one better than last week and get a win over the Deise in their own back yard💪💙💛 We had a chat with Wicklow’s joint captain Aisling Shannon about the squad and the work being put in:
We are a very young team and we are using this year to try and build a stronger panel for next year. We haven’t had a junior team for more than two years so this year is a new experience for a lot of the players with a good few stepping up from the minor ranks. We played Louth in the junior Leinster championship final and we were delighted to come out on top on the day. The standard of the championship this year is extremely high and we are coming up again teams with much more experience. We are always trying to improve on our last performances and hopefully this will stand to us in future matches. The joint captains are Laura Manley and Aisling Shannon and managers are Ger Redmond, Kevin Byrne and Breda Donnelly. Ger is a funny character and knows how to have the craic, he always sees the brighter side to a bad day out while Kevin also keeps it light hearted but he is the more serious one at matches. Breda Donnelly is the development officer and has been there from the start and is always there to help us out! Our teams main scorer is Laura Manley. Katie Daynes is very strong at full back and has no bother catching balls left right and centre 😂 You’d have to be fairly on the ball to get past her. We have two training sessions a week on Monday and Thursdays. We are always looking for more players to come join and have a go at putting wicklow camogie on the map.
The Wicklow Squad to face Waterford: